Strawberries and Chocolate Smoothie

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One Serving of Yummy!

This is a great blend that my daughter requested this past week. I didn't think I would like it but STRAWBERRIES and CHOCOLATE_come on_it's a great combination!

  • 5 Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 Whole Banana
  • 3/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Organic CHOCOLATE syrup
  • 1/4 cup TJs Frozen Berries
  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein
  • BLEND and DRINK UP!

 

COCONUT OIL

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Coconut Oil is definitely a superfood that many tend to ignore because it is categorized as a saturated fat.

But coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides that goes straight to your liver and starts to work immediately.

If consumed in moderation, saturated fat can be good for you. Check with your local nutritionist or dietician for more details. 

  • Coconut oil increases your metabolic rate, your energy expenditure to burn more fat and kills hunger to help you eat less.
  • Coconut oil can improve blood cholesterol levels and may lower your risk of heart disease. When cooking with coconut oil, you switch out your cooking oil and replace it with coconut oil.

If you are not sure how to cook with coconut oil, check out "The Coconut Mama". Tiffany is the real Coconut Mama and has amazing recipes and "how to" that starts with coconut oil! Tiffany believes in traditional and healing foods.

Please note, you have to be aware of how much coconut oil you take because your body responds to this oil immediately. Learn more at "The Coconut Mama" or talk to your dietician.

San Diego's Restaurant Week

 
 

It is San Diego's Restaurant Week! When it comes to picking "the restaurant" I go to my friend Jess and she never disappoints. Here are her top picks to keep you on a healthy eating regiment and not add too many calories or fatty temptations to your plate. 

Cafe Gratitude:

  • Located in the heart of Little Italy SDOffering plant based meals and healthy options.   
  • Suggested Order: Green tea matcha latte with almond milk (hot) & the bountiful/quinoa shells which is actually featured in the dinner prix fixe menu. 

Red O: 

  • One of UTC’s newest spots in town has a great lunch and dinner menu going on this week.  If you haven’t heard of Red O wait no more.  Red O offers a  Mexican cuisine but not the type of Mexican food that you regret eating because you are so FULL.  
  • Suggested order: taco salad + chicken or fish, enchiladas suizas, and you MUST get the passion fruit butter cake.  

Nobu:

  • If you want real traditional, quality sushi you must go to Nobu.  The best time to go is THIS WEEK because you will get a lot more money. 
  • Suggested order: Yellowtail sashimi (on prix fixe), cauliflower, black cod- they have the best cod I’ve ever had! Melts in your mouth!

Ruth’s Chris:

  • Nothing like a traditional steakhouse.  Good ol Ruth’s never disappoints.  The consistency in the food and service is top notch.  They offer a great deal this week, $50 only without alcohol!  
  • Suggested order: Ahi tuna, chopped salad, 6oz steak OR the Korean bbq salmon which has a lot of flavor.