Make Activity You Love!

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Instead, in this post, I want to remember you to make activity that you love. It doesn’t have to be hardcore or intense exercise — just think of it more in terms of movement. Whatever gets your body in motion is totally fine. It could be walking, or yoga, or Tai Chi, or dancing, hiking, playing with your kids, biking, surfing, swimming! Pretty much anything that gets your body moving and feeling good.

I love my Tai Chi Qi Gung practice. I love to move in freely–whether it be on a beach, my living room, in hotel rooms, wherever. I feel like I’m exploring my own energy and breath, and it’s exciting!

If you love walking, you can have a few pics and write about why you like to walk — perhaps it’s the peace and reflection, or the sights you see…If your activity is yoga, remember  how yoga makes you feel inside and how your body evolves with practice… Hiking could be about connecting with nature and fresh air… you get the point.

There is such a pure joy and beauty in how we humans can move in so many different ways. So I encourage you to let  be a celebration of the types of movement you love most.

This will help you feel gratitude for how far you’ve come, how good you feel, and how great it is to have a body that can get out there — MOVE — and enjoy the world!

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Avocado Mousse with Honey Muesli And The Beetroot Blend

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This morning I decided to prepare a delicious breakfast for the good start to the rainy day. This is the recipe that I saw at the MasterChef Australia with some modification of my.

Muesli:

  • 1 cup Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup Raisin
  • 1/2 cup Dried figs
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup Almonds
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tb sp Honey

Mix all dry ingredients directly into the baking dish and add the honey. Bake in oven for 8-10 min at 180°.

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Once cooked do not forget to turn the whole thing and let cool down.

Mousse:

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 Lemon juice
  • 1 Tb sp Sugar

All you have to do is to blend well avocado with lemon juice and sugar until it becomes creamy.

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Beetroot blend:

  • 1 large Beet (scrubbed, halved)
  • 2 stalks Celery
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Pear
  • 2 cups baby Spinach
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 cup Almond milk

Add all ingredients into a juicer and juice. Add almond milk to the juice.

Now that every thing is ready you have to combine all ingredients… Put on the bottom of the pot muesli, place the ball of mousse in the center and decorate with some the fresh berry.

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The preparation of this dish may seem complicated, but it is not. You can prepare it in 15 minutes 😉.

Enjoy your breakfast or make it like dessert.

 

Veggie Dinner From My Little Helper

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For this evening my little helper made dinner for all family 😉. She is 11 and very smart person. Today she come to me with intention to help me… At the end I was supervising her work 😃 with nothing to do. She was so pretty in her apron 😇. So for the dinner we had a special veggie soup.

Servings x 4:

  • 4 Carrots
  • sweet Onion
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Celery stalk
  • Sweet Potato
  • Some Swiss Chard leaves
  • 1/2 Cabbage
  • Chives
  • Salt
  • Cayenne pepper

The only think to do is fry the onion before you put all vegetables cut above and 2 liters of water. It’s really simple to do and it was made from my little girl 😉.

Thank you my dear sweet love ❤️.

Veggie Millet With Some Leftover Goodies

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It’s fresh and delicious and I made it with some leftover I had in my fridge. There are days that you need to clean your fridge… This was what happen to my today. Some day ago I have prepared pasta with mashed peas and purée I made was to much so I put it a part for an other use ( it was good idea), yesterday I have made some fresh beans salad… So today I add millet and put it all together!

What I have done is to soak overnight millet and cooked. Browned the onions I added zucchini and eggplant  with cayenne pepper for the spicy taste. When millet is ready I mixed all together. It’s fast to prepare and it’s possible to use all kind of veggies you have (pepper, peas, corn, mushrooms…)

I only used olive oil and fresh lemon for seasoning fresh beans.

My family loved this leftover invention 😉

You will need:

  • 500 gr of Millet
  • medium Onion
  • 2 small Zucchini
  • 1 Eggplant
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • Salt and Cayenne pepper
  • fresh Tomato

Colorful Bean Salad

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Are you ready for lunch? Personally I am obsessed with beans. I actually prepare beans as more often as I can. Beans are good for anyone switching to a vegetarian diet. They have favorable qualities, such as a high protein content and an abundance of minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients.

Today I have prepared the borlotti beans (you can use any type of beans) with stir-fried vegetables and arugula.

Servings x 4:

  • 250 gr Borlotti beans
  • White onion
  • 3-4 Carrots
  • Red pepper
  • Parsley to taste
  • Himalayan salt to taste
  • 250 gr Arugula
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar ( for arugula salad dressing)

Preparation:

Soak the beans overnight, rinse and cook.  Fry the onion add the carrots and red pepper. When the vegetables are ready add parsley and previously cooked beans. Serve with arugula salad on top.

You can replace red pepper with zucchini, mushrooms or corn. Use what you have and be creative.

Matcha Green Tea Energy Smoothie

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This super delicious smoothie is really good for meditation or yoga session. Green tea will get you in to the cleaning process and bee pollen will add some sweet and will give you energy! I recommend cleansing all areas of your life: physical, mental and spiritual.

Servings x 4:

2 cups coconut water

2 cups baby spinach

1 frozen banana

2 tsp matcha green tea powder

1 tsp bee pollen

1 cup coconut milk

 

 

 

 

Veggie Ice Cream

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Yesterday I welcomed home a new friend, the ice cream maker!

Today I have made my first peach-coconut veggie ice cream!

After 40 minutes the result is good. Actually it is more like sorbet, but it is at the same time creamy, gluten free and you can enjoy your creation with friends.

Servings x 4:

400 ml coconut milk

200 gr peach puree

30 gr sugar

1tsp lemon juice

 

 

Deliciously Spicy And Sweet Veggie

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Have you ever didn’t know what to prepare for lunch or dinner? That moment when you open the fridge and think, now what?? This thing just happened to me today.

When I opened my fridge the first thing I saw were the carrots. It’s the best food for summer tan! (Carrots are well know as an important food for eye health and should help to create the gorgeous hair. Carrots have the highest amount of beta-carotene, contain calcium, potassium, iron, fiber, vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, K and biotin). Even better looking I saw of asparagus! (which are high in fiber, vitamin K which helps the body absorb calcium. Asparagus is very low in sodium which means that eating asparagus helps to reduces puffiness under-eye). And my thought was: how about some steamed vegetables?

Yes! I have prepared some steamed vegetables with fried onion, coconut milk (which gives a sweet flavor) and cayenne pepper (for the spicy taste). At the and of cooking I add some collard greens and leftover rice.

I have prepared lunch in 15 minutes and I can say that it was the best lunch ever!

Eat More Veggies And Fewer Animal Products

The best thing you can do to improve your overall health and beauty is to fill your diet with whole, unrefined plant foods. Natural, plant-based foods provide all the essential nutrients needed for well-balanced and healthy diet, as there are no nutrients found in animal-based foods that are not abundantly available in plant foods, with the exception of vitamin B12. And you can supplement vitamin B12 for insurance. Although you may choose to keep some meat in your diet for taste, social, familial or any other reasons, there is no nutritional reason to do so. To keep your body running efficiently, greens are one of the most important food groups. Green vegetables are among the most nutrient-dense of all foods and are full of alkaline minerals, including calcium, chlorophyll and amino acids. They make up your key Beauty Foods that regenerate and purify your cells. It’s preferable to eat only fresh vegetables. However, frozen vegetables are the next best choose if you don’t have access to fresh produce or the time to purchase it. Canned vegetables should be avoided altogether, as they may contain preservatives or chemicals such as bisphenol A, are high in sodium and tend to have lower nutritional value than fresh or frozen vegetables.

Your best beauty greens and vegetables include the following:

ARTICHOKES – ARUGULA – ASPARAGUS – BEANS – BEETS – BEET GREENS – BOK CHOY – BROCCOLI – BRUSSELS SPROUTS – CABBAGE (green, purple or Chinese) – CARROTS – CAULIFLOWER – CELERY – CHARD – CHIVES – CILANTRO – COLLARD GREENS – DANDELION GREENS – DILL – ENDIVE – ESCAROLE – FRISÉE – GREEN BEANS – KALE – LAMB’S QUARTERS – LEEKS – MUSHROOMS – MUSTARD GREENS – OKRA – ONIONS – PARSLEY – PARSNIPS – PEPPERS – RADISHES – ROMAINE LETTUCE – SCALLIONS – SEA VEGETABLES – SHALLOTS – SPINACH – SPROUTS (all varieties) – SWEET POTATOES – SWISS CHARD – TURNIPS – WATERCRESS – WHEATGRASS 

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 Many people love eating meat, so you may choose not to become a full vegetarian. You don’t have to give up completely if you don’t want to, so long as you stick to these tips when you consume animal protein:

  • Buy organic, hormone-free meat, preferably from a local or source. The ugly truth is that factory-farmed animals are fed copious amounts of chemicals, hormones, antibiotics and steroids before being slaughtered, and all these toxins wind up on your plate and in your body. A report in 2001 by Union of Concerned Scientists, coauthored by Margaret Mellon, Ph.D.,J.D., director of the organization’s Food and Environment Program, examined the use of antibiotics in farmed animals. In a press statement, Dr. Mellon said, “Our report finds that there are twenty-five million pounds of antibiotics used in cattle, swine and poultry for non therapeutic purposes, including growth promotion and disease prevention. The breakdown is about four million pounds in cattle, almost eleven million pounds in swine and ten million pounds in poultry. By contrast, the report finds only three million pounds of antibiotics are used in human medicine. That means we’re using eight times the amount of antibiotics in healthy animals as we’re using to treat diseases in our children and ourselves.” These high levels of antibiotics in the food supply can contribute to antibiotic resistance in humans, not to mention many other health concerns associated with continually consuming antibiotics.
  • Eat animal protein once a day at most, and eat it at dinnertime. Eating any type of animal protein more than once a day will make your body too acidic, and will require far too much energy to efficiently digest the more complex protein chains. Eventually, your goal should be to limit the consumption of meat to two to three times per week at most.

Digesting animal protein creates in the body purines, uric acid and ammonia. These toxins are absorbed into your bloodstream through the colon and circulate all around your body. When your blood is clogged with toxins, it can’t transport as many beautifying minerals, and these toxins can age and clog the skin cells of your face. Furthermore, excessive protein consumption over works the liver and kidneys. An acidic body tends to age faster. There definitely have to be limits to the amount of concentrated protein you consume. Take a look for your self at people who are on high-protein, low-carb diets. They usually look far older than they are. The ~eat as much animal protein as you can~ theory is both aging to your skin and body and dangerous. Taking in more protein that is needed places a heavy burden on your body, creating acidity and wasting Beauty Energy – the very thing you have to avoid.

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Be sure to keep veggie sticks and salsa around as a great beauty snack to knosh on, at your work fridge and home while getting dinner ready or anytime! All the fiber, enzymes, vitamins and more make for a beautifying snack that won’t set your body, skin or energy back (like some other options we all know and can think of!)

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