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  • Muesli

    Weekly Recipe: 
    NonWeekly
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    MAKES 1 SERVING

    1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

    2 tablespoons raisins, unsoaked

    1 tablespoon chopped almonds, walnuts, or pecans, unsoaked

    2 teaspoons sunflower or pumpkin seeds, unsoaked

    2 teaspoons maple syrup, whole cane sugar, or coconut sugar (optional)

    1/2 cup Strawberry Cashew Yogurt

    1/4 cup fresh blueberries or sliced strawberries

    Put the oats, raisins, almonds, sunflower seeds, and optional maple syrup in a small bowl. Toss gently to combine. Serve with Strawberry Cashew Yogurt and berries. For soft muesli, soak in 1/4 cup of water for 8 to 12 hours at room temperature. Source: Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People by Jennifer Cornbleet, images courtesy of Warren Jefferson

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    April is Stress Awareness Month and experts have spoken out about the damaging effects stress has on the body. Even those illnesses that just won’t seem to go away could, in fact, be caused by underlying stress. Do you know the signs of stress? If not, here are a few to look for and to bring up to your healthcare profes­sional at your next checkup:

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    >>  Some places around the world take a whole week to celebrate Arbor Day!

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