{“On the go” Protein shake: can you guess the ingredients?}

Serving Size: 4 – 8 oz glasses or 2 – 16 oz glass Yield: 32 oz Summary:  I’ve recently bought protein powder and been looking into some interesting flavor combinations. Why use protein powder? It’s not only beneficial to bodybuilders … Continue reading

{Wholesome Breakfast Muffins with Carrots, Oats, Cinnamon & Raisins}

Summary:  Break-fast. Yup. I am taking that word literally for this recipe….Just kidding…This carrot muffin recipe has been adapted and tweaked in order for these baked treats to be considered a healthy. Now I don’t know about you…but I am … Continue reading

{Experimenting with frozen peaches: the Peachanana Smoothie}

{Experimenting with frozen peaches: the Peachanana Smoothie}

Summary: I just bought a bag of Organic fresh peaches and desired to experiment with them by creating a morning smoothie. . . Let me say…it was delicious! Will be making this again for sure. I mean who doesn’t think … Continue reading

{Fall Spice Smoothie}

Summary: For all of you who haven’t read my article on 50 Fall ingredients that help with weight loss I highly recommend it! The article states that basically Fall spices (cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves) in particular can help speed up … Continue reading

{Quick vegetarian lunch: Apple, Spinach, Almond & Swiss Quesadilla}

Summary: Meatless light lunches can be tricky, especially if you’re short on time. So I came up with this recipe one day after having some leftover salad. If you think about it a lot of the ingredients you add into … Continue reading

Post workout smoothie recipe

{ MANGO MATCHA  COCONUT WATER SMOOTHIE }


Summary: 

Don’t judge a smoothie by its color. Although it’s GREEN and scary for some…I find it delicious and wholesome. The coconut water, banana & mango chunks help balance out the flavor of the green tea powder. Plus there are several reasons why this is a very great post-workout smoothie. The bananas and coconut water provide the electrolytes needed to replenish your nutrient loss during your exercise routine. 1 cup of coconut water  is very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Calcium, Dietary Fiber, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese. Now lets talk about Matcha Powder. Benefits of matcha tea exceed those of green tea because when you drink matcha you ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water. It is also known to contain anti-cancer, energy boosting and fat-burning properties. So again….why not sprinkle a little bit in your smoothies? Or in your baked goods? Finally cinnamon has been proven to boost cognitive function & memory, help relieve headaches and reduce arthritis pain. Furthermore it help regulate blood sugar levels, which is essential in any healthy diet plan. So improve the quality of your day by adding a little dab of cinnamon to your breakfast.
Ingredients:

3 cups frozen mango chunks
2 banana, whole
1 cup coconut water ice cubes
1/2 cup water
1 tsp Matcha green tea
1/2 tsp cinnamon
6 ice cubes

Directions:

1. For best results let the mango chunks defrost a little.

2. Pour the mango and the water first; this will help thaw the frozen chunks. Then add all the other ingredients except the ice cubes. Blend until smooth.

3. Add the ice and blend again. Serve on tall glasses & garnish with mango pieces.

Servings: 3 to 4

Sweet n’ Salty Apple Slices

Summary:  The apple slices are sweet, the nut butter is salty and the seed mix adds a crunchy component. This makes a perfect low calorie snack but also works lovely for a party. Additionally these half-dipped apple slices are less … Continue reading