Jennifer Hanway

Enliven Your Lightest, Brightest You

Jennifer Hanway is a Holistic Nutritionist, Bio Signature Modulation Practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer, originally from London but now living in Newton Centre and working in Back Bay, Boston.

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Lean and Clean: Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup

This Avocado and Cucumber Chilled Soup is the epitome of a #LightestBrightestYou recipe! It tastes like summer in a bowl, but still follows my PFF Formula (Protein, Fat Fibre) to ensure your hunger hormones are balanced and you are full for at least 3-4 hours afterwards. ⠀

It is suitable for Paleo and Keto diets, can be made vegan by replacing the bone broth with vegetable stock, and AIP friendly by omitting the pumpkin seeds! Its is suitable for those of you following both my 28 Day Guided Gut Healing Program and my 8 Week Lean and Clean Programs!

Avocado and Cucumber Chilled Soup⠀

(makes 2 large servings)⠀

  • 1 ripe avocado ⠀

  • 1 large cucumber, sliced⠀

  • 1 large zucchini, sliced ⠀

  • 1 whole lemon, peeled⠀

  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped⠀

  • 1 cup coconut yogurt

  • 1 cup chicken bone broth (I love Bare Bones Broth)

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil⠀

  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Salt ⠀

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some pumpkin seeds!

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Ask Jenny: What Is The Carnivore Diet?

I’ve been hearing a lot about the Carnivore Diet recently - it sounds a pretty extreme! What is it and do you recommend it?
— Nicky, NYC

Me too Nicky! The next hot new diet seems to be the Carnivore Diet, and I've been doing some research to find out what it is all about...

So, the Carnivore Diet is basically as it sounds, a diet based predominantly on animal proteins. It seems to be the next evolution of a Keto diet, which was the evolution of the Paleo diet! All animal, fish and seafood proteins are recommended (basically if it ran, swan or flew), as are eggs and fats from animal sources (think ghee, tallow and lard). 

What, no vegetables? Yep, no vegetables, fruit, nuts or seeds and not even an avocado! Its pretty much a zero carb diet, and is incredibly restrictive. 

Are there any benefits? Well, yes - devotees have reported reduced inflammation, decreased body fat, improved gut health and increased mental cognition. 

Would I recommend it? Mostly, no. It is a super restrictive way of eating, and as it is so new there really isn't any clinical research as yet. All of the benefits can be attained by using less extreme diet styles, so I would probably only recommend this style of eating to a client with gut health challenges who has exhausted every other approach.