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Back-to-School Recipes Using NutraCleanse™

Back-to-school often means additional stress for parents. Routines change and schedules shift, and more often than not, this affects meal planning.

But we want to help! (At least in the mornings. The rest is up to you.) 😉

Here are 3 healthy back-to-school recipes that contain NutraCleanse™, which is full of fibre and great to incorporate into anyone’s diet. We hope your kids love them as much as we do!

Back-to-School Beet Pancakes

Recipe adapted from Baby Nosh by Jennifer Browne and Tanya R. Loewen: serves 2

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup gluten-free steel cut oats
  • ¼ cup NutraCleanse™
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 1 small beet; cooked and chopped
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender, and purée until smooth.
  2. Spoon batter onto hot griddle.
  3. Once tops look bubbly and edges are starting to dry out slightly, flip.
  4. Flip once tops of cakes bubble.
  5. When other side is done, remove from heat, allow to cool until just warm, and serve with fresh berries and pure maple syrup.

Pumpkin Cardamom Chia Pudding

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 340 ml. can of pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. cardamom
  • 2 tbsp. NutraCleanse™, divided

Method

  1. Combine chia seeds and almond milk, then place in refrigerator overnight to set.
  2. Refrigerate pumpkin puree overnight, as well.
  3. The next day, combine all ingredients except NutraCleanse™ in blender, and blend until smooth.
  4. Top with NutraCleanse™ (1 tbsp. each) and other garnishes like pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, or pecans
  5. Serve immediately.

Om Oatmeal

Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Comfort Foods by Jennifer Browne: serves 2

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ¼ cup NutraCleanse™
  • 2 tbsp. hemp hearts
  • ¼ cup dried dates
  • 1 tsp. ground flax seed
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • Pumpkin and sunflower seeds to garnish

Method

  1. Throw the first six ingredients into a small stainless steel pot and combine.
  2. Add water to just cover the oat mixture (about 1 ½ cups).
  3. Cook on low-medium heat until water is absorbed; about 5 minutes. (Stir a few times throughout.)
  4. Remove from stove and scoop into two bowls.
  5. Garnish with pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

Enjoy! For more back-to-school recipes, visit our Recipes page on our website. Happy back-to-school!

 

 

3 Summer Recipes Using NutraCleanse™

Summer is almost here, and with it brings sun, sand, water, and generally much lighter food choices. Gone are the months full of stew and chili—bring on salads, smoothies, and fruity concoctions for all ages! To help ring in the new season, we’ve come up with 3 summer recipes you’re sure to love. Here you go:

Tart Summer Smoothie

Between the raspberries, rhubarb, and NutraCleanse™, this smoothie is absolutely packed with fibre and tastes refreshing on a sizzling summer day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup chopped rhubarb
  • 2 spears ripe pineapple
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/3 cup NutraCleanse™

Method

Combine all ingredients into blender, and blend until smooth. Serve immediately, or pour into popsicle molds and freeze for later. If you want this summer smoothie less thick, add more coconut water.

Almond Butter Salad Dressing

This salad dressing is to die for, and is fantastic both as a dressing and as a dipping sauce for such goodies as veggie salad rolls, spring rolls, etc. It’s even great as a spread on wraps and sandwiches, if you want to omit the water. (This just makes it thicker, like a spread.)

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup almond butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small thumb ginger, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup NutraCleanse™
  • Water to thin

Method

Combine all ingredients except water into blender and blend until smooth. Slowly add water to thin dressing to desired consistency. Drizzle over salad, and store extras in refrigerator for up to one week.

Breakfast Parfait

Who doesn’t love a great breakfast parfait?! These are fabulous in the summer, because they’re light and loaded with fibre and protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, divided
  • 1 cup assorted, fresh berries
  • ½ cup granola
  • ¼ cup NutraCleanse™

Method

Stir NutraCleanse™ into granola and set aside. Using two small mason jars, layer the yogurt and berries then top with granola mixture. If you’d prefer flavoured yogurt (such as vanilla or strawberry) over plain, then make that substitution! Enjoy.

So there you have it! 3 summer recipes to try that all contain NutraCleanse™. To find or purchase our product online, visit our website at www.nutracleanse.biz. For more recipe ideas, please visit our Recipes page.

Happy summer!

 

 

How Much Fibre Do Kids Need?

As a parent, you’ve probably asked yourself “how much fibre do kids need?”, right? That’s a good question! Adults need about 35-40 grams of fibre a day, and kids need around 25 grams of fibre.

But do your kids get that amount each day?

There are plenty of foods that are rich in fibre, but kids are picky. Unfortunately, they tend to gravitate towards foods that have been processed or that are nutrient-low because they’ve been artificially  coloured a pretty red, green, or blue. (Yuck!)

Here’s a list of common items kids like to eat that contain almost ZERO fibre:

  • Chicken strips/nuggets
  • Hamburgers
  • Fried chicken
  • French fries
  • Potatoes
  • Potato chips
  • Candy
  • White bread
  • Most crackers
  • Dairy
  • Oils and condiments

So for that kid who’s go-to snack after school is crackers and cheese (seems healthy enough, right?) or peanut butter toast and a cheese string (doesn’t seem too bad), you should be aware that none of those foods contain any fibre (or very, very little).

Here’s a list of foods that DO contain good fibre:

  • Berries
  • Apples
  • Watermelon
  • Broccoli
  • Yams and sweet potatoes
  • Peas
  • Beans
  • Whole grain breads, crackers, and wraps
  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Oatmeal

From the list above, we’re willing to bet your child loves berries, watermelon, and whole grains. By just substituting processed cereal and milk in the morning for oatmeal and berries, you give your child about 25% of their daily recommended intake of fibre—all before school starts!

To make the day’s fibre intake even heftier, try substituting whole grain crackers and wraps for the more processed products in their lunch. You can also add NutraCleanse™ to a fruit smoothie when they get home (another 25% of their fibre intake right there at least), and make sure they have a serving of high-fibre veggies with their dinner.

By doing this, you can feel good about knowing that when someone asks you “how much fibre do kids need?”, you can respond with confidence and know that your child is getting enough!

When in doubt, add NutraCleanse™. It’s made from over 90% ground flax seeds, which are an amazing source of fibre, along with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. To purchase online, visit our website.

3 Ways to Get Kids to Eat NutraCleanse™

Ensuring your child receives a healthy daily dose of nutrients in her diet can be a daunting task. Generally speaking, kids tend to have very particular appetites, tastes, and opinions, and it doesn’t usually support a large serving of greens or grains!

We have mentioned this before (see here): the importance of a healthy diet rich in omega fatty acids and fibre is imperative for kids’ growing bodies and brain development.

NutraCleanse™ can help!

Our dry food product is a unique formulation of flaxseeds and mostly organic (locally sourced) ingredients to provide an excellent source of fibre and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. You can easily sneak NutraCleanse™ into many kid-approved meals and snacks so they can’t taste the healthiness (heaven forbid!) or have any reason to turn it down.

Here are 3 ways to sneak NutraCleanse™ in your child’s snacks and meals today:

Smoothies

Smoothies are a favourite snack choice for kids; probably for the slushy-like, fruity flavours that mask the taste of spinach and other healthy ingredients that were possibly added.

They’re great, because you can throw in whatever ingredients you have on hand, add some liquid, add some ice, and that’s it! There are tons of great recipes for smoothies out there that your kids will enjoy, and it’s so simple to increase the nutritional value of the smoothies by adding ⅓ cup of NutraCleanse™ to them.

Here’s a smoothie recipe from Angela Liddon (author of Oh She Glows) that mimics a chocolate milkshake:

Cheerful Chocolate Smoothie

Add to blender:

  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • ¼ cup avocado
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Very small pinch of fine-grain sea salt
  • 4-6 pitted medium Medjool dates, to taste
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Now add 1/3 cup of NutraCleanse™ (and possibly a splash more almond milk if it’s too thick), put the lid on the blender, and blend on high for 30 seconds. Serve immediately.

Kids’ Oatmeal

Kids love the soft, gooey goodness of oatmeal and it makes for a great breakfast or snack. Avoid buying the prepackaged and processed stuff though; you’ll want all the nutritional benefits of making up your own batch from scratch.

Our tried and true recipe for oatmeal is always a hit with the kids: add 1/3 cup oatmeal to 1 cup cold water in a pot with a dash of salt. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Turn heat down and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add 1/3 cup NutraCleanse™ and stir. Empty into bowl, and serve with honey and milk.

Baking for Kids

Do your kids like cookies? (Silly question, right?)

Our product can be hidden into the goodness of all kinds of baked goods. This is a great one for kids, because you can include them in the process of baking, and talk to them about the importance of following recipes and measuring out ingredients. Kids love to help out in the kitchen, so go ahead and start them while they’re young!

To make a healthier version of whatever you happen to be baking, just add NutraCleanse™! All you need to do is portion out some of the flour. If the recipe calls for one cup of flour, you can use ⅔ cup of flour and ⅓ cup of NutraCleanse. Give it a try in your next batch of chocolate chip cookies or banana muffins!

Sneaking our product into meals and snacks everyday will provide your children (and you) with essential nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy. To learn more recipe ideas or find out where you can purchase our product, feel free to visit our website or watch the video below:

 

 

 

 

 

NutraCleanse Has New Recipes!

Friends! Have you checked out our recipe page lately? After countless requests for updated recipes, we discovered some amazing fall recipes to share you with you.

Check them out:

home-cooked pancakes with apple jam

#1: Falling for Oat Apple Pancakes

(Adapted from recipe in Baby Nosh)

Ingredients

2 cups unsweetened coconut milk

1 cup gluten-free rolled oats

¼ cup NutraCleanse

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla

Pinch sea salt

1 red apple, peeled, cored, and sliced into thin wedges

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients except apples, and stir together until the oats thicken up slightly and everything is well combined.
  2. Grease cast iron pan with coconut oil, and ladle batter onto pan in medium-sized pancakes.
  3. As soon as batter is poured, top with sliced apple.
  4. Flip and continue to cook until golden on both sides.
  5. Serve immediately, allowing to cool slightly before cutting and offering to your little one.

Homemade Autumn Pumpkin Muffin

#2: Sweet Potato Muffins

(Adapted from recipe by Rachel Ray…we also have a favourite version of these muffins from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, It’s All Good.)

Ingredients

1 ½ cups whole wheat flour

½ cup NutraCleanse™

1 tbsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. nutmeg

¼ tsp. cinnamon

2 large, free-range eggs

1 cup milk or unsweetened soy milk

2/3 cup brown sugar

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

1 cup sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed

1 tsp. vanilla

Method

  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven, and preheat to 400°F.
  2. Grease a standard 12-muffin pan with coconut oil, or line with paper liners.
  3. Mix everything together until just combined, taking care to not overmix.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until a fork inserted into the middle comes out clean. (Muffins should have a spring to them when you touch the center.)
  5. Remove from pan and let cool on wire rack.

Pumpkin Smoothie milkshake

#3: Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

(Adapted from recipe by PopSugar Fitness)

Ingredients

½ cup pure pumpkin (canned or freshly cooked)

½ frozen banana

¾ cup vanilla soy milk

¼ cup NutraCleanse ™

1 tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Pinch of ground ginger

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients into blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.

Enjoy!

NutraCleanse™ for Kids

44% of people who use NutraCleanse™ are between the ages of 25 and 44. That means that there are a lot of parents out there who love our product.

So why not give it to your kids, too?

Because NutraCleanse™ is made with whole ingredients, and is mainly comprised of flax seed, it’s a safe supplement to give to children.

Why

Why give NutraCleanse™ to your children? Because chances are, they don’t consume enough fibre. The flax component in our product ensures that your little ones will get the fibre they need, without resorting to over-the-counter alternatives.

Extra fibre can relieve constipation, help create a healthier digestive system, and assist in lowering blood sugar.

How

Three popular ways to sneak NutraCleanse™ into your child’s diet are:

-In a smoothie

-In oatmeal

-In baking

Some people have even told us that they mix it with Nutella and spread it on their child’s toast for breakfast! Get creative, and let your kids reap the rewards.

Recipes

Here are 3 kid-friendly recipes using NutraCleanse™:

CREAM OF WHEAT (WHEATLETS) WITH NUTRACLEANSE™


Add 1/4 cup cream of wheat (sometimes called wheatlets) to 1 cup cold water in pot with dash of salt. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Turn heat down to simmer and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add 1/3 cup NutraCleanse™ and stir. Empty into bowl, cool for a few minutes and serve with honey & milk. Enjoy!

LOW-FAT CRANBERRY ORANGE MUFFINS

  • 2 cups NutraCleanse™
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or 1/4 cup honey as substitute)
  • 3 eggs (or 3 egg whites for a lower fat version)
  • 1 whole washed orange including peel, quartered and seeded
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries

Directions: Combine first 4 ingredients in medium bowl. In blender combine next 5 ingredients, blend on high for approx. 20 seconds. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients and combine. Add dried cranberries, spoon into lightly sprayed muffin tray. Bake at 400 degrees F (375 if using the honey substitute version) for approx. 25 minutes or until slightly browned.

Makes 12 muffins with over 8 grams of fiber each!

NUTRACLEANSE™ SMOOTHIE


Add to blender:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1 slice mango or papaya
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1/3 cup NutraCleanse

Put lid on blender and set speed to ‘high’ for 30 seconds. Enjoy!

3 Easy Back-to-School Breakfasts Using NutraCleanse™

If you’re not back in the swing of back-to-school yet, don’t fret. We all know how hard it can be to fit in a nutritious breakfast when you’re running out the door. Try one of these easy recipes using NutraCleanse™ to start your day off right! Because it’s high in fibre, NutraCleanse™ is ideal to keep you feeling satisfied until lunch time rolls around. Plus, it’s packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, which are perfect for boosting brain power.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Banana oatmeal smoothie

Adapted from My Recipe Peanut Butter Banana and Flax Smoothie

For a breakfast on-the-go, nothing could be easier than a smoothie. Simply pour into a to-go cup, and sip on the way. If you know you’ll be super crunched for time, make sure you prep your ingredients the night before. This satisfying smoothie is made with peanut butter and NutraCleanse™ for the perfect combination of protein, fibre, and healthy fats.

Ingredients

½ cup almond milk

½ cup Greek yogurt

1/3 cup NutraCleanse™

1 frozen banana

1 tablespoon peanut butter (or other nut butter)

Directions

Place ingredients in blender, blending until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add more almond milk until it reaches the right consistency.

Vanilla Almond Overnight Oats

Adapted from Popsugar Overnight Oats Recipe

If you love the energy-boosting power of oats but don’t have enough time to cook oatmeal in the morning, overnight oats are a great option. Simply prep the ingredients the night before, and you’ll wake up to ready-to-eat oats!

Ingredients

½ cup rolled oats

½ cup almond milk

1/3 cup NutraCleanse™

1 tablespoon chopped almond

½ tablespoon sweetener of choice

1 tsp vanilla extract.

Directions

Mix ingredients together in a container (a mason jar works great). Cover, and stick in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, top with fresh berries and extra chopped almonds.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple muffins

Adapted from Vega Apple Streusel Muffins

This muffin is much healthier than one you would find at a coffee shop! Take advantage of apple season with this recipe that is loaded with fibre. Make these on the weekend, and you’ll be ready to go all week long.

Ingredients

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 ½ tsp baking soda

¾ cup coconut sugar

1 Tbsp cinnamon

1/3 cup NutraCleanse™

1 cup almond milk

1/3 cup apple sauce

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 cups diced apples

Chopped nuts for topping

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare muffin tins.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients.
  3. Slowly incorporate wet ingredients into dry ingredients, being careful not to overmix.
  4. Stir in chopped apples.
  5. Pour batter into prepared muffin tins, and sprinkle chopped nuts on top.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool.