Hi everyone, Dr. Junger here.
This salad is a perfect side dish, and would be a highlight at your Thanksgiving feast. Bitter greens, like the ones found in this salad, are an amazing addition to your meals. They’re teeming with nutrition, packed with fiber, and they help kickstart the digestive process. Most of us don’t eat enough bitter foods, so we miss out on their many benefits. Best of all, their taste is balanced by the sweetness of apple and beet. We hope you enjoy this beautiful and tasty way to include more bitter foods in your diet.
This pesto rice is a delicious and nutritious comfort food that is great for any season. It’s perfect as is, with some extra protein (chicken or nuts), or as a side dish. Bonus: it keeps in the fridge for several days. When it comes to preparing healthy food, for us, it’s all about eating locally and seasonally, so feel free to vary the vegetables used with whatever you find in your garden or at the market, and let us know what you think!
Squash noodles are super quick meal perfect for the Clean Program and the Clean Gut Program. The noodles are just barely cooked, so we get incredible flavor and texture while maximizing the enzymes and nutrients from these vegetables. Different types of squash come with a variety of nutrients that can help the with immune system, skin, heart health, and diabetes. Detox-friendly, tasty, and ready in minutes, this squash noodles recipe is one of my favourites. Modify with any vegetables or toppings you like; the possibilities are endless.
This chocolate bar recipe is a treat that’s reminiscent of crunchy bars we loved as children. However, this one is free of refined sugar, packed with lots of benefits to our bodies, and is totally cleanse-friendly! Cacao has antioxidants and many benefits, including that it is a very high plant-based source of magnesium, one of the most deficient minerals in the Western world.
Hazelnuts provide some protein, and also contain a good amount of manganese. Manganese is essential in the formation of connective tissues and collagen production. The coconut flakes and oil are healthy fats that boost metabolism and stabilize insulin levels.
This is a chocolate bar recipe we can enjoy on any occasion. We suggest trying different combinations and making both the dark and “milk” versions. Keep these in the freezer since this is a recipe that doesn’t require tempering and will, therefore, melt at room temperature.
There are two things that i’m loving these days: early morning workouts and a super quick, post-workout blueberry shake. Inspired by an Animal Collective song “Purple Bottle,” (it’s nearly impossible to stay still when you hear it) and my favorite shake, I’ve put the two together and created the “Purple Mason Jar.” The title is fitting since I tend to drink my shakes out of mason jars. This blueberry shake as high-energy as the song, both in taste and in nutrients. This mason jar is full of large servings of antioxidants, good fats, plant-based protein, and an extra kick of greens. The tahini adds a great flavor and slows down the sugar release from the blueberries. Since blueberries are low in sugar and high in fiber, they are the perfect fruit to go along with the Clean Program.
This broccoli salad recipe makes a perfect light meal. It’s a quick and easy side dish that’s easy to digest due to the marinating process. You can also steam or saute the broccoli too. Anyone with thyroid issues will want to cook these vegetables first. I tend to like my broccoli steamed, which makes this nutritious powerhouse bright green and soft. The method for this broccoli salad recipe is totally up to you. Either way, we know you’ll enjoy this antioxidant packed salad.
This is a very adjustable recipe, you can always use any kind of frozen fruit and make delicious variations similar to the crazy red and blue slushies you used to find at convenience stores when you were a kid. But we like these ones; healthy "treats" that won't make your tongue turn weird colors!