So many people ask me about snacks, healthy snacks, yummy snacks, energy snacks, kids snacks, easy snacks, inexpensive snacks…you name it. One snack that I tell everyone about and that fulfills all of these types is walnuts. Some people get excited and other make an awful face.
Here is the deal though, walnuts are an energy snack food for every blood type and can be delicious. There are a few keys to using walnuts as an excellent snack.
1. Serving size & Snack time
2. Knowing the secret recipe
The serving size for a snack is about a cup. I prefer to measure mine out in a bowl or jar lid. Otherwise, I might overeat. When you overeat on nuts, you can hold weight, get constipated, get too full & miss an important meal, or get many calories to meet your goal. There is some additional science to it what can happen in the body but I won’t bore you with those details.
Depending on what time you get up in the morning will gauge your snack time. For starters, you want to get a healthy protein shake within 30 minutes of waking up. If you wake up at 5am, eat breakfast by 5:30am. Then, have your snack around 9 -9:30am with a big glass of water. Then, lunch around noon. With your next snack at 2pm. I prefer to have my walnut snack as my mid morning snack. Mix it up. Try not to use this for both snacks of the day. Look at your rising time and lunch time to decide your snack time. Use this example as a gauge.
The secret recipe is simple and delicious. Whether you already like walnuts or you can’t stand them, try this recipe. I bet you will enjoy!
Buy walnuts at a raw state, if possible. I prefer to buy them in the bulk section at the local Whole Foods. Most health food stores have a bulk section. They seem to be cheapest here. However, you can buy in a jar at Costco, WalMart, or wherever you shop.
Once you get the walnuts home, pour them into a bowl bigger than what they need. Add water to cover nuts. If you have an Ion Ways alkaline system, use level 2. Otherwise, use tap or purified water. You just want to stay away from Chlorine. Soak them 24 hours. This will bring the nuts from a dead state to alive state and will process through & absorb into your body better than eating them out of the jar.
After 24 hours, strain the nuts. Place them in a pan, big enough so they lay flat and somewhat spread out. I like to add Herbamare seasoning to them. This is a seasoning full of nutritious herbs. It sortof tastes like Lowrys seasoning salt without the sodium and added preservatives. You can use Sea Salt or plain. You chose. Now, cook at 170 degrees or the lowest setting on your oven. It usually takes about 10 hours to complete the cooking process. I put them in the oven at night and by morning they are usually done. Cook to your own taste. Be careful not to cook too long or they will taste bad and lose the value of soaking.
Additional items to make the recipe delicious:
A few additional items that I like to add to my walnut snack is dried cranberries or black cherries. I buy mine at Trader Joes or Whole Foods. Here you want to be careful of extra added sugar and preservatives. These 2 stores I trust with this snack.
Enjoy this snack!! You will see a difference in how you feel after you snack and throughout the day.
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