Dr. Mark Hyman has long been an inspiration to us in our path to eat the right foods.
His work centers around tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform healthcare. He's a practicing family phyician as well as a nine-time New York Times bestselling author, and his newest book is going to be just as relevant and influential. It debunks the myth that we need to be eating less fat, and gives you an in depth look at which fats you should be eating to get healthy and lose weight if you want to.
To check out his book and get a free gift, click here.
We asked Dr. Hyman to share one of the delicious recipes from his latest book and he gave us this one for a creamy, balanced ginger smoothie recipe that you will LOVE.
Dr. Mark Hyman's Creamy Ginger Smoothie Recipe
This recipe comes straight from Dr. Hyman's new book, Eat Fat, Get Thin, which debunks the myth that you have to eat low fat in order to be healthy.
Our bodies actually need fat to function optimally. In fact, fat is necessary for maintaining the integrity of your cell membranes! Of course, it's all about which types of fats you eat, which Dr. Hyman talks about at length in his new book, in addition to sharing amazing recipes like this one:
Yield: 1 serving Prep time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup almond or cashew milk
- 2 tbsp raw almond butter
- 2 tsp grated ginger
- ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
- Optional: 1 handful baby spinach or greens of choice
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Nutritional analysis per serving (1½ cups): calories 400, fat 31 g, saturated fat 4 g, cholesterol 0 mg, fiber 7 g, protein 13 g, carbohydrate 19 g, sodium 30 mg
Ginger Smoothie Health Benefits
This smoothie is great to drink in the morning to get your body into fat-burning mode while providing it with essential nutrients.
Ginger helps your body with digestion and is naturally anti-inflammatory. You could also substitute fresh turmeric.
Almond butter is a source of healthy fat and provides the satiation factor. It also contains a good dose of Manganese, which helps to regulate blood sugar and metabolism.
Greens like spinach are nutritionally dense, so adding them to your smoothies is a great way to work them into your diet. Spinach is high in iron and other minerals, and has little no taste, making it great for smoothies. Or, experiement with other greens and see which you like.
Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a nine-time New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post, and has been a regular medical contributor on many television shows including CBS This Morning, the Today Show, CNN, The View, the Katie Couric show and The Dr. Oz Show.
You can find out more about his newest book and get a free gift from him here.
Dr. Hyman has turned his passion for Functional Medicine, real food, nutrition, and wellness into activism, working to change our food system on a global scale. Through his work to change policy for the betterment of public health, Dr. Hyman has testified before the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform on Functional Medicine. He has consulted with the surgeon general on diabetes prevention and participated in the 2009 White House Forum on Prevention and Wellness. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa nominated Dr. Hyman for the President’s Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. Additionally, Dr. Hyman has presented at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters, Achieving Wellness in Every Generation conference and the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as with the World Economic Forum on global health issues, TEDMED and TEDx. He is the winner of the Linus Pauling Award and the Nantucket Project Award. Dr. Hyman received the Christian Book of the Year Award for his work on The Daniel Plan, a faith-based initiative that helped Saddleback Church collectively lose 250,000 pounds that he created with Rick Warren, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Daniel Amen. He was also inducted into the Books for Better Life Hall of Fame With Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Michael Roizen. Dr. Hyman crafted and helped introduce the Take Back Your Health Act of 2009 to the United States Senate, which promotes reimbursement for lifestyle treatment of chronic disease. With Tim Ryan in 2015, he helped introduce the ENRICH Act into Congress to fund nutrition in medical education. Dr. Hyman plays a substantial role in the major 2014 film Fed Up, produced by Laurie David and Katie Couric, which addresses childhood obesity.
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