3 healthy snacks you will absolutely love

Eating healthy is not just chewing on a carrot and when you have been nice and good, you get to eat a whole bowl of salad, with a drop of yogurt dressing. That’s what most people imagine when it comes to healthy eating and probably, this is why most hesitate to change their diet and switch to something that can actually help them live longer and better. Continue reading “3 healthy snacks you will absolutely love”

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Calories: can’t live with them, can’t live without them

Often enough we have heard endless discussions on calories, on low carb meals, lose weight strategies that plan to fight off extra calories and so on. There is an ongoing battle that is not even that silent, between mankind and calories, a battle that has turned into an obsession. Unfortunately, not all people understand calories and are rather quick to judge. Therefore, it might be a good idea to first explain the matter and only after draw conclusions. So, here is where our adventure within the world of calories starts. Continue reading “Calories: can’t live with them, can’t live without them”

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What do we cook on National Grilled Cheese Day

We’ve been searching for a nice, cheese recipe for National Grilled Cheese Day and this Mac & Cheese with Zoodles caught our eyes.

We’ve found this recipe on http://cravingsinamsterdam.com/ and we didn’t test it yet, but we have big plans today. So, let’s get started! Continue reading “What do we cook on National Grilled Cheese Day”

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Sweet Potato Pasta Noodles with Sesame Chili Lime Dressing

Today we are sharing our favorite and simple recipe: Sweet Potato Noodles with Sesame Chili Lime Dressing. It only takes about 20 minutes to prepare it! Plus, it’s healthy, fresh and so tasty!

We hope that you love preparing sweet potato noodles because you will need a Spiral Slicer for this amazing dish. The Kitchen Supreme Spiralizer is a great tool for your kitchen and you can prepare so many delicious recipes with it. Continue reading “Sweet Potato Pasta Noodles with Sesame Chili Lime Dressing”

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How to make your own coffee cellulite scrub with the French Press !

Cellulite seems to be a big problem for many of us, but the good news is that there is something we can do about it. You don’t need to eat special foods or to buy expensive miracle creams to see results. All you have to do is to make every day regular exercises, eat healthier and use a homemade coffee cellulite scrub. After all, everyone hates cellulite and that goes double for women. Continue reading “How to make your own coffee cellulite scrub with the French Press !”

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Green Smoothie with Cucumber and Green Apples

When you start your day with a healthy breakfast and you continue to eat more at lunch, your dinner must be very light. You can prepare a vegetarian salad with veggie noodles/pasta and an appetizing dressing. It takes a minute to transform a cucumber, zucchini, squash or carrot into amazing veggie noodles if you use a Spiralizer. And after a low calorie meal, you deserve a tasty smoothie. Continue reading “Green Smoothie with Cucumber and Green Apples”

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Chalkboard Labels for Jam Jars!

It’s strawberry season again! Have you tried growing your own strawberries? These fruits symbolize hope and good time ahead.

If you’re not already a fan of strawberries, you should be. Not only that these fruits are delicious, but they offer a wide range of health benefits. Sometimes we are thinking that it’s complicated to prepare strawberries jam at home, but making jam is actually pretty easy once you have your jars ready. Get creative and use the elegant vinyl chalkboard labels for each different jar. It’s absolutely amazing how easy you can surprise your family with these original chalkboard stickers and a delicious strawberry jam recipe. Continue reading “Chalkboard Labels for Jam Jars!”

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Yellow Squash Noodles with Zucchini Pesto

Today is a perfect day to try a new delicious, healthy and special recipe. We come in with a super-helpful suggestion: Yellow squash noodles with zucchini pesto!

Veggie noodles are a fun way to get some extra nutrients and vitamins into your diet and it takes a minute to turn a yellow squash into noodles if you use the Kitchen Supreme Spiralizer.

This recipe is a delicious alternative for the classic tomato sauce or basil pesto. And let me tell you something else: this recipe is incredible because there are no more than 33 calories in a medium zucchini.

To prepare this zucchini pesto you need only a few classic ingredients, such as pine nuts and spinach. These ingredients transform the pesto sauce into a great source of minerals, magnesium, zinc, potassium, iron and calcium.

While you prepare the sauce you can spiralize the yellow squash to turn it into long and perfect noodles.

INGREDIENTS
1 medium zucchini
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons of pine nuts
1 cup of chopped fresh basil
1handful young spinach
salt and pepper
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS
Clean and peel the zucchini, grate and squeeze with your hands the excess of liquid. Put it into a blender together with the garlic, pine nuts, spinach, salt and pepper. Start the blender and mix the ingredients while you add the olive oil. If you prefer it to be creamier, add more oil.

Mix the zucchini pesto with the squash noodles or eat it as a salad or dressing sauce.

You can eat this zucchini sauce not only with yellow squash noodles but also with carrot noodles.

Enjoy!

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Acid or alkaline, what do you choose? 

Our blood ph is the star of the day. I will share with you some shocking information that will help you understand better some functions in our body.

You probably already know that after food is digested, absorbed and metabolized, it becomes basic (alkaline) or acidic when is released into the bloodstream.
But what is the pH?
If the food has a higher pH the more alkaline it is and full of oxygen. That means a healthy environment where inflammations, infections and bacteria have no place. On the other hand, the more food has a lower pH, the blood becomes too acidic and deprived of oxygen. That means a “good” environment for infection, pain, inflammation and parasites.
The pH values vary from 0 to 14, the index of 7.0 is considered neutral. All values above 7.0 indicate a greater degree of alkalinity, and values below 7.0 show a higher level of acidity.
The human body keeps the pH in general around 7.35 – 7.45, and the deviation from the indices announce the installation of diseases.

Your diet can make you sick.
Meat, dairy, eggs, fish, cheese, seafood, coffee and the alcohol are highly acidic and the body is forced to neutralize the acidity with calcium and phosphorus from bones and teeth. All this causes the body to suffer from lack of large minerals, brittle bones, heart disease, diabetes and more.

Did you know?
Inuit (Eskimos, born in Greenland) have no access to fruits and vegetables. Their diet is based on fish dishes, whale blubber, etc. They eat fewer grains, and obviously their diet is very acidic. Although they have healthy hearts, their bones begin to deteriorate prematurely, and the Inuit have one of the lowest rates of longevity.

At the opposite pole are the inhabitants of Okinawa, Japan, where people live about 100 years, more than in any other place in the world. Although rice, meat, soy and seafood (very acidic) exist in their diet, it is complemented by a variety of vegetables and fruits rich in antioxidants and minerals, which help counteract the effects of acidity.

Many scientists have studied the acid-alkaline diet and reviled that an alkaline diet is the secret of health and longevity.

Take care of yourself starting from now! Discover alkaline foods that you like and add them to your diet.

We Recommend:
Fresh fruits and vegetables;
Lemon juice with warm water in the morning, drink tea instead of coffee (ginger tea);
Replace regular milk with soy, rice, almond or cashew milk;
Replacing butter with avocado and cheese with tofu.
Use a spiralizer for preparing zucchini and cucumber pasta; 
Use sea salt and apple vinegar instead of the balsamic;
Drink fresh juices, as a replacement for the ones in the supermarket;
Drink alkaline water with a high pH and lower levels of salt;
Add superfoods in your smoothies as goji, shelled hemp, maca, raw pollen and last but not least … learn to LOVE YOURSELF!

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ZUCCHINI PASTA WITH AVOCADO MAYONNAISE

There are some nights when we want to eat something special, nutritious and tasty, but we don’t want to gain weight. The recipe below will satisfy your craving and not only because is delicious, but also because its ingredients are magical for your health.

Serves: 2 people

Ingredients:
2 large zucchini
1/2 orange, cherry, halved
Pine seeds
Baby spinach leaves
zest of one lemon
Avocado-Cucumber Puree
2 medium avocado
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced thick
a few large leaves of basil (optional)
Lemon juice made from 1 lemon
3-4 garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon white pepper or black pepper to taste
salt to taste
Prepare your zucchini noodles with the Spiral Slicer.
For the puree, place all ingredients into a food processor/blender and process until creamy. Taste for flavor and add anything extra if you like. Toss zucchini pasta with avocado-cucumber mayonnaise and a handful of baby spinach leaves. Serve with tomatoes, pine seeds, lemon zest and fresh orange.

Delight your senses!

What you should know about zucchini
A big zucchini contains a large amount of magnesium (58 mg, The Linus Pauling Institute) and plays a significant role in the bone’s health.
In only 100 grams of zucchini there are 0.35 mg of vitamin B3, high levels of vitamin B9, 270 mg of potassium, iron, manganese, 30 mg phosphorus, zinc, 230 mg of provitamin A, 10 mg of vitamin C, 3.2 grams of dietary fibers, carotenoids (for visually impaired), anti-oxidants (reconstruction of nerve cells).
Zucchini is one of the best sources for protection against inflammation due to the presence of omega-3 fatty acids in seeds, as well as antioxidants (lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene) and polysaccharides.

Also, if you want to lose weight you can’t go wrong with zucchini. Are very low in calories (about 15 calories / 100g) and contain 95% water. Zucchini bark is full of fiber and can help protect against colon cancer. It also prevents diseases caused by intestinal parasites.

 

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