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Strawberry Syrup // Recipe Collection

Strawberry Syrup // Recipe Collection

I love cooking, buying groceries, baking, going to farmers markets and local farms - so basically everything that has to do with food and making food, brings me a lot of joy and happiness. As I mentioned before, I wanted to start a new blog series with illustrated recipes and here is the first one. 

My Instagram friend Emma Sgourakis posted this recipe lately and I could not wait to make it and I promised Emma to illustrate it after making it. Emma is a nutritionist based in Australia  supporting her clients to adapt to a pro metabolic lifestyle. Through her blog, I found Dr. Raymond Peat who is a biologist specialising in hormonal and metabolic health. His approach is different from every strange diet fad you currently find in the nutrition world but I can say I feel better ever since I loosely follow my own interpretation of his concept. It is not a diet at all, therefore I just call it a concept.  

To sum up Ray Peat very quickly, the idea is to consume lots of fruit and protein (dairy, eggs, shellfish, white fish, occasionally liver but very low consumption of muscle meat since muscle meat is thyroid suppressive), coconut oil and very important to limit PUFA fat as much as possible since PUFAS are very thyroid suppressive as well. So folks, stop all the carb shaming and indulge on the good carbohydrates. Your liver needs sugar and protein to convert inactive thyroid hormone into active thyroid hormone and that's where the help of sugar and protein comes in.

I am neither a physician by any means nor a nutritionist, so no medical disclaimer here, I only sum up everything I read and remember. For medical or nutritional advice, please consult an expert. 

So here is Emma's strawberry syrup recipe. I made it lately and it tastes so delicious with the milk that I buy at the local farm. So, hooray for pink milk that is thyroid supportive and pro metabolic!

Ingredients are listed in the illustration that I made but basically it's only chopped strawberries, sugar and water. Simmer it all until strawberries are soft, push through a stainer to remove seeds, fill your syrup into a glass jar and refrigerate it. Add several spoons to milk and voilà you have pink strawberry milk. 

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