Top 4 Healthy Homemade Drinks




Are you looking for a refreshing drink, but can’t seem to find anything healthy enough? You don’t always have to run to the grocery store to pick up a drink. These homemade drink recipes use ingredients you can find in your cabinets and refrigerators. They are also very healthy and can be a great way to lose some weight.

Green Power Drink

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This drink consists of kale, apple, cucumber, and grapes, and is very easy to make as you simply need to blend these fruits and vegetables together. This drink is rich in iron, which is good for your blood, and is also good for your bones as it consists of vitamin K. Moreover, it only has 110 calories and is far more healthy than the drinks you purchase at stores.

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Apple-Pear Juice

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If you are looking for a sweeter drink, this is the one for you. This simple recipe requires you to blend apple, pear, and cherries. It is a good source of vitamins A and C, which is good for your skin and will strengthen your bones. It also builds immunity and consists of only 190 calories.

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Lemon Juice

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This may not seem new to you, but did you know that lemon juice is actually very healthy for you? Simply squeeze lemon, mix with water and sugar, and drink this in the mornings. Lemons are a good source of vitamin C, which you already know is good for your skin. It will also keep you from having your coffee in the mornings.

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Berry Splash

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This drink is yet another great choice for those who are looking for something sweet yet healthy. Simply blend blueberries and strawberries, then top it off with mango. This delicious fruit blend consists of antioxidants which will eliminate toxins from your body, and is a good choice if you wish to look younger!

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Top 4 Greater Recipes for Healthier Pancakes




Is today one of those days where you are really craving some pancakes? However, does it seem to be bugging you because you are currently on a diet plan? Well, did you know that you can make some homemade pancakes that are much healthier than the pancake mix you buy at your grocery store? Look no further as this article will guide you to some of the best healthy pancake recipes.

Simple Banana Pancakes

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For this recipe, you will need to mix egg whites, some unsweetened coconut flakes, banana, coconut oil, and cinnamon. Once your pan is heated, pour the batter onto the pan and flip when brown. Once you have finished with your pancakes, top off with some banana slices and low-fat maple syrup.

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Basic Pancakes

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This recipe will require you to mix some all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, non-fat milk, sugar, butter, and egg whites. After you have mixed these ingredients, heat your griddle and pour some of the batter onto the griddle. Flip over when brown, and remember to serve them while they are hot.

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Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes

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This delicious recipe requires some all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, non-fat milk, brown sugar, egg whites, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ground ginger, and some vegetable oil. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in one bowl. In another bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients, and then mix this into the flour batter. Pour the batter onto your preheated griddle and flip when brown.

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Carrot Pancakes

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Mix together some all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, brown sugar, low-fat buttermilk, egg whites, carrots and butter. Heat your griddle and lightly grease with vegetable oil. Pour the batter onto your griddle, flip when browned, and serve with low-calorie maple syrup.

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Healthy & Yummy Home Made Nutella




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Nothing beats some toast with a spread of Nutella for breakfast. It’s not just a thing for kids now, but adults as well. And so, you may be interested in learning how to make some homemade Nutella to satisfy your cravings and opt out for a more healthier version. Continue reading this article to discover what you need to make healthy yet delicious home-made Nutella.

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Preparation time for homemade Nutella is 15 minutes, while the cooking time is 10 minutes. This counts up to a total of 25 minutes. Not so bad right?

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The ingredients you will need to make this homemade Nutella are one and a half cups of hazelnuts, half a cup of cocoa powder, half a cup of almond milk, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and half a cup of sugar (or you can substitute this with erythritol). Firstly, you will need to preheat the oven to about 350 degrees F.

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Next, place the hazelnuts onto wax paper and bake the hazelnuts for about ten minutes. Once you’ve baked them, peel the skin off and blend them in a food processor for a few minutes. Next, mix the cocoa powder, almond milk, vanilla extract, and sugar and blend again in the food processor until it becomes buttery.

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With this, you are done making your homemade Nutella. Enjoy with toast for breakfast. This is perfect for kids as you can send them off to school with toast and Nutella.

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Moreover, this homemade version of Nutella is much healthier than the ones you purchase at your local grocery store as you are using your own ingredients. You can further reduce the amount of sugar you are mixing into the homemade Nutella if you are on a diet and are looking to lower the amount of sugar intake.

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Top 5 Super Foods For Better Looking Skin




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Ever wonder how some people have great looking skin, but couldn’t figure out what their secret was? Well did you know that you needn’t rely on some special products just to get better looking skin? All you need to rely on is a diet with these foods which will help you achieve great results.

Chocolate

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If you think chocolate is unhealthy, think again. The contents of chocolate have the ability to hydrate your skin. As always, though, dark chocolate is more healthier and give the same effects towards your skin due to its antioxidants, one of which is flavanol. To get the most out of chocolate, look for a type that contains about 70% cocoa.

Kidney Beans

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Believe it or not, kidney beans are powerful when it comes to achieving better looking skin. They are loaded with zinc, which is good for balancing your skin tone. Have about half a cup of kidney beans a day and you’ll be sure to achieve that beautiful skin.

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Oatmeal

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Having a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast everyday will help prevent wrinkles when you age. Oatmeal requires a lot of blood sugar to break it down, and having high levels of sugar in your blood contributes to forming wrinkles. So change up your diet and eat a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.

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Green Tea

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Consuming a mug of green tea everyday will also help improve your skin. Green tea also has many antioxidants to detoxify your blood and help you achieve brighter skin. Moreover, green tea has been proven to be beneficial if you are experiencing inflammation and redness.

Yogurt

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It shouldn’t be surprising to include yogurt in this list. Yogurt also prevents you from forming wrinkles as you age. It keeps your skin firm, so try to include yogurt into your diet. Bonus points if you substitute with Greek yogurt as this contains much more protein.




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The Ultimate Healthy Summer Soups




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If you’re looking to lose some weight during the summer, then you might want to check out these healthy and delicious summer soups. You can drink them cold, which is perfect for the summer weather. But note that you can also serve them hot if you so desire.

Zucchini and Squash Soup

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For this soup, you will need some zucchini, squash, onion, rosemary, garlic, soup stock, butter, olive oil, parmesan cheese, and salt. Chop up the onion, rosemary, and garlic and sauté. Mix with a soup stock of your choice and let simmer. Next chop up the zucchini and squash, cook, then mash them up. Mix into the soup stock along with the other ingredients. Top off with the parmesan cheese.

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Spicy White Bean Soup

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This recipe requires some tomatillos, jalapeno peppers, white beans, flour, broth, garlic, oregano, onion, green chilli, flour, lime juice, salt, olive oil and ground coriander. First, bake the tomatillos along with the jalapeno. Next, sauté the onion, oregano, salt, coriander, and the green chilli. Afterwards, mix in the flour and broth of your choice. Finally, after this has thickened, add the jalapeno, tomatillos, and beans. Let this cook for a few minutes

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Healthy Tomato and Kale Soup

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For this soup, you will need some minced garlic, carrots, onion, tomatoes, tomato puree, red chilli, salt, black pepper, soup stock, olive oil, any type of beans, and kale. Sauté the onion, garlic, and carrots. After about five minutes, add the tomatoes (chopped). Next add some tomato puree, as well as the soup stock. While stirring, add the red chilli and salt. Let this simmer for a few minutes, and then add the beans, kale (remove the stalks first), and black pepper. You may top this off with some parmesan cheese if you so desire.

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The Ultra-protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake




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A lot of people want to stay fit and so they don’t just go to the gym, but also alter the foods they eat – favorable to their aimed muscular body. Protein is the key food nutrient for muscle building, but a lot of protein rich food and drinks may be expensive or are difficult to prepare.

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Some of which have horrible tastes like those supplements and energy drinks we see in the market. So technically, it seems very stressful rather than relaxing and chill to look for protein rich goodies.

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That is always the case, until we discovered some really delicious protein shakes that are made up of, wow – house ingredients. Yes, this ultra 28 grams protein chocolate peanut butter milkshake is simply made at home in minutes, and there are no synthetic additives – just pure natural food ingredients.

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So first! Let’s take a close look about these simple ingredients; 6 ounces of Greek yogurt, 1 banana, ¾ cup of skim milk, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, honey, and cocoa powder – omg, that’s it!

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To prepare this food masterpiece, just freeze the banana in a freezer for a couple of hours. Once frozen, blend the banana with the Greek yogurt, ¾ cup of skim milk, honey, peanut butter, and cocoa powder. You will notice the smoothness of this milkshake that is exploding in tasty flavors, and do take note again, it is packed with 28 grams of protein.

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So how do we get 28 grams protein? Take a close look that all of the ingredients being used in this milkshake recipe are all rich in protein, so adding these all up will grant us the promising 28 grams of pure amino acids essential for our muscle development.

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Lastly, you can customize the taste of this goodie by adding more cocoa powder for more chocolate taste, or adding more milk to make it less thickened.




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The Ultimate No Carb Snacks You Need To Know




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The 3 most important meals in a day are breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can simply eat during these times, and you can already be healthy. But life is not that easy, especially to those who love to eat. We do know that 3 meals just don’t work for them, actually to us including me, and eating snacks is something we always consider in mind. The problem is, snacks often times make us gain weight because it is considered to be an excess intake in our healthy daily requirements. To solve this problem, we have to track first which foods give more calories and we can simply say that it is carbohydrates. So technically speaking, if you are into healthy food habits, a snack must be of something with less to no carbohydrates – like these few examples in the list.

Apples and Cheese

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Thinking about snacks, we often times think about something with cheese. Well, cheese is a low-carb snack, but those other foods with which cheese is added – these foods are often times fatty and high in carbs. Consider the cravings solved! Apples too are low in carb, so instead of eating two big cheeseburgers for snack, why not consider apples and cheese instead? Healthy and works together pretty tasty too.

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Avocado

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Avocado is rich in fiber and high density lipoprotein, nutrients that your heart will surely love forever. Another thing, avocado is a low-carb food too – 18 grams only despite the full size you will consume. But the best thing about Avocado is that you can eat it as a main dish for your snack, or even a dessert to your 3 main meals. A very good recipe is you mash a quarter of avocado, and mix it well with rye crisps to make it crunchy. You can also eat it with fat-free milk to add more taste.

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Yogurt and Cucumber

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Yogurt is most famous about having good bacteria. It helps a lot in digestion and making your digestive system healthy. Well, yogurt still have something on its sleeves because it is also a low-carb food, and when you add it to a cucumber which has low carbohydrates too, you will experience a snack session like any no other. Preferrably, it must be a low-fat Greek yogurt, and simply dip the cucumber into this yogurt and serve.

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The 20-Minute Foodgasmic Shrimp Recipe You Never Thought About Yet




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Shrimp is an all-time favorite worldwide. There are numerous dishes and recipes that include shrimp, or you can also make it as your main dish. It is very easy to cook and will take only a couple of minutes to finish, though there are some that takes more time.

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With this, we often get sick of eating the same recipe over and over again, which lessens our cravings for shrimp. This time it will be different, this time it will be foodgamsic, fast to prepare which will only take 20 minutes, and most importantly – it is new.

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Shrimp and Broccoli with Sriracha Hot Sauce

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In this recipe, we wanted the shrimp to be peeled already the night before you cook it, unless you want to spend an extra 7 minutes peeling the skin of the shrimp. The skin of the shrimp for some people is tasty, so if you are one of these people, then, need not to peel it – this recipe works for with skin or none. Next, you will also need to prepare the ingredients for the sauce; 4 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce, 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice, one and half tablespoon of Sriracha hot sauce, 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of grated ginger, 5 cloves garlic, and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch.

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Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside. Then for the main dish, heat one and half tablespoon of sesame oil in medium-high heat. Add the shrimp once it is warm, then flip the shrimps once so it will get cooked evenly. Should only take 3 minutes for this process.

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After 3 minutes of cooking the shrimp, you can now start adding broccoli with which you will cook with the shrimp for the next 4 minutes, stir well while cooking. Finally, add the Sriracha sauce you have just prepared and continue cooking all 3 main ingredients for another one to two minutes, then serve.

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Low Calorie Recipes That Will Naturally Decrease Weight In No Time




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Losing weight is a dream for most of us. As we grow older and reach adulthood, our body will start to deteriorate slowly including our metabolism. We all wish to have a higher metabolism wherein we can eat a lot, but less likely we get fat. Life is difficult and it is not that easy to do, hence, there are a lot of ways to maintain or decrease our weight naturally and caloric intake control is one of which. The problem is, there are few low calorie foods on the market and most of the time we will be required to decrease our food intake. But the solution is now in your hand, let’s take a look some of the low calorie recipes that will naturally decrease your weight while maintaining satisfaction every feeding.

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Breakfast – Bran flakes with banana and fat-free milk

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Wheat is known to be low in calories, but wheat bran is one of the lowest in the list. There is a lot of wheat bran flakes cereal in the market, and you can choose whichever you will like. Just ¾ cup of it every breakfast, add slices of 1 banana and a cup of fat-free milk. Overall in this quantity, for sure you will have the feeling of fullness, but the calories this food combination contains is highly less than expected.

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Lunch – Wheat pita bread with roasted turkey and pepper

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Who says you can’t eat meat while you are on a diet? In this recipe, meat as our favorite will be included. To start, bake one mini wheat pita bread or you can simply buy it wherever it is available. Add it with slices of Turkey breast around 3 ounces, and sprinkle it with roasted pepper to add some spice. Finally, dress it with a teaspoon of mayonnaise and mustard, then add lettuces at the top before you sandwich it. You can also add some 1 stick part-skim mozzarella string cheese and 2 kiwifruits as a side dish.

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Dinner – Steamed shrimp with baked potatoes and spinach

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Shrimp is one of the most favored food and we will have this for dinner this time. Since we are up to losing weight, steamed will be our best cook to avoid fatty components. Add some side dishes like baked tomatoes and steamed spinach to complete the nutritional requirements for the night, a low-fat frozen fudge bar for dessert.




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3 Delicious Dessert Recipes To Use Up Ripe Bananas




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Bananas are so delicious that you can eat it in so many ways. You can make desserts out of ripe bananas, or make it a main dish like other parts of the world do. In general, it is abundant and it is one of the most common fruits in the world. We can see and buy it anywhere, and it is always cheap and affordable. With this, we end up buying many but not being able to consume all – causing over-ripe bananas to be thrown. The good news is, there are quite a few recipes that could use up over-ripe bananas, and take note – all are insanely delicious.

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Banana smoothie with hazelnuts and honey

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Need not to worry about throwing up over-ripe bananas as we will prepare a smoothie that no one will notice the bananas used are over-ripe. Start off by preparing these secret ingredients; soya milk, honey, grated nutmeg, and toasted hazelnuts. Blend the over-ripe bananas with the soya milk, honey, and nutmeg until it becomes smooth. Then, pour it into glasses and sprinkle it with toasted, chopped hazelnuts. Serve and enjoy.

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Baked bananas with chocolates and ice cream

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This warm and cool recipe will make you forget that you used over-ripe bananas as ingredients. To start, heat the oven for about 180-200C. Slit the bananas in the middle, but make sure you don’t slit through the edges and slit only half its layer. Insert chocolates as much as you could fit in inside the slit and seal the bananas with a foil. Cook it for about 25 minutes, then prepare an ice cream as a side dish. Make sure you don’t waste even a little of the melted chocolates! – Should incredibly taste great.

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Instant Banana ice cream with chocolate sauce

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Why look for ice cream under the soaring heat of the sun if you can simply make your own using over-ripe bananas? Just simply pop over-ripe bananas on a flat tray, and then freeze for a few hours. Then, place the bananas in a food processor and whizz while also adding milk until it becomes smooth. Finally, add some chocolate sauce and other preferred goodies such as nuts, chocolate bits, etc.

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