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All things green today. Wasn’t intentional really. But it’s oh such a pretty sight when served and the only red speckles would have been the spicy smokin’ paprika. Armed with my Gefu Spirelli to turn Zucchini into Zoodles (aka: Zucchini + Noodles), along with shelled edamame for a protein crunchy kick before welcoming a delicious healthy coating of tangy creamy avocado-cilantro and mint dressing, your quota for green veggies has just been condensed in one decadent and satisfying healthy bowl! Extremely easy to prepare and I always strive for high volume of food with a low amount of calories – especially helpful when you are looking to cut back on calorie consumption but enjoy eating volume of food. Who doesn’t after all? 😉
The large zucchini spiralled is filling, low in carbs and coated with the healthy fats from the avocado balanced off with low fat yogurt (substitute with full fat if you wish), this is truly a winner. Thanks to my food partners at Greenheart Organic Farms for arming me with local organic produce – make sure to check them out and order a veggie mixed box in if you haven’t yet, it’s like Santa Claus delivering a box of happiness to your doorstep! Oh, and if you’re on the hunt for this amazing Gefu Spirelli device, drop me a line at email@example.com to purchase one off of me. Onto the recipe!
Yoga and Pilates enthusiasts tout their workouts with upmost enthusiasm, boasting about the life-changing physical and mental benefits. So, what is so special about these techniques that we hear and see so much about? What are the similarities and differences between Yoga and Pilates, and how can you get the best of both worlds?
Yogalates – the hybrid workout fusing both Yoga and Pilates in a one hour session
If you’re looking at Yoga or Pilates to tighten your midsection, build strength, stand taller and feel healthier, they both get the job done. Both disciplines require concentration, consistent practice and awareness. That’s why they are classified under “mind-body” programs, along with Tai Chi and meditation.
But the differences between the two can be confusing, even for veteran students. Here’s a crash course on how yoga and Pilates each tone up our bodies and minds.
This is why: Kale is a Nutritional Powerhouse. One cup of chopped kale contains 33 calories and 9% of the daily value of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and a whopping 684% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.
Kale’s health benefits are primarily linked to the high concentration and excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K — and sulphur-containing phytonutrients. Carotenoids and flavonoids are the specific types of antioxidants associated with many of the anti-cancer health benefits. Kale is also rich in the eye-health promoting lutein and zeaxanthin compounds. Double bonus when combined with eggs in this recipe.
And tastes delicious when crisped in the oven. That’s why. So for breakfast, all you need is an egg or two, a ramekin, kale, feta and you are all good to go. The simplest protein rich breakfast to prepare is right here:
Whipping up a two-course meal is never a speedy, easy task. But when you finally sit down, 4 hours later, to dig into your culinary creation of Roasted Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa & Feta Cheese, paired with Sweet Potato Salad fused with Coriander & Lime, your exhaustion is completely wiped off your face and replaced with a massive, massive grin! These two pair very well with each other. Red Bell Peppers are an excellent source of Vitamin C. Quinoa is packed with protein. Sweet Potato is high in Vitamin B-6. Your two-course meal is just bursting with flavor, goodness and if delivered by my partners “Greenheart Organic Farms” – then you’ve got yourself an organic, seasonal and super healthy meal to look forward to.