Eat Fruit On An Empty Stomach

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Fruit has the highest water content of any of the food groups, and supplies you with vital vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids. Because fruit breaks down the fastest in your system it supplies you with energy that can be used for immediate fuel. Fruit increases your vitality. When you eat fruit follow this very simple rule: eat fruit on an empty stomach.

If you think you’re doing the heathy choice when you go for the fruit salad for dessert, you’re just going to make digestive trouble for yourself. Fruit breaks down the quickest of all foods. If it has to sit on top of foods that take longer to digest it will ferment and acidify the whole meal.

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Morning Treat

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There are some days that you need some extra energy. I love to combine raw oats, almond milk, poppy seeds, strawberries  and maple syrup for some sweet.

 

Matcha Tea Asparagus Quinoa

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This is the way I cook risotto. I love this recipe for risotto because matcha tea gives a beautiful green color and make a good couple with asparagus . It’s great to accompanied with a glass of white wine. Today I wanted to try it with quinoa! And yes, I love this way too!

Ingredients x 4:

  • 250 gr Quinoa
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 garlic
  • olive oil
  • Himalayan salt
  • 250 gr asparagus
  • 1 Tbs matcha tea

Solar Roadways? Yes!

I think it’s great! You have to see it!

I hope that it’s not so far away the possibility to realize the solar roadways! We have to protect our planet!

Clean Green Juice

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I usually start every meal with some raw veggies (green salad, raw carrots, cucumbers or peppers), but actually there are some times that is not possible to do this, for a simple reason that you have to go out for dinner. Also if you are in company (the good one) there is that moment when you think “and now? What the hell I have to do? Should I order my raw greens at first like I do at home? Or just do like others do?” Ok , I live in Italy and when you are in restaurant and order some salad at first you can feel the eyes on you… And this is what makes my feel uncomfortable. I decided to do some think to brake this feeling! Before I go out for dinner I like to take my greens at home, like clean green juice or green smoothie! this decision make me feel good when I’m out and I can enjoy the company!

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 apple (for some sweet 😉 )

 

Start Your Day With Green Smoothie!

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Coconut water~Romain Lettuce~Spinach~

Apple~Pear~Banana~Lemon Juice

Blend and enjoy your day!

Zucchini Carbonara

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This is my version of “Pasta alla Carbonara”.

All you need for 4 servings is:

  • 500 gr Linguine Pasta
  • 4 zucchini
  • 1 onion
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 4 egg yolks

Extra virgin olive oil, black pepper, salt

For a sauce: cook 2 zucchini in a part and blend it.  Fry onion with bacon  and when it’s ready add blended zucchini. Your sauce is ready!

Cut the rest of zucchini into very thin strips. Boil water and cook Linguine. When it’s ready mix Linguine with sauce you prepared before and add zucchini strips (zucchini strips remain raw but with the hot Linguine will soften). Be sure to leave aside some sauce, you will need it for servings.  I like to lay the Linguine in the pot-shaped nest and bring down the yolk right in the middle.

It’s really simple to do and taste good!

Make Your Own Cleaners

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You can never go wrong with the basic ingredients your grandmother probably used: baking soda, lemon, and vinegar.

  • All purpose cleaner: 9 parts water, 1 part vinegar
  • Window cleaner: 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon natural liquid soap, 2 cups water
  • Oven cleaner: 2 cups hot water, 1 tablespoon natural dish liquid, 1 teaspoon borax

Mix all ingredients together in a spry bottle and shake gently.

Some Cleaning Strategies

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For an every day clean,  there are a few low-effort and high-impact things you can do to make sure your home environment stays low on toxins and irritants.

Open the wind. VOC (volatile organic compound) levels are higher indoors than out, so opening your windows for even just a few minutes every day – EVEN IN THE WINTER- can significantly improve your indoor air quality.

Take off your shoes. I love shoes but their bottoms are nasty. Lead dust, animal faces, gasoline, fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals all pack into soles. When you enter your house, leave your shoes at the door and keep this grossness there, too, of tracking it all over. Keep your bedrooms and kid’s room shoe free! You might even consider leaving a basket of slippers or brightly colored socks at the door for guests to use, if that’s your think.

Kick your chemical habit.  Switching to nontoxic cleaning products is just about the single most important thing you can do to purge your home air quality of VOCs and other toxic chemicals. Embrace label reading and avoid products with all the stuff listed in the dishonest ingredients charts – the biggies in this category are chlorine and ammonia, though cleaning products contain hundreds of other “inert” ingredients that you won’t find on labels.

Dust. Most of the stuff in your house, plus the materials used to make the building itself, is slowly degrading and breaking down into microscopic particles that wind up in your dust. So wipe up surfaces regularly with a damp cloth and wipe hard floors with a damp mop (you typically only need water for these tasks). Swipe your screens (some of the most contaminated dust is found on TV an computer screens) and vacuum regularly with a machine outfitted with a HEPA  (high efficiency particulate air) filter, which tightly traps the dust rather then flinging particles back into the room.

 

What Is Quinoa?

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For years, the health-conscious among us have been raving about quinoa — and for good reason. It’s a favorite carb option among gluten-free folks, since it’s packed with protein and fiber . But, what exactly is this so-called “superfood,” and is it as healthy as we think?

Quinoa was first cultivated by farmers in the Andes mountains in Peru and Bolivia between 5,000 and 7,000 years ago. While it’s often referred to as a grain, this is a common misconception — quinoa is a broadleaf plant, which makes it a pseudocereal along with other ancient “grains” like amaranth and buckwheat. (Grains like wheat and barley grow as grasses.) Of course, the seeds of all of these plants are used similarly in food: ground into flour, for example, or boiled, like rice, as quinoa’s commonly prepared. The leaves of the quinoa plant are also edible, though they’re hard to come by except in regions where the crop is grown.

Nutritionally, quinoa is pretty much a no-brainer — it’s relatively rich in protein and fiber (8 grams and 5 grams, respectively, per cup), making it more filling and healthful than other gluten-free carb alternatives, like brown rice or potatoes. It’s also a good source of magnesium and calcium, which means it’s a must for those who don’t eat dairy. It has a low glycemic index, so it won’t cause blood-sugar spikes like other carbohydrates. Some studies even suggest quinoa is a “complete protein” source — meaning it contains enough of each of the nine amino acids we need for proper nutrition. (Sort of takes one-pot meals to an even simpler level, doesn’t it?)