Recipe: Plant Based GF Crepes

When we traveled to Paris last year, there was nothing more delightful and delicious than sharing a crepe while walking through the finest gardens or the bustling cobblestone streets of the city. When in Paris, you might as well toss your health ideals to the wayside every now and then and just enjoy all the culinary majesty it has to offer.

Yet, when we returned home I had this burning desire to replicate our beloved crepes and not only make them a dessert, but to turn them into something as nutritious as, let’s say, oatmeal. So I went online and looked up vegan crepe recipes and stumbled upon Earth of Maria, which is where the bottom crepe recipe is derived from and they are delicious. But you still need to have more than just a crepe, you also need a sauce and filling, and I wanted to create a complete and nutritious meal.

So I decided to use the new Catie’s Organics Maca Dutch Chocolate Protein Powder in a vegan, coconut cashew creme. The result was two decadent chocolate and vanilla sauces that are filled with plant protein, healthy fats and absolutely zero refined sugar, and you and your family can eat it for breakfast any darn day of the week.

So, let’s get to it!

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Crepe Ingredients:

  • 1 3/5 cups buckwheat flour
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups almond milk

Vanilla Creme:

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 scoops Simply Young Creamy Coconut Powder
  • 1 cup water or coconut water
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • few drops of stevia to taste

Chocolate Creme:

 

Instructions

Crepes

  • Add the buckwheat flour, ground flaxseed, coconut sugar, salt and almond milk to a large mixing bowl. Whisk the ingredients together really well.
  • Heat a large frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add 1 tsp coconut oil and add enough batter to the frying pan to cover the entire surface (around 1/4 cup per crepe). Cook for around 2 minutes, until it is easy to lift up the crepe. Flip, then cook for a further thirty seconds on the other side.

Creme

  •  Blend all ingredients in vanilla creme together till smooth, add more coconut sugar or stevia to taste if needed. Take half of the mixture and place it in a bowl on the side. Add the protein and cacao powder to the rest of the mixture and blend till fully incorporated.

Crepe Assembly

  • Have a large bowl of seasonal fruit and berries prepared. Add 2 tablespoons of each   sauce to the crepe starting from the center. Add a line of fruit down the middle (amount of fruit will depend on how large you want the crepes to be) then roll them up. Once all crepes are assembled, line them up on a dish and drizzle the rest of the sauces on top and add fresh fruit. This makes a beautiful and easy presentation for any brunch or party.;

We hope you love them! Enjoy!

Are Your Probiotics Weak?

A healthy gut flora is vital to the health of ALL body systems and it is imperative to do what we can to keep it in balance!

You may notice an imbalance if you feel edgy, moodyoverly emotional, have brain fog, are developing yeast infections and are experiencing poor digestion & constipation

Gut imbalances, also known as dysbiosis, can occur from many reasons, such as:

– Processed Foods

– Antibiotic Use

– Refined Sugar

– No Diversity in your Diet

– Alcohol

– Sedentary Lifestyle

– Cigarette Smoking

– Lack of Sleep

– Stress

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Dysbiosis, and a lack of gut flora diversity, can lead to many health problems, including:

– Insulin Resistance

– Weight Gain

– Inflammation

– Obesity

– Candida

– Colorectal Cancer

– Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A powerful probiotic supplement can be crucial for bringing balance & diversity back into the microbiome.

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What MUST be present in an effective probiotic, and what is NOT found in most probiotic products is something called, “survivability”.

A probiotic’s strength to survive the atmosphere of the stomach acid is the true test of whether or not a probiotic actually works, and MOST probiotics on the market DO NOT survive the digestive process. Yielding them completely powerless.

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Simply Young offers an advanced probiotic blend called, “Pure Body Digestive Flora” that has an excellent survivability rate, provides more than 5 billion living microorganisms per capsule at the time of manufacturing and is a vegetariannon-gmo product!

“Pure Body Digestive Flora” offers the effective blend of the following key probiotics:

  •         Lactobacillus acidophilus: L. acidophilus is a rod shaped motile bacteria that grows in or without the presence of oxygen. L. acidophilus is also characterized as a homofermentative that only produces lactic acid as its sole product. L. acidophilus is naturally found in the human and animal GI tract, mouth and vagina.
  •         Lactobacillus rhamnosus: L. rhamnosus is gaining recognition for its systemic immune-enhancing ability and is known to produce the biologically desirable L(+) lactic acid
  •         Lactobacillus plantarum: The ability of L. plantarum to create antimicrobial substances allows them to live in the gastro-intestinal tract. The antimicrobial substances produced have a strong effect on Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
  •         Bifidobacterium longum: Bifidobacterium longum is one of most important inhabitants in the human body. This bacterium is very helpful because it maintains a normal digestive tract, inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria, and also boosts the immune system.
  •         Bifidobacterium breve: B breve, this bacteria is anaerobic and non-motile. Its branches are rod-shaped, looking almost like a cactus in the microscopic view.
  •         Bacillus subtilus: A member of the genus Bacillus, B. subtilis is rod-shaped, and has the ability to form a tough, protective endospore, allowing the organism to tolerate extreme environmental conditions. B. subtilis has a long history of use in treating gastrointestinal disorders such as dysentery. It is known to stimulate the immune system and produce antibiotic compounds that inhibit the growth of some pathogenic microorganisms.

 

Know what is in you supplements before buying them! Especially when it comes to probiotics. If you’d like to learn more about “Pure Body Digestive Flora” or purchase then click here!

Thanks for tuning in! See you next time:)

Give It Up Already!

Looking to give up coffee/caffeine? Or maybe just cut down a bit? Excessive caffeine consumption has been linked to many negative side effects, including:

  • anxiety
  • sleep disorders
  • muscle breakdown
  • high blood pressure
  • breast cysts in women
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • chronic thirst
  • rapid heart rate and more

In moderation, coffee and caffeine can provide some proven health benefits. Such as their potential benefits against Alzheimers and dementia, the possibility of heightened memory and of course, coffee and tea’s high antioxidant value. Though there are touted health benefits, it is also very true that many of us are highly addicted to coffee and consuming much more than needed. This can be due to stress, fast paced schedules and diet culture. It’s time to come into balance and we may have the perfect replacement for you!

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A lot of the romance we have with coffee, apart from a possible physical dependency, is the RITUAL.

Ritual is so important for us as humans as it’s something that aligns the soul with our daily tasks and connects us with the present moment and the events ahead. So it can be challenging for us, particularly during the start of our day, to give up a ritual such as making your morning coffee. 

Now here’s where Brain Chai Latte comes in!

Simply Young’s Brain Chai Latte is a coffee and chai-spiced drink that can be prepared hot or cold and is completely caffeine free! It is loaded with superfoods and herbs that can easily be a replacement for one or ALL your daily cups of  coffee due to their awakening benefits. Listed below are some of the reasons why Brain Chai Latte is gonna be the right choice for you!

Number 1: The flavor of Brain Chai definitely has that yummy coffee taste due to the roasted dandelion. So it has all the flavor, without the caffeine.

Number 2: The herbs in the Brain Chai were particularly selected because they are vasodilators and they promote blood flow and circulation to the brain. This then offers you that feeling of being awake and present without all those caffeine jitters and shakes.

Number 3: Brain Chai is made in a base of raw powdered coconut milk 🥥 So it makes a super tasty and convenient latte-like drink. Yum!

Number 4: It can be consumed hot or cold.

Number 5: It is completely sugar free and sweetened with organic raw Stevia leaf which is non toxic, unlike the white processed, toxic stevia.

Number 6: Brain Chai’s benefits can also be mixed into things such as oatmeal, baking and smoothies!

 

Still got more questions? Leave them in the comments below and we’ll get back to you!

We know you can’t wait to order, so click Here to purchase your Brain Chai Latte today!

Greens 101

Find Out Which GREENS Are Best For You!

As a company who is a proprietor of many different Green formulas, we want to help set the record straight and help you understand what might be best for YOU!

(*Just a side note, for those of you who may not know our history, our beautiful little company, Simply Young, was born from her mother company, Catie’s Organics, who was born from Energy Essentials. All companies still exist in the world today and they have all taken on their owned destined identities.)

– Just Greens:  We created “Just Greens” as a way to counteract the large amount of radiation that could be present in your environment. After the Chernoble explosion, scientists did a study on a group of the victims using different green grasses to chelate the radiation from their bodies. The results were staggering, reducing their measurable radiation over fifty percent. These greens grasses, including barley grass, wheat grass, oat grass and alfalfa were all used during this study and we have included them all, plus much more, within our “Just Greens” formula. It is the perfect addition to your “Catie’s Organic Greens” if you are already taking those and you wish you double your benefit! You can find “Just Greens” here.

Catie’s Organic Greens: Is a perfect formula for daily use. It is filled with blue-green algaes such as spirulina and chlorella and is also loaded with the very healthy, barley grass powder and fermented barley grass. Amongst this, it has many medicinal mushrooms such as maitaki, shitaki, and cordyceps, and is also filled with probiotics and enzymes for optimal digestion. You can find “Catie’s Organic Greens” here.

 
Catie’s Gluten Free Greens: This product is wonderful for the more sensitive individuals, and obviously if you are gluten free it is ideal! It has all of the benefits of “Catie’s Organic Greens”, except in place of the barley grass and oat grass we simply up-ed the spirulina and chlorella and also added asparagus! You can find “Catie’s Gluten Free Greens” here.

Vital Flow Essentials:A particular benefit that comes with “Vital Flow Essentials” is that it contains citrilus lanatus and nitric oxidewhich are vaso dialators, a fancy word for allowing the veins to open more and letting in more blood flow. This means more blood and oxygen pumping through the body and therefore it makes VFE an excellent pre-workout drink! VFE is also very high in iron due to the beet and nettle content and so it can be very helpful in building the blood! You can find “Vital Flow Essentials” here.

Protein, Protein, Protein! 5 Reasons…

 

  1. Healthy Weight: Satiation is satisfied eating protein. A protein rich meal will keep you feeling light, vital and happy, and ready to take on your day. Gastric emptying is slowed when protein is in the system, leaving you fuller for longer. Also, protein, especially plant protein, helps to build lean muscle mass, particularly is you engage in exercise, which boosts your metabolism, keeping you in a fat burning state all day long.
  2. Supports Neurotransmitters: Mental function is everything, and to have proper communication between the brain and the nerve cells is imperative for a thriving life experience. However, most people simply tolerate their existence and live lower standards of happiness. Though, with sight dietary shifts, your cognitive function and happiness can be optimized. Neurotransmitters are responsible for regulating your sleep, mood, weight and stress response, which is largely dependent upon the amount of amino acids (protein) you consume. Neurological side effects of not eating enough protein can result in depression, anxiety, depression and other disorders.
  3. Stabilizes Blood Sugar: Since protein slows gastric emptying, it keeps insulin and blood sugar from spiking. Of course this is important for prediabetics and diabetics, but why is that good for everyone? Everyone can benefit for the mood balancing that comes from balanced blood sugar and proper meal combining. Having small amounts of carbohydrates, with adequate protein and a good serving of healthy fats, such as seeds, avocados, coconut and nuts can make all the difference in your ability to focus and produce those “feel good” hormones we’re all looking for!
  4. Builds Muscle Mass and Metabolism: Protein is the king of creating lean muscle mass, especially when in partnership with a moderate amount of exercise. Having increased muscle mass also boosts your metabolism Big Time! Allowing you to burn more calories while at rest.
  5. Build Bone Health: Since protein builds muscle, it is of great advantage to have a proper amount of muscle mass to protect your skeleton from fractures or bone breaks. But what’s the best way to actually BUILD bone? PLANTS! Green, leafy vegetables and nuts and legumes such as chia seeds and garbanzo beans are excellent sources of calcium and plant based amino acids and proteins!

 

What Are My BEST Sources of Protein?

As we know, people are embracing all sorts of diets now a days. From full fledged vegan, to paleo, to high fat, to blood type diets, to pescetarian. Every one is exploring and seeing what works best for their bodies. We are open to all of it, however, we do believe that having the basis of your diet be high in plant based super foods, green leafy veggies, sea vegetables, plant proteins and an excellent source of high quality water is essential for keeping the acid alkaline balance in your body. What’s your favorite way of getting your protein? Share with us below:)…

 

Feel the Lean: Clean Protein

 

What makes Simply Young’s Pure Body Lean Protein so effective? It is no secret that protein is an intrinsic pillar in weight loss and maintaining a slim figure. However, sometimes that is not enough. Rigorous exercise can be recommended and some may even turn to unsafe diet pills, laxatives and invasive surgical procedures in an attempt to feel better about their bodies. But who can blame that? We take our bodies with us everywhere we go and carrying around an extra 30, 40, 50, 100 lbs can be exhausting and uncomfortable. It is no wonder why so many fall for diet scheme after diet scheme or fads that just simply do not work long term. Many have just given up.

But hold on just a sec, here’s some new info…

Did you know that there are potent, safe herbs out there that can assist greatly in the melting of fat and balancing leptin and hormone levels, which are large contributors to unreasonable weight gain? Some people eat hardly anything, but still cannot manage to loose even a pound… Why do you think that is? Wasn’t it a “calories in, calories out game”? Maybe that is not the way our bodies work…

Truth is that our bodies are complex chemical factories and they are directed by much more than the amount of grams of fat or carbohydrates you eat per day. Not that these macro nutrients do not matter. They do. There is just a little more to the puzzle. Hear me out…

According to Dr. Mercola in his article, Leptin: This Hormone Makes Counting Irrelevant, he says,  “the two most important hormones that deliver messages about energy and metabolism are insulin and leptin.

He and science argue that weight is controlled by chemical messages that are sent to the brain and the brain then dictating to the body what to do. For example: store fat, burn fat, prepare to reproduce, stimulate hunger, etc.

Who sends these messages? Answer: Insulin and leptin.

Insulin mostly works on a  cell to cell basis. Instructing the cells whether or not to burn or store fat, whether or not to turn sugar into fat or use it for fuel, as well as when to utilize energy for maintenance and reproduction. This hormone has been the hot topic among health conscious individuals and scientists for years. However, a recent discovery of the hormone, leptin, has created an entirely new conversation.

Leptin is now known as the “satiety hormone” or the “starvation hormone” and it is basically the master at signalling to the brain when to eat and when the appropriate time is to burn or store fat.

When this hormone was discovered a study was done on overweight rats. The rats were injected with leptin hormone and just over a few months the rats were thin and much more active. However, when administered to humans just having excess leptin in the body did not alter the body composition and this caused scientists to have to look a little deeper. They then discovered leptin resistance, much like insulin resistance. Which is when the brain does not receive the signals being sent by the leptin saying, “we are full!” Or, “please burn off some of this extra fat, it’s weighing us down!”

This could be why protein is so powerful in assisting in weight loss because it helps to balance insulin and leptin!

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Which brings us back to Simply Young’s Pure Body Lean Protein. Yes, protein is a MUST, but what else can help?

1. Forskohlii – this herb contains a compound that activates the enzyme adenylate cyclase, which initiates a cascade of critical events within every cell of the body, including the burning of fat cells.

2. Garcinia Combogia – has been said to help burn fat as well as curb hunger.

3. African Mango Seed – the journal, Lipids in Health and Disease reported that in a recent study, African Mango Seed helped to reduce body fat, weight, and even cholesterol, as well as leptin levels in overweight subjects.

4. Ashwaganda – can be excellent for assisting in loosing weight as it helps to lower cortisol levels which stimulate body fat storage, particularly the unhealthy fat found around the abdominal area.

5. Plant Enzymes – many individuals have issues with digestion, particularly with protein powders. These high quality enzymes are very important in helping to break down the protein and others foods to be utilized into energy.

6. Non-Dairy Probiotics – help to kill harmful, unwanted bacteria in the gut. They are also a key component in digesting and assimilating food and actually are able to express our genes. Many aspects of our genetic make-up is actually dictated by our gut bacteria. That is why probiotics are so very important.

All these powerful herbs are blended in conscious quantities in Simply Young’s sprouted, vegan Pure Body Lean Protein. Helping to support you on a safe, healthy path to sustainable weight loss and health. I do hope that you enjoyed this article and that it helps you on your journey or that of a loved one. Be well!

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