A recipe from our Weight Management App that is loaded with many minerals, vitamins and is a thermogenic (metabolism-boosting) powerhouse. Cauliflower is an excellent source of thermogenic vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and even contains some choline. However, it's the sulfur compound called indole-3-carbinol (i3C) that gives cauliflower its thermogenic effects. Pomegranate contains many minerals and vitamins including potassium, magnesium, folate and a good dose of thermogenic vitamin C. Eating pomegranate fruit whole rather than in juice form, is most beneficial for weight loss.
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.
This congee is a savory rice porridge that can be thin or thick, it is up to you. Known as a medicinal porridge served for centuries in East Indian and Chinese homes to promote good health and strong digestion. A traditional breakfast dish that can be made for dinner as it is both hearty and satisfying. It is very good for individuals with mild digestive issues, a simple grain cooked in a broth with kombu is easily digested and assimilated–does not require a lot of digestive breakdown by the body.
Just in time to help you bounce back from holiday festivities and feasting: our Beautiful Beet Root Salad. Taking a fresh approach to using veggies that are in season, and adding ingredients that will chelate toxins to help you detoxify from seasonal indulgence! Many of the ingredients are also considered blood purifiers, immune boosters, and stress-relievers. Perfect for this time of year. Oh, and this recipe takes under 5 minutes to prep—we have it all covered for you, all you have to do is enjoy!
This is a great comforting and hearty leftover holiday soup. It is also perfect for those cold rainy winter nights and has immune boosting properties that we are looking for as we head into the flu season. From turkey which is rich in zinc, critical for a healthily immune system – to the superstar mushroom which contains polysaccharides believed to have immune-boosting ability.
My oldest daughter, Sarah, was mastering the art of making Thai curry while I was testing recipes for my next book. She was so successful that I decided I had to include her recipe in the book. The recipe is all Sarah, but the ingredients were selected by me (I don’t know any 16 year olds who would select dandelion greens without some pressure). Super-nutritional, liver-healing dandelion greens make this Thai curry strong springtime medicine disguised as a delicious one-pot-meal.
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!