Remember the Basic of Good Health through the Holiday Season

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 HOLIDAY HOURS AT BODY FUEL
Sunday, December 24th- CLOSED
Monday, December 25th- CLOSED
Tuesday, December 26th- CLOSED
Wednesday, December 27th- 10am-2pm
Thursday, December 28th- 10am-2pm  *NO BIN SERVICE*
Friday, December 29th- 10am-2pm
Saturday, December 30th- 10am-2pm
Sunday, December 31st- CLOSED
Monday, January 1st- CLOSED
Tuesday, January 2nd- 10am-4pm  *NO BIN SERVICE*
Wednesday, January 3rd- 10am-4pm
Thursday, January 4th- 10am-4pm  *NO BIN SERVICE*
Friday, January 5th- 10am-4pm
Saturday January 6th 10am-4pm
Sunday, January 7th 10am-4pm *REGULAR HOURS RESUME*
THIS IS YOUR LAST WEEK TO ORDER IN 2017.  BIN SERVICE RESUMES ON JAN. 9TH AND 11TH, 2018

 

SOME “BACK TO HOLIDAY” BASICS

This is the season for fashion statements.  This little skiff of snow has brought out the beautiful scarves, fashionable leg warmers, long socks, cuffs, and gorgeous winter jackets!  Perfect time of year for beautiful fashion statements! love accessorizing an outfit but sometimes, a good basic combo is often as stunning.

It’s also the time of year for “accessorizing” food.  Christmas parties and gatherings tend to push our “usual” limits of what we normally eat and we can very easily stray from the “basics”….healthy greens, vegetables, fruit and ample water.  We get caught up at the Cheese Dip Platter, or find ourselves mixing some festive drinks.  And although pretty darn tasty….you may have one strong critic of your food “accessorizing” who would much rather you stick to the basics.

Who may that be?  Your Body!  Despite who you sneak behind in the appy line and despite the fact that you may have lost track of how many drinks you’ve had, your body hasn’t!  I tell my kids often, “You can trick Mom, but you can’t trick your body”.  Well that applies to you too…your body is the biggest whistle blower out there!

So this season, don’t lose sight of the basics:

  1. Keep a bottle of water near you all the time and remember to hydrate. Water washes away the bad toxins in your system and keeps our cells properly communicating with one another. Water is essential for your health.  If you want to “spike” your water, opt for liquid Chlorophyll or E3 Live for extra immune system boosting.  Don’t forget your electrolytes either….we carry a full line of flavours….our NUN is our newest favourite in stock!
  2. Add on some greens to your order – like kale, spinach, collards, chard or lettuce. Ensure you are eating your greens daily!  Your body LOVES these deep leafy greens.  The easiest way for me to remember my greens is to blend them into my smoothie in the morning, scramble into my eggs, or have a pre-packaged salad mix and homemade salad dressing on hand to throw together a quick salad.
  3. Sleep – it’s the season for pushing your body to the limit….but it’s so important to sleep. Plan your week accordingly so you don’t extend your late night, into a late “week”.  Stressed – grab some Vitality “Relax” to take the edge off naturally!
  4. Consider supporting your system with some good “seasonal” supplements.   Our best seller is Great Lakes Collagen.  The Vitality B/C Complex is a great one to counter the added stress of the season, Vitamin D to help get through the shorter days, Fish Oils and Zinc.  We also have the Med. Marijuana (THC free) oil in capsule or bottled oil form which are incredibly powerful
  5. Keep it light – this season has the public opinion of “joy” but reality will suggest that there’s lots of stress. Find some time to laugh, like really laugh!  Got a good friend who tickles your funny bone? Take the time to have some Christmas cheer with him or her.  Or bring out the archives of Cheers, Monty Python and Who’s Line is it Anyway with a cup of green tea!
  6. Don’t skip your exercise. You may have to adjust your schedule slightly, but it’s so important to exercise.  Your lymphatic system is a big part of your immune system health, and since there are now built in “pump” in your lymphatic system to keep it fresh, exercise acts as your pump for this system.
  7. Keep your supply of probiotic foods on hand – fermented sauerkraut or Wildbrine varieties of vegetables, kombucha, kefir, tempeh, kimchi are all good foods to be eating regularly in order to keep your “unfriendly” bacteria in check…and your “friendly” bacteria in abundance.  We have a huge selection of delicious Kombucha so lots of choices for every pallet!
  8. Eat organic – One of things you can control is what you put in your mouth and choosing organics decreases your toxin intake. Often we can’t control the air we breathe, the environment we work in, or the toxin that are hidden in our clothes, but  we can control what goes in our mouths.  Keep it clean!

Off I go to my closet to find my favourite scarf!  I’ll accessorize my outfit today, however, keep my food basic in order to fully enjoy this time of year!   We are here to support you through to a HEALTHY Holiday season ahead!

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MARKET NEWS

Don’t forget to check out our whole lineup of deals on our Feature Page.  Click here to begin your shopping!

*WE WILL HAVE NO TURKEYS FOR CHRISTMAS – HOWEVER WE DO HAVE OTHER OPTIONS!  WE HAVE A CHRISTMAS CHICKEN BIN FOR $75!  YOU GET A 6-8LB FROZEN CHICKEN AND ALL THE FIXINGS!  CALL US AT 306.352.3835 TO ORDER YOURS

*Tons of NEW GROCERY ITEMS for the Christmas Season! Visit our FEATURE PAGE for some of the newest items to arrive at our store! It’s always fun to get new grocery items

*Its a KALE SALE -green kale continues on at a good price   Stay healthy in cold and flu season! How about some kale chips? Eat it up! It’ll keep you well!

*POMEGRANATES – are a great holiday treat and so nutritious!

*3 PACK ROMAINE – is a great seasonal price!

*HONEYDEW MELON – is back on the order list!  Yay….how I love it!

*BROCCOLI has finally dropped to “regular” levels!  Yay

*WHAT DO RASPBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, CRANBERRIES, CHARD AND COLLARDS HAVE IN COMMON?  They are all available for Thursdays orders next week!

*4LB BOXES OF MANDARIN ORANGES – the time has come! Load up for easy and yummy and HEALTHY orange season! Totally transportable…a kid fave!

*CELERY is a great price for your holiday dishes (and stuffing!)

 

 

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (Dec 18th) We Think For You Bins *please note that at times we may have to substitute for quality or supplier shortages

 

$40 We Think For You Bin

1lb carrots

1 cauliflower

1.5lb yams

1lb turnips

1/2lb yellow onion

1/2lb cherry tomatoes

1 coloured pepper

1 head green leaf lettuce

5 gala apples

2 cara cara oranges

2 pears

5 mandarin oranges

6 bananas

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 cauliflower

1lb carrots

1 field cucumber

1lb yams

1/2lb yellow onions

1 head green leaf lettuce

4 bananas

4 mandarins

1 cara cara orange

2 pears

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb carrots

1 head cauliflower

2lb yams

2lb turnips

1/2lb yellow onion

1lb coloured peppers

1 leaf lettuce

1 head black kale

3 apples

2 bananas

2 lemons

1 chunk ginger

1 avocado

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*****PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE BIN SERVICE THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 26TH OR JANUARY 1ST.

DELIVERY AND ORDER SCHEDULE AND ROUTE DETAILS

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

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

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

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*Lumsden – delivery to your doorstep on Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening!

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

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

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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

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Why You Should Eat Pomegranates!

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POMEGRANATES ARE A SUPERFOOD!

Pomegranates are coming in on Thursday Dec 14 (as long as you order them!) .  They are a superfood and so good for you…and special Christmas treat!  Throw a couple on your order for next time and enjoy this beautiful fruit!

Pomegranates are a new superfood. They are high in vitamin C and potassium, a great source of fiber, and low in calories. Not only delicious, pomegranates are one of the healthiest foods you can eat!

Pomegranate juice is high in three different types of polyphenols, a potent form of antioxidants. The three types – tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid – are present in many fruits, but fresh pomegranate juice contains particularly high amounts of all three.

Whether you snack on fresh pomegranate arils (seeds) or drink the juice, feel guilt-free as you enjoy each delicious mouthful: you’re doing your body a favor!

(source – https://www.pomegranates.org/health/)

POMEGRANATE AND CUCUMBER SALAD

Pomegranate seeds (sometimes called arils) are probably the quickest and easiest way I know to add interest to all kinds of salads, from grain salads, to green salads.  They offer up a gorgeous pop of ruby red color, a nice crunch, and a bit of sweet-tartness.  This salad works in the summer because it’s refreshing, and also would look great as part of a Christmas meal, because of the vivid red and green colors. You can use all mint or all oregano instead of a combination if you like.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 seedless cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds, divided (see Note)

How to Make It

  1. Thinly slice the cucumbers and place in a large bowl.  Add the onion, lemon juice, olive oil, mint, oregano, and salt and pepper.  Add half of the pomegranate seeds and toss to combine.
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with the remaining pomegranate seeds.

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MARKET NEWS

Don’t forget to check out our whole lineup of deals on our Feature Page.  Click here to begin your shopping!

*WE WILL HAVE NO TURKEYS FOR CHRISTMAS – HOWEVER WE DO HAVE OTHER OPTIONS!  Sometimes Mother Nature throws farmers a loop too!   Watch for more on Christmas availability of fresh hams, frozen chickens.

*Tons of NEW GROCERY ITEMS for the Christmas Season! Visit our FEATURE PAGE for some of the newest items to arrive at our store! It’s always fun to get new grocery items

*Its a KALE SALE -green kale continues on at a good price   Stay healthy in cold and flu season! How about some kale chips? Eat it up! It’ll keep you well!

*POMEGRANATES – are a great holiday treat and so nutritious!

*3 PACK ROMAINE – is a great seasonal price!

*HONEYDEW MELON – is back on the order list!  Yay….how I love it!

*BROCCOLI has finally dropped to “regular” levels!  Yay

*WHAT DO RASPBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, CRANBERRIES, CHARD AND COLLARDS HAVE IN COMMON?  They are all available for Thursdays orders next week!

*4LB BOXES OF MANDARIN ORANGES – the time has come! Load up for easy and yummy and HEALTHY orange season! Totally transportable…a kid fave!

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (Dec 10th) We Think For You Bins *please note that at times we may have to substitute for quality or supplier shortages

$40 We Think For You

1.5lb fingerling potatoes

1.5lb beets

1 cauliflower

1 celery

1 bunch green onion

1 yellow pepper

1 head romaine lettuce

5 apples

5 mandarin oranges

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

2 pears

 

$25 We Think For You

1lb fingerling potatoes

1lb beets

1 cauliflower

1 bunch green onion

0.5lb tomatoes

1 head romaine lettuce

3 granny smith apples

3 mandarin oranges

4 bananas

2 red pears

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb yams

1lb rutabaga

1 broccoli

2lb delicata squash

1/2lb yellow onion

1 field cucumber

1/2lb yellow peppers

1/2lb cluster tomatoes

1 – 3pk romaine lettuce

1 bunch green kale

4 granny smith apples

1 lemon

2 bananas

1 pomegranate

1 small avocado

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DELIVERY AND ORDER SCHEDULE AND ROUTE DETAILS

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

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

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

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*Lumsden – delivery to your doorstep on Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening!

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

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

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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

Some holiday recipe favourites!

***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

‘Tis the Season

I like a good challenge!  And the Holiday Season marks a big one.  It’s officially “holiday season so it’s game on!   We tend to be surrounded by cheese, “special” beverages, sugar, more cheese, chips and cookies!  How do you manoeuvre the Holiday Season while maintaining your good health?

There are a number of theories on eating and the Holiday Season.  I’ve probably subscribed to all of them over the years.  Here’s my take:

  • The “Close Your Eyes and Hang on For the Ride” Approach – this is the reckless surrender approach.  Eat, drink and be merry and hope that your body can handle the onslaught.  Worry about it after the holidays and perhaps think about January as the time to lose the weight you put on and find a good cleanse to help minimize the toxic and sugar overload.
  • The “Please Don’t Notice I Didn’t Eat the Dip” Approach – The down side of this approach is on the “social side” – as peer pressure may pivot in your direction when people realize you aren’t eating their food.  The upside, you feel like a million bucks the next day!  You eat really well before you go to the Christmas Party, take you own dish to the party and use it as your main course.  Pack along a healthy beverage (like a bottle of kombucha in a wine glass) and attempt to fly under the radar.
  •  The “Minimize the Damage” Approach – this is the 80/20 approach.  Eat well most of the time and when it comes to the Christmas Party Potluck, choose wisely.  Focus on salads, vegetables and minimal sweets.

Whatever your approach, I thought I’d come through for you with a couple of Seasonal Recipes – renditions of the old faithfuls that we can hopefully fit into the 80/20 “Minimize the Damage” category.

NATURALLY SWEETENED CRANBERRY SAUCE (I admit to stealing this one!) http://cookieandkate.com/2015/naturally-sweetened-cranberry-sauce-recipe/

  • One 12-ounce bag of fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • Zest of 1 medium orange, preferably organic (about 1 teaspoon)
  • Optional add-ins: ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon and/or ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  1. First, rinse the cranberries well and drain off excess water.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, honey and water. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have popped and the mixture has thickened to your liking, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the pot from heat and stir in the orange zest. If you’d like to add cinnamon or orange juice, add it now. Taste and, if the mixture is too tart (keeping in mind that cranberry sauce is supposed to be a little tart!), add more orange juice, honey or maple syrup to taste.
Paleo Sugar Cookies
 https://elanaspantry.com/valentines-day-cookies/
Serves: 32 cookies
Ingredients
  • 3 cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
  • ½ teaspoon himalayn sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch ground nutmet
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, and nutmeg
  2. In a smaller bowl, mix together coconut oil, honey, and orange zest
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry
  4. Separate dough into 2 balls and place each on a piece of parchment paper
  5. Cover each ball of dough with another piece of parchment paper and roll out ¼ inch thick
  6. Place in freezer for 30 minutes
  7. Use seasonal cookie cutter to cut out cookies
  8. Bake at 350° for 5-7 minutes
  9. Cool and serve
Eggnog (Paleo – sugar free)

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs separated
  • cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmet
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla liquid stevia
  • teaspoon himalayan sea salt

Instructions

  1. In a food processor combine egg yolks, heavy cream, and water
  2. Process for 45 seconds, then pulse in honey, nutmeg, and vanilla stevia
  3. Pulse in salt if using
  4. Using a hand blender and a pint mason jar whip egg whites to stiff peak
  5. Mix whites into eggnog mixture with 3 quick pulses
  6. Chill and serve

Vegan Eggnog

Vegan Eggnog

http://tasty-yummies.com/vegan-eggnog/

Wishing you a happy and healthy Christmas filled with lots of fun and some “snuck in there” nutrition!

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MARKET NEWS

Don’t forget to check out our whole lineup of deals on our Feature Page.  Click here to begin your shopping!

*WE WILL HAVE NO TURKEYS FOR CHRISTMAS – HOWEVER WE DO HAVE OTHER OPTIONS!  Sometimes Mother Nature throws farmers a loop too!   Watch for more on Christmas availability of fresh hams, fresh chickens.

*Tons of NEW GROCERY ITEMS! Visit our FEATURE PAGE for some of the newest items to arrive at our store! It’s always fun to get new grocery items

*SUGAR SNAP PEAS – the perfect snack! Back in for Thursday orders

*Its a KALE SALE – black or green….whats your preference?   Stay healthy in cold and flu season! How about some kale chips? Eat it up! It’ll keep you well!

*BROCCOLI has finally dropped to “regular” levels!  Yay

*LONG ENGLISH CUCUMBERS – are well priced. Are they a vegetable “staple food” in your fridge too?

*WHAT DO RASPBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, CRANBERRIES, CHARD AND COLLARDS HAVE IN COMMON?  They are all available for Thursdays orders next week!

*4LB BOXES OF MANDARIN ORANGES – the time has come! Load up for easy and yummy and HEALTHY orange season! Totally transportable…a kid fave!

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (Dec 4th) We Think For You Bins *please note that at times we may have to substitute for quality or supplier shortages

$40 We Think For You Bin

1.5lb yams

0.8lb brussel sprouts

1 bunch broccoli

1 field cucumber

1 green pepper

1/2lb yellow onions

1/2lb roma tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

6 apples

6 mandarin oranges

6 bananas

2 asian pears

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1.25lb yams

1 bunch broccoli

1 field cucumber

1 green pepper

1/3lb roma tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

4 apples

4 mandarin oranges

4 bananas

2 asian pears

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

2lb bag carrots

0.8lb brussel sprouts

1 bunch broccoli

1/2lb yellow onion

1 field cucumber

1 coloured pepper

1 green pepper

1/2lb roma tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1 head garlic

5 apples

2 mandarin oranges

1 pkg cranberries

2 lemons

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DELIVERY AND ORDER SCHEDULE AND ROUTE DETAILS

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

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

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

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*Lumsden – delivery to your doorstep on Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening!

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

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

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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

 

Sugar’s Effect on Your Immune System and How Fresh Foods Can Help

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Sugar’s Effect on Your Immune System and How Fresh Foods Can Help

(SOURCE: https://healthfree.com/nutrition-sugar-immune-system-foods.html)


“If you plant Twinkies in your body garden, how do you expect to harvest health?” ~Terri Guillemets

Sugar and junk foods can produce a burst of energy and feel comforting in the short term, that’s why we go for them when stressed, bored, sad, or short on time. The painkilling effect of sugar is from the release of endorphins in your body when you eat the sweets. Endorphins are a morphine-like chemical your body naturally circulates when you exercise, are excited, or eat spicy foods. Despite how good you feel right after eating sweets, I’ll bet you didn’t know that sugar has a direct and dramatic effect on your immune system for hours after you eat it!

According to a 1973 study done by Loma Linda University, when you eat 100 grams of sugar, about as much sugar as you find in a 1 liter bottle of soda, your white blood cells are 40 percent less effective at killing germs. This can cripple your immune system for up to 5 hours after eating sugar!

Sugar impacts your white blood cells by competing for space in those cells with Vitamin C. Linus Pauling did research in the 1970s to find out how the body uses Vitamin C. They discovered that white blood cells need Vitamin C to destroy bacteria and viruses. Sugar and Vitamin C are similar in their chemical structure. When you eat sugar, it directly competes for space in your immune cells with Vitamin C! The more sugar in your system, the less Vitamin C can get into your white blood cells. Sugar DOES NOT help your immune system fight infection at all, resulting in a weakened defense from infections.

The tricky thing with sugar is that we are naturally set up to seek it out – in fact, human breast milk is sweet! In an orange or carrot, the sugar is packaged with nutrients, water, and fiber that help you digest it. When you strip the vitamins and minerals from corn to make high fructose corn syrup, your body has to take nutrients from your bones, skin, and vital systems to break down the concentrated sweetener. Your kidneys will stimulate more urine production to water down the sugar, which is dehydrating and speeds up signs of aging and disease.

Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables is a great way to get immune boosting benefits from Vitamin C and other phytonutrients found in fresh raw foods. The colors of produce give you a clue for how they help the immune system.

Choose orange fruits and vegetables like carrots to get more beta carotene, the precursor your body turns into Vitamin A. This nutrient helps your immune system by supporting healthy lungs and lymph.

Dark greens like kale and spinach contain beta carotene and Vitamin E that help your body fend off cold and flu infections.

Fresh red and pink produce like tomatoes, strawberries and pink grapefruit are especially high in Vitamin C.

Don’t stress about it if you find it hard to completely throw out the sugar and load up on fresh whole fruits and veggies. Diet changes take time and if you want your new healthy habits to stick, be persistent as you try switching out a large salad for that fast food sandwich at lunch. If you normally eat sweet processed food like donuts for breakfast, try replacing it with mixed fresh fruit and see how much better you feel over time. Your taste buds will need a few weeks to get used to changes in what you’re eating. Your body will get over the cravings, which are actually a symptom of the deficiencies of empty foods until you have nourished your body well for a time. In the long term, the more fresh whole foods you eat, the more energy you’ll have and the stronger your immune system will be.

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!

BODY FUEL MINI MARKET! SUNDAY November 26th 2017

We’re bringing the Market to you! We are opening up our store to a group of local vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. Join us Sunday November 5th, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!   NEXT MARKET DECEMBER 10THTH

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MARKET NEWS

Don’t forget to check out our whole lineup of deals on our Feature Page.  Click here to begin your shopping!

*WE SOLD OUT AT THANKSGIVING SO DON’T DELAY! It’s time to book your Pine View Farms Fresh Artisan Christmas Turkey!  They arrive fresh on Tuesday December 20th.  Call us at 306.352.3835 or email us at this email to secure yours today!

*Tons of NEW GROCERY ITEMS! Visit our FEATURE PAGE for some of the newest items to arrive at our store! It’s always fun to get new grocery items

*SUGAR SNAP PEAS – the perfect snack! Back in for Thursday orders

*KALE is a superfood! Stay healthy in cold and flu season! How about some kale chips? Eat it up! It’ll keep you well!

*LONG ENGLISH CUCUMBERS – are well priced. Are they a vegetable “staple food” in your fridge too?

WHAT DO BRUSSEL SPROUTS, RASPBERRIES AND CANTALOUPE HAVE IN COMMON? They are all available for Thursdays orders next week!

*GRAPEFRUIT – get your vitamin C the natural way!

*D’ANJOU PEARS – so crunchy and delicious! Best to put a few on your order!

*4LB BOXES OF MANDARIN ORANGES – the time has come! Load up for easy and yummy and HEALTHY orange season! Totally transportable…a kid fave!

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (November 26th) We Think For You Bins *please note that at times we may have to substitute for quality or supplier shortages

$40 We Think For You Bin

1 bag mini rainbow carrots

0.8lb green beans

1 long English cucumber

1 red pepper

1/3lb tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

0.4lb sugar snap peas

1 cantaloupe

6 apples

6 mandarin oranges

6 bananas

2 pears

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 pkg rainbow baby carrots

0.8lb green beans

1/3lb tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

0.4lb sugar snap peas

4 apples

4 mandarin oranges

4 bananas

2 pears

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb yams

1 head cauliflower

1/2lb red onion

1 long English cucumber

2 coloured peppers

1/2lb tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1 bunch green kale

5 apples

4 mandarin oranges

1 grapefruit

2 lemons

2 bananas

1 avocado

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DELIVERY AND ORDER SCHEDULE AND ROUTE DETAILS

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

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

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

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*Lumsden – delivery to your doorstep on Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening!

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

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

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BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH FOOD!

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We’ve hosted many an amazing course at Body Fuel!  One we will look forward to again in the spring is hosted by instructor, Stacey Tress from Yorkton Garden Therapy, who teaches her students how to make a variety fermented foods!  Stacey was my instructor about 4 years ago and has unlocked within me and many others a passion for making powerful food in our own kitchens.  It’s common place to see a Scoby Hotel, bubbling sourdough starter, sparkling water kefir grains and sauerkraut on my kitchen counters.  I find quite intriguing to grow some pretty amazing food on my countertop (I think I must be missing those cool science experiments we used to do when I was in school!), however, there is some grounded facts that support fermenting not just as an adult’s science experiment, but for supporting immune system health. (*note – we have another Art of Fermentation Course coming up in spring 2018)

As we are now Post-Halloween and hopefully the treats are all gone….but Christmas parties are just around the corner. I learned years ago that as little as 1 tsp. of sugar can immobilize your immune response for a number of hours….so dabble in those sugary treats wisely.  My friend Derek wrote a great piece on using food to support the immune system….and he too believes in fermentation.  So let’s get some good quality fermented food into your kitchen to keep away the daunting sugar blues and sniffles!

4 POWERFUL PROBIOTIC FOODS THAT CREATE A STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM

http://healingthebody.ca/4-powerful-probiotic-foods-that-create-a-strong-immune-system/

By Derek Henry

With estimates that the body has 10 times more bacteria than cells (over 100 trillion), it becomes clear that maintaining a proper bacterial balance is vital for long-term health. An important factor in that balance is plenty of probiotics (good bacteria) in order to keep the optimal balance of 85 percent good bacteria to 15 percent bad bacteria. These 4 probiotic foods that create a strong immune system will help do just that.

Fermented vegetables

Man has been fermenting vegetables for thousands of years as a way to preserve their harvest (much like pickling). However, it has been more recently accepted that fermented vegetables are not just a good preservation system but also an exceptional way to ingest high quality, live probiotics.

Consuming fermented vegetables keeps bad bacteria and yeast in check as the lactic acid producing lactobacilli in these foods alter the acidity in the intestine which helps prevent the overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria, molds, and candida.

One of the most commonly fermented vegetables is sauerkraut, which simply consists of cabbage, salt, and a culture starter if desired. However, nearly any vegetable can be fermented and can be stored for months and even years under the right conditions.

Recently, a lab test of homemade sauerkraut revealed a probiotic count of 10 trillion! Some of the highest probiotic supplements on the market contain a meagre 50 billion, in comparison.

Learn more about the healing benefits of sauerkraut, and get a recipe, here.

Kefir

Kefir is a fermented drink that can be made from milk, water, grains, and coconut water. Although it is not a good preservation method, the fermenting of these mediums can produce a probiotic-rich beverage that is not only delicious, but also healing for the digestive system.

Consuming kefir will ensure your body is fed a wide variety of beneficial bacteria that will enhance hydration and recolonize your gut and mucous membranes. It also contains beneficial yeasts that are known to hunt down and destroy pathogenic yeasts in the body, as well as detoxify the liver and fortify the immune system.

All the ingredients you would need to make kefir are your desired liquid, a small amount of sugar (not required to start dairy kefir), and a kefir starter (probiotic).

Learn more about the healing benefits of coconut kefir and get a recipe, here.

Kombucha

Made from sweetened tea that’s been fermented by a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (a SCOBY, or also known as the “mother” because of its ability to reproduce), kombucha has been around for more than 2000 years. However, it didn’t gain popularity in the West until recently.

Consuming kombucha will introduce a wide array of enzymes and bacterial acids that will detoxify your liver, aid in digestion, improve your joint health, and boost your immune system.

The only ingredients you need to make kombucha are black or green tea, some sugar, and a kombucha starter culture or SCOBY. Please keep in mind that a SCOBY does contain yeast, so any existing yeast problems can be exacerbated with kombucha.

Here’s 7 reasons to drink kombucha.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar made from fermented apples and has pale to medium amber color. It can be substituted in many food preparations for white vinegar, with exponentially more health benefits.

Consuming apple cider vinegar will introduce beneficial enzymes, probiotics, and amino acids that will improve digestion, relieve heartburn, stimulate the lymphatic system, help get rid of Candida, and help strengthen the immune system.

Making apple cider vinegar is a double fermentation process. First, apples are fermented and reduced to cider, and then the cider is fermented to create apple cider vinegar.

Learn much more about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar.

With all these foods, one can expect to introduce beneficial bacteria, enzymes, and a host of highly digestible vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. This will effectively clean up the digestive system, which will in turn strengthen the immune system as well.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.naturalnews.com/045431_probiotics_apple_cider_vinegar_kombucha.html

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DELIVERY FEE CHANGE (applicable to Regina, White City and area, Lumsden Indian Head)

*It’s been a very long time since we had a slight increase in delivery fee (9 years to be exact) and we wanted to inform you that we are revamping our delivery fee structure. This has been in effect for about a month now.

Regina/White City/Lumsden/Indian Head Routes – $8.00 plus GST

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!

BODY FUEL MINI MARKET! SUNDAY November 26th 2017

We’re bringing the Market to you! We are opening up our store to a group of local vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. Join us Sunday November 5th, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!   NEXT MARKET DECEMBER 10THTH

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MARKET NEWS

Don’t forget to check out our whole lineup of deals on our Feature Page.  Click here to begin your shopping!

*Tons of NEW GROCERY ITEMS! Visit our FEATURE PAGE for some of the newest items to arrive at our store! It’s always fun to get new grocery items!

*MANGOS – we hit a sale! Small-med sized are only $1.99 next week (arrival Thursday)

*GOING BANANAS! It’s FAIR TRADE BANANA week! Load up….if you only knew how important it is to buy Fair Trade Bananas – much like the chocolate and coffee trade, there is a lot of darkness in the banana industry. Ensure humane treatment by looking for the Fair Trade label

*KALE is a superfood! Stay healthy in cold and flu season! How about some kale chips? Eat it up! It’ll keep you well!

*LEEK AND POTATO SOUP ANYONE? Great prices on both!

*ZUCCHINI such a versatile squash – from fritters to brownies! Great price this week!

*LONG ENGLISH CUCUMBERS – are well priced. Are they a vegetable “staple food” in your fridge too?

*BUTTERNUT SQUASH –a warming food….stews, soups, or stand alone roasted. Nothing more delicious than this squash!

*NAVEL ORANGES are back in season again!

*D’ANJOU PEARS – so crunchy and delicious! Best to put a few on your order!

*4LB BOXES OF MANDARIN ORANGES – the time has come! Load up for easy and yummy and HEALTHY orange season! Totally transportable…a kid fave!

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (November 19th) We Think For You Bins *please note that at times we may have to substitute for quality or supplier shortages

$40 We Think For You Bin

1lb carrots

1 cauliflower

1 bunch green onion

1 long English cucumber

1 coloured pepper

1 head romaine lettuce

1 bulb garlic

0.8lb baby bok choy

6 gala apples

1.5lb mandarin oranges

1/2lb kiwi

2 danjou pears

1 mango

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1lb carrots

1 caulliflower

1 bunch green onion

1 long English cucumber

1 head romaine lettuce

4 gala apples

1lb mandarin oranges

4 bananas

2 d’anjou pears

1 mango

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1 broccoli

1lb zucchini

0.5lb yellow onion

1 bunch green onion

1 long English cucumber

1 coloured pepper

1 green pepper

1 romaine lettuce

0.4lb baby spinach

1 bunch cilantro

0.8lb baby bok choy

5 apples

1/2lb mandarin oranges

2 lemons

2 bananas

1 mango

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin – has been discontinued

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DELIVERY AND ORDER SCHEDULE AND ROUTE DETAILS

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

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

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

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*Lumsden – delivery to your doorstep on Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening!

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

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

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19 Ayurvedic Warming Foods

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19 Ayurvedic Warming Foods for Chilly Fall Weather

As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, we tend to naturally adapt our behaviours to match… once we stop denying summer is over, that is! There’s no need to resist getting those jackets and sweaters out of the closet — why not make an effort to admire and enjoy the autumnal beauty?

It’s important to adjust our cooking and eating habits as the season turns, and this requirement is highlighted by Ayurvedic wisdom. Ayurveda is the ancient Indian tradition of whole-body medicine, which is still widely practiced today.

Similar to Chinese medicine, Ayurveda places certain foods into groups according to the seasons. This is largely in keeping with the produce that nature gives us at particular times of the year.

If you’ve ever shopped at the local farmers’ market, you will have noticed that the produce starts to change in the autumn — we see lots of gourds, winter squashes, apples, onions and root vegetables.

Ayurvedic philosophy holds that eating warming foods in the fall and winter is vital in order to keep the body healthy and balanced. It suggests that the metabolism works harder to keep us warm in the winter, and therefore the “digestive fire” must be adequately fueled with heavier foods. Ayurveda says that cold, damp foods like salads and smoothies, which might seem delicious and perfect in the summertime, can sap the body of energy and even leave it vulnerable to illness during the fall and winter.

Let’s delve into some of the warming foods recommended by Ayurveda to support robust immunity, steady energy and a buoyant mood throughout the cold seasons.

Butter and ghee: Fats are recommended for winter consumption because they provide a steady burn of energy to keep us warm. Putting on a few comfortable pounds during the winter is considered healthy, according to Ayurveda.

Raw honey: It is said that eating raw honey in the winter has a heating and drying effect, which can clear mucus brought on by a cold or flu. Remember not to mix raw honey into anything hot as its natural properties will be destroyed.

Ginger: Always keep ginger root on hand throughout the winter to keep the immune system healthy and ward off infections. Grating the root and squeezing the juice into hot water is a great quick remedy if you’re feeling under the weather.

Oatmeal: Since a large percentage of oatmeal is contaminated with gluten, we recommend either seeking out a tested and certified gluten-free variety, or making porridge with an alternative like chia seeds or buckwheat groats.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon is one of the most delicious warming spices and should feature in many recipes to keep you balanced throughout the winter.

Red wine: Ayurveda encourages the occasional glass of red wine to stimulate digestion and circulation. Add warming spices to create a delicious mulled concoction.

Chicken broth: Greater consumption of meats and fats is encouraged (and likely craved) during the winter. Making your own organic chicken broth in the Crock-Pot is the best way to get your hands on this delicious and health-supporting food.

Turmeric: Ayurveda considers turmeric to be the “crown jewel of spices.” It has potent anti-inflammatory effects and helps fight all manner of illness. Try to consume some every day in the form of soup or curry.

Sweet potatoes and Yams: Vegetables rich in vitamin A and C, like sweet potatoes, are the perfect warming and grounding food to enjoy all winter long. They taste great steamed and topped with ghee and cinnamon, or roasted with ginger and chili peppers.

Chai tea: This is the ultimate conglomeration of warming spices. To make your own, boil cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger in water, then add black tea and a milk of your choice. Use rooibos as a caffeine-free alternative to warm you up in the evening.

Chili peppers: Hot peppers are the epitome of a warming food — you can feel the body responding as soon as you eat them. Freshly chopped peppers or the dried powder will add a little spice to any cooked dish.

Carrots: Here’s another root vegetable that is a winter staple. Ayurvedic wisdom recommends pairing carrots with a warming spice like ginger and cooking them in stock to make a nourishing soup. Carrots are rich in vitamins that help bolster the immune system in the winter.

Asparagus: While raw or cold vegetables are off the cards for winter consumption, asparagus makes the cut because it is best eaten steamed or roasted.

Mustard seed: The sour, salty taste of mustard fits with the winter flavors recommended by Ayurveda. Try adding mustard or mustard seeds to roast potatoes or carrots.

Cardamom: Cardamom usually appears in sweet baked goods in Scandinavian cuisine, whereas Eastern cuisine uses it in more savory dishes. Cardamom belongs in the group of “warming spices” according to Ayurveda, and it is delicious in curry dishes or even in homemade chai tea.

Cumin: This warming spice is ultra-earthy and goes great in wintry savory dishes. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is used as a digestive tonic. It stokes the digestive fire by stimulating the production of pancreatic enzymes. Cumin is said to dispel gas, improve digestion and reduce inflammation.

Stewed fruit: Ayurveda recommends sweet, sour, heavy fruits in the colder months. This could include cherries, peaches, plums and bananas. Cooking the fruit in some butter and milk (or milk alternative) and adding some warming spice such as cardamom or cinnamon is the perfect way to adapt fruit for cold weather.

Beets: Root vegetables are definitely a mainstay of winter cuisine. They store well and make for a flexible go-to that is delicious in many winter dishes. Try roasting spiced beets in butter and then tossing them with goat’s cheese and nuts.

Risotto: Once you’re tired of all those roasted root vegetables and hearty stews, risotto makes for a nice change. Gluten-free whole grains are recommended as a warming food, so why not cook up some of that delicious rice in a nourishing creamy dish with herbs and mushrooms.

Tahini: Sesame seeds are widely used in Ayurveda. In fact, one of the top recommended oils for massage (and especially self-massage for lymphatic movement during the winter) is sesame oil. Tahini is a purée of sesame seeds, which makes for a great source of fat to keep warm during the winter.

Some other Ayurvedic practices for keeping warm and healthy in the colder months

Ayurveda recommends frequent saunas, steams and massages to stimulate circulation and warmth in the winter. Sex is also encouraged, if you needed an excuse! Practice yoga, such as sun salutations and deep breathing exercises, often to keep the inner fire burning and stay grounded.

Avoid eating damp and cooling foods, or those that encourage congestion, including most dairy, sweets and yeast. These foods are said to encourage illness in the winter. If you do get sick, try a neti pot!

Why not head out to the farmers’ market and experience some of these Ayurvedic warming foods firsthand? There is nothing more satisfying than nourishing your body in harmony with the rhythms of the earth. Read more about the holistic way to prepare for autumn.

—The Alternative Daily

Sources:
http://holisticonline.com/ayurveda/ayv-food-classification.htm
http://www.ayurvedicyogi.com/warding-off-the-winter-chill-with-ayurveda
http://www.yogajournal.com/article/eat-for-your-dosha/qa-cold-warming-foods-according-ayurveda

 

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DELIVERY FEE CHANGE (applicable to Regina, White City and area, Lumsden)

*It’s been a very long time since we had a slight increase in delivery fee (9 years to be exact) and we wanted to inform you that we are revamping our delivery fee structure effective the week of October 23rd.  We promise we won’t break the bank, and maybe can save you some cash on the other end of things even!

Regina/White City/Lumsden Route – $8.00 plus GST

Spend $90 and get free delivery!

 

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!

BODY FUEL MINI MARKET! SUNDAY November 5th 2017

We’re bringing the Market to you! We are opening up our store to a group of local vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. Join us Sunday November 5th, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!   NEXT MARKET NOVEMBER 26THTH

 

 

MARKET NEWS

Don’t forget to check out our whole lineup of deals on our Feature Page.  Click here to begin your shopping!

*Tons of NEW GROCERY ITEMS! Visit our FEATURE PAGE for some of the newest items to arrive at our store! It’s always fun to get new grocery items!

*KALE is a superfood! Stay healthy in cold and flu season!

*BUTTERNUT SQUASH – are a great price….and oh so warming on these cold days!

*NAVEL ORANGES are back in season again!

*Roasted PARSNIPS – have quickly become one of my favourite veggies!

*D’ANJOU PEARS – so crunchy and delicious! Best to put a few on your order!

*GREEN BEANS are available again (they roll in on the Wednesday truck)

*GRANNY SMITH APPLES are one of the lowest in sugar! They are in season now! Grab some for a great snack!

*4LB BOXES OF MANDARIN ORANGES – the time has come! Load up for easy and yummy and HEALTHY orange season! Totally transportable…a kid fave!

 

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (November 6th) We Think For You Bins *please note that at times we may have to substitute for quality or supplier shortages

 

$40 We Think For You Bin (Tuesday Bin)

1 cauliflower

2 zucchini

0.25lb red onions

3/4lb parsnips

1 coloured pepper

1 celery

1 head leaf lettuce

1 pkg mushrooms

6 apples

2 navel oranges

3 plums

2 pears

3/4lb kiwi

1 lemon

 

 

$40 We Think For You Bin (Thursday Bin)

2/3lb green beans

1 bunch baby broccolini

1/2lb yellow onions

1 field cucumber

1 coloured pepper

1/3lb cherry tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

0.4lb button mushrooms

6 fuji apples

6 mandarin oranges

6 bananas

2 pears

2/3lb kiwi

1 lemon

 

$25 We Think For You Bin (Tuesday Bin)

1 caulliflower

0.25lb red onions

1 field cucumber

3/4lb parsnips

1 celery

1 head leaf lettuce

1 pkg button mushrooms

4 apples

1 navel

2 pears

1/2lb kiwi

2 plums

 

 

$25 We Think For You Bin (Thursday Bin)

2/3lb green beans

1/2lb yellow onions

1 field cucumber

1/3lb cherry tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

0.4lb button mushrooms

4 fuji apples

3 mandarin oranges

4 bananas

2 pears

1/2lb kiwi

 

Paleo Bin TUESDAY

 

1 CAULIFLOWER

2 zucchini

0.5lb red onion

1 field cucumber

0.75lb parsnips

2 coloured peppers

½lb cluster tomatoes

1 leaf lettuce

1 clove garlic

1 pkg button mushrooms

5 apples

1 valencia orange

2 lemons

1 avocado

 

 

 

 

$40 PALEO FRESH BIN THURSDAY

1 – lb carrots

2/3lb green beans

1 broccolinni

1/2lb red onion

1 field cucumber

2 coloured peppers

½lb tomatoes

1 leaf lettuce

1 clove garlic

0.4lb button mushrooms

5 apples

2 mandarin oranges

2 lemons

1 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin – has been discontinued

 

 

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DELIVERY AND ORDER SCHEDULE AND ROUTE DETAILS

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

 

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

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

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*Lumsden – delivery to your doorstep on Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening!

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

*Cupar  –  Thursday delivery to Cupar

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

 

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SOME HEALTHIER VERSION OF SOME PUMPKIN CLASSICS!

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SOME HEALTHIER FORM OF PUMPKIN CLASSICS

I LOVE pumpkin and the warm spices traditionally associated with pumpkins, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom… and this time of year is one of my favourites just because of the spicy warm goodness!  Everywhere we turn there is a beautiful orange backdrop that conjures up those flavours for me!  There must be a way to be a part of this time of year in a manner that nourishes.

The issue is that “all things pumpkin” usually also means “all things sugar, all things preserved, all things detrimental to your health!”.  But it doesn’t have to be that way!  Pumpkin offers many health benefits that are negated with the addition of nasty ingredients.  I wanted to give you an option…so you can have your “pumpkin” and eat it too!

Here’s what I’d like to share with you….3 Pumpkin Favourites that hopefully will give you a way of truly experiencing the warmth of this beautiful season! So go cook up that jack-o-lantern or grab a Pumpkin from us today!

10-Minute Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Makes 12 energy bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup unsweetened creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup coconut butter
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 small pinch of sea salt

Preparation

  1. Start by adding the peanut butter and coconut butter to a saucepan on low heat, and stir until melted. Set aside.
  2. Next, add the rolled oats and chopped walnuts to the base of a food processor, and process until finely ground. Add in the peanut butter mixture and the remaining ingredients, and pulse until super smooth.
  3. Roll the dough into balls and place in a glass freezer-safe container.
  4. Freeze for 15 minutes before serving, and refrigerate or freeze any leftovers.

 

The Healthy Version of a Pumpkin Latte

  • 1 shot of espresso or 4 oz. of very strong coffee
  • 3/4 cup of milk of choice (taste best with real dairy or coconut milk, although I’ve used cashew milk too!)
  • 3 TB organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 TB of real maple syrup
  • 5 drops of stevia (or you can add another 1/2 TB of maple syrup)
  • 1/8 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice* (cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg, cardamom)
  • 1/8 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of coconut sugar for topping

* You can make your own pumpkin pie spice by mixing 50% cinnamon, 35% ginger/nutmeg, 10% clove, 5% cardamom.

Nutritional Info

This beverage is equivalent to a tall size and contains 185 calories with 22 grams of natural sugar versus Starbucks’ version with 330 calories and 40 grams of mostly refined sugar. If you want to make a grande size, increase your ingredients to: 2 shots of espresso or 6 oz. strong coffee, 1 1/4 cup of milk, 4 TB pumpkin puree, 1/4 tsp. of pumpkin spice/vanilla extract each, 1 1/2 TB maple syrup, and 7 drops of stevia.

Directions

Concentrate your regular cup of Joe to 4 ounces of liquid. This will create a similar intensity of an espresso shot.

Once you have your coffee ready, put in mixing glass and add your pumpkin, spices, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Use an immersion blender to whip together. If you don’t have one, use a blender.

As an FYI, we played with the pumpkin and spice/vanilla extract ratios and while 1/8 tsp of the latter seems skimpy, we found it was just right. By adding more, you overwhelm the pumpkin flavour

 

GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, AND GRAIN-FREE PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

INGREDIENTS

Crust Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • ½ tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 7 tbsp pumpkin puree (You use 15oz pumpkin puree in total for this recipe. You can also use your own cooked pumpkin puree but make sure it’s not too runny; strain the liquid out if necessary)
  • dash of salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp tapioca flour

White Layer Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups raw cashews, presoaked and strained (soak overnight for best results, or soak in boiling water for 20 minutes if in a rush)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • dash of salt

Pumpkin Layer Ingredients:

  • White layer mixture, minus ¾ cup of it, which should be set aside (see step 4)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, liquified
  • 1¼ cups pumpkin puree (or remainder of the 15oz — see note in crust ingredients)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground ginger

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Oil a 6″ springform pan and set aside.
  2. Place coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin puree, salt, and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl and use an immersion blender to blend the mixture into a smooth consistency (note: if you don’t have an immersion blender, blend all the ingredients in a regular blender and then pour into a mixing bowl). Add coconut and tapioca flours and mix well using a wooden spoon until everything is thoroughly combined.
  3. Scoop out the mixture into the springform pan. Use your hands to press the mixture down along the bottom and up around the walls of the pan forming a tall crust (should be about 1/16 – ¼″ thick everywhere). Use a fork to pierce some holes along the base of the crust to prevent bubbling during baking. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow the crust to cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  4. In the meantime, place all white layer ingredients into a high-speed blender (I used my Vitamix for this recipe) and process until mixture is smooth. Scoop out and set aside ¾ cup of this mixture.
  5. Add pumpkin layer ingredients to the blender to the remaining mixture and blend until mixture is smooth and uniform.
  6. Pour pumpkin cheesecake mixture into the crust in the springform pan. Smooth out the mixture a little using a spatula. Pour white layer ingredients (that were set aside in step 4) on top of the pumpkin layer, being careful not to mix the two layers in the process. Gently smooth out the surface.
  7. Freeze the cheesecake for 4-5 hours (or overnight) to set, and then transfer and store in the fridge until ready to serve. You can also have it straight out of the freezer as a pumpkin ice-cream cake, but when you have it out of the fridge it has the consistency, texture, and flavor of a real cheesecake. Enjoy!

 

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DELIVERY FEE CHANGE (applicable to Regina, White City and area, Lumsden)

*It’s been a very long time since we had a slight increase in delivery fee (9 years to be exact).  We promise we won’t break the bank, and maybe can save you some cash on the other end of things even!

Regina/White City/Lumsden Route – $8.00 plus GST

Spend $90 and get free delivery!

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!

BODY FUEL MINI MARKET! SUNDAY November 5th 2017

We’re bringing the Market to you! We are opening up our store to a group of local vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. Join us Sunday November 5th, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!   NEXT MARKET NOVEMBER 26THTH

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MARKET NEWS

Don’t forget to check out our whole lineup of deals on our Feature Page.  Click here to begin your shopping!

*Tons of NEW GROCERY ITEMS! Visit our FEATURE PAGE for some of the newest items to arrive at our store! It’s always fun to get new grocery items!

*GRANNY SMITH APPLES are one of the lowest in sugar! They are in season now! Grab some for a great snack!

*MANDARIN ORANGES – the time has come! Load up for easy and yummy and HEALTHY orange season! Totally transportable…a kid fave! (arrival on Wednesday!)

*LARGE CAULIFLOWER are back…if you eat paleo, keto or generally, just well, you’ll be jumping for joy like me! I make cauliflower based EVERYTHING! From pizza dough to rice! Instead of buying 2 now, you can just buy 1!

*Soups and crock pots are a time saver this time of year. Grab some CELERY for your favourite stew, soup!

*KIWIS are so high in enzymes….great to eat in the morning to get the stomach ready for a day of effective digestion!

*GREEN GRAPES great for lunches and snacks on the go!

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (November 6th) We Think For You Bins *please note that at times we may have to substitute for quality or supplier shortages

 

$40 We Think For You Bin

3lb potatoes

1 pkg baby carrots

1 bunch broccoli

1 butternut squash

1 long english cucumber

1 coloured pepper

1 head leaf lettuce

6 gala apples

2 navel oranges

6 bananas

3 pears

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

3lb potatoes

1 pkg baby carrots

1 butternut squash

1 coloured pepper

1 head leaf lettuce

4 gala apples

1 navel oranges

4 bananas

2 pears

 

$40 PALEO FRESH BIN

1 – lb parsnips

1 celery

1 broccoli

1 cauliflower

1 bunch green onion

1 long English cucumber

1lb coloured peppers

½lb cherry tomatoes

1 romaine lettuce

1 bunch green kale

5 apples

2 bananas

2 d’anjou pears

 

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DELIVERY AND ORDER SCHEDULE AND ROUTE DETAILS

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

 

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

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

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*Lumsden – delivery to your doorstep on Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening!

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

*Cupar  –  Thursday delivery to Cupar

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

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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