This is one of my favorite soups. I could eat it every day, it’s so tasty and nutritious. A good soup does wonders for the body and soul. Soups offer a certain comfort that other foods lack. They’re also a vehicle for nutrient dense ingredients- especially if using homemade bone broth. A staple if you are on a gut healing journey. Bone Broth was part of my daily regimen when I was healing. You can read about my story here.
Butternut squash is an excellent source of vitamin A and one of the healthiest starches you can get. It’s got a gentle sweetness to it which pairs well with a bold curry flavors and embraces the sweetness of apple. Apple and butternut squash naturally compliment each other. They’re harvested at the same time of year, they’re both high in fiber. When Fall comes around this is one of the first soups I whip up. It’s become a staple in my house and I hope you’ll enjoy it just as much.
90% of serotonin (the feel-good hormone) is produced in the gut. There are numerous studies on the effects of stress on the body. If you’re looking to make a change to your mindset and your overall gut health, then you’ll probably be excited to read the following article on how to have a positive morning.
This salad is delightfully nourishing and gives you all the benefits of kale, without the digestive distress. When you massage kale you break down some of the tough fibers in the cell wall that make raw kale hard to digest.
When our family started eating healthy we couldn’t digest kale very well. It upset everyone's digestion and I didn’t get what all the fuss was about. If this happens to you the solution is to either steam your kale or massage it. This recipe is one of my favorites because you still get all the amazing benefits of raw kale: the enzymes, magnesium, and vitamin C .
Massaging nourishing oil and lemon juice into the kale also help make the nutrients more bioavailable and easier to assimilate and digest. Plus, it tastes delicious and can be paired with grilled chicken or fish for a classic healthy meal. This is by far one of my kids favorite salads- and they haven't always been salad eaters.
Becoming friends with your gut takes time. It takes small, daily actions, that build up to become something remarkable. One day you realize, your digestion is actually normal and healthy, you’re absorbing the nutrients in your food as you should, and low and behold, those daily actions you took to improve your gut health paid off.
One of the many strategies we implemented while restoring our gut was implementing a wide variety of fermented foods. Yogurt, kefir, kombucha, and fermented vegetables were all part of our regular routine. As much as I would have loved to have regular dairy milk yogurt, I simply couldn't tolerate it in the beginning and neither could my kids. In fact, it definitely played a huge part in some of the skin, bloating, and mood issues we were experiencing when we had leaky gut.
Over time we were able to heal and can now tolerate dairy again quite well. If you are just starting out on your health journey, I highly recommend staying clear o...
Everyone has their favorite go to recipe. This one is one of our favorites because I always have the ingredients on hand and they are so easy to make. I can throw the ingredients together in less than 5 minutes, and continue with my morning routine while they bake.
3 ripe bananas
1/2 - 3/4 coconut or almond flour (*less for coconut flour, more for almond flour)
1/3 cup coconut oil or grass-fed butter
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix together well (I use a hand blender). Fill muffin papers with mixture and bake for 25 minutes until golden. Enjoy!
*Coconut flour absorbs more liquid than a nut flour. Amounts may vary depending on how fine your flour is ground. Make sure that the consistency is "batter" like.