Have a wonderful Holiday today!
Have a wonderful Holiday today!
If you decide to be inspired by the following combinations, please remember to only have one protein. Also, we suggest making a Chickpea flour pizza crust and then adding the toppings (Chickpea flour crust will be your protein.)
NOTE: These recipes in the infographic are not metabolic balance recipes. This is inspiration for you to play with during your holiday. If you are unsure about a combination, please ask your coach.
Also, please remember you can only use one protein on your pizzas so if you use the chickpea flour crust, that is the only protein you can use.
If you want to have a pizza feeling, you can take your rye bread and iron it flat or roll it flat using a rolling pin and then grilling it before adding the toppings and putting it in the oven.
If you use your rye bread this way, you can add the cheese on your plan to the pizza!
metabolic balance wants you to have only one protein per meal so when a recipe requires you to use an egg and another protein, what are you to do? Be creative! Here is an infographic offering you some egg alternatives:
Today is the first of December and it is time to spend 24 days celebrating metabolic balancing, mindful living and reminiscing over our balanced year.
Today, I thought we would start with a calendar of random acts of kindness you can share this month.
NOTE: Thank you Angelika Zeller-Michaelson for the image of the calendar.
Don’t wait until the new year. If you have been on the metabolic balance plan for a year and have more weight to lose or have stopped following the plan and want to start your journey again, now is the time to start rebalancing.
What does it mean to rebalance? Rebalancing means going back to phase 1 & 2 of the plan so that you can reset your body and get back on track. (If you have been off the program for awhile, we suggest you get a new plan from your metabolic balance coach.)
Many clients have a hard time realizing they have gained weight or, that they have strayed too far from their metabolic balance plan. If you are a metabolic balancer and,
-Your clothes or rings getting tighter;
-You have less energy;
-There a reduction in your well-being;
-You reached your alarm weight*;
A rebalancing should be done with the assistance of your coach. Because the focus of the metabolic balance plan is to help you have a healthy lifestyle, a rebalancing should be done no more than once a year. If you find that you need to do a rebalancing several times in a short period of time, you may have diet issues that need to be addressed by your coach.
*Alarm weight. Sylvia Egel uses an alarm weight with her clients as a warning that something is wrong. If a client reaches their alarm weight, they need to do a rebalancing to get things back on track.
Additional Posts on Rebalancing:
Chai is an exotic drink that will fill your nostrils with an amazing blend of seasonings.
If you would like to include chai with your meal without making it a treat drink, remove the milk and the sugar.
Happy Monday! Do you find it difficult to eat vegetables for breakfast? I find it very difficult so for the next few weeks, I’m blending my breakfast into a smoothie to add more nutrients to my life.
Today’s recipe is a combination of freshly made vegetable and fruit juice and blended fruit.
The recipe below is not metabolic balance appropriate because of the two fruits but I will try the cabbage with carrots and see if that can replace the blueberries. At this point, the apple isn’t strong enough to mask the strong cabbage taste (for me). I found that I needed to add the blueberries to make the drink a breakfast of champions.
After I added two fruits, the red cabbage morning smoothie was delicious. You are only allowed one fruit on the metabolic balance plan so either pick one fruit or reduce the amount of cabbage. You can reduce the amount of cabbage by adding a little bit at a time to the blender and then stopping before the drink becomes distasteful. Keep a spoon handy for tasting and maybe a bit of extra apple juice in case you go overboard with the cabbage.
Ingredients Red cabbage juice:
Ingredients Red Cabbage Smoothie:
Instructions for Juicing:
You will need a juicer. Place all vegetables into the juicer and juice them. My juicer gives me a great foam on top.
Place the juice in a blender and add frozen blueberries. If you do not have blueberries on your plan, add another frozen dark berry or try juicing a sweet vegetable like carrots to stay on plan and add ice to thicken the drink.
If you decide to use carrots please juice them or your juice drink will be crunchy.
Once blended, serve the drink immediately to get all the nutritional value of your breakfast.
Instructions for Smoothie:
Place all finely chopped ingredients into your blender with the water or ice cubes and water.
Blend until smooth and then drink it immediately with a serving of rye bread and a protein.
FYI: I’m currently reading Dr. Funfack’s book “metabolic balance – Your Personalised Nutrition Roadmap. If you don’t have a copy, you can purchase it in our metabolic balance US Amazon Store.
I will be sharing a breakfast recipe on Monday but found this on LivecleanMB and felt like we needed to share. Enjoy a double recipe week!
For some metabolic balancers breakfast can be a difficult meal, a rushed schedule, not accustomed to taking the time to prepare or eat breakfast, etc. I asked Sonya McLeod, metabolic balance® coach in Vancouver, BC for some ideas:
I like this recipe because it is tasty, healthy and easy to make. I always struggle with finding a way to eat my greens, especially in the morning, and this recipe does the trick for me.
According to The George Mateljan Foundation:
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Instructions for grilled avocado slices:
Instructions for grilled Avocado halves:
Instructions for Salsa:
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a hand blender. Pulse a few times to add a juice to the salsa but avoid over mixing and making a sauce. Salsa is chunky so avoid over blending.
After you have mixed the ingredients, add seasoning to taste and then let it sit for a few hours so the flavours can combine.
NOTE: You can decide to add an egg or other protein to your avocado meal. We talked before about eggs in an avocado which makes a filling meal. This recipe would also work really well with Chickpea chips.
Over the weekend, we found a video of a vegan cooking challenge and one of the recipes was metabolic balance plan friendly so we decided to share it and omit the ingredients that would throw you off plan.
Place all the tomatoes and garlic on a roasting tray and drizzle a bit of olive oil over the pan Add salt and pepper and mix ingredients until covered with oil and seasoning. Roast for approximately 30 minutes.
Remove the tomatoes from the oven and place half of the tomatoes into a bowl (without the garlic just tomatoes.) Blend. Add porcini mushrooms and basil. Blend ingredients until smooth.
Peel a butternut squash and split/slice it in the middle. Remove seeds. Cut halves into half and place the sections on a spiraliser. Saute the “noodles” in a pan with a bit of olive oil. Add the tomato sauce and mix until the noodles are softened.
Place the noodle mixture on a plate and add remaining tomatoes. Add rye croutons if desired.
Note: There is no protein in this meal. If you would like, you may add a nut, a meat or a favourite cheese from your plan. Or, if you want to be very European, have a cheese with your fruit for dessert and skip the protein in the main meal.
PS. Spiralizers look like this. If you do not have one, use a food processor or julienne peeler.