Two Delicious Teas … That Detox Too

Turmeric and Ginger Tea, lovely

Beautiful turmeric is a great detoxifier

Beautiful turmeric is a great detoxifier

If you like curry then you know about turmeric. It’s the orangey-yellowy spice that comes from the plants roots.

Turmeric is excellent for getting rid of toxin build up in your body. It’s rich in antioxidants and it fights those nasty free-radicals. ( I used to be one of those! Now I’m just free, but not easy.)

Use some delicious ginger root and turmeric to make tea and you have a winning combination .

Here’s the recipe:


2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 teaspoon powdered turmeric
honey or maple syrup to taste
Some lemon juice, fresh squeezed is best

6 Proteins that Help You Lose Weight

Do you love protein? Well, why not? I haven’t eaten meat for years but my mouth still waters at just the thought of a bacon double cheese burger.

Protein is good for you. It burns fat and it builds muscle. But you need to get it from the right place

But cheese burgers, steaks, pork chops and bacon are not the only places to get protein. Not only can you get protein from vegetables, the protein you get from them is better for you. New research says that for people who are trying to lose weight the bulk of their protein should come not from meat, but from vegetables.

Here are six vegetables that provide the kind of protein you need to lose weight and build muscle.

Weight Loss Protein Vegetable #1 Chia Seeds

chiaseeds5 grams of protein in 2 tablespoons

Not a lot of protein but they do give you all nine essential amino acids. Great for building muscle. They cook nicely but I prefer to grind them up and eat them raw.

Weight Loss Protein Vegetable #2 Edamane (young soy beans)

8 grams of protein per cup

They have these in the frozen foods section at Safeway and they are just super microwaved. Also rich in amino acids.

Weight Loss Protein Vegetable #3 Hemp Seed

7 grams of protein in 2 tablespoons

No you won’t get addle headed and paranoid if you eat this. Hemp is a close cousin to marijuana but it is not intoxicating. These will not only give you vegetable protein they’ll also help you fight heart disease because they are very high in Omega-3s.

I put them in my bullet blender, break them up and sprinkle on my morning cereal. Tastes good!

Weight Loss Protein Vegetable #4 Quinoa

8 grams of protein per cup

Quinoa is an “ancient” grain that is packed with protein and is also a good source of the amino acid L-arginine which has been proven to help build muscle and reduce fat building.

Again the bullet blender and then Quinoa pancakes.

Weight Loss Protein Vegetable #5 Amaranth

9.3 grams of protein per cup

Another “ancient” grain that is loaded with protein. Amaranth is also loaded with fibre, calcium for your bones and Iron for muscle strength.

The bullet blender again, and then oatmeal with ground up Amaranth on top.

Weight Loss Protein Vegetable #6 Buckwheat

When cooked 3 grams of protein in 1/2 a cup

Buckwheat is packed with fiber and a 1/2 cup will give you 1/2 your daily dose of magnesium.

No need for the bullet this time. Just cook it and eat it with some honey or make Buckwheat pancakes.

Get your protein from these lovely veggies and you’ll not only lose weight faster and easier you’ll live longer to enjoy your slim self.