Whether you have IBS or simply want to optimize your energy and health with a nutrient packed smoothie, the following recipe is for you!
Start with half a cup of unsweetened, organic kefir for the probiotic, magnesium and calcium contents. Then add one quarter of an avocado, for the gut-healing essential fatty acid benefits and spinach for a healthy dose of antioxidants and soluble fibre. Next, throw in a handful of berries because they contain pectin which is soothing to the digestive system and vitamin C which is healing. Then add lemon to help detoxify your liver and get your digestive juices flowing for the day. And finally, add a fingertip sized slice of ginger for its anti-nausea and digestive stimulating plus soothing properties.
Steel cut oats are delicious and satisfying, but can take more time than I want to spend each morning cooking. Soaking the oats overnight significantly reduces their cook time, allowing this recipe to be a staple in my home. I mix it up by adding different nut or seed butters plus dried fruits such as apricots or juice-sweetened cranberries. And often, I double the recipe to make sure I have leftovers that can be reheated even more quickly another morning.
For those of you who have been following our blog regularly, you know by now that we don’t stop at healthy food. At myWholeLife we only settle for delicious food that just happens to be amazingly healthy for us as well. This latke recipe is a great example — with a few simple substitutions, we have turned this classic into a meal you can feel good about eating during Hanukah, or anytime of the year. It's so good you may just forget about the classic version altogether.
Sweet potatoes are loaded with important vitamins like A, D, and C, all of which help support the immune system. As well, they contain important minerals like iron and magnesium. Since sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, their sugars release slowly into our blood stream, helping manage our blood sugar. What's more, these complex carbs curb cravings and prevent overeating — things many of us struggle with during the holidays. The eggs, a terrific source or protein, also help to control our blood sugar. And finally, topping off all that goodness with a dollop of yogurt, rich in probiotics, you have a meal to boost your immunity and give you steady energy to keep you going this holiday season!