If you were lucky enough to catch our show today "Natural health and you" you found out how to try to avoid many aging eye problems. We covered macular degeneration (wet and dry) glaucoma, detached retina, and cataracts. One common theme of prevention in all the eye ailments is a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
If you have problems incorporating fruits into your diet, try my recipe for a fruit smoothie.
This is for 2 servings
3/4 to 1 cup real fruit juice
1/2 banana (freeze the other 1/2)
1/2 apple or 1/2 orange or 1/2 cup grapes
2 scoops whey protein
4 tbls lecithin
2 scoops profibe
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
or sub any fruits you want
Blend well, scraping down the blender as needed. Enjoy.
We make the smoothie every other day, just to shake up our day. On the other mornings I make eggs scrambled with assorted cut up vegetables. These are vegetables that I prepared on my food prep day. Ususally I use green onions, assorted colored peppers, and/or potatoes. I will use some meat such as ham, bacon, or sausage. I may or may not use cheese. I find that using the veggies and meats lets me cut the eggs to 2 for the meal.
It incorporate more vegetables into your diet, I recommend the salads in a jar concept.
Be sure you are using a sharp knife to cut your vegetables, and please tear your lettuce, don't cut it. I use Romaine in my jars because it seems to hold up wel
As I mentioned on the radio, here's how to make nut flour. I borrowed this from living paleo.com
Nut flour is a great way to stay paleo and also enjoy certain baked goods. You can purchase nut flour from stores, but you run the risk of it containing wheat byproducts because it is often made in the same factories as wheat flour. It can also be pricey to rely on store bought nut flour, so making your own is generally more economical.
Almonds tend to be the best nut to make flour with, in terms of flavor and texture, nut flour can be made with a variety of nuts, including hazelnuts and almonds.
To make your own nut flour, first begin by washing raw nuts (with their skins, but without their shells) to remove any dirt and debris. After washing, fill a pan to the halfway point with cold water, and then bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the nuts once the water has begun boiling, boil for 10 seconds, and drain. Pour the drained nuts onto a towel and rub them with the towel to remove the skins. After rubbing them with the towel, inspect to ensure all the skins are fully removed.
Place the peeled nuts into a nut grinder, but be sure not to overfill the grinder. A good rule of thumb when determining how much nuts to use, is to remember that 1 cup of uncooked nuts generally equals ¼ cut of nut flour. If you don’t have a nut grinder, you can also use a blender or food processor for this step. Pulse the nuts in the grinder or blender until they start to break apart, and continue grinding them until they are coarsely ground. Do not over-grind the nuts, because this will turn them to butter. If you’re worried about turning your nuts into butter, a good tip is to freeze the nuts before putting them into the grinder or blender.
Add the coarsely ground nuts to a sifter, and sift the flour out. Put the remaining pieces from the sifter back into the grinder or blender and continue until all the nuts have been sifted and ground. Nut flour should be stored in an airtight container, or in a zippered bag in the freezer. Nut flour can go rancid fairly quickly, so when making it, be sure not to make too much.