Banana Pancakes Recipe – A great way to start your day

Hi Guys!

Today I want to share what I eat for breakfast as my Pre Workout and one of my prefered recipe.

All together is very simple and even yammy for my Banana Pancakes ….

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Banana

( For more reach and extra yammy flavour add a tea-spoon of Vanilla extract )

Preparation

1. Put all the ingredient in a blender and mix it.

2. Heat a skillet to medium and add in some oil or butter. Cook until you start to see bubbles releasing from the top of the pancake. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown.

3. Garnish your pancakes with your favorite toppings! (Banana slices, Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry – my is favourite one)

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4. Serve with maple syrup.

Healthy Smoothie, why should they be included in your diet plan

Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They can provide everything you need—protein, healthy fats, vegetables and fruits—all in a to-go cup.

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Even better, shakes may be the fastest food of all. There is no prep work, no cooking, no cleanup. Just put stuff in a blender and go. Job done!

So what are you waiting to include a delicious smoothie in your diet plan.

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Start Your Day Clean and Fresh: Carrot-Ginger-Orange Smoothie

The warm weather means we can’t get enough of smoothies, and there’s nothing like a cooling drink filled with the nutrients you need to get through the day. Here’s another recipe to add to your list: the carrot-ginger-orange-spinach detoxifying smoothie.

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This is a great smoothie to have in the morning since it’s “very liquid based.

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup fresh, pure carrot juice (organic if possible)
  2. 1 organic orange, peeled
  3. 1 big handful of organic spinach
  4. 1 small square of ginger
  5. 1 to 2 handfuls of ice

Directions

  1. Place carrot juice, orange, spinach, and ginger in blender.
  2. Blend on medium speed for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add ice and finish blending.

 

The benefits of Manuka Honey, a New Zealand treasure

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Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native manuka bush. Advocates say it treats wound infections and other conditions.

Healing Power of Honey

Honey has been used since ancient times to treat multiple conditions. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that researchers discovered that honey has natural antibacterial qualities.

Honey protects against damage caused by bacteria. Some honey also stimulates production of special cells that can repair tissue damaged by infection. In addition, honey has an anti-inflammatory action that can quickly reduce pain and inflammation once it is applied.

But not all honey is the same. The antibacterial quality of honey depends on the type of honey as well as when and how it’s harvested. Some kinds of honey may be 100 times more potent than others.

Components of Manuka Honey

Hydrogen peroxide is a component of honey. It gives most honey its antibiotic quality. But some types of honey, including manuka honey, also have other components with antibacterial qualities.

Another antibacterial component in manuka honey is methylglyoxal (MG). MG is a compound found in most types of honey, but usually only in small quantities.

In manuka honey, MG comes from the conversion of another compound, dihydroxyacetone, that is found in high concentration in the nectar of manuka flowers.

MG is thought to give manuka honey some of its antibacterial power. The higher the concentration of MG, the stronger the antibiotic effect. But, there may also be other compounds involved in the medicinal effect of manuka honey.

Manuka Honey Nutrition Facts

What makes Manuka honey

different is its amazing nutritional profile. Regular raw honey is already known for its tremendous nutritional and immune boosting abilities. Generally speaking, the typical raw unfiltered honey is a rich source of:

  • Amino acids
  • B vitamins (B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid)
  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Zinc

Yet with Manuka honey, the nutritional content is up to 4 times that of normal flower honeys. This is what is called the Unique Manuka Factor.

How Manuka Honey Is Used

The main medical use for manuka honey is on top of a wound. It is generally used for treating minor wounds and burns.

Manuka honey is also marketed for use in many other conditions. These include:

  • Preventing and treating cancer
  • Reducing high cholesterol
  • Reducing systemic inflammation
  • Treating diabetes
  • Treating eye, ear, and sinus infections
  • Treating gastrointestinal problems

But the evidence is limited on whether or not manuka honey is effective for these conditions.

The honey used to treat wounds is a medical-grade honey. It is specially sterilized and prepared as a dressing. So the jar of manuka honey in the pantry should not be considered part of a first aid kit. Wounds and infections should be seen and treated by a health care professional.

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Top 10 Manuka Honey Benefits

Manuka honey health benefits have been touted in the natural health world for a long time and even more in recent years because a growing body of research is starting to support thousands of years of folk medicine use. Some of the top Manuka honey uses are:

1. SIBO, Low Stomach Acid, Acid Reflux

Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), low stomach acid and acid reflux go hand-in-hand. Because of Manuka honey’s known natural antibiotic qualities, it is a great medicine for any bacteria related disorder. In fact, in a recent study, one dangerous bacteria related to all three conditions, Clostridium difficult was found to be quite susceptible to Manuka honey’s bactericidal effects. So taking Manuka honey is very beneficial at reducing reflux and balancing your digestive system to heal stomach and intestinal imbalances.

2. Acne and Eczema

The Internet is filled with patient testimonials that Manuka honey works marvelously for acne and eczema patients. At this time there are no clinical trials to support these claims, but this doesn’t bother me at all. Taking into account its proven antimicrobial and healing properties, it makes every bit of sense to assume that honey can help with these skin conditions. Most people claim that applying honey on affected areas for a few minutes, and then washing off with gentle soap and water usually does the trick. Repeat this every day or every other day for the best results!

3. Staph Infections (MRSA)

You’ve probably heard of the super bug that has plagued hospitals the past several years, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA). What has happened is that antibiotic overuse and drug ineffectiveness has caused certain strains of Staph to become virtually indefensible using typical hospital and nursing home medical protocols. Spreading so rapidly, most people affected by MRSA end up getting so infected that they require invasive procedures or devices such as surgeries, artificial joints or intervenes tubing to save their lives.

This past March, however, UK researchers from Cardiff Metropolitan University have offered us some natural hope. They discovered that Manuka honey down-regulates the most potent genes of the MRSA bacteria. Some scientists now suggest that regular topical use on cuts and infections (especially in the hospital and nursing home setting) may keep MRSA naturally at bay.

4. Burns, Wounds & Ulcers

According to a recent article in the Jundishapur Journal of Natural Pharmaceutical Products, “The use of honey leads to improved wound healing in acute cases, pain relief in burn patients and decreased inflammatory response in such patients.” (7) Moreover, because of its rich anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics, Manuka honey has been shown to prevent infection in people with venous ulcers. It has also been used quite effectively as a wound dressing to promote rapid, improved healing.

5. Tooth Decay & Gingivitis

Several studies have come out recently describing how Manuka honey can help cure gingivitis and periodontal disease. Due to its superior antimicrobial properties, researchers from the School of Dentistry, University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) discovered that chewing or sucking on a Manuka honey product not only caused a 35% decrease in plaque, it led to a 35% reduction in bleeding sites in people suffering from gingivitis! Also calcium, zinc, and phosphorus are all important nutrients for healing teeth.

6. IBS and IBD

When evaluating the effect that Manuka honey has on experimentally induced inflammatory bowel disease in rats, researchers from Chandigarh Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research discovered several astounding findings:

  • Manuka honey at different doses provided protection against TNBS-induced colonic damage.
  • There was significant protection with Manuka honey 5 g/kg as well as with 10 g/kg body weight compared with the control.
  • All the treated groups showed reduced colonic inflammation and all the biochemical parameters were significantly reduced compared with the control in the Manuka honey treated groups.
  • Manuka honey at different doses restored lipid peroxidation as well as improved antioxidant parameters. Morphological and histological scores were significantly reduced in the low dose Manuka honey treated group.
  • In the inflammatory model of colitis, oral administration of Manuka honey 5 g/kg and Manuka honey 10 g/kg body weight significantly reduced the colonic inflammation.

So Manuka honey not only healed intestinal inflammation and pain, but also repaired free radical damage, and protected against further damage!

7. Sore Throats and Immunity

In 2007, data published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggested that, “A 5.8-kDa component of Manuka honey stimulates immune cells via TLR4.” This is interesting because previous studies have indicated that honey stimulates cytokine production from human monocytes.

Coupling with this 2011 research showing how Manuka stops the growth of sore throat-causing Strep bacteria, it is no wonder that so many people benefit almost instantly from taking a spoonful of honey when they don’t feel well. And recently it has even been approved by the National Cancer Institute to be used to heal inflammation in the throat from chemotherapy!

8. Allergies and Sinusitis

There are many anecdotal accounts of people receiving allergy relief after eating honey are all over the internet. There is even a study with honey and birch pollen that had remarkable results. The participants were given regular honey, honey with birch pollen added to it, and some used only their allergy medicines as a control group. The results were impressive:

“…patients reported a 60% lower total symptom score, twice as many asymptomatic days, and 70% fewer days with severe symptoms, and they used 50% less antihistamines compared to the control group.” 

They also found that there was very little difference between the birch pollen honey users and the regular honey users! So, taking Manuka honey on a regular basis can really help your seasonal allergies and lessen your need for medications! (13)

9. Beauty Treatment & Health Booster

Taken daily Manuka honey has an elixir effect that boosts energy and enhances your quality of life. Because of its nutrient dense profile, it boosts vitality, youthful energy, and has been known to improve skin tone and texture.

Use it in a homemade face wash to exfoliate and fight free radicals in the skin. Use it in your shampoo or a hair mask, to boost the shine of your hair. One of my favorite uses is in a detox drink, to get the most benefits inside and out!

10. Improves Sleep

Manuka Honey helps to promote restful deep sleep. It slowly releases the glycogen needed for essential bodily functions during sleep. Adding honey to milk at bedtime helps the body release melatonin into the brain which is necessary for deep sleep.

There are many health disorders associated with poor sleep such as, heart disease, type II diabetes, stroke, and arthritis. Since honey is proven to aid in quality sleep; it also helps lower the risk of these and many other heath problems.

Possible Side Effects of Manuka Honey

The possible side effects of manuka honey are:

  • Allergic reaction, especially in people who are allergic to bees
  • Risk of a rise in blood sugar
  • Possible interaction with certain chemotherapy drugs

Most of the studies on manuka honey have been with small numbers of patients. More studies are needed to decide if it is safe and effective for various medical conditions.

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An In-Depth Review of The Red Smoothie Detox Factor Diet Program by Liz Swann Miller – Is The System Effective?

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Basically, Liz teaches and explains some unique ways of combining different foods – 4 in particular – to achieve optimal health and considerable weight loss. Some customers claim up to 20 pounds in under 3 weeks. The principles are based on recipes used by ancient civilizations known for their impressive health, average lifespans and high levels of fitness.

It is important to note that this system is not a workout/fitness program. It simply relies on combining foods with unique nutritional profiles to achieve the results. If you’re working for an exercise or workout schedule, don’t buy it!

Everything is explained step by step in terms of what smoothies to drink, how to make them and when you need to use them for optimal results. As long as you can follow a plan you’ll be fine.

The focus isn’t only on weight loss, but on an improve to your overall quality of life. This means your health, energy levels and motivation as well.

The Product – What Do You Get and What’s Involved?

Firstly, inside the 14 day blueprint program Liz dispels a few very common weight loss myths, particularly around fats. She says that most people are held back from the results they want because they’re following bad advice commonly promoted in the media. Making her initial recommended changes elsewhere in your diet should allow you to start seeing results right away, even without the smoothies. Basically you’re setting up your metabolism to naturally burn off more body fat without exercising or otherwise increasing physical activity. This acts as a detox of sorts, and should result in an impressive change in the way you feel. You’ll quickly boost your immune system and reduce dramatically the amount of time you’re sick.

Next Liz moves on to the smoothies themselves – how to make them, exactly what ingredients to use and why those ingredients are important. You’ll actually learn a lot about health and detoxing while going through this section. This is nice as you’re not just blindly following instructions without any idea why and what the benefits are.

Here’s a look at some of the key Red Smoothie Detox System ingredients for the recipes below:

  • Maca: This plan has proven cancer fighting abilities and is also famous for reducing overall stress levels. Often referred to as a ‘natural energizer’ Maca is responsible for some of the feel-good effects you’ll get from these red detox smoothies.
  • Cocoa: Known to have life-prolonging qualities, Cocoa enhances your overall levels of health with its high doses of key anti-oxidants. Improved heart health is another benefit of the cocoa plant.
  • Chia seeds: These seeds contain all important fatty acids (Omega-3) which are the GOOD kinds of fats that your body actually needs. Chia is also rich in various proteins and calcium.
  • Vanilla: Known to reduce stress levels, Vanilla is a delicious natural flavoring which doesn’t cause your blood sugar/insulin to spike.

These ingredients will be combined in specific quantities with various red fruits and leafy green vegetables to form the Red Smoothie Detox recipes inside this system. The key really is in the combinations and quantities used.

See more about what you actually get with purchase here

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What We Liked

  • Easy to follow and understand
  • Backed by real science and the results of Liz’s personal coaching clients
  • Lots of success stories from various customers on the website.
  • Doesn’t just focus on weight loss, but on overall health, wellbeing and how you feel day-to-day
  • Improves your immune system so you’re better able to fight off colds and illness
  • Reduces cravings dramatically for unhealthy foods
  • Only natural sugars from fruits are included in the smoothies
  • Impressive weight loss results without needed to follow a workout plan or strict diet

What We Didn’t Like

  • Product only available as a digital download, not as a physical book
  • You probably won’t have all the ingredients needed – additions to your grocery list will definitely be needed
  • Small changes to overall diet will be needed to achieve the results Liz claims. You can’t just drink these smoothies while eating fast food every day and expect body fat to melt away!

Final Thoughts In Our Red Smoothie Detox Factor Review

Definitely worth buying for quick and effective weight loss, as well as a boost in your overall health, mood and immune system. Program has a 60-day money back guarantee, so zero risk if for some reason you didn’t like it.

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Homemade Berries Detox Smoothie to Cleanse Your System

Detox smoothies are a delicious way to detox, and one of the best detox drinks to add to your daily routine. To detox the body you need to feed it foods that help it purge itself, while at the same time provide it with the vitamins and minerals it needs to function at its best.

 

All-About-the-Berries Smoothie

Berries are your friend when it comes to detoxing because of all the antioxidants and fiber they contain. They’re just the thing your body needs to replenish itself and to help purge toxins from its various systems. Blueberries are packed with them, and raspberries and blackberries also have a lot, so we’ll use all three here to make sure it’s a detox winner.

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What You Need

1 1/2 cups Berry Mix (Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries)
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
1 cup Purified Water
1/8 cup rolled oats

Instructions: Blend everything together until you reach a smoothie consistency. The beauty of berries is their easy prep. Fresh berries need a rinse before going in, while frozen you just pop right in. When detoxing organic produce is always recommended.

What’s the Deal with Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are consistently linked with health benefits ranging from cancer prevention to heart disease prevention, to anti-inflammatory properties. It’s basically a name given to something we already inherently know: healthy foods are good for us! In this smoothie you’re getting a boatload of them, plus some healthy fat from the coconut milk for a satisfying smoothie.

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🍓Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon 🍋 Detox Drink

Strawberries are a hugely popular detox water ingredient, and this recipe combines them with the best ingredients ever! The delicious sweetness of the strawberries is balanced with the tartness of the lemons, and the cooling mint flavor rounds it out perfectly.

If you pack the strawberries into the bottom of the glass below the ice, and top it with the bright yellow lemon slices, you get a neat triple layer color effect with small green mint leaves mixed in. It end up looking like a really fun drink, delicious and beautiful, too!

Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon Detox Drink Ingredients:

1 lemon, thinly sliced
15 strawberries quartered
5 mint leaves

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