Monday, December 28, 2015

Recover from holiday food indulgences!

The holidays are a time for celebration and parties galore!

And this means that you might be indulging in some foods that you don’t ordinarily have…and although they probably taste amazingly good, many times they’re not so great for your body (or your waistline!).

Although there’s nothing wrong with celebrating, unfortunately many times our health pays the price.

But never fear! 

Because I am here to guide you in supporting your body’s recovery efforts and getting you back on the road to feeling good and reaching your health goals.

Here are two very important things you can do to help your body recover from “holiday indulgences”:

1- Nourish it back to health
There is nothing like a delicious bowl of hot soup to soothe you and make you feel good from head to toe.

Here is the recipe for my world-famous “Sherry’s Recovery Soup.”  Out of all of the dishes I have ever created, this one is far and away the most requested.

Sherry's Recovery Soup

Serves:  6-8
3 tablespoons olive oil (preferably extra virgin)
1 large white onion, diced
3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
3 stalks celery, sliced
2 large russet potatoes, scrubbed and diced
3 cups broccoli florets
2 cups diced zucchini or yellow squash (or a mix of both)
2 large tomatoes, diced (or 1-14 oz. can diced tomatoes)
1-14 oz. can Great Northern or cannellini beans, rinsed
3/4 cup fresh or frozen peas
8 cups broth of your choice
3 tablespoons basil pesto (If you own Great Taste No Pain there's a great recipe for basil pesto in the recipe section)
Salt and pepper to taste
Granted Romano cheese and/or chopped fresh parsley, optional (for garnish)

Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.  Add onions and sauté 5 minutes.

Add carrots and celery; sauté 2-3 minutes.  Stir in potatoes and continue cooking for another 3 minutes.  (Be sure to stir frequently so the potatoes don't stick to the bottom of the pan.)

Add broth, tomatoes and fresh peas (if using), bring to a boil and simmer covered for 15 minutes. 

Stir in broccoli, squash, frozen peas (if using) and beans; simmer for another 8-10 minutes or until all vegetables are tender.

Remove from heat.  Stir in pesto; taste and add salt and pepper if needed (or more pesto if you'd like). 

Ladle into bowls and garnish with Romano cheese and/or fresh parsley if desired.  Serve with whole grain bread and a tossed salad.

2- Pamper your gut
All of the cookies, eggnog, soda, pumpkin pie and candy that you might have splurged on over these last few days are unfortunately more harmful than you think.

Because in addition to creating more of you to love, they also are nourishment for harmful bacteria and yeasts in your gut!

And having an over-populous supply of these dangerous microorganisms can lead to a variety of problems including skin breakouts, brain fog, anxiety, depression, weight gain and weakened immune functioning (making you susceptible to every bug and virus around!).

So it’s especially important during the holidays to make sure your population of friendly bacteria is healthy and strong so they can keep harmful bacteria and yeasts in check and in turn, help support a healthier YOU!

Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula is just what you need to accomplish this very important, health-saving goal!

Super Shield’s variety of 13 robust probiotic strains are ready and waiting to beef up your body’s army of “good troops,” keep the upper hand over harmful microbes, promote sound immune function, aid in digestion and support a strong, healthy gut wall.
The holidays are magical…and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy yourself!

Just do what you need to do to help your body recover and it will thank you many times over throughout the whole year!

1 comment:

  1. What a delightful and comforting recipe! Sherry's Recovery Soup seems like the perfect remedy to nourish the body after indulgent celebrations. The blend of fresh vegetables, beans, and basil pesto creates a wholesome and flavorful combination. I can imagine the aromatic goodness, and I appreciate the thoughtful addition of optional garnishes for that extra touch of taste and presentation. Cheers to a delicious and healthful recovery with this fantastic soup!
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