Pulled some paleo @birchbenders pancakes out of the freezer for the easiest pancake tower ever 🤗
Having prepped pancakes >> Seriously- there’s nothing better 😎 Always make a double batch of pancakes so you can freeze half and have them at a later date 👌🏻 -
I just popped these in the toaster and they were ready to go in just a few mins 🙌🏻 I always made pancakes on Sundays in college and I’d make a double batch, freeze 1/2, and eat them later on in the week 💯 I added simple toppings- honey, @enjoylifefoods chocolate chips, and 1/2 a banana 😎 I feel like I always say “such a simple breakfast” but seriously prepped pancakes are a game changer! Are you a meal prep fan?! I love leftovers + meal prep 🙌🏻 And Fridays 😉 Have a good one friends!! ❤️
- #breakfast details 👉🏻 leftover @birchbenders paleo pancakes (1/2 the mix + 1/2 unsweetened almond milk + cinnamon) paired with @enjoylifefoods chocolate chunks + organic honey + 1/2 a banana 🍌 #paleo#eatwell#feedyoursoull . . 📸 All credits to respective owner(s) // @choosing_balance 😍⠀ .
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Sometimes when times are tough you have to force yourself to look at all the good that might be sitting in front of you. I’ve been doing my best since January to think more positively and look at things more so from a position of growth. Is there something I can learn from a challenging time? 9/10 there is a chance that there is an opportunity to grow and change. And I try to embrace those challenges to push ahead. This isn’t a strategy that might work for everyone, but for those it might help, I do encourage you to try. I find my mood has been better, I’m less anxious and just generally a better person to be around. 😂 It’s very easy to get into your own head and be hypercritical. 🌸
Wishing you a warm bowl of oats. These are made with 1/3 cup rolled oats, 1 tbsp ground flax seed, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 banana sliced, 1 cup almond milk and a pinch of salt as per usual. Hopefully by now you all know how to make some tasty oats. I’d make these more interesting and fancy, but it’s about time I pack up my spice cabinet. ✨
2,8486316 hours ago
hi ~ you can eat a balanced diet without supporting the “diet culture is bs” approach that is out there which is ~so~ frustrating. yes - eat want you want but at the end of the day your health and your insides (e.g. heart health, skin health, tummy health) still need looking after and you can’t beat the science behind this 🧬
look at ur diet like this
so when u are looking at this - Monday to Friday is a magnificent example of a very well balanced diet but tips at the weekend coz “calories don’t count on a weekend” or “I’m gunna eat 10 cookies coz even tho I wanna lose some fat it won’t hurt me” unfortunately, them calories still are going into your body which is really the only real accurate “food diary” 🤔
so if your trying to lean out, lose weight or whatever your goal is, what’s the point in smashing a week of good balance to binge and not consume a single vegetable on a weekend? balance in all aspects of ur life every time will make it a lot easier & quicker to get ur goals 🌚
I’m not promoting to eat salads all the time, but promoting wholesome, good, nutritious food which believe it or not our body *needs* to function - with a lil bit of all the other good stuff thrown in there too. happy thursday huns I am done 4 the weeekendddddd 🤩🤩🤩
Salmon Cobb Salad is a modern spin on the classic American Cobb salad. Great recipe by @natashaskitchen 😋
It is definitely a feel-good, protein packed salad loaded with crisp lettuce, sweet corn, avocados, ripe cherry tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs. .
Ingredients for Pan Seared Salmon:
1 lb salmon boneless, skinless
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Ingredients for Cobb Salad:
1 large head of romaine lettuce chopped, rinsed and spun dry
2 ears of corn cooked, shucked and cut off the cob
1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
2 large hard-boiled eggs peeled and quartered
1 large avocado peeled, pitted and sliced
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
Ingredients for Cilantro Lime Dressing:
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice from 1 to 2 limes
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp cilantro chopped
2 Tbsp dill chopped
1 large garlic clove pressed or finely minced
1 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
Season salmon generously with salt and pepper. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot add salmon, top-side down and cook until golden and crisp on the first side (4 minutes) then flip salmon and continue cooking another 4 minutes or until cooked through, depending on thickness of salmon. Transfer to a plate and cool to room temperature then flake salmon with forks into bite-sized pieces.
Arrange romaine lettuce on a large platter or large shallow bowl.
Arrange remaining salad ingredients in rows over the romaine lettuce; cooked corn kernels, sliced onion, quartered eggs, sliced avocado, and halved cherry tomatoes.
Need some meal prep ideas and motivation?
It is always exciting when you start something new but then in time an doing it over and over again might feel overwhelming and that excitement you think will never ever end wears off real quick! Don’t worry! I totally feel you!
Looking back to my old photos to get some inspiration and ideas and I see I have changed the way I prep. I used to prep all my meals from breakfast to dinner including snacks! Nowadays I love preparing buffet style preps because it gives me more options to change up my meals.
Just like my gym sessions, I often change my meals and the way I prepare food so I never get bored and keep being consistent in the long term! LIFE LONG!
➡️If you are bored of what you are doing, find a new way to enjoy!⬅️
❓What are you bored of at the moment❓
Comment below please and let’s try to find solutions together!
Have a great day!🌟
Biraz fikir ve motivasyona mi ihtiyacınız var?
Yeni bir seylere baslarken her zaman çok heyecanlı oluruz ve bu heyecan hiç bir zaman bitmeyecek sanariz. Fakat hiç bitmeyeceğini düsündügümüz o heyecan biranda bitiverir ve kendimizi yeniden baslamadan evvelki noktada buluruz. Endiselenecek bir şey yok! Bu yalnızca size olmuyor!
Eski resimlerime hem fikir hem de motivasyon icin bakıyordum ve bu resmi bulunca suanda çok daha farklı bir sekilde yemek hazirligi yaptigimi gördüm. Önceden tüm ögünlerimi hazırlardım! Kahvaltıdan, aksam yemeğine hatta ara ögünlerime kadar! Fakat suanda büfe tarzı yemek hazirligindan çok daha fazla keyif alıyorum. Cünkü her ögün farklı kombinasyonlar yapabiliyorum.
Egzersiz rutinlerim gibi yemek rutinlerimi de zaman zaman özellikle sıkıldıgım zamanlar değiştirmek kolay kolay sıkılmamamı ve uzun soluklu devamlılıgı sağlıyor. HAYAT BOYU DEVAMLILIK!
➡️Eğer yaptiginiz seyden sıkıldıysanız daha çok keyif alabileceğiniz bir yöntem bulmaya calisin!⬅️
❓Suanda sıkıldıgınız her hangi bir durum var mi❓
Yorumlarda bildirin lütfen ki beraber bir cözüm bulmaya calisalim!
Good Morning Everyone☀️
-I haven’t posted a breakfast picture in a while so here it is.....*Gluten Free Porridge & Honey*🍯
-Deadlines are quickly approaching so this breakfast is quick and easy!! I use Coconut Milk as it gives it extra flavour, plus it transforms this breakfast into a vegan one 🐄 (Minus the honey for a vegan breakfast as well‼️)
- Oats are high in fiber and protein compared to other grains. Oats contain some unique components — in particular, the soluble fiber beta-glucan and antioxidants called avenanthramides. ⭐️
- Benefits include lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, protection against skin irritation and reduced constipation.
- Feel Free to add some fresh fruit to give your oats some colour 🍇 🍉🍓🍑🍒
Yum! The latest in our vegetarian line up. Portobello Mushroom Cups loaded with Cajun Quinoa mix, sweet potato chips and the most delicious salad. I’d go vegan any day with meals like this on the menu. ✔️✔️🙏🏻✔️ #dinnersorted#meatfree
Check out our feature today in The i about to become more label savvy when it comes to food: Food manufacturers have clever marketing techniques to make their foods and products sound like healthy and good-value choices – but more often than not, this is not the case. .
🏷 The labels on products have become increasingly complex and, in some cases, misleading. With the ever-changing diet culture, what should we be focusing on anyway when we look at labels? The calories, the macros, the RDAs, the traffic light? Per serving or per 100g? .
🏷 This is even assuming foods have been labelled correctly in the first place – recent headlines have shown that some manufacturers are under-reporting levels of things like sugar and hydrogenated fats in their foods.
😴 Αν είστε από αυτούς που θέλουν να κοιμούνται καλά αλλά δεν τα καταφέρνουν, ίσως πρέπει να κάνετε κάποιες αλλαγές στη διατροφή σας.
Τροφές που θα σας βοηθησουν να κοιμάστε καλύτερα: ▪️πλιγούρι βρώμης
Pentru ca nu putem trai doar cu salata, micul dejun de astazi arata asa😁 •200g clatite proteice din banane
-30g fulgi de ovaz
-1cupa de proteine cu aroma de vanilie
-30g afine -3linguri de crema de migdale
Absolutely love our new ice creams moulds from @additivefreelifestyle . We just blitz fresh or frozen fruit with coconut cream and sometimes add a drop of citrus essential oil like lime for a flavor boost. Simply put in the moulds and freeze! Delicious and additive free!!
Rose petals are sweet and delicate and can be crystallised with sugar, used to decorate cakes, garnish desserts, added to salads.
This photo is of beautiful Egyptian organic Rose petals. I like to make up my own herbal teas .. Rose & Camomile Tea
1 Tablespoon Dried Roses
1 Tablespoon Dried Chamomile
1 Cinnamon coil
P.S. not all flowers are edible and are dangerous to consume. Most organic health / markets /produce shops have edible flowers available to buy.
Photo Credit @livewellnz
247910 hours ago
Totes Organic. Ideally it would be wonderful to be able to eat only organic fruits and vegetables.
Due to logistics, availability and monetary restraints it's not always viable. That's where the clean 15 and dirty dozen comes into play.
Each year the EWG Environmental Working Group release a list of fruits and vegetables that contain the most (dirty dozen, preferably buy organic) and least (clean fifteen) chemical pesticides.
Pesticides are both poisonous and toxic to humans, animals and the environment. Exposure to pesticides for humans has been linked to numberous health concerns such as skin irritation, respiratory problems and cancer.
P.S. When buying organic remember to still wash your fruits and vegetables. Using filtered water with raw apple cider vinegar in a bowl (even though organic doesn't have pesticides it has been handled by many hands by time it gets to you). @environmentalworkinggroup
177810 hours ago
Berry Delight Smoothie Bowl
1/2 c Mixed berries
3/4 c Frozen Banana
1 /2 c Almond Milk (can be varied depending on your personal consistency preference)
Place in blender until smooth, place in bowl and top with your favourite toppings.
My smoothie in the photo is topped with unsweetened berry juice, coconut, cacao nibs and bee pollen.
Other topping ideas .. spices such as cinnamon, bliss balls, dried apple rings, berries, coconut yogurt, vegan homemade caramel sauce, sliced bananas, goji berries, chia seeds, cacao nibs, juice, bee pollen, nut butter ... let your imagination run free.
Would love to hear your favourite toppings?
P.S. Bee pollen isn't a direct product of bees though some may be sensitive to it (allergy wise), try a little bit out first to see if you can tolerate x
Photo and Recipe Credit @livewellnz
185620 June, 2018
Eating raw can be made easy if you full up on fruit mainly during the day. Remember to eat fruit on an empty stomach (as your body digests quickly compared to other food groups, if you eat after a meal it can start to ferment, aka bring on bloating and the like) and to not mix with other food groups, the exception being bananas due to their starch content. Fruit Salad anyone or maybe pop your favorite fruits into a blender for a deliciously nutritious smoothie 🍉🍒🥝🍇🍍🍌🍏 Photo credit @livewellnz
2331518 June, 2018
During the summer months I Iike to eat mainly raw, this is a Beetroot & Kohlrabi Stack garnished with Thyme.
Photo and Recipe credit @livewellnz
2331318 June, 2018
"La vie est une fleur dont l’amour est le miel." "Life is a flower of which love is the honey."
Beautiful French Quote by Victor Hugo. .
Photo Credit to Respective owner.
243318 June, 2018
Just hanging out .. The next time you're just hanging out here are a few podcasts you may like to listen to ... ○ For Easy listening: "At home with" Podcast featuring Liz Earle (Series 1 / Episode 07). This podcast sparks the imagination as Emma and Lily take you on a tour of Liz Earle's London home (audibly). Be inspired by Liz's little gems of wisdom from beauty products through to Kombucha. You will feel like you're hanging out with old friends. ○ Motivational Talk: "The Model Health Show" by Shawn Stevenson featuring Bob Proctor, How to Instantly Shift Your Mindset (Episode 137)
If you're feeling unmotivated this is an upbeat and thought provoking podcast. It's entitled Instantly Shift Your Mindset and it does just that. ○ Inspirational: "On Air With Ella" interview with Joe Cross (Episode 001)
Ella talks with Joe Cross from the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. If you're wanting a spark to start your journey towards becoming the healthier version of you, look no further. Interviewed from the sunny Gold Coast of Australia, this podcast is done in a light and witty manner. ○ Incredible Life Story: "School of Greatness" by Lewis Howes interviewing Amy Purdy (Episode 336). This podcast shows how one can raise up from extreme adversity and still achieve their life's goals and dreams. Amy will inspire you to believe anything is possible if you believe in yourself.
Happy Listening everyone
P.S. I have tagged photo with the above podcasts & their guests.
Photo credit to respective owner.
246617 June, 2018
Why plantbased diet? There are many reasons why one may switch to an all plantbased diet. Or maybe it's a matter of not eating 100% plantbased but rather consciously wanting to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in one's diet. I would like to share the reasons why I switched to a wholefoods plantbased diet back in 2010. Primarily it was a way to tackle and better manage my Fibromyalgia symptoms and in turn has reinforced my love of animals that I've had since childhood.
The benefits of a wholefoods plantbased diet: ○ reduce inflammation ○ increase and or stabilize energy levels ○ naturally detoxifying ○ healthy gut
○ better digestion, less bloating, regular bowel movement ○ help to prevent and or the early onset of non-communiable diseases such as cancer, heart disease ○ better cardiovascular health
○ anti aging ○ helps with brain fog
○ help to relieve or eliminate allergies ○ helps to manage or put autoimmune dieases into remission such as Fibromyalgia, Graves Disease, Autoimmune Underactive Thyroid, Psoriasis, POTS
Along with diet, I am conscious and continuely working on stress management, sleep, low impact exercise along with being conscious of minimizing exposures from chemicals and toxins, by using natural household, beauty and hygiene products. If any of these factors become out of balance, my fibromyalgia can flare, it's a continual work in progress. It's about progress not perfection.
Would love to hear your reasons 😊
229416 June, 2018
A delicious quick strawberry recipe for when times not on your side
Strawberries and Cream
○ Dice strawberries into a glass, add coconut yoghurt and a drizzle of maple syrup with dark chocolate shavings, delish!
When you've got time ... Strawberry and Balsamic Semifreddo
1 tsp Maple Syrup
450g ripe Strawberries
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1. Pour the maple syrup and water into a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat, add strawberries and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat left to cool.
2. Place mixture made from step 1along with Balsamic Vinegar into a food processor for approximately 30 seconds (until a chunky mixture is formed)
3. Pour the mixture into a freezer proof container and free for approximately 1 1/2 -2 hours or until semi-frozen. Stir at least once during freezing.
4. Scoop spoonfuls of the semifreddo into glasses and decorate with free strawberries, shaven dark non dairy chocolate and edible flowers.
Bon Appétit. 🍓 Otherwise they are little bursts of yumminess on their own x
Here's a recipe to try out over the weekend .. Happy weekend everyone
Tofu Salad Cups
○ 1 Onion
○ 1 Organic Block of Tofu
○ 1 Tablespoon Coconut oil
○ 1/ 4 cup of Cashews
○ 1 teaspoon Coconut Sugar
○ 2 Tablespoons Lemon juice
○ Salt and Pepper ○ Parsley
○ Lettuce leaves
1. Add coconut oil to pan, bring up the heat add onions until caramelized. Put onions to the side.
2. Add coconut oil to pan after onions have been removed and add tofu (cut into small cube sizes). Once tofu is cooked add onion and Cashew sauce, mix in together.
Add pre-soaked cashews, coconut sugar, lemon juce, salt, pepper into blender until smooth, add water slowly until desired consistency, slightly runny.
3. Place Tofu mixture into lettuce cups add parsley to garnish.
While you're eating these delicious Tofu Lettuce Cups reflect on how your body is feeling nourished. Tofu is an excellent source of dietary protein along with iron and Calcium. Lettuce is high in water content, hence hydrating and contains nutrients such as vitamin c and potassium.
P.S. I made this recipe a few months ago and I personally choose to have tofu only in moderation. Some studies show if over consumed it may interfere with thyroid function and can act as a phytoestrogen. If you're concerned about getting enough protein in your diet remember all plant foods have protein. Foods that have a higher comprehensive amino acid profile (aka the components that make up complete protein) are Lentils, beans (e.g. Chickpeas), Broccoli, nuts and seeds.
Do you go bananas for bananas? Here are a few reasons why you might be crazy for bananas ... ○ they contain many important nutrients needed for optimal health including Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Copper.
○ rich in fiber and resistant starch meaning they can help moderate cravings
○ potassium is a mineral essential for a healthy heart ○ Anti aging properties due to high levels of antioxidants ○ a great post workout snack
Simple Banana Smoothie Recipe ○ Cup of Frozen Bananas ○ Almond Milk (amount according to your liking for thinkness) ○ Add one of your favorite health powders such as Maca, wheatgrass, hemp powder etc for extra energy boost. Enjoy x
Photo Credit to Respective owner.
238815 June, 2018
It's Juice Recipe Time
A simple and easy juice designed to help your body and mind recoup from a busy week. Three simple ingredients ○ Banana ○ Strawberry ○ Pear
Tip: If you don't own a juicing machine turn it into a smoothie with your blender or otherwise treat yourself at your local juice bar.
210914 June, 2018
Going Plantbased doesn't mean you have to miss out on delicious treats. These Chewy Date & Almond biscuits are made with Dates, Almond Meal, pinch of salt and a dash of ginger powder .. Delicious to have as a snack on the go or a quiet moment with your favorite hot drink.
Photo credit and recipe @livewellnz
2051314 June, 2018
Would you like to have a cup of tea with me? Chamomile to be precise. It's dried Egyptian Chamomile flowers steeped with a dash of Almond milk, maple syrup if you have a sweet tooth or maybe you like it simple and left as it is, the choice is yours.
It's more than just a cup of tea, Chamomile tea helps for easing stress, aids digestion, a good night sleep, headaches, muscle cramps, upset stomach and so much more.
Beauty Tip: Cold Chamomile tea bags can be placed on eyelids to relieve tiredness and under eye puffiness.
I hope you enjoyed your cup of Chamomile tea with me x