Dr Oz: Donovan Green Healthy Diet
Celebrity trainer Donovan Green joined Dr Oz to share some of his secrets to looking and feeling great at age 40. He believes that three meals isn’t enough, which is why he eats six meals a day. The key is keeping it small and spreading his meals out. He walked through Dr Oz to show what he eats each day.
He begins his day with cornmeal porridge, within the first hour of waking up, for a burst of energy. He explained that cornmeal is like the cousin of oatmeal, and because he’s Jamaican, that’s what he grew up eating. It’s gluten-free, high in protein, and high in fiber. He likes to add nutmeg, sugar, cinnamon, and brown sugar. He also mixes in almond milk or coconut milk.
For meals 2, 4, and 6, Donovan makes himself antioxidant-rich smoothies. Berries are great for fighting off free radicals, which is why he blends up strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, lemon juice, chia seeds, ice, and almond milk to make his smoothies. For someone as big as Donovan, he’s drinking three of those smoothies to avoid going hungry, but for someone trying to lose weight, you want to be sure to keep the three smoothies small.
Dr Oz: Vegan Lunch, Dinner, & Dessert
Because Donovan is vegan, for his third meal of the day he likes to enjoy Stew Peas. In Jamaica, Stew Peas are typically made with meat, but as a vegan he found the way to take the same recipe but make it fit his diet. It’s a great dish full of fiber and protein, and he’ll add quinoa or jasmine rice for both calories and protein. Click through to get Donovan’s recipe for Stew Peas.
For dessert, Donovan will eat a homemade banana, peanut butter treat. He just blends up frozen bananas, peanut butter, flaxseed meal, and cinnamon, making a delicious sweet!
Dr Oz: Workout From Your Chair
Next, because so many people are stuck at a desk all day working, Donovan wanted to share three easy exercises you can right in your chair! Whether you’re sitting in front of your TV or working at the office, you no longer have any excuse not to work out! First, try the seated squat lunge. Stand up with your legs apart, then step out into a lunge. Step back, squat down and sit down in the chair, then repeat, lunging with the other leg.
You can then do a seated ab crunch by sitting on the edge of your chair, and then leaning back with your hands behind your head, until your back lightly touches the back of your chair. Then come back up slowly. Just that little movement can give you a great ab workout!
Third, try the rear elbows, where you pretend as if someone is coming up behind you and jab your elbow back at shoulder level. Then twist and do the same on the other side, before kicking your feet up into the air.
Dr Oz: Vegan Stew Peas Recipe Ingredients
- 1 whole scotch bonnet pepper
- 2 C coconut milk
- 2 garlic cloves – crushed
- 1 small onion – chopped
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 red potatoes – cubed
- 3 carrots – sliced
- 2 C red peas (kidney beans)
- 1/4 C water
- 10 pimento grains – allspice
- 2 scallions – chopped
- 3 sprigs thyme
- 1 tsp natural sea salt
- 1 sweet potato – cubed
Dr Oz: Vegan Stew Peas Recipe Directions
- Soak the peas in water for at least 10-12 hours in a pot
- Put the coconut milk, pimento grains, scallions, garlic, and pepper in the pot
- Slowly boil and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, until the peas are tender
- Season by adding the onions, thyme, and crush garlic
- Add the potatoes and carrots, then let simmer for 30 minutes
- Remove the hot pepper before serving
- Serve hot with quinoa or jasmine rice