The Healing Benefits of Maca

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HEALING BENEFITS OF MACA

By Derek Henry

We could all use a little more energy, and a root vegetable in the high Andes of Peru just may be your answer. Loaded with nutrients, maca is also considered a medicinal herb and an aphrodisiac. Whatever you decide to use it for, the healing benefits of maca are unmistakeable and should be considered on a daily basis.

Maca nutritional profile

Maca is considered one of the most nutritionally dense superfoods this planet has to offer. The mineral rich soil high up in the Andes, combined with harsh living conditions; create a powerful food with highly adaptogenic qualities.

Just how powerful a superfood is maca? Consider the following:

  • Contains all the essential amino acids and is 14% protein
  • Rich in B-Vitamins, as well as vitamin C and E
  • A good source of copper, iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous, and zinc
  • Rich source of plant sterols

If you would like to add some vegetable protein to your diet that is loaded with minerals, maca is one superfood you should definitely consider.

Healing action of maca

Due to its high vitamin and mineral content, amino acid profile, and the fact that it is a highly adaptogenic herb, maca has many healing benefits to the end user, including:

  • Improving anaemia
  • Reducing chronic fatigue
  • Helps relieve stress and depression
  • Improves libido and fertility
  • Improves menstrual and menopausal conditions
  • Strengthens memory
  • Improves adrenal function
  • Improves skin appearance
  • Natural detoxifier

Maca certainly has a number of healing benefits, but has one major theme in mind – balancing the hormones. It’s known as an endocrine adaptogen, which means it does not contain hormones but rather the nutrients to support their proper production.

It is generally not recommended to take maca while pregnant, or if you have any hormonal related cancers such as breast, prostate or ovarian cancer.

How to use maca in your diet

Maca is commonly available in capsule and powder form, and has a few food applications that accommodate its slightly nutty flavour.

The most common and easy way to use this superfood is in your daily smoothie. Not only does it add a protein punch, but it also can provide the energy required for workouts or just daily life.

Use this recipe to get you started.

You can also add it to nut milks, juices, and hot beverages involving coffee and chocolate.

What are you waiting for? Get started on the healing benefits of maca!

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Here’s what you can expect in your We Think For You Bins next week (week of Feb 26th).  Keep in mind that we occasionally have to substitute items for quality or supplier shortages.

$40 We Think For You Bin

1 bunch broccoli

1 spaghetti squash

1 yellow onion

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

1 package cherry tomatoes

1/3lb spring mix lettuce

1/2lb portabello mushroom caps

5 braeburn apples

2 navel oranges

6 bananas

2 red d’anjou pears

1lb strawberries (we can’t wait!)

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 bunch broccoli

1 spaghetti squash

1 yellow onion

1 tomato

1 red pepper

1/3lb spring mix lettuce

1/2lb portabello mushroom caps

3 braeburn apples

1 navel orange

4 bananas

2 d’anjou pears

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb yams

1 head cauliflower

1 red onion

1 field cucumber

2 red peppers

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1 bunch green kale

1 mini watermelon

4 braeburn apples

2 bananas

1 red d’anjou pear

1 lb strawberries

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

3lb russet potatoes

1 package baby carrots

3/4lb green beans

1 bunch green onion

1 field cucumber

1 tomato

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 package mini peppers

1 leaf lettuce

1 mini watermelon

6 braeburn apples

2 navel oranges

6 bananas

2 red d’anjou pears

1lb strawberries

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Nature’s Pah Hot Oatmeal, 400g packages, assorted flavours (8 packets per box)

MARKET NEWS

*Yeah…Strawberries are dropping a little each week!  Oh how I’ve missed my  berries!

*My obsession with Brussel Sprouts continue.  Another week of great pricing!  Eat up those wee cabbages!

*Portabello Mushrooms  – let the vegan BBQ’ing begin!

*If Mango Salsa is up your alley, don’t fear – our Buy 2 Get 1 Free special still stands!

*Dropping the ‘ole beet – sale priced this week!

*Taste of the tropics – pineapple just can’t help but make you feel like you’re on vacation!

*Eat your broccoli – down in price again!  Don’t like broccoli – how about kale?  That’s a good price too!

*NEW Avalon Whipping Cream and Half and Half in 1L containers!  Now you can make butter or ghee in a big way!

*Bison Jerky is back again!  And it is awesome!

*Big crunch….Ambrosia apples are all that and more!

*Cherry Grape tomatoes  – jazz up that salad!

*Mini Mixed Peppers make the best snack!  I like to stuff them with tuna salad, egg salad, or if I’m being super crazy, cream cheese!  And if I’m not crazy but in a rush, I just grab 4 for my lunch!  They are super sweet and a great price this week!

*Feel like a BBQ baked potato – russets are your answer!  5lb bags on at a great deal!

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BODY FUEL MINI MARKET!

We’re bringing the Market to you! Once per month, we are opening up our back room to a group of vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. After a very busy and well received Mini Market in December, we’re up for more fun! Join us Sunday March 12, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!  The following Mini Market March 26 2017.  Vendor inquiries welcome – lana@bodyfuelorganics.ca

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Chef for a Day KIDS Cooking Class with Brianne Hattum!  Details to be released soon!  Rope off the date – March 11, 2017!  For more details, call Brianne Hattum from Simple Spoons Nutrition at 639.571.8539

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Saturday March 11 3:30pm- “SHARE THE LOVE WITH YOUR KIDS” Essential Make and Take Event with Sarah Klym at Body Fuel!  Purchase what you make….prices start at $8.00 per item.

To register :https://www.eventbrite.ca/facebook-publish?eid=30837424567

Thursday March 23, 6:30-8:30 – “Five Ways to Avocado” with Brittany Reid.  $40 to participate!  To register, contact Brittany at britanyreidnutrition@gmail.com

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Saturday April 8 – HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA with Stacey Tress.  Two classes to choose from:  11:-1:00 and 1:30-3pm  $25 for instruction and your starting culture!  To register call Stacey at 306.641.4239 or email stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES for Next Week (Feb 27)

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO RADVILLE AND WEYBURN ROUTES!

*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman- Wednesday afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*NEW SOUTHEY – delivery to Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Please pick up before 5pm

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar – Thursday  – delivery to Cupar

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries – Thursday afternoons and evenings

*Grand Coulee/Pense – Thursday delivery

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

Happy Tummies need Fermented Food – let us help!

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

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Bring on Some More Culture in your Life!

My mom has some famous sayings that we all giggle at (and now that she’s internet savvy, I’m taking my life in my own hands as I write this to expose my poor mother).  Not that these statements may be out of the ordinary….but combined with the frequency, she’s become signature to them!

“I got this recipe on the internet” (can you tell we’re related?) and then a long explanation as to the ingredients AND methodology AND any flaws in the original recipe AND variations she’s tried, usually successfully, pointing out the obvious – that her recipes are much better than the original.

“Lana, would you like a banana?”  She claims that bananas were legitimately our desserts when I was a kid, however, I think she delighted in the name/fruit association game a little more than one might typically enjoy…especially once I entered my teenage years and I’d heard it more than once!

My mom is a Thursday regular at Body Fuel.  She keeps us all well-fed here, since she loves to share her latest creations of whatever the most popular internet search led her to.  This week, the recipe for the sweet kale salad was absolutely her discovery and I will give her all the credit in the world!

If you chat her up, my Mom will also tell you that she loves to cook, has learned to culture over the years, volunteers for the church and library, and that I was a pretty decent kid growing up….it was my brother who was rotten (I can say that because he won’t find this online; he’d much rather be outside than surfing the net for things his little sis may say about him publically!)  I was the child who did my homework, helped out at school, made my bed, did dishes, and generally was pretty upbeat.  I do have to admit, though, that I did talk out loud at the library.  It started at a young age, and I can’t say I’ve gotten any better with it now.  Mom’s ok with it though.

I continue to do it, again and again.   I don’t typically get reprimanded anymore though!

This time I had an audience of people at the library who were interested in what I had to say!  And my topic matter was quite different than the typical teenage girl gab I participated in years ago.

I was talking about Cultured and Fermented Food, in my opinion, a lost “art” form, of how we not only preserve, but increase the nutritional value of food.  It was my hope that the material I was presenting would spark at least one person to delve a little deeper into the power behind fermentation, and understand how to easily incorporate it into their lifestyle.

The room held 35 people….and we were full!  So in case you weren’t one who could get a seat, I thought I’d share just a few points about fermented food for you!  My mom wasn’t there either (my guess is that she was making muffins!)

What is Fermentation (or Culturing)?

*A tradition, using neither heat, cold nor preservatives to enhance the nutritive value of food while allowing it to keep past its usual perishability.

Why is it beneficial?

›*Increases digestibility of foods

*›Increases vitamin levels

›*Produces many helpful enzymes

*›Promotes growth of friendly, beneficial bacteria

*Normalizes stomach acidity

*Activates metabolism of fats

What are some examples of fermented foods that are beneficial?

*kefir (dairy, water, coconut)

*sourdough and sourdough pasta

*sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables

*kombucha – they sky is the limit here!

*yogurt (all different kinds – dairy, coconut, etc)

*tempeh – fermented soy

What are some popular brands we sell of these items?

*Happy Days Goat Kefir

*Saugeen Yogurt

*Wildbrine Fermented Vegetables (a variety of delicious combinations), Kartheins

*GT’s, Synergy, Dr. Brew, Crave Kombucha (local to Regina),  and Wonder Kombucha

*Kaslo Sourdough Pasta

*Green Cuisine Tempeh

The ending good news is that we are doing a “hands on” class

HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA on April 8th with the most knowledgeable Fermenter I know!!  

*April 8 at Body Fuel, Hosted by Stacey Tress (Yorkton Garden Therapy), 

 (To register, call Stacy directly at 306.641.4239 or email stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com)

ONLY $25 and includes your starter culture for your kombucha and all instructions

Class 1 – 11am-12:30pm

Class2 – 1pm-2:30pm

On a personal note, three years ago, I attended one of Stacey’s classes and it has prompted me to begin a new ‘food’ journey and it truly has been an amazing investment in my health and the health of my family. My children LOVE kombucha and know how to make it themselves.  We regularly consume sourdough products – from muffins, brownies, pancakes, and bread (although I’m not an expert at bread quite yet!), dairy and water kefir, fermented veggies!

Other Tips to Support Digestion

Probiotic foods will help restore balance to your intestinal ecosystem, but they’re not the only way to support digestion. Prebiotics, or foods containing inulin, sustain your current gut bacteria by providing them the foods they need to thrive.  You can also kick start your system with a Probiotic Supplement (we carry Vitabiosa, a liquid fermented product, PB8 Brand and Progressive Probiotics)

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MARKET NEWS

-Blood oranges are on for a great price!  Haven’t had one before?  They are a dark coloured red that has an orange/berry flavour.  Delectable!

Brussel sprouts had a slow start last week but prices held!  Yay for brussels and bacon

Asian Pears, aka Apple Pears, don’t normally go on sale – unless I whine to my supplier. It worked…now help us show her it was worth it.

-You can make some pretty mean dishes with Spaghetti Squash – grab it while it’s a snazzy price

-Good old Gala apples on sale this week!  Classic goodness!

-We are on borrowed time with Mandarin 3# boxes of oranges.  Won’t be long before they are gone until next year.

-My new addiction is Mango salsa….so I kept mangos on a wicked sale just for me.  Not selfish at all….Buy 2 get 1 free!

Red Cabbage made its way on the sale list this week!  Check out the Recipe of the Week!  Gather your items!

Romanesco are back!  These are Mother Nature’s way of proving Fibonnaci’s Sequence in vegetables.  Look it up….it’s intriguing!

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UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS:

 BODY FUEL MINI MARKET!

We’re bringing the Market to you! Once per month, we are opening up our back room to a group of vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. After a very busy and well received Mini Market in December, we’re up for more fun! Join us Sunday February 19, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!  Next Market March 12

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Saturday Feb 18 –  Emotional Healing with Essential Oils with Sarah Klymm – Saturday Feb 18 – 2pm.  To register –  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/understand-your-emotions-class-essential-oils-tickets-32039647448

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Saturday March 11 3:30pm- “SHARE THE LOVE WITH YOUR KIDS” Essential Make and Take Event with Sarah Klym at Body Fuel!  Purchase what you make….prices start at $8.00 per item.

To register :https://www.eventbrite.ca/facebook-publish?eid=30837424567

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Chef for a Day KIDS Cooking Class with Brianne Hattum!  Details to be released soon!  Rope off the date – March 11, 2017!  For more details, call Brianne Hattum from Simple Spoons Nutrition at 639.571.8539

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Saturday April 8 – HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA with Stacey Tress.  Two classes will be offered if they fill up!  11-12:30 and 1-2:30.  Registration fee – $25.00 includes your starter culture and full instructions.  To register, contact Stacey at 306.641.4239 or email her at Stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com.  Pre-registration is required!

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Here’s what you can expect in your We Think Bins for this upcoming week (week of Feb 19th 2017).  *On occasion we have to make substitutions for produce shortages or quality

$40 We Think For You

1lb carrots

1 romanesco

1 red cabbage

1 bunch green onion

1 red pepper

1/2lb tomatoes

1 bunch leaf lettuce

1 bunch cilantro

1/3lb snow peas

1lb baby bok choy

1 – 3lb bag Spartan apples

1lb blood oranges

1/4lb meyer lemons

6 bananas

2 Asian pears

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1lb carrots

1 romanesco

1 red cabbage

1 bunch green onion

1 green pepper

1/3lb snow peas

1lb baby bok choy

1.5lb Spartan apples

2 valencia oranges

4 bananas

2 Asian pears

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1lb carrots

1lb beets

1 spaghetti squash

1 bunch celery

1 yellow onion

1 green pepper

1 red pepper

1/2lb tomatoes

1 – 3pk romaine lettuce

1lb leeks

1 – 3lb bag Spartan apples

1lb blood oranges

4 bananas

1 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1lb carrots

1 bunch broccoli

1 yellow onion

1 long English cucumber

1 green pepper

1 red pepper

1/2lb tomatoes

1 container cherry tomatoes

1 bunch leaf lettuce

0.4lb snow peas

1 honeydew melon

2lb Spartan apples

2lb mandarin oranges

6 bananas

2 Asian pears

1 med mango

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Rizopia Organic Brown Rice Pasta – Fettuccine

Readiness/LBD Bin – available exclusive to LBD members.  Please visit the Readiness client page on Friday for bin contents.

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.

*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Milestone/Wilcox – delivery Wednesday morning

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Delivery cancelled due to low numbers.  Please register for Regina Thursday or Tuesday Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*NEW SOUTHEY – delivery to Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Please pick up before 5pm

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  –  Thursday delivery to Cupar

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

*Grand Coulee/Pense – Thursday delivery

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

Our New “BIN TO BAG” Movement!

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

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The BIN TO BAG Movement

The other day, a friend of mine sent me an article about a little health food store in BC that had embraced the ZERO WASTE initiative.  It got my wheels turning about things that we currently do, and that which can be an improvement on how we treat our earth.  We already compost our waste, recycle our plastic and cardboard shipping boxes, and encourage the use of re-usable bags for taking groceries out at the till with the “give a bag, get a bag” program.  We have never purchased a plastic bag for packing groceries at the till in the 12 years Body Fuel has existed but rather seek the re-use of other plastic bags for packing groceries if we run short of re-usable ones.

But what about those cardboard bin boxes?  Yes, that’s where we can improve!  The only place a box can end up is in the landfill or recycling bin.  If recycled, good, but it still requires that we replace it on our end….and that takes extra trees, and processing which emits greenhouse gases.  Could we do better?  YES was the answer!

So out went a call to some friends, businesses, and whoever would listen….

“WE NEED RE-USABLE BAGS!”  We don’t care if they are old conference bags that are in a storage bin in your closet from the conference you hosted 5 years ago or the random ones that have collected in your pantry over time.  We had one customer who took notice and quickly took action!  Thank you, Andrea, and THANK YOU, TCU Financial, for over 100 re-usable bags!  This will give us a great start to our “BIN TO BAG” Movement.

STARTING NEXT THURSDAY AT BODY FUEL with our PICK UP CUSTOMERS!

THE “BIN TO BAG MOVEMENT”

Say goodbye to boxes and hello to easy re-usable bags!

INTRODUCING the “BIN TO BAG” Movement.  Here’s how it will work (starting on Feb 16th)

  1. You will find a re-usable bag on top of your bin each week when you pick up your bin.
  2. Empty your bin contents into your re-usable bag at the BIN TO BAG TABLE located at the front of the store. Grab your invoice.  Don’t forget your extras!
  3. Leave your bin behind on the table! Bring back your re-usable bag each week and drop at the front when you return!
  4. SMILE– you are helping the earth!

We will continue to send our bin “boxes” out for delivery but please please please help us in putting them out for our driver to collect or bringing them back to your community drop point!

Our goal is to reduce the turn-over of our cardboard boxes by 80% or more!  And yes, if you have re-usable bags, please bring them!  And instead of you having to remember your bin each week, you just have to remember to bring back your re-usable bag!

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MARKET NEWS

-Our Feature Page is all updated!  Great Weekly Grocery and Produce Specials!  Shop away!

*10lb navel oranges are on for a great price again!  Sniffles…time to up your Vitamin C.  Get some!

*Soup and stew season requires CELERY!  Did you know it’s very high on the EWG DIRTY DOZEN LIST for the most contaminated conventionally grown vegetable!  Always buy organic…and at this price, you can’t go wrong!

*Red leaf lettuce makes for a pretty salad!  So get some and make a pretty salad this week at a pretty price!

*Love them or lump them….but brussel sprouts are an awesome deal right now.

*Not all potatoe are created equal….Yukon Gold are a favourite!  Great price for this season!

*Don’t you think bunch carrots with green tops taste better?  Me too…they’re back!

*Strawberries will be available for our Thursday routes…hopefully they will be a little more consistent in supply soon.

*Kiwi – oh how they remind me of summer!  Sale priced in a summery kind of way!

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UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS:

*Let’s make Raw Chocolate TOGETHER!

Feb 9th, 6:30-8:30pm
Body Fuel Organics

  • $40 per participant or $65 per couple
  • register: 306-537-1371 or brittanyreidnutrition@gmail.com

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*3rd Annual Valentine’s Day “Produce Pun” Scavenger Hunt

Here’s your first clue: ‘I love you from your head tomatoes’.

Join us at Body Fuel on Feb 11 and 12  and participate in our third annual scavenger hunt for ‘punny’ clues throughout the store. Each complete ballot will be put into our draw to win one of 4 awesome prizes (to be drawn for on Tuesday Feb 14).

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Sunday Feb 12 – 1:30pm “SHARE THE LOVE WITH YOUR KIDS” Essential Make and Take Event with Sarah Klym at Body Fuel!  Purchase what you make….prices start at $8.00 per item.

To register :https://www.eventbrite.ca/facebook-publish?eid=30837424567

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Chef for a Day KIDS Cooking Class with Brianne Hattum!  Details to be released soon!  Rope off the date – March 11, 2017!  For more details, call Brianne Hattum from Simple Spoons Nutrition at 639.571.8539

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 BODY FUEL MINI MARKET!

We’re bringing the Market to you! Once per month, we are opening up our back room to a group of vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. After a very busy and well received Mini Market in December, we’re up for more fun! Join us Sunday February 19, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!

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Saturday April 8 – HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA with Stacey Tress.  Details TBA

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Here’s what you can expect in your We Think Bins for this upcoming week (week of Feb 12th 2017).  *On occasion we have to make substitutions for produce shortages or quality

$40 We Think For You

1 bunch carrots

1lb brussel sprouts

1 head cauliflower

1 bunch celery

1 red onion

1 red pepper

1 package button mushrooms

1 head red leaf lettuce

2.25lb pink lady apples

1lb mandarin oranges

6 bananas

1/3lb kiwi

2 d’anjou pears

1 avocado

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 bunch carrots

1 head cauliflower

1 bunch celery

1 red onion

1 red pepper

1 head red leaf lettuce

1 package button mushrooms

1lb pink lady apples

1/2lb mandarin oranges

4 bananas

1/3lb kiwi

2 d’anjou pears

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1 package baby carrots

1lb Brussel sprouts

1 bunch broccoli

1 field cucumber

1/2lb yellow onions

1 red pepper

2 tomatoes

1 red leaf lettuce

1.25lb celeriac root

2.25lb pink lady apples

1/2lb meyer lemons

1 small package blueberries

1 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

3lb Yukon gold potatoes

1 package baby carrots

1 head cauliflower

1 bunch celery

1/2lb yellow onions

1 field cucumber

1 green pepper

2 coloured peppers

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head red leaf lettuce

2.25lb pink lady apples

2lb mandarin oranges

1/2lb meyer lemons

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

2 d’anjou pears

1 mango

1 avocado

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin –Three Farmers Pea Pops, 90g – various flavours

Readiness/LBD Bin – available exclusive to LBD members.  Please visit the Readiness client page on Friday for bin contents.

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO RADVILLE AND WEYBURN ROUTES!

*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman- Wednesday afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Delivery cancelled due to low numbers.  Please register for Regina Thursday or Tuesday Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*NEW SOUTHEY – delivery to Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Please pick up before 5pm

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  Thursday January 6th  – delivery to Cupar

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (pick ups available after 5pm on Thursday Jan 5, deliveries on Thursday as usual)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday January 5th delivery)

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

Chocolate and Broccoli Find Common Ground

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

Broccoli and Chocolate….how would you feel about your broccoli dipped in chocolate?  I concur…a little weird.

I admit, a moment or two ago I would have laughed if you told me the two foods could be eaten together!  On their own, yes, both have some amazing merits:

Broccoli Sprouts, Packed with Cancer-Protective Compounds

Straight from ‘The World’s Healthiest Foods’ – “If you haven’t yet developed a love of broccoli, a recent study suggests that topping a salad or sandwich with a serving of broccoli sprouts may provide you with many of mature broccoli’s cancer-protective benefits.

A great deal of research has shown that cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli contain cancer-protective compounds. One compound in particular called sulforaphane has been shown to improve the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens and other toxic compounds. Now, researchers have discovered that 3-day-old sprouts of certain crucifers, including broccoli and cauliflower, contain 10-100 times higher levels of sulforaphane than do the corresponding mature plants. In fact, just one ounce of broccoli sprouts contain an equivalent amount of sulforaphane to one-and-a-half pounds of mature broccoli!

Practical Tips

Look for broccoli sprouts in the same area of your grocery’s vegetable display where alfalfa and bean sprouts are found. Here are a few serving ideas to help you enjoy the protective benefits of broccoli sprouts:

  • Sprinkle tossed green salads with a mix of alfalfa and broccoli sprouts.
  • Instead of just lettuce, onion and tomato, add a layer of broccoli sprouts to veggie burgers and sandwiches.
  • Make a powerfully healthy burrito. Cover a whole wheat tortilla with low-fat refried beans, salsa, low-fat cheddar cheese, and a tablespoon of broccoli sprouts. Roll up, heat in the microwave for 1 minute and enjoy.”

They didn’t mention eating it with chocolate though!

….but now after Brenda, our ever bubbly cashier,  places a piece of Bernard Callebaut Chocolate on my desk, and I eat it only to have her hand me the package after and find out that there’s 2-4lbs (yes pounds!) of broccoli sprouts in the bar AND YOU’D NEVER EVER KNOW!  It’s absolutely delicious!

The master maker of this product is my friend, Marty Newcomer, from Calgary AB.  I’ve known Marty for over 10 years because of his passion for health.  His interest is in the power of SULFORAPHANE, the active component of broccoli that exists in great amounts in sprouts.  He’s superconcentrated it…and made it into a supplement, a cream and ointment AND now combined in with one of the worlds Master Chocolatiers – Bernard Callebaut.  Here we have it!Image result for brocco chocco

“The world’s healthiest organic chocolate bar. This bar was created in collaboration with Master Chocolatier Bernard Callebaut. Inside of every Newco creation, you’ll discover delectable, premium ingredients hand selected. Newco’s never ending passion for creating the finest products is truly a gift meant for sharing. Enjoy the Richness of 75% dark chocolate with the benefits of 2-4 lbs of broccoli sprouts per bar.

Ingredients: Organic Bittersweet Chocolate (Organic Chocolate Paste, Fair-trade Organic Cane Sugar, Fair-trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Fair-trade Organic Vanilla Extract, Cocoa Butter 44%, Broccoli Sprout Concentrate and Himalayan Crystal Salt.

It’s Non-GMO, free of wheat, Fair Trade Guaranteed, Vegan and 100% Natural Ingredients.

Yes, you are paying more for this bar than a Hershey Chocolate bar…and aren’t you glad you are!  You are getting the gift of health, NOT THE GIFT OF DISEASE, in a most delicious form!  Perfect way to say “I REALLY love you” to the special people in your life!

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MARKET NEWS

Upcoming Classes and Events:

*Let’s make Raw Chocolate TOGETHER!

Feb 9th, 6:30-8:30pm
Body Fuel Organics

$40 per participant or $65 per couple

register: 306-537-1371 or brittanyreidnutrition@gmail.com

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*3rd Annual Valentine’s Day “Produce Pun” Scavenger Hunt

Here’s your first clue: ‘I love you from your head tomatoes’.

Join us at Body Fuel on Feb 11 and 12  and participate in our third annual scavenger hunt for ‘punny’ clues throughout the store. Each complete ballot will be put into our draw to win one of 3 awesome prizes (to be drawn for on Tuesday Feb 14).

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 BODY FUEL MINI MARKET!

We’re bringing the Market to you! Once per month, we are opening up our back room to a group of vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. After a very busy and well received Mini Market in December, we’re up for more fun! Join us Sunday February 19, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!
*Caliber Coffee – try our signature Body Fuel blend of local coffee
*Wild. Essential Wellness Co. – Infuser Jewelry and Essential Oils
*Aeris 2 Minute Miracle – Erase the hands of time with this amazing 2 minute skin gel
*Prairie Paleo Meals – Regina’s formulator of the ever popular “Paleo Puck” and other Paleo friendly meals. NEW ITEM THIS MARKET!!!
*Naked Kitty Naturals -lip glosses and tints, natural deodorant, beard oil and other clean and effective personal care products – made right here in Regina.
*Mike’s Salsa – The BEST Salsa and Relish there is….made right here in Regina.
*Blue Jeans & Pearls Jewelry – Oh so pretty – beautiful and unique jewelry!
*Nosh Artisan Edibles – Holly will be back with some healthy guilt free treats
*Maxine’s Hand Knitting – Siwash Sweaters, unique hats, mittens and more
*Glow Juicery – Raw pressed fresh juices and other raw healthy treats
*Simple Spoons Nutrition Studio – whole food meals and meal service company
*Wall Flower Designs – wall flower designs are created using wood, stains, paints, hooks and knobs; almost everything I used is re-purposed in one way or another
*Art by Amarah (Henna Tattoos and more) -original artworks in various mediums, limited edition prints and hand painted unique objects
*Robin’s Delightful Treats and Scentsy – baked treats to tempt your tummy and sweet scents to tickle your nose!
*DR Knits – Darlene’s hand knitted scarves, hats, headbands, mitts and more for all sizes and ages!
*Acre 10 Gourmet Greens – locally grown organic micro greens.
*Zak’s Organics – organic snacking peas! New flavour coming!!
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Here’s what you can expect in your We Think Bins for this upcoming week (week of Feb 5th 2017)

$40 We Think For You

1.5lb nugget potatoes

1 package baby carrots

1lb beets

1 bunch broccoli

1/2lb yellow onion

1 red pepper

2 jalapeno peppers

2 tomatoes

1 leaf lettuce

1 – 3lb bag spartan apples

2 valencia oranges

2 grapefruit

1 lemon

6 bananas

1/3lb kiwi

3 d’anjou pears

1 medium mango

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 package baby carrots

1 bunch broccoli

1 red pepper

2 jalapeno peppers

1 tomato

1/3lb spring mix

1.5lb spartan apples

2 valencia oranges

1 grapefruit

1 lemon

4 bananas

1/3lb kiwi

2 d’anjou pear

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1lb rutabaga

1.5lb beets

1 spaghetti squash (approx 2-3lb)

1 broccoli

1 green cabbage

1/2lb yellow onion

2 coloured peppers

1 field tomato

0.4lb spring mix

1 bunch cilantro

1 bunch purple kale

1 -3lb bag spartan apples

1 lemon

2 limes

2 d’anjou pears

2 medium mangos

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1.5lb nugget potatoes

0.75lb green beans

1 bunch broccoli

1 red pepper

1 coloured pepper

2 tomatoes

1 – 3pk romaine lettuce

1 – 3lb bag spartan apples

1 lemon

1.5lb tangelos

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

2 red d’anjou pears

1 small container blueberries

1 med. mango

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin -2 packages Koyo Ramen Soup, various flavours

Readiness Bin – available exclusive to Readiness members.  Please visit the Readiness client page on Friday for bin contents.

DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO RADVILLE AND WEYBURN ROUTES!

*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Milestone and Wilcox- Wednesday afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Delivery cancelled due to low numbers.  Please arrange with us for Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops (no change)

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*NEW SOUTHEY – delivery to Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Please pick up before 5pm

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  Thursday January 6th  – delivery to Cupar

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (pick ups available after 5pm on Thursday Jan 5, deliveries on Thursday as usual)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday January 5th delivery)

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

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6 Reasons for Eating Organic in 2017

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6 Reasons for Eating Organic in 2017

source:  Daily Hive

It’s time to bring organic back.

Food trends like the gluten-free diet, smoothie bowls, no-sugar desserts, and kombucha captured our attention in 2016 and drove us to make more elaborate and unusual meals.

But trends like these focus on the outcome of the ingredients – not on the ingredients themselves. We need to start thinking about the foods that go into our meals, and where they come from.

Organic producers guarantee the food you’re putting into your body is the best it can be – and that’s honestly the only food trend you need in 2017. To prove it, we’ve collected six reasons why you should skip the diet fads and focus on eating organic this year.

You’ll get more nutrients

Just because you’re eating fruits and veggies doesn’t mean you’re getting all the nutrients you should. Organically grown food often has higher concentrations of essential vitamins and nutrients according to several studies, meaning you’ll be able to get more of the things you need to stay healthy with every bite. The produce is able to get all these extra nutrients because the soil is managed with sustainable practices, making it a happier place for the plants to be.

You’ll give animals happier lives

It may seem silly, but those of us who eat meat still care about the lives of the animals we’re eating. When animals are organically-raised, they have better living conditions. Farmed spring salmon, such as those purchased by Coastwise Processors, are raised in spacious enclosures to minimize stress and disease, and mimic their natural habitat as much as possible. They’re also harvested humanely, so they go to our plates as happy fish.

You’ll eat fewer antibiotics and hormones

Organic food doesn’t include just fruits and veggies – there are major benefits from choosing organic meats, fish, and dairy products. Farming beef cattle, for example, takes a lot of resources, and farmers often want to help speed up the growth of the animals they’re raising. To do that, they often use synthetic growth hormoneswhich increases the lean tissue growth, but is also eaten by us on the other side. Animals are also given frequent antibiotics, which makes its way to our plates as well.

You’ll skip the chemicals

There’s no need to eat chemicals with your fruit. Organic produce is farmed without the use of pesticides, so you won’t be adding to your yearly intake of chemicals when you eat an organic apple or organic bell pepper. And that’s a really good thing when you think about the hundreds of different chemicals that are available for pesticide, insecticide and fungicide use.

You’ll help the planet

With the lack of chemicals and increase in nutrients, eating organic is just common sense for your health. But making organic eating your new year’s resolution will also do some good for the planet. Because they don’t use pesticides, organic farms don’t pollute water systems with chemical runoff. Because they use sustainable farming practices, the soil isn’t leached of nutrients. It keeps the balance between humans and nature, which is something we should all strive for.

It’s simple to do

The best part about eating organic? It isn’t hard to do. Certified organic meats, fish, and produce are available at almost every grocery store – and because they’re certified, they’ll all be labelled.

With so many good reasons to go organic, and such simple ways to make it happen, why not make it your new year’s resolution? Your body and the planet will thank you for it.

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Our Next Mini Market at Body Fuel is   February 19th, 10-4pm.  We still have room for 4 Vendors.  Inquire with Lana if you wish to attend!

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MARKET NEWS

-Our Feature Page is all updated!  Shop away!

*Some highlights – strawberries are back, blueberries and blackberries still in abundance.

*Check out deals on cauliflower – a great staple that’s so versatile

*Brussel Sprouts made their appearance again! They go GREAT with Nitrite Free Bacon!

*Raspberries came down in price.  A nice winter treat!

*Sugar Snap Peas again!  Crunch Crunch!

*Liking Butternut Squash Soup – well Butternut Squash is on sale!

*Spice up your plate with some jalapenos

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Here’s what you can expect in your We Think Bins for this upcoming week (week of Jan 26 2017)

$40 We Think For You

1 – 2lb bag carrots

1 butternut squash

1 green cabbage

1lb yellow onions

2 red peppers

2 tomatoes

1 – 3pk romaine lettuce

1 bunch red chard

5 braeburn apples

2 tangelo oranges

6 bananas

2 d’anjou pears

1 lg mango

1 avocado

$25 We Think For You Bin

1lb carrots

1 butternut squash

1 green cabbage

1 yellow onion

1 red pepper

1 tomato

1 green leaf lettuce

3 braeburn apples

4 bananas

2 d’anjou pears

1 large mango

1 avocado

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

2lb yams

1 package baby carrots

1 cauliflower

1 bunch celery

1 red onion

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

1 yellow pepper

2 tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1 bunch collard greens

1 package button mushrooms

1 garlic bulb

5 braeburn apples

1 lemon

1 package blueberries

1 avocado

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1 package baby carrots

3/4lb green beans

1 head cauliflower

1 bunch green onion

1 red pepper

1 orange pepper

2 tomatoes

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1 package button mushrooms

0.4lb sugar snap peas

6 braeburn apples

3 tangelos

1 grapefruit

6 bananas

3/4lb kiwi

2 d’anjou pears

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – 1 package Free Yum Cookies – Ginger Flavour

Readiness/LBD Bin – available exclusive to LBD members.  Please visit the Readiness client page on Friday for bin contents.

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO RADVILLE AND WEYBURN ROUTES!

*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman- Wednesday afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Delivery cancelled due to low numbers.  Please arrange with us for Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops (no change)

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*NEW SOUTHEY – delivery to Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Please pick up before 5pm

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  Thursday January 6th  – delivery to Cupar

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (pick ups available after 5pm on Thursday Jan 5, deliveries on Thursday as usual)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday January 5th delivery)

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

Making your Lentils Spunky Again!

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I need to love my lentils again….

Stuck in a rut and looking for something different. Thank you for the New Year!

I love January for that gentle awakening of the mind to new possibilities.  I find that it happens almost innately for most of us.  Whether it’s the calendar turning, the age-old practice of New Year’s Resolutions, or whatever, January provides somewhat of a ‘nudge’ in the direction of change.

I’ve been looking at my ‘rut’ of food preparation lately and deciding that I need to up my game a bit again.  And exploring plant based nutrition is always intriguing for me and I’ve been blessed with a whole bunch of new and truly delightful customers lately who have re-awakened my mind to new things.  And there are many amazing techniques, ideas and questions all floating around, and I’m picking just one to employ in my kitchen!  Sprouting Lentils it is!

I’d been a regular “sprouter” in the past…but it’s time again to re-affirm my love of sprouted nutrition.  I’m going to share with you how easy it is to do….and a quick combo salad that you might like to throw together!

HOW TO SPROUT LENTILS:

1. Put the dry lentils in a jar. Add water and let sit overnight. Remember that the lentils will eventually almost triple in size so be sure your container is big enough. Use about 2/3 cup dry lentils in a 1 quart mason jar and added about 2 cups water, and there was plenty of room. Don’t put an airtight lid on the jar. I used a piece of thin cloth (cheesecloth would be perfect) and secured it with the ring part of the jar top.
2. Drain the water out of the jar, replace the cloth and let the jar sit on the counter, out of direct sunlight. I like to tilt it downward on an angle so the sprouts don’t sit in any excess water and place the jar on a small plate or the lid of the jar to collect excess moisture). Place a towel over the jar so the lentils are kept from sunlight as best you can.  Every 12 hours, add water to the jar, give it a swirl and then drain it out again.
3. You should start seeing little tails in 24-36 hours!  Exciting!  After about 36 hours, I take them from my pantry, unveil them to the world by taking off the towel, and place them on my window sill in the sun to “green them up!”  This should only about a day….and your sprouts can be upright in their jar on the window will.  Depending on the amount of lentils you’re sprouting, the whole process could take up to 4 days.
4. When they’re done and your lentils are a bit green, spread them on a paper towel to let them dry out a little bit, then store in an airtight container in the fridge.

HOW TO USE SPROUTED LENTILS:

You can eat the sprouted lentils plain for a snack, use them as a salad topping, or add them to whatever dish you would add non-sprouted lentils to when you’re cooking.

Here’s my rendition of a Greek Salad using sprouts!

2 cups sprouted lentils, beans, or a mix

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 pepper, seeded, cut in bite sized pieces

1/2 cucumber (peeled if using a field cucumber, unpeeled if using a long English)

1/2 red onion, sliced thinly (or I’ve used green onion in a pinch!)

Feta cheese

Greek Salad Dressing (We just got in the Raw Foodz Dressings….wonderful reviews so far) or make your own

Mix all together, throw on top of your lettuce or spinach, OR eat as a salad on its own!

(And if you don’t have time to sprout this week but still want to make a killer nutrition salad, just grab the ‘MIXED BEAN SPROUTS’ on the Feature Page!)

MARKET NEWS

Gluten Free FRESH Bread from Serendipity now arrives on Mondays!  Tuesday routes can order it fresh for their bins!  For all other routes, it will be available frozen.

Medley Cherry tomatoes are back!  These are colourful little cherry tomatoes are a great snack!  Grab them!

-We have a WHOLE bunch of mini packaged peppers slated to arrive for Thursday orders….they are sweet and fun and make you grin!  (they too are good in the Sprout Greek Salad)

Long English Cucumbers  – hit the ‘yes please’ button!  Nothing like a crunchy cucumber in January!

Broccolini (baby broccoli) is back….broccoli went up in price this week so it’s time to call in a pinch hitter!  Baby Broccoli is tender, sweet and steams very well ‘el dente’.

Have you tried the LOCAL Acre 10 Microgreens yet?  This is sprouted nutrition too! Power up your diet and support local at the very same time!

Yukon Gold Potatoes in 5lb bags are a sweet deal!

3pk Avocado are back for the Guac Season!

-We had customers asking us to bring in Purple Kale (Redbor), so it’s coming!

Tangelos are just starting to enter the scene this year!  Have you had any yet?  Tasty Tasty!

-Juicing? – 10lb navels are still a great price

Blackberries and Blueberries are coming this week (fingers crossed).  We anticipated them this past week in a big shipment and were disappointed when they didn’t come!  Hoping for next week!

*Bison back in stock – so far we have ground, stew and sirloin and ribeye steaks.  Steaks are packaged 1 per pack, and stew and ground is in 1lb packages!

*WELCOME SOUTHEY! We are coming to Southey ever week on Tuesdays for a 1 month trial basis!  Please have your cart loaded with fresh produce OR your pre-selected bin by Friday morning at 9am.  You can add other groceries up until Monday morning at 9am!  We will be dropping off at Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays by 2pm.  Please pick up your order by 5pm.

Our next Mini Market at Body Fuel is on February 19th from 10-4pm.  Thank you to everyone who supported our event on January 15th. It was super fun and very well attended with great vendors.

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Here’s what you can expect in your We Think Bins this upcoming week (week of January 22nd, 2017).  Please keep in mind that we occassionally need to substitute items if we have quality issues or have been shorted products.

$40 We Think For You Bin

1.5lb Sweet Potatoes

1 bunch carrots (green tops)

1 head cauliflower

1 red onion

1 long english cucumber

2 red peppers

1 package medley cherry tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

2lb golden delicious apples

1/2lb mandarin oranges

1/4lb lemons

6 bananas

2 red d’anjou pears

1- 6oz. package blackberries

$25 We Think For You Bin

1lb Sweet Potatoes

1 head cauliflower

1 red onion

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

1/2lb roma tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

1 1/2lb golden delicious apples

1 1/2lb mandarin oranges

0.25lb lemons

4 bananas

2 red d’anjou pear

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1 bunch carrots (green tops)

1 bunch broccolini

1 lb parsnips

1lb beets

1 field cucumber

1 bunch celery

1 yellow onion

1 bunch green onion

1 red pepper

1 yellow pepper

1 package medley tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

1 bunch parsley

1lb leeks

5 Braeburn apples

1/2lb lemons

2 red d’anjou pears

1 package blackberries

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

3lb Yukon gold potatoes

1 bunch carots (green tops)

1 bunch broccolini

1 yellow onion

1 long English cucumber

1 red peper

1 orange pepper

1 package medley tomatoes

1 – 3pk romaine lettuce

6 Braeburn apples

1lb satsuma oranges (they may have rain marks on them but they are sweet!)

1/2lb lemons

6 bananas

3 red d’anjou pears

1 package blackberries

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Native Forest Pineapple Slices – 15oz. can

LBD/Readiness Fitness Bin – please see Readiness Fitness Client page on Facebook for the upcoming week’s bin posted on Friday.  Please order by Sunday at 2pm for Thursday pick up or delivery

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Delivery Schedule and order Cut-off times for week of January 22nd 2016.   See below!

ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES:

*Radville – Tuesday delivery to Janet Galarneau’s

*Wilcox  – Tuesday Delivery

*Milestone – Tuesday Delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Tuesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Route suspended.  Please arrange for pick up.  Call us at 306.352.3835

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar (Thursday evening delivery)

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (Thursday)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday delivery)

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-Lana and your friends at Body Fuel Organics

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

306.32.3835

Making the Switch….Nutella and Cheez and Nutella

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“Cheez Wheez is not good for you!!”

My health journey spans 16 years now….it’s an easy calculation.  Hannah, my oldest daughter, now almost 19, was a sick little thing and when she was between the ages of 2 and 3 years of age, she was on antibiotics 9 times.  That’s when I dug in my heels and decided I had enough of treating her with conventional medicine with recurring illness every 3 weeks, and started seeking something more!  Natural health was the definitive answer and her health improved once I improved her diet.

In between the time that I reformed our diets and opened Body Fuel, I remember shopping in one of the larger grocery stores and pushing Hannah in the cart.  She was a bold little girl, and liked to chat with anyone who would listen to her!  As a shopper passed her, she took the liberty to say, “Cheez Wheez (not Whiz) is not good for you“.  This person gave her a half smile, half smirk that said to me “this kid has the guts to judge what I eat”.

Whether you’re a Cheez Whiz supporter or not, you got to know that there are alternatives out there that will build your health rather than break it down.  Two products that I find that have become household mainstays because they are convenient, versatile and are appealing to kids (big and small), are Cheez Whiz and Nutella.

I was checking in on my Facebook posts this morning, and my friend Leslie Herman of Leslie’s Lifestyle and Nutrition, posted a piece about now Nutella.  They’ve done a great job of marketing their Hazelnut Spread as a health product.  When you really pull apart the ingredient list, it is everything BUT healthy! If you doubt Leslie, check out what Meghan Telpner says about why Nutella should be banned! 

I truly believe that good nutrition is all about smart compromising and being innovative in finding better ingredients to make what you may be missing:

NOT Nutella Spread (A much better alternative to Nutella)

1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/3 cup raw cacao
1/4 cup coconut oil or ghee
2 tbsp raw honey
Sea salt
Throw in blender and process until smooth. Add more honey if desired.

Now let’s tackle Cheez “Wheez” Alternative

  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons grass-fed gelatin  (orange container Great Lakes Gelatin)
  • 12 ounces cheddar or Colby cheese, shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt

Lay plastic wrap in 4″ x 9″ loaf pan and set aside.  Pour milk and cream (if using) in a small saucepan and sprinkle gelatin over to soften. Let sit for about 5 minutes, then heat slowly over medium-low heat until steaming, but DO NOT BOIL.

Meanwhile, shred cheese and pulse in a food processor with the salt. When the milk is hot, turn on the food processor and with the motor running, slowly pour the milk-gelatin mixture over the cheese and process until completely melted and very smooth, 30-60 seconds. Scrape into prepared pan and cover with plastic wrap. Chill for at least three hours. Keeps up to one week in the refrigerator.

And how about a Vegan and Paleo Compliant Version of Cheez Whiz

Ingredients
  • 4 c potatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c fresh carrots, diced large
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/3 extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp all spice seasoning
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Steam or boil the potatoes and carrots until tender.
  2. When that’s done place everything into a blender and run until smooth and creamy. Scrap down the sides if necessary.
  3. Pour over fries, vegetables or eat it straight up because it’s that good.

I hope I’ve inspired you to question the nutritional value of your packaged goods and seek better.  We ARE worth the effort, and our health is reflective of the small changes we make over time!  Do yourself a solid and get creative!

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Market News

*WELCOME SOUTHEY!  We will begin a 1 month trial route to Southey on January 17th!  Please have your cart loaded with fresh produce OR your pre-selected bin by Friday morning at 9am.  You can add other groceries up until Monday morning at 9am!  We will be dropping off at Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays by 2pm.  Please pick up your order by 5pm.

*Blueberries ON A SWEET DEAL, blackberries are a nice price too!

*3pack Romaine lettuce on for a great deal!

*Eating your greens?  Good time to get your kale!

*Our staff had a jaw dropping OMG moment when we ripped into a Passion Fruit this week! It was SO delicious ! Never had one?  Now’s the time!  They may look a little ugly at first, but trust me, it’s just a sneaky way to cover it’s deliciousness!

Two Evening Intensive Cooking Class – Join Leslie Herman for a two evening (Jan 17 an 24th) for holistic approach to cooking!  Click on the link for details!

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Here’s what you can expect in your We Think Bins for this upcoming week (week of Jan 15th 2017)

$40 We Think For You

1.25lb nugget potatoes

1 bunch broccoli

1 bunch celery

1 bunch green onion

2 coloured peppers

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 – 3pk romaine lettuce

1 bunch green Siberian kale

2.5lb spartan apples

1.5lb mandarin oranges

6 bananas

2 Asian pears

2 d’anjou pears

1 -4.4oz blueberries

$25 We Think For You Bin

1lb nugget potatoes

1 bunch broccoli

1 bunch celery

1 coloured pepper

1/2lb roma tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

1.5lb spartan apples

1lb mandarin oranges

4 bananas

2 d’anjou pears

1 package 4.40z blueberry

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1 package baby carrots

3/4lb green beans

1 butternut squash (approx 3lb)

1 green cabbage

1 yellow onion

1 bunch green onion

2 coloured peppers

1 field cucumber

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 – 3pk romaine lettuce

1 bunch siberian kale

2lb spartan apples

1lb mandarin oranges

2 lemons

1 package 4.4oz blueberry

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1.5lb nugget potatoes

1 package baby carrots

3/4lb green beans

1 head cauliflower

1 red onion

1 long english cucumber

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

5 ambrosia apples

2.5lb mandarin oranges

6 bananas

2 Asian pears

2 d’anjou pears

1 package 4.4oz blueberries

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – 1 box Tout Naturel Organic Crackers (the healthier alternative to Ritz crackers!)

Readiness/LBD Bin – available exclusive to LBD members.  Please visit the Readiness client page on Friday for bin contents.

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.  PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS THERE ARE CHANGES TO SOME ROUTES!:

*Radville -Tuesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman- Tuesday afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Tuesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Delivery cancelled due to low numbers.  Please arrange with us for Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops (no change)

*Indian Head – delivery details tba

*NEW SOUTHEY – delivery to Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Please pick up before 5pm

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  Thursday January 6th  – delivery to Cupar

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (pick ups available after 5pm on Thursday Jan 5, deliveries on Thursday as usual)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday January 5th delivery)

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Happy New Year from all your cleansing friends at Body Fuel!

-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

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