Be happy, be bright, be you

Good morning people! Here is a little breakfast idea, something that I love to make. And the great thing is that you make it the night before, so that it’s ready when you wake up. The main ingredients is chia seeds. I’m sure many of you are familiar with chia seeds, but did you know they have been an important food for the Mayas and Aztecs ages ago? Today chia seeds is known as a fantastic superfood! They are rich in fiber, protein, healthy fats, calcium and magnesium just to mention some of the nutrients in these small black seeds.

Because of their ability to absorb liquid, they can be used to make a “gel” or “pudding” if you like. Below is share a delicious chia breakfast pudding that will fill you with energy to kick start your day!

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Recipe:

  • 3 tbs chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbs diary free vanilla yogurt
  • Stevia, honey or any sweetener if you want it a little sweet
  • granola and banana for topping

Direction:

  1. Just add the chia seeds in a glass and add the almond milk, yogurt and sweetener. Stir and put it in the refrigerator over night.
  2. Before serving it, top it with some granola, fruits or berries. I used homemade granola (recipe coming soon) and banana.
  3. Enjoy

 

xoxo

 

 

Vitamin-C for health and beauty

When I say vitamin-C, I’m sure many of you think of it as a booster for your immune system to help you fight those colds. Vitamin-C is one of the essential water-soluble vitamins, meaning your body doesn’t store it, you need to get it daily through your diet. Vitamin-C is also a essential nutrient for your skin and beauty too!

Let’s take a look at some of the few beauty benefits from vitamin-C:

It fights wrinkles: Vitamin-C is the most common water-soluble antioxidant in the skin. It prevents damage from free radicals

It brightens the skin: Vitamin-C help your body to produce collagen, that will lead to smoother more glowy skin. 

It protect your skin for sun damage: Eating food laded of vitamins and antioxidants will support skin health and fight signs of aging. It will help the skin’s ability to repair itself. 

Great sources for vitamin-C is citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, kiwi), papaya, broccoli, sweet potato and red bell pepper just to mention some.

As a grown up you should have around 75 – 90 mg vitamin-C daily. Including fruits, berries and greens to your meals will cover that easily!

Vitamin-C booster in a glass!

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For this juice you will need:

– 2 oranges

– 1 lemon

– 2 carrots

– 1 thumb of ginger

Juice it and enjoy!

 

xoxo

Chocolate, a beauty food!

Hi guys! Today I will share with you a delicious chocolate smoothie that I’m sure all of you chocolate lovers out there gonna love! The secret ingredient is of course raw cacao powder. We are not using any regular sugar-filled chocolate, we are using chocolate that benefits you with good nutrition. Worth mention is that raw cacao is a powerhouse of antioxidants and it also contain nutrients like magnesium, iron, chromium and zinc to mention some of the health-giving qualities found in this delicious superfood! With one of the highest measured antioxidant (ORAC) capacities, cacao helps protect your cells from oxidation and aging, so chocolate is actually a beauty food!

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Recipe:

  •  4 dl almond milk
  • 2 tsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp maca powder (optimal)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used a plant based one)
  • 1 frozen banana

Blend it in a high speed blender and enjoy!

This smoothie is perfect when you feel for something sweet or if you need some extra energy during the day or before a workout.

xoxo