Monday, January 15, 2018

Almond Yogurt, where have you been my whole life

During my most recent health journey, I've met some pretty awesome people. One of them is Brigid Titgemeier, MS, RDN, LN
If you want to learn ore about Brigid you can check her out on the website

You can also listen to Brigid on the Refined Savage Podcast where she talks about Funtional Medicine, the food we eat and  her role as a nutritionist.  It's a good one!

One of the things Brigid is doing is the Healthy Self Reset challenge.  She teamed up with Julie Foucher and Julies husband to put together a challenge they offer free to everyone.  It includes weekly meal plans, workouts and lifestyle habits to those participating.  And it FREE for 28 days.  So of course...I'm doing it.  It started today!! I'm doing it mostly to gain the knowledge and what is offered is well within compliance of the elimination program I've been following with the clinic.  (Blogs will be coming soon about this). 

Go check out the challenge!!

This blog is about is YOGURT.  I've been without it for a long time because dairy is one of those foods that does not agree with me.  And not just a lactose, gas, bloating thing.  It's a source and cause of internal inflammation.  I've eliminated all sources of dairy from my diet and with this challenge I've been introduced to Almond Milk Yogurt.  I've heard of it, but avoided it simply because of price and convenience.  It's not easy to find and it's expensive.  

One of the meals on the Healthy Self Reset Challenge is a yogurt parfait so I accepted the cost and ventured out to rocky river to find it at Whole Foods.  Lucky me it was on sale!!

What I can tell you is what I bought is all they had, the vanilla flavor.  Ideally we want the unsweetened plan yogurt.  This one has cane sugar in it and about 14g.  For me this is way more sugar then I should have.  

I forgot how good yogurt is.

Healthy Self Reset 

 ½ cup almond yogurt, unsweetened
 1 tbsp almond butter, unsweetened 
1 tbsp cacao nibs
 1 tbsp shredded coconut, unsweetened 
½ cup pomegranate seeds

 INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Pour almond yogurt into a small bowl or mason jar. 2. Top with almond butter, cacao nibs, shredded coconut and pomegranate seeds.

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