Green Smoothie lifestyle

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Time to give thought to 'Healthy'- Give Green smoothies a try. It is the best fast food you can ever down. With a preparation time of under 10 minutes, it is packed with the goodness of  leafy greens and fruits. It aids in boosting your immune system, increases your energy, packed with anti-oxidants and helps with weight loss. It's yummylicious and guaranteed to make you insanely addicted.

Ingredients

2 cups of fresh or frozen Spinach
2 cups of Papaya
1 cup mango
1/2  cup Celery
6-7 blueberries
2 cm piece of ginger
1 cup Greek yoghurt
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoon Linseed
1 tablespoon  honey (optional)

Preparation

Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Sit back sip and enjoy some power packed green infusion.

 

 

*Disclaimer: I am one who enjoys creative, healthy cooking. My family table is a place of comfort, nourishment and satisfaction. My past work experience qualified me to be a service trainer for a leading International airline assessing service rendered in fine dining environments. I am not a chef and have no formal eduction in food preparation, food writing or food photography. Everything I write  is from my own experience. I  love to help women in all walks of life create a healthy lifestyle and enjoy an abundant life in every area.

 

 

Spiced Banana Berries Smoothie

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Ingredients

2 bananas
4-5 strawberries and a small hand-full blueberries ( use your choice of mixed berries)
1 cup low-fat flavored yogurt (strawberry or blueberry)
3/4 cup skimmed milk
1/4 cup crushed ice
1 -2 tablespoon  honey (optional)
2 cloves, 1/2 a tsp nutmeg powder and 1/2 a tsp cinnamon poder

Preparation

Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Garnish with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg powder. Serve immediately.

Fried Veggies and Quinoa

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INGREDIENTS
  •  1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 Tsp sesame oil
  •  2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • A small hand full of sliced carrots, beans and mushrooms
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce (more or less to taste. I add less if i am serving children)
  • 1 teaspoon Oyster sauce
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a bowl cook 1 cup Quinoa with 2 cups of water and set aside
  2. Preheat a large skillet or wok to medium heat. Pour sesame oil in the bottom. Add garlic and saute a few seconds. Then add carrots, beans and mushrooms and fry until tender but not soft. carrots should still be in texture to bite into
  3. Add the sauces and some ground pepper
  4. Add the cooked Quinoa to the veggies. Stir and fry the  mixture until heated through and combined. If you like it spicy add some chilly sauce to this. Enjoy some healthy goodness.

A bowl of easy and healthy

salad                                                                             

Our family is on a detoxing mode after the holidays. It is not dieting I am talking about and not skipping meals either. It is all about adding the right ingredients and removing the wrong ones from your daily diet. I eat though the day, trust me on this one. My big discovery to staying fit and lean: DO NOT SKIP MEALS, WATCH WHAT YOU EAT AND EAT SMALL PORTIONS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. MOVE AROUND AND WALK, WALK, WALK! THIS KEEPS YOUR METABOLISM ON HIGH. YOU EAT THROUGH THE DAY AND BURN ALL YOU EAT.

Our January plan:

1. My children have home cooked meals through the week and on the weekends we give them their fast food choices. We are limiting fast food to: once a week a happy meal. If you skip it, get more HAPPY..a happy treat like playing in a play area/park for longer or a movie date. Yay!!

2. We are including more fruits and veggies to our meals. So everyone eats a bowl of fruits for breakfast and bowl of salad with dinner.

3. Each member right up to our youngest have our own bottle of water and have to go through 2 refills minimum a day.

4. We have increased our intake of dried fruits and nuts. Our children love, love, love it! and so do we :)

Sneha’s super-easy tangy mixed salad recipe.

  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn, thawed
  • 1 to 2 cups black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 a red thai chilly finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup capsicum (Green large pepper) chopped in fine squares
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
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  • A small bunch of fresh cilantro or coriander leaf finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 
Lime juice from 1 or 2 lime squeezed
  • Pinch of salt, brown sugar and pepper
 according to taste
  • A tinge of chilly sauce to add the kick

Simply mix everything together for a yummy flavorful salad !

Another version of the same kind of salad is

 super-easy tangy grated salad recipe.

  • 1/2 a red thai chilly finely sliced
  • A small bunch of fresh cilantro or coriander leaf, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Lime juice from 1 or 2 lime squeezed
  • Pinch of salt, brown sugar and pepper
 according to taste
  • 1 carrots grated fine using hand grater (thin long)
  • 1 cucumber grated fine (thin long)
  • 1 Raw mango grated fine (thin long)

    Simply mix everything together for a delightful tangy goodness !