Most homemade pancake recipes and boxed mixes are made with processed, bleached white flour, chemicals, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, artificial sweetners, preservatives, colors, flavors and dyes. They have zero nutrition! That means they have nothing your body needs, wants or can use.
Why we only eat Sunrider inspired NuPlus Pancakes:
NuPlus Piña Banana Pancakes Super delicious Super Food!
I love NuPlus 1-2-3 pancakes because even though they only have 3 simple ingredients, they are chocked full of whole plant nutrition. NuPlus is specially formulated to preserve and enhance the “life force” and live enzymes in plants. So these pancakes, and anything else made with NuPlus, are rich in the essential nutrients your body needs at breakfast to heal your body and fuel your day. Finally fresh whole bananas and pineapples contain many compounds that foster great health – see the end of this post for more info!
The flavors are Out of Sight Delicious. NuPlus Piña Banana pairs well with the whole banana and aromatic nutmeg for a sweet, spicy tropical treat! Try topping them with my homemade NuPlus Pineapple compote for a rich sweet-tart finish.
So without further delay – Here’s our super easy 1-2-3 Recipe!
Place banana, eggs, NuPlus Piña Banana and nutmeg in a blender. Blend on medium speed until smooth.
Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Drop an ice-cream scoop portion of the batter onto the griddle and cook until edges are golden brown and top bubbles – then turn. Approximately, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
Note: If using a regular skillet or griddle, melt 1 tablespoon butter in the skillet before cooking the pancakes. Add additional butter if needed between batches, about 1 tablespoon more.
From Food Network Kitchen
Can I make this recipe without NuPlus?
Remember, NuPlus is a concentrated Super Food. So yes, you could make these pancakes without NuPlus. However, you’d lose all the nutrition that NuPlus packs and your body needs.
Serve with my fresh, sugar free NuPlus Pineapple compote.
I love, love, love to eat really good food. Whether it’s five star dining or a neighbor’s garden party, I love to indulge in delicious food. However, I’m now on a mission to eliminate fibroids naturally. That means I am determined to live and eat as God intended. No more processed, fried, over-cooked, over-sauced, high fat, sugar dense cooking. These methods mask the natural beauty, texture and flavors of plants and herbs. They also rob our bodies of the vital nutrients God gave us to naturally nourish, heal and replenish our bodies.
So I’ve gone back to the traditions of my southern parents who lived on farms, ate very little meat and seasoned their foods with herbs, spices and extracts that they grew and knew. I do not use white flour. Instead I have found tons of healthier substitutes that my body loves. I turned to my own garden and realized that with Sunrider, I could have the best culinary experience right at my fingertips!
Here’s one of the first recipes I created about 2 years ago. I served it at a recent mid-week brunch for a few of my BFFs. (Yes, we decided to play hookie from work). I turned my backyard garden into a mini spa and we just chilled. I set up cool vaporizers all around and had Sunbreeze oil wafting through my home, garden and by the pool.
As for Brunch we dined on some of the most delightful sweet potato pancakes in the world! Yes, the sweet potatoes are from my garden. Sweet Potatoes are packed with Beta Carotene and vitamin A. They have tons of health benefits. And of course NuPlus is Sunrider’s super food!
So here’s the recipe for my Flourless NuPlus Sweet Potato Pancakes.
Place sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan of boiling water. Allow potatoes to boil about 15 minutes. Pierce with fork – potatoes should be tender but firm. Transfer potatoes to cold water to loosen skins. Drain, remove skins and mash. Remove any strings and beat until smooth.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, spice, nutmeg.
Mix mashed sweet potatoes, eggs, milk substitute and oil in a separate medium bowl. Blend sweet potato mixture into the flour mixture to form a batter.
Add 1-2 drops of Sunny Dew to taste.
Preheat a lightly greased griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter mixture onto the prepared griddle by heaping tablespoonfuls. Let cook until golden edges become brown and the surface begins to bubble. Turning once with a spatula.
We topped our pancakes with homemade pear preserves – my grandmother’s recipe. You can also top with fresh preserves berries, fresh apple-berry compote or molasses.
My White Flour substitutes for Perfect Pancakes:
Almond Flour (gluten free)
Buckwheat Flour (gluten and wheat-free)
Cornmeal (blue and yellow) gluten free
Quinoa Flour (gluten free) – contains twice the protein of rice or corn
Today’s society runs on a 24-hour fast-paced, competitive cycle. Teens and adults alike are pressured to work harder, longer hours. Our minds are plugged into smart-phones, computers, tablets, TVs and other devices that bombard us with “stuff” non-stop. We’re also plugged into the lives and issues of people around the world. Most of us are not resting, relaxing or getting the sleep that our body’s desperately need. Others, who do take occasional vacations or maintain regular sleep schedules, often go to bed worried or stressed about the days events. Some state that they often fall asleep with their TV or mobile devices tuned to the news or other programming that is not does not allow the mind to quiet and rest. Many admit that they do not sleep well and do not awake feeling refreshed or restored.
Studies have consistently shown (and most people know) that REM sleep each night promotes overall physical health, proper cellular functioning, immune defense, longer life, brain health, mental clarity, and emotional well-being. American Psychological Association: Strengthen your brain by resting It. So why is this problem so prevalent? Chronic sleep deprivation is actually a nasty cycle that feeds on itself. Sleep deprivation lowers focus and slows performance thus causing people to work harder, put in longer hours in an attempt to catch up or overcompensate. It has also given rise to the mass consumption of foods and beverages loaded with high levels caffeine, high fructose corn syrup and other harmful stimulants. These stimulants are designed to keep us up and anxious. The body was not designed to operate like this.
Over time insufficient sleep, poor sleep and non REM sleep and poor diets will cause the body and mind to deteriorate. It is not surprising that these poor rest patterns and poor diets have also been linked to various physical ailments and serious medical illnesses, including:
High Blood pressure
Growth retardation of the fetus and children
Attention Deficit Disorder
Depression, Mood Disorders and other Psychiatric and emotional issues
So be aware of how many hours of sleep a night you need to feel rested and alert. Supplement your night time regimen with short naps of 15–30 minutes if possible.
60 Minutes Science of Sleep – Why is Sleep so Vital?:
Benefits of Calli Night, SunBreeze Essential Oil: Perfect for a Good Night’s Sleep!
Calli Night and SunBreeze Essential Oil & Balm are part of Sunrider’s Philosophy of Regeneration. They work wonderfully together to center and soothe the vital chi energy in the body’s five major systems. The herbs in Calli Night and SunBreeze calm the mind, body and spirit provide a safe, easy way, all natural way to help induce total relaxation. This is also the ideal state for the body to cleanse and heal itself,
Calli Night restores the body while you sleep.
Start by brewing a cup of Sunrider all-natural Calli Night. Calli Night is a soothing herbal beverage that works wonders before bedtime. Like the other Calli tea flavors, Calli Night is formulated with an all natural blend of powerful, organic, whole food botanicals like Camellia Leaf(used to make green tea) Perilla (mint plant used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine) and Imperate Root. It also includes Passion Flower, Ho-Shou Wu Root, Jujube Seed, Poria (Poria Cocos), Sage Root, Rose Hips and Winter Melon Seed to calm and balance the nervous system. Next Calli Night’s proprietary blend of antioxidants cleanses, nourishes and heals the body of the ravaging effects of prolonged sleep deprivation. The soothing formula also promotes a sound, restorative night’s sleep.
SunBreeze Essential Oil and SunBreeze Balm: For added relaxation, we also recommend that you soothe SunBreeze Essential Oil or Balm on your neck or muscles. SunBreeze Essential Oil contains cooling menthol, camphor, Eucalyptus and Cassia Oil (Chinese Cinnamon). SunBreeze helps you unwind and eases your mind into a calm, peaceful state. SunBreeze Essential Oil is also perfect for aromatherapy. Simply rub SunBreeze Oil or Balm in the palms of your hands and inhale the soothing botanicals or place a few drops on your linens for deeper relaxation while you sleep —it’s a wonderful way to induce a restful, restorative sleep. Click here to learn Why Natural Earth Herbs Only Uses SunBreeze Oil & Balm
Calli Night & SunBreeze Essential Oil the perfect nighttime routine.
Our environment (air, soil, food, plants and water) contain harsh chemicals, toxins and carcinogens. Many foods and meats have been genetically modified and loaded with preservatives, additives, high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils. We are constantly bombarded with substances that are destroying our mental and physical health. These substances clog organs, damage cells and disrupt basic bodily functions. The good new is that our bodies are designed to heal themselves. In fact, they are constantly signaling us that they are overloaded. These signals typically include headaches, constipation, bloating, gas, mental & physical fatigue, depression, insomnia, weight gain and cravings. Sound familiar? Once these signals turn to full alarms, it’s often too late. Sunrider has designed a complement of products to help with the body’s natural healing processes. Calli Tea and Fortune Delight Tea are an easy way to do just that. Calli Tea and Fortune Delight Tea were both formulated to flush the major organs and restore overall health and vitality.
Taken daily, these herbal elixirs cleanse and nourish our organs and organ systems .
Drink Calli Tea every day to take charge of your health.
Calli Tea contains a concentrated, proprietary blend of herbs and plant extracts that provide an intense, nourishing cleanse. Calli is also Alkaline and Non- GMO. Calli targets the cardiovascular, digestive, nervous and the immune systems. It detoxifies the liver which is a primary organ that cleanses the bloodstream and detoxifies the body. Calli also improves metabolism, boosts energy and enhances mental clarity. Calli is a soothing, fast acting tea. Many people notice an appreciable difference in their health within only a few weeks of use. Most people report that their sugar, fast food, soda and caffeine cravings vanish within days of regularly drinking Calli Tea.
Calli Tea Ingredients:
Camellia Leafis used to make green tea. While many beverage manufacturers have recently “discovered” the various health advantages of drinking green tea, Camellia Leaf has been a staple of Chinese Herbal medicine for centuries. Sunrider only uses the highest quality, non-GMO cultivated sources of Camellia leaf in Calli® tea. For more than 20 years, the Camellia leaf in Calli teas contains one of the purest forms of antioxidants (catechins).Catechins are naturally occurring polyphenol chemicals found in Camellia sinensis, the primary ingredient in Calli® (and Fortune Delight®). These antioxidants have been shown highly effective in supporting our cardiovascular system and eliminating harmful free radicals. Free radicals damage cells, cause cancer and lead to premature aging. Camellia also reduces hypertension and inflammation. Camellia leaf also boosts the activity of white blood cells, which serves to protect the body against cell and tissue damage.
Mori (Mulberry) Bark Extract is a rich source of vitamins and minerals that also has many healing properties. It has diuretc agents that help the body naturally flush away toxins. The water extract of Mori bark has been shown to kill of and eliminate tumor cells by inhibiting microtubule assembly. National Center for Biotechnology Information Mori Extract and Cancer
Alisma Root is an herb commonly used in Chinese medicine. It helps to eliminate excess mucous and water, reduce bloating and fight infections. Alisma root extract has been reported effective in the treatment of diabetes. It has mild and safe diuretic that especially affect the kidney, bladder and urinary tract. Alisma root is widely used in China and Japan. AltMD – Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Imperate Root has healing antiviral, antibacterial and anti-arthritic properties. Imperate Root also helps reduce inflammation of the liver and kidneys.
Sunrider Guarantee – Calli Tea All Natural / Pure: Calli Tea is an all-natural, non GMO herbal tea. It is caffeine free and does not contain chemicals, flavors, sugars, preservatives or colors.
Directions: Steep one Calli Tea bag in 16 ounces of hot water for three to five minutes. Then remove bag. Start with a 4oz or 8 oz cup per day because Calli Tea is a powerful cleanser. Some recommend drinking Calli Tea during the day to establish a routine. Monitor your body during this time – elimination, energy levels, mental clarity to understand how your body is responding to Calli Tea. Once your body’s response levels have been ascertained, you can adjust the concentration and amount. I always add packet of Quinary Powder to each serving of Calli Tea.
Natural Earth Herbs recently viewed this video posted by Mind Body Green. It features three physicians (Dr. Frank Lipman, Dr. Mark Hyman, and Dr. Joel Kahn) debating the right ways to eat for optimal health. Of course, we feel that Sunrider provides “Simply the Best”, all natural, non GMO products and fitness programs for any diet. However, we also feel it’s important for our Sunrider family to know what’s going on in the market. So we wanted to share this video to make sure our Sunriders stay educated and informed.
Sunrider Has Balanced Nutrition for Vegans and Vegetarians: Farming practices over the years have depleted the soil of its nutrients. As a result many the fruits, vegetables and herbs we eat lack essential vitamins and minerals. So while this video speaks to vegetarians and vegans, everyone must be concerned. Remember, animals are also eating vegetables, plants and herbs from the same depleted soil. In addition to poor agricultural practices, the commercial animal farming and fishing industries have raised serious concerns about the safety and quality of meat and seafood. Sunrider wants to make sure that you’re eating the right combinations and amounts of food to get the complete nutritional profile your body needs. Sunrider has created a complement of food products, beverages and supplements that provide key nutrition for plant based diets. Click the link below to watch Dr. Chen’s video. Also, read the Natural Earth Herbs blog to learn more about which Sunrider products provide the best, balanced nutrition for plant based diets.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. It is stored in our bones. Perhaps that’s why most people associate calcium with having strong bones and teeth. But calcium does a lot more. It carries out a number of essential bodily functions, It helps maintain a regular heartbeat, it helps your blood to clot, your muscles to contract, your nervous system to function and a myriad other essential processes. Calcium also helps your body absorb nutrients and prevent diseases. It may also help lower blood pressure.
Herb Cal Tab mined from calcium rich sources in a proprietary herbal blend,
Click here to learn more about the health benefits of calcium. (article by San Francisco Chronicle – SFGate.com)
Calcium & Bones
Virtually all of the calcium in the body, approximately 99%, is used to keep our skeletal system strong and healthy.
Throughout our lifetimes our bones are continuously regenerating, remodeling, aided by the constant reabsorption and deposition of calcium into new bone. The rate of calcium resorption and deposition changes with age. From infancy through adolescence, the rate of bone formation exceeds calcium reabsorption however in early and middle adulthood both processes are relatively equal. In seniors, especially postmenopausal women, bone degeneration rates surpass formation, resulting in bone loss that increases the risk of osteoporosis over time. National Institute of Health Calcium Fact Sheet
It is vital that we always maintain optimal levels of calcium. When the body is calcium deficient, it draws stored calcium from the bones. This calcium is then sent throughout the body to ensure basic muscle, nerve and cell functions continues. The constant withdrawal of calcium from the bones lead to Osteoporosis – brittle bones and teeth. Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. Again, Osteoporosis is also a sign that the other key bodily functions that calcium support may be compromised as well.
Herb Cal Tab – concentrated calcium for every life stage.
Herb Cal Tab Product FACT SHEET
Herbal Calcium – the name says it all. Sunrider’s Herb Cal is an Herbal / plant based Calcium supplement that is formulated with three of the richest forms of calcium that provides a calcium dense nutrition profile. It contains herbal extracts, live enzymes and all natural Vitamin D2 for optimal absorption rates. Each Herb Cal Tablet contains 250 mg of calcium. This is 25% of the recommended daily value for most adults. See the above chart. Herb Cal Tabs are chewable to aid absorption.
Sunrider Herb-Cal calcium vs other Calcium supplements.
Herb Cal Tab is a wonderful way to get the calcium you need. Sunrider takes great care to ensure that Herb Cal is sourced from the most nutrient dense forms of calcium available on earth. Herb Cal is a rich blend of carbonate, citrate, and gluconate forms derived from fossilized coral. Calcium from these sources are both wholesome and pure. Calcium carbonate also contains the highest levels of elemental calcium, otherwise known as pure calcium. Herb Cal Tab also contains concentrated herbal extracts, enzymes, and Vitamin D2 to enhance absorption.
Most other brands of calcium are made from sea products like oyster shells, which may contain harmful substances like lead, mercury, arsenic and heavy metals.
Herb Cal Tab Chewable Calcium Supplements Nutrition Facts:
Alfalfa is a wonderful herb that contains high levels of essential nutrients including, minerals like calcium, vitamins, enzymes, chlorophyll, protein and other nutrients. http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-alfalfa.html
Vitamin D2 aids the body in absorbing calcium, iron and other minerals vital to optimal health. Learn more about Vitamin D2 here.
SunBreeze Oil and SunBreeze Balm are analgesics. Analgesics are topical agents that “relieve” or “kill” pain. There are several topical pain relief products on the market. They typically come in gels, creams, rubs and sprays. The most common brands include Icy Hot, BenGay and SportsCreme. Topical pain relievers are massaged directly onto the skin. Massaging increases blood flow and stimulates the musicles and joints. This allows the product to be absorbed deeper into the affected area (dermal absorption). Web MD Web MD.com Over the counter Pain Relief
Unfortunately, this caused me great concern. Here’s why.
Dermal absorption is the transport of a substance from the outer surface of the skin into deeper layers of the skin and the body. Studies show that our skin absorbs constantly, even without our awareness. In some cases, the skin may represent the most significant exposure pathway. Many commonly used chemicals in household and health & beauty products could potentially result in systemic toxicity if they penetrate through the skin. Then they enter the blood stream and cause health problems away from the original site of entry.
The rate of dermal absorption and affectation of other areas of the body depends on many factors. The main factor is the epidermal or outer layer of the skin. The purpose of this layer is to a gatekeeper that prevents molecules from passing into and out of the skin, thus protecting the lower layers of skin and the bloodstream that feed the rest of the body. The extent of absorption also depends on several factors including any existing skin allergies, infections, injuries, irritants and the overall health of the individual.
The more product that is applied and the longer that product applied causes long term absorption into the body.
Most over the counter health, beauty and medicinal products are not fully regulated by the FDA. Manufactures are allowed to use ingredients and materials without the FDA’s review or approval. This means that you are being exposed to thousands of chemicals in everyday products. Many of these ingredients are carcinogens and contaminants that can be harmful and even deadly to humans. These ingredients can affect reproductive health and the health of an unborn child.
Learn more here about toxic health and beauty products here:
So here’s why I only use SunBreeze Essential Oil & Balm:
Simple. The Ingredients in SunBreeze are better than any other products.
All natural SunBreeze Balm has soothing health benefits.
SunBreeze is made from a proprietary blend of all-natural ingredients. These ingredients are hand cultivated and carefully processed by Sunrider. Sunrider owns the manufacturing facilities and oversees the entire process with strict quality controls throughout. This ensures that the final product maintains the superior quality and life essence of the herbs and plants. It also ensures that SunBreeze Oil and SunBreeze Balm products remain potent, safe and pure.SunBreezeOil and SunBreeze Balm are made with organic ingredients like Mint extract, Cassia (Chinese Evergreen Tree – Cinnamon) and Eucalyptus Oil. These botanicals have been used for hundreds of thousands of years, especially in ancient Chinese cultures, to treat and relieve painful muscle and joint ailments; alleviate arthritic pain, soothe the mind, relieve tension headaches and stress; and, calm the body and the soul.
SunBreeze Oil is Safe and Effective
SunBreeze is highly effective and will not cause adverse effects. It promises only pure, powerful pain relief designed to heal and restore the entire body naturally.
SunBreeze Oil and SunBreeze Balm are Simply the Best
Sunrider’s Fitness Brigade and Sunfit Program are the perfect tools for family and friends who want to get in shape. I should know! My brothers and I are total Sunriders! We recently participated in the NYC TD 5 Boro Bike Tour. Last summer, we climbed Mt. Sinai with our dad. We’ve journeyed deep into pyramids, swam in the Red Sea, the Dead Sea and the Persian Gulf, explored the great Wall of China… You name it, we’ve probably done it. We are always traveling around the world together, doing something adventurous because we honestly just love to get out and play as a family! Like most habits, our active, healthy lifestyles were formed in childhood. Our parents loved to travel and they loved to play. We were also lucky to have grown up in southern California. Not only did we enjoy amazing weather year round but we also had great beaches, pools, parks, hiking trails and deserts. That meant we were always outside – playing! Our street was also a magical place there were a ton of us kids and we’d roller skate, ride bikes, skateboard, play kickball, baseball, tag, freeze tag, you name it. Another bonus of living in southern California was having the mountains close by. So when our “California” winter hit, we hit the slopes for snow sports. As my brother and I reminisced about the “good old days”, we realized one constant: Family and Friends. Some of my fondest memories are my dad holding the handle bars steady as I learned to ride my bike; and, my mom taking the neighborhood kids, in our camper, to the local pool for summer night swims and the block party we once had where the adults competed against the kids. Exercising together was a great bonding activity that has kept our families, our neighbors and our communities close. Even today, the strongest families and friends we have are those that not only prayed together but played together. My family’s bond and our continued commitment to health and exercise definitely started at home!
Apparently, both Sunrider and science agree! Dr. Reuben Chen, MD, talks about the importance of combining family time with fitness time. It’s a win-win for everyone’s health, young and old. It reinforces family bonds and helps children (of all ages) develop a positive attitude toward healthy living. We think that you’ll also find the Sunrider Fitness Brigade Exercise System and the Sunrider Sunfit Program Setto be great additions to your family’s fitness program. It provides an all-in-one workout that the entire family can use to get in great shape, bond and have fun together! Remember family is what you make it so invite friends, colleagues and co-workers to join the Sunrider Fitness fun this spring, Watch this SunriderFit Tip video and start now building lifelong bonds and memories; and, healthy lifestyle values that you and your family will cherish forever. And remember to track your progress with your own Sunrider Fitness Journal.
Sweat is a great sign that your heart’s pumping and your’e in your “fat burning zone.” It’s also a great sign that you’re flushing out nasty toxins from your system.
Unfortunately, it’s also a “great” sign that you’re losing essential fluids and electrolytes
Fortune Delight: Packed with Antioxidants and Healthy Hydration.
In this Sunrider Fitness installment, Dr. Reuben Chen talks about the benefits of Fortune Delight.According to Sunrider, one benefit is the fact that this amazingherbal beverage is not just a tea. Sunrider asserts that it is an organic, whole food elixir that is loaded with tons of antioxidants for super, “healthy” hydration. Whether you’re into extreme sports and strenuous workouts or prefer a lighter fitness regimen, Fortune Delight can help.The tea leaves, flowers and extracts in Fortune Delight are cultivated at the height of their life cycle when the botanicals are bursting with nutrients and vital chi energy. Next, these concentrated whole food packets are formulated with owner expertise to ensure your body has all the essential vitamins, micronutrients, electrolytes, antioxidants it needs. All Sunrider beverages are naturally hydrating, delicious and refreshing. Plus, Sunrider guarantees its products will never contain chemicals, stimulants, fat, cholesterol, artificial colors or sweeteners
Fortune Delight: Hydrate, replenish, regenerate.
Benefits of Tea Catechins – Concentrated Green Tea Antioxidants:
Per Dr. Tei-Fu Chen, Sunrider International Founder and Owner, the benefits of tea catechins and polyphenols in Fortune Delight are greater than other beverages, including green tea. He states that “the problem with regular tea is that catechins don’t dissolve in water very well. Also, if you put tea in water, the water dilutes the tea and you won’t get the full benefits.” Fortunately, Fortune Delight is no ordinary tea! It’s an amazing health food in a glass. These teas are specially processed by concentrating the tea botanicals so the rich polyphenols remain effective even when water is added. My workout crew and I always finish our routines with a shaker bottle of Fortune Delight made with ionized water. We also add a packet of Quinary Powder to our tea for a total body boost of nutrition. Fortune Delight comes in a variety of tea-licious flavors. They are also a healthy alternative to sugary fruit juices, sodas and sports drinks. Check out the video below to learn how Sunrider teas, supplements and beverages complement your weight-loss or fitness program. And as always let us know what you think!.