Thursday, May 3, 2012

Why to recycle

This is my short video on how recycling affects you, why you should care enough to recycle, and some tips on how to get started!

Easy breakfast tips for a healthy body

Many people skip breakfast or try to go for somthing low cal low fat, but actually your body needs a high protein food with at least some fat.
Some Great ideas for a healthy breakfast are;

  • Chia seed "yogurt /pudding" -1/4 cup chia seeds, 1 cup coconut or almond milk, sweeten with agave or honey and add; organic fruit, a dash of vanilla, (or cocoa almond butter, peanut butter, be creative!)
  • 2 organic scrambled eggs with organic asparagus, tomatoes and organic spinach, with a fresh fruit and kale smoothie
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, with a high protein granola (to avoid soy protein use regular granola and add plain cooked quinoa) and fresh fruit.
Always pair your healthy breakfast with a healthy drink,

  1. yerba mate
  2. almond milk
  3. organic rice milk
  4. organic orange juice or even better fresh squeezed!
  5. pineapple juice
  6. fruit and yogurt smoothie
  7. organic coffee
A great breakfast for a once and a while treat is-- Stuffed banana french toast: Now this sounds awfully unhealthy, but if you make it right, it's not too bad. Use organic whole wheat bread or brown rice bread, use almond butter with ground flax, use fresh bananas. The batter- 2 eggs, approx 1 teaspoon cinnamon, powdered sugar (optional), ground flax seed. Spread the almond flax on either side of your bread, spread out slice bananas and close sandwich. Dunk entire sandwich in batter, Then pan fry.. You can use vegan butter, grape seed oil, coconut oil.. If you use a good oil you will get good fats so the fat you are getting isn't bad. Fry on either side until brown. Garnish with powdered sugar, flax seeds, and fresh organic blueberries or raspberries. Dig in!

Also, some organic products are expensive, ones that matter most are things with thin skins such as tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries.. These things or more likely to absorb pesticides through their thin skin. Bananas and oranges, it's not terrible to buy conventional.
Try going Dairy free if you do it right I guarantee you'll lose some weight and feel great!