How To Make All Natural Simple Homemade Bread

One of the biggest myths in the weight loss/fitness industry (and one I even was convinced of when I started my journey) is that you have to eat Fat Free, No Carbs, Diet, Skim etc and basically substitute normal food with all this artificial “diet” food in order to have your goal body. The truth is when you substitute real whole foods like butter, avocados, whole wheat grains, whole eggs, cheese, the food manufacturers have to replace the natural ingredients with something not natural and your body just holds onto the unnatural part as a foreign substance because it has no idea what the heck Maltitol, Aspartame, Red #40 and all that is!
You are far better eating natural foods that your body recognizes and can easily metabolize than going the fat free and “diet” food route.

On top of that, from a spiritual and subconscious mind perspective when you are constantly feeding your body diet foods and weight loss foods you are also identifying yourself as a fat/overweight person and your subconscious mind only knows to continue acting in that way when everything you think, say and do reflects that “I am an over weight, unhealthy person”. This re-programming the mind and your subconscious is also something we go over in the transformation program because it is an important key element that so many people miss when trying to hit new weight loss and fitness goals.

Here are the main things I want you to look for when choosing the food you decide to put into your body:

Make choices out of love, appreciation and respect for your body of what is the best quality nutrients I can give my body to fuel it and help it function at its best. Is it fruits, veggies, olive oil, nuts, whole grains, etc or is it fat free ranch, diet soda, artificial sweeteners? Ask your body, it’ll give you the answer and you already know.

Look at your ingredient list. If there is ANYTHING on there that doesn’t make sense to you and you don’t recognize then don’t eat it. In this Whole Wheat Bread Recipe and video I will go over exactly what to look for when purchasing flours and why it’s important so you know why “Enriched” flour is really a bunch of crap and worse for you than any other flour.

Stay as close to the outer aisles at the grocery store as possible. Your outside parameter at the grocery store is going to be your produce and your perishables…foods that have probably less than 1-2 weeks shelf life and exactly the kinds of food you want to be eating (with the exception of rice, flours, etc). Think of it this way, the longer an item can sit on the shelf….the longer that will sit in your body.
Now, that we have covered that…here is my favorite Whole Wheat Bread Recipe I make probably 1-2x a week that literally is only 4 ingredients so I know and you know exactly what is in it and is an excellent source of whole grains and an important nutrient Niacin!
In today’s video, we will go over how simple it is to make your very own Homemade All Natural Whole Wheat Italian bread with less than 5 ingredients. One of the reasons this is important is that most of the store bought breads that are pre-packaged go through a substantial amount of processing which requires them to add a lot of unhealthy ingredients (check the ingredient list on your bread at home and I am sure you will find a paragraph of items).

With this recipe, all you will need are these few simple ingredients:

  • 2 Teaspoons of Dry Yeast
    2 1/2 Teaspoons of salt
    1 1/2 cups of Warm Water
    1 3/4 cups of 100% Whole Wheat Flour
    1 3/4 cups of Organic Unbleached All Purpose Flour
    And A little Olive Oil to create a non-stick surface.

1. Combine all ingredients together until it is well combined and creates a thick dough, that is some what sticky.

2. Cover and proof for 1-2 hours until it has doubled in size.

3. Preheat oven to 450°F and grease sheet pan with a small amount of olive oil.

4. Divide dough in half and put half in a tupper ware and refrigerate to either make more bread in 3-4 days or pizza dough.

5. Form a round ball and flour lightly then using a serrated knife slice three tiny slits across the top.

6. Bake bread for 25 minutes until golden brown and enjoy!

This recipe is so easy to make that we make our own bread 2-3x a week because all you have to do is mix, let the dough rise, then bake and you have fresh ingredients and delicious home made bread!

Here’s to loving your body!
Ashley Drummonds
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