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I know I posted Raspberry Chia Pudding before, but I have simplified the recipe.
1 Mason Jar
1/4 cup black chia seeds
1-1 1/2 cup beverage base: unflavored coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk or regular milk
2 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract. This time I used Trader Joe’s bourbon vanilla extract.
That’s it mix in jar and shake! Then put overnight in the fridge!
You can get fancy and add fruit and make crazy combos or just make the base pudding!
Combos are typically the same as overnight oats see the posting here.
Chocolate raspberry, banana walnut, honey graham, chocolate peanut butter (use powdered peanut butter), cinnamon nutmeg, pumpkin pie (cinnamon nutmeg with 1/4 cup canned pumpkin), apple cinnamon (1/4 cup apple sauce and cinnamon)
For chia pudding fresh fruit beside berries will mess it up you want smooth ingredients to mix
for berries and nuts you don’t mix them in, you top the pudding with it, so fresh is ok. Apples and pumpkin: use Apple sauce (puréed apple) you mix in, canned pumpkin you mix in. Do you understand? If you have any questions or comments feel free to comment here!
The mullet was a necessary haircut of young Metalheads!
Contrary to popular belief the mullet was not a standard haircut of white trash, mobile home living , rednecks!
So Metalheads (fans of heavy metal music) had long hair. Well, parents hate long hair! And would always try to get their kids to cut their hair especially around school picture time! To Metalheads who love their hair and have fun head banging to the music the long hair makes it cool and more fun! We must protect our hair!
Well, a smart metal head realized the hardest part to growing your hair out is the back length the sides and front grew back quickly and can catch up fast! So, the mullet was born! But back then it didn’t have a name! The barber would ask what do you want? You would say cut the top and sides! If you cut more than an inch off the back you die a horrible death! Then you would take your pics and please your mom and then boom back to being a Metalhead in 8-12 weeks lol
There you go! That’s the history of the mullet! Hope you enjoyed the story! Feel free to comment.
Like Dr. Mandell says I freeze my banana and I add Ceylon Cinnamon to my banana 1/2 hr before bed. The cinnamon regulates your blood sugar and the banana contains magnesium and tryptophan to help you fall asleep. See below for all the benefits of eating a banana before bed!
Benefits of Eating a Banana Before Bed
Below are seven things that explain what are bananas good for and how they help you sleep:
Boost Serotonin and Melatonin Production
Two hormones that play a key role in the sleep-wake cycle are serotonin and melatonin. They both are also known as sleep-inducing agents or the sleep super twins. Vitamin B6 in bananas converts tryptophan to serotonin.
Serotonin is a hormone that regulates our mood and evokes feelings of well-being and happiness. It synthesizes melatonin – a hormone that maintains our 24-hour internal clock and signals our brain to stay awake in the day and sleep at night. So, simply eating a banana before bed promotes relaxation and sleepnaturally.
Reduce stress and anxiety
Stress and anxiety delay the onset of sleep and decrease sleep time and efficiency. Research says that low levels of magnesium in the body are linked to stress and it can be lowered by supplying your body with magnesium.
A medium-sized banana offers you 8% of the daily recommended amount of magnesium. Eating bananas before bed on a regular basis can calm your body, relax your mind and help you fall asleep faster.
Now, that explains how eating bananas can help people with digestive issues and poor sleep caused by it.
Reduce Blood Pressure
Potassium deficiency increases blood pressure, hypertension, and the risk of stroke – according to various studies. One regular-sized banana provides your body with a daily recommended amount of potassium. This mineral helps minimize the harmful effects of sodium in the body and regulate blood pressure. Hence, potassium naturally improves your kidney and heart health.
What’s more? Our sleep-wake behavioral pattern affects our body’s circadian rhythm of blood pressure. But, bananas contain tryptophan that can produce melatonin, which regulates the sleep-wake cycles. Therefore, eating bananas at night is healthy for people with poor sleep and high blood pressure.
In short, eating a banana before bed improves digestion, reduces intestinal inflammation, and improves sleep quality in people with Crohn’s disease.
Reduce Muscle Cramps
Potassium maintains sodium electrolyte balance in the body. The deficiency of this mineral causes muscle cramps and poor sleep performance. Bananas are rich in potassium and eating the fruit regularly can reduce nighttime cramps. Eating a banana before bed can relax your muscles and promote restful sleep at night.
Ease Restless Leg Syndrome
People with Restless leg syndrome(RLS) have an uncontrollable urge to shake or move their legs and experience a tingling or uncomfortable sensation. RLS typically happens in the late hours of the day when sitting or lying down and affects the quality of sleep. It may even lead to chronic sleep deprivation.
Research shows that magnesium and iron can alleviate nighttime leg aches and cramps. Both the minerals are present in bananas. Eating a banana before bedtime can help ease RLS and promote restful sleep. Also, know that eating bananas don’t cure RLS, the treatment for this disorder is still evolving.
How Do Nutrients in Bananas Help You Sleep?
The nutrients in an average medium-sized banana that are associated with better sleep are as follows:
Fiber (3 gm)
Carbohydrates (27 gm)
Magnesium (32 )
Potassium (422 mg)
Vitamin B6 (0.433 mg)
Vitamin C (10 mg)
Tryptophan (0.11 g)
All these nutrients help regulate the timing of our body’s internal clock. Now, let’s see how these nutrients in bananas help you sleep better:
Fibers and Carbs
Fibers and carbs satisfy your hunger pangs at night plus they don’t disturb your digestion late at night. Research shows that consuming high-carb foodincreases the time it takes for your body to fall asleep. The reason is that carbs improve the chances of converting tryptophan (entering into your brain through banana) into serotonin and melatonin.
You can intake 10% of the daily recommended value of potassium by eating one regular-sized banana. People with hypertension experience poor sleep due to low potassium levels according to a study. Also, potassium deficiency can cause muscle cramps, which in turn significantly affects the quality of sleep.
But, eating food rich in potassium can help you overcome potassium deficiency. As per research, eating bananas at night may improve your sleep.
While serotonin is a precursor to melatonin, tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin. Tryptophan in our brain converts into serotonin, which produces melatonin. Serotonin and melatonin work together to signal your body that it’s time to relax and sleep.
Although tryptophan is anessential amino acid, our body doesn’t synthesize it. Foods like bananas are rich in tryptophan. They
Decrease the time it takes to fall asleep at night
In short, eating bananas at night is healthy! However, it is also a fact that there is a lack of studies on bananas and sleep that analyzed the direct effect of eating this food at night on sleep.
Other Benefits of Eating a Banana Before Bed
Besides, helping you relax and sleep well, bananas have the following health benefits:
May Support Exercise Recovery
People who exercise a lot, sweat more and lose electrolytes. They are highly likely to experience muscle cramps and soreness. Bananas contain – essential nutrients like potassium and magnesium that act as electrolytes – and easily digested carbs – which makes it a perfect food for athletes to resupply the lost electrolytes. Whether it is before, during, or after exercise, bananas supply excellent nutrition, as per research.
May Support Weight Loss
Fibers help in regulating the body’s appetite and weight loss. This could be the reason why chia seeds loaded with protein and fiber are so popular for weight loss. Bananas are rich in soluble fiber, vitamins, and phytochemicals, which makes a banana a wonderful addition to a weight loss plan. There is also scientific evidence that eating dietary fiber prevents overweight and obesity.
May Help You Feel Full
Hunger pangs at night increase the time it takes to fall asleep. Eating a banana at bedtime can satisfy your hunger and help you feel full. Bananas are low in calories and contain soluble fibers andpectin, which together add bulk to your digestive system and increase the time it takes to empty your stomach and gastric contents.
Thus, bananas are one of the healthy-late snacks! Eating a slice of banana along with protein-rich food before bed can promote the feeling of fullness and help you sleep better.
As you can see there’s many benefits to eating a banana before bed. You would be stupid not to!
If you have not seen Dr. Mandell on YouTube he is amazing! Check him out!!
**Update** June 12th 2022
I also added some sour cherries!
Tart cherries are an excellent source of vitamin C and melatonin and are known to promote better sleep. A 100% tart cherry juice of about 8 ounces, contains around 140 calories. Have this at least 1 – 2 hours before sleep. For those suffering from insomnia, having tart cherries can increase both sleep time and sleep efficiency.
I have also read that tart cherries are good for reducing inflammation! see below:
One cup of frozen tart cherries contains 60 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, 15 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber. Tart cherries also contain nine times more vitamin A than blueberries, with one serving of tart cherries providing 25 percent of the recommended daily value. These babies also contain a boatload of phytonutrients, including anthocyanins.
Research suggests that the powerful antioxidants found in tart cherries are linked to a variety of health benefits, including anti-inflammation, heart health, pain relief and muscle recovery. Several studies have linked the consumption of tart cherries and cherry anthocyanins to decreased inflammation and inflammatory-related conditions like arthritis.
Furthermore, eating tart cherries has been linked to heart-health benefits, including decreased cholesterol and decreased risk for hardened arteries (called atherosclerosis), which are risk factors for heart disease.
Muscle recovery and tart cherry juice has received much attention. Studies have linked consumption of tart cherry juice to helping muscle recovery post-exercise, decreasing muscle damage and strength loss, and reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.
It’s recommended that if you choose to pair tart cherry juice with your workouts, you consume 10 fluid ounces preworkout and an additional 10 fluid ounces, or munch on dried tart cherries, within 30 minutes after exercise.
Everywhere it says to get the juice but I rather eat them! You get the fiber! Be careful to get them in water and not syrup!
Saigon cinnamon, also known as Vietnamese cinnamon or Vietnamese cassia, comes from the tree Cinnamomum loureiroi is just another form of cinnamon cassia. It is not Ceylon Cinnamon!
With all the benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon it’s very easy to add it to your protein shakes.
I also add it to my banana 1/2 hr before bed. The cinnamon regulates your blood sugar and the banana contains magnesium and tryptophan to help you fall asleep. See below for all the benefits of eating a banana before bed!
EATING YOUR GREENS HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY: Enjoy all the health benefits of green veggies by adding a few drops of our liquid chlorophyll to your daily diet. The strong earthy flavor of our product proves that it is 100% natural, without any type of additive or flavoring. So if you are looking for a completely natural supplement, this is the product for you. Transform any liquid into a green juice jam packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins you’ll actually want to drink!
BOOST YOUR ENERGY WITHOUT THE CRASH: Combat the stresses of daily life and kick start your day the green way! Unlike caffeine supplements and other stimulants, liquid chlorophyll increases energy on a cellular level for a clean, sustained energy boost from morning to night.
DETOX YOUR BODY WITHOUT THE NEED OF DRASTIC CLEANSES: Keep your digestive and liver health in tip top shape. This dietary supplement helps flush out harmful toxins and gently detoxifies your intestines to help keep you regular. Relieves gas and constipation.
AVOID BAD ODORS THE NATURAL WAY: Chlorophyll is Mother Nature’s deodorant. It neutralizes odor by detoxifying our blood and breaking down internal odor causing compounds. An effective body odor eliminator and bad breath treatment for men and women.
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Benefits of liquid chlorophyll
1. Chlorophyll Can Help Aid Detoxification
Chlorophyll Aids DetoxificationA study found that chlorophyll can reduce aflatoxin biomarkers by 55% compared to placebo. Aflatoxins are poisonous carcinogens produced by molds, especially genus Aspergillus. These mutagens can grow on foods such as tree nuts, rice, spices, and figs. Aflatoxicosis or acute poisoning with aflatoxins can cause significant damage to the liver and may lead to acute liver failure.
According to research, taking a chlorophyll supplement may decrease ingested aflatoxin levels. Some studies also show that chlorophyll can bind to heavy metals and therefore helps to eliminate them from the body.
2. Chlorophyll May Help Boost Your Immune System
Studies have shown that if a person’s white blood cell formation is impaired, chlorophyll may help improve white blood cell production.
One study divided 105 participants with low white blood cell counts into three randomized groups. One group received 40 mg of chlorophyllin three times a day, while the second group took 20 mg of filgrastim, a bone marrow stimulant that increases white blood cell production, three times a day. The final group received a placebo of 100 mg of vitamin C three times a day.
After one month of treatment, the following results were recorded:
The chlorophyllin group had an 85% effective rate of increasing white blood cell count.
The filgrastim group had an 83.3% effective rate.
The placebo group had a 26.7% effective rate.
No adverse reactions occurred in the chlorophyllin group. While more research is needed, chlorophyll may be an effective natural solution for increased white blood cell production.
Chlorophyll has also been shown to protect cells from oxidative damage by removing free radicals. Several studies report chlorophyllin acts as an antioxidant in both human and animal studies. This action protects the body from oxidative stress that can come from toxin exposure and the aging process.
3. Chlorophyll May Improve Red Blood Cell Quality
Chlorophyll is considered the blood of plants, with benefits for the blood of humans as well. An interesting study found that mammalian mitochondrial cells were able to produce more adenosine triphosphate (ATP) when exposed to chlorophyll and sunlight. ATP is what gives mammals the energy they need. That would suggest that through chlorophyll consumption, animals can also create energy from the sun.
Another study looked at the effects taking wheatgrass had on patients with thalassemia, a blood disorder where the body does not produce enough hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen on your red blood cells. The study found that fewer blood transfusions were needed in those who took the wheatgrass supplement.
Even though wheatgrass is about 70% chlorophyll, the researchers did not conclude that chlorophyll was responsible for the decreased number of transfusions needed. Some suggest it is the chlorophyll, while others suggest it was the wheatgrass itself when explaining the decreased need for blood transfusions.
The benefits of improved red blood cell quality can significantly impact your health, energy, and wellbeing. Increased hemoglobin levels will increase circulating oxygen levels which improves energy and cellular function throughout the body.
4. Chlorophyll May Support Healthy Skin
When applied topically, chlorophyll improves sun-damaged skin and acne and large pores in two pilot studies conducted over eight and three weeks, respectively.
Research has also shown that chlorophyllin may reduce bacterial growth and inflammation in skin wounds. That also will help wounds heal faster and reduce the risk of infection. Chlorophyll can be helpful in the treatment of burns and ulcers, stimulating the growth of new tissue formation.
A topical application of chlorophyll may have anti-aging properties due to its antioxidant properties. By also supporting healthy mitochondria, which play a key role in disease formation and premature aging, chlorophyll can help support a youthful appearance and healthier cells as we age.
5. Chlorophyll May Help With Weight Loss
A small study of 38 females found that the participants who took a supplement containing chlorophyll once daily lost more weight than those who did not take the green plant membrane supplement. The study found reduced cholesterol levels in the group who took the supplement as well. The researchers did not conclude which ingredient in the supplement was responsible for these findings.
Chlorophyll has also been shown to reduce appetite and food intake in animal studies. This effect, along with chlorophyll’s ability to increase feelings of satiety, helps prevent weight gain. Considering these physiological benefits, chlorophyll is an ideal natural green supplement for weight loss support.
6. Chlorophyll Can Help Neutralize Body Odor
For those suffering from trimethylaminuria, a medical condition that causes a fishy body odor, chlorophyll may be the answer you are looking for. A study found that chlorophyllin significantly reduced the number of trimethylamines, the odor-causing molecules responsible for the fishy smell.
Chlorophyll has also been proven to decrease odors caused by bacteria. This special property is responsible for chlorophyll’s reputation as a breath freshener and natural deodorizer.
7. Chlorophyll May Increase Energy
Due to the potential increase in red blood cell production, taking chlorophyll may help improve energy levels. Your red blood cells carry the oxygen needed for energy production and optimal cellular function throughout the body. With higher levels of circulating oxygen, energy levels improve along with increased physical stamina.
Research has shown that chlorophyll builds up in the mitochondria, or cellular powerhouses, in animals that eat a chlorophyll-rich diet. Inside the cells, chlorophyll can donate electrons to coenzyme Q-10, which significantly increases ATP production. Increased ATP production means more energy is available to be used throughout the body.
So, with those benefits I add 15 drops to my 2 protein shakes a day and I can’t taste anything! It does turn your poop green! Other than that you can’t even tell you are taking it! Stay tuned to see if I feel the benefits after a while. I purchased a 3 bottle pack so I have quite a bit to see if it works!
6. Has already worked! My poop doesn’t smell!
Another site says this:
1. Aids Weight Loss
Studies have shown that Chlorophyll supplements have helped the thyroid – the gland responsible for maintaining a healthy metabolism – function properly. This, in turn, helps aid weight loss efforts for those who are following a lower calorie diet. In addition to improving the thyroid’s function, chlorophyll has been demonstrated to help balance the hormones that prompt us to eat and feel full, such as cholecystokinin and ghrelin. For people who must watch their intake, avoiding feeling extreme hunger cues are important to maintaining their calorie and macronutrient goals. This helps control cravings for unhealthy foods.
2. Control Body Odor
Chlorophyll helps maintain a pleasant, unobtrusive body and fecal odor. Ingesting chlorophyll has been shown to aid the detoxification efforts of the liver, as well as make your digestion more efficient. As your body more readily eliminates toxins from your body and moves waste through your gut, the resulting odor may be reduced. Although scientists aren’t sure of the exact mechanism that changes the body odor profile of people who consume chlorophyll, there is an indication that the increase in “phase II biotransformation enzymes” – those that help liver health – may also control the unpleasant smells from excessive perspiration. The assumption is fewer toxins result in less unpleasant odors.
3. Encourage Healing
The presence of chlorophyll in the body inhibits bacteria growth, reducing infection from wounds and speeding the rate of healing. Wound infections occur from the rapid spread of harmful bacteria; reducing infection in the body allows the epidermis to begin regeneration without harmful effects. Chlorophyll has been used in topical ointments for persistent open wounds such as vascular ulcers and pressure ulcers. It also reduces inflammation, thus allowing healing to begin.
4. Naturally Detoxifies the Body
Chlorophyll contains compounds that enhance the liver function, helping naturally detoxify your body of harmful contaminants from food and the environment. The compound is called aflatoxin – B1 and helps reduce the damage to your DNA cells from toxic substances. Retaining the integrity of the DNA structure of your cells helps them regenerate properly, in a healthy manner. Cells with damaged DNA are more likely to mutate, becoming cancerous growths and tumors. Your liver naturally removes toxins from the body, but as toxins build up, adding chlorophyll to your diet helps your body remain in balance.
5. Rich in Antioxidants
Chlorophyll contains potent antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are compounds that help encourage regenerative health at the cellular level. They protect cells from oxidative damage by eliminating free radicals. Free radical molecules damage healthy cells, leading to cell breakdown and oxidative stress damage. Chlorophyll is capable of reducing free radicals ability to cause cell damage in your body. Studies have shown that a high presence of antioxidants in the body helps reduce the appearance of aging as well as maintains the health of your organs.
6. May Aid Cancer Treatments
Several studies have indicated that compounds in chlorophyll can bind to potential carcinogens (cancer-causing molecules) and inhibit their ability to attack healthy cells. Liquid chlorophyll, when ingested, interferes with how certain carcinogens are absorbed within the human gastrointestinal tract. Binding to these carcinogens helps the body eliminate them through digestion and waste removal, keeping the carcinogens from being absorbed and transported to other systems of the body, including the susceptible tissues fo the joints an heart. By eliminating the substances themselves from the body, chlorophyll reduces the risk of cancer.
7. Powerful Anti-inflammatory Treatment
Traditional medicine has long used green leaves to treat infections. With modern approaches that have limited effectiveness and a long list of side effects, natural remedies are getting another look. Scientific studies have found that green leaves help to reduce swelling and redness in the muscle tissue and joints. Chlorophyll is also rich in magnesium, essential for healthy bones and for healthy muscular structure. Magnesium helps the body reduce inflammation o fight joints around the bones, and studies indicate that those with arthritis may benefit from supplementing their diet with it.
8. Inhibit Growth of Candida Albicans
Candida is a type of fungus (more specifically, it’s a toxic yeast) that can cause fungal infections in the body such as candidiasis, candidemia, and oral thrush. Candida infection can be a significant problem for many individuals and can lead to fatigue, depression, and digestive problems; just to name a few. Research has shown that isolated chlorophyll solutions stop Candida albicans growth. Ingesting liquid chlorophyll in conjunction with treatments that encourage overpopulation of yeast cultures in the body may help reduce your risk of yeast infections and thrush.
9. Boost Your Blood Health
A modified form, known as chlorophyllin, may be highly effective for anemia. It works by replacing the iron with magnesium at the center of the red blood cell molecule, creating a bioavailable form of iron the body can use. While scientists may look for ways to develop patent-able medicines, no one needs to wait to take chlorophyll to gain its benefits. Chlorophyll contains essential vitamins and nutrients needed for cardiovascular health and blood rich in red blood cells. A healthy population of red blood cells helps deliver oxygen-rich blood to your organs and tissues. A diet rich in iron helps new red blood cells grown and increases their oxygen-carrying capabilities.
10. Incorporating it Into Your Diet
You can get chlorophyll in your diet by incorporating several servings of leafy green vegetables, such as chard, romaine lettuce, and mustard greens. Choosing raw vegetables, or very lightly cooked veggies gives you more of the nutrients found in chlorophyll. If you don’t enjoy vegetables, or you have a hard time finding fresh ones, you may also take supplements. These can be in either a capsule or liquid form, available at many whole food and health food stores. Read the label carefully to ensure that you’re getting true chlorophyll. Green and blue algae are the most common sources, as chlorophyll from plants is unsuitable on the shelf.
With all these benefits it’s so easy to add to your diet! I add 15 drops to my protein shake twice a day. As you can see it totally turns it green. However; there is absolutely no taste what so ever! My shake is still delicious! Which makes it a lot easier to add to your daily regimen! You don’t even know it’s there.
Garlic (I used Johnny’s garlic bread seasoning) a few dashes
tsp Chili powder (optional)
Directions empty all ingredients in a bowl and mix! That’s it and you get amazing cheese! Much better than any store bought pimento cheese! I like mine more cream cheese than Mayo so I added only a little Mayo.
I like to add a little to my grilled chicken and veggies.
Chicken pound makes meal prep easy. Your protein portion is done! Just add veggies for weight loss and add veggies and carbs for bulking!
The chicken pound! Cut, cooked, seasoned and portioned in 8oz portions! And mailed to your house! This takes the guess work out of meal prep! Buy in 5, 10 and 20lbs! I buy the 10 pounder! $124.50, that’s 3 meals a day except Saturday night. Enjoy your favorite meal whether it be lobster and clams, a burger and wings or pizza and pasta! Then back to the grind!
Chicken pound comes in 10 flavors!
The KC bbq is my favorite so far. I wish the cilantro lime had a more cilantro flavor, but it is still good.
**Update** October 18th 2022
Still ordering chicken pound! I love to eat it with Trader Joe’s Mexican cauliflower rice or dunk it in Trader Joe’s mashed cauliflower! Then it too it with their crispy fried jalapeños (think onion straws but jalapeño pieces) that satisfies the crunch aspect of meals. And it’s delicious! Go ahead try some chicken pound!
This is the Ferrari of air fryers! Sleek and smooth! Dual motors! Sync finish!
This bad boy has dual baskets to cook your meat and your veggies at the same time!
I have started a new meal prep regimen with chicken pound! See that post for more info. The chicken comes cut, cooked, seasoned and portioned! Add veggies and your meal is a go!
With this bad boy I can cook a bag a frozen veggies and make them crispy (10 -15 mins at 400 degrees) and warm up my chicken 5 mins. This air fryer has dual sync technology so it will put one side on hold to have both baskets finish at the same time of cook times differ.
The machine cooks amazing it gives you a warning beep at the 1/2 way point to shake your basket and turn the food. If you like the baskets with aluminum foil there is also zero cleanup! This machine is a dream come true! Screw the microwave! No more soggy meals! Screw the oven in the summer! no more making the house mega hot! And no more waiting 30-40mins to eat! Air fryer is the way to go! And this machine is king!
Chicken pound with shaved brussel sprouts with raspberry balsamic reduction
Monster has released another delicious flavor! Ultra (no calories) Peachy keen!
And peachy it is! It’s like squeezing a lightly carbonated peach 🤣
Enjoy! I love peach!
**Update** October 18th 2022
Monster has been giving me bad health issues. High blood pressure after having 2 monsters a day for a few years straight! But recently I have been experiencing other issues. Trouble sleeping and sleep anxiety and other issues that I don’t experience when drinking bang energy which doesn’t make any sense! I figured I was developing caffeine sensitivity, but here’s where it doesn’t make any sense! Monster has only 150mg as opposed to bang energy’s 200mg! So if bang has 50mg more why am I not experiencing the same symptoms?
The key to 2fers is an instapot! Instapot has many different cooking settings. Slow cook, pressure cook, steam, rice, soup etc.
For this we will be using pressure cook and soup.
Ok so whatever meat you choose beef, veal, chicken or pork or even goat lol in order to cook it in the pressure cooker you fill the pot with water and then press pressure cooker. Cook time is 30-45 mins. 30 for chicken tenders and 45 for breasts.
Once you cook the chicken you will have a whole bowl of real chicken broth not that canned and overly salted junk! Don’t throw it out! Put it in a bowl.
Take the Chicken out and use the chicken. For this We are making Thai chicken salad.
Directions shred the chicken and add diced celery. Then add natural peanut butter, Mayo or miracle whip. Mix and enjoy! Optional ingredients: shredded carrot, 2tbsp Bragg liquid aminos (soy sauce), fish sauce, cilantro and lime juice. Add this and enjoy like a king!
Now back to the broth! It’s time to make soup! Pour the broth back in the pot. This is a free for all! The soup is up to your imagination! You can add anything!
Meat: you can cheat or you can make from scratch. the easiest way is buy frozen meatballs! Beef or Turkey or you can make from scratch Italian meatballs with a beef, veal and pork blend.
You can also add plain meat or seafood.
Veggies: the rule of thumb for veggies is get a rainbow of food in the pot! Green, red, yellow, purple etc. tip: roast the veggies before adding! Char a few like peppers and tomatoes!
onion, celery, carrots, turnips, tomatoes, green beans, cabbage, potatoes, squash, beets, parsnips, zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, celery, and even frozen peas, corn and green beans. Dark leafy greens such as kale, chard, tomato, asparagus and spinach
Seasoning: anything be creative but not too many combinations. Chipotle, chili, oregano, cilantro, parsley, curry, salt, pepper/peppercorn, garlic, even garam masala! Remember fresh herbs is much better than powders!
Be creative! For a broth recipe Don’t follow a recipe that’s not fun. Follow the rainbow of colors on veggie choice, pick a meat and add herbs and spices. See what you like.
If you are making something specific like a Thai soup Tom kha gai or African peanut soup follow a recipe!
Black angus meatballs with Red, orange and yellow peppers, green peas, mushrooms, carrots, garlic and cilantro with chili powder.
*hint in both soups pictured the meatballs are frozen so they have 400mg of sodium so I didn’t add extra salt and I didn’t defrost them. If you use fresh meat you will definitely need salt and pepper! If you make your own meatballs season the meat as you cook them! Make it into a burger and salt both sides then shape it into a meatball and put in the pan. Or roll them in a bowl of salt and pepper