Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa

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As I take this time to sift through what I have and what I need to get for fresh produce for the next week. I’d like to share some of my favourite recipes that use a combination of what you have and continue to try a few new recipes each week.

Nourishing food is sometimes hard to find time for. Now with more time at home. Enjoy recipes that use things right from your pantry and create a menu plan that you can use for busier times. Get cooking with these 6 nourishing and immune enhancing power recipes!

Recipe 1 – Pot of Gold Latte

Power Foods: Curcumin

This Power Food Latte is rich in turmeric that is a wellness wonder. Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour and has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, is an antioxidant and helps to increase brain-derived-neurotropic factor (BDNF) which promotes cognition and brain health. So enjoy and be well! Download Recipe

Recipe 2 – Roasted Mushroom Immune Soup

Power Food: Mushrooms
An immune boosting soup filled with nourishing mushrooms to keep you warm & help ward off colds, flues and viruses! Mushrooms are rich in beta glucan which help to activate your macrophages that act like your packmen, gobbling up those nasty bugs, reducing inflammation and keeping you healthy! Thyme and garlic compliment the immune power of mushrooms by providing more antimicrobial support. So keep warm and enjoy! Recipe

Recipe 3 – Zen Buddha Bowl

Power Food: Sprouts

Buddhist monks are known for the calm and balanced spirit. When life feels rushed take time to enjoy one of nature`s bountiful Buddha bowls. I recommend taking a few minutes to meditate before every meal, to promote your body`s release of digestive enzymes and optimal digestion. Add sprouts to boost up your digestive powers. Buddhist`s are also known to eat their meals in quite reflection… so take time to relax and find your Zen. The great news is that Buddha bowls can be made with anything you have in your refrigerator! Download Recipe

Recipe 4 – Baked Crispy Chicken…Encrusted with Hemp Seeds!

Power Foods: Hemp Seeds

Crispy Chicken never had it so good! Hemp seeds are the protein power house in these babies! Both kids young and older will love these! Hemp seeds have an excellent 3:1 ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which reduces inflammation and promotes a healthy heart. In particular hemp seeds are high in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential omega-6 fatty acid that has been shown to support hormone balance. Recipe

Recipe 5 – 5 Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Power Food: Bananas

Bananas are nature’s fibre rich sweetener! . Not only that but they are high in potassium, pectin (a type of fibre), Vitamins B6 & C and magnesium. Potassium helps keep electricity flowing through your body to power up your heart beat, while pectin promotes optimal digestion and blood sugar and Vitamin B6 is needed for your happy & sleep hormone serotonin to be manufactured. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and magnesium is your chill’n mineral promoting more restful sleep and reduces stress. Download Recipe

Recipe 6 – Rosemary & Sea Salt Popcorn

Power Food: Rosemary

This super simple snax is not only quick & easy but great for your health! Rosemary helps to boost your memory, reduces inflammation and has anti-microbial properties! So if you’re looking to relax grab a bowl of this popcorn and enjoy! Recipe

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