Posts tagged fiber
SO YOU'VE HEALED YOUR GUT. NOW WHAT?

Once you've done the hard work to get your gut bacteria back in balance, heal those gut walls and quiet inflammation, you start to feel the incredible benefits of eating and living to support gut health. The last thing you want to do is welcome chronic constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, brain fog, acne or mood disorders back into your life. So how do you loosen restrictions without compromising the delicate balance you've worked to achieve? Beyond eating a vegetable forward, nutrient-dense diet rich in whole, real, unprocessed foods and minimizing triggers and irritants like caffeine, sugar and alcohol, I encourage my gut protocol clients to explore these other ways to support gut health.

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9 SURPRISING THINGS THAT HELPED ME HEAL MY GUT

The benefits of eating to support gut health (and health in general) are so intangible and incomprehensible to anyone that has never tried to do so that it can be easy to ignore the hype and chalk it all up to "health freak BS". Without experiencing the incredible reality of how much more amazing I feel when I eat/live to support that crazy microbiome within, I’m not sure I would have ever truly committed to healing my gut myself. Now that I've experienced what it is to ignore gut health and conversely, to focus on it (read more here and here), I'm excited to share the below things that have had the biggest impact on my health during my gut healing journey! 

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SMOOTHIES 101: HIGHLIGHTS FROM MFW + CLASSPASS WORKSHOP

Smoothies, smoothie bowls, acai bowls and ALL the blended things continue to be popular staples on the health food scene. Why is everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Katie Couric to little ol' me such a big fan?

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AMAZE-BOWL SMOOTHIE RECIPE: STRAWBERRY ACAI DREAM

Store-bought acai bowls are usually loaded with more fruit, added sugar and piles of granola than any single person needs to consume in one sitting (unless you're about to run a marathon). This well balanced variation features the same glorious texture of those crave-worthy acai bowls and just the right amount of fruit to add yummy flavor without sending your blood sugar through the roof. And because I believe smoothies should always be nutrient dense AND fulfilling, there is plenty of protein, healthy fat and fiber to make this a powerful, filling and deeply satisfying meal! Oh and you know I snuck some veggies in there too :)

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A COZY FALL BREAKFAST RECIPE: PECAN PUMPKIN PIE POWER OATS

This cozy bowl of oats has just the right amounts of pumpkin flavor, warming spices and nourishing superfoods to satisfy the seasonal itch AND keep your belly full and body fueled through a busy morning. Loads of fiber, protein from restorative collagen peptides and healthy fats in the form of nuts and seeds all work together to keep blood sugar stable and hormones balanced too! What more could you ask for from a healthy breakfast?!

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CROWD PLEASER SMOOTHIE RECIPE: YO BANANA IS NUTS

This is one of those smoothie recipes that you'll make over and over again. It's yummy, fast, simple and includes ingredients you most likely already have in your house. Best part? Anyone and everyone goes crazy for the classic combo of banana and nuts delivered in creamy, fulfilling mylkshake form, so you know you'll have happy, full tummies no matter how picky a crowd you're dealing with! 

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HORMONE BALANCING BREAKFAST RECIPE: CHOCOLATE COCONUT MACA OATS

This chocolatey bowl of oats GITS IT DONE (and I'm a REALLY tough critic when I'm hormonal). It's full of protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and greens to fuel your brain and body, all while keeping your belly full and happy without spiking blood sugar early in the day. Add maca to support endocrine health and raw chocolate because, chocolate, and could you ask for more out of a hormone-balancing breakfast? I think not. (Bet let me know!)

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SNEAKY VEGGIE SMOOTHIE RECIPE: COLLEGE LIZ MINT

This smoothie is on regular rotation in our house because it's just the right amount of sweet, creamy and minty AND it's packed with all the nutrients you need for a satisfying breakfast. The best part? Serve this up to your partner or kiddies in the morning and you've snuck a few servings of veggies in their unsuspecting bods without anyone being the wiser.

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