HONEY GARLIC SHRIMP

This honey garlic shrimp is an extremely popular recipe on our blog because it’s not only delicious, it’s a super quick and easy dinner recipe. Ready in 20 minutes, this healthy entree will definitely be a much appreciated add to your regular dinner rotation. Serve with brown rice and vegetables, grill on skewers, or serve over salad.

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Calories: 241 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use reduced sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • optional: 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • optional: chopped green onion for garnish

Instructions

  1. Whisk the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger (if using) together in a medium bowl.
  2. Place shrimp in a large zipped-top bag or tupperware. Pour 1/2 of the marinade mixture on top, give it all a shake or stir, then allow shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or for up to 8-12 hours. Cover and refrigerate the rest of the marinade for step 3. (Time-saving tip: while the shrimp is marinating, I steam broccoli and microwave some quick brown rice.)
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet. (Discard used marinade.) Cook shrimp on one side until pink– about 45 seconds– then flip shrimp over. Pour in remaining marinade and cook it all until shrimp is cooked through, about 1 minute more.
  4. Serve shrimp with cooked marinade sauce and a garnish of green onion. The sauce is excellent on brown rice and steamed veggie side fixins!

UNICORN Protein Shake

Treat yourself to a thick and creamy Unicorn Protein Shake! It tastes like a mystical party in your mouth from somewhere over the rainbow — except this version is low calorie, low all-natural sugar, and high protein. This healthy shake recipe is an easy way to satisfy your cravings in about 5 minutes. It’s also a SUPER fun way to perk up unicorn themed parties for any age/occasion!

The Unicorn Protein Shake is made by layering blends of our healthy shakes and fresh fruit. And no, you’re not dreaming—this shake is equally as magical as it appears! It’s a nutritious, balanced meal replacement packed with the vitamins and minerals your body needs.

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Adaptogenic Herbs

Many of you hear me yammering on about adaptogens. Here is a glimpse of the ingredients in just one of our products…now you know!

Adaptogens

🌱Ashwagandha: An herb similar to Indian Ginseng (Winter Cherry) chosen to combat physical stress

🌱Schizandra: A Chinese herb used for chronic fatigue, normalizing blood sugar, blood pressure and other bodily functions, while increasing the body’s resistance to disease

🌱Tribulus Terrestris: Known as Puncture Vine, has a detoxifying effect on the liver and improves the blood supply to muscles and the brain, while increasing endurance. Athletes use this as a safe and natural alternative to steroids. It helps hormonal and libido problems in men and women.

🌱Siberian Golden Root: An herb from the mountains of Eastern Siberia that helps you recover from mental and physical workloads. It reduces exhaustion and improves memory and brain activity. As an anti-fatigue, anti-depression herb, it is known to improve athletic and sexual performance.

🌱Siberian Ginseng: The main adaptogen responsible for athletic recovery, while increasing endurance and lean muscle. It is used to improve energy levels, protect the immune system, and increase mental sharpness. Millions take it daily.

🌱Siberian Rhododendron Caucasicum (S.R.C.): A unique non-toxic species of Rhododendron found only in the Caucasian Mountains of Russia at elevations of 10,000 to 13,000 feet. In the Republic of Georgia, there are records of 23,000 Georgians over the age of 100; based on a population of only 3.2 million people. This rhododendron is the secret to their longevity. Studies show that S.R.C. improves heart health, blood pressure and cholesterol, arthritis, depression, gout, increases blood supply to the muscles and brain, and is highly anti-bacterial. It is also being used to reduce fat and is a natural and selective fat blocker. What a list!

🌱Nepali Shilajit: Translates as “Destroyer of Weakness and the Builder of Strength.” Shilajit is harvested off the sides of the cliffs in the Himalayas. Its list of health benefits is as long as Siberian Rhododendron Caucasicum, above. It is high in trace minerals and supports longevity in ways too many to list here.

🌱Maca Extract: Maca is a root vegetable grown high in the Andes; known as the Incan Superfood. Maca is high in amino acids which play a role in sexual function; making it known for its sexual performance properties, along with enhancing fertility, memory and energy.

🌱Wolfberry: This Asian herb is known for treating diabetes, repairing damaged liver cells, kidney function, and improving vision. It contains 500% more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots, over 19 amino acids and 21 trace minerals, along with B1, B2, B6, and vitamin E. The extraction process is vey important because most of the health benefits are in the berry’s skin. Wolfberry has been used for centuries for its anti-aging benefits.

Important Nutrients That Improve Your Health

🌱Bamboo Extract: The stem is used as the highest known source of natural silica; approximately 70% silica. It strengthens the skeletal system, much the same way it does for the mammals that exist on it. It improves digestion and aids the cardiovascular system and elasticity of the arteries. When our level of silica declines, we see hair loss, bone loss, and premature aging of the skin. It is an essential daily supplement.

🌱Aphrodisiac Herbs: Along with Shilajit, Maca extract, Siberian Golden Root, Schizandra extract, Ashwagandha, are added Velvet Bean and Ginger Extract. Velvet Bean is popular in sports nutrition with its ability to increase testosterone and stimulate growth hormone. We know Ginger aids in digestion, nausea, and sexual dysfunction.

🌱Fulvic Acid: Fulvic Acid is a molecule that carries nutrients into the body. It neutralizes free radicals and heavy metals, and recharges the cells: becoming a natural electrolyte. It is important in helping the body absorb nutrients, and returning the cells to a normal state. Today’s spotlight product contains 23% Fulvic Acid coming from the Nepali Shilajit.

🌱MSM (methylsulfonylmethane): You may be familiar with MSM as an essential nutrient in stimulating the production of collagen and protecting your joints. It is thought to be a necessary building block for proteins. Since sulfur levels are lower in arthritic joints than healthy joints, MSM may help in getting sulfur to joints that are low. No one is exactly sure how it works, just that it does. Other Included Extracts and Nutrients:

Extracts:

🌱Sorrel Flower: used for its astringent properties. Bacopa: supports memory, concentration, and brain function.

🌱Harada: is a natural detoxifier for the colon, which in turn, clears the skin.

🌱Amla: (Indian Gooseberry) rebuilds tissues and increase red blood cell count.

🌱Wild Blueberry: improves short-term memory, balance and coordination.

🌱Hibiscus: helps lower cholesterol and reduce heart disease, similar to red wine.

🍏Kiwi: helps with respiratory-related issues, and protects DNA from damage.

🌱Watermelon: is high in beta-caroteneandis 40% higher in Lycopene than tomatoes.

🌱Stevia: a South American herb that supports the immune system, digestive system liver.

Other Nutrients:

🌱Alpha Lipoic Acid: As a cell protector, it is one of the most powerful anti-aging substances; impacting nearly every cell in the body. It also is an anti-inflammatory as well as a vitamin B booster.

🌱Betaine Hydrochloride: is a digestive aid which primary function is to produce pepsin, a digestive enzyme that breaks down proteins in the stomach.

🌱Citric Acid: obtained from lemon and lime juices, and used as a natural preservative.

🌱Black Strap Molasses: a powerful nutrient rich in trace minerals and iron; is a natural by-product of refining sugar.

Vitamins:

Contains Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B6 (Pyridoxine), B12 (Cobalamin), Folic Acid (a B vitamin), Vitamin C, and Zinc.

Other

Quartz Crystal Mineral Water: The water for this product is sourced from waters that run around an old quartz mine in the Arkansas Mountains. This water is rich with silica, calcium, magnesium, and trace minerals; necessary for bodily functions.

Collagen Bone Broth

Bone broth is a liquid containing brewed bones and connective tissues. To make bone broth, people use cow, chicken, and even fish bones. Drinking bone broth may be beneficial for the joints and digestive system, among other things.

The bones and tissues of many types of animal may make good bone broth. Bone broth also contains other important nutrients, especially minerals, derived from these tissues. This may make bone broth a beneficial dietary supplement for many people.

Simmering the bones in water with some vinegar helps release nutrients from the marrow within the bones, as well as break down other tissues into the water. The result is a flavorful, nutritious broth.

The 6 Top Benefits of Bone Broth

1. It is Highly Nutritous

Bone broth soup top down view surrounded by vegetables
Bone broth soup is rich in nutrients.

Bones themselves are rich in vitamins and nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous.

Also, brewing connective tissue into bone broth provides the body with natural compounds from the cartilage.

Tissues and bones also contain collagen. Cooking collagen turns it to gelatin, which provides the body with amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins.

It is not possible to say how much of any nutrient will be in a particular batch of bone broth, since this largely depends on the type and quantity of the bones and tissues that went into it.

However, it may be best to include many different types of bones and tissues for the highest amount of nutrients.

Bone marrow is rich in nutrients such as:

  • iron
  • vitamins A and K
  • fatty acids
  • selenium
  • zinc
  • manganese

Bone broth may provide trace amounts of these nutrients, and many claim that consuming it is an easy way to take in these nutrients in a form that is easier to digest.

Adding other ingredients, such as vegetables, to the broth may also add additional nutrients.

2. It may protect the joints

Bone broth is a source of gelatin, which may break down into collagen in the body. This is especially important in the joints.

Cartilage in the joints tends to wear down or shrink through continual use. This can add more stress to the joints, which may become damaged as a result of the added pressure.

A 2017 review that appears in the journal Sports Medicine Trusted Source suggests that both laboratory and animal studies show that gelatin supplementation increases the amount of collagen in the tissues. This may help protect the joints from unnecessary stress.

Consuming bone broth may be a good way to add gelatin to the diet, which may help protect these joints.

3. It may help fight osteoarthritis

The compounds present in bone broth help maintain the joints, and they may also help people who already have osteoarthritis.

A 2016 study in the Nutrition Journal looked at the effects of type 2 collagen in people who had osteoarthritis symptoms in their knees. The collagen came from the connective tissue of chickens.

Its results show that collagen can improve knee joint symptoms, such as pain, stiffness, and poorer physical function, in people with osteoarthritis.

Consuming bone broth may be an easy way to deliver the same type of collagen, along with other helpful nutrients, to the body.

4. It may help reduce inflammation and heal the gut

People with inflammatory bowel disease or leaky gut syndrome may benefit from bone broth.
People with inflammatory bowel disease or leaky gut syndrome may benefit from consuming bone broth.

Some amino acids present within bone broth may also be helpful for digestion. An amino acid called glutamine seems very promising.

As a 2017 study in the journal Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care Trusted Source notes, glutamine supplementation helps heal the intestinal barrier in human and animal models.

This may help with conditions such as leaky gut, which irritates the mucosal lining in the intestines and interferes with the body’s ability to digest food.

As a 2017 study in the journal Nutrients Trusted Source says, people with inflammatory bowel disease tend to have lower levels of some amino acids in their bodies. For these people, getting additional amino acids into their diets may help with some symptoms of the condition.

Drinking bone broth daily may be a simple way to get anti-inflammatory amino acids into the body.

5. It may aid sleep

The amino acids in bone broth may also promote better sleep in some people. A 2015 study in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology Trusted Source reports that the amino acid glycine is a safe therapeutic option to improve sleep.

People who take glycine before going to sleep may feel that they sleep better and have less fatigue during the following day. For these people, drinking bone broth with a simple dinner may help provide this glycine.

6. It may support weight loss

Bone broth may also help people lose weight. It is high in protein, which helps the body feel fuller for longer and supports calorie restriction.

A 2017 study in the Journal of Renal Nutrition points out that the average cup of chicken bone broth contains more protein than the average cup of basic chicken broth.

Drinking bone broth or making a simple soup may be a beneficial way to add more protein to the diet and feel more satisfied with a meal without consuming too many calories.