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How to Use NutraCleanse™ in Your Holiday Baking

Planning on doing some holiday baking or making pancakes or cinnamon buns on Christmas morning? We have a way to make these yummy dishes healthier: use flax eggs instead of regular ones!

For those of us who are vegan, have high cholesterol, or perhaps just simply don’t have enough eggs to bake with, we have a surprise for you: you can make an “egg” with NutraCleanse™!

Nope—we’re not crazy. Eggs are binders, and when we use eggs in holiday baking, we do it to bind the ingredients together so that our food turns out the way we want it to: delicious.

There are typically two ways to make eggs with water. One involves chia seeds, and one involves ground flax seeds. Guess what NutraCleanse™ is made of? That’s right—over 90% of the ingredients is ground flax!

Here’s how to make flax eggs:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. NutraCleanse™ (or ground flax seeds)
  • 3 tbsp. Water

Method:

  1. Combine binder of choice and water.
  2. Stir together well, then set aside for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Stir once more, then add to baking in place of egg.

That’s it!

The next time you’re stuck for an egg or two while making banana bread, use NutraCleanse™ instead. Here’s our recipe for Vegan Banana Walnut Pancakes, using NutraCleanse™ in place of an egg, to create flax eggs.

Vegan Banana Walnut Pancakes: makes 4 large

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. NutraCleanse
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • ½ cup banana slices
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup

Method

  1. Whisk together non-dairy milk, mashed banana, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  2. Combine NutraCleanse™ and water in small bowl to make your flax eggs, and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. Stir the NutraCleanse™ mixture once more, then add to the wet mixture.
  5. Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet, and mix until just combined.
  6. Melt coconut oil in a non-stick pan (I use ceramic) over medium heat.
  7. Add about a half cup of the batter into the pan.
  8. Flip once bubbles have formed and popped (approximately 23 minutes per side).
  9. Top with fresh banana, walnuts, and syrup.

These pancakes are super easy and yummy to whip up for Christmas morning, and they’ll give your family a healthy head start to the day–because we all know Christmas day is full of indulgence!

Happy holidays, friends! Let us know if we can help you with any other holiday baking recipe ideas by leaving a comment below.

 

All About Super Seeds

In the last few years, ‘superfood’ has become a household term, and often, the lists of these foods include seeds. But why are seeds so nutritionally important?

Well, seeds are kind of like cells: they pack a massive punch in terms of a ton of content within a tiny casing. A single cell contains all of the information necessary for life. Similarly, a single seed contains enough diverse nutrition to sustain life.

Here are some particularly amazing examples of super seeds:

Flax

A great source of soluble fibre, flax lowers cholesterol and makes you feel full longer, which is why adding 1/3 cup of NutraCleanse™ to smoothies can keep you satiated for hours! These seeds are also packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for brain health–especially in children.

These wonder seeds are also associated with boosting eye health, as they can lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration. Studies also show that may help prevent certain cancers.

Fun fact: NutraCleanse™ is comprised of over 90% ground flax.

Hemp

A complete protein, hemp promotes healthy hair and skin thanks to an abundance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Plus, they contain phytosterols, which are plant-based compounds that lower cholesterol.

Phytosterols for the win!

Chia

Chia seeds are super high in iron and folate (both essential nutrients), as well as bone-boosting calcium and magnesium. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids and soluble fibre, which makes them perfect to add to smoothies, granola and salads.

You can also make chia pudding with NutraCleanse™ for breakfast or a snack. Our recipe is HERE.

Sachi Inchi

Although sacha inchi seeds have been cultivated in Peru for centuries, they’re pretty much new to the western health food world. Also called the Inca peanut, sacha inchi is revered as being among the best plant sources of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids.

This equals major brain boosting power packed into a teeny, tiny seed.

Sunflower

These are an excellent source of folate, which boosts immunity, and vitamin E–an antioxidant that protects cells from damage-and may help to prevent cancer.

Sesame

Sesame is one of the oldest oil crops known. High in antioxidants and rich in protein, the seeds are also a source of zinc, which can boost sexual health in men–it helps with testosterone and sperm production!

Pumpkin

Also called pepitas, pumpkin seeds are a tasty source of iron, zinc, B vitamins, magnesium and protein, and have a high concentration of the amino acid tryptophan, which helps lower anxiety levels.

So what are you waiting for? The next time you’re in a grocery store, head to the bulk foods aisle and load up on seeds–you can use them in almost anything, and your body will be sure to thank you.

To order NutraCleanse™ online or find a retailer near you, visit our website. We promise our product will not disappoint–especially when it comes to the nutrients found in its abundance of flax.

5 Fun Facts about Flax Seeds

We know—flax and fun aren’t usually in the same sentence. Right? Well, we decided to change that. Since flax seeds are the primary ingredient in NutraCleanse™, we feel like dishing out some flax love.

Here are 5 fun facts (yes, fun) about flax seeds:

Flax Seeds Will Make You Poop

Yup—that’s because they are super crazy high in fibre. That’s why NutraCleanse™ works so well! The amount of fibre in 1/3 cup NutraCleanse™ is almost 25% of your daily recommended intake of fibre, and that’s why people love our product!

Flax Seeds are SUPER High in Essential Omega Fatty Acids

True story. In fact, they’re SO high in these tiny, amazing goodies, that flax seeds are one of the very best sources for them.

So far, this means that NutraCleanse™ is high in fibre AND in essential omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. #winning

Flax Seeds are Relatively Indigestible Unless Ground

This is also true. You could check for yourself, but we’ll spare you that chore. Like many seeds, flax seeds are hard for your body to digest, so by grinding them, you ensure digestion.

It’s like pre-digesting your food before you eat it! (Sort of…)

Flax Seeds Don’t Have to Be Organic to Be Healthy

These seeds are whole food products, and are sold in both organic and conventional form. How do you know if what you’re purchasing is healthy? Read this article by the Flax Council of Canada.

Flax Seeds Can Mimic Eggs in Making

Are you blown away? These tiny seeds act as binders for baking (like eggs!), so they’re cool for baking if you’re vegan or are just out of eggs.

To read full instructions, read our blog post on Making Flax Eggs with NutraCleanse™.

And now you know SO much more about flax seeds! To try NutraCleanse™, order online at nutracleanse.biz, or find it at a retailer near you. Once you start using NutraCleanse™, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner.

 

 

Making Flax Eggs with NutraCleanse™

For those of us who are vegan, or maybe have high cholesterol, or perhaps just simply don’t have enough eggs to bake with, we have a surprise for you: you can make an “egg” with NutraCleanse™!

Nope—we’re not crazy. Eggs are binders, and when we use eggs in baking, we do it to bind the ingredients together so that our food turns out the way we want it to: delicious. (And identifiable!)

There are typically two ways to make eggs with water. One involves chia seeds, and one involves ground flax seeds. Guess what NutraCleanse™ is made of? That’s right—over 90% of the ingredients is ground flax!

Here’s how to make flax eggs:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. NutraCleanse™ (or ground flax seeds)
  • 3 tbsp. Water

Method:

  1. Combine binder of choice and water.
  2. Stir together well, then set aside for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Stir once more, then add to baking.

That’s it! So the next time you’re stuck for an egg or two while making banana bread, use NutraCleanse™ instead. Here’s our recipe for Vegan Banana Walnut Pancakes, using NutraCleanse™ in place of an egg, to create flax eggs:

Vegan Banana Walnut Pancakes: makes 4 large

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. NutraCleanse
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • ½ cup banana slices
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup

Method

  1. Whisk together non-dairy milk, mashed banana, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  2. Combine NutraCleanse™ and water in small bowl to make your flax eggs, and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. Stir the NutraCleanse™ mixture once more, then add to the wet mixture.
  5. Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet, and mix until just combined.
  6. Melt coconut oil in a non-stick pan (I use ceramic) over medium heat.
  7. Add about a half cup of the batter into the pan.
  8. Flip once bubbles have formed and popped (approximately 23 minutes per side).
  9. Top with fresh banana, walnuts, and syrup.

*Image from food.com.

Sweet + Simple: NutraCleanse™ Ingredients

Added to smoothies or baked goods, NutraCleanse™ is a dietary supplement that is packed with fiber and excellent for digestive health. But a supplement is only as good as its ingredients. Luckily, NutraCleanse™ is full of nutritious ingredients, and we’re all about transparency–you should know what you’re putting into your body, and we want you to know that with our product, it’s only the good stuff.

Let’s take a look at what exactly is in each scoop!

flax

Flax Seed

NutraCleanse™ is made with ground flax; by grinding this tiny seed, it is easier for your body to digest and absorb all those nutrients. In addition to fiber and protein, flax seeds contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for heart and brain health. Also packed into that little seed are lignans, a type of phytonutrient that helps lower cancer risk. Flax seed is also ideal because it contains a mix of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which keeps your digestive system running smoothly, lowers cholesterol, and helps keep you fuller longer. Furthermore, some studies have shown consuming flax to be helpful with hot flashes in postmenopausal women.

psyl

Psyllium Husk

Psyllium husk is a common fiber supplement, making it a great ingredient to up that fiber intake. This increased fiber helps with digestive health and is also helpful in lowering cholesterol to help maintain a healthy heart and prevent heart disease. While some forms of fiber can cause digestive issues if too much is introduced at once, psyllium husk is a bit gentler and has been shown to help with digestive issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

dandelion

Dandelion Root Powder

Though it’s been used for thousands of years, dandelion root is a relatively new health food in North America. It’s great for detoxifying the kidney and liver, improves digestion, and is full of cancer-fighting antioxidants. But, the nutrients don’t stop there! Dandelion root is also high in vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as the minerals zinc, iron and potassium. Due to this vitamin and mineral content, dandelion is sometimes suggestion for treating anemia as well as mood disorders like depression.

burdock root

Burdock Root Powder

Burdock root comes from burdock, a popular vegetable in Asia. Burdock root has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years for supporting lung and stomach health. It’s also great for the skin and hair, helping to ease conditions like eczema, acne, and dandruff. Burdock root is rich in antioxidants—containing even more than most fruits and vegetables—and has been shown to be helpful with detoxifying the blood and liver. Burdock root is also high in vitamin B6, a frequently suggested nutrient for tackling PMS symptoms.

fenugreek seed

Fenugreek Seed Powder

Fenugreek seed is another ingredient found in NutraCleanse™ that’s amazing for your digestion. It’s actually been shown to help slow down the digestion of carbohydrates, which means that sugar is released into your blood stream more slowly for sustained energy. Because of this, it’s a great supplement for those who are pre-diabetic or diabetic. Rich in fiber, fenugreek helps all aspects of your digestion, treating indigestion, constipation, and acid reflux.