Celebrity trainer Jorge Cruise tells us about his new book, “The Cruise Control” diet, which splits the day into two zones — a 16-hour evening and overnight “burn zone” (aka semi-fasting) followed by an eight-hour “boost zone” (aka eating) — as a healthy and equally effective weight-loss alternative.
For more healthy snack ideas and information on Jorge’s Better Than Keto Summer Challenge, visit cruisecontrolfasting.com.
CRUISE CONTROL COFFEE
1. It all starts with the beans. Brew 1 cup (8 to 12 ounces) of ground coffee using filtered water. You can also brew a cup of your favorite tea as a substitute for the coffee.
2. Add 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of MCT or coconut oil. Start with 1 teaspoon per cup and work your way up to 1 to 2 tablespoons over several days.
3. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of grass-fed, unsalted butter or 1 to 2 teaspoons of grass-fed ghee (for those who can’t tolerate dairy). You read that right. It says butter. Don’t worry. This mixture also makes the creamiest, most delicious cup of coffee you’ve ever had. Oh, and make sure your butter is unsalted.
4. Add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt to alkalize and flood the body with electrolytes.
5. Mix it all up with a spoon or blender for 20 to 30 seconds until it looks like a foamy latte.
Note: If your mixture is really hot, be careful opening up the blender before you pour.
VANILLA CHIA SEED PUDDING
1⁄2 cup chia seeds
1 1⁄2 cups hot water
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
14 ounces full-fat canned coconut milk
1⁄3 cup Cruise Control friendly sweetener (Swerve)
Mix hot water and chia seeds
Add all ingredients together and mix with a spoon.
Separate equally into cup or bowl of your choice and refrigerate up to one hour or overnight.
Note: Expands in your stomach and keeps you full
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/3 cup avocado oil
15 cups hot unsalted stove/oil popped popcorn
In a small bowl, mix the chili powder, paprika, cayenne and salt.
In an extra-large bowl, drizzle some avocado oil over the popcorn and sprinkle with some of the spices. Mix with your hands; repeat until the popcorn is evenly coated.
1 large head cabbage
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1.Preheat the oven to 250°F. Set 2 wire racks inside 2 rimmed baking sheets. Tear the cabbage leaves into large pieces, leaving out the thick- est part of the ribs.
2.Toss the cabbage leaves with the Parmesan and olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.
3. Arrange in a single layer on wire racks.
4. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden and crispy. 5. Serve and enjoy!
NOTE: High in fiber and anti-inflammatory
BACON GUAC BOMBS
4 large slices bacon
1/2 large avocado
1/4 cup unsalted, grass-fed butter
1 small chili pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 to 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 small white onion, diced
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the bacon strips out flat. Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes, until the bacon is golden brown.
3. Halve, de-seed, and peel the avocado. Place the avocado, butter, chili pepper, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
4. Mash until well combined. Add the diced onion and mix well. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
5. Crumble the bacon into small pieces. Remove the guacamole mixture from the fridge and scoop out 6 balls.
6. Roll each ball in the bacon crumbles and place on a dish. 7. Serve and enjoy!
NOTE: Avocados are very nutrient dense, and contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat — the good fat! You will be satiated with even a small amount.
Recipes courtesy of Jorge Cruise: Cruise Control Fasting.