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Watermelon Popsicles for FUN

I hesitated to write this recipe because it’s so simple. Yet, we don’t bring our basket of cookie cutters down off the shelf everyday and I got some photos, so here goes an easy-to-make recipe.

True to name, watermelon is an excellent source of water …. one cup contains 20% of your daily value of vitamin C and 14% for vitamin A. Watermelon also has a lower calorie content than most fruit; delivering more nutrients per calorie.

Watermelon Pops

Ingredients

Watermelon

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Cultured Butter: a probiotic recipe

My family loves cultured butter and we make it a few times a year by culturing pastured cream into crรจme fraรฎche and churning it into yellow rounds of butter.

This recipe is rich in beneficial flora (a.k.a. probiotics) and easy-to-digest. Made this way, butter is often tolerated by those with fat or

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Bubbly Blueberry Jelly: A Probiotic-Rich Recipe ๐Ÿ’œ

The second week of August is blueberry season here in Vermont …. we get about 2 to 4 gallons to freeze for the rest of year around. Most of them get laid out whole on trays and frozen (easier to separate and eat with fingers) before dumping them into quart-sized Ziploc freezer bags.

I reserve the mushier berries and puree those with chia seeds and pour that into ice cube trays that eventually get popped into Ziplocs as well. The nicest berries are put aside to make jello, almond crusted tarts, fruit leather, and of course blueberry jelly.

I stopped eating normal jelly when I was on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to heal yeast overgrowth. This gut healing protocol avoids sugar, including fruit sugars. I also really like food combining and find it hard to find anything that jelly ‘combines’ with, though it’s pretty tasty on raw flax crackers with some pumpkin seed butter ๐Ÿ˜‰

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GROCERY LIST for The Body Ecology Diet (stage 1)

This grocery list is for those on the initial 3-6 months of The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). This cleansing stage is a natural approach to addressing yeast, bacterial, or viral overgrowth (i.e. CandidaGBS+). These are your foods people. If you ready to transition to stage 2, then here is a stage 2 grocery list.

B.E.D. was created by Donna Gates to give the gut a chance to rest ‘n repair. Stage 1 in particular is known to jump-start the body’s ability to be the self-healing mechanism it’s designed to be. The foods below are nutrient-dense, easy-to-digest, probiotic-rich, and gluten/sugar/yeast free. Give your gut a break by practicing food combining ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The Skinny on Food Combining

Example of really bad food combining

food combine most every meal and every day. It’s the one food secret I wish somebody had told me about way earlier. Before I met ‘food combining’ I wore stretchy pants because I was so bloated that people thought I was pregnant. Now, I fit into jeans I wore in college and feel more slender with curves I thought were long gone. Always a nice thing…

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Almond Hearts: Recipe for The Body Ecology Diet

These treats are easy to make and perfect for the lunchbox. You can also pop them right into your mouth for an ‘anytime treat’. They’re rich in coconut oil and satisfy with a creamy, sweet taste. 

I created this recipe for The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) which advocates ditching sugar and practicing food combining. Both of which help to starve out the bad yeast living in your gut. 

These treats are both delicious and combine well with most foods (leave out almonds if you want to eat them with meat). This recipe is free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar. They’re safe for those on GAPS or Paleo and for diabetics.

Almond Bonbon Hearts: B.E.D. Recipe (stage 1)

Makes: 20 hearts

Ingredients

1 cup extra-virgin coconut oil

1/4 cup soaked/dehydrated almonds (optional)

2 tsp dried orange zest, minced

1/2 – 1 tsp stevia powder (or few drops of liquid stevia)

1/2 tsp almond extract, alcohol/sugar free

Method

  1. Crush the almonds, or chop fine with a knife.
  2. Sprinkle chopped almonds into the bottom of a silicone, heart-shaped mold.
  3. Melt coconut oil in a slightly warmed skillet.
  4. Add zest stevia, and almond extract.
  5. Pour liquid into heart tray.
  6. Place in freezer until hardened.
  7. Store in fridge or freezer in an airtight container.

Tips

  • Use only 1/2 tsp of stevia powder to begin with and then sweeten more if needed.
  • Gently melt coconut oil at or until 77 degrees F, to not harm beneficial fatty acids.
  • Replace the almonds with small edible flowers, such as lavender, for a pretty touch.
  • Choose a variety of extracts to flavor candies, like orange or vanilla extract.
  • Try other shapes (i.e. dinosaur, pigs, stars), great molds at kitchen stores or online.
  • Pop these bonbons into gift boxes and stockings, you can find little boxes at a Party Store.
  • Perfect for those on B.E.D., GAPS, Paleo, and diabetics.
  • Other fun treats for stage 1…cinnamon kisses, coconut truffles, pumpkin pie.
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    The Nerdy Part of Food Combining

    gutMany of you know that I’m a big fan of food combining. This is something I learned how to do when I was on B.E.D to heal yeast overgrowth and now years later continue to do with each meal. Practicing this one principle each time I eat is one of the reasons why I rarely get bloated or have stomach issues.

    Proper food combining happens when you eat foods that are compatible with each other. That go well with each other. In nerdy terms of digestive chemistry the term proper food combining means”what foods to eat with what”.

    Different food groups (starches, protein, fruit) require different digestion times and different gastric juices to break ’em down. Sound complicated? It’s not! I’ve been food combining for years. So do my kids ๐Ÿ™‚