SUPER green bowl for dinner

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Dear Diary,

It’s now officially SIX MONTHS until my wedding… and I can’t believe it!  It still feels so far away, but I know that it will be here before I know it.  Thank goodness I’ve been maintaining my lifestyle of healthy eating and regular exercise– because the last thing I want to do is starve myself with a diet a month before the wedding… am I right?!  But between work, exercise and evening/weekend plans, it’s been tough to find the time to experiment with new recipes!  So when I recently wet to this amazing NYC Vegan restaurant for a “spicy green bowl”, I was not only HOOKED, but I realized I could easily tweak it and make it my own!  In my book, what makes something a super GREEN bowl is portions… make sure that you are making 50% of the bowl steamed greens!  The rest is a great mix of carbs and protein, perfectly spiced with the miracle spices: cayenne and turmeric, of course :)

super green bowl

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED/DO

  • half a sweet potato (clean skin with a veggie safe brush instead of peeling– the skin has tons of nutrients!)

chop up into bite size pieces and then toss with sunflower oil (higher burning point compared to traditional olive oil) and dashes of cayenne, turmeric, salt and pepper

place in a 400 degree oven until crispy and tender

  • In a microwave safe bowl, steam frozen broccoli and kale
  • then on another cooking sheet bake chickpeas, click here for the recipe… they are delicious snack on their own!  Full of protein and healthy carbs!
  • Lastly, poach an egg and combine!  Egg poaching is really easy– just boil water and add a couple of tbsps of white vinegar to settle the boil… then gently add an egg.  Stir egg slightly to help it create shape and let it cook for about 10 minutes!

green bowl

Now how easy is that!  It’s delicious, it’s healthy, and it’s the perfect go to meal after a long day!

You’re welcome SFGs! ;)

 

Turmeric & Ginger Every Day

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Dear Diary,

I’m WO-MAN enough to admit that I have “poop problems”… or “poop probs” as my friends and I dearly call it. Haha… I’m not ashamed, and it’s possibly because almost every girl I know suffers from it too.  Why is it that going “regularly” has turned into going “rarely”…?  Not only do I look better when my digestive system is working at it’s best (you know, less bloat), but I also FEEL so much better… which is of course, the most important part!  So when I decided to whip my bowel back into shape– I turned to a nightly routine of drinking Turmeric & Ginger Every Day (in tea form that is ;))… ginger is great for the digestive track, but has so many other benefits as well.

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Did you know that ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory, perfect for an active gal, like me… it also IMPROVES the absorption of essential nutrients to the body; that means that all those salads you’ve been eating, won’t go to waste!  Ginger also strengthens your immune system, and helps prevent colon cancer… so yeah, this root is working overtime!

But let’s not forget about Turmeric.  Turmeric has been called the “miracle spice”… and that reputation has been earned due to all of it’s amazing benefits to the body. A squeeze of Turmeric extract (a more concentrated version of the grounded spice), and I’ve helped my intestine and liver function, and increased the antioxidant capacity of my body!

And finally, why not add lemon while you’re at it!  I add the squeeze of lemon to  my tea every night to brighten my skin, and help cleanse my system.

So this is what I do:

I use 1 Ginger YOGI tea bag (2 if I’m feeling frisky ;))

Juice of half of a lemon

and 3 big squirts of Turmeric Extract (but you can use 1 heaping tsp of Turmeric if you prefer)

So basically, I’ve taken a poopy problem, and made a superhero nightly cocktail!  Hey!  When life brings you lemons… ;)

You’re welcome, SFGs!  Let us know if you’ll try this tea at home!

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