Strawberries & Macadamia NUT Cream

Strawberries & Macadamia NUT Cream

There’s nothing like biting into a juicy strawberry to let you know summer has finally arrived! These sweet berries are packed with dietary fiber to keep you full, and are a great way to get your body bikini-ready. Not to mention, strawberries are proven to help in wrinkle prevention, eye health, and lowering bad cholesterol that clogs arteries (Ick, no one wants that!). Next time you pass by these beauties at the local market, be sure to pick some up!

Did you know you can make whipped cream out of MACADAMIA NUTS? Why the macadamia nut cream? By pairing those berries with a healthy fat, you are going to slow down the absorption on fructose (fruit sugar) in the blood stream, giving you more steady sustained energy, and keeping you fuller, longer.

Here’s a yummy recipe to substitute those ice cream cravings this heat is bound to bring. This strawberry goodness will make you say no to that sundae and YES PLEASE to this healthy alternative.

Strawberries & Macadamia NUT Cream

1 Cup Fresh Strawberries, halved

Whipped Cream:

  • 3/4 c. macadamia nuts, soaked in 1/2 c. water for 30 minutes
  • 2 Tb agave nectar or a few drops of stevia 
  • splash of vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Place all the ingredients (water included) into a blender and mix for a good 5 minutes until whipped and smooth.
  2. Place on top of strawberries and plain greek yogurt and ENJOY!

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Cinnamon-Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Cinnamon-Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Aside from being packed with fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids (see Ch..Ch..Ch..Chia!: What Makes This a Superfood), chia seeds are AWESOME for making pudding with. This is because those little seeds that we grew up with, and know and love for growing into a chia pet (okay, okay… I’m a child of the 90s), expand in water into an almost gelatinous form, like a tapioca ball.

A lot of times I have clients who want to cut down on processed carbohydrates, but they find they are HUNGRY all the time. They don’t have the bread to glue up their intestines and makes them think they are full anymore. *Wink*. The natural answer for the hungry gal or guy looking to slim down? More healthy FATS. Now everyone’s body is going to be different and I work with my clients to help find a balance of nutritious delicious foods that fill them up, but 9 times out of 10, people need more healthy fats in their diet. 

Now what are healthy fats? Chia seeds, coconut oil, coconut milk (full fat), avocados; organic meats like chicken thighs, salmon, duck, and sardines; egg yolks!

For those of you looking to get more healthy fats, this is an excellent recipe that I make regularly:

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Ingredients

  • One can of full fat, organic coconut milk– I use the Whole Foods brand.
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried unsweetened coconut shreds
  • LOTS of cinnamon
  • 2 dashes of nutmeg
  • Few drops of stevia
  • 1/2 cup of filtered water

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender bottle and shake vigorously.
  2. Pour the mixture into small ball jars or any small containers you have to grab on the go or have handy in your home or by your desk. I try to divide the mixture into 4 even containers– this is 4 snacks, one per day as a treat!
  3. Let the containers sit in your refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours. Shake occasionally to keep the mixture even as the seeds expand. Those little guys will try to sink to the bottom.
  4. Top with a dash of cinnamon and enjoy!

Note: Depending on the temperature (above or below 70 degrees), the coconut milk will become either more liquid or solid form. Play around with your water ratios, and find a consistency that makes you dance while you eat it (out of pure joy).

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7 Tricks for Avoiding Allergies this Spring

7 Tricks for Avoiding Allergies this Spring

It’s that time of year again! Spring is in the air. The flowers are in bloom, and… sniffle, sniffle… cough, cough… the allergies are plentiful. But there is something you can do about it. Check out these great tips below and wipe those allergies to the curb.1238dcb5-3362-4072-9733-b764b521eff2

  1. Cut the dairy: Oftentimes when people who complain of chronic allergy symptoms cut the dairy their symptoms magically go away. It could have something to do with the fact that dairy has been cited to contribute to stuffy nose, a phlegmy throat, acne, and itchy ears, among other things.
  2. Local raw honey and bee pollen: By consuming raw, local honey you will be arming yourself with the enzymes necessary to fight off allergy symptoms but also essentially immunizing yourself with very pollen that is shocking your system. Try some at your local farmer’s market!
  3. Raw apple cider vinegar: Yes, I love this stuff. It’s true. Add a capful to your water and it will help with your allergies. Allergy symptoms can actually be the body’s way of getting rid of toxic build-up and raw apple cider vinegar acts as a vessel, grabbing on to toxins and helping flush them out!
  4. Drink water: For love of my Aunt Mary… just do it. Water helps flush out toxins and other debris sitting around in your system, including potential allergens, like pollen.
  5. Drink stinging nettles tea: Stinging nettle leaves are a great way to strengthen the immune system and prevent allergic reactions. Oftentimes you’ll actually see stinging nettle leaves as an ingredient in your favorite allergy medicines. So why not go straight to the source? You can buy it all bagged up and ready to go (I use Traditional Medicinals’) or you can get the actual leaves and steep them in hot water. Add some honey for a bit of yummmm.
  6. Use a neti-pot: What on Earth is a neti-pot you may ask? It looks like a genie lamp and is used to flush salt water from one side of your nose to the other. This saline flush clears the nasal passage ways by thinning out mucus and rinsing allergens like dust and pollen clean.
  7. Build up your immune system and promote a healthy response to inflammation, which is the primary cause behind uncomfortable allergy symptoms. Ginger, garlic, tumeric, and cayenne pepper are great inflammatory foods and spices, but you can also supplement with something like OPC-3. I use this one here every morning and it keeps my body happy: OPC-3

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11 Tips for Dealing with Sugar Cravings

11 Tips for Dealing with Sugar Cravings

Sugar is delicious! We all love sugar! We all craaaave sugar. You know that feeling when you Screenshot 2015-04-16 12.24.44get an urge for something sweet. It can be a funny feeling, but it can almost be a disempowering feeling.

Ever get to the point where you feel like you can’t do anything else or even think about anything else until you have that sweet?

We’ve all been there.

What if you knew it wasn’t all in your head? Or that your sugar cravings are actually indicative of something you need?

Maybe your nutrient and mineral levels are off from foods or activities earlier in the day and causing you to reach for treats. Maybe you don’t want sugar at all, or are really just craving something sweet. This could be affection or love for you. It could be self care, It could be a yoga class, dancing, or hula hooping. Below are 11 tips to check out when it comes to fighting those nagging cravings.


11 TIPS FOR DEALING WITH SUGAR CRAVINGS

  1. Reduce or eliminate caffeine. The ups and downs of caffeine include dehydration and blood sugar swings, and may cause sugar cravings to become more frequent.
  2. Drink water. Sometimes sweet cravings are a sign of dehydration. Before you go for the sugar, have a glass of water and wait a few minutes to see what happens.
  3. Eat sweet vegetables and fruit. They are naturally sweet, healthy, and delicious. The more you eat, the less you’ll crave sugar.
  4. Avoid chemicalized, artificial sweeteners and foods with added sugar. Use gentle sweeteners like maple syrup, brown rice syrup, dried fruit, stevia, and barley malt.
  5. Get physically active. Start with simple activities like walking or yoga. Start with 10 minutes a day and gradually increase. Being active helps balance blood sugar levels, boosts energy, and reduces tension which will eliminate the need to self-medicate with sugar!
  6. Get more sleep, rest, and relaxation. Simple carbohydrates, such as sugar, are the most readily usable forms of energy for an exhausted body and mind. If you are in a chronic state of stress and/or sleep deprivation, your body will crave the quickest form of energy there is – sugar.
  7. Fill in nutritional gaps. Magnesium is one of the most common mineral deficiencies, and can lead to cravings (especially sweet cravings) and muscle cramps. By taking magnesium isotonically before you go to bed each night you’ll allow your body to relax and drift off into a sleepy mode. I take this Magnesium along with Bliss, a combination of calming herbs, each night before I go to sleep. What about melatonin? Save it for times when you need to get your sleep cycles back on track (flying to a different time zone would be a good call for this). You don’t want your body to become reliant on it, but every once in a while it’s okay. Try PRIME dreamz to get your sleep cycle back on track.
  8. Evaluate the amount of animal food you eat. According to yin-yang principles of eating (such as in Macrobiotics and Traditional Chinese Medicine), eating too much animal food (yang) can lead to cravings for sweets (yin). Imbalances can also occur with too little animal protein (for some individuals). Through experimentation and intuition, you can find which foods create balance for you as an individual.
  9. Eliminate fat-free or low-fat packaged snack foods. These foods contain high quantities of sugar to compensate for lack of flavor and fat, which will send you on the roller coaster ride of sugar highs and lows.
  10. Experiment with spices. Coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom will naturally sweeten your foods and reduce cravings.
  11. Slow down and find sweetness in non-food ways! Every craving is not a signal that your body biologically requires sugar. Cravings often have a psychological component. By identifying the psychological causes of food cravings and substituting lifestyle and relationship adjustments accordingly, you can begin to find balance and take charge of your health. When life becomes sweet enough itself, no additives are needed!

Adapted from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

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Coconut Chicken Tenders

Coconut Chicken Tenders

Last week I wanted chicken tenders. I was convinced I could make them sans the breading, and also keep them gluten-free and low-glycemic. Low-glycemic means that they won’t spike your blood sugar like a “breaded” chicken tender might. When you can keep your blood sugar stable, you can keep your mood stable and avoid cravings later in the day. Bon appetit!

Ingredients:IMG_7697

  • Organic (or local) chicken tender strips– I bought organic chicken breasts from Whole Foods, precut into tenders. You could also use two chicken breasts and cut them into strips, about 2 inches wide and a 1/2 inch thick.
  • Coconut Flour
  • Eggs (organic or local are best)
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Salt and pepper
  • Coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and place a non-stick cookie sheet lined with tin foil inside.
  2. Place 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a sauteeing pan on your stove top and turn on to medium heat.
  3. Lay out three bowls or pans in this order: One with coconut flour, one with eggs- beaten, one with unsweetened coconut shreds.
  4. Season the chicken tenders with salt and pepper.
  5. Coat the chicken in the coconut flour, then the egg, then the unsweetened coconut sheds and pop in the pan.
  6. Cook each side for about 3 to 4 minutes, until coconut begins to turn golden, then transfer to the cookie sheet in the oven to finish for about 5 minutes.
  7. Add salt (if necessary) to taste, and enjoy!

 

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Gluten-free Passover (or Easter) Recipes!

Gluten-free Passover (or Easter) Recipes!

Happy Passover!

… and to my “goyim” friends, Happy Easter! We love you too!

So what’s the deal with Passover? Well the basic wrap is that when the Jews were fleeing Egypt, escaping slavery of the Pharaoh, they had to leave in haste. In fact, they left so hastily that they didn’t have time to let the bread rise! MAJOR travesty, or so it would seem. So much so that we commemorate this unleavened bread each year… I mean, the escape from slavery. Yes, that. Hellooooo matzah!

What is matzah? We call it unleavened bread, so it essentially looks like a cracker, but it’s basic ingredients are flour and water.

During Passover it’s customary for Jews to not eat any leavened products, or really anything that rises. Included on that list are foods made with wheat, barley, rye, spelt or oats. More conservative Jews have a longer list that may include products  containing rice, millet, corn and legumes (like beans and lentils). 

So that leaves the magical question:

What CAN we eat? ESPECIALLY if you’re GLUTEN-FREE, and matzah is off the list. 

On a side note, the ingredients for matzah are the same ingredients on WikiHow’s 4 Ways to Make Glue. Yes, glue. Think about how well that adhesive is going to pass through your body… if it does.

So to answer the question of what CAN I eat, the answer is… LOTS. Passover is actually an OPPORTUNITY to allow yourself to eat a bit cleaner. Go to your local farmer’s market (or grocery store… or Fresh Direct), and pick up your favorite vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, and go crazy. You can make some rockin’ soups, salads, stir fries, roasted roots, smoothies, juices, the list goes on…


But just so you have something concrete I’ve picked out some favorite recipes of mine to get your through the day. These all come from my 7-Day Cleanse & Reboot! (which, HINT will be launching again SOON), and are great if you’re keeping kosher for Passover or if you just want some healthy recipes that are actually DELICIOUS!


Here we go!


Green Machine Smoothie Madness

  • 1 cup coconut milk, rice milk, almond or hemp milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful of kale
  • 3 Tablespoons hemp seeds or 1 scoop hemp protein


Combine all ingredients in blender; blend until smooth!

Sweet Potato Hash

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 large beet
  • 2 turnips
  • 1 onion
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Preheat oven to 400. Chop vegetables into half-inch chunks. Coat with coconut oil. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread evenly. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and rosemary. After 25 minutes, add garlic, stir, and roast for an additional 10 minutes.

Falling in Love with Pear Salad

  • 1 bunch of well rinsed kale
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 pears diced
  • 2 avocados cubed
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 lemon juiced

Chop the kale, pear and avocado into bite size pieces. Combine all other ingredients together and toss enthusiastically. Add the cranberries and pumpkin seeds on top of the salad and the juice of one lemon.

Roasted Root Veggie Salad

  • 1 pound root vegetables (beets, carrots, turnips, parsnips), diced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots
  • 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Dash of sea salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In medium bowl, toss diced vegetables and shallots with Tablespoon of coconut oil . tsp sea salt to coat. Spread the veggies out in one layer on a baking sheet. Roast in oven until all veggies are tender (about 20 minutes). Drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil and add fresh rosemary to the vegetables and toss to coat. 
Combine remaining 2 tbs. of olive oil, vinegar, and mustard in a small bowl and whisk with a fork until combined. Place arugula in a mixing bowl, pour dressing over greens and toss to coat. Top with roasted vegetables.

BON APPETIT and Chag Sameach!

Got any questions? About Passover or anything nutrition related… I’m here to answer! Comment below or shoot me an email at jennie@jenniefagen.com.

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

I’ll admit I was a bit incredulous when my friend and fellow health nut Jennétold me about making chocolate pudding from AVOCADOS.  Blech [was my first thought]… But she assured me that not only was it easy to make, and certainly a healthier option that the pudding cups we grew to love as youngsters, but also a heavenly experience. So when she came over to cook with me, you bet your butt this was on the agenda. Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • Dash of sea salt
  • Dried coconut flakes to sprinkle on top

Directions:

  1. Place all avocados, maple syrup, raw cacao powder, coconut milk, and sea salt in blender, and blend until smooth.
  2. I recommend using a spatula intermittently to scrape from edges and make sure it is fully blended (we don’t want no green pudding!)
  3. Give it a taste before you “spatch” it out of the blender. Some prefer there pudding sweeter than others. If you taste the bitterness of the avocado, chances are a bit more maple syrup or honey will solve that!
  4. Serve into a small cup and top generously with coconut flakes.
  5. Enjoy you fine, healthy person, you. You’re glowing, did you know that?

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Multitasking Made Simple

Multitasking Made Simple

Feeling overwhelmed? Feel like you have a million things to do and don’t know where to begin? Ever find yourself working on a project, and no matter how fun or how passionate you feel about it, you get to a point where your eyes glaze over, your brain fries, and a nap sounds like the greatest thing in the world? Don’t do it!stick figures overwhelmed

The fact of the matter is after a certain amount of time your brain habituates and actually tires from repeated behavior. When exposed to loud music, for instance, after a period of time, it doesn’t seem so loud anymore. After staring at a waterfall, your sensory neurons will actually tire, and any stationary object you look at thereafter will appear to be moving the opposite direction. Musicians who practice too long will actually start making mistakes due to an abundance of neural development that overlaps in the brain. OK, dendrites turn me on, but the actual point of this is, if you tire from doing the same task for too long, it’s not your fault! No matter how exhilarating the task was at the beginning, you were not made to stare at a computer screen for hours on end! Nor do any other task for hours on end!

To add to all this fun, have you ever been working on one task, and at the back of your mind you are thinking about all the other things you have to complete? You may find it hard to focus on the task at hand, when there is so much uncertainty about when or IF all the other things will get done.

So what do you do? Here is a trick I love when my TO DO list grows gigundo and I don’t know where to begin.

You make a Power 20 List! Take 4 projects and write them down, no matter how big or small they may be.

Task 1
Task 2
Task 3
Task 4
Break for 5

Now rotate them! Start with Task 1 and work on it for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes has passed, switch to Task 2. After 20 minutes has passed, switch to Task 3. Can you guess what’s next? After Task 4, take a 5 minute break. Some ideas for your break are to stretch, drink water or tea, dance around to a favorite song, or meditate.

Another helpful hint is to vary the nature of the tasks. Maybe one is on your computer, another is organizational, another involves communicating with people, etc. By varying your projects you allow your brain to be stimulated in a new way every 20 minutes.  Additionally, it helps clear up a lot of “Ah man… I really should be working on _____” thoughts. When you have a plan in place to work on other projects at designated times, it allows you the peace of mind to know there is a plan in place to conquer them, and in the present moment you can fully devote yourself to your task at hand. You may find your productivity for each task actually goes up.

Do I think you should go about your day as a rotational nut? No, I’ll admit that some tasks are better suited sustained more than 20 minutes. But I urge you to give it a try and let me know how it goes! Happy Power 20 to you!

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My 5 Blissful Tricks to Sleeping Better…

My 5 Blissful Tricks to Sleeping Better…

I love to sleep, probably as much as I love to eat, sing, and do crossword puzzles.

They say we are supposed to sleep an average of 7-8 hours a night, but did you know you can actually develop a sleep debt over time?  Your body actually keeps an account of those power-4-hours and nights of tossing and turning, and won’t relent until you make them up. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t an excuse to sleep in to 1pm, but it IS a red flag that you may be sleep deprived, and may want to reconsider getting to bed at an earlier hour, and in artful way.

Did I just say artful? YES. There is an ART to sleeping, believe it or not.Beautiful woman sleeping in white bed

And by mastering sleeping, you might just be blown away at what it does for your health, your mood, your skin, your energy, your memory, and your waistline. Catching up with sleep on the weekends can be great, but why not be a little more ALIVE right now?

Your body repairs and restores itself at night and the more time and higher quality the sleep, the better you can recover from a mentallly and physically demanding day! Wouldn’t it be great to feel rejuvenated each day, with your energy, memory, and mood on-point? Get some consistent, artful sleep and see what it does for you. How do you sleep more artfully? Here are:

My 5 Tricks to More Blissful Sleep…

  1. Go to bed at the same time each night: Your body works in cycles called circadian rhythms that repeat themselves every 24 hours, taking cues from various external cues, like light and the activity you engage yourself in. This means that evolution has primed our bodies to repeat patterns (like going to sleep!) every 24 hours. By going to bed at the same time each night you are training your body to repeat that cycle of falling asleep at said time each night. Practice makes perfect, and through repeating good habits you can become quite the adept sleeper.
  2. Make it dark as possible in your room: You know that alarm clock, cell phone, glow in the dark stars (for those of you who grew up in the 90s), and TV light shining back at you? As tiny as they may be, they may actually be disturbing your sleep. Try covering up these lights as much as possible when you go to snooze, keep dark curtains over your windows if the street lights are shining in, and when all else fails try a sleep mask. You want your room pitch black.
  3. Keep your surroundings dimly lit before you head to bed: Do you watch television, play on your phone before you go to bed? That’s cool. Just know that it may contribute to you not being able to fall asleep as easily. Those bright lights are confusing for your body, who still thinks it’s daytime. This also goes for all of you who keep your overhead lights bright until it’s time for “lights out.” Think about how the sun sets. Is it a gradual process or does it just drop from the sky (please say it doesn’t)? Try dimming your lights in the evening hours, or use a lamp before you go to bed.
  4. Don’t eat within 3 hours of laying down: By putting food in your body late at night, you are essentially feeding your body energy. When you try to fall asleep your body says, “HEY what are you doing!? I have all this energy! I’m ready to go!” Not to mention, once you do fall asleep your body functions slow down, including digestion. Your digestive track might say something like, “I’m tired. I’m just going to store all this excess food in your belly. He he he…” If you are near death famished, have a piece of fruit. Fruit when eaten by itself can digest in as short as 30 minutes!
  5. Avoid drinking water late at night: A lot of times people will tell me they sleep well, but when I ask if they ever get up in the middle of the night, they say “Yes, of course! To pee!” Well guess what? That quick trip to the bathroom is interrupting your sleep schedule and may be disturbing your sleep more than you realize. Not to mention the bright light from the bathroom throwing your body for a loop. “Sun? Is that you?” Try drinking more water earlier in the day, and putting a dim nightlight in your bathroom in case it’s the middle of the night and you just gotta goooo!
  6. Fill in nutritional gaps: Magnesium is one of the most common mineral deficiencies, and can lead to cravings and muscle cramps. By taking magnesium isotonically before you go to bed each night you’ll allow your body to relax and drift off into a sleepy mode. I take this Magnesium along with Bliss, a combination of calming herbs, each night before I go to sleep. What about melatonin? Save it for times when you need to get your sleep cycles back on track (flying to a different time zone would be a good call for this). You don’t want your body to become reliant on it, but every once in a while it’s okay. Try PRIME dreamz to get your sleep cycle back on track.

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White Bean Chili

White Bean Chili

I recently tried out a new food delivery site called, Hello Fresh. They pretty much send you the ingredients for 3 recipes a week, premeasured with the recipes included. This week I made a variation of their White Bean Chili. I added some spinach at the end for a touch of greens and instead of topping it with sour cream, I sliced up an avocado and placed it on the top and side. Here is the recipe below!

And if you want to give Hello Fresh a try, use the code: 7R38QJ. You’ll save $40 off your first order! white bean chili soup

Want even more cash off?

Here’s a trick I used to save even more money: Set up an account on Shop.com. Download ShopBuddy, and when you go to HelloFresh, as long as you are signed in via the Shop Buddy app, you’ll get an additional $4 cash back (similar to ebates, but way better). Hint hint… once you have the Shop Buddy… you can start getting cash back on nearly every site you shop on.

Give it a try! Then make this soup!

 

White Bean Chili

Ingredients:

  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1 ear of corn
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 2 T cornmeal
  • 1 lime
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 Avocado

Directions:

  1. Peel, halve, and finely chop the onion. Mince the garlic. Cut the corn kernels off the cob. Core, seed, and remove the white veins from the red pepper, then cut into cubes. Drain and rinse the cannellini beans. Cut the lime into wedges. Halve the jalapeño and remove the seeds, then finely chop. You can keep the seeds if you want an extra kick!
  2. Heat 1 T olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the onion and jalapeño and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, until the onion is softened. Add the red pepper, garlic, cumin, and chili powder. Cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add cannellini beans, 3 cups water, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for about ten minutes.
  4. Add the corn and sprinkle 2 T of corn meal over the liquid. Stir to combine. Let it simmer for about 6 minutes, stirring, until thickened.
  5. For the last minute, stir in the spinach. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look “done” after a minute. Greens are sensitive to heat and will continue cooking even after you turn off the burner. We want to preserve as many nutrients as possible!
  6. Slice your avocado. Put a few slices on top, and the rest on the side. Squeeze the lime over your finished bowl of soup, and over the avocado. Add the avocado as you eat!

Enjoy!

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