A SIMPLY DELICIOUS STRAWBERRY TART

SUMMER STRAWBERRY JELLY TART

DIFFICULTY: EASY       PREP TIME: 3 HOURS              SERVES: 6

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams coconut biscuits
  • 50 grams melted butter
  • 10 grams gelatin
  • 60 ml water
  • 200 ml whipped cream
  • 200 grams pureed strawberries
  • 100ml vanilla yoghurt.

METHOD:

Use a food processor to blend the coconut biscuits into crumbs. Add the melted butter to the crumbs and mix together until there is a good consistency.

Press the biscuit mixture into a tart case and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Melt the gelatin in warm water until its fully dissolved.

Mix the pureed strawberries, whipped cream, gelatin and vanilla yoghurt in a bowl.

Pour the strawberry mix into the tart base and refrigerate for 2 hours. Enjoy with blueberries and strawberries

HOW TO MAKE A HEALTHY ICE-CREAM WITH ONLY 5 INGREDIENTS

BLUEBERRY ICE CREAM

Difficulty: easy              Prep time: 3 hours        Serves:8

Ingredients:

  • 300 grams frozen blueberries
  • Vanilla essence 10 ml
  • 385 ml condensed milk
  • 250 ml whipped cream
  • 100 ml water

METHOD:

In a food processor blend the frozen strawberries with water until they are smooth.

In a bowl, mix the condensed milk, vanilla essence,  whipped cream and blueberry puree.

Pour in an ice cream tin and refrigerate for 3 hours.

Enjoy.

THE BEST ENERGY SMOOTHIE FOR BREAKFAST

BANANA & GOJI BERRY DETOX SMOOTHIE

Edenairs banana & goji berry smoothie

LET’S KEEP IT HEALTHY!

Do you feel tired in the morning? Do you struggle waking up, especially now that it’s winter? You are not alone! I feel the same, in fact many people have episodes of laziness during winter mornings. Imagine it’s six o’clock but it still looks dark, and your blankets feel warm, but you need to go to work: in that cold piercing air.

No worries!

Start off your day with a delicious breakfast such as this Banana & Goji berry smoothie. It  will keep you awake for the rest of the day and you will be surprised at how much energy you will have in carrying out your daily tasks and how much concentration you will have during meetings or school.

BANANAS:

Bananas are packed with carbohydrates that your body can use for instant energy; this explains the high energy levels you will experience. They are also full of potassium which acts as an electrolyte and promotes circulatory health, helps with blood flow, prevents high blood pressure and helps reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by regulating circulation. Bananas contain amino acids that prevent mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression but rather aids in releasing the ‘happy hormone’. So, regularly consuming bananas can increase your energy, prevent fatigue and enhance your mood in the morning.

GOJI BERRIES:

Banana & Goji berry detox smoothie

Who doesn’t want to look young and radiant?

No one wants wrinkles or fine lines. If you are one of those people who are looking to prevent premature aging, boost your immune system (if you easily catch a cold) or want to prevent cancer; then the goji berry must be on your superfoods list!

Why?

Goji berries are an excellent source of antioxidants that protect you against free radicals (harmful molecules that can damage your cells). The antioxidants in goji berries help fight aging by preventing free radicals from damaging collagen in the skin. Moreover, studies show that goji berry extract helps in delaying the aging process in cells. They also contain anti-cancer properties, aid in improved energy and feelings of overall well-being.

Banana & Goji Berry detox smoothie

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Banana
  • 300 grams vanilla yoghurt
  • 10 grams goji berries
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • 3 ice blocks
  • 200 ml water
  • Mint leaves

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Put the banana, vanilla yoghurt, goji berries, chia seeds, mint leaves, ice and water into a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy: if you want more thickness just add more yoghurt.
  3. Pour the smoothie in a bowl, jar or cup.
  4. Sprinkle some mint leaves and goji berries for decoration purposes. You can even add some raspberries for colour and more flavour.
  5. Add a slice of brown bread topped with banana and raspberries.

Enjoy!

All thanks to The Refillery SA for the ingredients https://therefillery.co.za/

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GREEN SMOOTHIE FOR PERFECT HEALTH

THE SPIRULINA & STRASPBERRY (strawberry-raspberry)- MINT DETOX SMOOTHIE

LET’S GET GREEN EVERYBODY!

Have you ever wondered how green smoothies taste? Many people have a misconception about green smoothies. They think green smoothies taste terrible and tend to gulp down the smoothie very fast without having a taste of it.

Today, say goodbye to the idea of ‘greens taste terrible’ and try this mouthwatering spirulina & straspberry detox smoothie. Very green but sweet and packed with nutrients that will take your health to the next level!

Spirulina Powder:

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that dates to the 16th century and it originates from Mexico. This powder is a superfood due to its astounding nutritional content and health benefits. Vegetarians use this powder as a dietary supplement for protein and vitamins.

There are numerous health benefits of incorporating this powder into your diet. It aids with weight loss due to its low-calorie content. When you consume spirulina, you tend to lose appetite which leads to weight loss. From today, make spirulina your best friend and see those pounds drop really fast.

Spirulina aids in digestion, manages diabetes symptoms, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. For those with a slow metabolism and struggle to lose weight, say goodbye to your problems! Spirulina is known to boost and fire up your metabolism. Take this smoothie in the morning, and you will be full energy for the rest of the day! Want to be productive and feel rejuvenated? Then the spirulina and straspberry-mint detox smoothie is a must in your morning routine.

Why Straspberry?

Well my little sister inspired me to shorten the name of the detox. Instead of ‘the spirulina-strawberry- raspberry & mint detox smoothie,’ I decided to shorten it to ‘the spirulina & straspberry-mint detox smoothie’ because both the strawberry and raspberry are berries that belong to the same family.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 20 grams strawberries
  • 10 grams raw almonds
  • 20 grams raspberries
  • 300 grams vanilla yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon of spirulina powder
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of moringa powder
  • 3 ice blocks
  • 200 ml water
  • Mint leaves

Instructions:

  1. Put the yoghurt, strawberries, raw almonds, raspberries, spirulina, moringa, ice blocks, water and mint leaves in a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy, if the smoothie is too thick, add some water bit by bit until you reach the level of creaminess you want.
  3. Pour in a jar, glass or bowl
  4. Sprinkle some mint leaves, raspberries and raw almonds on top for a crunchy-chewy texture.
  5. Enjoy!

All thanks to The Refillery SA for the wonderful ingredients.https://therefillery.co.za

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5 POWER FRUITS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR DETOX DIET

What exactly is a detox diet and why should anyone detox?

Well, to put it simply, a detox diet entails a period when you abstain from unhealthy foods and follow a strict regimen of eating fruit & vegetables, drinking water, herbs and tea. During detoxification you are ridding the body of toxic substances.

Many people who go on a detox diet are unaware of exactly how they work or what is in the mixtures they’re eating or drinking. Thus, analyzing each individual component that goes into a detox drink or detox diet is important as it can help you understand how your protocol is aiding you and how each detox ingredient is providing you with the health and fitness benefits you need.

Now below is a list of powerful fruits to include in your detox diet:

  1. LEMON

What fruit makes your skin glow, aids in digestion, helps you lose weight and boosts your energy after that awesome run or workout at the gym? Yes, it’s the lemon! This fruit is packed with vitamin C which contains antioxidants that promote glowing skin, reduce pigmentation, blemishes and is a powerful weapon to combat acne. If you swap your soda, fruit juice or energy drink for a lemon detox, you will not only keep yourself hydrated, but you can decrease your caloric intake and speed up weight loss. Moreover, including lemon into your detox water will bring out benefits such as an immunity boost (for those who easily catch a cold) and prevention of kidney stones.

  1. STRAWBERRY

This is one of my favourite detox ingredients. One of the biggest benefits of strawberries is their fiber content which helps in suppressing appetite. Strawberries can absorb water and slow down digestive processes while expanding the stomach which leads to reduced hunger and cravings. So, if weight loss is your goal, strawberries are a big help and should be added to your diet as frequently as possible. Strawberries can help prevent inflammation. Inflammation is the culprit of cell damage, diabetes and mental illness. Due to their high vitamin C content, strawberries fight inflammation and they keep nasty symptoms at bay.

  1. CUCUMBER

Is it a vegetable or is it a fruit? Well, the cucumber is commonly thought to be a vegetable by many, however, it is a fruit! This fruit is packed with antioxidants that help fight cancer and autoimmune diseases. It promotes hydration as water is crucial to your body’s function, aids in weight loss, lowers blood sugar and supports regular bowel movements.

  1. LIME

Several skin care products claim to promote healthier, younger looking skin. However, there is no need to spend money on expensive products to improve the smoothness and appearance of your skin. Limes contain vitamin C and flavonoids, the antioxidants that strengthen collagen. Drinking lime water can hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.During the cold and flu season, you are at a risk of getting an infection, therefore, if you want to stay healthy, sip on lime juice throughout the day.

Limes contain vitamin C and antioxidants that can strengthen your immune system and help your body fight off infections such as the cold and flu virus. It may also shorten the duration of an illness. Finally, Limes reduce inflammation. Arthritis, gout, and other joint problems are all caused by inflammation. Vitamin C can reduce the level of inflammation in your body, thus adding lime to water can relieve symptoms of arthritis and similar conditions that cause joint pain and stiffness.

  1. RASPBERRY

This fruit is known as nature’s candy. Wild raspberries have been gathered for consumption by humans for thousands of years. With their rich color, sweet juicy taste, and antioxidant power, it is no wonder raspberries remain one of the world’s most consumed berries. Raspberries can range in color from the popular red and black varieties to purple, yellow, or golden.

Raspberries improve brain power. They aid in memory improvement and decrease the decline in cognitive ability related to aging. According to a recent report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, raspberries are shown to lower the risk cardiovascular diseases. This is because they contain potassium which supports heart health. Moreover, raspberries contain powerful antioxidants that fight against free radicals that inhibit tumor growth.

Now, to reap multiple health benefits from taking detox water, try to mix up your ingredients. If your reason for detoxing is clear skin-make sure you overload your water with all the fruits that promote clear skin. Lastly, always remember to analyse the ingredients you put in your detox water in order to reap maximum benefits and reach your health and fitness goals.
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5 BENEFITS OF LOW-CARB AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

The avocado fruit is nutrient dense and packed with nearly 20 vitamins and minerals which include vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, lutein, beta-carotene and omega-3 fatty acids. 

Most people fear the amount of fat and calories that come from avocados, in fact, I was one of those people until one day that I finally tapped into the amazing benefits of including avocados into my diet.

Avocados are packed with healthy fats that aid in appetite control. Eating healthy fats supports skin health, enhances the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, and may even help boost the immune system.

In addition, studies have found that eating a plant-based diet that includes avocados can help to decrease the risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity and  promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and weight management.

Below are the 5 benefits of consuming low-carb avocado smoothies:

1.Avocados reduce inflammation (acne culprit).

Avocados contains vitamin E which fights with the bacteria causing acne and fades the acne scars. They are also packed with antioxidants that fight with free radicals damaging the skin cells. The monounsaturated fats like oleic acid present in avocado nourish and moisturize the skin and they contain anti-inflammatory properties that provide relief from swelling, redness and pain. Moreover, when consumed regularly, avocados maintain the blood sugar levels which in turn balances the hormones in the body.

If you are one of those people who suffer from those pesky acne breakouts, say hello to your home remedy. According to recent studies, excess oil production is the main culprit for the development of acne. Hormonal changes, improper hygiene, nutritional deficiencies and stress are some of the factors that trigger excess oil production. The only formula to get rid of acne in long term is nutritional diet and proper skin care.

2. Helps with weight loss

According to the Nutrition Journal, their studies and surveys reveal that people who eat avocado on a regular basis tend to weigh less. Avocados are full fiber and healthy fats that help you feel full and satisfied and when the body digests these fats, neurons are sent to the brain to turn your appetite to the off switch. Also, feeding your body with healthy fats releases stored fat from your body leading to weight loss and help you maintain a healthy weight.

3. Balances Hormones

As mentioned above, hormonal imbalances cause the production of excess sebum and oil in the skin which in turn causes inflammation and acne. This is true for ladies who when they are near their menstrual periods have serious annoying breakouts. The cause of these breakouts are hormones that are out of whack. In order to balance your hormones and reduce the production of acne, one needs to incorporate healthy fats into their diet. Thus, this is where the avocado shines. Now, avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats that help your body absorb and use nutrients, they are loaded with fibre, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, B vitamins and folic acid which are all critical for maintaining hormonal balance.

4. Promote Hair Growth

Avocados prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. They can also be used to improve the condition of your hair by acting as a moisturizer for dry or damaged hair. Avocados were first used for this purpose by early Egyptians. They are an excellent source of vitamin E, which may promote hair growth, protects areas of the skin, like the scalp, from oxidative stress and damage. Moreover, avocados are a great source of essential fatty acids. (A deficiency in essential fatty acids has been linked to hair loss).

5. Contains anti-aging properties

Avocados have been praised for their high levels of fat-soluble vitamins, Vitamins A and E which are good for fighting aging signs, aid in nourishing, moisturizing, and maintaining a young-look. Cells and cell membranes are kept healthy and there is a delay in senescence, or the natural aging process due to the vitamins in avocados.

Below is a low-carb avocado smoothie recipe for a flawless skin. Remember to always incorporate avocados in your daily diet in order to see results. At the least try having this smoothie everyday for 3 weeks and you will see wonderful skin improvements.

RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • ½ avocado
  • 100-gram plain yoghurt
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of moringa powder or leafy green powder
  • 2 tablespoons of full cream
  • 3 ice blocks
  • 200ml of water
  • 1 tablespoon of raspberries.

Blend the avocado, yoghurt, moringa, ice, full cream and water into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into your favourite bowl or glass and top with raspberries. Enjoy😊.

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