Summer Cleanse Chia Porridge
Chia seed, whole: 2 Tbsp
Coconut milk, unsweetened: 1/2 cup
Homegrown plum: 1 whole, diced
Coconut oil: 1 tsp
Pumpkin seeds: 1 Tbsp
Directions for Chia Porridge:
1. Place chia seeds and coconut milk in a saucepan over low/medium heat, stirring frequently until plump.
2. Add additional ingredients after the chia porridge is added to a bowl.
My Food Choices on the BodyBoost Cleanse:
Typically, I have a breakfast similar to this one. I may have a protein snack (1 medium boiled egg or 1/4 chicken breast) a couple of hours later. Lunch is often a 32 oz blended greens drink and possibly a handful of nuts or a protein snack, depending on what I had earlier in the morning. Dinner includes veggies and a little bit of protein.
The cleanse is actually much easier as it seems. I encourage everyone to try at least the food portion of the cleanse to give the body optimal nutrition and a break from environmental chemicals. Aside from the dietary aspect of the seasonal cleanse, the cleansing practices of the rest of the cleanse simply contributes to whole body wellness and optimal health and vitality.
Chia: The Healthy Alternative to Dessert
Ingredients: Per serving (10g fiber)
Chia seeds, 2 tbsp
Coconut milk or almond milk, 1/4-1/2 c (or to desired thickness)
Optional Toppings for Flavor (see below)
Pick 1, 2 or 3 ingredients from the list below to enhance chia pudding or porridge:
1 serving of fruit or fruit puree
1 tbs nut butter (almond, sunflower, cashew, etc)
1 tsp coconut oil (best in heated porridge)
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp chooped nuts (walnuts, almonds, pencans, etc)
2 tbsp ground flax seed
1 tsp maple syrup (100% pure)
1 serving of dark chocolate (best in heated porridge)
Chia seed porridge and pudding are healthy grain-free, high-fiber and filling substitutes for breakfast foods (cereal, oatmeal) or desserts (cookies, baked goods, ice cream, etc). To see if you are getting enough fiber in your diet, input your daily dietary intake into an app or website (similar to MyNetDiary) for 1-7 days and evaluate your daily fiber intake. For optimal wellness, disease prevention and weight management, the daily fiber recommendation ranges from 30-40g of fiber for adults. Chia seed porridge and pudding can be used to fill in your fiber needs, where your diet is lacking. As the case with all high-fiber diets, be sure to drink plenty of water to keep the bowels healthy and happy.
Bone Broth 101
By Dr. Danielle Schwaderer
Bone broth is a timeless nutrient-dense broth that has been used among many traditions for centuries. When prepared properly, bone broth is rich in vitamins, minerals, collagen, healthy fats and proteins. There are many health benefits to cooking and consuming bone broth, with the most notable being it's healing effects to the gut, immune system, skin and connective tissues (bone, blood, tendons, ligaments, etc). Many cultures consume bone broth as a wellness tonic or with ailments that effect the skin, gut, immune system, blood, and/or bones & joints. During the winter months (cold & flu season), having a supply of bone broth in the fridge or freezer is always a great idea.
Consuming Bone Broth:
Some sip, some use bone broth as soup stock. You can drink it as is or make a vegetable/meat soup.
Combine all ingredients in a stock pot or crockpot and heat at high heat until a low boil develops. Turn to low, cover, and slowly cook for 12-24 hours. Strain and keep the bone broth.
Eggs & Cauliflower Mash
Sweet and Tart Greens Drink
Blend until smooth and enjoy! My greens drinks are the perfect combo of protein, fat, fiber, and veggie-based carbohydrate. This is the one recommendation that I offer the majority of my patients who are looking to optimize their health and nutrition. Before taking away all of their favorite foods, I start by adding in more nutrition. Before no time, the standard American diet is no longer appealing. Just start with real nutritious foods people!
Cheers to health!
Tangerine Dreamsicle Green Smoothie
These smoothies are a perfect opportunity to supply ample nutrition for breakfast or lunch on-the-go. I generally load up a 32 oz glass juice jar, and take with me to work or play. Remember, for optimal nutrition, 30-40g of fiber daily is recommended. Unfortunately, that is very hard to achieve without using a greens drink with chia, flax, hemp, or a fiber supplement.
According to MyNetDiary (app), each serving provides:
Calories: 258 g
Calorie ratio: 44:44:12
Fat: 15 g
Fiber: 13 g
Net carbs: 19g
Sunday Brunch Veggie Saute'
Sunday brunch! I get asked all the time by my patients "how do you suggest eating vegetables for breakfast?" Well....it looks a lot like this.
Minimum of 4 servings of straight veg in this meal, definitely 1/2 my plate in veggies. Never fear eating veggies for breakfast. It's our most important meal of the day, and should be the healthiest! No nasty standard american breakfasts allowed in my house. We eat real paleo-friendly foods full of color and life.
Today, I sautéed cabbage, chard stems, asparagus in coconut oil. Threw in some leftover roasted chicken. Served on a bed of chard greens and topped with a hard boiled egg. If this isn't real food, I don't know what is!
Added bonus: the chard and asparagus are homegrown!
To all of my patients, followers, friends: keep up the good work! Eating real food is more simple than it seems, you just have to be open minded. Happy Sunday!
Chia Seed Breakfast Porridge or Dessert
Chia seed porridge on this fine morning. Getting in my super hero nutrition, so I can attempt to save the world!
Chia Seed, 3 Tbsp
Coconut cream, 1.5 Tbsp
Water, 1/2 cup
Alternative: supplement coconut or almond milk in place of water and coconut cream.
Optional: Fruit of choice, nuts, seeds, nut butters.
Shake in jar vigorously and put in fridge over night. In the morning, heat in pan. Add banana (or berries) and almond butter!
15 grams of fiber!!!! 1/2 of the daily requirement in one tiny bowl! I've been known to eat this for breakfast (warm) or dessert (warm or cold). It's simple and divine!
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