Healthy Recipes

Good Eats of the Week

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about food. To be honest, I’ve been slacking off on eating clean. Despite all the excuses I might have (crazy schedule, school, work), I finally just had to make time and put in more effort in order to maintain a healthier diet.
That being said, I’m gonna share with you guys what I’ve been eating to give you some ideas for fun, delicious, healthy meals that you can try or use as inspiration for your own creation.

Today, I made roasted chicken with roasted apples (drizzled in honey), bell peppers, shallots, garlic, veggie broth, coconut oil, and tomato sauce.
It was super easy. I seasoned the meat with salt, pepper, shallots and garlic. Next, I pan seared the chicken in coconut oil until it was golden brown on each side and then transferred it to the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Before popping the chicken in the oven, I added the apples, peppers, and the cooked herbs in the sauté pan. After about 20 minutes of baking, I added the broth and baked for an additional 10 minutes.

And bon appetit!

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Kale Smoothie: Combat the Cold and Flu Season

I know what some of you are thinking: “Another kale smoothie?”  or “I like kale, but not kale juice”. I’ve been working on this recipe for quite a while now and I’ve finally come up with a recipe that not only tastes great, but also gives my body the boost it needs to get through the upcoming cold and flu season. It’s a little time consuming, but if you have at least one class of this stuff a day, you’ll be ready to roll!

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You’re gonna need the following ingredients:

1 or 2  “bunches” kale

3 medium slices of pineapple

3 apples

1 small piece of ginger

half of aloe gel straight from the leaf  (click here if you need a quick refresher on DIY aloe vera juice)

24 oz of water (48 oz if you used 2 bunches of kale)

So let’s begin: juice your fruits and the ginger with a traditional juicer. Remember to cut the fruits in pieces that are manageable for the juicer. 

Next, pour your fruit juice into the blender and add 24 (or 48 if you had a larger portion of kale) oz of water to that as well.

(In small bunches at a time) add your kale to the blender. Blend on the liquefy setting for 5 minutes each time you add another portion of kale.

Now, add your aloe and blend one last time for 3 minutes.

Lastly, using a coarse strainer, strain the juice to remove unusually large chunks out of the mix so that there aren’t any surprised when you’re drinking your smoothie 😉

Finally, serve, and enjoy 🙂

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What’s for lunch?

Hey beautiful people!
I just wanted to check in and quickly share what I’m having for early lunch/late breakfast today.
I’ve got my usual spinach and avocado salad with garlic, tomatoes, and an orange. I also have some kale juice mixed with aloe vera juice for the extra boost. If you have trouble with energy in the morning, find awesome juice recipe that you love. It turns a drowsy morning into a great morning!

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DIY Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe vera is a natural hair community favorite. It has all sorts of amazing benefits for your hair, skin, and body. It has a lot of vitamins and minerals, it’s high in amino fatty acids, is healing to the skin, the list goes on and on.

Here’s an easy way to make your own Aloe Vera Juice:

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Start with one aloe leaf, cut it into comfortable sections to work with and scoop out the gel, blend the gel with equal parts water, and strain.
That’s it! Super easy, this whole process cost me $0.89! And I got about $15 worth of aloe vera juice out of it.

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On-the-go Breakfast Smoothie

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The beginning of fall semester for school. For me, time management is key as my schedule gets more and more hectic. To kick start my day, I like to have a healthy breakfast, but time is of the essence! This calls for a breakfast smoothie.

You’ll have energy, plenty of nutrients your body needs, and you’ll feel nice and full 🙂

You’ll need:
Kale, 1 or 2 bananas (depending on how much kale flavor tolerance you have lol) an avocado, and a couple of table spoons of honey.
Blend it all together and enjoy!

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