Have Cake and Eat it too…Well Pie

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The New York times has been doing a series of what they call Recipes for Health in their Fitness & Nutrition section. I was first turned on to these links by a friend of mine in an email he called, “more of that quinoa stuff.” Hey the stuff is good, but apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so. Of course after finally finding it in Asia after years of complete inaccessibility I began to write about it and quite a stir has erupted. If your personal trainer or fitness professional or dietician is not talking to you about Quinoa or has no clue what it is, then you may want to reconsider their services.

Well I digressed a bit, but the point is the New York Times is going ballistic on Quinoa lately. I guess everything happens in cycles. The cool thing though is that they seem to have come up with a couple of gluten free, refined grain free and processed sugar free desserts. If only I had an oven I could get back to my days of baking.

Check  out “For Desserts Without Gluten, Crumbles Take the Cake” and “Peach or Nectarine and Blueberry Crumble, With Quinoa-Oat Topping”

Healthy Juice Recipe

I received a gift from a client a couple of weeks ago and I thought it was wonderful. I’m always making fruit shakes and things like that so it was a very thoughtful gift. It was a little book by Tarla Dalal called Health Juices for Daily Use.  The book has tons of recipes for healthy juices that you can either make with a blender or a juicer. I’m used to making juices with my blender so I was going to make an attempt at a few of the juices using the blender until just a few days ago another client brought a juicer that she no longer had use for as she would be moving back to the United States. The timing couldn’t be any more impeccable.  So I popped open the book and found a recipe in the section titled Cleansing Juices and found an interesting one called Minty Morning.

This juice is quite simple and only contains two ingredients; oranges and mint leaves. Dalal’s book says that…

“Oranges boost overall resistance and also stimulate the salivary glands thus aiding digestion. Mint on the other hand is rich in iron and vitamin C. It is also the best digestive and cooling herb. By combining the health-giving properties of oranges with mint;  this juice makes for a powerful cleanser”

Check out the recipe.

Ingredients

4 medium sized oranges, peeled and separated into segments

8-10 sprigs of mint with leaves roughly chopped

For more of this recipe check out Tarla Dalal’s book Healthy Juices for Daily Use.

Kiwi for a Muscle Building, Fat Burning Workout

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These little fruits are often neglected in the diet and when I recommend to personal training clients that they should consume a variety of fruits and vegetables, I mean it! Many people limit their diet to a few different foods that they are comfortable with, but rarely do people think outside of the box and outside the norm of fruits. This brings me to this little punch packer, Kiwi.

Kiwi packs three grams of fiber at just 45 calories and a Rutgers University study named green kiwi the “most nutritionally dense” fruit. As all the vitamins and minerals are found Read more of this post

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