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Healthy Food Options in Lagos Pt. 2

It gladdens my heart to see that the Lagos food scene has evolved this much. This is super awesome.

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A couple of months have gone by and I’m happy to report that I’ve discovered even more healthy food options in the city of Lagos!

First on the list…

logo Photo courtesy of Sweet Kiwi

Sweet Kiwi (sweetkiwiyogurt.com)

IMG_9264 Honeydew froyo with fruit toppings and a wafer straw

Frozen yogurt has been one of my favorite desserts for years. I love that it’s lower in calories than ice cream and that it has probiotics which are great for your gut health. When I was in the US, a quick trip to either Pinkberry or Menchie’s would satisfy my cravings, but when I came to Lagos, I couldn’t find a place that served it. Then I stumbled across Sweet Kiwi one day.

It was a hot and humid afternoon. There was traffic on both sides of Admirality Road in Lekkki Phase 1 (I absolutely HATE getting stuck here) and I decided that I’d…

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Health Benefits of Red Rooibos Tea | Organic Facts

The health benefits of red rooibos tea are abundant. This form of tea has traditionally been popular due to its great taste and unique color, while also boosting the health of the body. Rooibos tea or red tea is a medicinal, herbal beverage that is acquired from the Aspalathus linearis bush plant that is found in South Africa.

Source: Health Benefits of Red Rooibos Tea | Organic Facts

The Top Four Cancer-Fighting Spices

It won’t be a bad idea adding these spices to your meals if you can. They may help in preventing other diseases too.

These cancer-fighting spices have powerful health benefits and were part of my daily regimen to heal cancer without chemo.

Source: The Top Four Cancer-Fighting Spices

I finally broke the 88kg ceiling !!!

 

I have been stuck on 88 kg for a long time now, at least for the past 6 months.

Each time I step on the weighing scale, I always come down disappointed as my body has refused to shed some extra kilos, despite my diet, exercise and discipline. I have not been to the gym in a while since I decided to make the best use of the summer sunshine.

So I had cause to go on a spiritual exercise for 3 days, fasting and praying and living on water and coconut water only, for a miracle which I have been looking up to God for. 

The result was amazing as I stepped on the scale on the 1st of March, you can’t believe it, and I clocked 84 KG !!!!!.

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I am still basking in the euphoria of this new found weight and I am motivated to maintain it and probably hit 80 Kg by the end of the year.

It isn’t easy tho as I have been craving sweet things since I ended my fat. I hope this won’t be short lived

#HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam #EatFresh #StayFit #LifestyleChange #Travel #Tourism #Photography

©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2016

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Natural Bridge Mountain #Photography

 

 

Natural bridge ,Gold Coast ,Queensland 009Australia is a blessed and beautiful country, endowed with breath taking landscapes and tourist attractions.

I drove through a part of the Gold Coast hinterland called Natural Bridge in the Numinbah valley along the Nerang-Murwillumbah road and i was captivated by the mountains and green scenery that abound in the area.

I didn’t have much time to capture a lot of pictures,  i was particularly touched by the mountains that seem to touch the skies and the absolute green landscape all over the place.

I hope to go back one day to explore the beauty of this place.  The Springbrook National Park is also located in the area.

You experience peace , calmness and pure fresh air passing through the windy road that leads to natural bridge.

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#HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam #EatFresh #StayFit #LifestyleChange #Travel #Tourism #Photography

©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2016

PomPawPine Smoothie

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I have been away from this blog for a while now, handling one of those life challenges that occupies all of your time and being.

While away, i stumbled on this smoothie recipe and decided to give it a go. I love the colour pink, which is the adopted colour for people going through breast cancers.

It came out quite nice and yummy, so you too should try it and kindly let me know what you feel about it..

Recipe;

¼ Pineapple

¼ Pawpaw/Papaya

1 pomegranate

1 Orange (juice)

1 Apple

½ Punnet of Strawberries.

Water

The star fruit of this smoothie is the Pomegranate, which i hardly use, it is loaded with some awesome benefits listed below;

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Image credit: http://www.nutriliving.com

 

Read more at https://www.nutriliving.com/foods/pomegranate#Gg3TMXCbfT4zyKS0.99

How to make your PomPawPine Smoothie.

  1. Make sure all the fruits are thoroughly washed and rinsed in water with a dash of white vinegar, if you are not using frozen fruits.
  2. Squeeze the juice from your orange and pour into the jug/cup of your blender/extractor.
  3. Cut the pawpaw/papaya and make sure the seeds are removed.
  4. Cut the pineapple
  5. Extract the pomegranate seeds from the shell under water.
  6. Add all fruits to the jug/cup of your blender/extractor.
  7. Blend all together for at least 60 seconds or until smooth.
  8. Allow to cool in the fridge or serve on ice.

 

 

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ApPear Smoothie

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I haven’t used pears a lot in my smoothies , so i tried this out and actually loved it.

I think you should try it too and leave your feedback here so i know if you love it or not.

Ingredients

1 Green Apple

1 Pear

1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds

2 cups of Coconut milk

Steps to making your awesome ApPear Smoothie.

  1. Make sure all the fruits are thoroughly washed, if you are not using frozen fruits.
  2. Add 2 Cups of coconut milk
  3. Add the cut pear and apple.
  4. Blend all together for at least 60 seconds or until smooth.
  5. Allow to cool in the fridge or serve on ice.

#HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam #EatFresh #StayFit #LifestyleChange #Travel #Tourism #Photography

©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2016

Silverbeet & Kale Vegetable Stir Fry

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My love for Kale knows no bound. Lovers of my blog know I love kale, as I am either eating it in soups or stir fries or drinking it in my smoothies.

I decided to combine Kale with Silverbeet (Swiss chard), my new found love among vegetables. I love Silverbeet (Swiss chard) for its crunchiness and strength when cooked.

“Silverbeet, also known as Swiss chard, is part of the beet family, and its large bunches of bright-green, thick leaves are packed full of vitamins, fibre and goodness. In abundance now, silverbeet has a deep earthy flavour and a wonderful bitter sweetness.”

“Swiss chard offers dietary fiber, which helps to regulate blood sugar levels during the digestive process. It also contains a wealth of vitamins C, E, and K, beta-carotene, manganese, and antioxidants.”

Here is a step by step process of how i made my delicious Silverbeet & Kale Vegetable Mix.

First i added some olive oil into the cooking pot, which i allowed to heat for about 3 minutes and then added garlic;

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Then i added 2 diced onions and cooked for 2 – 3 minutes,

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Then i added my herbs, spices and salt.

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Next, i added my already boiled and lamb and cooked for 5 minutes, so the sauce can saturate the meat.

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Next i added the already washed and cut vegetables, covered the pot to simmer aand cook for 5 minutes.

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Volla , your silverbeet & kale Vegetable mix is ready;

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#HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam #EatFresh #StayFit #LifestyleChange #Travel #Tourism #Photography

©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2016

Credits: http://www.nutriliving.com

http://www.goodfood.com.au

4 Vegetables That Will Change Your Health.

Many of us know that cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, or kale are excellent for our health. But did you know that peppery greens like arugula and watercress are also a part of the cruciferous family? Horseradish and wasabi, both pungent roots that pack powerful notes of spice and mustard, are cruciferous. While it makes sense that arugula, watercress, and horseradish are all related, few of us realize that they are actually a part of the cruciferous family, a family of vegetables that boasts excellent health properties!

Source: 4 Vegetables That Will Change Your Health – NutriLiving Articles

Still can’t get my blogging mojo.

 

 

bulb_thinking_by_joanedesign-d50u5ywI know I haven’t been blogging as I ought to, which isn’t a good thing for my teeming fans out there who look forward to my blog posts.

For one reason or the other, one majorly being something quite personal, I am not really pumped up as I used to be.

I hope with my ongoing #Blogging101 course I will be able to pick up some inspirations and begin to make those healthy meals and smoothies again.

The good thing about today is that it is Friday and the weekend is right upon us, the sad thing is weekends don’t last like weekdays, they go quite fast and before we know it is Monday again !!!.

I am craving ‘Ponmo’, cowhide (skin of the cow), a delicacy which is slow cooked and then added to vegetables or stew sauce. I doubt if it has any nutritional value but it is quite sweet and yummy when left for some hours in the stew sauce. i am going just eat that this weekend and have fun.

I may share some pictures here if remember to take them as I almost finished the last one I cooked right on the cook stove.

Image credit :joanedesign.deviantart.com

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