Anti-Inflammatory Magical Midas Milk Recipe

Anti-Inflammatory Magical Midas Milk Recipe


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Anti-Inflammatory Magical Midas Milk Recipe
Our take on the infamous elixir "golden milk" - warm, hearty, spiced, delicious, and great for you!
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat almond milk in a heavy bottom medium pot over medium heat. Add next 6 ingredients (turmeric through stevia). Whisk together well and keep over heat until hot, be careful NOT to boil.
  2. In a blender, add coconut oil, coconut butter, a little pepper, and pour milk mixture over the top. Blend until smooth and frothy. Serve and enjoy!
Spring Herb Salmon with Roasted Cabbage and Dijon Reduction

Spring Herb Salmon with Roasted Cabbage and Dijon Reduction


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Spring Herb Salmon with Roasted Cabbage and Dijon Reduction
A delicious flavorful recipe that's not only easy, but sure to impress! Full of seasonal taste explosions, and salmon chalk full of good fats!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 380 degrees.
  2. On a baking sheet, arrange cabbage medallions, drizzle with melted ghee, season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Place in oven and roast for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tender and lightly charred.
  3. Season salmon filets with salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary. Melt remaining ghee in a large skillet, over medium high heat. Add salmon filets, skin side down. Then add 1/2 cup of the broth, and cover.
  4. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes covered, or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Remove salmon from skillet and set aside.
  6. Add remaining broth, butter, and wine to skillet with cooking juices. Heat over high heat until mixture boils, then whisk in dijon mustard and season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until mixture reduces by 1/2.
  7. Serve salmon on top of cabbage with a generous helping of dijon sauce, and enjoy!
Super Food Matcha Smoothie

Super Food Matcha Smoothie


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Super Food Matcha Smoothie
A delicious (and conveniently green - a small nod to St. Patty's) super food smoothie! This is a great smoothie for meal substitution (lots of protein and fiber and collagen), AND a great introduction to matcha if it's something you're on the fence about or don't always enjoy!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Smoothie
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
person
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Smoothie
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
person
Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients EXCEPT blueberries and coconut.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve with frozen blueberries and coconut on top (or toppings of your choosing!)
Favorite Things: Smoothie Tools

Favorite Things: Smoothie Tools

Everything you need to make a GREAT smoothie!

First things first–if you’re going to make a fabulous, nutrient-dense smoothie with everything you need to get your day started, you’ve gotta have the right stuff!

That means–ingredients, tools and some delicious recipes to keep you satisfied, full and happy.

Let’s start with ingredients because that’s absolutely critical. There are 3 components to every good smoothie: adequate protein, the right amount of fiber and the right amount fat.

Protein

Protein, specifically Perfect Paleo Protein is highly recommended because of the clean lean ingredients: just 100% grass fed collagen with a touch of stevia and natural chocolate or vanilla for flavoring. There’s also an unflavored which is just 100% grass fed collagen.

Fiber

Next up is fiber–I’m madly in love with our FiberMender 3.0. It’s made from konjac root (glucomannan) and can absorb up to 50 times it’s weight! The Japanese call it the “broom of the intestines” and it does just that, plus helps you feel full and satisfied as well.

Fat

Then there’s fat–fat is the one thing most people skimp on when it comes to a great smoothie in the morning. Fat in the form of nuts, MCT oil (medium chain triglycerides) or avocado all work with protein and fiber to keep your appetite under control.

With a smoothie of this caliber, you can go 4 to 6 hours without feeling the need to eat. Add a scoop of L-Glutamine to your smoothie and you can effectively kill sugar and carb cravings, too!

Then there’s the blender itself–this is important.

I’ve used them all from the really expensive ones to cheap ones I want to toss out the window.

I do love my NutriBullet and use it regularly. The design is super easy and as long as you respect the fill line, it never leaks!

I also have a little travel blender (yes I’ve made smoothies in the airport before!) from Hamilton Beach that works in a pinch when I’m on the road. Considering it’s under $20, it’s a pretty good little workhorse.

Here’s a smoothie that’s a favorite of mine–

 

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Leanne’s Favorite Smoothie
Leanne's Favorite Smoothie
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Paleo, Smoothie
Servings
serving
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Paleo, Smoothie
Servings
serving
Leanne's Favorite Smoothie
Instructions
  1. In a blender, add all ingredients; blend until smooth and enjoy! For a thinner smoothie, add more unsweetened coconut milk.
Roasted Cauliflower Curry Soup

Roasted Cauliflower Curry Soup


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Roasted Cauliflower Curry Soup
Hearty dairy-free and Paleo friendly recipe for a delicious warming and flavorful soup!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 380 degrees.
  2. Spread cauliflower, onion slices and garlic cloves on a baking sheet. Drizzle melted coconut oil over the top and place in the oven. Roast for 30 to 40 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender.
  3. Once done, transfer veggies and broth to a large pot over medium heat. Add in all other ingredients except coconut milk. Right before mixture begins to boil, turn heat down to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. In a blender, in shifts, puree the broth and veggie mixture until smooth. Once everything is pureed, transfer back into pot.
  5. Stir in coconut milk, simmer for another 10 minutes, and serve.
Snacking keeps you FAT!

Snacking keeps you FAT!

One of things I used to promote was eating 5-6 small meals a day–that’s right, you just kept that jaw chewing and your body in digestive mode pretty much all day.

Well guess what?

It doesn’t work!

As a matter of fact, it’s ruinous to your health and will keep your blood sugar levels perpetually up (that means your pancreas is exhausted from constantly pumping insulin–and that eventually leads to diabetes type 2, folks).

Snacking also increases the risk of bacterial overgrowth in the intestinal tract. This is because the digestive waves need time to reset and to move things along. If you’re a snacker, there’s constantly food in there and there’s no time for the reset to happen. Food stays in the system too long and you end up with SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth).

NOT everyone ends up with SIBO of course, but it does put you more at risk.

Snacking all day (yes, even healthy snacks!) also puts you at higher risk for acid reflux, especially if you’re a nighttime snacker.

Or how about constipation? That’s a fun one! Snackers are more likely to be constipated because of the lack of peristalsis; larger meals will trigger the nervous system’s reflex, but constant snacking will not.

And finally, it messes up your hormones–leptin and ghrelin are the hunger hormones. Proper leptin levels help you stay in control while ghrelin is the gremlin making you want to strap on the feedbag!

You are constantly stimulating that gremlin and suppressing your leptin if you’re always eating throwing everything out of whack, turning yourself into a food beast!

The solution?

Eat three good meals a day–better, eat TWO good meals a day.

 

And start your day with a collagen rich smoothie like one of my favorites:

Green Garden Chocolate Smoothie

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 celery stick, chopped
1/2 cucumber, sliced
1/2 apple, peeled
1/2 cup fresh kale, chopped
1 tablespoon flax seeds
2 scoops Perfect Paleo Protein 2.0
1 scoop FiberMender 3.0

INSTRUCTIONS

In a blender, add unsweetened coconut milk, celery, cucumber, apple, kale, flax seeds, PPP and Fibermender 3.0; blend until smooth and enjoy! It’s ok to add a tad more milk or water, if a thinner smoothie is preferred.


Here’s the deal–we were sold a bill of goods a few years back when it came to eating 5-6 small meals a day.

Yes eating like this means you won’t ever feel hungry, but you need to know what hunger feels like so you know when it’s time to eat!

AND you need to give your poor body a break!

2 tasty, healthy meals a day, one amazing, nutrient dense, keep you full smoothie each day is the ticket to holding on to your health AND holding on to a healthy weight.

If you have weight to lose, this formula works well too!

Do your own research–you’ll be surprised at this all-you-can-eat small meal deal has become a relic of the past, it just plain doesn’t work and it keeps your body in a state of stress as well.

And speaking of research, check this out:

In one study, a high protein breakfast smoothie (at least 20 grams of protein) helps you eat less calories (but still get the nutrients you need when you make them our way!).

In another study, high protein breakfasts help cut cravings by 60% and late night snacking in half!

Three more studies–one shows that increasing your protein especially with a breakfast smoothie, helps you to eat up to 441 calories less per day without actively trying to limit your portions.

Love this study–smoothies containing at least 20 grams of protein, decreased hunger by 50-65%! WOO HOO!!

AND, by the end of a 12 week study, participants lost an average of 11 pounds!!

Now THAT is great news!

Making sure your protein rich smoothies are nutrient rich is the key!

Love,
Leanne

PS–We’ll help you dial this smoothie thing in–we’ll send you a FREE smoothie recipe ebook with each order of our Perfect Paleo Protein! (YES, that includes the Kits!)