hazelnut and coconut energy truffles

Hazelnut and Coconut Energy Truffles

DeLICIOUS ENERGY TRUFFLES MADE WITH HAZELNUTS, cacao, flaxseed and coconut – a perfect snack to boost your energy levels when you most need it

This is a very quick and easy to make recipe. The energy truffles are a great choice for picnics, as energy fuel before or after exercise and as a healthy sweet treat. They are gluten free and vegan-friendly. Continue reading

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crunchy hazelnut spread, homemade nutella

CRUNCHY HAZELNUT SPREAD

Delicious crunchy hazelnut spread – best enjoyed on toast or with apple slices as a snack.

Hazelnuts are an excellent source of protein and energy. They contain complex carbohydrates and dietary fibre and are a great source of vitamins and minerals such as B- vitamins, Vitamin E, and the minerals manganese, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. Hazelnuts, also known as filbert nuts or cobnuts, are low in sodium and sugar and are high in mono-unsaturated fats which, research has shown. can help to lower cholesterol and promote a healthy cardiovascular system. Continue reading

the paleo diet 101

THE PALEO DIET 101 & MY THOUGHTS

background information and facts about the paleo diet 101 by guest blogger Preston Pilgrim

Hi there! My name is Preston and if you are reading this post then you are about to see the wicked, awesome infographic I created explaining the Paleo diet.

If you are new to the Paleo diet or learning about it , this will provide you with a high-level overview of what the diet is all about and how it will benefit you.

Now, before you check out the infographic I wanted to share my thoughts on why I have started adopting the Paleo diet and why you should too… yes, I am not 100% committed to it, but I have started adopting the principles.

The Western Diet Ruined Everything

From processed foods like TV dinners, sugary cereals, packaged meats, and the whole mix, we have ruined our diets as Americans (not sure how bad it is in European countries).

With all this “food” entering the market and grocery stores, more and more people are ignoring what matters most when it comes to their health.

We are neglecting vegetables, the key source of vitamins and minerals, that are necessary for making the body function and protect us from harmful diseases. We are also replacing fresh lean protein sources like grass-fed cows and local farmed animal meats, that carry quality nutrients and protein, with processed packed meats and TV dinners that do nothing for us except fill us up with a bunch of sodium.

My question to you is, are you aware that this never used to be a problem? Are you aware that you are causing long term health issues by not eating enough vegetables and by consuming processed foods?

And if you are aware… are you doing anything about it?

This is why I am adopting the Paleo diet… because at the end of the day we all want to be healthy. So ask yourself this questions if you want to live healthier:

What would a Caveman Do?

Paleo diet infographic

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Preston has a deep passion for helping people get into the best shape of their lives and runs a fitness studio called Krush Fitness Personal training. When he isn’t helping clients, he is on the beach or training for his second passion in MMA.

why you should drink green smoothies

3 REASONS WHY I DRINK GREEN SMOOTHIES & WHY YOU SHOULD TOO…

It is well known how important green vegetables are to any healthy diet. However, sitting down in front of a salad every day can get old and stale, no matter how inventive you get with your recipes. Lucky for you, there is another amazing and delicious way to get all those vegetable servings you need.

Green smoothies are currently a hot topic with the health and wellness crowd. These convenient and nutritious snacks or meals in drink form can be made from an enormous variety of different healthy ingredients, and the resulting smoothies can range from thick to thin, sour to bitter and spicy to sweet, depending on the exact recipe you use.

Here are 3 reasons why I drink green smoothies and why you should too!

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matcha green tea energy balls

Matcha Green Tea Energy Balls

Tasty energy balls made with a mix of oatmeal, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, honey, dates and matcha green tea powder. Perfect energy-pick-me-up or pre-workout snack.

Having recently researched the benefits of matcha, in addition to having the pure tea, I was curious to also try a few different recipes that incorporate this health boosting ingredient.

After preparing the energy balls I was extremely pleased with the outcome. Not only do they taste delicious , but they are also highly nutritious and very filling. Continue reading