Thursday, 5 June 2014

Let’s talk about poop.
It’s gross and very unpleasant and as much as we all pretend we don’t do it we all do! And it feels better if you do it than if you don’t. I hate it when I need to poop and can’t, it’s awful!
Back in the days one of the most glamorous jobs you can have was “groom of the stool” meaning, you got to wipe the king’s butt.
Why was it so desirable? Not just because you got to be “intimate” with the king, but you also got to be the first to know if the king was sick; that brings us to another point: your poop tells you everything you need to know about your health.
Gross but true.
You’re smart enough to know that if you’re not pooping enough (Once a day is the minimum, you want to aspire for 3!) it means you’re not eating enough; it happens a lot when you exercise a lot and do not adjust your food to eat a little more….it will make you feel less bloated.
And of course, you’re smart enough to know that high metabolism = poop.
I’m not going to explain to you a lot about poop; I’m going to give you recipes that are high in fibre and fat (that’s how you want it) to help you poop more times and more easily… There’s nothing wrong than when your anus hurts….
And now…the recipes!!!
This time I put emphasis on fibre because fibre is a carb. A lot of those recipes have cinnamon in them to help you control your blood sugar. As you know I believe in good fat so you see it too.
Blueberry hemp smoothie: 2 tbsp hemp seed, 1 cup fresh frozen blueberry, 1 cup your choice of milk, 1 tbsp honey, ½ tbsp. cinnamon. Blend! With the blueberries giving you fibre, and the hemp giving you good fat, you’re good to go!
Apple rice bake: 2 cups cooked brown rice, 1 cup you choice of milk, ½ cup chopped nuts ( I like almonds and hazelnuts), 2 tbsp cinnamon, 3 tbsp honey ½ tbsp. nutmeg, ½ tbsp. turmeric, 2 tbsp ginger root, 2 cups chopped apple and 3 egg.
Mix it and put in a pan and bake on 350F for 35 minutes.
Raw pad thai: 1 zucchini, 1 carrot, 1 green onion, ½ cup shredded purple cabbage, ½ cup cauliflower, ½ cup bean sprout. For the sauce: 2 tbsp tahini, 2 tbsp almond butter, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1 tbsp honey. Mix it all in one bowl.
The next recipes I never tried myself because I hate avocado. However avocado is a great source of fat for you.
Key lime pie:
Crust: 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, 1 cup walnut, ½ cup pitted medjool dates.
Filling: 3 firm avocado, 3 tbsp lime juice, 1 tbsp lime zest, ½ cup honey.
Direction: process the coconut and the walnut until coarsely ground. Add the dates and keep processing until it resembles bread crumbs. Press into the bottom and side of a 9 inch pie plate using your fingers. Place the crust in the freezer for 15 min. process all filling ingredients until smooth. Pour the filling into piecrust. Put in fridge for 30 min.

Now go eat, train and poop! And remember, poop is the best thing that can happen to your body! If you’re not pooping you’re doing something wrong!

 Research and writing by Dana Gat ©2014

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