HOMEMADE HEALTHY SNACKS AND JUICES
Instead of buying snacks and beverages in the stores or supermarkets, you can make them at home. I am going to give you my recipes for some healthy snacks, as well as Hazelnut spread and fruit jam, and juices that to keep your heart healthy and lower cancer risk. No preservatives, no colorings, no white sugar or food additives. These simple easy recipes are packed with nutrients, besides they're portable and you can snack as much as you can and still keep you healthy and energetic all day.
½ cup Celery (chop)
½ cup Broccoli
½ cup Carrot
1 lemon (juice)
¼ cup of ice or almond milk
Directions: put all ingredients (except lemon juice) in a blender and blend until smooth, then pour it into a glass, squeeze one lemon juice into the mix, and drink it immediately.
Cucumber is known to have the benefit of lowering blood pressure, while celery has diuretic effect and contains some minerals. Broccoli and carrot provide you with antioxidants to prevent diseases. Lemon is known to have vitamin C which can prevent digestive tract diseases and also acts as antioxidant.
ANTIOXIDANT MIXED FRUIT JUICE
¼ cup Strawberries
¼ cup Blueberries
½ cup Apple (peeled and sliced)
½ cup Mango or pineapple (peeled and sliced)
½ cup of ice cubes
Blend strawberries, blueberries ,Mango (pineapple) and ice cubes first , then add apple slices and blend until smooth, you can also add some soybean milk if you like.
Apple and blueberries ranks the best when it comes to fighting heart disease and blood clotting.
Apples provide you with vitamins, minerals, and the most important , the antioxidants —these are what keeps your body strong. They contain pectin which lower LDL cholesterol , and also Quercetin, and fiber which interacts with other phytonutrients to combat oxidative stress that can lead to atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular problems. Apples are anti-inflammatory which helps support vascular health.
½ cup Honey dew melon
½ cup Black grapes
¼ cup Watermelon
¼ cup Almond milk
Directions:Peel and cut the honey dew melon into small pieces, for the black grapes, just wash them with clean water and use the whole fruit, peel the water melon and discard outer green layer of the skin but retain the white inner layer, then cut it into small pieces. Put the first three ingredients into the blender, then add almond milk when mixing, blend until smooth.
The white inner layer of the water melon is believed to have the phytochemicals which can help cure diabetes.
Fresh grapes or even frozen grapes are rich in nutrients and fiber, the grape seeds, too are loaded with healthful nutrients.
Almonds are packed with cardioprotective nutrients including fiber, vitamin E, potassium, and magnesium and monounsaturated fat.
½ cup apple (cut into small pieces)
½ cup cucumber (peeled and cut into pieces)
¼ cup celery (coarsely chopped)
¼ cup fresh orange juice
Directions:First put all the celery and cucumber and orange juice into a blender and blend for a few seconds, then add apple and blend until evenly mixed and nearly smooth.
Celery is good to prevent
HAZELNUT CHOCO SPREAD
Ingredients:1 cup Hazelnut (ground)
½ cup Dutch cocoa powder
¼ cup Brown sugar or molasses
3 tablespoons Olive oil
Directions:Mix hazelnut, chocolate powder, brown sugar and olive oil until smooth and even, and it is ready to be used with toast or bread.
Dark cooking chocolate can be used as substitute of Dutch cocoa powder, but reduce the olive oil to 1 tablespoon.
Epidemiological studies found that regular consumption of nuts (including walnut, brazil nut, pecan nut, etc.) was associated with a 37 percent reduced risk of coronary heart disease and can help stabilize blood pressure.
TASTY FRUIT JAM
1 whole pineapple (cut into small pieces) or 3 cups of strawberries.
2 tablespoons of brown sugar (optional)
Some organic vanilla powder for taste
Blend the pineapple or strawberries and then add sugar and vanilla powder, you can cook the mix in a pan in medium heat until it is boiled and turn off the stove, and then scoop them into an airtight jar after it gets cooler and it can be stored in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks.