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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7 Compelling Reasons to Include Honey on Your Grocery List

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7 Compelling Reasons to Include Honey on Your Grocery List

By Supraja Sirala

http://healingthebody.ca/7-compelling-reasons-to-include-honey-on-your-grocery-list/

  1. Shave in style

Now that ‘No Shave’ November has ended, it’s time to bring out those blades and show our bodies some love and daylight! But, before you flinch about the razor bumps, the irritation, and the redness, let honey come to your rescue. If you think that there’s no way honey can help here, here’s what you need to know. Using honey instead of your regular shaving cream will make your skin smooth and glowing. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that will help your skin cope with the razor cuts.

  1. Forget the…

Whoops, forgot what I was supposed to write there. If you’re like me, then you need honey! As per a report released by Reuters, four months of honey or hormone pills helped women remember more than those who didn’t take either. Loaded with antioxidants, honey helps prevent cellular damage and loss in the brain. A 2011 study states that one spoon of Malaysian honey taken daily on a regular basis helps boost postmenopausal women’s memory.

  1. All the energy you need

Thinking of going for that intense workout session you’d been planning for long? Are you tired of being tired? Then, honey’s going to be your solution. Honey has 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon, making it a great all-natural source of energy. What also helps is the fact that it’s loaded with other nutrients too. You can make your energy drink by adding honey to water, something that the National Honey Board recommends. So, if you’re gearing up for workouts, marathons or simply a tough day ahead, keep your honey close to you.

  1. Away, parasites

If you’re planning to go backpacking into the wild, you might be weary of parasites and their deadly attacks. But, if you have the power of honey, you can enjoy your trip while honey does what it does best – fight off the parasites! A concoction of equal parts of honey, warm water, and vinegar is all you need to keep yourself safe. The antimicrobial properties of honey help flush out the parasites from your body!

Are you still waiting for a better reason to get your bottle of honey? Drizzle it on your breakfast, use it to add to your beauty, or just keep yourself healthy – this ‘honey’ in your life is irreplaceable!

 

It’s sweet, but it’s not sinful. It’s tasty, but it’s healthy too. You can use it for cooking, as a mask, like a shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, and so much more. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to honey, your one-stop solution for many things that bother you. However, honey seems to be rather unassuming – apart from all these conventional uses, here are some reasons why including it in your shopping cart is the best thing you can do!

  1. Get over hangovers

Now, if you choose to party all night you don’t need to dread waking up all groggy and hungover. You never thought that was possible, did you? Thanks to honey, now it is. Fructose, of which honey is made, speeds up the oxidization of alcohol in the liver. Honey assists your body in metabolizing alcohol, which means that the alcohol levels in your body are reduced considerably. Three cheers to honey. Hic!

2. Insomniacs, help is here!

If you’re looking for a 2 am friend, here’s your honey. You can conveniently blame your erratic sleep on your hormones – you sleep less if your stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) are not behaving themselves. Here’s what you can do – bribe them with something sweet, aka honey. It helps your system release insulin, activating tryptophan (the compound that makes us sleepy). Honey works wonders on your eyes; it’s great for the not-so-sleepy eyes as well. So, if you want to snooze, honey is your lullaby!

3. Preserve your fruits

If you love your fruits, but don’t know how to make them last the lean season, then ‘jamming’ them into jars is not the only answer. Go pro this season and preserve your fruits in style, without making them a walking diabetes bomb for you. Preserve them in honey sauce. You heard that right. Make it by mixing one part honey with ten parts water and cover your berries and fruits in them. You can have your fruits, sweetened all the more naturally, without your blood sugar levels going for a toss. You can thank us later.

  1. Shave in style

Now that ‘No Shave’ November has ended, it’s time to bring out those blades and show our bodies some love and daylight! But, before you flinch about the razor bumps, the irritation, and the redness, let honey come to your rescue. If you think that there’s no way honey can help here, here’s what you need to know. Using honey instead of your regular shaving cream will make your skin smooth and glowing. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that will help your skin cope with the razor cuts.

  1. Forget the…

Whoops, forgot what I was supposed to write there. If you’re like me, then you need honey! As per a report released by Reuters, four months of honey or hormone pills helped women remember more than those who didn’t take either. Loaded with antioxidants, honey helps prevent cellular damage and loss in the brain. A 2011 study states that one spoon of Malaysian honey taken daily on a regular basis helps boost postmenopausal women’s memory.

  1. All the energy you need

Thinking of going for that intense workout session you’d been planning for long? Are you tired of being tired? Then, honey’s going to be your solution. Honey has 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon, making it a great all-natural source of energy. What also helps is the fact that it’s loaded with other nutrients too. You can make your energy drink by adding honey to water, something that the National Honey Board recommends. So, if you’re gearing up for workouts, marathons or simply a tough day ahead, keep your honey close to you.

  1. Away, parasites

If you’re planning to go backpacking into the wild, you might be weary of parasites and their deadly attacks. But, if you have the power of honey, you can enjoy your trip while honey does what it does best – fight off the parasites! A concoction of equal parts of honey, warm water, and vinegar is all you need to keep yourself safe. The antimicrobial properties of honey help flush out the parasites from your body!

Are you still waiting for a better reason to get your bottle of honey? Drizzle it on your breakfast, use it to add to your beauty, or just keep yourself healthy – this ‘honey’ in your life is irreplaceable!

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

*Kids Cooking Class – Saturday January 14th – CLASS FILLED!  To put your name on the wait list for the next class, please call Brianne Hattum at 639.571.8539 or email brianne@simplespoons.ca

*‘EAT YOUR HEART OUT’ – A WELLNESS FOCUSSED COOKING SERIES

Join Leslie Herman, holistic nutritionist for 6 weeks and learn how to prepare and cook fast, easy and super healthy meals.  Learn how to incorporate “super foods” into everyday meals and get the 411 on nutrition. Start Date: Every Tuesday, starting January, 17/17 for 6 weeks   Time: 6-7:30pm  Place: Body Fuel Organics (1125A McDonald St.)  What: Each night will focus on a different topic, which includes: smoothies, healthy desserts, easy main meals, cooking with legumes, salads and dressings and much more!  You will get to sample delicious, wholesome food, get a ton of recipes and loads of nutritional info!  In addition to this, you will receive 10% off ALL your groceries purchased on class day.  Price: $180 for 6 classes (to register, call BFO at 306-352-3835 or email bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca.) Full registration is required by January 10th

 January MINI MARKET at Body Fuel – Sunday January 15th, 10-4pm.  Check out our Facebook Event Page for further details! Free to attend…come do some additional shopping while you get your groceries!  Confirmed Vendors include:

PruVit – Keto approved supplements

Prairie Paleo Meals

Wild. Essential Wellness Company

Nosh Artisan Edibles

Blue Jeans & Pearls Jewelry

Aeris 2 Minute Miracle Gel, Beauty and Wellness Products

Mike’s Salsa

Naked Kitty Naturals

Acre 10 Gourmet Microgreens

Crave Kombucha

Saltine Baking Company

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MARKET NEWS

*Ground Bison is back in stock!  We have switched suppliers and therefore will be filling our bison products as we work with the new supplier to develop them!  Thank you for your patience as we work to bring you a high quality bison product!

*Watch for Gluten Free FRESH Bread from Serendipity mid January on Mondays!

*The trucks are running regularly again!  Our boxed greens are going to be available again this week!

*Acre 10 continues to provide us LOCAL organic sprouts and microgreens. Be sure to continue to support this new local company! We are so please to carry their brand at Body Fuel!

*Juicer and Citrus Fanatic Alert – 10lb Navel Oranges are on for a dream price!  Get your Vitamin C!

*Blueberries and blackberries will be available this week!  Yay for berries in January!

*Tangelos are back for the season!  Oh goodness…watch next week for bloods!

*Grapefruit are on sale.  It’s citrus season – right in time for chasing away the winter sniffles

*Cherry Grape tomatoes!  Nice snack, or add into your salad.

*Ever made Zoodles – They are Zucchini Noodles!  Zucchini are on sale!

*Passion Fruit are coming in for our Thursday routes!  We’ll try our best to keep them stocked after that!  What a treat!

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Here’s what you can expect in your We Think Bins this upcoming week (week of January 8th, 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

1.5lb yams

1.5lb zucchini

3/4lb green beans

1 yellow onion

1 Long English cucumber

2 coloured peppers

1/2 roma tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

5 fuji apples

3 navel oranges

2 grapefruit

6 bananas

2 Asian pears

1 lg mango

$25 We Think For You Bin

1.5lb yams

1lb zucchini

0.5lb green beans

2 coloured peppers

1/2lb roma tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

4 fuji apples

3 navel oranges

4 bananas

1 large mango

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb yams

1 head cauliflower

1 yellow onion

1 field cucumber

2 coloured peppers

2 field tomatoes

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

0.4lb baby spinach

5 fuji apples

2 lemons

4 bananas

2 d’anjou pears

2 avocado

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1 package baby carrots

1 bunch broccoli

1 yellow onion

1 bunch green onion

1 Long English cucumber

2 coloured peppers

2 tomatoes

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 – 3pk romaine lettuce

1 package button mushrooms

6 fuji apples

2 navel oranges

2 d’anjou pears

6 bananas

2 Asian pears

1 large mango

Grocery Item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – 1 Manitoba Harvest Hemp Topper, variety of flavours!

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 8th 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

306.32.383

Time to Cleanse?

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Happy New Year!

And time to re-start, turn over a new leaf, make a resolution, or whatever term you’d like to call it!  After the holidays, I admit, I feel like a Butterball turkey myself.  I had things on track until a whole bunch of people showed up at my house with food in hand….and leftovers galore including trays of sweet things, buns, bread, dips, and garlic mashed potatoes too!  All very delicious, yes, however, my energy level resembles one of a slug, and quite simply, that doesn’t work for me!

Anyone else in the same boat?

So I thought I’d share a couple of strategies for getting back on track.  There’s one for everyone here so if you’d like to start simply, or jump in with both feet, I’ve got some ideas for you!

  1. Lemon Water – This is the easiest.  First thing when you wake up, grab a cup of warm water (not hot, definitely not boiling), and fresh squeeze a half of a lemon into it (organic is best).  Drink before anything else and allow your body to enjoy the benefits of your easy daily cleanse for at least 10 minutes!  Great for energy, metabolism boost, immune system and digestion (and literally a million other things too!)  Do this daily!
  2. Go Caffeine free – Maybe a touch more difficult than consuming lemon water each day, but do-able.  Many people decide that doing decaf coffee is a good solution, however, it may be a bit of a crap shoot on what’s worse – the chemicals that are used to decaffeinate OR the caffeine itself!  Best to just avoid coffee altogether for a few days.  Try 5 days and then evaluate.  If you’re looking for an alternative, I suggest the Dandy Blend!  It’s an instant herbal beverage with dandelion.  It’s 100% caffeine free, zero acidity, and no bitterness.  It’s a full-bodied coffee flavour with no additives or preservatives and nothing at all artificial.  Bonus, no gluten and no pesticides.  (They even say no withdrawl if you go off coffee to Dandy Blend!)
  3. Let’s do a Juice Cleanse!  We have a partnership with Glow Juicery whereby you order their cleanses from us and send it along with your bin!  You receive all your juices and to that, you can decide how aggressive you get with your cleanse.  Add vegetables and salads to your juice cleanse OR simply go with liquids.  You can choose the duration of your cleanse too.  A great way to kickstart your system and get rid of some of the garbage!
  4. The Wild Rose Herbal Detox – This total body detox has been in existence since 1975 and has years of positive testimonies.  Developed by Dr. Terry Willard, Ph.D. and Clinical Herbalist, this cleanse is a “boxed” program that has won awards for many years.  It’s a well-laid out 12 day program that includes herbal supplements and tinctures to assist the body in the cleansing process while eating clean whole foods (organic is always recommended).  The supplements can be taken “as is” or cut back to tailor to your cleansing strategy.
  5. The Thrive Program by Derek Henry (not the Thrive patch) – Derek Henry is a health coach whom I’ve known for over 10 years.  Derek reclaimed his own health following a diet that he coined the “Digestive Reset Diet“.  The DRD is a total body solution to reclaiming your health using food and natural supplements. If you require more details on this program, please email lana@bodyfuelorganics.ca and I will introduce you to Derek via email so he can give you all the details.

My advice….there’s lots of things you can do, pick one positive thing.  There’s also a lot of negative things you can continue to do….delete some!  You only have one body and it’s the time to restart!  We are here to encourage and support you!

MARKET NEWS

*Please visit our Feature Page for updated sales!  Are you ready for your New Year!  http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca/summary.php?go=products

*It’s citrus season – and navels are a great price!

*Greens are good for you…and so we put black kale, cilantro and parsley on sale!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

*‘EAT YOUR HEART OUT’ – A WELLNESS FOCUSSED COOKING SERIES

Join Leslie Herman, holistic nutritionist for 6 weeks and learn how to prepare and cook fast, easy and super healthy meals.  Learn how to incorporate “super foods” into everyday meals and get the 411 on nutrition. Start Date: Every Tuesday, starting January, 17/17 for 6 weeks   Time: 6-7:30pm  Place: Body Fuel Organics (1125A McDonald St.)  What: Each night will focus on a different topic, which includes: smoothies, healthy desserts, easy main meals, cooking with legumes, salads and dressings and much more!  You will get to sample delicious, wholesome food, get a ton of recipes and loads of nutritional info!  In addition to this, you will receive 10% off ALL your groceries purchased on class day.  Price: $180 for 6 classes (to register, call BFO at 306-352-3835 or email bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca.) Full registration is required by January 10th

 January MINI MARKET at Body Fuel – Sunday January 15th, 10-4pm.  Check out our Facebook Event Page for further details! Free to attend…come do some additional shopping while you get your groceries!

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This is what you can expect in this week’s upcoming bins (week of January 2, 2017)  Please keep in mind that we do the occasional substitute due to quality or availability

$40 We Think For You

1 package baby carrots

1 green cabbage

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 bunch red leaf lettuce

1 bunch cilantro

1 bunch kale (green or black)

1lb baby bok choy

6 ambrosia apples

1.5lb mandarin oranges

6 bananas

0.75lb kiwis

2 pears

$25 We Think For You

1 package baby carrots

1 green cabbage

1 red pepper

1/2lb roma tomatoes

1 bunch red leaf lettuce

1 bunch cilantro

4 ambrosia apples

1.5lb mandarin oranges

4 bananas

0.5lb kiwis

2 pears

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1lb local carrots

1lb zucchini

1 bunch broccoli

1 butternut squash

1 red onion

1lb yellow onion

1 red pepper

1 coloured pepper

2 tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1lb baby bok choy

1 chunk ginger

1 package crimini mushrooms

5 spartan apples

1.5lb mandarins

2 lemons

2 pears

1 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1 package baby carrots

3/4lb green beans

1 cauliflower

1 bunch celery

1 long english cucumber

1 red pepper

1 coloured pepper

1 leaf lettuce

6 ambrosia apples

1 – 3lb box mandarin oranges

2 cara cara oranges

6 bananas

2 red pears

1lb kiwi

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Happy Planet Mango Juice, tetra 946ml

Delivery and Order Schedule for week of January 2nd, 2017

STORE OPEN DECEMBER 31 FROM 10-4PM

STORE CLOSED ON JANUARY 1 AND 2ND

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

*Radville -Wednesday January 4th afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman- Wednesday Jan 4th afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday January 4th afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday January 3rd 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 January 3rd

*Estevan -Wednesday January 4th afternoon delivery direct door drops (no change)

*Indian Head – delivery details tba

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

5 Things That I Don’t Go Without During the Holiday Season!

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No time….I get it.  I have 35 people coming for dinner on Sunday and I’m in total denial that Christmas is down to a few days away!  I know that Wine is a coping mechanism for a lot of people at stressful times of year, however, for this cat, it doesn’t work all that well!

So I thought I’d share 5 simple things that I don’t do without at this busy time of year!  And I’m making it a quick read….because I’m sure you only have 35 seconds of time for this too!

  1.  Vitality Relax Natural Supplement –  This supplement has a funny story attached. This is our staff supplement – we started carrying this brand as a result of the effectiveness of this product to de-stress and relax us.  They sent us samples, the staff took it, and now we all have a bottle in our purses!  Somehow, this just brings you down a notch without putting you to sleep! It’s safe, effective and high quality.
  2. Young Living DiGize Essential Oil – DiGize™ is a blend of pure tarragon, ginger, pepppermint, and other essential oils that help to bring about calming feelings.  I discovered this oil a while ago when I was invited to a Soup and Bread fundraiser – and the bread caused my tummy to be quite upset after I returned home!  I rubbed DiGize on  it and within 45 minutes, it felt so much better.  I now put it on my tummy everyday…not because I have a tummy ache every day, but simply because it makes my body feel well and it does calm me!  I keep one in my purse, and one in my cabinet – our kids appreciate it too after over-indulgence.
  3. Enerex Black Seed Oil – I love how they casually promote this seed oil –  “the remedy for everything except death”.  Black seed oil, in fact, was found in Egyptian pharoah Tutankhamun’s tomb, dating back to approximately 3,300 years  ago.  In Arabic cultures, black cumin is known as Habbatul barakah, meaning the “seed of blessing.”  Read all about it by following this link….tbrhere are MANY MANY conditions that Black Seed is good for but at this time of year, it’s immune system boosting that I look to it for!  Amongst all the people out and about circulates all the viruses and bacteria that I care not to have me and my family contract!
  4. High Quality Probiotic -My personal favourite it Vitabiosa – it’s a liquid probiotic that has the same PH as the stomach so it doesn’t get broken down before it gets to Probiotic is not only effective in aiding digestion and absorption of your essential vitamins and minerals, is helpful for the immune system, and now research is connected to gut health and mental health too (and so much more as research is uncovering the importance of microbiome health).
  5. RxBars – more than once, this has become my breakfast, or sometimes my lunch if I’m out and about and can’t find something that’s appropriate to eat!  Keep a couple in your gym bag, purse, or car.  (or great stocking stuffers too!).  These are fabulous emergency food!

 

My wish for you this Christmas is that you have the time to reflect upon all that brings you joy, hope and peace.  We are privileged to be your organic food supplier, and I’m so thankful for your trust that you place in Body Fuel.  Each and every one of our customers has a special place in my family.  Thank you for supporting local and independent and essentially, our family and amazing staff here.  We look forward to serving you into 2017 and beyond!

MARKET NEWS

*Visit our website at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca/summary.php?go=products to see our Specials and add some to your upcoming order!

*Local Microgreens are available next week!  Acre 10 is now producing for us.  They have a great selection and this week they are on sale!  Support Local!

*Kiwi’s are a great price….lovely Kiwi Bread recipe to share with you!   http://www.food.com/recipe/kiwi-quick-bread-123565

*As what usually happens at this time of year, the trucking schedule for receiving orders from our suppliers (and their suppliers) gets pushed back.  As such, we don’t expect to have a few items next week on Tuesday/Wednesday.  This is what we know is likely not arriving. We should be back in good shape with items for Thursdays orders:

*boxed greens – opt for lettuce bunches or local microgreens

*dairy shorts – whipping cream, half and half cream, some milk

*Bananas – we likely will only have baking variety

*cilantro – opt for parsley if you can do the switch!

*green beans – may have limited amount available

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Here’s what you can anticipate in your bins next week (Week of December 26, 2016)

$40 We Think For You Bin

1.25lb sweet potatoes

1lb parsnips

1 bunch broccoli

1.5lb yellow onions

2 coloured peppers

1 leaf lettuce

1 bunch rosemary

1 bunch garlic

1 package button mushrooms

1lb fuji apples

1lb mandarin oranges

3/4lb kiwi

2 grapefruit

2 asian pears

1 mango

2 avocado

 

$25 We Think For You

1.25lb sweet potatoes

1lb parsnips

1 bunch broccoli

1lb yellow onions

1 coloured pepper

1 leaf lettuce

1 bunch rosemary

1lb fuji apples

1lb mandarin oranges

1/3lb kiwi

2 grapefruit

1 mango

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb rutabaga

1lb brussel sprouts

1 head cauliflower

1lb yellow onion

2 coloured peppers

3/4lb tomatoes

1 leaf lettuce

1 head chard

1 garlic

1lb fuji apples

1lb mandarin oranges

2 lemons

2 d’anjou pears

2 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

3lb russet potatoes

1lb local carrots

1 bunch broccoli

1 bunch leaf lettuce

2 coloured peppers

1 package button mushrooms

1 mini watermelon

2lb fuji apples

1 – 3lb box mandarin oranges

2 cara cara oranges

2 grapefruit

1lb kiwi

2 asian pears

2 mango

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Hardbite Salt and Pepper Chips

*Readiness Fitness Bin – exclusive to Readiness Fitness clients – please see the client page on Fridays for the upcoming bin content!!

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Delivery and Order Schedule for week of December 26th, 2016

STORE OPEN DECEMBER 24TH FROM 10-4PM

STORE CLOSED ON DECEMBER 25TH AND 26TH

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

*Radville -Wednesday Dec 28th afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Milestone- Wednesday Dec. 28th afternoon delivery

*Wilcox – Wednesday Dec. 28th afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday Dec. 28th afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday Dec. 27th afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – cancelled until further notice.  Please arrange with us for Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up Dec. 27th.  Store open until 6pm

*Estevan -Wednesday Dec. 28th afternoon delivery direct door drops (no change)

*Indian Head – delivery details tba

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

*Cupar  Thursday Dec. 29th (pick up until further notice)

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (pick up available after 5pm on Thursday Dec. 29th, deliveries will go out on Thursday)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday Dec. 29th delivery)

Delivery and Order Schedule for week of January 2nd, 2017

STORE OPEN DECEMBER 31 FROM 10-4PM

STORE CLOSED ON JANUARY 1 AND 2ND

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

*Radville -Wednesday January 4th afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman- Wednesday Jan 4th afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday January 4th afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday January 3rd afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – cancelled until further notice.  Please arrange with us for Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up January 3rd

*Estevan -Wednesday January 4th afternoon delivery direct door drops (no change)

*Indian Head – delivery details tba

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

*Cupar  Thursday January 6th (pick up until further notice)

*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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You are treasured by all of us at Body Fuel!

Warmest Christmas Blessings,

Lana and the crew from Body Fuel

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

306.352.3835

 

Happy Healthy Holidays

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‘Tis the Season

I like a good challenge!  And the Holiday Season marks a big one.  We tend to be surrounded by cheese, “special” beverages, sugar, more cheese, chips and cookies!  How do you maneuvre 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 enslaught.  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 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

*Our Feature Page is all updated with Seasonal Items!  Make sure you visit the page at before finalizing your order!  http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca/summary.php?go=products

-Super SWEET deal on 4lb boxes of mandarins!  Only  $7.49!  Our  supplier offered an extra deal!

5lb carrots are a smoking good deal!  only $7.99

-Get ready to cook – 3lb bags of onions on for $3.29

-Don’t forget a fresh poultry herb mix for your Christmas turkey or roasted veggies!  Oh gosh, it just makes the flavour burst!

Celery, on special for only $2.49.  Can’t do Christmas without celery right!?

*Nothing says Christmas like yams – on sale this week!

*We are hopeful for Blackberries!  Fingers crossed….oh how we miss our berries!

*Celeriac now available locally (celery root).  Great for soups and stews and many other culinary uses

*Need a nice tart apple for baking?  Try our Granny Smith’s.  Need a delicious apple for ‘wowing’ – try the Jazz!

*Russet potatoes in 5lb bags are on sale for $4.99!  AND 5lb reds for $5.99 WOW!!!

*Butternut Squash Soup this week….I think yes!  Paired with a granny smith apples makes a delicious sweet/savoury soup!  Grab a squash!

*Cara Cara oranges are on sale.  These are epic blush coloured oranges!

*Meyer Lemons are back for the Christmas Season.  These are lemons crossed with mandarins – twice as juicy and sweeter than regular lemons.

*5lb boxes of Johansen Satsumas arrive next week!  We always wait patiently for Johansens oranges because they truly know how to grow oranges that taste like candy!

*Load up on Red Peppers – you can never have enough of those!

AND lots and lots of HOLIDAY SEASON SAVINGS on grocery items!

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Here’s what you can expect in your upcoming We Think For You Bin (week of December 19th).  Keep in mind that we occasionally need to substitute due to produce shorts or quality

$40 We Think For You

1lb local carrots

3/4lb green beans

1 butternut squash

1 bunch celery

1 red pepper

1 orange pepper

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

1.5lb ambrosia apples

1.5lb mandarin oranges

2 cara cara oranges

1 lemon

2 limes

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

2 red d’anjou pears

$25 We Think For You Bin

1lb local carrots

1/2lb green beans

1 butternut squash

1 orange pepper

1/2lb tomatoes

1 green or red leaf lettuce

1lb ambrosia apples

.45lb mandarin oranges

1 lemon

2 limes

4 bananas

1/3lb kiwi

2 red d’anjou pears

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1 bag baby carrots

2lb local beets

1lb zucchini

1 head broccoli

1 bunch celery

1lb yellow onion

1 red pepper

1 orange pepper

1 container cherry tomatoes

1 head black kale or bulk kale

1.5lb ambrosia apples

2 lemons

2 limes

4 bananas

1 mango

2 avocado

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1.75lb sweet potatoes

1 package baby carrots

3/4lb green beans

1 red pepper

1 orange pepper

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 – 5oz. package baby spinach

1.5lb ambrosia apples

2lb mandarin oranges

3 cara cara oranges

2 lemons

2 limes

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

2 red d’anjou pears

2 mangos

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Theo Holiday Chocolate Bar

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Holiday Delivery Schedule:

Delivery and Order Schedule for week of December 19th, 2016

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/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  – Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Indian Head – delivery details tba

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

*Cupar  Thursday (pick up until further notice)

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

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday delivery)

Delivery and Order Schedule for week of December 26th, 2016

STORE OPEN DECEMBER 24TH FROM 10-4PM

STORE CLOSED ON DECEMBER 25TH AND 26TH

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

*Radville -Wednesday Dec 28th afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Milestone- Wednesday Dec. 28th afternoon delivery

*Wilcox – Wednesday Dec. 28th afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday Dec. 28th afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday Dec. 27th afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – cancelled until further notice.  Please arrange with us for Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up Dec. 27th

*Estevan -Wednesday Dec. 28th afternoon delivery direct door drops (no change)

*Indian Head – delivery details tba

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

*Cupar  Friday Dec. 30th (pick up until further notice)

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (Friday Dec. 30th)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Friday Dec. 30th delivery)

Delivery and Order Schedule for week of January 2nd, 2017

STORE OPEN DECEMBER 31 FROM 10-4PM

STORE CLOSED ON JANUARY 1 AND 2ND

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

*Radville -Wednesday January 4th afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman- Wednesday Jan 4th afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday January 4th afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday January 3rd afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – cancelled until further notice.  Please arrange with us for Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up January 3rd

*Estevan -Wednesday January 4th afternoon delivery direct door drops (no change)

*Indian Head – delivery details tba

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

*Cupar  Friday January 6th (pick up until further notice)

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (Friday January 6th)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Friday January 6th delivery)

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Helping you stay healthy through the holidays!

Warmest,

Lana and the crew from Body Fuel

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

306.352.3835

Keep that Immune System Up!

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Almost every person who enters the store lately looks run of their feet.  This year is no different than any other, except maybe we didn’t get “into” the Holiday Spirit until this week now that the weather snapped into ugly cold mode!  Unfortunately, though the cold/flu and infections are still circulating in full force.

Every family seems to have some “tried and tested” recipes to deal with feeling under the weather.  I remember my friend who cringed when she felt a sore throat brewing because out came her Grandpa’s “special” remedy….a stiff shot of whiskey!  She hated it and tried desperately to hide her discomfort since she knew what was coming!

Compliments of Derek Henry, a Holistic Health Coach  and the creator of the THRIVE and Digestive Reset Diet, he sent me an awesome natural remedy concoction that trumps what Grandpa used to use.  So when the stress of the holiday is mounting and perhaps you have to deal with an infection, feeling run down or something “brewing”, Derek has some ideas on overcoming.

ANTIBIOTIC TONIC RECIPE

Bacterial infections happen. How your immune system deals with them, along with what you eat, will ultimately determine how quickly you get over them. So if you do feel something coming on, or it becomes full blown overnight, take thisnatural antibiotic tonic recipe to help knock it to its knees.

Purpose

The purpose of this recipe is to provide you with a proven formula that will knock out a bacterial infection as quickly as possible. The powerful antibacterial qualities, along with vitamin C, enzymes, and probiotics of all the ingredients together makes this a very potent medicine! It definitely is capable of helping heal your body.

Warning: This is not made for taste. It’s made to work.

  • A good quality masticating juicer
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 piece of turmeric (1 inch or 1/4 tsp ground)
  • 1 piece of ginger (1/2 inch or 1/4 tsp ground)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 small jalapeño or dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1 oz of apple cider vinegar
  • Optional: 1 piece of horseradish (1/2 inch)
  • Optional: 1 tsp raw honey

If you do not have a masticating juicer, use what you have that could juice the ingredients properly. Failing that, finely chop or grate first 4 items, or get freshly ground versions (which will not be as potent, but will have benefit).

http://www.healingthebody.ca/antibiotic-tonic-recipe/

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MARKET NEWS

*Don’t miss your chance to send your little chef to our Kids Cooking Class hosted at Body Fuel by Brianne Hattum with Simple Spoons Nutrition Studio.  Saturday January 14th. Call Brianne Hattum to register – 306. 571.8539.  Ages 5-8, class starts at 10am, ends at 12 noon.  Ages 9-13, starts at 1pm, ends at 3pm.  Cost $40.00

*Our Feature Page is all updated with Seasonal Items!  Make sure you visit the page at before finalizing your order!  http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca/summary.php?go=products

*Nothing says Christmas like yams – on sale this week!

*New item coming in – Celeriac (celery root).  Great for soups and stews and many other culinary uses

*Need a nice tart apple for baking?  Try our Granny Smith’s.  Need a delicious apple for ‘wowing’ – try the Jazz!

*Russet potatoes in 5lb bags are on sale for $4.99!  WOW!!!

*Butternut Squash Soup this week….I think yes!  Paired with a granny smith apples makes a delicious sweet/savoury soup!  Grab a squash!

*Cara Cara oranges are on sale.  These are epic blush coloured oranges!

*Meyer Lemons are back for the Christmas Season.  These are lemons crossed with mandarins – twice as juicy and sweeter than regular lemons.

*5lb boxes of Johansen Satsumas arrive next week!  We always wait patiently for Johansens oranges because they truly know how to grow oranges that taste like candy!

*Load up on Red Peppers – you can never have enough of those!

*LOCALLY Baked Gluten Free Buns and Bread is coming soon to from Serendipity Bake Shop!  Baked Fresh for our Tuesday routes!

*Make the Tonichorseradish, garlic (from the Yorkton Garlic Garden), Ginger and Lemons are all on sale!

Here’s what you can expect in this upcoming week’s Bins (Week of December 12th).  Please note that on occasion we do have to substitute due to shortages or quality.

$40 We Think For You Bin

1 package baby carrots

1 bunch broccoli

1 red onion

1 long English cucumber

1 red pepper

1/2lb cluster tomatoes

1 head romaine lettuce

0.4lb bulk cut kale

1 head garlic

1 mini watermelon

1.5lb granny smith apples

1.5lb mandarin oranges

2 lemons

6 bananas

1 pomegranate

1 avocado

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 package baby carrots

1 bunch broccoli

1 red onion

1 red pepper

1/2lb cluster tomatoes

0.4lb bulk cut kale

1 head garlic

1 mini watermelon

1lb granny smith apples

1lb mandarin oranges

1 lemons

4 bananas

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

2lb yams

2/3lb green beans

1 head cauliflower

1 butternut squash (approx 3lb)

1 long English cucumber

1 red onion

1 yellow onion

2 red peppers

0.75lb cluster tomatoes

1 head red leaf lettuce

1 bunch swiss chard

4 gala apples

2 lemons

2 d’anjou pears

1 avocado

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1 – 5lb bag russet potatoes

1 bunch celery

1 head cauliflower

1 long English cucumber

1 red onion

1 yellow onion

2 red peppers

1/2lb cluster tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

6 gala apples

4 cara cara oranges

6 bananas

2 Asian pears

2 d’anjou pears

2 avocado

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – 1 package Make Good Granola Bars

Readiness Fitness bin – exclusively available to Readiness Fitness Members.  Please see Client Facebook Page on Friday for upcoming week’s bin.

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Delivery Schedule and order Cut-off times for week of December 12th 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 Wednesday afternoon

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

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store (we anticipate to be done Regina bins by 3pm as long as our truck arrives as planned!)

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops (which will be a bit later given the additional routes that are normally delivered on Tuesdays)

*Indian Head – first bin back after summer!  Pick up at Surya Yoga late afternoon.

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

*Cupar (pick up until further notice)

*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

Coffee….yes, we’re gonna go there….

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It’s a touchy subject since we all tend to be “emotionally charged” when it comes to coffee.  I hope you’re not reading this in the morning when you might have wished, or perhaps not, that you had a coffee to ease what is ahead!  Regardless, Derek writes a great article on the coffee debate. Grab a tea and give it a read!

THE BENEFITS AND DANGERS OF DRINKING OF DRINKING COFFEE

By Derek Henry

http://healingthebody.ca/the-benefits-and-dangers-of-drinking-coffee/

The coffee debate is one that has been raging for decades. Some health authorities will tell you it’s healthy, others will tell you it’s not. Many advocate a cup or two a day is fine, but over that and it can start to create issues. With such a fervently loved beverage, it can be very difficult to take an unbiased view towards the subject since it is so addicting and often tied to the energy and happiness of a person’s day.

Fortunately, I don’t love or hate coffee so my conclusions are not rooted in deep emotions. Having said that I don’t drink it due to the fact that I am fully aware it does nothing to accelerate my wellness on a day to day basis. In fact, I discovered many years ago it does quite the opposite. I’ve also never had anyone I got off coffee do anything but improve their health, and that speaks volumes.

Of course, I realize that anything but a rave review for coffee lovers is going to be met with rejection and anger. However, that doesn’t deter me from presenting a well balanced article based on research and empirical evidence with coffee over a period of 10 years.

So hang on tight, grab a…drink, and leave your pride and bias on the shelf as I help you decide whether coffee is an acceptable beverage for you.

The benefits of drinking coffee

There has been no shortage of research that indicates that coffee consumption has some benefits, within a one to two cup a day limit. These benefits include:

  • Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  • Protective effect against type 2 diabetes
  • Reduces risk of stroke
  • Enhanced brain function
  • Improved athletic performance

Many of these benefits are attributed to coffee’s high antioxidant content.

Antioxidants are organic compounds such as vitamin A, C, and E, as well as beta carotene, lycopene and selenium, which are found in foods. Antioxidants are beneficial to the human body as they are scavengers of free radicals, which cause many systemic and health debilitating issues, such as chronic inflammation.

Coffee has also been shown to temporarily elevate energy and mood, as well as burn calories. Elson M. Haas M.D., author of The New Detox Diet states:

 

A dosage of 50 to 100 mg caffeine, the amount in one cup of coffee, will produce a temporary increase in mental clarity and energy levels while simultaneously reducing drowsiness. It also improves muscular-coordinated work activity, such as typing. Through its CNS stimulation, caffeine increases brain activity; however, it also stimulates the cardiovascular system, raising blood pressure and heart rate. It generally speeds up our body by increasing our basal metabolic rate (BMR), which burns more calories. Caffeine also increases respiratory rates, and for people with tight airways, it can open breathing passages. Caffeine is also a diuretic and a mild laxative.”

This is certainly the good news for coffee drinkers, but now, what about the side effects?

The dangers of drinking coffee

There has been plenty of empirical data that shows that coffee consumption is not health promoting. Many doctor visits typically end with “try cutting back on the coffee” when patients exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Caffeine jitters and crash
  • Inability to sleep properly
  • Kidney and bladder problems (due to the diuretic effects of the caffeine)
  • Adrenal fatigue, which is caused by stimulation and suppression of various hormones, that ultimately leads to severe hormonal imbalance and more serious health issues like prostate and breast cancer

The most significant issue created by coffee is adrenal fatigue due to the triggering of stress hormones in your body. This triggering makes your muscles tense, elevates blood sugar, speeds up pulse and respiration rates, and increases your state of panic and alertness.

To some people, this may appear to be a good thing, but over a period of time, it is quite detrimental. Consider the following analogy by Stephen Cherniske, author of Caffeine Blues:

“Imagine you lived in a country that was always under threat of attack. No matter where you went, there was a perpetual state of alert. Not only that, but your defenses were constantly being depleted and weakened. Does that sound stressful? Caffeine produces the same effect on your body, like fighting a war on multiple fronts at the same time.”

Cherniske calls your body’s constant state of alert “caffeinism,” which is characterized by fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, sleep disturbance, irritability, and depression.

Ironically, most people drink coffee due to the energy it provides them on a daily basis. However, over the long term, it actually depletes your energy, which is what many people end up feeling after years of coffee consumption (and increasing the amount to get the desired effect). Pat Goudey, author of The Unofficial Guide to Beating Stress, states:

“Caffeine doesn’t add energy to your system, it just burns up your reserves at a faster pace. You get a short-term boost at the expense of long-term jitters and fatigue.”

But that’s not all that coffee negatively effects. Michael Murray, N.D., points out:

“Caffeine depletes the body of B vitamins, which you need for proper brain and nervous system functioning and for converting food to energy, says Michael Murray, N.D., a naturopathic physician in Seattle and author of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Getting Well Naturally. To make matters worse, it also prevents iron absorption, says Dr. Murray, which can lead to anemia, a condition in which you have too few oxygen-carrying red blood cells and which is a major contributor to fatigue.”

Mark Mayell, Author of Off the Shelf Natural Health: How To Use Herbs and Nutrients To Stay Well, piggybacks on Michael Murray’s findings, stating the following:

“Although relatively safe, long-term use (of caffeine) in excess of 250 to 300 mg daily may cause numerous health problems. Caffeine has been known to raise blood-cholesterol levels, deplete B vitamins, irritate the stomach and bladder, exhaust the adrenals, and possibly lead to breast and prostate problems.”

This may not be an issue for those who drink only one cup of coffee a day, or is it? Cherniske writes:

“Careful research conducted by the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine shows that low to moderate caffeine intake (as little as one 14-ounce mug per day) can quickly produce withdrawal symptoms,” writes Cherniske.

With withdrawal symptoms comes more chronic use. People would simply rather deal with their coffee habit, than try to deal with the headaches and migraines that can come with trying to kick the coffee habit. This roller coaster leads to long term coffee consumption, which continues to deplete the delicate adrenals, which throws hormones out of balance causing energy swings, fatigue, irritability, poor sleep, and breast and prostate issues.

So how do you make a logical, unemotional decision about your coffee intake? Start with noting the characteristics of someone who can enjoy coffee in moderation, and those who should avoid it altogether.

People who can drink coffee in moderation

There are certain people who can enjoy moderate (3-4 cups a week) coffee consumption. They are typically noted by the following characteristics:

  • Emotionally and physically balanced, with little to no hormonal problems (characterized by a constant and healthy level of energy, good sleep, pleasant disposition, and healthy weight).
  • Consume a diet rich in organic fruits and vegetables (75% or more), that creates an optimal body pH and provides an abundance of various vitamins and minerals (to offset the acidity of coffee, and vitamin and mineral depletion).
  • Consumes adequate amounts of quality water, that offsets the dehydration caused by the diuretic effects of caffeine.

With these characteristics in place, the word moderation is still in effect. From the Textbook of Natural Medicine by Joseph E. Pizzorno and Michael T. Murray:

“Although acute caffeine consumption provides stimulation, regular caffeine intake may actually lead to chronic fatigue. While mice fed one dose of caffeine demonstrated significant increases in their swimming capacity, when the dose of caffeine was given for 6 weeks, a significant decrease in swimming capacity was observed.”

Due to this and many other observations, it’s crucial that your caffeine uptake is limited.

It should be also noted, that drinking non-organic coffee and adding refined sugars, conventional dairy, or artificial sweeteners puts a serious damper on any benefits you are receiving from your coffee. So go organic and black and use healthier sugars and alternative dairy solutions if you need to add to it.

People who should limit or eliminate coffee

There are also certain people who should limit or drop the habit altogether (or look for alternatives that limit the uptake of caffeine). They are typically noted by the following characteristics:

  • Emotionally and physically unbalanced, with more prevalent hormonal (adrenal) problems (characterized by poor energy or swings, inconsistent sleep, crankiness or irritability, anxiety, and an unhealthy weight).
  • Consume a diet rich in grains, dairy, and meat (75% or more), that creates an acidic body pH.
  • Consumes inadequate amounts of quality water, exacerbating dehydration.
  • Has digestive issues, signalled by stomach pain, flatulence, bloating, and constipation (less than 1 well formed bowel movement a day).
  • Frequent urination, especially overnight.
  • Can’t start a day without coffee (signs of addiction).

 

How do you know if you have adrenal problems? Consider the following symptoms:

  • Morning fatigue – you can’t seem to ‘wake up’ for the first couple hours without caffeine
  • Mid-to-late afternoon low
  • Sleepy at 9 to 10 p.m., but you often resist going to sleep
  • You get second wind to stay up past 11 p.m., and usually end up going to sleep closer to 1 a.m.
  • Crave foods high in salt and fat (fast food is a common choice).
  • Depression
  • Lack of energy
  • Can’t handle stress
  • Weak muscles
  • Light headed when getting up from sitting or laying down
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Frequent sighing

 

If you find you resonate with these symptoms, it may be time to ditch the coffee. Be aware that coming off it systematically is your best bet (dropping the amount you drink each week), but if you choose cold turkey, then factor in approximately 3 days of caffeine withdrawals (headaches, sluggish, hormonal imbalances) before the residual effects are cleared from your system. Drink plenty of clean water and support your liver during this time.

If you wish to do an incredibly easy self-test to see if you are suffering from adrenal fatigue, read this article.

The best way to use coffee

Perhaps not the most enjoyable way you intended to use coffee, but certainly the most healthy, is a coffee enema. This procedure is a powerful detoxifier, due to compounds in coffee that stimulate the liver to produce glutathione S-transferase, a chemical that is known to be a master detoxifier. This chemical binds to toxins and these toxins are then eliminated out of the body alongside the coffee.

Coffee enemas can be quite beneficial for your health when done properly. Some of the benefits include:

  • Reducing systemic toxicity up to 700 percent
  • Cleansing and healing the colon and digestive tracts, and improving peristaltic action
  • Boosts energy levels and increases mental clarity and mood
  • Helps eliminate parasites and candida
  • Helps detoxify and repair liver damage
  • Relieves chronic pain, eases die off symptoms related to cleansing and detoxifying regimens
  • Heals and prevents chronic illness

 

To learn more about the benefits of coffee enemas, go here.

I hope I provided you with some intimate insight into deciding whether the coffee habit is serving your health, or draining it. There are certainly many considerations to make, including how addicted (can you go a few days without it) you are to coffee. The more addicted you are, the stronger the indication that you should start to eliminate it.

If you wish to make the transition easier and be full of energy WITHOUT the forced stimulant, check into the THRIVE online health program. It will help you feel the best you ever have, and give you the support to live the healthy lifestyle that creates a body and mind you love!

 

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*Let’s set a record this week on Boxed Mandarin Oranges!  They are my candy lately!

*Cherry Tomatoes on for a killer deal!  $1.00 off

*Red Peppers don’t often go on sale at this time of year, but they are this week!

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*Zucchini must be about the most versatile vegetable….and on sale this week!

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Here’s what you can expect in the We Think For You Bin this upcoming week (week of December 5th)  Please note that on occasion we may make substitutions based upon availability or quality.

$40 We Think For You Bin

1.5lb yams

1 head cauliflower

1lb yellow onions

1 field cucumber

2 red peppers

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

1 bunch cilantro

2.5lb ambrosia apples

2lb mandarins

6 bananas

1 bag cranberries

2 red d’anjou pears

1 mango (fair trade)

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 head cauliflower

1/2lb yellow onions

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

1.5lb ambrosia apples

1.5lb mandarin oranges

4 bananas

2 red d’anjou pears

1 mango (fair trade)

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb local purple carrots

1 head broccoli

1 bunch celery

1lb yellow onions

1 field cucumber

2 red peppers

1 head romaine lettuce

1lb baby bok choy

1 head garlic

1 chunk ginger

1 package button mushrooms

1.5lb mandarin oranges

1.5lb ambrosia apples

1 pineapple

1 lemon

2 bananas

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1 package baby carrots

2/3lb green beans

1 yellow onion

1 bunch green onion

2 red peppers

1lb roma tomatoes

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1 package button mushrooms

1 pineapple

1 bag ambrosia apples (3lb)

1 – 3lb box mandarin oranges

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

1 mango

Grocery Item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – 1 package Spry 10pk Xylitol sweetened gum (no sugar! Xylitol remineralizes the teeth)

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Delivery and Order Schedule for week of December 5th, 2016

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

*Radville -Tuesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman- Tuesday afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

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

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store (please give us extra time as we can’t predict the time of the truck arrival!  Call us at 306.352.3835 if you wish to check up on your order)

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

*Indian Head – delivery to Surya Yoga in Indian Head late Tuesday afternoon (no anticipated change).   

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

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