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SNEAK PEEK: INFUSED WATER RECIPES FROM OUR NEW APP

Have you met Airi?

Airi is the personal mind & body coach powered by AI set to transform your well-being. She is designed to educate you on staying healthy, motivate you when you need a little push, and help you finish what you started. Simply put, she is the uber smart app that learns from you and it’s like carrying around your very own personal coach in your pocket.

With an intuitive chatbot system, Airi learns about your goals and personal preferences and provides you with educational content to help you focus on four major health contributing factors: activity, nutrition, hydration and mental exercise.

With the launch of Airi, we wanted to give you some of the amazing stuff you can find inside. Here are 3 tantalizing water recipes to help spice up your hydration game and help you keep on sip-sip-sipping during these hot summer months.

Berry Frenzy

Sweeten up your day with something very berry…berrylicious!

Ingredients:
2 cups of water (16 oz / 500 ml)
¼ cup blackberries
¼ cup raspberries
1 lemon

Preparation:
1.) Add blackberries and raspberries into a mason jar or pitcher.
2.) Next, gently mash the fruit down with a fork or a spoon so the juice leaks out.
3.) Cut the lemon in half. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon. Cut the other half into slices and use it for decoration.
4.) Fill the jar or pitcher with water and place in the fridge overnight.
5.) Enjoy!

Tropical (In)fusion

This delicious blend of coconut, mango, and pineapple will get you right into that relaxed, tropical vibe in just one sip!

Ingredients:
2 cups (unsweetened) coconut water (16 oz / 500 ml)
½ mango
½ pineapple

Preparation:
1.) Peel a mango and pineapple and thinly slice them.
2.) Place the mango and pineapple slices in a pitcher or a jar. Fill with fresh or bottled coconut water.
3.) Stir, cover, and let sit in the fridge at least an hour, or overnight for more flavor.
4.) Grab a straw in and enjoy your delicious tropical treat!

Green Lantern

Lighten up your day with this green wonder potion!

Ingredients:
2 kiwis (very ripe)
3 slices of cucumber
3 slices of lime
5 mint leaves
2 cups of water (16 oz / 500 ml)

Preparation:
1.) Put kiwis in a mason jar or pitcher and gently mash them down with a fork or a spoon so the juice leaks out.
2.) Add slices of lime and cucumber, and pour over water.
3.) Top if off with mint leaves and leave to rest in a fridge for a few hours.
4.) Sip and enjoy!

July 5, 2017
FOOD

We love smoothies and we cannot lie

Photos of pretty smoothies on Instagram always inspire us to blend everything we have in our fridge and do some decorating for an Instagram-worthy photo!

Caution: If you do the job right, these may be too pretty to eat!

Blooming Rose Smoothie

@klaraslife

This picture perfect smoothie bowl is a great breakfast option. It’s easy to make, looks gorgeous and it will take only 5 minutes of your time to prepare it.

What you’ll need:

  •  1 cup frozen raspberries
  •  2 ripe bananas
  •  A pinch of cinnamon
  •  1 tbsp coconut cream and rice milk

How to make it:

  •  Blend all the ingredients together
  •  Top with coconut flakes and raspberries
  •  Be creative with decorating
  •  Do your magic with the camera

Flamingo Pudding

@choosingchia

This beauty here is easy to prepare, but decorating may require some time! We love @choosingchia recipes, they look and taste amazing and this flamingo pudding how we like to call it because of its color is no exception!

What you’ll need:

  •  2 tbsp chia seeds
  •  1/2 cup light coconut milk
  •  1 tsp maple syrup • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 dragon fruit
  •  Berries of choice

How to make it:

In a bowl, mix your chia seeds, coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir together and place in the fridge sealed overnight. To assemble, scoop out the insides of half your dragon fruit and place your chia pudding inside. Top with dragon fruit and fresh berries.

Do you have any breakfast recipe you’d like to share? What’s your favorite smoothie? Tell us in the comments below.

June 7, 2017
FOOD

Healthy Vegan Treats

Today we wanted to share some delicious vegan snacks that are super easy to make and will curb any sweet tooth. Taking ingredients from Mother Nature’s backyard, these recipes are packed with wholesome goodness you’ll wonder why you don’t treat your body more often.

CARDAMON CHOLOCATE PORRIDGE

This delicious recipe was shared with us by blogger and a member of our Leaf community, Geraldine from Eat With Fingers. It uses fresh, whole foods and only takes a matter of minutes to whip up. You’ll be licking your fingers in no time.

What you’ll need:

 

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 cardamons
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • 60g dark chocolate

How to prepare:

Put oats, chia seeds, flaxseeds, shredded coconut, cinnamon and cardamons (open them) in a pan and grill them on low heat. Stir for about 30 seconds. Pour milk and stir until warm. Add coconut sugar and dark chocolate. Stir again until everything melts and you get a dark thick texture. Transfer into a bowl and add desire toppings  to serve.

 

GLUTEN FREE VEGAN CREPES

Pancakes are our ultimate favorite treat but they usually have pesky sugars hiding in them. So secretive for something so good lookin’. Leaf lover Michaela from Ela Vegan has shared her healthy and delicious take on the French favorite substituting sugar with maple syrupy goodness and shares her secret chocolate spread. Plus, they’re gluten-free. Mmmmm we’re sold.

 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 scant cup oat flour, gluten free (90 g)
  • 4 tbsp tapioca flour/starch (28 g)
  • 4 tbsp potato starch or corn starch (28 g)
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds (10 g)
  • 1 1/2 cups plant milk (I used coconut milk) (360 ml)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup (30 g)

How to prepare:

  1. Process all ingredients in your food processor or just whisk them together in a bowl

  2. Heat a non-stick pan/skillet with some oil over medium heat

  3. Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan, swirl the batter around to coat the pan evenly. Cook for about 2-4 minutes or until you can easily lift a side of the crepe (don’t try to flip the crepe too early). After you carefully flipped the crepe, cook for a further 1-2 minutes

  4. After a while the batter will get thicker (because of the ground flax seeds), just add a little bit more plant milk

  5. Fill your crepes with a chocolate spread, you can find the recipe: HERE (click). Enjoy!

 

Do you have a healthy snack you’d love to share with the community? Share in the comments below for your chance to be featured.

 

 

May 17, 2017
FOOD

3 easy breakfast recipes to start your day right

Breakfast – the most important meal of the day and yet, the one we skip the most. We know you won’t want to skip these delicious breakfast recipes because they taste as good as they look!

Before we dive into the recipes and how to make these bowls of goodness, let’s repeat some breakfast facts:

  • Breakfast should be eaten within 2 hours of waking up

  • It gives you energy to start your day right

  • Breakfast gives you more strength and endurance to engage in physical activity

Carrot Cake Zoats

 

Brought to you by @healthyeating_jo

You’ll need:

  • ½ cup rolled oats

  • 1 tbsp granulated stevia

  • 1 cup coconut water

  • 1 tsp chia seeds

  • 1 carrot finely grated

  • ½ zucchini grated (optional)

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp ginger

  • ⅛ nutmeg

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut

Recipe:

Cook all ingredients (except vanilla and coconut) in a saucepan over medium for 5-8 minutes until thickened, adding more liquid as required. Take off heat and stir through remaining ingredients. Pour into a bowl and tops as desired. Enjoy your breakfast!

Overnight Cacao Oats

@lulusdreamtown

What you’ll need:

  • 100g oats

  • 15g PB2 powder

  • 15g chocolate protein powder

  • ½ banana

  • 1 tsp maca powder

  • 1 tsp carob

  • 1 tsp cacao

  • 200ml rice milk

Recipe:

Mash the banana, put it in a bowl and add all the ingredients. Put in the fridge over night and top it with some raspberries.
 

Pink smoothie bowl

@choosingchia

What you’ll need:

  • 1 frozen banana

  • ½ cup raspberries

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

  • 1 tsp chia seeds

  • 1 cup almond milk

Recipe:

Blend all your ingredients together. Serve in a glass or in a bowl topped with your favorite fruit.

 
What do you usually eat for breakfast? Have an easy recipe you’d like to share with us? Feel free to write us in comments.

 

May 3, 2017
FOOD

Healthy up your dinner

Healthy dinner recipe

‘Healthy up’ your daily nutrition and keep your good habits on track! This recipe is a completely new take on the all-time favorite fish and chips recipe. Add some variety into your dinner and enjoy cooking.

Healthy dinner recipe

Enjoy your meal!

 

March 6, 2017