Who doesn’t love a warming cup of hot chocolate this time of year!? Unfortunately, most hot chocolate drinks and powders come loaded with ugly sugars, toxic preservatives and artificial ingredients - all things that we do not want to be filling our bodies with.
Not to worry! With this warm cup of health boosting ingredients, you can have your hot chocolate without compromising your health! Unlike most hot chocolates, this nutrient-dense drink is filled with tons of health promoting factors, such as antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, adaptogens (which help the body adapt to stresses) and fiber!
The recipes in this new cookbook from the GuiltyKitchen blogger meet all my criteria for an excellent kitchen companion: enticing, healthy, and, most importantly, easy. Full of delicious Paleo-friendly recipes utilizing coconut oil, Elizabeth Nyland’s book is an inspiration for all types of eaters, Paleo or not.
Admired for its many health benefits, coconut oil contains lauric acid, a medium chain triglyceride which supports the conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone, lowering cholesterol, boosting thyroid function and improving overall hormonal health. MCTs are absorbed directly into your liver where they are metabolized to provide instant and sustained energy for your body and brain.
Yes, you can have chocolate for breakfast as long as it's our Be Well Chocolate Whey Protein!
Made into a delicious smoothie loaded with nutrient-rich ingredients, heart healthy good for you fats, and boosted with some potent extras, there is no better way to start your day.
- Whey protein from grass-fed cows boosts energy and immunity, supports lean muscle mass, promotes post workout recovery, supports overall good health.
- MCT Oil: helpful for weight management, improved cognitive function, sustained energy
- Greens powder: adds extra veggies into your diet (we can never get enough of those)
- Chia seeds: adds healthy omega 3 fatty acids and fiber to keep you full
- Kale: rich in antioxidants, fiber and vitamin A and C
- Blueberries: full of essential phytonutrients and antioxidants
- Avocado: healthy fats which regulate blood sugars, supports cardiovascular health and provides anti-inflammatory benefits
Here's the recipe for Frank's current favorite smoothie, make it yours and your family's too!
1 serving Be Well Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
2 tsp Be Well MCT Oil
1 serving Be Well Greens powder
1 handful organic kale (about a cup)
1 cup organic blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 TBS chia seeds
8-10 oz non-dairy milk (almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk) or water
4-5 ice cubes
Place ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth and creamy.
(Frank likes his smoothies thick so feel free to add more liquid if necessary to suit your taste.)
Enjoy for breakfast or anytime of day.
P.S. Your kids will never know there are greens in the smoothie...
Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Here’s a healthy and indulgent dessert that you can make for your sweetheart, friends or for yourself. The best part is there is no sugar but lots of pure deliciousness in this dessert. Raw cacao is packed with antioxidants and magnesium and is known for it’s mood-boosting properties. Chia seeds have omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium and iron. The red chili pepper flakes add a little kick and a nice touch of warmth.