On a diet? It doesn’t mean desserts are off the menu! Satisfy your sweet tooth with these low calorie, healthy desserts.
Prepared correctly, smoothies can provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals. Done wrong, they can make you gain weight. We provide you with 6 easy ways to make your smoothie healthier.
The world has gone absolutely crazy over smoothies. You cannot ignore them, in the media, in cafes – smoothies are all around us and for a good reason. Depending on their ingredients, smoothies can be an easy way to nourish your body with essential vitamins, nutrients, minerals, protein and fibre. I have also joined in the craze and smoothies quickly became part of my morning ritual. I admit, they are great but it is very easy to overdo it.
Many people start out the day with a smoothie, throwing all kinds of ingredients in it and wonder why they are gaining weight drinking their “healthy”, fruit-packed, kale shake. The sad reality is that most smoothies are ridiculously high in sugar—in fact, some can pack as many grams of sugar as there is in a can of Coke. Yes, your smoothie is made from natural sugar only. Naturally occurring sugar is definitely preferable to the added kind. However, even though natural, it will still send your blood-sugar levels sky-high. This is not an ideal way to start your morning or end a great workout. Therefore you should have a general idea of how much sugar you are taking in each time you gulp down a smoothie.
Healthy, delicious and easy pasta recipe, especially for the ones that smile when they see fresh figs at the store
Summer is one of the best seasons to use fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs in dishes where their flavours can really shine. This simple yet original pasta dish does just that. Loaded with sweet figs and creamy avocado, it is both healthy and satisfying.
Some of you may be like, “Figs? With pesto? Ewww!”. I never thought to put figs in my pasta until I started working on this dish. I’m very glad I did. It quickly became one of my favourite summer meals and I think you will like it too.
Wonderfully ripe figs are such rarity. When I do spot some at the store, I have to resist all urges not to sink my teeth into them on the spot. Figs are great. They are loaded with fibre and rich in potassium, calcium, copper and manganese. They are so lusciously sweet that I could not stop myself from eating a few whilst preparing this dish. And how beautiful they look when you slice them open!
Their sweet flesh combine beautifully with the soft, creamy avocado. This powerful “superfood” regularly sits on my dinner plate. Some people avoid avocados due to their high fat content. However this is good fat which helps to boost your metabolism. More, they are loaded with antioxidants and pack plenty of health-boosting nutrients.