Apple-Berry Topped Sourdough French Toast

Apple-Berry Topped Sourdough French Toast

Fresh organic foods are a great way to start your day. GMO foods compared to organic  foods has a lot of conversation. It is true the vitamins maybe the same, but the phytonutrients  are not. Phytonutrients are produced in the vegetable or fruit to combat insects and infections, the more phytonutrients the better.

Plant foods contain thousands of natural chemicals. As we noted they are called phytonutrients or phytochemicals.”Phyto” refers to the Greek word for plant. These chemicals help protect plants from germs, fungi, bugs, and other threats.

But genetically modified plants have been compromised. How? With glyphosate engineered into the seed, the plant has no reason to fight of infections, and insects. In turn, the plant becomes lazy so to speak, and the phytonutrient production in the plant is much less, meaning less nutrients.

There are more than 25,000 phytonutrients found in plant foods. When you eat or drink phytonutrients, they help prevent disease and keep your body working properly.

Some of the important ones include:

These nutrients act as antioxidants in your body, meaning they tackle harmful free radicals that damage tissues throughout your body. GMO foods compare to non gmo have much less antioxidant abilities.

It only makes since to eat all natural non gmo foods, that have been seeded, grown and harvested organically. To learn more about glyphosate link here to read, What Do You Believe About Glyphosate.

Now for our featured recipe: Apple-Berry Topped Sourdough French Toast.

2 apples, color is your choice

1/2 cup blueberries

2 large eggs

2 large or 4 small slices Sourdough bread

1/4 cup coconut milk

8 ounce coconut water

1 teaspoon tapioca-root

1-2 teaspoons coconut sugar

pecan pieces

large shredded dried coconut pieces

Ingredients above make for 2 servings

straining apple juice pureeCore one apple, leaving skin on and add slices to a Nutri-Bullet, food processor, or blender. Add the coconut water and processes.

Next, over a medium sauce pot strain the pureed apple. Once the juice has drained, save the puree in a glass bowl. Add some lemon juice, and coconut sugar, and you have fresh homemade applesauce. Save in the refrigerator and eat within 3 days.

With the other apple, leaving skin, core, remove seeds, and slice thick pieces into thin slices.

Add apple slices to the sauce pot. Bring apple slices to a soft boil. Next, add tapioca-root to a little water, and stir into sauce pot. Continue stirring until juice thinks some. Do not over boil the tapioca, as it can loss its thickening ability.

Next add coconut sugar and stir in until well combined. Remove from heat and set aside.

eggs and coconut milkBreak eggs into a dish and add coconut milk, and mix together.

cooking sourdough french toastHeat a large ceramic coated skillet over medium heat. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of grass fed butter, and melt. Coat both sides of sourdough slices and add to pan. Cook both sides until golden brown, but not burnt.

Apple-Berry Topped Sourdough French Toast

On individual plates, add 2 slices of cooked bread, and spoon on cooked apples with syrup. Top with 1/4 cup blueberries, pecan pieces, and shredded coconut. Enjoy the start of your day with this all organic breakfast.

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Taming the Flavor of Bitter Greens

Taming the Flavor of Bitter Greens There are literally hundreds of different types of greens that are categorized as bitter greens. They all have flavors that are mild to strong, some are intensely peppery, almost spicy, while a few are slightly sweet.

If you have found yourself staying clear of bitter greens because of the flavors, maybe you should give them another chance, because of the new understanding of their health benefits. Many of these bitter greens have disease-fighting phytochemicals like polyphenols, flavonoids, glucosinolates and betalains.

These phytonutrients can help lower your risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Here are some tips for taming the bitter flavor of bitter greens so you can enjoy their healthy benefits.

1. Select young, small leaves, since they tend to be the most tender and milder in flavor.

2. Add a small amount of bitter greens to a dish that has multi-ingredients, like soups, stir-fry’s, casseroles, or salads.

3. The flavor is also tamed by the addition of fat, such as olive oil, avocado oil or butter. Also adding salt from tamri or bacon or sweet flavors from dried or fresh fruit , and including balsamic vinegar.

4. Add a small amount of bitter greens to your smoothies, like bananas, pineapple, berries, as they are good for masking the flavor of bitter greens.

5. Tear the bolder, peppier flavored greens into small pieces and mix them with milder to sweeter leafy greens to liven up salads without being too overpowering.

You may need to acquire a taste for these bitter greens, but with the right preparation you can enjoy them. Even in small amounts, these greens can give big benefits for your body and your palate.

Here are some splendid recipes you could start with to acquire the taste for these healthy foods – bitter greens.

Smoked Turkey, Black Bean, Bell Pepper and Corn Salad

Smoked Turkey, Black Bean, Bell Pepper and Corn Salad with the bitter green Arugula

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Chicken Curry with Mango and Spinach Salad using the bitter green Spinach

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