“Write your heart out! - some would say, but that’s not who I am.
Instead, I COOK my heart out!
Every day, every single meal I cook is a reflection of me. These meals show my love and passion towards food, my deep love and care for my family and for the people I cook for. I cook my moods, my emotions, my thoughts, my appreciation, my love, my care, my heart in every single dish I make.
I can cook up a delicious dish even when the fridge is empty, but when facing an empty sheet of paper, I pause. Nothing comes to my mind, forming sentences doesn't come easy for me. Luckily for now, I’m done with school and hopefully I will never have to write a 3500 word paper again because those were written literally with sweat and blood 😂 haha, just kidding … but it really was hard for me. The silver lining is that I will never write a 4 page long blog post if all I want to share is a recipe or information about nutrition.
I will use this platform to share quick, easy, useful information about health, nutrition and wellness. I truly believe that educating ourselves about our own bodies and minds is the most powerful tool for a healthy, happy, balanced life. On this blog you will find 5 minute posts, including educational info, recipes and quick and easy tips. You will get recipes that you can read and understand quickly, and try right away.
I want this place to be a safe, comforting, empowering environment where you feel cared for and loved, where you find answers to your questions.
Let’s jump into it and talk about everyone's favorite (for a reason)- SMOOTHIES! They are quick, easy and delicious breakfast options that save time and our sanity during hectic mornings. Here are the pros and cons:
Smoothies are excellent quick boosters if:
made with good quality ingredients
contain dark leafy greens, fibrous fruit and veggies, healthy fats and protein
are room temperature or cold but not frozen (to aid digestion)
consumed slowly (to aid digestion)
protein powders are not blended on high speed & for a long time (to aid absorption)
Smoothies are not so good for you if:
only contain fruits (spikes blood sugar)
the protein powder is blended on high speed & for too long (impairs absorption)
it’s freezing cold (impairs digestion)
made of non-seasonal, greenhouse grown ingredients
When berries and other yummy summer fruits are not available, use organic, local, frozen ones. Frozen fruits and vegetables are harvested when ripe in peak season, guaranteeing that they are full of flavor.
To avoid drinking freezing cold smoothies: portion out your frozen fruits/veggies in a container and store it in the fridge overnight. This way they thaw by the morning.
With that said I’d like to introduce my favorite smoothie recipe!
It’s super quick, easy, delicious, has the perfect balance of macronutrients (protein, fat, carbs) and loaded with vitamins and minerals.
I hope you'll LOVE it!
Make it and let me know what you think in the comments below.
1/2 cup zucchini
1/3 cup frozen cauliflower florets (buy in frozen food section at Whole Foods)
1/3 cup frozen spinach (buy in frozen food section of Whole Foods)
1/4 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup water, nut milk or coconut milk
1 serving protein powder
Blend all ingredients for a couple of minutes in a blender. ENJOY!