Why Eat This? New Year’s Healthy Tips and Cinnamon Apple Quinoa with Roasted Cinnamon Honey Walnuts

Figs, Greens, Eggplants and Zucchini Blossoms 

WHY EAT THIS?  I have put together a list for you below. You will see these ingredients in many of the recipes on my blog. Here are a few of them you may want to incorporate in your diet a few times a week. I am breaking these whole foods into three categories, I call them

The Arsenals:

1.The Cleansers

2. The Beautifiers

3.The Inflammation Busters

The Cleansers: avocado, celery, legume, cayenne pepper, cilantro, beets, flax seeds, cabbage, brussels sprouts, lemons, limes and grapefruit. NATURALLY CLEANSE AND SUPPORT THE LIVER, HIGH IN FIBER TO FLUSH OUT HARMFUL TOXINS.

The Beautifiers: carrots, apples, red grapes, extra virgin olive oil, berries, winter squash, sweet potatoes, nuts, dark chocolate and cacao HIGH IN VITAMIN C AND E, BETA CAROTENE, HELPS SLOW DOWN THE AGING PROCESS.

The Inflammation Busters: shiitake mushrooms, salmon, papaya, cherries, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, walnuts, garlic, bok choy. HIGH IN OMEGA-3S, VITAMIN E, HELPS REDUCE INFLAMMATION IN THE BODY AND HELPS PROMOTE A HEALTHY HEART AND BRAIN.  Allow yourself to change the way you eat, eat on purpose and enjoy every bite with great pleasure. How we digest our food is just as important as what we are digesting life.

Cinnamon Apple Quinoa with Roasted Cinnamon Honey Walnuts

Cinnamon Apple Quinoa with
Roasted Cinnamon Honey Walnuts
For Quinoa
2 cup of water
1 cup of Quinoa
1 medium apple chopped ( add at
the end)
1 tbsp. of cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp. of honey to drizzle over
oatmeal, optional
For Cinnamon Honey Walnuts
1/4 cup of organic honey
1/2 tbsp. of cinnamon
2 cups of walnuts or pecans
3/4 tsp. of sea salt

1. Wash the quinoa with water, using a strainer. Drain off the water just like you
do rice.
2. Place quinoa and water in a medium sized saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce to a
simmer, cover, and cook until all of the water is absorbed (about 15 minutes).
3. You will know that the quinoa is done when all the grains have turned from
white to transparent, and the spiral-like germ has separated. While quinoa is
cooking prepare walnuts.
Roasted Cinnamon Honey Walnuts
1. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; grease paper. Set aside.
2. Take the honey and warm it over a double boiler. Using a medium
microwaveable bowl, add honey in the bowl. Add water in a deep sauce pan and
place bowl on top. Simmer the water on low heat, do not allow the water to touch
the bowl. Allow the honey to warm up, 1-2 mins. Stir in cinnamon. Add nuts and
toss to coat; spread on prepared pan. Bake in the oven at 350 F stirring once,
until golden and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Transfer sheet to a cooling rack and
stir; let cool completely (mixture will harden). Break up into bite size pieces and
place in bowl; toss with salt.
3. Stir apples into your quinoa,. Also stir in the tbsp. of cinnamon and a pinch of
4. Add the quinoa to a bowl and add the roasted cinnamon honey walnuts on top and a
drizzle of honey.
You will have more than enough roasted walnuts for another breakfast or you can
toss it over ice cream, cupcakes, even on salads.
I like to add a little warmed almond milk sometimes to this recipe when I want more
of a cereal feel. Also add cranberries or raisin instead of the cinnamon honey
walnuts. It is a great alternative for people with nut allergies.

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