Plant Based Calcium Sources

Dear friends,

We can’t underestimate the power of calcium for women especially over the age of 50.
From bone health to heart health, the nervous system and more,calcium is a key player in ¬†women’s health . With so many of us having gone dairy free it’s important to know some plant based calcium foods.

Here is a list:

Chia seeds ( chia pudding recipe below)
Broccoli Rabe
Dried Figs
Sunflower Seeds
Moringa Powder ( avoid using if preganant or lactating)
Orange juice ( calcium fortified)
Collard Greens
Sweet potatoes

Calcium is an important mineral for overall health. Aim to eat 2-3 plant based serving per day of calcium.

To make chia pudding ( which I love for breakfast)

Add 3-4 TBSP of chia seeds to a cup of plant based milk- either almond, oat, or coconut milk.
Use a ball jar or covered container to make this.
Add honey, maple syrup or stevia to taste.
I like to add cinnamon and a little vanilla.
Stir the milk then let it sit on counter for five minutes- stir again to distribute the seeds and put in refrigerator overnight.
In the morning I take it out first thing so I can eat it a t room temperature.
Top with fruit – sliced almonds or granola.
with fierce love,