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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

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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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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

Why do i blog? #Blogging101

So I signed up for blogging101 in order to hone my blogging skills and make my blogging education and experience a formal one.

Our first assignment is “who I am and why I’m here”.

Who I am?

I am David Oladapo Kolawole currently resident in Brisbane, Australia with varied interests in lifestyle, travel and photography.

I am a news junkie, so I love listening to and reading news both in electronic and print formats, so if I am with you and you see me flicking between CNN, BBC or Aljazeera news channels , just know I am ok and having fun.

I had this blog registered sometimes in 2011 and initially was just sharing news off news websites, then I lost my mojo and forgot all about it.

I was challenged by my doctor on a routine visit in December 2014 to do something about my health, so I don’t end up down below before time or in the hospital.

I took up the challenge and tried some forms of losing weight like exercises, meal replacements, dieting and along the way I discovered that I am all what I eat and drink and how I live my life , so I caught the healthy living bug and since then it has been a great journey of discoveries. It is my belief that sharing my experiences and recipes will encourage other people worldwide to do something about their lifestyle and take it back from the claws of death and diseases.

I must confess that I am not a good chef so once in a while I try out a few recipes but focus mostly in making dam good smoothies. I have tried so many fruits and vegetables available and that gives me the confidence that one day I will sell my smoothies to a large audience. Wish me luck

I also love travelling and love to document my experiences in photos. I have a Nikon D3200 camera which is quite basic and I have taken a lot of pictures with it that I feel the camera is afraid of going out with me now. I intend to do a series of photography courses with Nikon this year and get another camera so I can become a pro.

Why I am here.

I signed up for the ‘Bloggin101 course so I can gain more knowledge on how to blog properly since I started on my own without any formal training.

I hope to hook up with other bloggers all over the world to give my blog the right exposure and make new friends too.

Thanks to WordPress.com for providing such a great platform.

Cheers.

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

©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2016

26 Bad Habits That Make You Fat | Eat This Not That

Tweak just a few of these everyday routines and you could be on your way to a leaner belly in no time!

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Source: 26 Bad Habits That Make You Fat | Eat This Not That

BaGrapCo Smoothie

Most of us look forward to Fridays because for most of us it is the last working day of the week.

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People involved in the #lifestylechange movement also look forward to Fridays, that is the day i cheat on my diet and treat myself to some sweet drinks and food which ordinarily i won’t have eaten during the week.

To kick-start the sweet therapy, i have made this smoothie just for you, i guarantee that you will love and enjoy it just as i did.

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Recipe

Banana (ripe & peeled) – ½

Black Grapes – 1 Cup

Pineapple- 1 Cup

Mint – 2-3 Sprigs

Lemon (juice squeezed) – ½

Coconut Water – 1½ Cups

Chia Seeds- 1 Tablespoon (optional) 

Steps to making your awesome BaGrapCo Smoothie.

  1. Make sure all the fruits are thoroughly washed, if you are not using frozen fruits.
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice into the cup of your blender/blender/extractor/juicer.
  3. Add 1½ Cups of coconut water
  4. Add the black/red grapes
  5. Add the peeled banana and pineapple.
  6. Add the mint leaves sprigs.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds.
  8. Blend all together for at least 60 seconds or until smooth.
  9. Allow to cool in the fridge or serve on ice.

Please the try this out and kindly leave your comments in the comment section of this post so I can know if you like it or not. 

HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam #EatFresh #StayFit #LifestyleChange

©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2015

8 Best Foods for Instant Detox | Eat This Not That

Cleanse away the pounds, torture free, with these delicious foods that boast powerful detoxifying properties.

Source: 8 Best Foods for Instant Detox | Eat This Not That

8 Easy Strategies for Rapid Weight Loss | Eat This Not That

Rev up your metabolism, increase your ability to burn fat and speed up rapid weight loss, with these easy tips and strategies.

Source: 8 Easy Strategies for Rapid Weight Loss | Eat This Not That

Do You Like It Spicy? #Smoothie

 

 

Day 2 of my 5-day detox program, done and dusted. 3 days to go.

I have read some recipes with Cayenne pepper as one of the key ingredients used, so I decided to try that out today.

WARNING: If you cannot tolerate chili, please stay clear of this as it is absolutely hot!!! This smoothie will be very good in winter, to kick out the flu.

Ingredients.

Lemon – 1

Lime – 1

Green Apple – 1

Cucumber – 1

Grapefruit – 1/2

Coconut Water – 2 Cups

Cayenne Pepper – 1 Teaspoon

Make sure you wash your fruits in water thoroughly adding a few drops of white vinegar to help kill any bacteria on the surface.

Add the ingredients to the cup of your extractor/juicer/blender.

Blend for 30 – 60 seconds or until smooth.

Allow to cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or more to enjoy it better.

Now give it a try and please kindy leave your feedback in the comment section of this blog.

HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam

©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2015.

Spinach , Kale, Parsley , Watermelon+

 

I am currently on a 5-day detox program.  My goal is to cleanse my system of all the ‘excess luggage’, I acquired over the Christmas and New Year holidays from lots of drinking and eating.

Day 1 done and dusted as I blog living on Water, vegetables and fruits with no meat and fish .

Here is one of the smoothies I made.

Ingredients.

Spinach – 2 Handfuls

Kale- 1 Handful

Parsley- 4 Sprigs

Watermelon- 1/2 Cup

Almond Milk (unsweetened) – 2 Cups

Coconut Water (unsweetened) – 1 Cup

Chia Seeds – 2 Tablespoons

Make sure you wash your vegetables and fruits in water thoroughly adding a few drops of white vinegar to help kill any bacteria on the surface.

Add the ingredients to the cup of your extractor/juicer/blender.

Blend for 30 – 60 seconds or until smooth.

Allow to cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or more to enjoy it better.

This smoothie came out quite nice, I love it and will repeat it again soon.

Now give it a try and leave your feedback in the comment section of this blog.

HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam

©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2015.

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