Cup of Joe & Day 3
Contrary to popular belief, drinking coffee does have it’s health benefits!
Medical News Today tells us that “the potential health benefits associated with drinking coffee include: protecting against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, liver cancer and promoting a healthy heart.“
It is only when you OVER-drink (more than 2 cups a day) and load your mug with added sugars and artificial creamer and flavors that it then becomes UNhealthy.
The truth is that most people don’t even like the taste of coffee – they are addicted to the added SUGAR in the flavored creamer!
So, what’s in your coffee? I enjoy my morning cup of joe and also believe that in this day & age, every coffee shop should offer almond milk. Not just soy, whole milk or creamer. We are becoming a more health conscious country and these coffee shops (including the biggest one that starts with an S and has a green logo but I am not naming and names) need to keep up! Thoughts?
What goes into your morning cup?
CLEAN EATING Day 3:
B – Egg scramble: 2 organic eggs, ½ cup broccoli, 1 oz goat or feta cheese w/ 1 slice Ezekiel bread and 1 medium orange
S – 12 raw almonds & 1/2 banana
L – Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad: ½ medium sweet potato diced, ½ cup cooked quinoa, ¼ yellow pepper, 1 tbsp chopped cashews – mix with dressing: 2 tbsp fresh orange juice, 2 tbsp lemon juice, ½ tsp local honey, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper.
S – 2 tbsp hummus and 2 cups raw veggies of choice
D – Seared Shrimp Salad:
- 1 lb of 16/20 wild caught shrimp – deveined
- 1 tsbp coconut oil
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp siracha
- 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
- 1 tsp chili powder
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- kosher salt and ground pepper
- 1 yellow pepper diced
- 1 cup frozen shelled edamame – thawed
- 1/2 cup freshly shredded parmesan/reggiano cheese
Combine first 8 ingredients – marinate for 30-45 minutes. Heat cast iron skillet and spray with cooking spray. Add shrimp mixture. Cook for about 2 minutes. As shrimp start to turn pink, add edamame and peppers – saute for additional 2-3 minutes. Serve over mixed greens & top with cheese.