What makes this healthy:According to WebMd pineapples are high in vitamin C which helps your immune system, strengthens bones, keeps gums healthy, aids digestion, they also bromelian which helps reduce arthritis pain.
How to tell if a Pineapple is fresh: I worked at Einstein Bros Bagels and helped make the parfaits which contained pineapple and they told me how to tell if a pineapple is fresh, they also taught me how to cut it. When buying a pineapple pick the leaves at the top, if the leaf comes out easy its good if it doesn’t that means its not ripe. You want the one that has the leaf that comes out easy. I have also been told by another shopper buying pineapples that you can smell them, if they have a strong pineapple odor they are good if not don’t buy them. How to cut the pineapple: when cutting do not use the middle it is very hard to chew and doesn’t taste very good. Skin the pineapple and cut in horizontal spheres then cut around the middle, throw the middle out and then cut up the extra pieces into smaller pieces. Thats how I cut mine, if you have an easier way or your own way it works to.
Most smoothie recipes that I find on the internet all contain ice, which I think think the ice makes it runny. I like my yogurt thick so I came up with my own recipes for smoothies. Heres my Pineapple smoothie.
8 oz plane yogurt (I used wallaby Organic Yogurt)
Pinch of sugar (Optional)
Blend together until smooth and enjoy.
I know these aren’t the healthiest, but they are so good i just had to post them. And they contain blueberries which is very good for you. Blueberries are among the worlds healthiest food. Blueberries are known to protect the brain against damage, help with memory, and it is good for your heart by raising the rate of apoptosis which destroys damaged cells. They are also packed with vitamin C, E, niacin, folate, and riboflavin.
This recipe was created by a woman named Celeste. And here is a link to her blog where you can find the recipe.
Heres what they looked like when I made them:
I was shopping earlier this week and found a bag of salad that contained seven different kinds of lettuce and it looked good, so I decided to make an Asian style salad.
1 bag of dole 7 lettuce salad mix
1 bag of wonton strips
2 or 3 cherry tomatoes
mandarine oranges (sliced)
1 bag of fully cooked chicken strips
Pour the bag of lettuce into the salad along with the bag of wonton strips, add the mandarine oranges (sliced) and chicken, top off with dressing of your choice. (I used Olive Gardens Italian dressing).
My Review: This salad turned out amazing, the best part was the wonton strips.
Why this is Healthy: Bananas help fight depression, give you energy, they help protect against diabetes, aid in weight loss, and according to the FDA they help lower blood pressure, help prevent heart attack and stroke. Strawberries are high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and potassium. Apples decrease your risk of diabetes, reduce cholesterol, and they are good for your heart. And oranges are high in vitamin C, and help protect your immune system.
light whipped cream
Cut up the fruit and mix together with light whipped cream. Enjoy.
What makes this healthy : Everyone knows that water is good for you, and what better way to make it healthier by adding fruit to it.
1 small package of mint leaves
( you don’t need all of these ingredients depending on which one you want to make. For example if you want cucumber water you will need 1 cucumber and mint leaves only).
Just pour a glass of water and chop up the lemon, cucumber, lime, (whichever one you want). Place it in the water and add the mint leaves on top. Once in the water cover and place in the fridge overnight to create a natural detox.
My review: This water is delicious, perfect for anyone who wants to add a little flavor to their water.
What makes this healthy: Carrots are rich in beta carotene which contains vitamin A that helps keep skin healthy. They also aid in digestive health, balance the acid alkaline ratio in your body, reduce blood pressure, prevent tooth decay, reduce the risk of colon cancer, and are rich in fiber. The lemon helps in digestion and skin. And the walnuts are rich in vitamin E, manganese, and omega 3 fatty acids. I have made this video which can be seen on youtube showing you how to make a healthy carrot/walnut/lemon snack that is good any time of day.
go here to see the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJTgSowXQPs
- Carrot Diet to Lose Weight (ctawfik86.wordpress.com)
- Crisp Carrot Salad (theposhdish.com)