Matcha powder is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg. Regular consumption of matcha powder has been shown to have positive impacts on your body’s metabolism and therefore helps you burn calories and lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Matcha powder is also very rich in fiber, chlorophyll and a ton of essential vitamins and minerals. You might want to give this recipe a try and you will be surprised at how delicious healthy matcha can be. Enjoy warmed or chilled!
How about a mood-boosting and nutritious breakfast to start your day? Blueberries are so small but are packed with so much goodness. They are not too sweet but so flavorful that you can easily end up eating a whole pint without noticing it. Blueberries contain a ton of water and dietary fiber which when consumed on a regular basis can help you maintain a healthy digestive tract. Bananas are also nutrient powerhouses. They are very rich in potassium and can help to keep your blood pressure in check. Yummy!
Quinoa is actually not a grain but a pseudo-cereal, a seed that is prepared and consumed like a grain. Regardless of how it is classified, quinoa is very nutritious for you. It contains an excellent amount of dietary fiber and a list of other vitamin and minerals. It has a crunchy texture and slightly nutty flavor and best of all, it is gluten-free! I love quinoa and I have completely substituted my white rice and grain consumption with quinoa. Need I convince you more to try this recipe?
I really wanted to design a smoothie recipe that will allow me to take advantage of all the great fall flavors and nutrition. Some of the things that come to mind – sweet potato, pumpkin, apples, ginger, and cinnamon. Very warm flavors that are also guaranteed to provide me with a lot of fall nutrition. Make use of this recipe to try out some sunflower seed butter and see if you like it.
Cauliflower is an extremely healthy vegetable and is very low in calories. Cauliflower happens to be really delicious too. It has a mild nutty flavor that comes through with a hint of sweetness that’s very addictive. Because of its very versatile flavor profile, cauliflower has recently become a vegan switch-up superstar in other traditionally meat dishes. Try this “faux” oatmeal recipe and you will be pleasantly surprised at what your taste buds will discover!
One of the fun things I love to do during summer time is growing and taking care of the vegetables that I grow in my little backyard garden. Gardening is such a fulfilling experience when I get to harvest them and make simple delicious and healthy meals with them. Try adding fresh vegetables to any dish and you’ll be sure to get the full spectrum of the different antioxidants they provide. This vegetable omelette tastes great!
This gluten-free oatmeal cookie recipe is a real departure from sugary cookies and unhealthy ingredients. Any unwanted guilt vanishes with the fewer carbs and calories. The smaller bites also provide built-in portion control. This cookie recipe makes a great holiday strategy to keep a trim waistline. Most importantly, each ingredient is laden with antioxidants to stay healthy.
Almond flour is a healthy alternative to a gluten-free diet and is low in carbohydrates, high in fiber and provides a high source of protein. Almond flour is not the same as almond meal. Almond meal is made by grinding almonds with their skins, making it much coarser than almond flour.
Reminiscent of homemade apple pie, this healthy breakfast is easy to throw together in the morning. Simply combine the ingredients in a chopper and you’ve whipped together a delicious and satisfying meal that will keep you going all morning long until lunch.
As a food advocate and functional nutritionist, I like to start my day with a power smoothie that is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and super foods! The added nutrient-dense ingredients such as fruit, veggies, yogurt, fiber and good fats are all necessary for good nutrition