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Conscious Nutrition

Garden Gifts

BY: Guest Heather Fleming

I am Heather Fleming, a Clinical Nutritionist who is also an emotional eater, recovering perfectionist, and very rebellious with my relationship with food. Instead of obsessing about trying to follow a perfect diet, I created Conscious Nutrition to help people feel nourished both physically and emotionally. 

We are meant to interpret our body’s signals instead of ignoring them and judging our cravings. I believe our bodies, taste buds and senses are giving us a sign to implement more nourishment and support.

Does that mean that chocolate cake every day is what your organs need? Prolly not. But what it may need is sweet.

Conscious Nutrition Taste Buds

Most health care professionals suggest just avoiding sweets so you don’t crave them more. This can be true, however, I haven’t met many people who can never eat sweets again.  Once you eat intensive sweets, you can crave them for the next 72 hours due to your glycogen stores in your liver, blood sugar spike, and insulin receptivity.

I shared a dessert with a friend the other day, it was magical. The next day at about the exact same time, I had a sugar craving. Instead of feeling powerless, eating more sweets, or judging me, I drank heaps of sun tea with lime and honey. Then the next day, it lessened. This has taken me YEARS of practice and heaps of self-compassion. Also, check in with how you talk to yourself during these moments. Would you say these things to a friend? 

Which organ does sweet support? Your nervous system.

And most of us are having some stress issues, so calming our nerves is important. That is why hunters and gatherers found the berries. We needed the sweet.

Conscious Nutrition’s Taste Chart

Next time you are craving sweets, instead of judging and restricting, add nourishment. 

With abundant nourishment,
Heather Fleming, C.C.N.
ConsciousNutrition.com

Download Heather’s complimentary recipe book, The Conscious Nutrition Recipe Book HERE! 

The coupon code is: nourish
https://consciousnutrition.com/nourish-recipe-book/

Enjoy these Smoothie videos offered by Heather 🙂

 

Reset Smoothie

Pumpkin Smoothie

Superfood Gardens that Thrive

Building Projects

Tackling garden projects is always easier when you’re inheriting best practices and lessons learned from people with experience. ​​​And all of us here at Grow Your Own Vegetables would love that for you. Superfood gardening… without all the hard work. Because let’s face it… we are better together. 💚 

The Superfood Garden Summit is starting soon, and once the LIVE Summit begins, it is going to fly by! ​​ 

​​​So let’s get started with your first step here. ​​​​​​Lots of gardeners get this backwards and skip this step… and that’s what creates a lot of extra effort. Yuck! ​​​​​​​Watch this video, get registered and download your bonus eGuide here:  https://superfoodgardensummit.com

Join Stacey and 15 other gardening experts for the 

2021 Superfood Garden Summit

https://superfoodgardensummit.com/

Fresh Spirulina & Oasia Farms: An inspiring and fun superfood!

Garden Recipes

Meet Dale Solomon of Oasia Farms. He has an interesting journey to becoming a farmer and grows a superfood that not many have heard of and one you will love learning about.

Dale’s Spirulina Journey: 

“Throughout my years in college I was deeply invested in environmental work, specifically combating climate change. I immersed myself in a green ecosystem (no pun intended) through a number of university clubs and was eventually introduced to the algae industry. I remember feverishly crunching numbers after class to figure out how many acres of algae ponds it would take to offset our global carbon emissions.

Dale Solomon Image

After graduating from USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering in 2016, I took a job in aerospace. It didn’t take long for me to realize that my career had taken a wrong turn. Making fighter jets for a living didn’t represent the positivity that I wanted to bring to the world, so I made a change. In June 2017, I quit my job and decided to turn all those theoretical calculations I had cooked up in college into a real-life business.

It took almost a year of research and planning, but here we are growing a uniquely nutritious & therapeutic superfood- spirulina. We are so proud of the work that we are doing to improve and nourish the community! Spirulina is the most nutrient dense superfood on Earth and it’s at its best when consumed raw or fresh frozen. Our fresh product is moving the industry away from powdered and processed spirulina to a more bioavailable and palatable alternative. When unprocessed, the nutrients in spirulina are easily digestible, allowing your body to absorb the maximum amount of omega-3, protein, iron, antioxidants, and dozens of vitamins & minerals. Additionally, fresh spirulina has a light creamy texture and a flavor similar to smashed avocado or unsalted cream cheese. Personally, I find this far more appealing than the pungent, ocean smell of powdered spirulina. I think you will too!”

Incorporating Spirulina Into Your Diet: 

Spirulina Shake

Because of its creamy texture and light flavor, spirulina easily blends into countless recipes. Most people use it in a morning smoothie, but if you want to get creative, Dale has tons of ideas on his Instagram page (@oasiafarms) including salad dressings, sauces, yogurt bowls, soups and snacks. You can even use it as an antioxidant loaded face mask! 

Here are some fun recipes from Dale that can be downloaded.

→ Spirulina Guacamole

→ Green Goddess

→ Emerald Treat

→ Spirucado Toast


Join Dale and 15 other gardening experts on the Superfood Garden Summit

https://superfoodgardensummit.com/

Dale Solomon SGS 2021
SpirucadoT oast
Green Goddess
Emerald Treat
Spirulina Guacamole

Superfood Garden Summit – Get healthy and NOURISH yourself with SUPERCHARGED foods grown right at home

Climate & growing conditions

With all the craziness and uncertainty around us, we need activities that ground us and nourish us more than ever.

Gardening lets you regain control of your life, your health, and your happiness. Because even if you could find “fresh” produce at your local grocery store last year… Do you know how fresh and healthy that produce actually was?

All fruits and vegetables start losing precious nutrients as soon as they’re picked! And for some crops, you can be eating them weeks or even months after they were picked.

For example, did you know that most grocery store carrots are 1 to 9 months old depending on when you buy them?

Cold storage does help fresh vegetables last longer. But chemical coatings, gases, waxes, and soy-based proteins are also used to keep produce from spoiling on the long trip from the farm to your table.

And they aren’t very good for your immune system!

The true solution to better health and better food is right in your backyard… gardening! Because gardens HEAL.

When you plant a garden, you aren’t just growing your own food. You’re planting seeds of hope.

Hope for a healthier body with less pain and more energy.
Hope that you can feed your family without worrying about empty shelves at your grocery store.

Hope that you’re healing the planet for your kids and grandkids.

We call them seeds of hope because gardening gives you real, solid proof that you’re taking a step forward to reclaim your health and independence.

Because you can SEE the progress you’re making when your plants grow big and strong. Seeds planted today can be food in just weeks!

Watch this short video to learn how you can bring healing superfoods into your life!

Superfood Garden Summit Logo

Click HERE for more details and to get registered!

Now’s your chance to spread the love of REALLY fresh, homegrown food. Imagine if YOU were the catalyst for your friends and loved ones to start gardening and enjoying an even GREENer lifestyle… How much could that transform their lives?

We’re on a mission to reach 100,000 growers with this summit! Because EVERYONE deserves fresh, organic food for a long, healthy life. Growing your own food is one of the best ways to do just that. 💚  

It would mean so much if you could help us connect with more people who need this vital information. 

Share this link: SuperfoodGardenSummit.com

There are so many problems with our food system. And this is an opportunity to be part of a solution… imagine the impact that this community of 100,000+ growers would have towards an even healthier planet. ;)​​​​​

Superfood Showdown: Which sweetie would you pick?

Garden Recipes

It’s true… I gave up bananas for breakfast years ago. It started as a way to reduce my ecological footprint. After all, bananas are flown in from halfway around the world. In my search to find another breakfast sweetie, I stumbled on an unlikely candidate. Check it out!

Looking for a last minute gifts? Here’s an unusual idea…

Garden Recipes

In my experience fresh food really CAN be contagious… but jumping up and down waving fresh kale in people’s faces doesn’t really help people feel the joy of fresh food for themselves. That joy usually starts when someone experiences fresh-off-the-vine crisp flavors… and then the curiosity builds and they eat more… until eventually, they are hooked! And if they grow the food themselves, it usually speeds up the process. 😉

That’s what happened with me… I wasn’t always a garden fanatic.  It all started when my health took a mysterious downturn.

Watch this video to find out why and to discover a gift that could change the lives of your loved ones forever.

Long-term health and vitality is the best gift to give all the young people in your life.

So here’s a special last minute gift idea:

Give the gift of green this holiday season!

Enroll someone special in the online How to Grow $400 Worth of Vegetables & Herbs in 40 Days class right now. You’ll not only get 50% OFF, you’ll get to join the class, too… free of charge!

Class is just $97 now (for the both of you).

You’ll have so much fun growing together! 🙂

This class walks you through 40 days of growing step-by-step. And because it’s indoor AND outdoor growing, it works in dorm rooms too!

This class empowers your loved ones with life lessons that contribute to their long-term health and happiness. What’s a better gift that THAT!?!

And… it’s all online, which many young people love!