Happy Gut Kitchen

Dr. Pedre’s Blue Ginger Smoothie

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Blueberry smoothie with mint in mason jar mug, downward view on white marble

Created in collaboration with Natural Foods Chef Mikaela Reuben, this smoothie is jam-packed with trace minerals, antioxidants, gut-healing ginger, healthy fats and chlorophyll to cleanse the body. It is also great for your hair and skin!

Blue Ginger Smoothie

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Makes 1 – 2 servings

Ingredients

1 cup frozen blueberries

¼ cup whole Brazil nuts

1 ½ cups filtered water

2 teaspoons chlorella (available in powder form at health-food stores)

1 large handful of organic spinach

One 2-inch piece ginger, peeled and finely grated (about 1 tablespoon)

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 – 2 scoops hypoallergenic protein powder (in this case, I use my Happy Gut Cleanse Shake)

¼ cup almond milk (optional)

Step 1

Add the ingredients to a high-speed blender in the order listed.

Step 2

Blend until smooth.

Step 3

Serve chilled and enjoy.

Tip: If you are not a fan of the strong bite of ginger, start with 1 teaspoon and add more as you desire. I love ginger and can never get enough.

Healthy Apple Cookies (as seen on Dr. Oz!)

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What to do when you crave cookies in the afternoon…(even morning and evening too?)…and want to eat healthy?  Try Dr. Vincent Pedre’s Apple Cookies!  A whole new way to see “cookies”!

As demo’d by Dr. Pedre on the Dr. Oz show, apple cookies give us the crunch, the sweetness and the savory all at once, satisfying our desires, as well as being healthy.  A great way to curb a craving while you sneak in some fiber and prebiotics into your diet.

Dr. Pedre’s Apple Cookies

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Makes 6 servings, 157 calories

Ingredients

1 green apple

1/2 cup almond butter

1 tbsp chopped walnuts

1 tbsp slivered almonds

1 tbsp roasted pumpkin seeds

Step 1 

Cut the apple into flat slices and spread out on a serving plate.

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Step 2

Top each slice evenly with almond butter.

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Step 3

Top the apple slices alternating between the walnuts, almonds, and pumpkin seeds for three varieties.

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And there you have it…a healthy and tasty cookie!

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Watch The Video

See this recipe featured on Dr. Oz in a segment with Dr. Pedre called “5 Things to Do Today to Beat the Bloat by Tomorrow.”

Gluten-free Oven Baked Turmeric Cauliflower

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What’s for dinner that is gluten-free and delicious?  Fellow healthy chef, Lee Holmes, author of Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health. and I created this delicious, baked cauliflower dish and others in a Facebook Live video, live from Happy Gut Kitchen. (follow Happy Gut Facebook here.)

“Turmeric is a lively root, with a heady, earthy fragrance, known for its Hogwarts magical healing powers and can transform unglamorous, frumpy vegetables into golden anti-inflammatory bundles of wellness,” says Lee.

“By adding a sprinkling of cracked pepper to this dish, the curcuminoids (the actual anti-inflammatory phytochemicals in turmeric) are made available to the body,” says Dr. Pedre.

Supercharged Tip: If you are using fresh turmeric, handle with care as it stains easily, if you do happen to turn your favorite garment yellow.  Try squeezing on lemon juice or eucalyptus oil to  help remove turmeric stains.

Gluten-free Oven Baked Turmeric Cauliflower

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Servings:  Serves 4

Makes about 2 cups
Prep time: 4 hours
Blend time: 30 secs

Ingredients:

head cauliflower cut into florets

1/2 red onion chopped (optional)

      Dressing ingredients:

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

3 TBS freshly squeezed lemon juice

tsp. lemon zest

tbsp. turmeric

2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes

3 garlic cloves crushed

Good pinch of Celtic sea salt

Sprinkling of cracked peppercorns

      To serve:

1/2 cup chopped coriander

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 230 degrees Celsius

Mix dressing ingredients together

Step 2:

Place cauliflower and onion in a bowl 

Pour dressing over and stir to coat 

Step 3:

Place on a baking tray in the oven for 30 minutes until crispy, stirring once 

Top with fresh coriander 

 

Contributed by Lee Holmes, Supercharged Food

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