Refreshing Green Slushy
- 1 cup chilled water
- 1 cup frozen green grapes
- 2 ice cubes (optional)
2. Blend grapes and chilled water until well mixed and enjoy! This is very refreshing and perfect for a treat during the hot days ahead.
Simple Potato Salad
- Cooked potatoes
- Diced cucumbers and yellow squash
- Distilled white vinegar
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Turmeric, yellow mustard powder, and sea salt to taste (optional: paprika and garlic powder)
- Hard boiled eggs, optional (I did not use in this recipe)
2. After potatoes have cooled, dice into bite-sized pieces.
3. Add potatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash into large serving bowl and add vinegar, oil, turmeric, mustard powder, and sea salt and stir with serving spoon.
This potato salad can be served warm or chilled! Note: if eaten chilled, the potatoes will be a source of resistant starch, which can influence gut motility for some people.
Tart And Savory Quick Pick-Me-Up
- 4 fluid ounces pure water
- 4 fluid ounces 100% orange juice
- 1 Tablespoon 100% lemon juice
- 1/3 cup whole pitted black olives
- 1/2 cup canned chickpeas, drained
2. Drain chickpeas from can and microwave until warm. Drain olives from can or jar and serve on top of chickpeas. I prefer the 365 brand of canned olives from Whole Foods because they are free of preservatives.
This is a perfect combination of tart and salty, while supplying fiber and healthy fat for a satisfying snack!
Buckwheat Egg Breakfast
Hot cereal ingredients:
- 1/4 cup uncooked buckwheat
- 2/3 cup sliced green grapes
- Dash sea salt
- 1 cup water
- Cinnamon and pure vanilla extract (optional)
Scrambled egg ingredients:
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 3/4 cup egg whites (can use whole eggs, if desired)
- 2 Tbsp water (this makes the eggs fluffy)
- 3/4 cup pre-cooked veggies of choices (I used yellow squash, zucchini, and green beans)
- Seasonings of choice (I used turmeric)
2. Add eggs and water and scramble over medium heat. When eggs are halfway finished cooking, add desired spices and leftover veggies from last night's dinner. For seasoning, I used turmeric. Black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, mustard powder, and cumin are other ideas for spices.
I find that when I get in some protein and fat at my meals, my appetite is better sustained.
This is one of my new favorite breakfast concoctions!
I don't know about you, but difficult times in life cause me to take a "time out" and reassess deep questions like my purpose in life and how I can learn from my experiences. Although the past 6 years have been filled with many physical setbacks, I can emphatically say that my spiritual, psychological, and digestive health have never been better! And let's face it, physical fitness is just one aspect of total health. So instead of dwelling on what I cannot (temporarily) do, I am focusing on what I am able to accomplish through God's strength each day. And that, my friend, is quite empowering! 💪