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Sweet Melon Kale Elixir – Phase 1

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Enjoying a glass of this green miracle of a smoothie is a great way to jump-start your morning. Mixed with honey-dew melon, you will sure love this sweet drink of good health. Read on, have a go, and enjoy this Sweet Melon Kale Elixir – Phase 1 recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of honeydew melon
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1/2 medium apple (peeled, cored, and cubed)

Directions:

  1. In a blender,puree honeydew melon and ice cubes.
  2. Add in kale and apple and blend until very smooth, add a little bit of cold water if needed and serve.

Makes: 2 Servings

 

 

Roasted Chicken and Winter Squash – Phase 1 and 2

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New year means new recipes. For our dieters, lets welcome 2017 with a bang by trying out our Roasted Chicken and Winter Squash recipe for Phase 1 and 2.

Ingredients:

  • 3 delicata squash, halved, seeded and sliced 3/4-inch thick
  • 3 celery ribs, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 heads garlic, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme (about 20 sprigs)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 (3 1/2- to 4-lb.) whole chicken, giblets discarded
  • 2 lemons, halved

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Toss together squash, celery, onion, garlic, oil and half of thyme sprigs in a roasting pan. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange in an even layer.
  2. Season chickens (including cavities) with 5 teaspoons salt and 2 teaspoons pepper. Stuff cavities with lemons and remaining half of thyme sprigs. Tie legs with kitchen twine and tuck wing tips under. Place on top of squash mixture.
  3. Roast until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, 1 hour to 1 hour,10 minutes.
  4. Remove chickens and vegetables to a platter; let rest 10 minutes before carving chickens. Reserve 1 head garlic for Cremini-and-Walnut Farro and 3/4 cup pan drippings for Pan-Dripping Vinaigrette.

Commit to a healthy lifestyle this year and follow your diet plan. Lets get cooking!

Fast Metabolism Diet Heavy Whipped Cream – Phase 1 and 3

As you probably noticed, we feature heavy whipped cream as ingredients on some of our mouthwatering Fast Metabolism Diet recipes such as Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse, Blueberry Cheesecake Waffles, and a whole lot more. Most of you are wondering if FMD allows the use of the heavy whipped cream in recipes since it’s mostly made with milk.

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To help you ease your anxiety, the fast metabolism is here to tell you that yes, you can use heavy whipped cream on this diet . After all, we’re not using those conventional, commercial whipped cream full of chemically-induced ingredients! We’ll create an FMD compliant, healthier version of whipped cream made with natural goodness!

You can use heavy whipped cream in Phase 1 and 3 since it does not use any dairy milk. You can use this recipe as you prepare your delicious desserts, parfait, mousse, and dessert recipes.

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Mixed the egg whites and non-dairy milk until there are no more lumps in your mixture.
2. Spread and apply the heavy whipped cream to your favorite fast metabolism diet recipes!
3. Lastly, serve and enjoy eating!

5 Fast Metabolism Diet Foods that Promotes Better Sleep

We’ve long reiterated the importance of sleep and the crucial role it plays in the success of your fast metabolism diet lifestyle. Sleep repairs our body and improves our health, however the challenge lies in maintaining a consistent sleeping schedule.

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If you have trouble sleeping early, it’s time we call a friend, and what greater friend to depend on times like this than FOOD! As I told you, food is not your enemy here. If you make peace with food, it can help you heal and restore your body to its optimal condition.

Here are the fast metabolism diet foods you should eat in order to increase your chances for a peaceful slumber.

1. Fish

Fishes such as salmon, tuna, and halibut are rich in vitamin B6. This nutrient is essential in the production of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone that is triggered by darkness. You can try out fish recipes to munch on for dinner.This well help you sleep better.

2. Leafy Green Veggies

Remember when we’re used to drinking dairy milk to entice us to sleep? That is because milk is rich in calcium. If you are calcium-deficient, it is more difficult for you to fall asleep. And since we cannot consume dairy milk, we go for other healthier alternatives!

One of them is consuming leafy green veggies such as kale, collards, and cruciferous veggies. You can also read our complete list of alternative sources for calcium below:

Top 5 Best Food Sources of Calcium in The Fast Metabolism Diet

3. Walnuts and Almonds (Phase 3)

Walnuts, on one hand, are rich in tryptophan, a sleep-enhancing amino acid that also contributes to the production of serotonin and melatonin. If combined, they enhance and repair your body clock cycle.

Almonds, on the other hand, are rich in magnesium, a mineral needed to improve quality of sleep and is a remedy for headaches.

4. Chickpeas and Hummus (Phase 3)

Both are a good source of tryptophan and melatonin. You can take it as your snacks for Phase 3 and have a delightful, afternoon nap.

5. Cereals (Phase 1 and 3)

Cereals are rich in carbohydrates and when paired with non-dairy milk (such as almonds), it gives you the perfect meal or snack before going on a sleep. What’s more, it is a light meal, so your tummy won’t have a hard time digesting it, it won’t interrupt your body clock cycle.

Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse Recipe – Phase 1 and 3

If you’re up for some quick, delicious, and easy to prepare dessert, then this Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse Recipe is just the right recipe for you! The light, creamy, and fluffy texture of this recipe will delight even your pickiest guest.

Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse Recipe - Phase 1 and 3

What’s more, it’s incredibly easy to make! You can complete this recipe in just 5 minutes, so there’s no reason you can’t make this one! This fruit mousse is a perfect on-the-go snack as you spend the last remaining days of Summer.

Yield: 4 to 6 cups. Serving: 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 8 1/2 ounces (about 2 1/4 cups) frozen raspberries or other fruit
  • 2 tablespoons of stevia or xylitol
  • 1 large egg white
  • Fresh berries and whipped cream for serving (optional)

For Whipped Cream(Optional):

Directions:

Whipped Cream:

  1. Mix all the ingredients until there are no more lumps in your mixture.

Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse Recipe:

  1. Add fruit to the bowl of a food processor and puree for about 1 minute. Next, add the stevia or xylitol and pulse briefly to combine.
  2. Add the egg white and process until smooth and fluffy and the mixture has lightened in color and doubled or tripled in volume, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. If the mixture clings to the sides of the food processor’s bowl too much (this may happen if the blade doesn’t extend all the way to the sides of the bowl), transfer the mixture to a normal medium-sized bowl and beat with a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until fluffy.
  4. Spoon the mousse into glasses and top or layer with fresh berries and/or whipped cream (optional).
  5. Lastly, serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours to achieve creamier texture.

3 Sizzling FMDC Recipes You Can Enjoy This Summer

Are you a summer bum, eagerly anticipating the summer season of the year and enjoying it to the fullest? I bet most of our fast metabolism dieters here are pretty excited to go out, bask in glory under the sun, and be caressed by the breeze. Summer is indeed a great time to do exciting outdoor activities like holding a grill party.

3 Sizzling FMDC Recipes You Can Enjoy This Summer

And because we know you’ve all been dying for some yummy, grilled recipes again this season, we’re featuring our hot and sizzling but healthy FMDC Recipes.

Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches - Phase 1

1. Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches – Phase 1

Serving: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 thick cut, bone-in pork chops (remove the fats)
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup stevia
  • ⅓ cup sea salt
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper (to taste)

For the Grilled Peach Salsa

  • 2 peaches, pitted and halved
  • 3 teaspoons stevia, divided
  • ½ cup slivered red onion
  • 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons homemade barbecue sauce
  • sea salt
  • fresh basil leaves

Instructions:

1. Rinse the pork chops, pat dry and place in a freezer bag.

2. Bring the apple cider, water, ½ cup stevia and ⅓ cup sea salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir until stevia and salt dissolves.

3. Remove from heat and add a few ice cubes to cool the brine. Allow cooling completely then add to the freezer bags with the pork chops along with the rosemary sprigs, and garlic cloves. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours up to overnight.

4. Remove the pork chops from the brine and discard the brine. Pat the pork dry with a paper towel and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
5. Preheat one side of the grill to high and one side to low heat. Grill for about 5 minutes or until nice grill marks develop and then turn to the other side and grill for another 5 minutes.
6. Turn the pork chops over and move them to the low-heat part of the grill. Cook for another 10-12 minutes or until the pork chop reaches an internal temperature of 155 degrees in the thickest part of the meat.
7. Transfer to a platter and cover with aluminum foil for about 5 minutes or until temperature reaches 160 degrees.
8. While pork chops are cooking on the low-temperature side of the grill, sprinkle the peach halves on the fleshy side of the fruit with 2 teaspoons of the stevia.
9. Grill the peaches flesh side down on the high-temperature side of the grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into slices.
10. Mix the red onions with the remaining balsamic vinegar, homemade barbecue, 1 teaspoon stevia and a pinch of sea salt. Add the sliced peaches to the red onions and gently mix.
11. Top the pork chops with the peaches and onion mix and garnish with torn basil leaves.

Grilled Romaine with Toasted Almonds and Safflower Mayonnaise - Phase 3

2. Grilled Romaine with Toasted Almonds and Safflower Mayonnaise – Phase 3

Serving : 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 Romaine Heads
  • ¼ cup almonds toasted and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • optional cashew cheese for grating

For dressing:

  • 5 anchovy filets packed in olive oil minced very finely
  • 2 tablespoons safflower mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves of garlic grated
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Preheat a gas grill to high heat. In a medium bowl add mustard, vinegar and grated garlic and whisk to combine then add mayonnaise. Whisk until thoroughly incorporated and thickened.
2. While whisking at moderate speed, slowly add droplets of olive oil until it begins to slightly thicken then continue adding it in a slow steady stream, remember to keep whisking the entire time until all of the olive oil is used.
3. Add anchovy filets and lemon juice and whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
4. Slice each romaine head in half and brush both sides with avocado oil or oil of choice and place on hot grill grates for 2-4 minutes each side or until they have nice deep dark grill marks.
5. Pour the almonds in a small skillet over medium heat and toast shaking every so often to prevent burning until they begin to become fragrant and start to turn brown.
6. Pour them onto a cutting board and coarsely chop them. Serve 1 half of a romaine head per person with dressing and toasted almonds.

Grilled Chicken Skewers - Phase 3

3. Grilled Chicken Skewers – Phase 3

Serving: 2

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb. boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cut into large cubes
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/4 c. olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh Italian parsley, plus more leaves for garnish
  • 8 skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes
  • 4 cups cubed crusty sprouted wheat bread (Note: 1 slice bread = 3/4 cup cubed)

Instructions:

1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Marinade it in tomato paste, olive oil, garlic cloves, and chopped parsley. Add chicken and toss to fully coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
2. Preheat grill to medium-high. Skewer chicken and bread. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
3. Grill, turning occasionally until chicken is cooked through and bread slightly charred, about 10 minutes. Garnish with parsley.

Homemade Strawberry Bruschetta – Phase 1

These delicious and healthy sprouted grain bread covered with creamy brown rice cheese and topped with your favorite strawberry fruit makes up a light but fulfilling breakfast this Mother’s Day!

Number of servings (yield):4

Homemade Strawberry Bruschetta - Phase 1

Ingredients

  • 4 thick slices of sprouted grain bread
  • 3 cups diced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp stevia
  • 4 tbsp brown rice cheese

Instructions

  • Toast bread in a toaster.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over high heat. Add stevia and lemon juice and cook, stirring until the stevia melts and the mixture begins to bubble. (30 seconds to 1 minute)
  • Add strawberries and stir until juices begin to exude and the berries are heated through. (30 seconds to 1 minute)
  • Spread 1 tbsp brown rice cheese on each piece of toast. Top with the warm berries.

Boneless Chicken Kebabs – Phase 1

For those who miss grill parties, this is the perfect time to indulge yourselves with these Boneless Chicken Kebabs!

You will love its mild sweetness and exotic flavor of chicken as you pair it with juicy pineapple bits, bell pepper, and red onion.

BONELESS CHICKEN KEBABS - PHASE 1

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup homemade barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup stevia/xylitol
  • 1/3 cup Bragg liquid aminos
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (4 tsp)
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped into 1 1/4-inch cubes
  • 3 cups (heaping) fresh cubed pineapple (about 3/4 of 3 lb pineapple)
  • 1 1/2 large green peppers, diced into 1 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion, diced into 1 1/4-inch pieces

Directions:

  • In a mixing bowl whisk together the barbecue sauce, stevia/xylitol, Bragg liquid Aminos, pineapple juice, apple cider vinegar, garlic and ginger. Stir in 3/4 tsp pepper and season with salt if desired.
  • Place chicken in a gallon size resealable bag. Reserve 1/2 cup of the marinade in the refrigerator then pour remaining marinade over chicken. Seal bag and refrigerate 3 hours (meanwhile soak 10 wooden skewer sticks in water for 1 hour).
  • Preheat a grill over medium heat to 400 degrees. Meanwhile, drizzle the red onion, bell pepper and pineapple and toss. Season red onion and bell pepper with salt and pepper, then thread red onion, bell pepper, pineapple and chicken onto skewers until all of the chicken has been used.
  • Grill 5 minutes then brush along tops with 1/4 cup of remaining marinade. Rotate to opposite side and brush remaining 1/4 cup of marinade on opposite side and allow to grill about 4 minutes longer, or until chicken registers 165 degrees in center on an instant read thermometer. Serve warm.

4 Easy, Delectable and Healthy Recipes For Your Kids

There is nothing more fulfilling than to see yourself and your family embarked together on a journey towards a healthier lifestyle. What better way to begin this journey than to encourage our loved ones to start eating healthy food?

 

4 Easy, Delectable and Healthy Recipes For Your Kids

But encouraging our kids to eat healthy food can be challenging since they prefer to eat junk foods. How then do we inspire and encourage them to eat healthy foods?

We present these four (4) delectable and healthy recipes that your kids will surely love!

And what’s more? They are incredibly quick and easy to make! You won’t need to worry about finding the time to prepare these dishes.

1. Zucchini Pizza Bites – Phase 1/3

If your kids are craving for pizza, zucchini pizza bite is a perfect and healthier alternative. These “bite-size” pizzas are designed to make eating fun and will surely keep your kids coming back for more! This is also an awesome dish to prepare as an appetizer during parties. Here’s a quick look on how to prepare the dish:

Zucchini Pizza Bites - Phase 1/3

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large Zucchini sliced into rounds
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste (of you can substitute with 1 can or 28 ounces of crushed tomatoes)
  • 2 leaves fresh basil, sliced
  • ¼ tsp oregano, dried and any other herbs or spices you desire
  • 1 ½ brown rice cheese (for Phase 1) almond/cashew cheese (for Phase 3) – grated or small slices

Instructions:

  • Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  • Slice the zucchini about 1/4″ thick, discarding the ends, and pop on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil
  • Smear on some tomato paste with the back of a spoon, add the herbs, sprinkle with grated or sliced cheese.
  • Pop under the grill for a few minutes (no more that 5) until cheese is melted. Yum!

2. Watermelon Cake – Phase 1

Who says cakes can only be made from fine flour, sugar, butter, and other unhealthy ingredients? Perish the thought! Eating cakes can be healthy whenever you want it to be! Try this watermelon cake which only consists of healthy fruits and delectable whipped cream!

Watermelon Cake - Phase 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole 5 kg (11 lb) seedless ripe watermelon
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipped cream (made from egg whites and rice milk)
  • Strawberries and figs
  • Berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)
  • Other Phase 1 fruits you want to add!

Preparing the Whipped Cream:

  • Mix equal amounts of egg whites with rice milk to make a low-calorie heavy cream substitute. Mix the ingredients until there are no more lumps in your mixture.

Directions:

  • Place the watermelon on a large chopping board. Slice the top and bottom of the melon to create a flat top and base.
  • With the melon standing on one end, remove the rind, including the hard white flesh. Alternatively, you may like to cut the rind off in sections and trim to achieve the same cylindrical appearance.
  • Pat the cake dry with paper towel, place it on a cake stand or serving plate and set aside. Cut some of the strawberries in half lengthways and pile it to make a sturdy layer.
  • Now add the fig halves – they look best face-up and on a slight angle. Fill any gaps with strawberry halves, raspberries and other fruits you want to include in your cake.
  • Pour your heavy whipped cream to smooth the surface of your cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy eating!

3. Spiced Oven-Fried Sweet Potatoes – Phase 3

Choosing a healthy lifestyle absolutely does not mean we are forbidden to indulge ourselves with our favorite food.It simply means, we need to prepare a healthier option for it.

Spiced Oven-Fried Sweet Potatoes - Phase 3

So for the fries-lovers out there, this Spiced Oven-Fried Potatoes recipe is the perfect deal!

Ingredients:

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1 sliced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder and dried oregano.
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat a rimmed baking sheet in a 450 degrees F oven.
  • Cut 3 large sweet potatoes into wedges and toss with salt and 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Arrange cut-side down on the hot baking sheet. Roast until golden brown on the bottom, 30 minutes, then flip and sprinkle with 1 sliced garlic clove and 1 teaspoon each chili powder and dried oregano.
  • Roast 15 more minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

4. Non-Dairy Cheese Popovers – Phase 3

These cheesy, fluffy little bites of Non-Dairy Cheese Popovers make a savory party appetizer or snack that is totally mouth-watering and super healthy too! Get the recipe here.

Non-Dairy Cheese Popovers

With these incredibly easy and delectable recipes, you’ll be ensuring that your kids are eating healthy and the grandest part is, they won’t be complaining about it.

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