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Who doesn’t love a good smoothie? Fruit and vegetables alone are fine, but you know adding protein and fat makes your drink even more satisfying. Now it’s time to up your game even more: Here are 6 smoothie boosters that can bring you clearer skin, increased energy, stress relief and more, so you can blend and sip like a wellness pro.
This trendy ingredient is getting buzz for good reason: It is loaded with health benefits, from improving skin, to helping with digestion, and even easing joint pain. It also contains protein, which means you don’t have to worry about any additional protein powders. Collagen typically doesn’t have flavor, so it won’t affect the taste of your smoothie, but it can help add a nice thickness to your drink to make it more filling.
Rushing around all the time? Need some calm in your life? We feel you. Until it’s time for your next tropical vacation, try adding some ashwagandha to your smoothie. This adaptogenic herb not only helps to improve your mood by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, but it also can help lower your blood sugar levels and fight cancer.
Mushrooms in your smoothie? Sounds crazy, but adaptogenic mushrooms like reishi, cordyceps, and chaga come in powder form that’s easy to toss into smoothies and can help with focus, clarity, and energy levels. They also can help boost your immune system, perfect for those times when there’s a cold going around the office.
One of the reasons coconut oil is so good for you is that it contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), saturated fatty acids that can help with focus and weight management, among other benefits. You can get them in higher concentrated quantities by using MCT oil. Typically made from the medium-chain triglycerides in coconut and palm oil, this healthy fat can help rev up your metabolism, boost your energy levels, and help with digestion.
Get your morning energy boost by adding some matcha powder to your smoothie. This powder, made from steamed, dried and ground green tea leaves, matcha does contain caffeine, but it won’t give you the jitters thanks to the calming amino acid L-Theanine. Not only will it kick up your energy levels and rev up your focus, but the abundant antioxidants and other health-boosting compounds in matcha can also help fight cancer, heart disease, and more.
Gut health is top of mind these days, since we know a healthy gut means stronger immunity, better digestion, boosted mood and more. One quick and easy way to love your gut: Add probiotic powder to your smoothie.
Ready to supercharge your smoothie? Here’s one of my favorites, with matcha, collagen and MCT oil.
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Massage from time to time is not a bad idea for your psychological and physical health. If you combine it with the reflexology science, you can benefit from it even more. It’s used for years as a valuable part of medicine. By stimulating particular areas and spots on your foot, you can improve your overall […]
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Tender bits of shredded chicken cooked in coconut oil and bone broth are the highlight of this healthy chicken soup recipe.
Sweet leeks, green peas, and chives make this a perfect spring soup recipe that’s light yet hearty. The addition of brown rice makes it a healthier, more easily digestible version of a classic chicken noodle soup. It can be eaten hot or cold and makes for great leftovers.
As always, this soup recipe is fortified with our Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth, which ups the nutrition with a good dose of collagen and extra protein and makes it taste more like a comfort food than a healthy chicken rice soup.
Without changing the nutrient content, this easy soup can be modified with olive oil for the healthy fat and more green veggies, such as broccoli or snap peas. You could also substitute chicken thighs for chicken breasts.
While you can make this soup in the slow cooker or crock pot and shred the chicken at the end, we like to brown all the mirepoix ingredients in coconut oil to add a bit of sweetness and healthy fats. Another way to speed up the cooking time is to use already cooked chicken breasts from a rotisserie chicken.
Healthy Chicken Soup with Peas and Brown Rice
Tender bits of shredded chicken cooked in coconut oil and bone broth are the highlight of this healthy chicken soup recipe. This soup recipe is fortified with our Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth, which ups the nutrition with a good dose of collagen and extra protein.
- ¾ cup whole-grain brown rice
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 carrots (chopped)
- 1 stalk celery (chopped)
- 1 leek (chopped)
- Rainbow swiss chard (chopped and stems divided from leaves)
- Small bunch chives (thinly sliced)
- 4 cups Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth
- ½ cup green peas
- Kosher salt
- Ground black pepper
- 1 lemon (cut into quarters)
- Heat oven to 425°F. In a medium pot over medium heat, boil 2 cups of water. Once the water is boiling, reduce heat and stir in brown rice. Cook, covered, until all the water has been absorbed and the rice is fluffy, 20 to 25 minutes.
- Rub ½ tablespoon of coconut oil over the chicken breasts and transfer to a sheet pan. Roast the chicken in the oven until cooked through, 15 to 17 minutes.
- Meanwhile in a large stock pot, heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil over low heat. Add carrots, celery, leek, and chard stems. Stir occasionally until soft, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Add bone broth to pot with vegetables and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium high and let simmer for 6 minutes.
- Once the chicken is roasted, remove from the oven and shred using two forks.
- Stir the shredded chicken, chard leaves, peas and rice into the soup and let simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and ground black pepper.
- Divide into 4 serving bowls and garnish with chives and lemon wedges.
Gluten Free | Dairy Free