With going to your local Asian restaurant a little problematic these days…
Here’s a quick, easy to cook stir-fry recipe for whipping up some Asian cuisine in the comfort of your own kitchen.🍜
The key ingredient in my vegetable stir fry is zucchini.🥒
Zucchini is rich in nutrients, high in antioxidants and great for improving digestion. So naturally, it’s one of my favorite gut healing foods.🥒😀
In this recipe, I combine it with carrot, sesame oil, green peas, sesame seeds…🥕😁
Along with a home made sauce of tahini, sesame oil and white miso paste.
So this quick stir fry is healthy, nutritious and a delight for the tastebuds.🍜
Matcha has skyrocketed in popularity these last few years.
And not just the tea variety.🍵
You can now get matcha shots, lattes, and even desserts. 🍡
Matcha comes from tea leaves, but tea leaves prepared in an extra special way.🍃
To make matcha, the tea plants are covered 20-30 days before harvest.
This reduces direct sunlight and allows the level of chlorophyll in the leaves to go up.
Why’s higher chlorophyll a good thing?
Because chlorophyll is high in amino acids and health enriching antioxidants.
In fact, studies show that thanks to is high chlorophyll content…
In my Matcha Energy Ball recipe you get the benefits of matcha combined with the energy lift of vanilla protein.
And because my recipes contains none of the nasty additives or sugars of energy boosting drinks, you get a purer, freer flowing energy buzz:
Who says a sweet slice of cake can’t be healthy?
This recipe swaps out sugar and gets its sweetness from coconut, maple syrup and medjool dates.
My Lemon and Berry Cheesecake recipe is also packed with berries, chia seeds and walnuts…
So it’s packed with nutrition, for a decadent treat without guilt.
A jar of ready made dip with potato chips was one of my guilty pleasures.
But a guilty pleasure that was making me fat, and wrecking my gut with a horror show of preservatives, hidden sugars and chemical nasties.
Good news is there are healthy dip alternatives.
And they’re super easy to make too!
My Avocado, Green Pea & Mint Dip takes less than five minutes to make.
Simply blend some green peas with avocado and fresh mint. Then drizzle with lemon juice.
Now, if I could only find a healthier way of making potato chips…
Know what’s one of the BIGGEST causes of gut health issues these days?
Lack of FIBER.
Because too many of our staples have had the fiber stripped from them.
I’m talking about highly refined white bread… white pasta… and white rice…
All of them have had the fiber removed.
The result is they become basic carbs that turn straight into glucose… rocket your blood sugar… and if you can’t burn them off they turn into fat.
So you see, not ALL carbs are bad for you.
Just those that don’t come with any fiber.
Good news is you can still enjoy pasta, rice and bread of the unrefined brown variety
And my garlic zucchini and tomato pasta is a prime example.
It combines brown pasta with two medium zucchini, cherry tomatoes, smoked paprika and chilli flakes, with a drizzle of olive oil and dried parsley.
So it’s super gut healthy and it can give you a pasta powered energy boost that’s guilt free.
I used to HATE tofu.
I’m not sure if it was the jelly like texture or bland taste that made me avoid it like the plague.
The good news is I found a way to spice tofu up!
My Curried Tofu Salad combines tofu with celery sticks, onion, almonds and raisins…
Then I add curry powder and dill to give it a spicy curry flavored kick.
So if you’ve been looking for a way to make tofu more interesting…
My Curried Tofu Salad is quick to make…
And packed with flavor that will delight both your taste buds and your gut.
If you’re looking for a quick, healthy breakfast that’s egg free…
Do I have a treat for you!😋
My Chickpea Scramble swaps out the eggs for some fiber rich chickpeas.🥮
I then combine the chickpeas with onion, spinach and avocado.🧅🥬🥑
But if you’re read any of my recipes, you’ll know I like to give them a spicy kick.
So I also add some garlic, turmeric and paprika for a gut healthy, nutritious and delicious start to the day.
Granola is promoted as a healthy breakfast cereal.
But did you know an average bowlful of granola contains 2 teaspoons of sugar?🍬
Not quite up there with soda (11 teaspoons).🥤
But still makes granola’s health claims pretty dubious.
Good news is I found a FAAAR healthier alternative…
Banana Breakfast Oats!🍌
A bowlful of this will give you a heck more energy than a sugary bowl of granola…
Yet without jitters or energy crashes an hour later.🏃♀️
So for an energy boosting start to the day…
Give my Banana Breakfast Oats recipe a whirl!