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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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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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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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©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

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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

10 International Breakfasts Healthier Than Yours | Eat This Not That

If you think the rest of the world is just sucking down cigs and croissants for breakfast, you’re sadly mistaken. Take a cue from these countries’ better-for-you choices—and get your ‘Merica on by welcoming the following healthy breakfast ideas into your life.

Source: 10 International Breakfasts Healthier Than Yours | Eat This Not That

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

PeaPineBan Smoothie

This is the first time i used peach in making a smoothie.

The flavor came out quite cool and i think i will do more of peaches as they good low-carb fruits.

Recipe

Peach – 1 

Banana (ripe & peeled) – ½

Pineapple (diced or cubed)- 2 Cups

Almond milk – 1½ Cups

Cacao Nibs- 1 Tablespoon 

Steps to making your awesome PeaPineBan Smoothie.

  1. Make sure all the fruits are thoroughly washed, if you are not using frozen fruits.
  2. Add 1½ Cups of almond milk
  3. Add the peeled banana and pineapple.
  4. Add the diced peach.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of cacao nibs.
  6. Allow this soak for at for at least 10 minutes to activate the cacao nibs.
  7. Blend all together for at least 60 seconds or until smooth.
  8. 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

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

These Low-Carb Fruits Can Help You Lose Weight Fast | Eat This Not That

Whether you follow The South Beach Diet or Atkins, these low-carb fruits can aid rapid weight loss.

  1. Avocado
  2. Starfruit
  3. Blackberries
  4. Raspberries
  5. Strawberries
  6. Watermelon
  7. Peaches
  8. Cantaloupe

Source: These Low-Carb Fruits Can Help You Lose Weight Fast | Eat This Not That

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