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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bars

My mom (64) is on a mission of reviving her old life and adopting a healthy way of living.  She has a sweet tooth but she’s scared she would have to give up her sweet treats in order to be successful at it.  This is a myth and a great misconception. Just because something is sweet doesn’t necessarily mean it is unhealthy. Yes on this life style you can have you cake and eat it. All you need to know is when and how to make them. I whipped up our favorites Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip energy bars. They taste like cookie dough but are made […]

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Vegan Shakeology: My first impression

Vegan shakeology my first impression: A week ago I started on a journey to rebuild my body 5 months after giving birth to our wonderful son P.   I had a hard time balancing work, baby and healthy living. This was mostly due to a lack of energy which was a direct result of sleepless nights – you know how the ball rolls after your first baby. By the end of day I was too tired and all I wanted to do was just sleep.   I knew, however, that I will have to get up several times a night […]

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Raw Vegan Sushi- Healthy Cucumber Roll Ups

This gluten-free raw vegan cucumber roll-ups recipe is a quintessential healthy snacks for guests who are health conscious,  and perfect for social gatherings or Super Bowl parties. This dish is simple and versatile. You can be creative by mixing up your favorite flavors and create the best tasting rolls. Ingredients 2-3 large cucumber -washed 5  baby carrots, washed and sliced  2 medium beets, peeled, sliced and boiled for 5minutes 1 avocado, peeled and sliced Instructions Slice cucumber into long strips using  slicer/peeler or knife Place the cucumber slice in front of you and put a few pieces of avocado, carrots and beets. […]

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Glowing and Delicious Vegan Beet Smoothie

This surprisingly delicious, bright red and creamy smoothie will provide all the necessary nutrients to enhance detoxifying the liver. One of its ingredients, beet root, cleanses the liver and purifies the blood. It is also a rich source of iron. Ingredients 1 beet, peeled 1 Orange, peeled 1 Apple 5 Strawberries (frozen) A handful of baby spinach 1/2 Banana 30g (2 tbsp) hemp seeds 120-170ml water Directions Peel beet and orange. Deseed orange and combine the above ingredients in a VitamixR blender and process until smooth  

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Delicious vegan vegetable stir fry Linguine

I have been looking for ways to make simple and delicious lunch that is vegan, low fat and low sodium plus it can be made ahead of time to take with to work.  Lately I have been loving brown rice pasta but struggling with the topping.  As most of you know, I do not like cooking but I love to eat.  With a few trials and errors I came up with what I consider my go to lunch; it is delicious, filling and most importantly packed with a lot of nutrients. This is how to go about it:   Ingredients: […]

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Vitamix at work – Protein packed quinoa breakfast pudding

 It is 8:30 on Sunday morning, following the day we brought the Vitamix 6300 home.  I rush out of bed to make my first meal in the brand new high power  Vitamix.  I decided to make my everyday favorite quinoa breakfast pudding.  I have to say I am quite impressed.  My breakfast dessert was very creamy and silky like never before. This is how I made it: Ingredients: 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 cup water 1 cups unsweetened almond milk Stevia and coconut sugar to taste 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract   Steps to take: Cook quinoa according to instructions […]

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Officially owners of a Vitamix blender – First Impression

Ever since going vegan 2.5 years ago, there was always one thing I dreamt of having in our kitchen.  Yes you’ve guessed it -a VITAMIX.  Some call it the BMW in the world of blenders while others call it the mother of all blenders; made in the US and carrying a 7 year warrantee, this must have appliance will replace most of your current kitchen appliances and it is dominating in the vegan world. This amazing beauty came to us unexpectedly while on our weekly shopping in Costco.  We contemplated at first, not knowing which one of vitamix machines would be […]

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Low Calorie Mint Watermelon Mojito

I love mojitos and nothing beats this low calorie and tasty mint melon mojito. Watermelon contains about 91% water by weight and is a significant source of vitamin C, carotenoids and lycopene .  In summer, watermelon makes up about 25-50 percent of my food intake. I love the mushy consistency of watermelon; it digests easily and helps me re-hydrate in summer. Did you know:  Mojito originated from Havana, Cuba. [review] Ingredients: Sparkling wine 1/4 watermelon 1 lime, peeled 3-4 mint leaves Instructions: Shell out watermelon with a spoon, add 100ml sparkling wine, lime and mint and blend until smooth. Add ice and garnish with mint and […]

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Healthy Vegan Strawberry and Ginger Mint Popsicles

No matter how old you are, you are never too old for popsicles. At fruitytufy, we take the art of making homemade popsicles to another level-Healthy sugar free fruit popsicles- or should I say Fruitsicles™ ? Equipments   Zuko popsicle molds Blender Ingredients  1 cup fresh strawberries 2 oz. Ginger 1 cup Water ½  Citron- juice Spearmint for garnish 0 calorie all natural stevia sweetener Directions Peel and wash ginger. Place ginger, ½ cup water, stevia{to taste} and juice from citron  into a blender. Blend until smooth. Sieve the liquid to remove all of the bits of ginger. Place mixture into popsicle molds; the […]

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Sautéed Mix Veggie Avocado Boat for fat loss

  Avocadoes are one of the most versatile foods and should be part of any healthy diet. They provide healthy essential fat to help you achieve your fitness goal.  This simple recipe called Sautéed Mix Veggie Avocado Boat, is a heart-healthy, summer friendly vegetarian {vegan} recipe that can be used as snack or light dinner.  Ingredients:   1 ¼  avocado Cherry tomatoes ¼ onion- chopped ¼ Yellow pepper Cucumber ½ Cup fresh Spinach ¼ Zucchini-diced 1 carrots 1 tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste Directions: Add 1 tbsp. olive oil to a preheated skillet; add onions, zucchini, carrots, tomato and […]

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Fat blasting fruit snack
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Healthy Fruit Snack For FAT BURN

This delicious and healthy fruit snack promotes fat burn and boost your immune system. It is simple and easy to prepare and has only 3 ingredients- beet root, pineapple and green and gold kiwi fruits that are loaded with nutrients, vitamins, minerals and tons of antioxidants. Kiwi is a good source of vitamins C, A and E, is high in potassium, dietary fiber, antioxidants and it is good for you immune system.  Beet is a rich source of anti-oxidants and folates. Ingredients Beet Pineapple Kiwi fruits- gold and green kiwi Wash, peel and slice beets, pineapple and kiwi separately. Be careful and avoid contact with […]

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Healthy veggie stuffed zucchini boats

Zucchini is a summer squash that is low in calories but rich in antioxidants, beta carotene, vitamins and minerals. With its soft shell and creamy white pulp, it is quick and easy to prepare and is a great summer addition to your healthy ways of eating. 1½ Medium sized zucchini 1 Onion- chopped 1tbsp. olive oil Salt -to taste Lettuce Avocado Mushroom  Cucumber Yellow Pepper  Tomato Carrots Wash zucchini and trim both ends; Cut zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the pulp. Sprinkle some salt or your favorite spice. In a preheated oven, broil zucchini on a baking paper for 5-10 […]

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Healthy Sauteed Zucchini for Fat Loss
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Healthy Sauteed Zucchini for Fat Loss

  This is a tasty way to enjoy zucchini summer squash and mushrooms. This low calorie vegetarián zucchini summer squash recipe is packed with Essentials Nutrients and Minerals to help you burn fat. Feel free to use other veggies to spice things up. Ingredients: 1 medium zucchini, diced 1-2  tablespoons olive oil ½  Purple onion, sliced 1 to 2 cups green beans 1 tomato, cut in quarters Carrots, sliced Mushrooms, diced Pepper and salts, to taste Preparation: Heat oil in stir fry pan or skillet over medium high heat. Stir fry onion for about 1 minute and then add carrots […]

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Cheap and Healthy Gluten-free Eggplant burger for detox

Cheap and Healthy Gluten-free Eggplant burger for detox   A burger or sandwich at any fast food chain costs a minimum > 1 USD, globally.  In times of global economic crises, eating healthy does not have to be expensive. This healthy, delicious and cheap eggplant burger or sandwich cost about 1 USD per serving. Eggplant is a purple, glossy vegetable with a unique taste and texture. Eggplant  contains important phytonutrients and anti oxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fibers. Ingredients: Eggplant -2 to 3 slices costing an average of 20¢ ½ Onion-3  to 4 slices-10¢ ¼ Avogado-25¢ Cucumber 5 slices-10¢ ½ Tomato […]

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Healthy delicious detox snacks

Healthy delicious detox snacks This is a simple but yet delicious and healthy snacks that promote detoxification and satisfy snack cravings. It has only 3 ingredients- beet root, orange and kiwi that are loaded with nutrients, vitamins, minerals and tons of antioxidants. Beet is a rich source of anti-oxidants and folates. Orange and kiwi are low calorie fruit that are rich in fibers, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and phytochemicals. Ingredients Beet Orange Kiwi Wash, peel and slice beets, orange and kiwi separately. Be careful and avoid contact with all clothings and other materials; Better yet, to prevent beet stains while cooking, wear an apron. Steam beets for 10-20min approximately or until tender. Decorate your plate and enjoy […]

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Healthy Vegan Adzuki Taco delight

Healthy Vegan Adzuki Taco delight This exotic but yet simple lettuce taco wrap is one of my all time favorite vegan dishes. It is healthy and easy to prepare on a busy night. To me it looks like a bowl of skittles- colorful, delicious and appetizing, and the chinese cabbage provides a satisfying crunch in these grain free tacos. Ingredients: Tacos 3 leaves from Chinese cabbage Filling 1 cup cooked adzuki beans 1 cup frozen veggie mix (sweet corn, carrots and green peas) Soak adzuki beans overnight, cook them in water until soft with a bit of salt and pepper […]

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Hearty Lettuce and Tomatoes Salad

Hearty Lettuce and Tomatoes Salad A salad cannot get simplier than this.This clean, healthy and simple lettuce greens and tomatoes salad is fast and easy to prepare, and tastes sooo good. You can use this as a side dish or a snack. Ingredients: 2 cups greens of your choice 2 Cherry tomato cut in wedges 1 tomato cut in wedges Place all the ingredients in a nice bowl in the same order as listed above and serve with love. Optional- you may serve with homemade hummus on the side. [box type=”info”]Subscribe, comments, like us on facebook and tell us what you think […]

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The most awesomely healthy pineapple and apple snacks

The most awesomely healthy pineapple and apple snacks This is a quick, delicious and simple snacks for those days when you are short on time. What is even better about this snack is the healthy nutrition! Pineapple has an extraordinarily high levels of Vitamin C, which is an excellent antioxidant, other essential vitamins and minerals. The  enzyme bromelain, found in pineapples is  great for a natural detox and has also been known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties. For health benefits of apple, click here. Ingredients: 1 apple – select a sweet apple like Fuji or Gala (I used Fuji)- finely sliced […]

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Quick Healthy Cucumber & Carrot Snack

Quick Healthy Cucumber & Carrot Snack  This recipe is fast, low-calorie, crunchy, and tastes amazing. For health benefits of cucumber read here  Ingredients: 1 to 2 cucumbers 1 to 2 carrots 1 teaspoon dried  oregano  salt to taste ½  lemon Wash, peel and cut cucumbers into even thin slices. Place in bowl and sprinkle  with salt, lemon and oregano. Wash, peel and cut carrots into even slices. Arrange and decorate your plate. Serve with a glass of wine. [box type=”info”]Subscribe, comments, like us on facebook and tell us what you think about this post.[/box] [box type=”bio”] Tufi (slow and steady wins the […]

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Healthy warm vegan bean and purple cabbage salad

Healthy warm vegan bean and purple cabbage salad This  colorful but yet high fiber recipe is packed with essential nutrients to nourish your body . Pinto beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, its high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal. Pinto beans are also an excellent source of molybdenum, folate, protein, vitamin B1 as well as the minerals phosphorus, iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium. {whfoods} Ingredient: Cabbage mix 1 small beet root boiled ½ head of purple cabbage thinly chopped ½ cup water, pinch of salt and cayenne pepper Beans mix 1 […]

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