Summer is in full swing and it’s easier to eat light and right this time of the year. Farmer’s markets are now held most everywhere, teeming with fresh and delicious produce, herbs, meats, eggs and dairy. I love to go to our weekly market when I’m home and load up on organic veggies and local grass-fed beef, trout, and wild game. Always having fresh, quality ingredients in the kitchen is a key factor to success in getting your cells well. Below are some of my favorite cellular healing summer recipes
I’d like to share a few of the recipes we’ve been enjoying as of late. I love these recipes because they contain simple, whole-food ingredients, are fun and easy to make, and truly satisfy the taste buds. They also contain high quality fats to support cellular regeneration and probiotic bacteria to keep your gut and brain in tip top shape. Enjoy!
Who doesn’t love fried chicken? It’s classic southern comfort food that always satisfies. However, between the factory farmed chicken pumped full of antibiotics and hormones, the hybridized wheat flour, and the toxic GMO vegetable frying oil, you’re in for a nutritional disaster. But you can have your cake and eat it too by swapping the bad ingredients for healthy alternatives and baking it. This recipe is super easy, delicious, and always a crowd pleaser at my house.
Summer Veggie Frittata
Since I rarely eat breakfast, as I practice daily intermittent fasting, I like to enjoy breakfast-for-dinner from time to time. I love to get local pastured eggs from the farmer’s market, which are laid by chickens allowed to roam free and eat their natural diet. Pastured eggs boast a bright orange yolk and are packed with omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B-12, and quality cholesterol to nourish your cells. This dish incorporates some of my favorite foods (eggs, greens, grass-fed beef) and is extra special when served with a side of sweet potato home fries.
Tropical Delight Smoothie
I love using organic, full-fat coconut milk as a base for smoothies. It’s rich, creamy and provides valuable Medium Chain Triglycerides, a special type of fatty acid that is quickly converted into energy in the body promoting the production of ketone bodies, the brain’s preferred source of fuel for optimal function. This tropical treat also contains vitamin C, pure grass-fed protein, and is anti-inflammatory to boot. Bottoms up!
Lemon Chive Coulis
A good sauce can make all the difference in a dish. This one is simple, elegant and delicious on fish, meat and veggies. It contains grass-fed butter, a rich source of vitamin K2, one of the most common vitamin deficiencies in America. Vitamins K2 is critical for heart, bone and brain health, and consuming this sauce is the perfect way to increase your intake. A four ingredient wonder, you may just want to drizzle it over your whole plate.
Creamy Citrus Salad
You can’t beat a crisp salad on a hot summer day. And with the abundance of veggies available from your garden or farmers’ market, now is the time to enjoy them. This recipe is quick, delicious and pretty enough for a party. Leafy greens are wonderful for helping to detox the liver, and the good fat from the avocado and olive oil keeps you satisfied. Make this dish a main course by topping it with wild-caught sockeye salmon or a lamb burger. Yum!
Berry Kombucha Pops
Kombucha, a fermented tea, has many health benefits including supporting digestion, immunity, detox, energy and even weight-loss. The benefits of kombucha are derived from the probiotics, enzymes, and beneficial acids which support a healthy gut. And as we know, a healthy gut means a healthy you.