In his latest book, Super Gut, Dr. William Davis blows my mind as he teaches his readers about gut health and the absolute necessities to heal, maintain, and build a healthy gut.
My obsession with gut health has led me on a journey to discover all the things that Mother Nature provides us when it comes to creating and cultivating a healthy gut.
If you're reading this, then I imagine that you know very well the importance of gut health.
This combination of cloves, green tea, and the prebiotic inulin, provides the gut with an elixir that helps repair, rebuild, and maintain the intestinal mucus barrier that keeps pathogens and other health-compromising elements out of our blood stream.
From his book he writes, "this tea combines the mucus-increasing effect of eugenol oil from cloves, the mucus protein cross-linking effect of green tea catechins, and the Akkermansia growth-stimulating effects of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) (aka. inulin)."
Currently, my friends, this is my favorite dish!
It's warm, nourishing, packed with so many beautiful colors and nutrients.
Each ingredient is anti-inflammatory, fully of antioxidants, and created by Mother Nature herself.
It's not the easiest dish to make, BUT, it's worth every ounce of effort! I make a huge batch and will eat it for days and days.
I recently created this for the most amazing retreat I attended, and the attendees LOVED it! It's perfect to make for lots of people, or just to hoard it all yourself.
I serve it on top of soaked and cooked basmati rice. Before serving I add cilantro, minced ginger, and lime juice from one or two limes.
You can also use bone broth to up the ante and add more bioavailable nutrients that your body is craving!
Enough chit chat, let's do this!
Serving Size: 8
I have a hard time creating recipes as everything I make is just intuitively thrown together.
AND so many people who I’ve fed this dish to LOVE it so I did my work and measured it all out!
The thing is this salad is so delicious and nourishing.
Full of good fats, proteins, and yummy-ness this is a common dish we have at the Wells household.
Wild-caught salmon is so nourishing AND satiating! One of the most wonderful things it contains is anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids which are PARAMOUNT to good health!
Check out this article – 17 Science-Based Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids!
Do you know what else I love about this concoction?
You can mix up the protein! I use this recipe for chicken, tuna, and salmon salads. The choice is yours!
You can also add SO many nourishing and nutrient-dense herbs.
Not only do herbs provide incredible flavors but are packed with SO many health benefits… it’s not even funny. You'd better not be...
When Fall comes it brings cooler weather inspiring us to warm up our dishes in the kitchen. This has to be one of my favorite cold-weather soups. Make a huge batch and nourish yourself for days!
I love adding in bone broth to add make the dish more nutrient dense. I’ll be posting my bone broth recipe soon too!
The main ingredient in this chili is of course…. GROUND BEEF!
Now let’s just visit the importance of sourcing meat.
If you’re here, you may not need education on the health and environmental issues conventional meat creates, however so many people don't realize that how they choose their meat is just as important as how they choose their partner in life! LOL
Personally, I only source and consume consciously raised grass fed AND grass finished beef.
My absolute FAVORITE source, if you are in New Mexico, Sweet Mercy Farms is a PHENOMENAL source for clean beef and pork in this area.
Even if you don't have access to local beef,...
Thank God we aren’t scared of healthy fats anymore!
Fats are VITAL to our health as EVERY CELL MEMBRANE is made of fat (about 50%!)! Many of us consume low quality fats like processed vegetable oils, which are highly oxidized and extremely unhealthy. How do you think our cells feel about that? Huh?
Avocados present us with so much goodness.
Fat, fiber, and protein! This is why guacamole could literally be a meal!
Adding lots of cilantro just ups this snack, or meal, to provide your body with more antioxidants and actually assists the body in it’s detoxifying efforts.
Thus, adding these two nutrient dense foods together is… well brilliant.
Let’s do this.
Pesto is packed with one of my favorite herbs, basil!
This beautiful green herb offers the body many benefits as it is:
It can also provide protection against bacteria growth and has been shown to inhibit resistant strains of bacteria!
I try and include as many herbs as possible in my diet, as they not only provide us tons of health benefits, but they add flavor and depth to almost any dish!
One of the main things I do to stay on track is to make things in advance for hangry Becky that tend to show up once in a while.
I absolutely love dips like hummus, pesto, and guacamole, as they can be made in advance and devoured with cut-up veggies and gluten-free crackers.
This pesto recipe can also be combined with spiralized zucchini noodles, grain-free pasta, or mixed into sauteed veggies or added to a marinara...
Did you know that buckwheat isn’t wheat… it’s a seed.
So crazy, I know :)
This naturally gluten-free seed is nutrient-dense and is high both in protein and fiber. #boom
Buckwheat seeds, also called “groats” are packed with nutrients and antioxidants and are often referred to as a “superfood”.
They are also a high source of amino acids, vitamins, minerals all with relatively few calories.
What else do you need in life?!
This high fiber and easily digestible food can be made into a yummy porridge to mix up your breakfast.
I always recommend mixing up what you eat!
Just like I do in my oatmeal, I always add an egg, or two, to this porridge a few minutes before it's done.
The egg(s) make it fluffy and adds protein! Our bodies love and need protein and adding healthy protein will keep you satiated longer!
Okay, let’s do this.
BUT FIRST! SOAK YOUR BUCKWHEAT!!
Oh and always source organic...
One thing I love about marinara & meatballs… is that the WHOLE family enjoys it.
It's an easy dish to batch cook, make in large quantities, to feed us a couple of meals. This is my top tip to eating healthy.
When you are making a healthy meal, make more of it to bless your future self with leftovers.
Kids tend to take time trying new foods., at least mine do… especially those with LOTS of veggies!
I make this to accompany a yummy clean pasta, grilled sourdough bread, spiralized zucchini noodles, or top on the top of steamed veggies!
I always douse it with tons of high-quality parmesan cheese too! Yummy!
I add lots of veggies! You can pick and choose what you like, but garlic, onions, and peppers are never optional in my mind :)
A little tip I love to share too is that you can blend, using a blender or immersion blender, up to 1/2 of the mixture so a thicker texture.
Let’s do this.
Our Grandmother's knew what they were doing when they went straight to make chicken soup when some someone was sick.
Although, if you are like me, you probably didn't grow up eating homemade chicken soup but rather soup poured straight from cans.
Well, let's just be happy how far we've come.
Broth is one of the best examples of wisdom in food. Broth is rich full of nutrients the body can use right away and contains gelatin which is highly healing to the gut and body.
Humans have been making broths for thousands of years. It's also a way to use ALL the animal and extract beneficial nutrients from bones that we could not get to, without broth. Can you see why it's good for our bones?
I make this SO much during fall and winter months where virus's spread and people's immune systems tend to decline. However, if you take care of your gut you will strengthen your immune system (which up to 70% is located in your... can you guess? GUT!) instead.
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