Yogurt Parfait Breakfast

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There were times when I had this for breakfast for weeks nonstop. I think I might be back to that phase. It’s a perfect combination of sweet and sour, crunchy and creamy, and a perfect start to the day.

Ingredients

2-3 tbsp yogurt
1 handful granola
1 banana
1 handful strawberries (or any berries)
1 tbsp flaxseed (or any seeds)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch cinnamon

Method

1. Mix yogurt with vanilla extract
2. Add granola
3. Add fruit of choice; I like banana, strawberries, and sometimes raspberries
4. Add toppings; I like to add cinnamon and flaxseed

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This Week’s Favorites #3

I Only Knew Love – Song

Golden Latte – Recipe
I’ve been making this latte more often the past week; I especially love having it in the evenings. Also, the many health benefits of turmeric are a plus (Google it).

Cairo – Bilingual Typeface
I’m all for well-designed bilingual typefaces (Ar/En). I often get excited about finding new ones and using them.

ActionableBooks – Website
I was doing research when I came across this website. It has a good collection of self help book summaries. I am so glad I found this for two reasons: I have a long, long, long list of books I want to read and I want more nuggets of wisdom in less time; and I need a good quick reminder of the ideas in the books that I’ve already read. A few of the first book summaries I went through: Creative Confidence, The Creative Habit, Big Magic, War of Art, Grit, etc.

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Favorite Sites for Healthy Recipes

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This past year I’ve become more aware than ever about the food we eat and how it affects our overall wellbeing. It was around a year ago when I decided I was going to really shift my diet. Along the way, my family has gradually adapted a lot of the clean diet philosophy (no more deep frying at home, I’m so grateful!).

One of the biggest struggles for us though has been dessert. This is where a lot of these sites have come to use. I’ve found lots of delicious recipes here which are free of refined sugar, dairy, gluten and processed foods. I’ve been really trying out alternative/healthier recipes to our favorite desserts including cheesecakes, apple crumble, cookies, brownies, pies… Enjoy!

1. Jessica Sepel
2. Minimalist Baker
3. Delciously Ella
4. Oh She Glows
5. Nutrition Stripped

Sweet Potato Dip

Two weeks ago, I felt like making up a sweet plant based dip. Luckily enough, I found steamed sweet potatoes in the kitchen. After a bit of testing, I was done. It’s super easy and, well, sweet!

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Ingredients (serves 2-3)

2 steamed sweet potatoes
7 small yellow peppers
5 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Steam the sweet potatoes, if you haven’t done so.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes in the food processor. Blend them well.
  3. Make sure you remove the seeds. Then add in the peppers. Blend.
  4. Add in the olive oil. Blend until smooth.
  5. Chop whatever vegetables you want to dip with. I recommend celery. Enjoy!

Healthy delicious recipes

I believe that learning how to eat healthy is an essential part of self growth. If one intends to grow and achieve, well, they must learn to consume the right fuel. My learning journey took a while (I might write about it later), but I’m finally satisfied with where I am today. Please keep in mind, I am no professional in this field.

Now a top key to eating healthy is cooking and preparing meals and that’s something I’ve been practicing recently. I’ve tried many recipes so far and have collected the ones I’ve really liked. Then I thought, why not post a list. So these recipes are: gluten free, sugar free and mostly plant based. Oh, and CLICK for the recipe!

Breakfast
Vegan Pancakes
Dates Smoothie
Nectarine Smoothie
Mango Smoothie
Apple Pie Oatmeal
Fresh Veggie Juice
Baked Eggs with Tomato Sauce

Lunch
Guacamole
Potato Salad
Spinach Salad*
Veggies & Hummus Wrap

Dinner
Fried Rice with Veggies
Pea soup
Lentil Soup
Green Beans Stir Fry
Lemon and Herb Chicken
Salmon and Veggies

Snacks
Plain (Unsalted) Popcorn
Unsalted Nuts: Almonds, Peanuts
Fresh Veggies Sticks with Dip
Bowl of Fruit
Cob of Corn

Beverages
Turmeric Milk

Dessert
Banana Ice Cream
Chocolate Date Fudge
Peanut Butter Banana Energy Bites
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Dates + Nut Butter
Dark Chocolate
Strawberries in Dark Chocolate
Peanut Butter Banana Energy Bites

I still have a long list of recipes I’m planning to try out (some include: sushi, veggie burger…) and others I haven’t added yet. So the list is just starting to grow.