JACQUI’S IMMUNE BOOSTING CHICKEN SOUP

Jacqui's Immune Boosting Chicken Soup

We are only as strong as our immune systems are and prevention is an inside job! 

Part 1:

INGREDIENTS:

2 lbs. organic chicken parts (legs, breasts, etc.)

2 stalks organic celery, cut in half

4 cloves of garlic, peeled

1 med. Yellow onion, cut in half

1 sprig fresh oregano (I also throw in 1 oregano oil gel cap from DFH)

2 cups chopped organic carrots

METHOD:

Put above ingredients in large pot and cover with cold pure water – 2 inches above ingredients. Cook over high heat. When water boils, cover and reduce heat to medium.  Simmer for 1 hour.

Part 2:

INGREDIENTS:

1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano leaves

3 cloves minced garlic

2 tbsp. chopped fresh ginger

1 chopped yellow onion

Sprinkle of cayenne pepper

1 1/2 lbs. organic red or purple potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes

2 organic sweet potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes

2 cups chopped organic carrots

1 can diced organic tomatoes

4 cups torn organic greens (spinach, swiss chard, kale, etc.)

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

METHOD:

Put oil, oregano leaves, garlic and onion into a large pot. Cook at medium. Heat until veggies are just soft, about 5 mins. Turn heat to high, add broth, potatoes and carrots.  When broth boils, reduce heat to medium. Cook until potatoes and carrots and tender, about 15 mins. Remove skin and bones from chicken. Shred meat into bite-sized pieces. Add chicken, tomatoes, sea salt and pepper to soup. Cook until warm.

*You can also add jalapeño peppers (4 tsps. Seeded and minced) if you like.

**All ingredients should be organic if possible.

Jacqui’s Immune-boosting Smoothie

Immune-boosting Smoothie

70% of our immune system resides in our gut.  This yummy nutrient-dense smoothie is chockfull of gut-healing, immune-boosting nutrients.  Use it as a meal-replacement or have it for a snack.

Ingredients:

• 4 oz. pure water

• 4 oz. plain kefir (contains probiotics)

• 1/2 cup ice

• 1 scoop organic, grass-fed whey protein (Whey Cool Protein Powder – plain or vanilla)

• 1 tsp. flax oil

• 1 tsp. chia seeds

• 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

• 1/2 banana (contains pre-biotics)

• 1/2 hass avocado (contains pre-biotics)

• 1 handful leafy greens (spinach, kale work best)

Method:

Add all ingredients to blender and blend for approximately 1 minute.

* for a chocolatey immune boost add 1 T raw cacao powder.

Jacqui’s Kickass Mocktail Mule

 

Serves:  1 (trust me – make a pitcher!)

Ingredients:

3 blackberries (fresh or frozen)

1 thin slice (1 inch) of fresh ginger

4 fresh mint leaves plus mint sprig for garnish

Fresh lime juice (1/2 large lime)

4 ounces ginger beer (yes – it’s not considered an alcoholic bev)

4 ounces club soda/mineral water

Ice

Garnish:

Wooden cocktail skewer

Fresh mint leaves

Candied ginger

2 lime wedges

Instructions:

1 Combine berries, ginger and mint in copper mug and muddle for 1minute to infuse flavors then fill with ice.

2 Combine lime juice, ginger beer in a shaker full of ice.

3 Shake vigorously.

4 Strain into copper mug.

5 Top off with club soda.

6 Garnish with skewer of mint leaves and candied ginger, 2 floating lime wedges.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup canned organic pumpkin
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 scoop PurePaleo Vanilla Protein Powder (optional)
  • 1 scoop Whole Body Collagen (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon monk fruit powder or 1 packet stevia
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted almonds
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup of ice

METHOD

  1. Add all your ingredients to a blender and puree until blended.
  2. Pour and enjoy

Makes 1 serving

 

Hormone-Balancing Smoothie

Gorgeous Glow Smoothie

 

 

 

 

This refreshing and delicious endocrine-enhancing smoothie is bursting with beneficial nutrients that will get your day started and keep you going until lunch!

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup pure water or organic green or white tea (cooled)

1/2 cup lite coconut milk

1 scoop pure whey protein or vegan protein powder (no soy, no sugar)

1 t Maca root* powder (gelatinized) 

1 T ground flax seeds

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

1/2 cup frozen banana chunks

1 small handful fresh mint

1 large handful fresh organic baby greens (spinach, kale, swiss chard, etc.)

Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon

1 pinch Himalayan sea salt (optional)

Ice (optional)

METHOD:

Add all ingredients (except protein powder) to blender and process until smooth.  Add protein powder and process briefly until combined with rest of ingredients.  Enjoy!  Makes 1 serving

*Maca is a root plant that is native to Peru and well known for its powerful, hormone-balancing properties.   Although maca does not affect the hormones directly, it has hormone-balancing effects by providing nutrients to the body, which are used by the endocrine system. It’s qualities help alleviate a range of stressors including fatigue, anxiety, stress, depression, and sleep issues.  Some of it’s other benefits include regulating mood swings, increasing libido, energy enhancement, improved fertility and enhanced mental clarity and focus.

Jacqui’s Yummy LCGF Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies

 

These tasty little morsels of low-carb and gluten-free yumminess couldn’t be easier to make or a more delicious and nutritious way to start your day.  So cook up a batch, enjoy and then freeze the leftovers (if there are any) for a quick grab ’n go breakfast anytime.  Yum Yum YUM!!!

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS: 

4 ounces nitrate-free chicken or turkey sausage

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1/2 cup red, yellow or orange peppers, chopped

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup almond meal

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

1 tsp. baking powder

3 organic eggs

1 cup organic cheddar cheese, shredded (can substitute with other cheeses)

1//4 cup fresh herbs of your choice (basil, cilantro, parsley, etc.)

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place a piece of parchment paper on a large cookie sheet.  Sauté sausage, onions and peppers until sausage is browned and veggies soft.  Take off heat and let cool.

In a bowl mix coconut flour, almond meal, salt, pepper and baking powder.  In a separate bowl beat eggs and then add 1/2 cup cheese and mix together.  Add to flour mixture and combine well.  Add cooled sausage mixture and mix well.

Place big spoonfuls of batter on cookie sheet, lightly press down and sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.  Store in refrigerator or freezer.

 

Amazing Avo-Choco Pudding

avo-choco pudding

 

 

This decadent desert is so delicious it’s hard to believe its so heart healthy.  You could actually have it for breakfast!!  Every bite is chock full of heart-loving nutrients – enjoy anytime totally guilt free!

 

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1 Tbsp. raw organic honey

1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract

3 Tbsp. coconut water

2 Tbsp plus 1 tsp. cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder

Flesh of 1 avocado

Sea salt to taste

Optional Garnishes: Sea salt flakes, unsweetened dried coconut, slivered almonds, pomegranate seeds, raspberries.

METHOD:

Combine the blueberries, honey, vanilla and 2 Tbsp. of the coconut water in a blender and blend on medium speed until smooth.

Turn the blender down to low and gradually add the cacao/cocoa until evenly mixed.  Add the avocado, remaining 1 Tbsp. coconut water and salt and blend until incorporated.

If the pudding is too thick, add more coconut water until it is smooth but slightly stiff.  Serve chilled, add any of the above garnishes sprinkled on top.  Any leftover pudding can be stored in refrigerator for up to 5 days.  Makes 2 servings.

I Love My Heart Salad

Happy Heart Smoothie

 

 

This crunchy delicious salad is chockfull of heart-healthy super foods your taste buds AND your ticker with adore!!!  If possible all ingredients should be organic and non-GMO.

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups shredded red cabbage

1 cup roasted brussels sprouts, quartered

1 cup roasted butternut squash/sweet potato cubes

1 cup tri-colored quinoa, cooked

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

1 cup orange/clementine segments

Any lean, clean protein

Citrus dressing

CITRUS DRESSING INGREDIENTS:

2 T Apple cider vinegar

2 T Orange juice

1 t Dijon mustard

1 T Honey

2 T Olive oil

1 T chopped fresh herbs of your choice

Sea salt to taste

METHOD:

Put all ingredients in a salad bowl and toss well.  Top with protein and drizzle with citrus vinaigrette, toss again and serve.

 

Berrylicious Chia Pudding

Blueberry Kiefer Chia Pudding

 

This Blueberry Kefir Chia Pudding combines two heart-healthy ingredients, kefir and chia seeds to make a delicious and flavorful breakfast, dessert or snack.  If possible, all ingredients should be organic and non-GMO.

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1 cup kefir

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 T raw organic honey

1/2 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk (I like Califia Toasted

Almond Milk)

3.5 T chia seeds

Toppings of choice: fresh blueberries, coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate chips etc…

INSTRUCTIONS:pastedGraphic.png

Add blueberries, kefir, vanilla, honey and almond/coconut milk to a blender and blend until well combined.  Add chia seeds and stir.  Divide mixture between 2 mason jars.  Place in refrigerator for at least 6 hours.  Add toppings of choice and serve cold.

Flat Belly Smoothie

Bloat Busters

 

 

 

 

 

This delicious anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich, belly-loving smoothie puts the burn on that heart-unfriendly belly fat and is the perfect way to start your day!  If possible, all ingredients should be organic and non-GMO.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup tart cherry juice

1/2 cup plain, organic kefir

1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)

1 T flax oil

1 T chia seeds

1/3 cup organic gluten-free oatmeal (uncooked)

1/2 c ice

METHOD:

Put all ingredients in blender and process until smooth.  For extra wellness benefits, throw in a handful of leafy greens.