Danna Bowman, Founder
Serve these sweet, thyroid friendly recipes to your honey on Valentine’s Day or any day of the year.
Love Is In The Air: 2 Thyroid Friendly Recipes
1). Thyroid Friendly Recipes
Strawberry Dark Chocolate Love
Dark chocolate is actually good for you. Let me say that again, dark chocolate (in small amounts) is actually good for you. Say what?
Quality dark chocolate is rich in Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese and a few other minerals. Additionally, cocoa and dark chocolate have a wide variety of powerful antioxidants. And, if that weren’t enough, dark chocolate improves several important risk factors for disease. It lowers the susceptibility of LDL to oxidative damage while increasing HDL and improving insulin sensitivity.
But of course, this doesn’t mean people should go all out and consume lots of chocolate every day. It is still loaded with calories and easy to overeat on, so chew slowly and enjoy. Don’t forget to choose quality stuff and get your DARK chocolate ON. What are you waiting for?
- 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (preferrably DARK)
- 12 large strawberries or 24 small, stems attached, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated lime zest
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
- Place chocolate chips in a small glass bowl. Microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on in 20-second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval. (Alternatively, melt in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water.)
- Dip half to two-thirds of each strawberry into the melted chocolate. Let the excess drip back into the bowl. Place the dipped fruit on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle lime zest over the chocolate. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.
2). Thyroid Friendly Recipes
Chia Sunflower Raspberry Pudding
Have you ever tried Chia seeds? They are so wonderfully great for you and very helpful for your metabolism. Did you know that the reason Chia seeds are so beneficial is due to them being rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals such as (1): Dietary fiber (11g – 42% recommended daily value) Protein (4.4g – 9% RDV) Omega-3 fatty acids (4915 mg). They also reduce food cravings by preventing some of the food that you eat from getting absorbed into your system. While I’m not sure that is great for an every day weight loss plan, it couldn’t hurt every now and then.
5 ingredients to make this:
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2 cups canned unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1/4 cup sunflower butter
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- In a large bowl, mix the first 4 ingredients (chia seeds through sunflower butter) until smooth.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Top with raspberries and serve.
Be sure to blend with love and add a few finishing kisses!!!!
About the Author
Danna Bowman is the founder of Thyroid Nation. She developed Hashimoto’s after years of unknowinly suffering with hypothyroidism, hormonal imbalances and adrenal fatigue. Hypothyroidism runs in her family but it was never discussed, unfortunately. Her husband, 2 kids and her, picked up and moved, sight unseen, from Texas to Costa Rica in 2008. She was accurately diagnosed, however, they only offer Levothyroxine or Thyroidectomy as a solution for the disease. After a year of suffering, she turned to the internet. She found a doctor in Arizona that would consult with her and send Natural Dessicated Thyroid to her. After learning and realizing the misinformation and lack of information in Costa Rica and worldwide, she founded the website to help educate others. In 2015, she launched Thyroid Nation RADIO, a weekly thyroid and health, LIVE radio show with her co-host,Tiffany Mladinich.
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