121: Good, Bad, Yummy: Best Skin Ever, Moldy Nuts & No-Bloat Hummus

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This Week’s the GOOD, the BAD & the YUMMY!

This is a weekly feature where I share one thing that I’m loving, one thing I’m not, and one simple, SUPER easy, clean-eating recipe. This week’s PODCAST REPLAY recommendation is actually TWO: check out Nadine Artemis giving us incredible tips for Natural Skin Care in episode 068 and how to have really pretty teeth in episode 077. I also mentioned Momsanity’s Natural BCAA Powder in this episode and you can get that here

the GOOD:  best Skin EVER

  • Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever – introduced by previous guest Nadine Artemis of Living Libations, this body and face product is “all-in-one” for cleansing, moisturizing and toning the skin. Ingredients: Seabuckthorn oil, golden jojoba oil, virgin coconut oil, tamanu oil, lavender, vetiver, grapefruit, palmarosa essential oils. Price: ~$30
  • PROMO CODE – save 5% Nadine generously offered a 5% discount on our purchases at LivingLibations.com. Use code ELLA at checkout. You can grab Best Skin Ever, Nadine’s oral care products, plus all of the amazing things we discussed in episode 068 regarding natural beauty options.

the BAD: Moldy Nuts

  • Did you know? You should store your nuts in the fridge or freezer.
  • And, soaking them is actually pretty important (darn it!). Soaking them can drastically reduce the presence of mold (mycotoxins), soothe digestion issues and increase the nutrient absorption by reducing the phytic acid load inherent in nuts and seeds. 
  • According to some immunologists, many people who think they’re allergic to nuts AREN’T. It’s the mold that is bothering them (you can be tested for this by your doctor. I’m not her.)
  • Some experts say that peanuts and pistachios are the moldiest nuts around, followed by almonds and cashews. Whaaaat! 

Soaking & Drying Your Nuts & Seeds

Soak your nuts anywhere from 2-12 hours in warm water with salt. Many people soak their nuts and seeds overnight. 

Dehydrate nuts or seeds at 115°- 125° for 8-10 hours in the oven (or in a food dehydrator). Dehydration prevents the future growth of fungi & mold. In order to prevent mold from resurrection, you must dehydrate the nut or seed completely. Get complete instructions here, or you can always just buy the pricey pre-soaked version.

the YUMMY:  Raw Zucchini Hummus

Kimberly Snyder’s Zucchini Hummus

Ingredients
  • 2 organic zucchini (rough chopped)
  • ¾ cup tahini 
  • 2 Tbs. nutritional yeast
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves 
  • Himalayan sea salt 
 Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in the blender together until smooth
  2. Dip celery, carrots, red peppers, cucumbers and other veggies for a great snack or appetizer – or toss some into salad as a a dressing!

inspired by Kimberly Synder 

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xoxo Ella

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