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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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My Title and Tagline #Blogging101 #Day2Assignment

Our day 2 assignment in the #Blogging101 class encourages us to tweak our titles and taglines.

I initially had my name ‘David Kolawole’ as my title , as a form of ownership and had ‘Lifestyle, Travel & Photography’ as what i blog on.

I have tweaked my title, to do my assignment as “Life is short, have fun !!!” and  tagline as “Lifestyle, Travel & Photography. If you want a lifetime memory, take a photo.”

Happy days

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

©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2016

Best Blenders for Smoothies – PerfectSmoothie.com

Best Blenders for Smoothies: We review the best smoothie blenders from the high end Vitamix 5200 smoothie blender to the lower priced Oster Beehive smoothie maker.

Source: Best Blenders for Smoothies – PerfectSmoothie.com

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

 

 

HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam #EatFresh #StayFit

©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

HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam #EatFresh #StayFit

©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2015

Detoxify+++ (Orange, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit & Coconut Water) #5DaysDetoxProgram

 

 

On the the 3rd day of my detox program this week, i started my day with this juice, i loved it and i am sure it helped my body  with the process of getting rid of some toxins in my body. 

You too can try it out and let me know what you feel about it.

Ingredients

Orange – 3 (Squeeze the juice)
Lemon – 1 (Squeeze the juice)
Lime – 1 (Squeeze the juice)
Grapefruit – 1 (Squeeze the juice)
Coconut Water- 2 Cups

Mix all together , serve on ice and enjoy , it is best taken as the first thing in the morning to have the maximum effect on your body.

My poo and urine were the empirical evidence that it worked.

HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam

©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.

Ingredients

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.

Credit – Nutriliving.com

#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.

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