This easy Blueberry Overnight Oats recipe is the perfect make ahead breakfast. Made with oats, almond milk, almond butter and maple syrup, it’s a delicious and healthy breakfast you’ll love!
Start with rolled or old fashioned oats with your favorite almond, oat, or cashew milk and/or coconut or Greek non-dairy yogurt in mason jar of your choice, resealable container or a bowl.Add a few blueberries, organic vanilla extract, chia seeds, and cinnamon -mix to combine.Seal up the container and park it in the fridge overnight.The next morning, you can heat the glass jar up in the microwave for a hot breakfast or enjoy your overnight oats cold straight from the fridge. You can add more milk and any fun toppings of your choice.
It's just as important to stay hydrated during the winter as it is in the summer! The body is about 60% water, more or less, and we are constantly losing water, primarily via urine and sweat. In order to prevent dehydration, we need to drink plenty of water. If plain water isn't your forte, add a lemon wedge for flavor. Increasing your water intake will also help clear your skin. Your body will thank you!
Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya or the strawberry pear, is a beautiful tropical fruit that is sweet and crunchy. The plant the fruit comes from is actually a type of cactus of the genus Hylocereus, which includes only about 20 different species.
Here are the nutrition facts for a serving of 3.5 ounces, or 100 grams (1Trusted Source):Calories: 60Protein: 1.2 gramsFat: 0 gramsCarbs: 13 gramsFiber: 3 gramsVitamin C: 3% of the RDI Iron: 4% of the RDI Magnesium: 10% of the RDIGiven the high amount of fiber and magnesium, as well as the extremely low calorie content, dragon fruit can be considered a highly nutrient-dense fruit.
Think about it. Your brain is always “on”. It takes care of our thoughts and movements, our breathing and heartbeat, and our senses. It works hard 24/7, even while we're asleep. This means our brains require a constant supply of fuel. That "fuel" comes from the foods we eat and what’s in that fuel makes all the difference. Put simply, what we eat directly affects the structure and function of our brains and, ultimately, our mood. Just like an expensive car, our brains function best when it gets only premium fuel. Eating high-quality foods that contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants nourishes the brain and protects it from oxidative stress or waste produced when the body uses oxygen, which can damage cells. Unfortunately, just like an expensive car, your brain can be damaged if you ingest anything other than premium fuel. If substances from “low-premium” fuel (such as what you get from processed or refined foods) get to the brain, it has little ability to get…
Today, more than 1.9 billion people are overweight worldwide. Many can’t imagine that there are actually people who would like to gain weight, but can’t. Putting on a few pounds is a real challenge for some, especially if they want to do it in a healthy way. This is perhaps the most important tip for you: it doesn’t matter whether you want to gain or lose weight, you have to be patient. Change doesn't happen overnight. In any event you should always put quality before quantity. To be able to eat as much as you want is all fine and dandy, but what really counts is quality! White bread, fries and soft drinks are full of empty calories, but they also contain lots of saturated fats, salt and sugar, that your body doesn't necessarily need. You are better off focusing on nutrient-based and calorie-rich foods like fruit, vegetables, avocados, legumes, whole-grain products, potatoes, rice, nuts and seeds.
I recently gained 6 lbs of water weight, so I decided to do a detox by decreasing my sodium intake and increasing more water, fruit and herbal tea! 5 of those 6 lbs are gone. Healthy living is a lifestyle for sure!
The times we're living in has definitely changed when it comes to being a prisoner in the kitchen, confined to home cooked meals that take hours to complete-Especially after working all day! Being a business woman myself, I know how first hand how hard it can be to maintain the work and healthy lifestyle balance, however, IT CAN BE DONE! This is my favorite superfood quick meal!Kale BokchoyOnionsCauliflower Sweet PeppersSpinachAvocado OilNow put it in the pan and watch it work!
Ideally, we should fuel up to 2 hours before we exercise, but if you only have 5-10 minutes before you start, eat some fruit! The objective is to eat easily digested carbohydrates, so we wont feel sluggish.
Oat milk is a plant-based milk alternative that’s vegan and naturally dairy, lactose, soy and nut-free. It’s even suitable for people with gluten intolerance if made from certified gluten-free oats. To enjoy its flavor and advantages to health, find a healthy, unsweetened variety in stores or make your own at home!
The health benefits of the dragon fruit are mainly attributed to its antioxidant,antibacterial, and nutritional properties. The benefits include boosting immunity, faster metabolism, and a smoother digestive process.
Protective Against CancerWhile researching, I found that this fruit may have anticancer properties particularly in the case of colon cancer. Along with the antioxidant quality of vitamin C that boosts the immune system, dragon fruits also contain other sources of natural antioxidants.
Regular consumption of dragon fruit is linked to a reduction in blood sugar levels, which is beneficial for type 2 diabetics and those with pre-diabetes. In a 2017 research review study, it was found that overall pre-diabetics showed a noticeable reduction in blood sugar levels as compared to people who had not eaten dragon fruit. Furthermore, prediabetics with higher consumption of dragon fruit showed greater blood glucose reduction. Rich in Iron & Prevents AnemiaIron, present in dragon …
You’re in the mood for a quick, healthy lunch. There’s only one problem: lettuce, croutons and balsamic vinaigrette are not your thing. But before you denounce salads forever take a look at this! Quinoa, watermelon, peaches, vegan feta cheese, and lemon tahini dressing on a bed of arugula. Delicious!