METABOLISM REINFORCEMENT WEEK
METABOLISM REINFORCEMENT WEEK
Foods to add this week: Lots of mushrooms of different kinds. You may saute mushrooms lightly in butter with salt, pepper and garlic. You may add raw mushrooms on top of your salad or you may incorporate them as you please.
No matter how you prepare them, eat tons of mushrooms this week! Below is an awesome recipe.
ONE DAILY SOUP (FOR LUNCH OR FOR DINNER OR FOR BOTH IF YOU LIKE)
3 tbsp olive oil
3 cups dry lentils
(soak lentils in water for 30 minutes before cooking and drain off the water.)
3 ½ cups mushrooms, sliced
(cremini or shiitake or use different types of mushrooms)
10 cups bone broth.
4 carrots, peeled and diced
4 stalks celery, diced
1 large onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 ½ tsp Salt (himalayan or sea salt)
½ tsp Black pepper
2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar (optional)
Add lots of Parsley and cilantro before serving
MUSHROOM/LENTIL SOUP COOKING DIRECTIONS:
Heat oil in a heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, celery, carrots, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Let the vegetables cook until they soften and begin to brown, stirring occasionally—about 20 minutes. Add the stock and diced tomatoes with any juice from the tomatos and bring to a boil. When it comes to a rolling boil, add the lentils, quinoa and mushrooms. Reduce heat to medium–low, covered and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 35 minutes. Garnish with another drizzle of olive oil, black pepper and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar (if desired).
ONE SMOOTHIE A DAY FOR NEXT WEEK. (FOR BREAKFAST).
1 cup fresh aloe vera
1 red beet large size
Juice of 2 fresh lemons
½ inch of fresh ginger root. (Add more ginger if you like.)
2 shiitake mushrooms
A pinch of cinnamon on top of smoothie (cinnamon is optional)
• Take the aloe vera leaves and cut the 2 ends and then cut each leaf into 3 equal sized pieces. Place the aloe vera pieces standing-up vertically so that the bottom end sits in 2–3 inches of water for about 12 hours. Rinse the aloe vera. (Prepare enough for the whole three day power cleanse.)
• Cut off the skin and extract the gel. Use one cup of aloe vera gel for one smoothie and refrigerate the remainder. You can freeze it if you like in small portions or an ice-cube tray.
• Cut the beet (raw, washed -no need to peel), ginger and banana cut to size appropriate for your blender.
• Combine with lemon, aloe, add ice and water and enjoy!
TIMING YOUR EATING: Last week I asked you to time how long you were taking to eat and or drink your smoothie.
For this coming week you will add 50% to that time. For example if you use 6 minutes to eat or drink you will add 3 extra minutes, if you use 10 minutes you will add an extra 5 minutes. Basically extend your eating time by 50% minimum! (the longer you take to chew your food, the better)
Guys, for our reinforcement week it is very important to eat slowly. This will be our main biohack to effectively reinforce our metabolism. Biohacks are the key to success so please don’t take them for granted.
Use your eating time to be grateful for having the awesome opportunity to have food on your table. Grateful for the opportunity to eat food that nurtures your brain and body. Grateful for all the people behind the scenes (farmers and families who make possible this wonderful opportunity that sometimes we take for granted). Grateful for our earth that provides us with all essential micronutrients that keep us sharp, smart and happy. Don’t forget about the FACT that every sip of water and food you put in our body will become you, your heart, your lungs, your hands, your hair, your brain, your blood and nervous systems, even your personality comes from what you eat and drink. Remember my friends, eat SLOWLY!
WE DO BECOME WHAT WE EAT AND DRINK.