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Sunshine in New York City– Strolling through Battery Park City, Manhattan

Sunshine in New York City– Strolling through Battery Park City, Manhattan   A couple of weeks ago, before the start of Astronomical Spring, on a beautiful , warm day  hubby, myself and our little Prince decided to explore  Battery Park City. Battery Park City was created in 1980 as an extension of lower Manhattan. This unique neighborhood has stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, the Freedom Tower, and the skyline of Jersey City across the river. It is a 92-acre planned community on the west side of the southern tip of the island of Manhattan in New York City.  […]

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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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February Fitness Challenge – PLANK

FEBRUARY PLANK CHALLENGE for a toned mid-section January squat challenge was a success. For all those that followed through the challenge, please share your stories and photos of that firm bum. For February challenge, we are going to plank our way to a toned mid-section [read abs]. Who does not want a firm and toned abs?? Again all you need is to show up; No extra or fancy equipment is needed for this challenge. For progress follow me at      www.fruitytufy.com      www.facebook.com/fruitytufy      Instagram/Fruitytufy Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries Remember […]

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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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Epic Vacation: Hawaii

In May of 2015, we took an epic 2 weeks vacation to the Pacific Island of Hawaii, to experience paradise and the ALOHA spirit. We spent the first half in Oahu-at the famous Waikiki beach, and the second half in picturesque Maui Island. In Oahu, we dined at the famous and classy Roy’s, relaxed at Waikiki beach, and beach hopped [from Waikiki  all the way to Northshore beaches via Lanikai beach, Kailua beach and the famous Waimanalo beach, to name but a few]. We also went to Pearl Habor , Diamond head [part of the Honolulu Volcanic Series], snorkeled in Hanauma bay […]

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Blog, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Raw Eating, Recipes, Snacks, Uncategorized

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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Strolling New York City – A Cozy Chic Outfit

Happy New Year to you all!  Wishing you all the best in 2017. To kick start the new year [in a cold but sunny NYC], I had plans to visit Top of the Rock Observatory at the Rockefeller Center NYC with my mom  and my 5 months old baby boy. Our morning started with a visit to St Patrick’s Cathedral for a mass; after which we headed across Fifth Avenue to the Rockefeller Center. However I could not secure suitable tickets to visit the observatory. My outfit today features a simple black jean and a white patterned Calvin Klein top […]

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January Fitness Challenge – SQUATS

JANUARY SQUAT CHALLENGE for a firm rear end January 2017 is here and for most people, including me, 2017 is the year to achieve fitness goals. My January Squat Challenge is the best way to start 2017. This  butt-sculpting exercise targets not only your glutes, but your thighs and core. All you need is to show up; No extra or fancy equipment is needed for this challenge. For progress follow me at      www.fruitytufy.com      www.facebook.com/fruitytufy      Instagram/Fruitytufy   Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries Remember that there’s no better, more efficient […]

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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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Bridge Kicks
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Bum-Centric Workout

Summer is finally here. If you are planning to going to the beach for holidays or you just want to look good, do this butt-centric workout for a toned and shapely  rear end. It consists of 2 moves The Bridge kicks Squats side kicks Do  each move 10-20 times depending on your fitness level and repeat 3-5 times Please leave a comment below to share your experience doing this workout- Was it difficult? Was it  too easy to do? Did you feel you bum doing this workout?  

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Blog, Dinner, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Uncategorized

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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Hubby and I doing our thing in Central park
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THREE ZERO

Spring is finally upon us and it Seems is here to stay. Temperature in NYC is in the high Sixties and low 70 range. Hubby and I went to the city yesterday to celebrate the big THREE ZERO and 10 years of us dating; We have been married for 3.5 years . How time flies. We headed to our favorite spot in the city, CENTRAL PARK, to relax while viewing the city skyline and hoping to meet hubby’s former class mate visiting the city with his girlfriend. We needed this time to connect given that we both have been busy […]

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Blog, Fitness, Outdoor workout, Raw Fitness, Tuscany Workout Series, Uncategorized

The Ultimate Butt and Thigh Workout

Ladies! Toning your butt and thighs isn’t as tough as you think. From the magnificent town of Pisa in Italy, I  bring you The Ultimate Butt and Thigh Workout as part of our Tuscany workout series. This workout, consisting of only 4 exercises, will give you a wow bum and toned thighs. Do this workout 2-3x a week if uou want to have legs you can show off in a dress or skirt. Workout Breakdown Reverse leg curls T kicks Leg lifts Hip raise[review]         [box type=”info”]Subscribe,comments,like us on facebook and tell us what you think about this post.[/box] […]

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Blog, Fitness, Home workouts, Raw Fitness, Thirty days to 30, Uncategorized

Abstatic Belly Fat Blaster

There is no need for special equipments for a great home workout! A good old  hand or bath towel can be just as effective at working your muscles as any expensive machine. This basic tool, along with a floor that allows for sliding, can be not only an effective but yet a creative and inexpensive way to get a killer ab workout. Get toned fast for summer with my quick abstatic belly fat blaster workout. It consists of 3 exercises to tone your core, burn fat and lean out your midsection.   Workout Breakdown In and Out ab tucks Ab […]

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Blog, Fitness, Home workouts, Raw Fitness, Thirty days to 30, Uncategorized

Total-Body Sculpting- The Best Workout with Resistance Band

  If you are sick and tired of doing the same old exercises, it’s probably time to rethink your approach. You do not need a pile of weights to get in shape;  sometimes you need to mix it up-  Get an exercise band. Resistance bands come in varying size, shape, and thickness. They are portable, easy to use and extremely effective for developing muscle strength and endurance to enhance fat burn.   I decided to bring you a quick fun workout  using a resistance band. It consists of 3 exercises to tone your body, burn fat and lean you out. Workout Breakdown Lunge with bent […]

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Blog, Fitness, Home workouts, Raw Fitness, Thirty days to 30, Uncategorized

The Ultimate Push-up Exercise – Upper Body On Fire

If you are looking for ways to increase strength and rev up your metabolism, regular push ups must be done. Push-up is the ultimate bodyweight exercise- no special equipment required and can be done anywhere, and  anytime. For beginners and those who struggle to perform a standard push-up, start with knee push-ups. This Ultimate Push-up routine consists of 3 exercises that will boost your metabolism, strength and general well being. Workout Breakdown  Frog Push Up “Under the Fence’ Diamond push up[review]   [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 race)[/box] [box type=”warning”] Notice: Tufi or […]

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Quick Total Body Shred

” What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.” Sai Baba Next month I will celebrate a milestone- Yes, I will be 30 years young…Yayyyy. Turning 30 is, in fact, about celebrating how far I have come and setting a path to the future. Leading to this, is a series called 30 days to thirty.  The aim is to show how to keep your youth through short […]

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Ball butt lifts
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Quick Ball Butt Boosters

No woman likes the way a flat bum looks in jeans. Ladies! Some of our booty potential may depend on our genetics, but these exercises will help us develop a shapely bum, tighter glutes, and toned, sleek and sculpted legs. We were in Pisa Tuscany for sightseeing and to visit the famous leaning tower. This was our second visit to Tuscany. As usual, we decided to bring you all a fabulous leg and bum workout with the leaning tower in the background. This Ball Butt Boosters workout takes less than 10-minute to do and will sculpt your curves from your […]

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