Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Power of Peas

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Children cry at the sight of them, while mom's try to hide them in mashed potatoes.  I remember it well, I begged my mom not to make me eat them,  I could not swallow a spoon full of peas, my throat just wouldn't open.  But now, I love peas, especially with vegan butter, salt and pepper mixed with home-made mashed potatoes.  Peas just weren't getting any respect.
There is a "pea revolution" going on.  Pea protein is high in muscle building in BCAA, branch chain amino acids, but is considered an "incomplete" protein because it is low in methionine and tryptophan.  Luckily "incomplete" proteins can compliment each other to provide all the necessary amino acids.  Research has shown that if you are eating a variety of sources throughout the day, it all evens out.  Also pea protein is naturally free of dairy, nuts and gluten, making it perfect for those with allergy or dietary restrictions.  And it is easier on the digestive system than dairy-based proteins.  Plant-based proteins are more sustainable than animal-derived ones, making it another great reason to chose pea protein.  They use less water, fortify the soil and use less energy resources to produce.
These sweet little orbs are packed with vitamin K and soluble fiber which can lower cholesterol and help you lose weight by making you feel full and satisfied longer.
Beyond Meat's Beast Burger  has 20 grams of protein derived from pea isolates per burger.  If you haven't grilled one of these, you simply must.  You will be totally surprised and your carnivore friends might look at 'veggie' burgers in a new light.

3 Ways Protein-Packed Peas Are Winning Over Hearts, Minds and Taste Buds Everywhere

Animal agriculture is not sustainable and we must switch to a plant-based food system.  Want to help reverse global warming?  Try adding this food group to your diet.

We all know how expensive protein powders cost, mostly because of the process to obtain the protein isolates.  But here is a way to save money by making your own powder:
From Scratch Powder
3/4 cup chia seeds
3/4 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
3/4 cup hemp seeds
3/4 cup flax seeds

Grind all seeds in a food processor until a fine powder is formed.
Store in a airtight glass container.
This makes 8-1/4 cup servings. Use it in baked goods, soups, sauces or smoothies.

Have a great week.
Be kind.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Recommended Reading 07/07/2019

It's reading time!  These are my favorite posts to do.  Knowledge is power.  Being able to share the articles and videos I come across is fulfilling and I hope you enjoy.  I hope they open your minds to new ideas and solutions to any issues you personally might be encountering.

We should all know by now that we are in a climate emergency.  The world is changing and we need to drastically change the way we are living our lives.
Climate crisis: Europe's cities dangerously unprepared for heat wave hell
 Alaska Heat Wave  It was 90' in Anchorage, Alaska on July 4th.
The youth will show the way: Greta Thunberg on igniting an Environmental Movement.
Even the world's investors are demanding action: $34 Trillion
Fresh water discovered under the North Atlantic.
The hype around hemp: Hemp is Back

New study shows risks from highly processed foods.
Foggy, Anxious, Irritable? here's what toxins can do to your brain health.
You know it's hot outside: Your Body in Extreme Heat
While you are outside, try these 5 Natural Ingredients you can use as DEET-Free mosquito repellent.
Want to live longer? Welcome to The Blue Zones Life


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