Chocolate & Coconut Soft bakes!

31 08 2010

Chocolate & Coconut Soft bakes!

5 cookies        Calories:110  Protein: 5 grams


You Will Need:
1/2 cup of coconut milk, 1/4 cup of water,30 grams of Vital wheat gluten, 60 grams of quick oats, 2 tsp of flax seed oil, 2 tbsp of cacao powder, 2 tsp of organic raw sugar and a cooking pate

Mix the steamed ingredients together really well. Heat the oven at 295 degrees and bake the cookies for 35 minutes.

Enjoy!





Hemp Seeds: High Protein Nourishing Food!

31 08 2010

Hemp Seeds: High Protein Nourishing Food!

In  some areas of the world, Hemp seeds are sold are naturally as pop-corn, thus in North American, rare are those who know about them.

Here are three amazing nutritional reasons to consume Hemp Seeds:

1- They are loaded with Omega 3, omega 6 to sustain an ultimate health

2-They are a vegetable form of Complete Protein

3-They had a very high content of minerals

4-They contain Antioxidants

Hemp Seeds come in form of:

1- A handful of seeds added to a Smoothie

2-They are sold in form of Milk at any organic food store

3-Oil is also make of Hemp Seeds

And a wide variety of organic products such as bread and pasta are made with hemp seeds.

Here’s a few good reasons to try something new 😉 Non Smokable but Highly Nourishing





Stuffed Bell Pepper with Fish & Basmati

28 08 2010

Stuffed Bell Pepper with Fish & Basmati

Per Pepper    Calories:291     Protein: 16 grams


You Will Need:

2 red bell peppers, 45 grams of steamed basmati rice, 125 gram of cooked fish (ex: tuna, sole), 1 chopped green onion, 1 tsp of olive oil and salt and pepper as desired.

Mix the steamed rice and fish with the spices and green onion.  Pre-heat the oven at 325 degrees. Stuff the red bell pepper and cover them with their own top.  Cook  until you see the red bell pepper soften. Approximately 35 minutes.

Enjoy!





Acaï Berry

27 08 2010

The acaï berry is a small fruit from the rain forest that typically looks like a small grape or blueberry that is found in large palm tree of the Amazon. It is in facts one of the most nutritious vegetable product of earth.

The acaï berry surpasses by ten time the anti-oxidant values of grapes.

It is rich in these compounds:

Omega Fats

Electrolytes

Antioxidants

Protein (amino acids)

Vitamin A, B1 and E

What has been proven to be good for:

Boost energy level

Eliminate toxins and waste in the body

Help keep a good blood pressure

Help maintain stable blood sugar levels

Fights free-radial prevention cancers to develop

Benefits for your bones and muscles

Promotes better memory

Enhances sexual functions

Promotes weight-loss

And much more!

Where to find it? What to do with it?

You can find it in every health food store and also in many groceries. It comes in form of dried berries, juice, juice blends, supplements such as in form of powder and capsules

You can add it to a variety of dishes and create wonderful shakes and smoothies.

I will begin doing some recipes including this wonder of the earth. Stay Posted!!





Sweet Stew

26 08 2010

Sweet Stew

3 servings of        Calories: 240     Protein: 7 grams


You Will Need:

1 cup of water, 2 ripe tomatoes, 2 small sweet potatoes, 1/2 of green peas & corn, 1 medium carrot, 125 ml of Romano beans, 2 tbsp of olive oil, some salt and pepper.

First cook  on medium/high covered the sweet potatoes and carrot ( as they are the longest to cook) in the cup of water and add the oil and spices.  As the potatoes and carrots begin to soften, add the remaining ingredients and let it cook on low lightly covered for a good 20 minutes.  Enjoy!





Coconut & Acaï Smoothie

26 08 2010

Coconut & Acaï Smoothie


Calories: 250     Protein: 6 grams

You Will Need:

1/2  cup of real coconut juice, 2 tbsp of grated coconut pulp, 1 cup of V8 Acaï berry juice or any  other Acaï  juice you like.

Blend it and enjoy it!





Appetite VS Hunger

26 08 2010

Appetite Vs Hunger


We often confuse the two of them as they seem to be drawn on a very close line.

Appetite

Socially speaking, we are encouraged to eat for social gatherings, reunions or just for company. We eat to taste new things but we also eat out of boredom which is a lack of activities to fill in a daily lifestyle.

Unconsciously we can eat enormous quantities without noticing it because we are doing them while focusing of something else, such as television, studying or just about anything that requires our attention.

Emotionally,  we are comforted by foods that taste good and make us all of a sudden feel less stressed, depressed etc. When we are happy we also eat, to celebrate the happiness.

It’s always about treating ourselves with food way more times than we treat ourselves of things that we really need. It’s simply a wrong mindset that has been brought to us through a very consumer oriented society. But this appetite cannot make us happier, healthy or change our lives around, until we decide to analyze our own eating behaviors

Hunger (the physical one)

It occurs when the body is running out of fuel to function. It happens when our metabolic clock sends physical signs that it’s time to eat: such as a sudden lack of energy, grunting stomach, abundant saliva production and so on.

If you let it come to your attention, we are rarely really hungry because we are on a constant feeding pattern. But your body needs rest time in between the feedings to properly absorb and process the previous meal. It needs nutritious food to get you going through the day feeling well and having a good mood no matter what happens.

When you are hungry, physical hungry; then it’s time to eat.

When you are bored; make a creative lists of things to do, activities, plans to better your life. Get the snacks off the tables and visible areas not to have as a habit to grab some as you walk by them.

Restaurants and dinning occasions should be an occasional activity, as you can try to substitute food by way more interesting activities with your friends and family. Activities that will make you move, socially interact and learn new things.

YOU ARE FULL WHEN YOU ARE NO LONGER HUNGRY… beyond that YOU’RE OVEREATING.








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