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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

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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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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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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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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

Spice up your water to drink more.

Water is life, it is essential for our bodies to function properly and it is also a key to losing weight.

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I made this for the 5th day of my detox program. This is actually bitter since it is for detoxing my body.

You can drink more water by using natural flavours, like fruits, vegetables and herbs. Spice up your water, treat yourself and the family to a nice time

You can use any other fruits and vegetables you like, the goal is to get you to drink more water than you usually do.

Ingredients.
Lemon
Lime
Orange
Mint
Cucumber
Ice Cubes

 

 

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©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.

Contents

Watermelon

Carrot

Apple

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©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2015

Berrylicious #Smoothie

 

Berries are good fruits with low sugar and low calorie contents, they are good favourite for making smoothies and great snacks too.

Berries are also known be powerful antioxidants, hence my love for them.

This is the first time I used Blackberries in my smoothie and here are the health benefits below;

Supports the liver and kidneys

Helps treat gout

Supports healthy bowels

Balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids

Ingredients (frozen)

Blackberries – 1 cup

Strawberries- 1 cup

Raspberries – 1 cup

Goji Berries – 1 Tablespoon

Chia Seeds – 1 Tablespoon

Coconut or Almond Milk – 1- 2 cups (unsweetened)

How to make your berrylicious smoothie.

Pour all the ingredients into the cup of your blender/extractor.

Add 1-2 cups of either coconut or almond milk.

Blend for 60 seconds or until smooth to get that perfect mix and taste.

Serve in a cup and enjoy.

If you love or hate it, please kindly leave your comment in the comment section of this post.

Thanks.

HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam

©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.

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