Eating this salad is like taking a cool shower on a hot day: cleansing, refreshing and totally revitalizing.
It’s 90 degrees as we type and all we can think about is diving into some crisp lettuce crunchy sprouts, creamy avocado and tart grapefruit. So we wanted to share one of our summer staples: The Slim Down Detox Salad.
It’s the perfect salad on a steamy day, whenever you need to banish the belly bloat and great for getting back on track after a cray-cray weekend.
Usually when you think of breakfast for dinner you think pancake night or bowl of cereal.
But here at HCC we’re taking the breakfast for dinner concept to a whole ‘nother level…and [wait for it...] we’re adding granola on your salad!
That’s right, being the gluten free gurus that we are, we’ve come up with some pretty clever crouton replacers in our time. Some good ones were, roasted root veggies (aka Root Crouts), popcorn (so fun!) but have landed on Granola as the winner: try this recipe and we think you’ll agree that it’s not just a swap, it’s upgrade!
Wake up to a sweet and savory switch up! This breakfast is the saving grace for all you sweet-craving, protein-needing folks out there. (We’re talking to you, Paleo peeps!)
The combo sounds a little cray-cray, we know, but don’t knock it til you try it! This breakfast just might rock your world, or more specifically, your mornings.
Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Sweet Cinnamon Scramble
Time: 5-7 minutes
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, more to taste
1 teaspoon alcohol free vanilla extract
Salt and pepper to taste
Small handful of baby spinach, optional
Directions Heat coconut oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. While pan is heating grate carrot using a box grater onto small plate. Add grated carrot to heated coconut oil and season with salt, pepper and a pinch of cinnamon. Beat the eggs and vanilla extract in a small bowl. After carrots begin to soften, roughly 2 minutes, add eggs and baby spinach if using. Season with salt, pepper and more cinnamon. Scramble mixture while cooking through. Once eggs are cooked to your liking plate your dish and finish with additional sprinkle of cinnamon and a (optional) dollop of coconut oil or coconut butter.
The article include a great recipe, but you can get our five minute beans + greens recipe in our 5-in-5 cookbook. Just add in your email address and it will be sent to you automatically. In the Tempeh + Greens just swap the tempeh for a can of beans. Simple.
Thanksgiving is most definitely our favorite food holiday but after a day of indulging and subsequent servings of leftovers… we need a little break!
Even though we both had a glorious long weekend with our families we came back to NYC feeling as stuffed as turkeys!
We figured if we were feeling this way, you probably were too! So we wanted to share some of the best beverages for getting your belly back on track. If you ever find your digestion out of whack or need to give your metabolism a kick in a pants, just try one of these drinks.
Depending on your preference we have a cold option and a hot option. Try them both and let us know what you think!
Slim Waist Water
Servings: about 8
Time: 5 minutes
2 liters water (about 8 ½ cups)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
Juice of 2 limes
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Few drops of Stevia to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and drink! Aim to have one pitcher every one
to two days.
Tummy Taming Tonic
Servings: about 4
Time: 5 minutes
2 cups boiling water
1 bag of ginger tea or 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
Juice of ½ lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon, more to taste
Combine all ingredients and enjoy! Aim to have 2-3 cups per day.