Anti-Inflammatory Chocolate Pudding

I hope you had an amazing holiday!
Today I have a gift for you to help you have unstoppable health in 2018.
I enjoyed this delicious pudding with my family over the holidays and I think you will find it satisfying and full of anti-inflammatory ingredients. Feeling amazing is a huge part of having unstoppable health and I truly want that for you!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can full fat coconut milk (or organic cream if you prefer)
  • 4 tablespoons organic cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 4 tablespoons Lakanto or Swerve (organic erythritol blend) or sweetener of choice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons gelatin (my preferred is by Vital Proteins)
  • 4 tablespoons cold water

How to:

  1. Heat the coconut milk, cocoa, sweetener, and vanilla on medium-low heat in a medium sized pot and mix well with a whisk.
  2. In a bowl, mix the gelatin and cold water thoroughly and add to the pot. Mix well.
  3. When warm, pour into 4 small bowls or mugs.
  4. Chill in refrigerator for 30-45 minutes or until pudding is firm.
  5. Optionally, top with whipped coconut cream or cream.

Enjoy!

This pudding has easily assimilated protein, fat, is naturally low in carbohydrate, and is high in minerals and anti-inflammatory amino acids. I hope you love it!

If you’re interested in having more great recipes like this as well as a customized plan so that you can regain your health, fix your symptoms, and get the most out of your life, I’d love to talk with you. Please email me at rebecca@choosinghealthnow.com and let me know what health struggles you’re going through so we can make 2018 YOUR year to shine.

Until next time, I’m wishing you Unstoppable Health!

In health, & happiness
~Rebecca

3 Secret Tools for Staying Healthy & Slim This Holiday Season (Part 2)

Last time, I shared 3 secret tools with you so that you can stay slim and healthy this holiday season. In case you missed it, you can access those tools here.
Today I want to share 3 more secret tools with you so you can have an amazing holiday and go into 2018 feeling unstoppable!

3 More Healthy & Slim Holiday Secret Tools

1. Celebrate earlier in the day and get to bed at a reasonable time (lack of sleep weakens your immune system and also leads to poor blood sugar balance (translation: your body will want to store fat and you are more likely to get sick). Staying up later on occasion can be okay, but making a habit out of it will certainly make any goal you have that much harder.
2. If you drink alcohol, sip on drinks and savor them to keep alcohol intake lower. Also have a glass of water in between drinks.

3. Do some emotional “prepping” before partying. This cuts down on nervous eating and drinking & keeps you mindful so you can enjoy socializing even more. Emotional stress is taxing to your physical health: Your hormones, weight, energy, and immune system all suffer when you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed or anxious.

Some great ways you can keep your emotional stress level down are going outside for fresh air or a walk, mindful breathing, journaling, repeating words of encouragement or a motivating mantra to yourself (in your head or out loud), thinking of 1-3 things you feel grateful for, enjoying a 3-minute Pleasure Meditation, or using a HeartMath Inner Balance biofeedback device. You’ll benefit the most from doing some emotional prepping in the morning before getting out of bed, at night before going to sleep and a few minutes before going to a party or event. Start by picking one of these ways to prep and do it once a day. You can even do some of these preps while you are waiting at a traffic light, before eating a meal, while drinking water…with awareness, it easily fits right into your day!

Have you met anyone who enjoys yo-yo’ing health? Me neither. If you’re ready to get off the seesaw, all it takes is willingness and replacing the tools that aren’t working for you. These tips will help you feel and look great all year long. Pick 1 of these tips to get started living smarter, not harder. Good health is your greatest asset in life! When you feel good, you engage with life more and enjoy life more. Everybody wins! You absolutely can too.

Until next time, I’m wishing you Unstoppable Health!

In health, & happiness
~Rebecca

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Before digging out your old cookie recipe that’s full of sugar and flour that’ll send your blood sugar through the roof and your skinny jeans out of commission, consider this: A completely healthy cookie recipe that TASTES just as delicious….maybe even more delicious. Send your excuses packing (i.e. “I don’t make cookies that often so I’ll just eat the “good ones”, “Those healthy cookie recipes aren’t as good”) and kindly stop and listen. You can enjoy delicious tasty treats that are also good for you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, room temp (preferably grassfed and/or organic) OR coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1-1.5 cups coconut Lakanto (monk fruit and erythritol blend) OR palm sugar OR xylitol OR Swerve (I used 1 cup and it was perfect, but I like things less sweet)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite chocolate, chopped into chocolate chip sizes. Lily’s chocolate chips, Equal Exchange and Alter Eco are all great. You can also use ChocoPerfection Bars which are sweetened with chicory root.

How to:

  1. Blend butter, egg, vanilla, and sweetener thoroughly in large mixing bowl with electric mixer.
  2. While mixing, add in the rest of the ingredients (chocolate last).
  3. Preheat oven to 325.
  4. Place dough into tablespoon sized balls and push flat (3/4 inch thick) on parchment paper covered cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 17-20 mins or until golden brown. Cool completely.

Makes about 24 small cookies.

These cookies were so super delicious–and won’t sabotage your energy or waistline like treats with sugar and flour.

Enjoy!

 

In health,

Rebecca

3 Secret Tools for Staying Healthy & Slim This Holiday Season (Part 1 of 2)

Do you usually struggle over the holidays with too much to do and not enough time? Do you tend to start the New Year off with pounds of extra fat? What about missing out on fun with family or friends because you’re sick or feeling exhausted?

You’re not alone.

Many of my clients have had similar challenges that they were able to move beyond once they tried a new approach. Doing things the same old way and expecting different results doesn’t work for anyone!
It took using some different tools for them to get different (better!) results.  The good news is that I’m going to share 3 tried and true tools that you can start using to make this holiday season your best yet!

3 Healthy & Slim Holiday Secret Tools

1) Enjoy it all…just not all at once. Did you make/have a dozen side dishes on Thanksgiving? Are your holiday menus often overwhelming? Solution: spread it out! Who says you can only have those foods you love on just those holidays? Pick your favorite meals or sides and spread them out during the holiday season and savor them fully in reasonable amounts.

2) Transform your favorite holiday meals! You can upgrade any meal at any time so that it not only tastes GREAT but that you feel great when you eat it. Every client success story I’ve witnessed over the years uses this tool. Maybe you had a meal recently that you’ve loved in the past, but now it makes you feel bloated, tired, or heavy. Try an ingredient swap! You’ll find very similar and equally delicious flavor combos you’ll love that won’t set you back with your health goals. Is there an ingredient you know isn’t working for you? Use good ‘ol Google to search for the meal without that ingredient (common examples are dairy-free, grain-free, or sugar-free). There are TONS of great free recipes to help you get ideas. Here are some of my favorites. And have you tried my fat-burning keto egg nog yet? 🙂

3) Pick active ways to celebrate. What activity do you love doing? Some folks take a walk, others play a group sport or a game, or take the opportunity to try something new. Pick something that sounds fun for you. You don’t have to do the same thing every holiday. Perhaps your new tradition will be finding a new, fun activity to try. Here are some ideas to get you moving and here are some festive family fun options as well.
Next week I’ll be sharing 3 more secret tools with you.

Until next time, I’m wishing you Unstoppable Health!

In health, & happiness
~Rebecca

Fat-burning Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

What better combo than a delicious Yorkshire pudding recipe without the health backlash of sluggish energy and weight gain?

Try this recipe this year instead!

Wishing you Unstoppable Health all year round!

~Rebecca