Stuffed bell peppers

img_6147Hello everybody!

I have a very easy and delicious lunch idea for you guys. I made theese yesterday and it didn’t took me more than 30-35 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 small onion
  • riced cauliflower (2 cups)
  • handful of mushrooms
  • 1 cup of black beans
  • salt, pepper, red paprika, chili

How to:

  1. Dice the onions in small pieces, sauté them in avocado or coconut oil
  2. Cut the mushrooms in small pieces and add them to the onion
  3. add the cauliflower rice and sauté them all together on low heat
  4. meanwhile but the button part of the peppers, spray them with oil and outer them in the oven on medium heat
  5. when the onion, the mushroom and the cauliflower rice are saluted well add the canned black beans and the spices
  6. When the bell peppers are a little softened fill them with the sautéed veggies
  7. you can add some cheese on the top, if you are vegan than vegan rice or almond cheese and put them back in the oven and broil them for 5 more minutes
  8. Thaths is! Good appetite!

 

My interview with Musclemunch.net

wpid-img_20150121_232249.jpgHello my dears!

If you are interested to see a short interview with me, check out, musclemunch.net. There are some questions and answers with me.

Hope you like it, see you soon! :*

Here is the link: http://www.musclemunch.net/622/female-interviews/aspiring-fitness-model-bea-talks-with-musclemunch

Healthy green soup (peas and broccoli)

wpid-img_20141211_133728.jpgHello dears, 

I made today a cream soup from broccoli and peas. It turned out so delicious, that even I was surprised 😀

Here is what you need:

Ingredients:

1 broccoli

250 gr peas

half medium size onion

1 carrot

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

2 table spoon of olive oil, salt

Directions:

Boil together the vegetables until they are soft. Put them in a high speed blender, with just a little broth. Blend it and add the rest of the broth, the condiments and the olive oil.

Serve it warm with pumpkin seeds.

Good appetite!

I was nominated for the Sunshine Award

sunshine-award1Hello my dear readers!

 I am so happy, because last week I was nominated for the Sunshine award by the sweet Abby Carson from Tohealthblog: Welcome to Abby’s Kitchen.  Check out her blog, she is such a sweet girl, she has amazing recipes and very nice photos.

I feel so honoured and grateful and I thank you  Abby, you are too kind.

The fun part about these awards is that you can discover other interesting blogs and bloggers. Everybody who receives an award like this has to nominate other 10 blogs that she/ he appreciates and loves.

Speaking about nominations I would like to pass this award to the following 10 amazing, inspiring and wonderful bloggers, I love all of your blogs and this award just shows my appreciation! Congrats to you all!

For the nominees: Here are the rules for the Sunshine Award, but as always, participation is of course voluntary  🙂

1 Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2 Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
3 Answer the same 10 questions given.
4 Nominate up to 10 blogs for the award, a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
5 Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.

My response to the 10 questions:

  • ·         Where would you most likely travel to?

I really love to travel, every year I visit 2-3 places where I have never been before. I adore the beach so for me the sea/ ocean is a priority. I really would like to visit The Maldives, I have seen so many beautiful pictures and documentaries about this place, I really can imagine myself there right now. The second one on my list would be the Hidden Beach in the Marieta Islands near Porto Vallarta , Mexico. If you did not hear about this magical place ( but I’m sure you did) just google it, you will be fascinated for sure. I would love to visit also the amazing beach on the Phi Phi Island in Thailand and my list could go on and on and on…so I better stop right here.

  • ·         Do you have a sweet tooth?

Yes I have, I adore to eat sweet things. Lately I discovered lots of healthy raw cake recipes, so stay tuned, cause I will make some myself.

  • ·         What motivates you to keep blogging?

Definitely my readers. When I see that I inspire someone with my recipes or workouts or health tips, it makes me so happy and motivated. I am so happy that I can help/motivate someone to have a better life, so if you want to make me happy, just send me your feedback, it’s that easy 🙂

  • ·         Who is your favourite comedian?

 I love to laugh, I like funny movies and comedies. I also like stand up comedies (the good ones) but I can’t really name anybody in a special way.

  • ·         What is your favourite outdoor activity?

As you know I’m a sporty girl, so I like everything that involves moving. Like hiking, bike riding, snowboarding, sand volleyball, quad driving, roller skating and last but not least I love roller coasters and amusement parks.

  • ·         Who was your favourite teacher and why?

In high school I loved the world literature teacher, I liked her style of teaching, her personality and her explanations. In University I did not have any special teachers.

  • ·         Do you own any pets? 

Yes I do. I have a 13 year old cocker spaniel, his name is Jimmy. I adore him, he is a real alpha male dog, beautiful and with a strong personality. I will make a post about him some day 🙂

  • ·         Most embarrassing moment in your life?

Well….I have some of those, but I will tell you about the funniest one. Sometimes I can be very clumsy, so once I entered in a very very expensive shop, I slipped and fell down right in the middle of the store, of course everybody was looking…. embarrassing enough? I think so!

  • ·         Where are you from?

I am from eastern Europe, Romania, specifically from Transylvania….yeah I know what you are thinking now, Yes this is the country of Dracula :)))

So that’s it, this was really fun! Now you know me a little bit better. 

Have a great day everybody and don’t forget to check out all these wonderful bloggers I mentioned. 

See you soon! :*

 

Benefits of eating yogurt

yogurt finalHey everybody! 

Did you know that yogurt it makes the list of one of the healthiest foods to eat? It’s important to note that the KIND of yogurt makes all the difference (keep reading below to find out what you should look for).

Here are 3 Benefits of Eating Yogurt:

1)      Yogurt contains probiotics (“good” bacteria also know as live active cultures) that help create a healthy environment which promotes digestion, increases immunity, fights against Candida (“bad” bacteria) overgrowth, and strengthens the immune system.

2)      Yogurt increases your immunity and protects against disease. A recent study found that daily yogurt consumption had a stimulating effect on cellular immunity in healthy young women. Yogurt helps maintain good gut flora and helps prevent all kinds of diseases, especially chronic degenerative ones, by controlling inflammation and increasing antibodies and anticancer cells.

3)      Yogurt is a great source of protein, calcium, potassium, B vitamins, and selenium. Those who are lactose intolerant can often enjoy yogurt with no problems due to the live cultures present in yogurt which break down lactose. Now, you’re probably wondering what kind of yogurt you should buy… Well, these benefits only apply to yogurts with the “Live and Active Cultures” (LAC) seal! This means the yogurt contains at least 100 million cultures per gram of yogurt at the time of manufacture and after pasteurization. Also, look for PLAIN yogurt, which has only two ingredients: live cultures and milk (whole, low-fat, or skim). The longer the list of ingredients, the less nutritional value it has (Source: The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS). As for the type (Bulgarian, Greek, Lassi, Kefir, Goat, Sheep) of yogurt, it really depends on your own preference so choose accordingly based on the guidelines above.

Now that you know what to look for, go out there and buy some yogurt! 🙂

Have a great day! See you tomorrow 🙂

Why are people not loosing weight?

beaaaa (1)Some of you guys are always  asking yourself why are you not loosing any weight, although you are going to the gym on a regular basis, you are eating write…. what is going on?!

So I’m telling you what might be the problem here…

Some of my friends are telling me they are eating right and healthy, but when I see what  are they eating…. I’m like OMG what are you doing. Since when frappuccino, ice cream, pasta and soda are eating right?

So the first problem could be…that you don’t have the knowledge about what eating right actually means. Although I think most of you guys who are fallowing me I believe you have the knowledge, but if you feel the need to know more about these things, nutrition, fitness, exercise weight loss there is a huge amount of information on the internet, that really everybody can learn. There are lots of healthy recipes, diet plans, and nutritional information for free, anything you want to know just Google it guys.

The other problem that you are not loosing any weight could be the consistency. You may have the knowledge, but you are not consistent with your diet with your exercises.

On the other hand, maybe you are consistent with your workouts, you go every day to the gym, but you are doing the same exercises, using the same machines and not pushing yourself to your limits. You have to get out of your comfort zone and push yourself every single time, if you want to see amazing results. Everything is up to you!

It is so important for you to want to change your body, your lifestyle; you have to believe in it. If you don’t want it enough you won’t make it. There is a good quote on this topic “If you want something you’ve never had, than do something you’ve never done.”

Don’t compare yourself to others! Sometimes I see some fitness trainers, who are totally out of shape…so you may ask how this trainer can help me. Why can he help himself?  So it is important to inspire people, and inspire yourself in the first place. You are your own competition, never try  to be like someone else, just look in the mirror, and try to be better than you were yesterday. Maybe these things sound like cliché but I hope you all understand the essence of these things I’m talking about  🙂

So guys, please be consistent with everything you do. Your workouts, your diet/ eating habits, always be informed, always try to learn new things. And really if you have any questions please feel free to ask me and I try my best to answer you all.

Have an amazing day!

Hidden sugars in your food

cerealsHey everybody! I’m back with a new topic, it is about hidden sugars. Nowadays everybody knows that sugar is bad for us because:

  • reduces the body’s ability to defend against bacterial infection
  • interferes with the body’s absorption of calcium and magnesium
  • can cause hypoglycemia
  • can cause premature ageing
  • can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity
  • can decrease the amount of growth hormones in the body
  • can interfere with the absorption of protein
  • causes inflammation

The list could go on and on, but I’m sure you all heard about these things.

So, you’ve made it your mission to follow a healthier lifestyle, to exercising more, cutting out the fats, limiting your salt intake and staying away from the sweets. BUT! Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think. Sugar comes in many different ways and much of it is hidden in your favourite foods.

Have a look at these foods to learn how you can cut your sugar intake and live a healthier life today.

 1. Salad dressings

You’d be surprised to find how much sugar ready-made salad dressings contain. The worst are the low-fat versions – the manufacturers remove the fat of the salad dressing but add extra sugar and salt to improve the taste.

The healthiest option is still to make your own salad dressing by using a small amount of olive oil, fresh lemon juice or Balsamic vinegar and adding some fresh herbs.

 2.’Health/ fitness’ bars

If you think that “health” and granola bars are a good choice for breakfast or snacking during the day, think again. Most of these bars are loaded with sugar. They may contain healthy fibre, nuts and raisins, but they also contain many different types of sugar. The low-fat health bars are the worst offenders, with some of them containing up to 3 teaspoons of sugar per 30 gram bar.

For a healthy snack, rather eat fruit, a piece of cheese or a handful of nuts and raisins.

 3. Fruit Yoghurt

A favourite snack at breakfast or at the office is fruit/flavoured yoghurt. Most of us prefer the flavoured ones but they all contain added sugar – even the low-fat and non-fat versions. Some brands of flavoured yoghurt contain up to 20 grams (or 5 teaspoons) of sugar per serving.

Rather opt for plain yoghurt and add fresh fruit and honey to sweeten it.

 4. Tomato Sauce

Sugar is often added to tomato products to counter their acidity. This is especially true when tomatoes are picked too early. Everyone’s favourite condiment, tomato sauce is one not one of the greatest when it comes to hidden sugar. A can of tomato sauce can contain 27g of sugar per 100g.

So next time you grab the bottle, keep in mind that a tablespoon of tomato sauce equals one teaspoon of sugar.

 5. Breakfast cereals

Have a look at the ingredient list of your favourite breakfast cereal. Most breakfast cereals are loaded with sugar to make it more tasty. The classic cornflakes contain about 5 to 7g of sugar per 100g, meaning a 50g portion will contain half to one teaspoon of sugar. The “healthier” high-fibre, all bran flakes contain up to 11g of sugar per 100g or around one and a half teaspoons of sugar. The sweeter flavoured cereals that kids (and many adults) love so much contain up to 34g of sugar per 100g.

You can choose oats, and make delicious oatmeal with almond milk, fruits and coconut.

 6. Canned vegetables

Many brands of canned vegetables contain hidden sugars that are used during the manufacturing process to make their shelf life longer. Have a look at the ingredient list to see whether any sugar has been added and, if you must have sweetened veggies, choose a brand with the lowest sugar content.

The best option is still to cook your own fresh vegetables.

My Advice for you is to read the ingredient list of your favourite food. There’s a good chance that it includes sugar. The best-known sugars are fructose (“fruit sugar”) and sucrose (“table sugar”). But they are also often listed by another name: honey, dextrose, fructose, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, sorbitol, fruit juice concentrate, galactose, lactose, polydextrose, mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, maltodextrin and turbinado sugar. 

 

Take care and have a wonderful weekend 🙂