Coconut Almond Butter Bites

Coconut Almond Butter Bites

These little bites melt in your mouth! The protein and good-for-you fat makes this the perfect after workout snack, or satiating afternoon treat.

Combine the  ingredients in a bowl.

Once everything is combined, scoop 1 tablespoon of the mixture in mini muffin paper cups and freeze for 6-12 hours.

Bayne kids approved! Enjoy!

 

 

 


I Can't Lose Weight, Could it be my Hormones?

I can’t lose weight…could it be my hormones?

Absolutely!

Hormones are chemical messages produced by the liver, thyroid, adrenals, and ovaries. If these glands aren’t operating well, hormonal imbalance occurs.  This imbalance can cause weight to accumulate around certain body parts—this is why we carry unwanted body weight in different places according to our own unique glandular weakness.

Thankfully, you can repair your metabolism. First, we identify the culprit—the root cause of your hormonal imbalance. Then, once we have identified your unique imbalance we can create a food and exercise plan that will help your hormones work with you and not against you.

Different body types need different solutions. Take the body quiz to find out what your body type is.Lose weight, feel great and enjoy lasting weight loss.

Lose weight, and feel great this spring!

Cheers to your hormonal health!

dr. ingrid


Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar, tighten the lid and give it a good shake so all ingredients are blended together.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Enjoy with some grain free granola and a handful of berries on top.
Makes a great breakfast or snack.

 


Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, plays an important role in many of the body’s processes. Vitamin D is produced by your skin in response to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from natural sunlight. It Is not only Important for our immune system, skeletal and nervous system health but for our overall mental health as well.

Vitamin D deficiency is very common these days, especially in colder climates.

Statistics show that:

  • 40% of the U.S. population is Vitamin D deficient.
  • 48% of young girls (9-11 years old) are Vitamin D deficient.
  • Up to 60% of all hospital patients are Vitamin D deficient.
  • Up to 80% of nursing home patients are Vitamin D deficient.

Are you vitamin D deficient?

If the dark winter days are keeping you down in the dumps you might want to have your Vitamin D levels checked.

Don’t know your Vitamin D levels? No problem…we can help  Call PureBalance at 224-521-1212.

To bring low Vitamin D levels up into a healthy range, you will need a little bit more than just sunlight. Add PureBalance Vitamin D to your routine and feel the difference it can make.

Let the sun kiss your face once in a while. Your Vitamin D levels will love you for it!

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid


Breakfast Soup

Breakfast Soup

A delicious way to start the day on these cold winter mornings.

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients except for the egg. Bring the mixture to a rapid boil. Once it is boiling add the egg. When the egg is cooked to your liking,  remove from the heat source and add Gomasio and pepper to taste. Other vegetables or spices can be added to make it the perfect breakfast soup to enjoy on these cold Chicago mornings…I sure do!

Bon Appetite!


Do You Need An Attitude Adjustment?

I recently came across this quote by an unknown author. It resonated with me and I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy!

ATTITUDE

“In addition to friendship, attitude is one of the few things in life where we have a true choice.  We cannot change what is fated to happen or the actions of events or other people.

What we can change is our reaction to such things with the attitude we adopt.  In truth, our attitude can be more important that anything we do.  It can make or break families, companies, and nations. It is more important than schooling, talent, looks or wealth.

How we react is everything and our attitude is the choice we have; it is a choice we make every minute of every day.  It is a state of mind that no one can take from us.  If we are in control of our attitudes, we are in command of our lives.  And that is the best way to live.”

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid

 


DETOX GREEN SOUP

DETOX GREEN SOUP

 

Instructions:

Using a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat and stir in the garlic, onion, and ginger to season the oil. Add the broccoli, spinach, parsnips, celery and parsley, and stir until the spinach wilts and collapses. Add just enough water to cover the vegetables and add one Rapunzel bouillon cube. You can make this a thinner soup by simply adding more water.

Bon Appétit

 

 


Time to Reset

LIVER REJUVENATION PROGRAM

A Unique Liver Detox Program

 

It is that time again…time to rejuvenate. Although I truly believe we should lead a lifestyle that supports our detoxification 365 days out of the year, most of us can still benefit from a reset.

Our Liver Rejuvenation program provides a reset, a starting point to reinvigorate our hormones, reset our energy, reorder our sleep, rejuvenate our digestion, and restore our focus.

This 2-week program, designed specifically for efficiency and ease, will optimize your liver function allowing you to normalize hormone balance. By cleansing and nourishing the liver, we optimize our fat burning hormones and enjoy weight loss as a result!  You will also benefit from increase in energy and focus, better and deeper sleep, and a general feeling of relaxation.

If you are ready to Rejuvenate sign up today! Call 224-521-1212.

The program includes:

An initial consultation with dr. Ingrid

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid

 

 


Paleo Holiday cookies

 

Linzer Torte Thumbprint Cookies

from Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 Tbsps. coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsps. apple sauce
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • Dash Himalayan sea salt
  • 5-6 Tbsps. homemade or store-bought jam

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together wet ingredients then combine both bowls
  4. Roll dough into a ball and cover in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 20 minutes or longer
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking liner
  6. Roll individual balls out and place on baking sheet
  7. Push your thumb in, fill with a drop of jam, and repeat
  8. Bake for 15 minutes until slightly golden

Notes

Leave out the almond extract for traditional thumbprints

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid

 


Coconut Shrimp Stew

Coconut Shrimp Stew

Add this simply delicious gluten and dairy free recipe to your weekly menu!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ginger, minced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 Serrano peppers, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14 oz.)
  • 1 can unsweetened, regular coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Sriracha Chili sauce or to taste
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

 

Optional Toppings:

  • Cilantro
  • Avocado

 

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in medium to large non-reactive pot. (I love using my Le Creuset pot)
  2. Sauté onions and peppers until onions are translucent…make sure not to burn the onions.
  3. Add garlic, tomatoes, shrimp and cilantro and simmer until shrimp turns opaque (3-5 minutes).
  4. Pour in the coconut milk and hot sauce and simmer for another 3-5 minutes to allow flavors to combine.
  5. Finish with limejuice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve and enjoy!

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid