Watermelon, Strawberry and Chia Seed Shake

June 13, 2013, 12:35 pm

For all of you Chia seed fans, we've got them, and you can add some to this shake to beat the heat and stay healthy!

Watermelon Strawberry Chia shake:
You'll need:
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
2 cups watermelon chunks
1 cup ice
2 tbsp Chia seeds soaked in 1/2 cup warm water for 20 minutes
1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions:
1.Blend fruit and ice together in blender.
2. Add lemon juice and chia seeds.
3. Drink and enjoy!

Welcome to the Good Life

May 29, 2013, 10:27 am

Recently, at Bergin, we have aquired the Good Life Peanut Butter brand. With all natural ingredients and no preservatives, Good Life has been making waves in the peanut butter industry.

We have eight different flavors of Good Life available for you. Check out our products page for more information. And, keep an eye out for Good Life in your local gorcery store!

Easy Good Life Almond Butter Cookies

May 24, 2013, 11:56 am

Here's a great little cookie recipe using our new Good Life Almond Butter!

Easy Good Life Almond Butter Cookies 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix 17.5 oz.
  • 1 Stick of butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 Cup of Good Life Almond Butter, creamy or crunchy
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets about 1 inch apart.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees, 8-10 minutes until bottom edge is golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets.
  4. Cool completely. Makes about four dozen cookies. Store in an air tight container.

For a sweeter alternative, dip a small glass bottom in sugar and gently press on top of cookies before baking.

Enjoy!

Health Benefits of Nuts

April 28, 2013, 10:19 pm

The perception of nuts has changed dramatically over the years. What was once thought of as a high fat nightmare for dieters, is now viewed as a healthy component to any diet. Not only can nuts lower your cholesterol, research has also shown they can protect you against heart disease and certain cancers.

One misconception about nuts has to do with their fat content. Nuts are high in fat, but the majority of the fat is mono and poly unsaturated fat which lowers cholesterol levels and helps to reduce the risk of heart disease. Nuts are also a good source of protein which allows them to replace animal proteins in a healthy diet. Nuts do not contain cholesterol in their natural form. In fact, the fiber in nuts helps to lower your cholesterol.

More and more research is showing that eating nuts can help reduce the risk of cancer. Nuts contain a variety of compounds that contribute to the fight against cancer. They are a good source of various antioxidants, phytochemicals, and flavonoids. One antioxidant in particular, vitamin E, is prevalent in most nuts. In fact, nuts have more vitamin E than any other food, which allows them to help stop cholesterol from oxidizing and adhering to artery walls. So if you’re looking for a healthy snack that is delicious and satisfying, make sure to add nuts to your diet.