Mediterranean-inspired baked fish

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Sometimes eating food in a conventional way can get tiring. So, I was very pleased when I came across this recipe. It’s easy, fun and healthy. What could be better?

 

Here you go! You’re welcome.

 You will need( most ingredients organic but fish):

1 large halibut or whitefish (3 to 4 pounds)

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 large onions, chopped and sautéed in olive oil

2 to 2 and 1/2 cups of tahini sauce

 

How to:

* Preheat oven to 400 degrees F*

*Wash fish and dry thoroughly. Sprinkle with salt and lemon juice.

* Let stand for 30 minutes. Drain fish. Brush with oil and place in baking pan.

* Cover with sautéed onions and tahini sauce. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Return to oven and bake until fish is easily flaked with a fork (30 to 40 minutes)

* Serve the fish on a platter and garnish with parsely and lemon wedges.

 

*Serves 6 to 8 people

4 party tricks for your Thanksgiving dinner to prevent you from over-indulging.

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There is nothing worse than over-eating or over-drinking and then waking up feeling as though all the steps that you have taken to be a healthy person have gone to waste.

 

I have over-indulged many times and have therefore learnt a few tricks that have helped my clients and students.

 

Here are 4 of them:

 

1. Have a vegetable broth before you leave the house or while cooking.

 

I love vegetable broths. They are easy to make, light, refreshing and will slightly fill you up. I recommend having a broth as opposed to a soup because soups, particularly those that contain starch, can be heavy. You don’t want to be too full to enjoy the festivities. So, have a vegetable broth if you are cooking for others or have before you leave the house.

 

2. Have two glasses of water before each drink .

 

The feeling that hangovers create the day after drinking is usually dehydration. Great news! You may be able to avoid those hangover symptoms by drinking two glasses of water with each drink. This will also cause you to drink less.

 

3. Meditate before you see your family and friends.

 

We all know that meditation reduces stress and seeing many friends and family can be stressful. Which, might lead to emotional drinking or eating. Take control over your possible anxiety and emotional fluctuations by meditating beforehand.

 

4. Engage with others during, before and after dinner.

 

It is a note-worthy fact that when you talk, you can’t eat/drink at the same time. So, keep the conversation flowing. Conversing also allows you to enjoy the festivities of Thanksgiving in a joyous way. Don’t be the one caught in the corner with a bottle of wine or cake all to themselves, drink and eat with others.

A smoothie filled with antioxidants and love

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Smoothies can be a great way to supplement your diet, not a meal replacement.

 

Especially as it becomes colder in The Northern Hemisphere, they can be a great way to amp up your immune system and keep you cold- free throughout the Winter.

 

I drink this every time that I start to feel ill. And, I truly believe that this and my healthy lifestyle are the reason why I haven’t been sick in years.

 

You will need (all organic ingredients):

 

• an inch-piece of ginger

• a tablespoon of black cumin oil

• a teaspoon of organic greens in powder form.

• a cup and a half of almond milk

• a spoon of rice protein.

• a pinch of nutmeg.

• a banana

• a handful of blackberries.

• handful of ice cubes.

 

How to:

 

• Blend all ingredients together!

 

ENJOY!

 

*Serves up to 2 people.

The perfect soup for after your menstrual cycle

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*Photo subject to copyright. 

During our menstrual, the body can feel alien-like. Which is understandable as our bodies are doing so much. Personally speaking, I’ve noticed that I tend to lose iron and feel weak as a result.

 

However, some of my clients have mentioned that they lose B12 and Zinc during this time.

 

 

During our menstrual, the body can feel alien-like. Which is understandable as our bodies are doing so much. Personally speaking, I’ve noticed that I tend to lose iron and feel weak as a result.

 

However, some of my clients have mentioned that they lose B12 and Zinc during this time.

 

That is why  I created a soup that is packed with a lot nutrients that are lost when we lose a lot of blood. Healthy and nutrient-rich blood is important for circulation of oxygen and revitalization of the bodies’ cells.

 

You will need (all ingredients organic)

 

• 2 cups of lentils.

• 2 and 1/2 cups of water.

• a cup of chicken bone broth.

• 1/2 a green bell pepper, diced.

• a pinch of fenugreek powder.

• a spoon of vegan butter.

• 1/2 a spoon of nutritional yeast.

• choice of herbs, I recommend oregano, basil, a bay leaf and thyme.

• 1/2 an avocado .

• a tablespoon and a half of sea salt. 

How to:

• Place lentils into a bowl, rinse and add water.

• Bring lentils to for 30 minutes or more, depending on how soft you want the lentils.

• Bring lentils to simmer.

• add bone broth, fenugreek and diced green bell pepper.

• add nutritional yeast and herbs.

•add sliced avocado and a pinch of salt. 

• Enjoy!!!!

 

* Serves 2-3 people.

You will need (all ingredients organic)

 

• 2 cups of lentils.

• 2 and 1/2 cups of water.

• a cup of chicken bone broth.

• 1/2 a green bell pepper, diced.

• a pinch of fenugreek powder.

• a spoon of vegan butter.

• 1/2 a spoon of nutritional yeast.

• choice of herbs, I recommend oregano, basil, a bay leaf and thyme.

 

How to:

• Place lentils into a bowl, rinse and add water.

• Bring lentils to for 30 minutes or more, depending on how soft you want the lentils.

• Bring lentils to simmer.

• add bone broth, fenugreek and diced green bell pepper.

• add nutritional yeast and herbs.

• Enjoy!!!!

 

* Serves 2-3 people.

3 supplements that can help you on a cleanse

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image by Getty Images, Plum creative

If you didn’t know by now, I am a huge fan of supplements. Especially since I have anemia and need iron supplements to maintain a healthy body.

 

There is; however, a common misconception that supplements mean that you don’t have to eat well too. This is incorrect. Our bodies absorb roughly seventy to eighty percent of nutrients from food and only twenty to fourty percent from supplements.

 

So, eating healthy food is important too. As I start my 7-day cleanse today, I wanted to share with you what supplements will be hitting my tongue throughout the days.

 

1. Milk thistle

 

This supplement is extracted from a plant. It is dehydrated and then put in capsule form. It’s usually extracted in concentrated form, meaning that the most powerful part of the plant goes in the capsule. Milk thistle is great for cleansing the liver, a few studies have shown that it rebuilds the livers cell while cleansing the liver. Meaning that it can reverse what alcohol and sugar does to our livers. It also has other benefits like helps to lower cholesterol and ward off cancerous cells. It is recommended to be drank in the morning as it is easier to cleanse the liver at this time.

 

2. Oregano

 

This is a plant in the basil family with a pungent smell and taste. Oregano is made into oil form by compressing the plant leaves to release the botanical oils, it can be put into capsule form too. I recommend The pure oil. Placing a drop or two under your tongue can prevent you from developing infections and certain viruses. If also cleanses the digestive tract.

 

3. Green powder

 

I love my greens; however, sometimes I don’t want to eat them with my meals, particularly breakfast. So, I start off the morning by placing a scoop of organic green powder (wheatgrass, barley, chlorella and spirulina) into a glass of water and downing it. Greens are loaded with nutrients and are a natural internal deodorant. They restore the blood and oxygenate cells in the body.

Sign up for our 7-day cleanse today! And, you will notice a difference in how you feel.

 

*Please seek a professional’s advice before starting any new cleanse or detox.

A midnight snack that takes longer to eat than to make.

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Midnight in a bowl

 

This recipe is how I curb my sweet craving late night when I have come from  a busy day.

 

It's so quick to make, full of protein and fiber.

 

You will need:

 

• a cup of goat milk yoghurt.

•a cup of organic granola

• 3 teaspoons of agave.

 

How to:

• Place yoghurt in a bowl.

• Then place granola and drizzle agave over.

• Feel free to add organic fruit to the mix.  

 

Then, enjoy!

Why 3 celebrities went vegan and why they won't go back.

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It seems that more and more people are becoming vegan, even some people you would've never thought would be.

 

A vegan is someone who does not eat or use animal products.

 

Many people's reasoning for becoming vegan differs, here are the reason why these celebrities went vegan:

 

1. Bill Clinton

 

President Clinton says. 'Going vegan saved my life.' He had heart issues that were related to his diet and had a few operations done until a doctor recommended a plant-based diet. Since then he boasts of advantages of more energy, fewer stomache issues and a peak in his overall health. Clinton went vegan seven years ago and also says that his longevity is due to his lifestyle change from the traditional Southern diet of red meat and carbohydrates, with little vegetables to a plant-based one.

 

 

 

2. Jessica Chastain

 

'I used to think about dieting but now I'm vegan.' Chastain implies that she bordered an eating disorder but now focuses on being healthy, which is important to her. The actress attributes her health to this diet, claiming that her high-cholesterol lowered as a result of going vegan. She was a pescatarian for fifteen years and her consumption of shellfish was increasing her cholesterol. She, too, boasts of more energy and says that her skin cleared with the help of her plant-based diet.

 

  

3. Russell Simmons

 

Simmons has been a proud vegan for almost seventeen years. The hip hop mogul also released a book, The Happy Vegan. Which features recipes and the changes that came with being vegan. He mentions that he lost 20 pounds and has never put the pounds back on. He raves about the plant-based way of life and says that he will never go back to his old ways.

 

*If you are going to vegan, please do so with caution. Make sure that you are getting enough vitamins, protein and mostly plants in your diet.