Chia Seeds: Eat like an Aztec

I think any article that aims to talk about Chia seeds has to start with a reference to the iconic little Chia pets of the 90’s to have any sort of credibility. Yup. These are those same seeds that made the … Continue reading

{Overnight Oatmeal: an affordable and nutritious breakfast alternative}

Summary:  Porridge is considered a traditional breakfast in many countries.  Why? It’s cheap, warm and comforting. However do you know that oatmeal is actually very healthy? It’s health quality can actually increase or decrease depending on how you prepare it. … Continue reading

{Papaya-apple smoothie + some information about the GLYCEMIC INDEX}

Summary: This is a super simple recipe. With only 3 ingredients you achieve a great tasting smoothie. Health benefits? Well you’ve all heard the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”… Well there is some truth behind that … Continue reading

{Yummy breakfast/snack spread: Banana-raisin nut butter}

Summary:  I am obsessed with peanut butter. It’s my favorite nut spread. I have it for breakfast with toast, add it to my smoothies or snack on it with fresh or dry fruit. Its savory and packed with protein. It … Continue reading

{Home-made refrito and simple veggie tacos}

  {Healthy Vegan Refrito} Summary:  Refrito translates to refried beans. This creamy mexican side is usually made by cooking beans along with some other ingredients in LARD or some  other form of animal fat. Yup. Some chefs even add other … Continue reading

{Not your average orange juice: boost nutrition by adding carrots, papaya & ginger}

Summary:  This juice is the perfect way to start your busy day.  If you want peel all of the ingredients the night before and place in a zip lock bag or plastic container. This will save you some time in the … Continue reading

The Science of Yoga

“Breathe.” This is the word my Yoga instructor was uttering repeatedly on that Saturday morning 7 years ago when I first tried it. At this point, about 30 minutes into the class, I was completely exhausted and confused. As a … Continue reading

7 medicinal herbs & spices to lower Blood Pressure

One of the healthyhappyandwhole followers send me this link and I couldn’t agree with the information it contains more. It provides 7 herbs and spices that can help lower blood pressure. But besides the information, the important thing is that … Continue reading

{An apology, an explanation, and a comforting Soup Recipe}

I would like to begin this post by apologizing for the lack of recent posts. I’ve had the “bad luck” of having two consecutive health related issues that led to my hospitalization this past week. Thanks to my healthy diet … Continue reading