It's April! Well... sort of I guess. While I am writing this newsletter, I can hear the freezing rain pellets outside pounding against my window. My hope is by the time this newsletter hits your inbox, the sun is shining and spring starts to show herself!
But... we will not let weather stand in our way. I am bound and determined to bring you the very best this spring. I find as the weather changes, so do our attitudes towards health. People become very ready and open to make a change – physically and beyond. So... what do you want to do? Name it, write it down and picture it in your head – over and over again. Do you want to lose weight, feel younger and more energetic or get rid of aches and pain? I am blessed to work with thousands of clients yearly at Shulman Weight Loss and am able to witness the transformative health that people experience when they simply change their food.
So in short... my message to you this month is – change your food, change your life. Drink more water, eliminate refined flours and sugars, eat more good fat and protein and fruits and vegetables. By doing so, you will let the strongest most vibrant you shine through this spring. Wishing you best health,
Dr. Joey Shulman DC, RNCP
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Products We Can't Stop Loving
This beautifully packaged coconut oil is crafted using a traditional cold-pressed method, without the use of heat or pressure. It is never exposed to any harsh chemicals so it is able to retain its natural state that is high in both antioxidants and antifungal properties. Conscious coconut works directly with growers and factories to source certified organic, cold-pressed and virgin coconut oil from fair trade farms in Thailand and the Philippines. Best of all, for every purchase made, a child is given a meal. Some great uses for coconut oil include face wash, hair conditioner, make up remover, after sun care, itch relief from bites, and body moisturizer. Available on amazon or at Holt Renfrew.
These creamy, dark chocolate seed butter cups are made with fair trade chocolate and filled with delicious sunflower seed butter – making them safe to bring into nut-free facilities! They are also free from the top 12 allergens, including peanuts, dairy, gluten, tree nuts, egg, sesame and soy. These delicious cups make the perfect chocolate snack when you are craving something sweet as the healthy fats from the seed butter will help to keep your blood sugars balanced.
These handy organic Manuka honey pops by Wedderspoon are perfect to have on hand for the kids when they need an immune boost! 2 pops contain 35 calories, less than 10g of sugar and also offer some powerful immune boosting vitamin C. Avalilable in a variety of flavors including grape, orange and raspberry.
Loving guacamole and its amazing health benefits but finding it browns too quickly? You are not alone! This guacamole container by Casabella removes all of the air out of the container to keep your guacamole and avocados fresh and helps to prevent quick browning. The push up mechanism is very easy to use and small enough to store. It is BPA free and dishwasher safe. This easy-to-use container is a must have for every kitchen this spring!
Spring is all about cleaning and detoxifying and what better way to do so than than with the well know super food – matcha! This clean and organic matcha powder by WithinUs offers certified organic, grade A premium matcha, 2.5g of premium select grade collagen powder, and certified organic, ethically sourced coconut milk powder. It is free of dairy, soy, gluten and is made with non-GMO ingredients and no added sugars. Wondering what the benefits of matcha and collagen are? They are a rich source of antioxidants, provide a stable energy boost, promote healthy hair, skin nails and joints and can help to improve concentration.
Delicious and Detoxifying Spring Recipes
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax seeds
- ½ cucumber
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup kale
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut water
- 4-5 ice cubes
- Add all ingredients into blender and blend on high for one minute, or until smooth.
Serves 1 Nutritional analysis: calories 350, fat 19g, carbohydrates 30g, fiber 13g, protein 25g
Green pea guacamole
- 1 bag of frozen organic green peas, thawed
- 1 large, ripe avocado, chopped
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped ï»¿
- Add all ingredients into food processor and puree until smooth.
- Enjoy with brown rice crackers or veggie sticks.
Serves 8 Nutritional analysis: calories 80, fat 5g, carbohydrates 8g, fiber 4g, protein 3g
Kale pesto zucchini noodles
- ½ cup pine nuts
- 2 cups firmly-packed fresh kale
- 1 cup of fresh basil
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoon to ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4-6 medium zucchinis, cut into noodle shape with a spiralizer ï»¿
- Place pine nuts in a dry skillet, and toast until golden brown, for about 3 minutes.
- Place kale and bay leaves in a food processor.
- Add toasted pine nuts, garlic and kosher salt. Pulse until kale is finely chopped.
- Add cheese, and pulse until cheese is mixed through. Do not puree or over process.
- Drizzle in olive oil, and continue to pulse until the pesto reaches the desired texture.
- Add zucchini noodles onto pan over medium heat and warm up for 1-2 minutes.
- Add pesto onto noodles and toss.
Serve warm. Serves 8 Nutritional analysis: calories 200, fat 19g, carbohydrates 7g, fiber 2g, protein 4g
Shrimp rice paper rolls
- 3 brown rice paper wraps
- 4 ounces of cooked shrimp, sliced
- 3 thinly sliced avocado strips
- ¼ cup of red pepper slices
- ¼ cup of fresh basil
- Place rice wraps on a roomy counter or tabletop together with a large bowl of hot water.
- Place one of the rice wrappers into the hot bowl of water and keep in place for 30 seconds to 1minute to allow to soften.
- When the rice wrapper is soft, remove it from the bowl and place on a clean surface.
- Add shrimp, slice of avocado, pepper slices and fresh basil. Then fold over one end.
- Continue by folding the other end over. Then lift the long side of the wrapper and tuck itover the filling to create a roll.
- Roll up the remaining rice wrap, pressing the ends to secure it and enjoy!
Nutritional analysis: calories 390, fat 12g, carbohydrates 40g, fiber 4, protein 27g
- 1 lb extra lean ground chicken or turkey (optional for protein source)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 medium carrots, halved and thinly sliced
- 3 celery, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 jar pureed tomatoes, strained
- ½ teaspoon basil
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon dill, fresh or dried
- In a large saucepan, cook the ground turkey or chicken, and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
- Then add remaining ingredients and cook on medium heat until vegetables are soft – about 1-2 hours.
Nutritional analysis: calories 220, fat 9g, carbohydrates 17g, fiber 4g, protein 24g
Spring Into Spring With Our Top 5 Go-To Tips
- Get in some vitamin D – After a long, cold winter, it is time to boost your vitamin D levels and get some sunshine. A mere 15 minutes per day is all you need to naturally boost your vitamin D stores.
- Track it – Go back to tracking your daily food intake and movement. This will help give you an idea of what you need to change. You can always download our Food Trakker app to help keep you accountable and organized.
- Hydrate – Keep up with your water intake and hydrate your body with 8 glasses water per day – iced herbal teas or lemon water work well too!
- Do a cupboard cleanse – Take everything out and put only the good back in. Get rid of any treats or temptations hiding in your cupboard from the cold winter months and start fresh.
- Detox – Whether it is incorporating green juices, adding chlorophyll or lemon slices into your water, or going grain-free – a short 5-10 day detox will help you get ready for the season ahead.
What Are We Reading?
14,000 things to be happy about by Barbara Kipper When you focus on happy, more happy comes. Why? An attitude of gratitude changes everything.
The uplifting book 14,000 Things to Be Happy About by Barbara Ann Kipper offers a list that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. A feel good read for people of all ages.
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