Let’s face it. Your health is just as important to your business as it is to your overall life. So when you find recipes on this site, you’ll know it’s because they are 1) delicious and 2) super good for you.
For the past month I have been transitioning myself to a more ketogenics based diet and am loving the results from it. Ketogenics in short is high fat and low carbs. I say “more ketogenics based” because I’m around 40 carbs a day instead of the recommended 20.
The point of the diet is to train the body to burn fat as fuel instead of carbs.
I decided to transition to keto because I believe we need lots of good fats in order for our brains and body to function properly. Those neurological pathways need the lubrication to fire correctly. (Read more about how good fats are especially good for the brain HERE)
I also believe that the low fat diet has wreaked havoc on mental illnesses and has caused a major spike in things like depression.
Especially when it comes to being able to function properly in your business.
Over the past month with eating a higher fat based diet I have noticed that my mood has become even more stabilized and I’m able to focus for much longer periods of time. Actually, I’m much more focused overall. Every. Day.
Geeze…that makes me start to believe that the ADHD spike might be partly a result of the lack of good fats too.
That’s another can of worms I probably shouldn’t open right now.
Anywhooo…today I made this mouth watering delicious Thai Coconut Soup recipe and posted the pic on social media. Almost instantly I got several requests for the recipe, so here it is.
This soup is quick and simple to make. It’s high-fat (because of the full-fat coconut milk), gluten free, vegan and extremely tasty. I made it with a bit more lime for an extra zing. If you’re not a lime lover, use half a lime instead of a whole one.
Thai Coconut Soup
1 – 32oz box of organic vegetable stock
1 can full fat coconut milk
2-3 chopped green onions
2 cups chopped shiitake mushrooms
1 lime – juiced
1 tsp Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids
chopped cilantro for topping
Add all ingredients except for the cilantro into a large pot. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes. Serve it up in bowls and top with cilantro.
Tip from Lee: If you want to be an authentic Asian, drink it straight out of the bowl.