recognize this and recipe for infused drinks

Volume 1 Issue 13 July 12 2014

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Recognize this?  It is half a wooden clothes pin….. used to hang laundry out on the line.   Getting my office set up I needed something to level my lamp. Instead of dashing out to the local reno store, I got to looking around. I spied the clothes pin and voilà! An easy fix to my dilemna.

So where am I going with this? Do you ever find yourself searching for answers to a situation turning things around and around in your head to find a solution? That little voice taunts and teases, intruding into every waking minute and even into your dream time. When it does, then it is time to kick it to the curb or it will suck up your energies faster than a sponge.

Is where you’re headed right now where you want to go? Are you ready to make some changes? Moving ahead means something has to change. Answers may be closer than you think.


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Why drink infused waters? Infused waters are good for detoxification energy and hydration. Way easier on the budget than the artificially (natural) flavoured drinks on the market. Put as much fruit in water as you like and let the water sit for at least 30 minutes before drinking. Remove fruit and refrigerate.

Bottoms up!!


 Cooper’s Kitchen (that’s me)

FIT FAST FUN Recipe of the Week

1. Green tea, mint, and lime – For fat burning, digestion, headaches, congestion and breath freshener.

2. Strawberry and kiwi – For cardiovascular health, immune system protection, blood sugar regulation, digestion.

3. Cucumber, lime, and lemon – For water weight management, bloating, appetite control, hydration, digestion

4. Lemon, lime, and orange – For digestion vitamin C, immune defense, heartburn, (Drink this one at room temperature)


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Putting the ”F” into FUN making practical food & lifestyle adjustments for reviving not merely surviving.


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snack attack

Volume 1 Issue 12  July 2 2014

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There’s no denying that everyone, at one time or another, has had a snack attack. Views on snacking differ. Some feel that snacking is bad and that eating between meals leads to weight gain. Others believe that eating many small meals and snacks throughout the day is healthy for maintaining energy levels and optimal weight. If there were one way of snacking that was right for everyone, we would all be doing it!


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Snack Attack

To alleviate snack attack guilt, try to understand why you are snacking and what snacks work best for your body. Perhaps you snack because your daily diet is missing nutrition, or because you are eating too little at meals. You might be snacking to soothe jangled nerves when you are emotional, or to entertain yourself when you are bored. Whatever your reason, acknowledge it and start thinking about how to create a life that is nourishing and truly satisfying.

Although snacks are no substitute for loving your life, they can be great energy boosters. Many convenient snack foods are highly processed and full of chemicals, additives, damaging fats and refined sugars. When a snack attack hits you, try foods that are filling and satisfying, but also nutritious. Here are some tips:

  • Snack on things that don’t come in a plastic wrapper or a box, like fresh fruit, leftover vegetables or rice cakes with almond butter and fruit spread.
  • Make your own signature trail mix, organic hot chocolate made with almond milk sweetened with agave nectar, or blue corn chips with hummus.

You can also try “upgrading”:

  • If you are craving something crunchy, upgrade from potato chips to raw carrots, apples or whole grain crackers.
  • If you are craving a candy bar, upgrade to a handful of nuts and dried fruit.
  • Instead of a cup of coffee, upgrade to green tea.

Instead of ice cream, upgrade to applesauce with cinnamon.

Upgraded snacks are high in nutrition and give you a greater sense of satiety and satisfaction; you won’t feel physically or psychologically deprived, and you’ll have plenty of energy to sustain your activities for hours.

Snacking is enjoyable and there is a wide variety of healthful goodies for whatever you’re craving, be it sweet, crunchy, salty, creamy or spicy. Dive in, be creative and enjoy your snack attack!

 

Remember FRESH IS BEST

Food Focus: Fruit                                                                                                                              

A healthy lifestyle is the key to longevity, optimum weight, abundant energy and balance. By using fruit to satisfy our taste for sweetness, we can leave behind the use of chemical, processed and refined sweeteners. Fruits are easy to digest, are cleansing and cooling and are great for those who are overstressed and overheated from excessive mental strain or hot climates. Fruits are filled with fiber and liver stimulants, which act as natural, gentle laxatives. Whenever possible, buy fresh, locally grown fruit as opposed to imported fruits shipped from far-off places. This keeps you eating in season, and more in harmony with your environment and climate.

Eating raw fruit in summer months is highly cooling, while baking it in the winter months neutralizes the cooling effect. Fruit in the form of juice is a great choice for cleansing the body, but be aware that juice rapidly raises blood sugar levels, leading to an energy crash soon after. Frozen, whole, puréed or juiced fruit can make great summertime cool-down treats. Try frozen grapes, banana-coconut smoothie popsicles or lime juice ice-cubes in iced tea!

bananas orange pineappleWhether you are having fresh fruit for a light early morning breakfast, a midday snack or evening treat, enjoy nature’s sweetness and whenever possible buy organic.

Here are a few summer fruits and their health benefits. Enjoy!

Apricots: Great for lung conditions and asthma; used to help treat anemia due to their high copper and cobalt content.

Bananas: Help to lubricate the intestines, treat ulcers, detoxify the body and manage sugar cravings; are rich in potassium (which helps hypertension).

Cherries: Slightly warming in nature; increase overall body energy, remedy arthritis and rheumatism and are rich in iron, which improves the blood.

Grapefruits: Treat poor digestion, increase appetite during pregnancy, alleviate intestinal gas and reduce mucus conditions of the lungs.

Papayas: Tone the stomach, act as digestive aid, moisten the lungs and alleviate coughing; contain carpaine, an anti-tumor compound.

Raspberries: Benefit the liver and kidneys, cleanse blood of toxins, regulate menstrual cycles, treat anemia and can promote labor at childbirth.

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Cooper’s Kitchen Recipe of the Week:

Fruit Nut Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes              Yield: 2 servings

fresh fruit

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup soy or rice or almond milk
  • 1 cup seasonal berries
  • 1 cup diced melon
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 2-4 ice cubes

Directions:  Mix in blender for 1-2 minutes and serve.

Note: You can add other ingredients for added nutrition such as a  coconut oil, flax seed oil, spirulina powder or a scoop of protein powder.

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 HAPPY SUMMER!  

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P.S.    The world belongs to those with the most energy.

says  Alexis de Tocqueville

Elaine Cooper IHC Integrative Health Coach/Chef Santé Intégrale

AADP Certified/Certifié

elaine@yourbetterlivingcoach.com

Putting the ”F” into FUN making practical food & lifestyle adjustments for reviving not merely surviving.


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