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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
FOOD

Recipe: Healthy Fish and Chips

We’re strong believers that the key to success is everything in moderation. This definitely applies to food and today we are taking a golden oldie and putting a healthy spin on it. There are so many yummy foods that you don’t have to throw out of your repertoire if you’re trying to healthy things up, it’s just a matter of changing the approach. And with that, we bring you delicious Fish & Chips! Yeasss.

Ingredients (serves 4):
  • 750g (1 1/2lb) sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 4 white fish fillets, such as cod or haddock, approx 150g (5oz) each
  • 75g (3oz) breadcrumbs
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 25g (1oz) Parmesan, finely grated
  • 2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
  • peas, to serve
  • lemon wedges, to serve

Preparation 

The preparation will take about an hour, but it’s so worth it.

Preheat the oven to 200°C (400 F). Cut the sweet potato into thick wedges and place in a shallow roasting tray. Use half of the olive oil and pour it over the wedges, season well and sprinkle with paprika. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, turning halfway through.

Meanwhile, season the fish fillets and place them on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Put breadcrumbs in a large shallow plate, then add the lemon zest, parmesan, parsley and the remaining oil. Season well and mix together. Divide the crumbs evenly between the fish fillets, pressing onto the top of each one.

Bake on the top shelf of the oven for 10-12 minutes. You can do this in the final minutes of the sweet potato bake time, so everything is finished together. Bake until the crumbs are golden, the fish is opaque, and the potatoes are golden and crisp. Serve with peas and lemon wedges.

Enjoy !

August 23, 2017
FOOD

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