“Reese’s” Almond Butter Cups

I found this recipe on : http://www.kalewithlove.com and just had to share it! 

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Ingredients:
Makes 12 Almond Butter Cups

Directions:

  • Use muffin liners as if making muffins in a muffin tray.
  • Place 1/2 cup chocolate chips in a bowl placed atop a pot of boiling water. Stir gently. This will melt your chocolate.
  • Distribute a small spoon of melted chocolate in each muffin liner. Use knife to spread evenly.
  • Allow to cool and harden in refrigerator for minimum 15 minutes.
  • Melt remaining chocolate, and cover each cup completely. Again, lightly use a knife to spread evenly.
  • Optional: place 1 or 2 almonds on top of each cup.
  • Place cups in refrigerator for minimum 30 minutes. Once hardened and cooled, remove muffin liners, and relish in the delicacy of this home-cooked healthy treat.
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp grass-fed butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Whisk together egg, honey, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, coconut, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet until all are well incorporated.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Spoon heaping tablespoons of batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving plenty of room between each.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown on top.
  8. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Eat!

The Wonders of Wheatgrass – Lisa Fortuin

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Have you ever noticed that green patch of grass they always have at Kauai? I’ve always assumed it was just for decoration till one day I saw them cutting it and juicing it for a customer. So I did some research and found out that this grass, known as wheatgrass is extremely healthy for you and by taking just one small shot of wheatgrass juice every now and then, you can benefit your health tremendously.

Wheatgrass is one of the most potently healthy substances on earth and you’ll feel a change in your health just after a few weeks of taking it. One shot of wheatgrass contains about 1kg of leafy green vegetables, over 90 minerals and essential enzymes. It’s a powerful detoxifier for the liver and blood, and the amino acids in wheatgrass can protect you from carcinogens like no other food or medication.

Other benefits include:

  • Increased red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure
  • Stimulation of the thyroid gland and suppresses appetite
  • Prevents bad breath and promotes  healthy gums
  • Neutralizes toxic substances like cadmium, nicotine, strontium, mercury, and polyvinyl chloride.
  • Restores alkalinity to the blood, wheatgrass can be used to treat peptic ulcers and gastrointestinal tract infections
  • Returns hair colour to its natural colour and has been used to counter act hair from turning grey
  • Improves skin condition, restores youthfulness and clears up Rosacea
  • Externally applied it can be used to treat itching, sun burn, athletes foot, cuts and burns and acne

Wheatgrass can be consumed in many different ways; you can find it in capsule form at your local health shop or buy wheatgrass powder and mix it into smoothies or juices. The most common and potent way of consuming wheatgrass would be to put the grass through a juicer and drink a shot of wheatgrass juice (which can be done for you at Kauai or at home if you own a juicer).

As the famous phrase goes nothing good tastes nice, the taste of wheatgrass isn’t for everyone and it does take a bit of getting used to. So here are a few recipes you can try if you’re not brave enough to take a potent shot of wheatgrass but still want the healthy goodness:

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Tropical Passion Wheatgrass Smoothie

* 2 kiwi
* 1 guava or papaya
* 1 cup pineapples
* 5 strawberries
* 1 orange
* 2 shots of wheatgrass

 Combine all juices and serve slightly chilled

Sweet Grass Special

* 2 large red apples

*1 large orange

*1 teaspoon certified organic honey

*pinch finely ground cinnamon

* 1 shot of fresh wheatgrass juice

Juice apples and orange in standard juicer. Combine apple, orange and wheatgrass juices in a pitcher and stir to combine. Warm honey until it liquefies and mix into juices. Pour into individual glasses and dust lightly with cinnamon. Enjoy!

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http://www.getsomezen.com/energy-food/the-wonders-of-wheatgrass/

The new version of you – Fabiana Brito

Sleekgirls community has become a very popular page on Facebook due to the fact that this is a community created for women in order to encourage each other to become mentally and physically healthy.

The Sleekgirl community was firstly created by Elan Lohmann, founder of Sleek Geek SA community, and run and coordinated by Celeste Vandewalle. Elan and Celeste have become such a great inspiration for the South African people since they encourage and motivate these people into taking care of their lives.

All sleekgirls look up to the beautiful Celeste after viewing her amazing body transformation in the past couple of years. Girls have started to believe that it is possible to change their life and body around and be the girls they deserve to be.

This is a community for girls who want to be healthy. This is a community for girls who want to motivate each other to find that happy place themselves. This is a community for all South African girls to join and enjoy the beauty of being healthy, feeling good and looking good.

All of the members on this Facebook page are SleekGirls and they are proud to say that they have transformed their body and have changed their lifestyle for the better.

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