Gluten-Free Squash Recipes

Got Squash coming out your ears?  Here's some yummy, healthy recipe ideas for you.
The first of 3 recipes is from my friend Katrina Mayer - Banana Squash Bread

Dry ingredients:

1 ½ cups Trader Joes Cashew Meal (I think Almond meal would work also but I haven’t tried it.)
3 tbsp. Gluten-Free all-purpose baking flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. nutmeg
Wet ingredients:
3 eggs – beaten
¼ cup honey or maple syrup
1 banana – ripe
1 cup shredded yellow squash (You can substitute zucchini, but you must squeeze all the water out first.)
Directions:
1. Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
2. Place all the wet ingredients in a smaller bowl and blend until a bit frothy. (I use a stick blender for this and it works perfectly.)
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and blend well. Don’t leave any lumps.
4. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
5. Lightly rub coconut oil on the inside of a 9”x5” loaf pan
6. Pour batter evenly into pan.
7. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes. Check to see if it is done with a toothpick. The toothpick will come out clean when done, but don’t go longer than that.
8. Remove from pan and cool.

Check out recipe 2 -Gluten Free Zucchini Pizza Crust
Go to  http://www.myhumblekitchen.com/2013/09/best-zucchini-recipe-ever-zucchini-crust-pizza/

Recipe 3- Gluten Free Yellow Squash Cheddar Biscuits
Go to http://www.littlehouseliving.com/yellow-squash-cheddar-biscuit-recipe.html

I hope you enjoy these recipes. Please email me with your feedback and check back with my blog next week for a deep breathing exercise. - Be Well. Good Chi. Scott

RECOMMENDED RECIPE: REFRESHING INFUSED WATER CLEANSE


Just by drinking enough water your body burns more calories.  Drinking water infused with citrus fruits, cucumber, mint and cayenne pepper not only makes water taste better but also helps in flushing fat out of our bodies and improves our health.  Unlike sodas (regular or diet) which cause weight gain and decrease our level of health.

Adding 1)  Citrus fruits to your water helps to speed up the fat burning process.  Because of their high Vitamin C content they help amp up fat burning at the cellular level.  This is due to the metabolic process of transporting fatty acids within the cell and mobilizing them to be used as an energy source and to do this it needs Vitamin C.
  1. Cayenne pepper-  Research suggests that the capsaicin found in cayenne pepper can boost your metabolism shortly after ingesting it and makes you feel fuller.  I realize cayenne pepper on its own doesn’t sound that appealing so try adding sliced strawberries and blueberries with 1/2 teaspoon to your water.  It will give your water a sweet kick calorie burning boost.
  2. Cucumbers - Adding the cooling effect of cucumber to your water will help flush out your system and boost your metabolism.  Cucumber has natural diuretic effects and the potassium, Vitamin A and C will flush out toxins and get your fat burning furnace going.
  3. Mint - Aids in digestion.

Fat Loss Water Recipe 1-
2 liters (64 oz.) purified water
1 orange or tangerine, thinly sliced
1/2 grapefruit, thinly sliced
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
4-6 peppermint or spearmint leaves
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
Ice (preferably made from purified water)
Mix & enjoy throughout the day

Fat Loss Water Recipe 2-
2 liters purified water
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup sliced blueberries
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Ice
Mix & enjoy throughout the day

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Check back next week for a healthy breathing exercise.
-Scott

TRY IT WITH ME: STAND UP PADDLE BOARD TAI CHI



Lately the Stand Up Paddle Board sport has been gaining lots of popularity for those people who love to be outdoors and love a good challenge. Last week I went to Truckee California on vacation and took my SUP out on the lake for a set of Tai Chi movements.

You can watch a snippet from my set in the video below, and I encourage you to try it with me, next time you're on the water.




Thanks for stopping by today, be sure you are following along on facebook to get more chi insights.
-Scott

RECOMMENDED READING: CHINESE MEDICAL QIGONG


I am excited to recommend this new text in the study of medical Qigong! Learn more:

'Chinese Medical Qigong is the result of the collaborative efforts of more than thirty faculty members in a dozen colleges and universities of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. It represents the highest level of academic research and the broadest compilation of clinical applications on medical Qigong ever assembled. This unique book is a systematic survey of the history, methods, transformation, and development of ancient Chinese mind-body cultivating skills, known as Qigong.'

TAI CHI EASY & QIGONG HIKES IN THE SALT LAKE AREA

practice tai chi and qigong in the mountains of Salt Lake City, Tai Chi classes in Salt Lake City


Join me for an outdoor experience, where we take our Tai Chi & Qigong practice to new heights. Book your guided individual or small group tour through some of Salt Lakes most beautiful scenery. Participate in a Tai Chi Easy & Qigong class after reaching our destination. To book- please call or email Scott at 801.556.5964 or taichiutah@gmail.com

TAI CHI ON THE PLAZA WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!



We had a great time at the Summer Solstice event at the new Holladay Village. Here's a video peak of the class. Thanks to all those who participated! Be sure you schedule your next group or individual class, so you can stay fit and healthy this Summer.

JOIN ME FOR TAI CHI ON THE PLAZA


Join me for a fun day in the sun to celebrate the Summer Solstice at the brand new Holladay Village Plaza. Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 8-10am. All are welcome to participate in my Tai Chi session. It will be a great time, can't wait to see you there!