Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies and Prebiotic Shake Recipes Shared on Dr. Oz
Dr. Oz has been a long time advocate of quinoa so it was no surprise that he was delighted when fitness guru Shaun T came on to the show and shared a Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. Another healthy recipe that was shared on today’s Dr. Oz was a prebiotic smoothie / shake that will help to increase the healthy bacteria in your gut and improve your overall digestional health. Here are the recipes that were shared on the March 3, 2014 episode.
Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
All of the ingredients needed for “No Bake” quinoa chocolate chip cookies are easily found in your local grocery store.
- 1 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa – It will take approximately a 1/2 cup of uncooked quinoa to make 1 1/2 cups cooked.
- 1/3 cups of almond flour
- 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cups of raw honey
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoons of sea salt
- 1/3 cups of dark chocolate chips
How to prepare :
- In a bowl mix the honey, peanut butter, applesauce, vanilla and salt ingredients first.
- Now mix in the remaining ingredients listed above into the bowl and mix thoroughly
- With a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, spoon the cookie dough batter on to the pan.
- Place the cookies in the freezer for 20 minutes to set the molds.
- Remove from the freezer and you are done!
Dr. Tasneem Bhatia joined Dr. Oz on today’s show to talk about the importance of healthy bacteria in the gut. Dr. Bhatia said that the following prebiotic shake / smoothie recipe will help to increase the good bacteria in your gut and improve your digestion. Dr. Oz and Dr. Bhatia agreed that if your stomach isn’t working as it should, neither will the rest of your body.
Prebiotic Smoothie / Shake Ingredients :
- 10 ounces of almond milk
- 1 medium sized banana
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- Two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1 scoop of a plant based protein powder
How to make :
Blend all of the ingredients of the prebiotic shake and drink first thing in the morning.
Dr. Oz and Dr. Candy Lewis Discuss Hair Thinning Treatments That Work : Biotin & Hair Fiber Spray
Toppik Hair Fiber Spray
Hair loss for women can be very devastating, especially for a woman. Today Dr. Oz invited Candy Lewis on to the episode to discuss solutions for a fuller and thicker head of hair. Dr. Candy Lewis said that eating more protein is the first step for slowing down and even reversing hair loss for women. She also recommends showering with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Look for the ingredients, “Tilia Bud Extract” on the label. Dr. Oz also showed a before and after image of a woman who tried biotin supplements to treat hair loss. The before and after pictures were very convincing to say the least!
Why Does Biotin Help Guard Against Thinning Hair
Biotin is also known as B7. It is one of the B complex of vitamins. Biotin is very important to the skin cells because they are frequently replaced due to the environment. Biotin deficiency has been linked to hair loss.
What Dosage of Biotin should you take?Studies of biotin supplementation of 500 milligrams per day have shown positive results in hair regrowth. Dr. Oz and Dr. Candy Lewis said that a dosage of a 1000mg – 3000mg biotin supplement should give you positive results. It is also recommended that you take a multivitamin when your taking a biotin supplement.
Hair Fiber Spray
A woman from Dr. Oz’s audience appeared on the stage to talk about her problem with thinning hair. Dr. Lewis said that while diet and biotin can help with regrowth, it does take quite some time. In the meantime you can take a Toppik Hair Fiber Spray that bonds to your real hair. Dr. Lewis appied the hair fiber spray to the woman’s hair and you could immediately see the difference! The hair fiber spray can be purchased for less than $10.00!
Dr. Oz Talks With Medical Experts About Cheap Cellulite Remedies
Dr. Oz invited a plastic surgeon, dermatologist, and a registered dietitian on to the show to share cheap cellulite solutions that actually work. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could eat a particular food, apply a massaging device or putting on a homemade cellulite scrub could work magic to help reduce your cellulite? Well, according to the experts that appeared on today’s Dr. Oz show you can! Listed below are the remedies that they shared with the members from the audience and the viewers at home.
Handheld Cellulite Massager Improves Lymphatic Drainage
Dr. Haideh Hirmand is a plastic surgeon who shared a handheld cellulite suction device that she said really works. She explained to Dr. Oz that the handheld cellulite suction massager improves your lymphatic drainage which will help to reduce cellulite in your body. Not only that, the massager devices only cost around 30 dollars. This is cheap compared to all of the other store bought cellulite remedies that are out there.
Sea Salt Scrub
Dr. Oz invited Dr. Jeanette Graff on to the show to share a sea salt cellulite scrub that she said will help to reduce your cellulite because it improves your body’s circulation and will stimulate your lymphatic drainage in problematic cellulite areas. Here is the scrub recipe that takes only four ingredients to prepare!
Cellulite Scrub Recipe Ingredients :
- one quarter cup of olive oil
- one quarter cup of sea salt
- 3 tablespoons of ground seaweed
- A few drops of lemongrass (or another essential oil)
Pineapple Contains Cellulite Reducing Bromelain
The next remedy on the show was given by registered dietician, Carolyn Brown. Her solution was to avoid foods that make cellulite worse and to eat the foods that can help to reduce cellulite. Caroline said that sugary foods can make your problem worse. She suggested eating 1/2 cup of pineapple three times per day to reduce cellulite. An alternative to pineapple would be to take 500 MG of Bromelain (an enzyme) with your meals..