Boosting Belly Health

Natural food cooking classes in Edmonton at Blush Lane on Whyte Ave.

Recipes from the Boosting Belly Health cooking class with Stephanie Long. Learn more about the Blush Lane Whyte Ave. cooking classes.

Tips for healthy bellies

Reduce

  • Processed Foods
  • Refined Sugar
  • Inflammatory Foods
  • Common Allergens
  • Caffeine

Increase

  • Alkalizing Foods
  • Organic Whole Foods
  • Probiotic Rich Foods
  • Healthy Fibre

Lifestyle Changes

  • Stress Reduction
  • Activity/Exercise
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation/Yoga

Morning Lemon Water

Ingredients

  • 1 organic lemon, cut in half
  • Optional: 1 tsp. raw honey, 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Bring water to boil
  2. Place half of the lemon in the cup and squeeze out juice
  3. Pour boiling water to fill half the cup and cool water to fill the remainder of the cup
  4. Drink 20 minutes before breakfast

Optional: Add honey to sweeten and ACV for additional digestive support

Coconut Yogurt Overnight Oats

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup GF oats
  • 1⁄2 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1⁄2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 banana, sliced

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients into a mason jar and stir together.
  2. Place in fridge overnight.
  3. Stir together in the morning and enjoy!

Gut Healing Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups cold water
  • 2 cups kale leaves
  • 1⁄2 avocado (pit and peel removed)
  • 1 banana (frozen if possible)
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp. hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Throw all ingredients into a blender and blend until very smooth and creamy

Optional: Add ice cubes until desired temperature is reached

Kimchi Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups brown rice
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 cups kimchi (liquid drained off)
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 green onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook brown rice according to package instructions
  2. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add kimchi and brown rice and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, green onions and garlic.
  4. Mix well and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, until heated through.

Optional: Can add scrambled free range, organic eggs to the dish.

Belly Supporting Ginger Tea

Ingredients

  • 2 inch piece of organic ginger, sliced
  • Optional: 1 tbsp. raw honey

Instructions

  1. Bring water to boil and pour over sliced ginger pieces.

Optional: Add honey to taste.