just a quickie tonight (fnar) cos i’m just heading out. made a beautiful Ani Phyo recipe tonight with oodles of sea weed.
1 cup kelp noodles (these need to be soaked a couple hours in citrus juice mixed with water to soften them), 1 cup arame, 1/2 cup DULSE, 1 cup mixed organic greens, 1/2 cup basil – MIXAMATOSIS in a big bowl
Blend 2 tbsp almond butter, 1/3 cup coconut butter, 1/2 red chilli, 1 tsp coriander powder, juice of 1 lemon and pinch salt.
Add to the seaweed and gie it a good mix. Marvellous. I had it with Green Smoothie crackers.
Seaweed is ridiculously good for you – check it out*
- According to Seibin and Teruko Arasaki, authors of Vegetables from the Sea, “All of the minerals required by human beings, including calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, iron, and zinc are present in sufficient amounts. In addition, there are many trace elements in seaweeds.” Edible plants from the sea also contain important vitamins including vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), B1, B2, B6, niacin, vitamin C, pantothenic acid, and folic acid. Analysis has shown trace amounts of vitamin B12, which rarely occurs in land vegetables.
- Sea vegetables classified as brown algae, including arame, hijiki, kombu and wakame, have been shown to cleanse the body of toxic pollutants. Specifically, scientific research has demonstrated that these plants, which are abundant in alginic acid, bind with any heavy metals in the intestines, render them indigestible, and cause them to be eliminated from the body.
- Seaweed feeds the shafts and the ducts of the scalp to help improve the health of the hair. It has been said that the thick, black, lustrous hair of the Japanese is partly due to their regular diet of brown sea vegetables such as arame. Research has shown that minerals are important to healthy hair growth, and arame has a high mineral content.
- Other health benefits, according to Carlson Wade’s book Health Secrets from the Orient, include regulating the hormones, enriching the bloodstream, assisting in metabolism, promoting a youthful skin color, and helping to warm the body to promote mental youthfulness.
See? So good they should have an OBE. Here’s the link to Ani’s recipe
Decided I don’t eat nearly enough seaweed. Going to up my intake for sure.
Er, also had my usual GREEEEN juice today, choc and hemp almond milk and the rest of my oh my goji choc I made yesterday.
Need to write a blog about my wild edibles I planted. Hmm, going down south tomorrow for work for a few days so prob won’t be till next week sometime. sod it 🙂
No exercising today cos I couldn’t be arsed frankly so here’s a wee tune anyway
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