This is a great go-to breakfast (especially for chocolate lovers) that is simple, tasty and will keep you full until lunch. Watch the video here…
This is a great way to replenish electrolytes lost during a workout since it uses coconut water. It is super-hydrating and has the added benefit of high-antioxidant berries.
8 ounces coconut water (preferably raw – most commercial brands are processed)
handful frozen berries
juice of ½ – 1 lemon (to taste)
dash of liquid stevia, if desired
Blend everything in a high-powered blender or Vitamix.
Grass-Fed Beef or Free Range Chicken Broth
Broth has long been touted for it’s amazing health benefits. Broth is wonderful for healing from illness, contains essential vitamins and minerals, promotes digestion and helps heal your gut, inhibits infection, is anti-inflammatory, and promotes healthy bones. Although this doesn’t make a huge batch of beef broth, the advantage is that the cooking time is shorter and the wonderful smell won’t keep you awake at night. Roasting the bones before putting them in the crockpot helps intensify the flavor.
Coconut Milk Kefir
Advanced & Core Plan
Most people turn to yogurt when they want to get probiotics through their food. Unfortunately, commercial yogurts are made from conventional dairy (pesticide sprayed grain fed, pumped with hormones and antibiotics), that is pasteurized, colors and flavorings, and loaded with sugar and/or artificial sweeteners. When you consume kefir, you get even more benefit because kefir can actually colonize your gut! (Yogurt can’t do that). This is perfect for those who are dairy intolerant or who just want to avoid dairy altogether. Make it a regular part of your diet and ditch the commercial yogurts!
Use 1 tablespoon kefir starter
1-2 cups organic coconut milk from BPA free cans (Native Forest)
Combine the kefir starter with the coconut milk in a glass jar (do not use metal to store or stir). Cover with a cloth secured with a rubber band and let it sit (it should be fairly warm for proper fermentation. If your mixture has not thickened after 24 hours, it probably was not warm enough) for 12-24 hours. After about 12 hours, gently shake the mixture.
Try it! Once the coconut milk has thickened and turned slightly sour flavor, you’re done. Strain the mixture through a fine plastic strainer and store in the refrigerator.
2 ounces orange juice (preferably fresh squeezed) or pineapple juice
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
stevia to taste
1 cup crushed ice
Granny Smith Green Smoothie
1 granny smith apple
baby spinach or kale
juice of 1 lemon plus one sliver of lemon (including peel)
Stevia to taste
Optional: Coconut milk or almond milk, fresh ginger, mint leaves
Put everything in a Vitamix or high powered blender and mix until completely pulverized. Put in a mason jar with a lid. Because you are keeping the whole apple and including greens, it will have a fairly heavy consistency to it. If it begins to settle, continue to shake.
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