Today I have for you a dessert that I made at least 10 times over the summer and I never had the time to post this delicious recipe. (Most of the time we ate it before I took a picture of it, to be honest lol)
For the crust:
1 1/2 cup almond flour (the fine one)
2 tbs coconut oil melted but not hot
2 tbs of honey/ maple syrup/ monk fruit extract syrup (your choice)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
For the filling
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup honey/ or sweetener of your choice
4 tsp coconut flour
Preheat your oven to 350 F
Mix all crust ingredients
Transfer it into an 8 inch x 8 inch pan and use your hand to spread it
Bake the crust for 10 minutes at 350 F
In a bowl whisk the eggs and add the rest of the ingredients
Whisk it till it’s all smooth
When the crust is done pour over the filling and bake it for another 20 minutes
Today I have for you a super easy and delicious italian dish. If you are going to visit italy soon, definitely try them, if not, you can make it at home.
Here is what you will need:
2 red pepper
1 tablespoon of capers
1 tablespoon of black olives
grated parmesan cheese
a clove of garlic
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
Cut the peppers in small pieces, put some olive oil in the pan and start to grill them on low heat with the garlic. After 10 minutes put some water on them and let them boil till they get soft. When they are ready put some salt and pepper and a little virgin olive oil. Mix in the halved olives and the capers. Put them back on the fireplace for another-5 minutes. At the end add some grated parmesan cheese…and your dish is ready.
You can serve it with any kind of fish or cheese, or just eat is simply like this.
I have a little tip for you today. do you see this wonderful, delicious dessert on the picture? Well I ate it all…. and no I don’t eat things like this every day! Now maybe you ask yourselves now, but is this kind of food allowed in a diet? My answer is, yes BUT moderation is the key!
Everything in moderation! It’s important to have balance and have treat like this every now and then if you crave it. Otherwise you will go totally crazy, you will get out of control, and eat the whole fridge :))
One thing I’ll say though, after I eat things like this heavenly dessert, the next day I eat extra healthy and clean!
Enjoy your life! Live it, and don’t restrict yourself too much!
Today I have for you my all time favourite snack recipe…. the PEANUT BUTTER. And when I say my favourite it means I really love it. I could eat peanut butter with almost everything…simply just with a spoon, with fruits, in shakes, with oatmeal, with frozen yoghurt or ricotta, on pancakes and so on 🙂
Unfortunately the peanut butter in the supermarkets is loaded with sugars, sweeteners, salt, hydrogenated vegetable oils, mono and diglycerides, maltodextrin, corn syrup and so on. So that kind of peanut butter can’t be called healthy for sure, it’s actually a caloric bomb!
The good news is that making home-made peanut butter is incredibly easy and takes less than 15 minutes.
Let’s see what you will need: 250- 300 gr of dry roasted peanuts and a power blender. That’s it yes! 🙂
Throw the peanuts in your food processor
Start running the processor and then just let it do its thing
After 4-5 minutes the nuts are much more finely ground, and they’re starting to stick to the outside of the blender
Stop your food processor and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl
After another 3-4 minutes the butter will start clumping together. It’s not quite peanut butter, but it’s getting there!
Continue processing the butter for 2-3 minutes more, until it becomes completely smooth.
Transfer the peanut butter to storage container, and that’s it, the peanut butter can be used immediately.
Here are some variations if you want your peanut butter a little different:
Honey: add 2 tablespoons of honey in to the finished peanut butter
Cinnamon-Raisin: add ½ cup raisins + 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon + 2 tablespoons of honey into the finished peanut butter
Crunchy: Pulse 1 cup of peanuts into the finished peanut butter for a crunchier texture.
I want to wish you again a very Happy New Year! May all your wishes come true, I really can’t wish you more than this! 🙂
I hope everybody is ok, in a good health full of positivity and energy!
Christmas and New Years are by far the best holidays of the year!You eat and drink lots, you get gifts, and you have tons of fun. For most, the last thing on our minds is putting on weight. Once all the festivities are over however, getting back physically to where you were before the holiday period can be a difficult task.
So, please!!!! Don’t feel guilty about the over indulging- you have to let your self go some time. If you’ve put a little weight on, don’t worry! Be positive and go hard!
I was on vacation for 2 weeks, so for me today is the first work day of the year! I really love the holidays, staying all days with friends, sleeping till noon, travelling, but somehow I’m glad to be back on track!
Today I am going to write about a very common subject that you guys and my clients and friends ask me all the time. How to get back in shape after the Christmas holiday?
Here are some tips that will help you get that little excess fat off you in no time. 🙂
Drink lots of water!
Drinking large quantities of alcohol is bad for your health. Alcohol contains many calories and also causes dehydration. To make up for your holiday alcohol consumption, drink plenty of water. Your skin, kidneys and many others organs will benefit. What’s more, drinking water makes you feel fuller: if you drink more, you will eat less!
Drinking more water flushes out excess sodium to help you quickly de-bloat, and it get things moving in your digestive system. Aim for 2 to 2.5 litres a day (about 8 to 10 cups).
Start Eating on Schedule
Eat breakfast within an hour of waking up and eat again every 3 to 5 hours. Starting your day with a healthy meal and enjoying evenly spaced meals will maximize your metabolism; regulate your blood sugar and insulin levels. Please DON’T starve yourself because it won’t get you anywhere! Eating too little forces your body to switch into conservation mode and burn fewer calories. Under eating can cause your body to break down muscle mass for fuel, which also causes a metabolic slow down. Eating enough and at regular times is key.
Cut back on carbs, but DON’T cut them out completely!
Eliminating carbs completely can force your body to burn protein for fuel instead of using it to support and maintain your calorie-burning muscle. So instead of cutting carbs out, just cut back.
So replace the refined carbs with veggies and complex carbs! Refined carbs like white rice, white bread, sugar, pasta) will get stored in your body as fat if you do not use them as energy right away! For example instead of eating beef with white rice you should choose broccoli instead of rice.
Get plenty of sleep, relax, and don’t forget to exercise
It’s time to get back on track. Treat yourself to a good night’s sleep. You’ll feel rested and have more energy to take on the new challenges of the New Year. Avoid unnecessary stress and find ways to relax (yoga, meditation or just going out to the movies!). Gradually start to exercise again. Physical activity will bring balance and energy back into your life.
Do some cardio!
Running, bicycling, walking, swimming…anything that gets your heart rate up for an extended period of time is what will really start melting away at those extra pounds. Circuit training and high intensity training is also great because it can involve lighter weights but keeps you constantly moving.
If physical fitness is a lifestyle it has to be just as important as brushing your teeth every morning. You will have days where you are tired, worked late at the office but these are not reasons to stop with your program. It’s all about mindset; do not give yourself a way out.
It’s just that simple. Never, ever, under any circumstance quit. It’s not an option!!! Success is your only possible outcome.
So these are my 7 simple tips to get back in shape! Hope you enjoyed it, now let’s get started!!!