Superfoods! Installment 2

Posted by cleancowgirl on August 7th, 2012 |Filed Under Uncategorized |

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Nuts are an excellent source of protein, fiber and vitamin E. Walnuts are the only nuts that contain a significant amount of omega-3s, and are known for their high antioxidant activity. Eat them by the handful, toss them on salads or try this delicious recipe:  noted blueberries is also a super food good for immunity and memory.  This recipe from clean eating magazine.

WALNUT BLUEBERRY BREAD

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 3/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 cup 1% buttermilk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1 tsp orange rind, grated
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup unsalted walnuts, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a nonstick loaf pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, stir together banana, flaxseed, egg whites, honey and buttermilk. In a separate bowl, mix baking soda, salt, flours and orange rind. Combine dry ingredients into banana mixture. Gently fold in blueberries and walnuts. Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes.

Nutrients per 4 x 1/2-inch slice: Calories: 200, Total Fat: 6 g, Sat. Fat: 0.5 g, Carbs: 33 g, Fiber: 6 g, Sugars: 13 g, Protein: 8 g, Sodium: 260 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg

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