Japanese Style Brown Rice Stir-Fry

    I like calling this my “Quick & Healthy Afternoon Lunch” 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Brown Basmati Rice
  • 1 table spoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup veggie mix (broccoli, capsicum, asparagus, mushroom, beans, baby corn)
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/4 cup chicken (or shrimp)
  • 1 table spoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 table spoon sea salt
  • 1 table spoon freshly ground black pepper

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Method

Boil brown rice in double the amount of water till tender, and drain. While the rice is boiling, cut up your veggies, onion and stir fry in a separate pan along with the chicken (or shrimp). Add the rice. Mix everything well. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the veggies are tender and the chicken has cooked. Add salt and pepper – serve hot!

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Tip: Serving this with freshly made honey, ginger tea is very refreshing and makes for a great afternoon tonic.


Enjoy! 🙂

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MY MANGO HONEY LASSI

I love mango lassi! 🙂

Adding honey gives my mango lassi a hint of natural sweetness, while the yogurt adds a creamy delicious texture! YUMMY!

INGREDIENTS (serves 2):

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  •  2 Ripe mangoes peeled
  • 1/2 cup of natural unsweetened dairy-free yogurt
  • 2 tbs honey
  • Ice cubes one handful
  • 1 tsp finely chopped Pistachios (optional)

METHOD

  • Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Pour and serve.

Enjoy! 🙂

Snack | Strawberry & Clementine Smoothie

This delicious smoothie promotes cardiovascular health and is packed with enriching nutrients such as B-vitamins, potassium, anti-oxidants, vitamin C, and magnesium!

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Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond milk (soy milk, coconut milk, or filtered water work equally well!)
  • 1 peeled clementines (deseeded)
  • 1 banana (can be frozen or fresh)
  • 1 cup strawberries

Directions:

Put all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Yup, it’s really that simple!

Enjoy 🙂

Healthy Tonic: Turmeric Tea

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tea bag chamomile tea
  • 1/2 Tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 Tsp ginger (grated)
  • 1 Tsp lemon juice (or juice from half a lemon)
  • 1 Tsp fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Tsp honey, (other options: maple syrup, molasses or stevia)

Directions

  1. Steep chamomile tea bag in hot water for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Stir in fresh grated ginger, turmeric and lemon juice.
  3. Add fresh mint leaves and honey.

Enjoy! 🙂

Easy and Healthy Quinoa Breakfast

Quinoa is rich in riboflavin, manganese, iron, contains twice as much fibre than most grains and adds a complete vegetable protein to your breakfast!

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Quinoa is also great for people who have gluten intolerance because it is gluten-free. It also contains bioactive substances such as Quercetin which are known for their potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral properties.

Ingredients:

Quinoa

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • sea salt to taste

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (any of your favourite berries)
  • 1 Tbs pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbs almonds
  • 1 tsp honey

Directions:

Preparing the perfect Quinoa

  1. Place 1/2 cup well-rinsed quinoa in saucepan with 1 cup water and salt. Cover and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn the heat to low, simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat after 5 minutes.

Quinoa Breakfast

  1. Place cooked quinoa in bowl, adding the steel cut oats.
  2. Top bowl with mixed berries, pumpkin seeds and almonds.
  3. Add honey to taste.

Suggestion: Serve with Delicious Berry Blast Breakfast Smoothie

Enjoy! 🙂

Snack | Blueberry Almond Chia seed Pudding

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Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond milk (sub: coconut milk, or soy milk work just as well)
  • 1 Tsp Chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp honey (sweetener sub: stevia, molasses, brown sugar, cane sugar are healthy options as well)
  • 1 cup blueberries

Directions:

Mix almond milk, chia seeds, and honey in the jar and place in refrigitaot for 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can let it sit overnight to wake up to a delicious breakfast!

Top with blueberries just before serving.

Enjoy! 🙂