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Slightly healthy breakfast to start off the week

Spanish sardines, scrambled egg, quinoa with turmeric, sprinkled with cayenne pepper.

I only learned about Quinoa (keen-wah) this holiday season. Bought the seeds & tried it out. It really tastes like rice, but the look & texture will take a bit of getting used to. Here are some health benefits I read from bodyecology.com:

1. Complete protein: it has 9 essential amino acids that are required by the body as building blocks for muscles.

2. It has Magnesium, which promotes normal blood pressure & regulates blood sugar levels, supports healthy immune system & keeps bones strong.

3. High in Fiber, which helps clean colon

4. Good source of Manganese & copper that act as antioxidants to get rid of dangerous cancer & disease-causing substances.

Also, in its whole grain form, may be effective in preventing & treating artherosclerosis, breast cancer & diabetes.

After reading this, I’m kinda drawn to it. Looks like I’m gonna be eating more of quinoa this year!

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Healthy Almond & Flaxseed Muffins

Made with whole wheat flour, flaxseed meal, almonds, muscovado sugar, canola oil, egg, almond extract, low fat milk!

Serve it with a drizzle of raw honey.

Yummeh!

Recipe: (I modified a muffin recipe i found in the internet)

2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour

3 Tsp Baking Soda

1/2 Cup Muscovado Sugar

1/2 Tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Cup Flaxseed Meal

1 Egg, beaten

3/4 cup lowfat or skim milk

1/2 cup canola or olive oil

1 tsp almond extract

chopped almonds to place on top of the muffins

raw honey to drizzle when served.

It’s pretty easy to make 🙂 Preheat oven at 350C.  Just mix all dry ingredients on a bowl, and on a separate bowl, mix beaten egg, oil, almond extract and milk. then pour and mix with the dry  ingredients until you make a sticky batter. place in muffin pan, and place almonds on top of the batter. Bake for 10-15mins.

 

drizzle raw honey before serving.

Enjoy!

 

 

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Today’s healthy attempt

After weeks of eating crappy food, today I try again to be a little healthy!

Basil omelette & garlic broccoli for late lunch
green tea & healthy fruit salad that consist of pineapple, dragon fruit, grapes, blueberries, walnuts & raw honey.

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Today’s Good: oatmeal & flaxseed with creamer, cinnamon & dried blueberries

I’m starting to get tired of eating my oats with coffee, good thing I saw former VJ Nadya’s oatmeal post in instagram, so I made my own version of it:

Today’s Good: Cinnamon oats with flaxseed & blueberries

2 tbsp rolled oats
1 heaping tsp flaxseed meal
1.5 cups water
2 packets nonfat creamer (this is the only milk type we have at home today, but u could use a healthier one, like almond milk or soy)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp muscovado
1 tablespoonful of dried blueberries

Sorry for the ugly photo, but it tastes really good!

So what’s good about flax seed? Here’s what I read in about.com:

It may be tiny, but it’s mighty: The flax seed carries one of the biggest nutrient payloads on the planet. And while it’s not technically a grain, it has a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains, while the amount of fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids in flax leaves
grains in the dust.

Additionally, flax seed is very low in carbohydrates, making it ideal for people who limit their intake of starches and sugars. And its combination of healthy fat and high fiber content make it a great food for weight loss and maintenance — many dieters have found that flax seed has been a key to keeping them feeling satisfied.

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In other news…

Feeling guilty today cos I ate so much otap & nacho chips. Oops. Should really start being strict with all the junk I put in my body! plus, I should start working out again. Sigh.

Well, tomorrow is another day!

❤ Bliss

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Today’s all good green juice

Today’s juice has less pears and more cucumber & romaine lettuce 🙂

1 granny smith apple
1/2 pear
1 huge cucumber, peeled (to make sure that it’s pesticide free!)
2 cups lettuce
1/2 lemon

Yummeh!

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Flor’s Garden

Our visit to Flor’s Garden in antipolo. Had fun with my parents as we learned about squarefoot gardens (Which you can actually have anywhere! Even condos, according to Ms. Flor) and natural first aids. I loved it there! Checkout the infinity pool with an awesome view.  Thanks Ms. Flor (The pretty lady in a hat in front of a huge bali inspired door/gate) for accomodating us.

Also discovered a love for tarragon tea and stevia, a natural sweetener :)

All photos taken from iPhone 3GS 🙂

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Green Juice

My up to all good attempt today is green juice, which is good for colon cleansing and cardio health. The one i made has too much fruits, so maybe tomorrow i should lessen the amount of fruits and add more veggies!

This glass consists of:

1 Granny Smith Apple
1 Pear
1 Cucumber
1/2 lemon

It tastes so great, btw.

❤ Bliss

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