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Avocado Hummus Dip – Phase 3

Classic, flavor-packed hummus is made creamy green with a ripe  avocado. Vegan, gluten-free, healthy Avocado Hummus Dip recipe for Phase 3! The best deal for Phase 3 snack together with sprouted grain tortilla chips.

Avocado Hummus Dip - Phase 3

Ingredients:

  •         1 (15 oz) can chick peas, well drained
  •         2 medium ripe avocados, cored and peeled (13 oz before cored and peeled)
  •         3 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for serving if desired
  •         1 1/2 Tbsp tahini
  •         3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  •         1 clove garlic, peeled
  •         Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  •         1/8 tsp cumin
  •         1 – 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves, for topping
  •         Red pepper flakes, for topping
  •         sprouted grain tortilla

Directions:

  1. Pulse chick peas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor until smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste (I did a scant 1/2 tsp salt and about 1/8 tsp pepper), add cumin and avocados and pulse mixture until smooth and creamy, about 1 – 2 minutes longer.
  2. Serve topped with more olive oil if desired and sprinkle with cilantro and red pepper flakes. Serve with sprouted grain tortilla chips.

The Fast Metabolism Diet Works for Vegetarians

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Our Mouthwatering Fast Metabolism Diet Vegetarian Recipes is now Available to Purchase!

Fall in love with these mouth-watering vegan recipes that they wouldn’t mind going vegan for awhile! So head on to the kitchen now and check out what we can cook for today!

10 Mouthwatering Fast Metabolism Diet Vegetarian Recipes


It has been attested by many that the fast metabolism diet brought miracles to our health. We’ve heard amazing stories about how we could lose some weight and live a healthier lifestyle by adhering to the rules set by the diet. The diet teaches us how to love food and eat only the real ones, staying away from the fake foods that ruins our metabolism and health. While a certain group of people, especially the vegetarians is skeptical about doing this diet, it could be necessary to shed light if this diet can still work for them. So today, we will answer the intriguing question. How will this work when meat is especially included in the program? How will this affect my choice as vegetarian? Lot of meat recipes are featured in the fast metabolism diet. Can the vegan, or vegetarians do the diet?

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The answer is yes! Every recipes and food lists featured in this diet, there’s an equivalent vegan recipe with it. There are plenty of other high-protein, meat free foods that you can eat on the fast metabolism diet. Let’s tackle what will be your meal map and food list in every phase.

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Before we move forward, let’s get familiar with the types of vegetarianism:

  • A strict vegetarian, a vegan, avoids all foods of animal origin, including meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, and eggs.
  • Lacto-vegetarians include dairy products in their diet. Lacto-ovo- vegetarians also eat dairy products and eggs.
  • Pesco-vegetarians eat fish, dairy products, and eggs along with plant foods. (We believe this is the healthiest diet for most people).
  • Finally, there are semi-vegetarians, who cheat a little and eat a little poultry along with fish, as well as dairy products and eggs. Most veggie lovers are not strict vegans.

Phase 1

In every recipe that requires meat, you can substitute meat with 1/2 cup of cooked legumes. The examples of legumes that you can substitute are: lentils, black beans, white beans, or any phase-specific beans. If you are Pesco-vegetarian, you can also eat egg whites and fish recipes that are rich in protein like halibut, tuna, sardines, salmon. Remember, the no soy rule also applies to you in this Phase,the same as Phase 3.

Phase 2

Phase 2 will be the most challenging part of a vegetarian. This is because this phase is a low-carb phase. If you are making an exemption of eating fish and eggs, then you should be fine in this phase. You can have egg recipes and fish recipes as your source of protein. But, for strict vegetarians who don’t settle to fish and and poultry products, what will be their options?

A special rule exemption applies to all the vegans. You can break the no-soy rule to replace meat as your animal-protein. You can have the following as a meat replacement.

  • Tofu
  • Soy Tempeh
  •  Edamame
  • Tamari
  • Bragg liquid Aminos

If possible, choose organic and non-GMO for the ones listed above.  It is also recommended to cook your tofu, or other soy products yourself than to buy a pre-baked one. As it is more processed than the raw one.

Phase 3

Phase 3 is almost the same with phase 1. Except that in this phase, you get to eat the whole eggs instead of the white ones only. You can now also eat healthy fats in this phase.

Don’t get discouraged now and quit achieving a healthier lifestyle just because you’re a vegetarian. Vegans can certainly do this diet. The community wishes you all the best in your fast metabolism diet journey!

Avocado Brownies with Frosting- Phase 3

Are you craving for a delicious chocolate brownies? Here’s a unique dish with a dash of avocado as your healthy fat for Phase 3 snacks. Indulge with this Avocado Brownies with Frosting, filled with mouthwatering chocolate made from the rawness of cacao topped with oozing awesome Avocado! What are you waiting for?

Avocado Brownies with Frosting

Ingredients:

For Brownies

  •         2 large ripe avocados, mashed as well as you can (about 1 1/8 cups)
  •         8 ounces raw cacao powder, melted
  •         1 cup stevia
  •         2 large whole eggs
  •         1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •         3/4 cup nuts flour
  •         1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  •         3 tablespoons olive oil
  •         4 ounces high-quality raw cacao, chopped

For Frosting

  •         1 large ripe avocado
  •         2 1/2 cups stevia
  •         1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

For Brownies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally spray a 9-inch square pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk mashed avocado and raw cocoa powder. Whisk in stevia until combined, then add in eggs and vanilla extract, mixing well.
  3. Add in nuts flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt, mixing with a large spoon until JUST combined – do not over mi.
  4. Stir in olive oil until it’s well distributed and batter is somewhat smooth.
  5. Fold in chopped raw cocoa, then spread batter in pan. Bake for 28-32 minutes, or until middle is set.
  6. Remove and let cool completely, then frost and top with grated chocolate if desired.

For Frosting:
Add avocado to the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until mashed and creamy. With the mixer on low speed, add in vanilla then slowly add in stevia, scraping down the sides if needed, until a smooth frosting forms. Frost brownies once cooled.

Note: I placed these in the fridge (covered thoroughly with plastic wrap) to store and when eaten immediately from the fridge, they can be even denser and slightly dry, so I recommend letting them come to room temp or even placing them in the microwave.

 

Healthy Avocado Breakfast Pizza – Phase 3

Craving for a healthy, delicious pizza?  How about a breakfast pizza loaded with protein, fiber, and tons of flavor? This Avocado Breakfast Pizza is the right recipe to ease your craving! It is simply made of sprouted grain tortilla topped with avocado as your healthy fat and egg as your animal protein. This healthy recipe is perfect to start off your phase 3!

Avocado Breakfast Pizza

Ingredients:

  •         2 sprouted grain tortillas (6 inch diameter)
  •         2 whole eggs
  •         2 tsp olive oil
  •         1 avocado, peeled and seeded
  •         1 tsp lemon juice
  •         sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Warm the sprouted tortillas in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the avocado and lemon juice. Mix well until the mixture has a smooth consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spread avocado mixture in an even layer on both tortillas. Set aside.
  4. Heat a skillet greased with the olive oil at medium heat until just hot enough to sizzle a drop of water.
  5. Break eggs and gently add to the skillet. Immediately reduce heat to low.
  6. Cook slowly until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard.
  7. Place warm eggs on top of the tortillas and season with salt and pepper as desired.

Avocado Baked with Sausage and Egg – Phase 3

For those who love Avocados,  this recipe is  the real deal! Avocado Baked with Sausage and Egg is a scrumptious breakfast, packed with protein and healthy fats you’ll definitely love to add this in Phase 3.

Avocado Baked with Sausage and Egg

Ingredients:

  •         1 avocado
  •         sausage
  •         2 whole eggs
  •         sea salt and pepper, to taste
  •         1 slice of fried sprouted-grain bread on 1 tbsp of olive oil with herbs
  •         cuckooflower

Directions:

  1. Cut avocado in half, remove the seed and scoop a bit of avocado, so you can fit more egg into it.
  2. Break egg into a bowl, using a spoon place yolk in avocado, and then carefully start to add white (if your egg is too big you won’t manage to add all the white). Season with sea salt and pepper.
  3. Heat an oven to 180*C.
  4. Place avocado with egg in a baking dish, so it won’t tilt and egg will stay in its place.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until white comes together.
  6. Meantime fry sausage cut in small pieces on 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  7. When avocado is ready place it on a plate, add sausage and cuckooflower, season with sea salt and pepper and serve with herbed toasts.

Food Substitutions in The Fast Metabolism Diet

One of the best options when you found a recipe online that has a ‘bad’ ingredient in it is to look for a food substitutions, especially when there’s only one ingredient that is not allowed in the whole recipe.

food substitution in the fast metabolism dietAs a conscious Fast Metabolism dieter who is committed to staying clean in his/her food intake, it is just correct to thoroughly check all the ingredients in a recipe to achieve great results from the diet. And when you find a forbidden ingredient in a recipe, your best response is to look for a way to replace it with an acceptable one.

To help you deal with this trouble, we’ve come up with this list of food substitutions/replacements. By following the formula here, you’ll be able to successfully create the recipes you’ve been eying to do all these years but just cannot because of the said forbidden ingredients. Now you can try replacing them with healthier ones, specially the sweetener and flavorings.

It is important that you are aware that, “not all substitutions are created equal”. You might thought that every food alternatives are good but in reality, there are some alternatives that are just disguising as healthy one without knowing that it may actually increase sodium ansugar deposits in other areas of your body. To avoid this, you need to be extra careful in improvising your recipe and in every ingredient you include to your meal plan.

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To completely help you fill your grocery list with healthy ingredients right for your recipe and budget at the same time, below is the table of food substitutions we prepared for you.

Foods that are not allowed in FMD Substitutions Phases Allowed
honey -stevia + water (1/32 of a tsp of stevia is the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of sugar) All Phases
wheat(e.g. bread, crackers, rolls, cereals, cakes, cookies, etc.)
wheat flour
-wheat in a sprouted form-quinoa flour, almond flour, buckwheat Phase 1 and 3
dairy products(e.g. milk, cheese, cottage cheese, butter, yogurt, Greek yogurt, whey, etc.)
butter
-avocado, Phase 3
dried fruit or fruit juices actual fruits, water, coconut water, homemade brew Phase 1 and 3
corn / corn stuff(e.g. corn tortillas, corn chips, corn cereals, corn starch, grits, hominy, polenta, sweet corn, popcorn, processed foods containing corn, etc.)
corn chipspopcorn
-tortillas (made from brown rice or sprouted grains)-Raw nuts, hummus, and gluten-free pretzels Phase 1/3Phase 3Pretzels – Phase 1/3
soy(e.g. tofu, miso, tempeh, meat substitutes, processed foods containing soy, etc.) -tamari, Bragg Liquid Aminos All Phases
refined sugar -stevia, xylitol All Phases
caffeine(e.g. decaffeinated coffee) -smoothie with cinnamon, Gingko biloba, -feverfew (herb that helps withdraw headache) Cinnamon – Phase 1 and 3
alcohol (white wine) -lemon juice, water, balsamic vinegar All Phases
vinegar -balsamic vinegar All Phases
rice -wild rice Phase 1 and 3
potato -turnip Phase 1 and 3
mayonnaise -safflower mayonnaise Phase 3
allspices -cinnamon Phase 1 and 3
oil -olive oil, grapeseed, toasted sesame and coconut oils Phase 3
salt -sea salt, onion salt All Phases
yogurt -coconut sour cream (made of coconut milk, lemon juice and sea salt) Phase 3
cornstarch -arrowroot powder All Phases
polenta -sprouted grains (like teff, quinoa, or amaranth) Phase 1 and 3
herbal teas -Non caffeinated herbal teas or Pero Phase 1
nut butter -tahini Phase 3


Be extra cautious as well that these ingredients are fit to the phase you are in. Good luck and don’t give up on that weight loss goal!

Cacao Chia Seed Pudding – Phase 3

Valentines is fast approaching. It is completely convenient to have chocolates together with your loved ones on this special day. While chocolate is the norm on Valentines, we must be most watchful of our diet since chocolates are sprouting out anywhere. It is hard to resist, but for those on Phase 3 now there is an exciting chocolate recipe just right for you!

If you have never made cacao chia seed pudding before it may seem a bit strange at first but it really is great option so give it a go. You can also top it with any of your favorite raspberry, cranberry, cherry, blueberry or shredded coconut.

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PREP TIME: 5 mins

TOTAL TIME: 5 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao nibs
  • 1/8 tablespoon of stevia (depending on how sweet you like it)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Put all the ingredients in a large bowl & whisk until combined ensuring there are no cacao lumps.
  2. Pour into little glasses or just set in the bowl that you mix it in.
  3. Place in the fridge over night or for at least a couple of hours.
  4. Enjoy!

Want to grab a snack bar anytime? This Just Great Stuff Organic Cacao Acai Bar, a delicious gluten-free snack bar with Acai and a cracked unsweetened cacao beans also known as cacao nibs is the best replacement to the pudding described above. No sugar, no additives and rich in antioxidants.

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A healthy valentines for you and your date!

Sweet Potato Tuna Patties – Phase 3

These sweet potato tuna patties are so easy to make and taste so good. It is incredible how they are soft inside and crispy from the outside. This recipe is great for those who like to leave everything almost ready before you leave for the day, cause you can combine all the ingredients together, leave the mixture/patties in the fridge and then just sauté them right before dinner.

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INGREDIENTS (3 Servings)
A medium sweet potato
Two 7oz cans of chunk light tuna packed in water
A teaspoon minced garlic
¼ cup diced red onions
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and pepper for taste
PREPARATION
1. Peel sweet potato and slice into 4-5 equal sections.
2. Boil sweet potato sections in water for 10-15 minutes or until fork tender.
3. Drain potato add into a large bowl and mash with a fork.
4. Open canned tuna and drain excess liquid and add to bowl along with garlic, onions, salt and pepper.
5. Mix all ingredients and form patties.
6. Heat non-stick pan and add oil. Cook patties 1-2 minutes both sides.

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Hand Rolls – Phase 3

Smoked salmon & avocado hand rolls is a preparation of salmon, typically a fillet that has been cured and hot/cold smoked. It can be made from any part of the salmon fish.

The health benefits of salmon include proper cardiovascular health, muscle and tissue development, eye care, effective body metabolism, etc.

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Today, we’ll gonna have a Salmon in our table. To prepare this is easy-peasy so grab the ingredients now and start to roll! Avocado Hand Rolls is best for Phase 3 of the fast metabolism diet.

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Hand Rolls – Phase 3 (3 rolls)
INGREDIENTS
1/4 avocado, mashed
nori (seaweed) sheets
3/4 cup cooked and cooled wild rice
1 ounce smoked salmon
3 slices tomato
3 tablespoons chopped red onion
1 tablespoon capers
PREPARATION
 Spread avocado on nori (seaweed) sheets.
Top avocado with wild rice, salmon, tomato, onionRoll up nori sheets.

Avocado Green Smoothie – Phase 3

Mix up a refreshing and nutritious snack with a creamy avocado smoothie! Avocados are a great addition to smoothies – they can add creaminess to the consistency of your favorite fruit smoothie recipe or be a fresh non-dairy addition to add smoothness to fruit and/or vegetable smoothie recipes. Try this healthy, yummy Avocado Green Smoothie – Phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet. Enjoy!

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Avocado Green Smoothie – Phase 3 (2 servings)
INGREDIENTS
1 1/4 cups cold unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk beverage
1 ripe avocado
1 peach
2 cups of spinach
1 1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger
8 ice cubes
PREPARATION
Blend milk beverage, avocado, pears, kale (or spinach), ginger and ice in a blender until very smooth.

Note: To have a variation, you can add flax or chia seed in the smoothie.

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