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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

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..


¼ Pineapple

¼ Pawpaw/Papaya

1 pomegranate

1 Orange (juice)

1 Apple

½ Punnet of Strawberries.


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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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


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.


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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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

My Fruit Jar #HealthySnack

Choosing to live healthy involves a lot of creativity, in order to keep yourself inspired and keep your morale high.

I made this fruit jar snack ,as part of my food for the day and took it along to the office, so instead of being tempted to go for a chocolate bar , sausage or meat pie you can always keep this handy in your office or home fridge.

You can always fill as many jars as possible with different fruits you like and they don’t take a lot of time to make.

This also motivates others around you to embrace the healthy lifestyle.





HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam #EatFresh #StayFit

©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2015

Keeping it Green #Smoothie




As part of my healthy living goals for 2016, I will be doing more of vegetable based smoothies and fruits with less sugar so as to reach my weight loss goals quickly and in general live a healthy life.

I made this smoothie yesterday and it came out with a great taste with all ingredients well blended.


Mint – 1 handful

Continental Parsley – 1 handful

Broccoli – 1 Cup

Lemon – 1 (squeeze the juice)

Green Apple – 1 

Hemp Seeds – 2 Tablespoons

Spirulina – 1 Teaspoon

Health benefits of Hemp Seeds.

  • Contains plant omega-3.
  • Easily digested.
  • Rich in minerals.
  • Rich source of phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, calcium and iron.

Health Benefits of Spirulina

  • High Protein.
  • Easily digested.
  • Boosts brain health.
  • Boost heart health.
  • Detoxifies.


Make sure all your fruits and vegetables are thoroughly washed in water with drops of white Vinegar to ensure it is bacteria and harmful chemicals free.

Cut the lemon and squeeze the juice into a cup.

Cut the apple into two and remove the core and seeds.

Add all the ingredients into the cup of your extractor/blender/juicer, blend for 60 seconds or until smooth.

Allow to cool in a fridge for 30 minutes or serve on ice and enjoy.

HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam

©All rights reserved Oladapo Kolawole 2015.

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#FoodReview – Lunch @ ribs and rumps, Brisbane

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Wow the year 2015 flew by so fast, before we could say Jack, it was already 31st December, 2015.

2015 was no doubt a challenging year for me, my family and business and to a larger extent the whole world. Despite all odds, it is quite ok to be thankful and hopeful for a better 2016.

To round up the year, we decided to have a good lunch since we won’t be attending any of the fireworks in the city of Brisbane to welcome 2016.

Ribs and rumps Fortitude Valley, a bar & grill restaurant was a good choice for us since we had steak in mind. 

We arrived at the restaurant a little early before opening time but the place was all set and the friendly staff easily got a us a good spot despite our  not having a reservation (don’t mind me, I never remember to make reservations, I once got in trouble for that on mother’s day).

We ordered mocktail (cocktail without alcohol) for drinks.

It was cool and it had Lemon, Lime mint and some other stuff I can’t remember. 


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Mocktail Cost – $8.00

We got the grilled banana prawns as entree which was on the ‘to share’ part of the menu, oh my God this was finger licking. You should try it whenever you go to ribs and rumps.

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Grilled Banana Prawns (buttreflied then grilled with garlic and herb butter) Cost – $17.50

Then came the main meal which I was looking forward to. It came quite fast beyond my expectation, I am still trying to work out the kind of magic the chef did to make our meals that quick.

I ordered the 250g PINNACLE RUMP w/ SLOW-ROASTED LAMB RIBS with herb and garlic potatoes.Byebye 2015 welcome 2016 009

The lamb ribs was my favourite on this dish, It was succulent, tender and well cooked. It was literally melting in my mouth.

We also had Caesar salad to go with it. That was yum.

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This was a perfect way to round up 2015 and welcome 2016.

I recommend this restaurant for anyone who love to have a decent dining experience in #Brisbane.

The staff are friendly, hard working and full of smiles.

I scored this meal a 7 out of 10.

Restaurant: ribs and rumps Fortitude Valley

Address: 540 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Bookings essential.

HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam

©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2015.

BRISBANE, Australia #MyCity

I went around my city of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia posing as a tourist.

I love this city so much, as it is full of life and constantly evolving to become one of the future cities of the world.

Brisbane can be divided into 3 places of interest, for a tourist who has got only few hours to spare and this can be done in half a day while you are here attending a conference, summit or just passing by.

The 3 places are;

 1. Fortitude Valley

This is home to places like China town, numerous clubs and restaurants of Asian origin, top of the range car shops like (Mercedes Benz, BMW, Land rover, Jaguar, Volvo). I will get photos from this location on another day.

2. South Bank/South Brisbane

          This is the home of fine dining with all the side attractions you can think of. There are lots of restaurants, hotels, offices, residential apartments, educational institutions, hospitals and entertainment sites. It is home to the Queensland museum, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Brisbane Convention Centre, The Wheel of Brisbane, ABC news station, The Mater hospital, The Maritime Museum and a host of other tourist attractions.

3. Brisbane Central Business District (Brisbane CBD).

Popular streets are Queen, George, Adelaide, Edward, Ann, Eagle streets.

This is the heart of Brisbane city. It is the seat of state government and the Brisbane city council. It is home to shopping malls like the Queens Plaza, which consists of top brands like the David Jones and designer fashion shops like Zara, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel.

Queen Street is the most popular street because of the food court and various shops and side attestations like musical bands performing all year round celebrating one occasion or the other. My favourite restaurant on Queen Street is ‘Jim on the Mall’ known for their yummylicious Moreton Bay bugs which is a dish work every cent spent.

Numerous hotel brands like The Hilton, Sofitel, The Marriott (where president Barrack Obama & the US team resided in while here for the G20 summit), NEXT Hotels, Stamford Plaza, Mercure & Ibis, Casinos, pubs, clubs, residential apartments like the Meriton (they have the tallest building on Herschel street consisting of 80 floors) and various corporate offices of multinationals dot the landscape of the city of Brisbane. 

I love my city of Brisbane, so give me Brisbane any day. 


©All rights reserved Oladapo Kolawole 2015.


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