Amazing Smoothie Recipes

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I’ve been craving a smoothie for about a week now, so i decided to look up some smoothie recipes and luckily ended up stumbling across a wide variety of really easy and quick smoothie recipes that i thought you would enjoy!

Here is a list of my favorites!

– Triple-Berry Blend 1 1/2 cups mixed blackberries, strawberries and raspberries with 1 cup each milk and ice, and sugar to taste.

– Raspberry-Orange Blend 1 cup each orange juice and raspberries, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 cup ice, and sugar to taste.

– Carrot-Apple Blend 1 cup each carrot juice and apple juice with 1 1/2 cups ice.

– Strawberry-Banana Blend 1 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice.

– Pomegranate-Cherry Blend 1 cup frozen pitted cherries, 3/4 cup pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, a pinch each of cinnamon and salt, and 2 cups ice.

– Blueberry-Banana Blend 1 banana, 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 1 tablespoon each honey and lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract and 1 cup ice.

– Pineapple-Mango Blend 1 cup each chopped pineapple and mango, 1 cup coconut water, a dash of ground allspice and 1 cup ice. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.

– Green Tea–Almond Brew 1 1/2 cups extra-strong green tea; cool completely. Blend with 1/3 cup almonds, 1/4 cup honey and 1 cup ice.

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/50-smoothies.page-4.html?oc=linkback

Dania Shoukry

Make Smart Choices This Winter!

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Its this time of the year when the cold weather makes us feel hungry all the time, making us gain weight. Which is unfortunate for some of us especially, those who are trying to lose or maintain their weight. What tends to happen during the wither is that our bodies try to keep us warm by utilizing the food in our system as a way to keep our body temperature warm, when this tends to happen we tend to get hungry again and eat more. This is not always the case, sometimes we just tend to mistake our boredom or thirst with being hungry. To avoid gaining the extra winter pounds I usually tend to grab a healthy snack, and something warm or hot to drink and/or eat. Trust me this will make you feel warmer. And in order not to gain weight try keep track of your food consumption, drink plenty of water in the winter and look for healthy meals such grilled chicken versus friend chicken, tomato soup instead of clam chowder, and tea instead of hot chocolate with marshmallows!

Stay warm!

Dania Shoukry

Eat More Artichokes!

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Artichokes are a beneficial vegetable that belong to the sunflower family, artichokes contain many medicinal and health benefiting qualities. Fresh artichokes are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin and folic acid. They are also a low calorie vegetable that makes them attractive to those trying to slim down. Artichokes are a popular winter vegetable, although in some countries they may be available all year long. They are a tasty vegetable that can be used in a variety of different ways, however, if your aim is to lose weight stay away from fattening dressings, and artichoke dips as they contain loads fat and calories.

For more information on artichokes, feel free to leave a comment. Thank you!

By Dania Shoukry

POMEGRANATES

Pomegranate is a nutritional fruit that is thought to have originally originated from Persia. It is one of the most known fruits and has been around for thousands of years. The fruit has been a historical symbol of fertility and eternal life.

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Pomegranate contains a good source of healthy nutrients for the body. They contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols. The antioxidants in pomegranates are higher than those in green tea, cranberries and blueberries.

Pomegranates not only lower cholesterol, but also lower blood pressure and increase the speed at which heart blockages go away.

Moreover, it is believed that pomegranates have been shown to inhibit breast cancer, colon cancer, leukemia, and prostate cancer. The outstanding fruit contains an excellent source of vitamin C and, has potent anti cancer and immune supporting effects.

By Dania Shoukry

Detoxes have become very popular, but do they really work?

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Detoxes are usually done to remove toxins from the body and to lose weight. Detoxes usually consist of a strict diet that may consist of a good amount of herbal juices, fruits, fruit/vegetable juices, raw vegetables, and tons of water.

Some people are usually impressed with their bodies after completion of the detox period; some even report that they feel healthier and more energetic. However detoxes have not been scientifically proven yet.

If you are considering to start a detox, you should consult your doctor first, as some detoxes have some side effects to them such as loss of energy, paleness, loss of vitamins, and loss of concentration just to name a few.

If you are going considering doing a detox to remove toxins from the body I wouldn’t be too concerned. However, if you are considering doing a detox with the motive to lose weight, keep in mind that these fad diets aren’t a good term solution and will most likely end up affecting you negatively. The best solution to keep up with the results of a detox is to adapt a healthy diet by making it a lifestyle change to maintain for long term results instead of short term results.

By Dania Shoukry

WHY DRINK GREEN TEA?

Green tea has been used as a herbal medicine since many years ago.. Green tea originated in China and quickly gained popularity due to its miraculous health benefits. A couple of reasons why  green tea is beneficial for you:

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  • Aids in weight loss as it increases the metabolism.
  • Reduces the risk of esophageal cancer.
  • Reduces the risk of high blood pressure.
  • Helps with wrinkles and signs of aging.
  • Helps regulate glucose levels by slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating.
  • Helps you relax.

By Dania Shoukry

HOLGANIX-Bionutrient, Organic Lawn and Agriculture Care for distributors and lawn care/agriculture companies

Holganix Agriculture

 

Want to optimize your crop yield and reduce chemical dependence!?

Try HOLGANIX, a bionutritional liquid compost-starter!

 

1-reduce the need for traditional fertilizers and pesticides-> better produce with minimal environmental impact.

2-promotes strong plant health and sustainable soils

3-minimal environmental impact

4-reducing the need for traditional fertilizers and pesticides

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What is Holganix exactly? – liquid compost-starter that is consisted of various  microorganisms and organic components that benefit your crops, which include;

1. Humic and fulvic acids that increase nutrient uptake

2. Endo/ecto mycorrhizae that assist roots with nutrient and water uptake

3. Nitrogen Fixing bacteria to produce plant available nitrogen from the soil atmosphere

4. Other beneficial bacteria and fungi that assist in the breakdown of organic matter releasing nitrogen to the soil

 

HOLGANIX  란 비료는 뭐길래 좋을까?

1. HOLGANIX 친환경 비료는 사용하면 최대 90 %까지  화학 비료의 사용을 줄일수있고

2. 1A 자연적인 방법을 이용하여 두께, 녹색, 건강한 잔디와 나무 길어짐.

3. 가장 효과적인 천연 미생물을 사용하며 잔디, 농업, 나무 치료에 탁월하다.