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Midweek Mood Booster Breakfast!

Booster Breakfast

What better way to get throgh a midweek mood slump than by eating something yummy?

It’s usually Wednesday that gives you that feeling that the week just started and you already can’t wait for it to end – and yet you’re only hald way through. Or maybe you have so much stuff to do this week, that by Wednesday you are already drained and just need some kind of pick me up.

Diets can be hard, exactly because eating delicious food usually makes you happy – and so it’s often a form of comfort for people. It’s hard to imagine something that is healthy can still be equally delicious and serve the purpose of ‘comfort food’, but believe us, it’s true! It’s not just a myth fit people tell you, and make you think their definition of copmfort food is likely a piece of celery instead of a piece of cake. Healthy comfort food is very real, and people who have worked on their nutrition and healthy recipes are very well aware of the fact!

And now, we’re about to make sure you’re aware of it too!

@nutsandblueberries

Here is a delicious breakfast recipe that you can make to start the day on a sweet note.

Simple Vegan Waffles

(Serves 3)

Tired of smoothies and plain oatmeal for breakfast? Say goodbye to routine, and hello to these perfectly crispy on the outside, tender on the inside wafflettes.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar, coconut sugar, or maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Blueberries or chopped strawberries to serve

PREPARATION:

1. Preheat waffle iron to your desired setting.

2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients.

4. Pour wet ingredients in dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Let sit for a few minutes.

5. Pour batter onto the pre-heated waffle iron and cook until golden brown. It may take a few more minutes to cook since they’re eggless.

6. Once they’re done, don’t stack them to ensure crispiness.

7. Top with favorite fruit and more maple syrup.

 

Time to sit back, and enjoy the little bit of sweetness this added to your week! Let us know how you liked this recipe in the comments below.

 

November 29, 2017
AIRI FOOD

Tips on staying happy while eating healthy!

Eating healthy and staying happy

Nutrition can be a constant battle of what you should eat and what you feel like eating. In the back corners of our minds, we all know that we should eat healthy. “Food is fuel for your body!” is something we’re all familiar with as a saying. But then you put feelings into the equation and suddenly you find yourself gorging on 20 chicken nuggets and a gallon of ice cream because you had a hard day at work. Which is understandable, food isn’t just fuel – it’s comfort. Eating something delicious can bring a smile to your face even on those stressful days.

Which is how it creates a vicious circle. You start eating healthy, cave into cravings on a bad day, get overcome with guilt which causes more bad feelings ready to be cured by food, and start all over again. Constant fluctuations like that can cause confusion for your metabolism and sometimes do more damage than good. Don’t despair however, because there is a solution!

The key to maintaining a healthy life is successfully creating a habit. Many things can stand in your way before you achieve this, but we have a few helpful solutions that will make going back to old bad nutrition habits a thing of the past!

Eating healthy and staying happy

Don’t get stuck in a routine.

The biggest step towards giving up is getting fed up. You’re trying to eat healthy, but you only have 4 recipes to alternate between. Time is precious, and you can’t spend it searching the vast spaces of the Internet for new suggestions that are quick and easy to make. So you do the same recipes you’re familiar with, and you find they’re becoming harder to swallow each day. That will make it more likely for you to cave, give up on your new healthy lifestyle, and go back your old eating habits. The only way to keep yourself from feeling that dread of eating your healthy meal is by making them exciting! Many people have the misconception that healthy cannot equal tasty – which is entirely wrong. Our Airi app, the best mind and body coach a woman can ask for, is ready to provide you with creative and fast recipes you can do every day! All you have to do is cook, eat and enjoy the burst of energy those healthy recipes will provide.

You start to feel better, both physically and mentally.

Eating healthy and exercising gives you a whole new view on the quality of your life. Food is energy, and good food creates good energy! That in turn creates positive emotional feedback as well. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and furthers your motivation. You don’t just see your healthy improving – you feel it. All you have to do is bare your teeth and push through those first few trying weeks.

No more feelings of guilt.

Don’t you just hate that vast contrast of emotions when you eat some junk food? You’re eating that chocolate bar and feel so happy and life just seems good, even if your boss just got on every single one of your nerves. You finish that last bite, sigh in content, and a few seconds later welcome your old acquaintance – guilt. Suddenly that chocolate goes from being a mouthful of goodness to 30 bites of regret. Well eating healthy helps you avoid that nagging feeling of guilt trying to drag you along to the one trip you really don’t want to take!

Having tools to deal with cravings.

Which brings us into the next part – you have tools to deal with cravings and escape the guilt! You know the perfect replacements for your favorite foods – at least those similar enough to sate that sweet or salty needs you find hard to avoid. After getting familiar with the healthy way of life, it will be no problem to create healthy desserts when you need some sweetness in your life, or make a quick snack when you just want to nibble on something. Practice makes perfect, and once you get into the practice of replacing your usual meals with healthy ones, maintaining a healthy nutrition will seem easier than ever.

Your loved ones might jump on the bandwagon.

If you need some further motivation, let it be your loved ones! When you start eating healthy, and yummy food, those around you might join you in your efforts. This will not only bring those you care about into a healthier lifestyle, but give you additional support and motivation in your journey towards overall wellbeing!

Eat healthy and live happy

 

November 15, 2017
AIRI FOOD

Post-Halloween pumpkin treat!

If Halloween is one of your favorite holidays you probably spent some time preparing for it, and yet it was gone in a flash! Before you start marking the days until next year, we decided to share one recipe you can do with any leftover pumpkins that just didn’t make the cut.

You can find several more Halloween-themed recipes in our Airi app, that are guaranteed to help take you out of any post-Halloween blues.

Enjoy, and make sure to try out your 7-Day Free trial for the best mind and body coach around – Airi!

 

 

Veggie Monster Pancakes  (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Jazz up your morning breakfast with these healthy and simple pumpkin pancakes.

PREPARATION TIME: 10 min
COOK TIME: 10 min
SERVINGS: 4 pancakes

 

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup chickpea flour
3/8 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup chopped spinach leaves
1/4 cup thinly shredded carrots
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tbsp. chopped cilantro leaves
1/8 cup soda water
3/8 tsp. crushed chili flakes
1/4 tsp. carom seeds (ajwain) to taste
1 tsp. oil to cook pancakes


 

PREPARATION:

1. In a bowl combine all the ingredients.

2. Pour in soda water. Mix until well blended. Add more soda water if the batter is too thick.

3. Heat and grease a griddle.

4. For each pancake, spoon 2 tablespoons of batter onto the hot griddle. Drizzle oil and allow the pancakes (puda) to cook.

5. When the underside is done, flip carefully with a spatula and cook. Adjust heat if necessary.

6. Cook on each side for 3-6 minutes or until golden brown in color.

7. Repeat with remaining batter and serve immediately.

 

November 1, 2017
AIRI FOOD

FAT BURNING BREAKFAST

Fat burning breakfast

Morning rush, warm bed, cozy blanket, screaming alarm… Yeah, yeah, we all go through the same old story each day. But if you take a closer look, mornings are the best part of our day. There’s a light gently waking up the nature, bringing on the new day and waiting for you to dive into new challenges and life experiences. Like the Sleeping Beauty kissed by Prince Charming, nature is calling your body to be grateful for being here, in the new day. So why not start your day the healthy way and celebrate it with a delicious meal?

 

Something yummy to please your tummy!

Well, there are the two key obstacles standing in front of you, like the undefeated giants at the entrance of the Sleeping Beauty’s castle – Time and Motivation.

Fat burning breakfast

Let’s get the first one down – Time.

 

It takes only 5 to 20 minutes to prepare all the ingredients and combine them into a delicious, healthy meal. Surely you can find 20 minutes in your 24-hour day to squeeze breakfast in. Easy-to-make recipes with nutritious and affordable ingredients can be your morning time-savers.

 

Now, let’s beat the second one – Motivation.

 

What can be a better motivation than your own health? Good protein coming from meat or vegetables, healthy fats and slow digestible carbs will give your body the deserved boost and a fat-burning effect. Yes, you read correctly – fat burning!

 

So where’s the catch? Slow digestible carbs in these breakfast recipes keep your blood sugar and insulin levels low so fat burning can stay high. High protein levels keep you satiated longer, thus reducing your food intake later in the day. Healthy fats lower the levels of “bad” cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health.

 

Fat burning breakfast

 

Airi has got you covered!

 

Low carb meals are coming into action!

If you have already met Airi and have it in your pocket, just swipe to the Daily Focus tab or browse through the Content Library and try out some of the best fat-burning breakfast recipes. Hope you’re gonna like them all! 😋

And if you’re still wondering who’s that new-age Health coach that follows women around the world every step of the way with personalized advice, click on the link and start your free trial. Then, enjoy a super-easy morning breakfast that can take your physique to the next level!

 

EXTRA TIP:

Spice up your meals with hot peppers! They contain the active ingredient called capsaicin, a chemical that can enhance calorie burning at rest as well as reduce hunger and food intake.

October 18, 2017
ACTIVITY AIRI

AIRI’S GOT NEWS FOR YOU

We've got updates

This just in! Your favorite Mind & Body coach has carefully been gathering your feedback over the past few weeks, and we decided to take her coaching to the next level.

 

In case you still haven’t met her, here’s a quick introduction. Airi is the revolutionary wellness app, your personal coach, and friend in need. And now with the latest update, Airi syncs with your Leaf to give you personalized plans based on your user data and the extra push you need to get results faster. Give her a try today. The first 7 days are FREE, and give you plenty of time to fall in love with her wellness advice and easy-to-complete suggestions.

And that’s not all. We are happy to hear all feedback you have to give, and we are thrilled to implement new features that will make your health journey even more personalized and inclusive. This is why we are jumping for joy to present updates now available in your Airi app! There are quite a few, so let’s get started.

 

What’s your favorite?

What's your favorite

Airi keeps her Content Library in check and surprises you with special edition content each month. To speed up looking for your favorite recipes, workouts and meditations, we introduced the Favorites section. From now on you can save all the items you like and quickly access them by tapping on the 💜  icon in the Airi app. It’s that simple!

 

Airi and Leaf in sync

 

As you already know, Airi syncs the meditations you complete to your Bellabeat app so you don’t have to input them manually. This time around we took it one (okay, maybe a couple) steps further! Airi now syncs the workouts you complete to your Bellabeat app as well, and makes those sweat minutes count. But wait, there’s more!

Airi now acknowledges each and every activity you enter in your Bellabeat app and sends you an encouraging message whenever you press save. We say – The more the merrier!

Airi's got news

 

Goal-getters ahead

 

Updates don’t stop here. Airi also keeps track of your goals – and pushes you to do more. Taking in account the number of times you reached your activity, sleep, and meditation goals, Airi will suggest you to adjust them so they suit your lifestyle better.

 

Not only that, Airi can also deliver your statistics from data your Leaf gathers. Interested in yesterday’s stats – you got it. Maybe you want to know how last week went – fine with us. Everything Leaf tracks in your Airi app – we’ve got you covered. Health is always under construction, and seeing all the numbers side by side will show you which aspects need the most of your attention.

 

Party like it’s your birthday

 

Last, but not least, Airi closely watches you even when you’re not breaking a sweat or chugging gallons of water. From now on, you can expect a birthday message, because that’s what friends do. Airi is here to celebrate your day with you and make those 24h a bit more special!

 

Happy birthday!

*click picture to see a short example of a Birthday conversation you can now have with Airi!

Healthy living comes from small efforts repeated day in & day out. Chin up, show yourself love and appreciation and keep taking steps on your road to health, no matter how big or small. With Airi by your side, the journey will be an enjoyable one – we know it!

 

We can’t wait to hear what you think about our new features, and we’ll keep our eyes peeled for new, brilliant ideas you have. Don’t think twice before you leave us a comment, you are the ones that make our products better. We hope to continue developing them with your help and inspiring you the same way you inspire us, day after day.

 

 

October 17, 2017