My Morning Weight Gain Smoothie

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Recently, I’ve been trying to gain weight mostly through healthy calories and eating more carbs as I have been advised! I really find this smoothie a brilliant way to gain weight, as it packs 1161 calories, so knowing that I’ve already packed at least 1000 calories in the beginning of my day, makes it so much easier to reach my calorie goal per day. This smoothie is also very handy and quick to make, and fits great into my daily work routine. I have seen good results with this smoothie, in a good amount of time. These are the main ingredients I use..

  • 3 bananas : 300 calories, 60g carbs, 3g protein
  • 3 tbsp honey: 192 calories, 52g carbs,
  • 4 tbsp olive oil: 477 calories, 54g fat
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter: 105 calories, 4g protein, 8g fat,
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I use ON whey protein): 120 calories, 24g protein
  • water to achieve desired consistency and to add hydration to my morning meal (you can add any liquid of your choice perhaps adding even more calories).

1161 calories, 124 carbs, 64g fat, 31g protein

Additional ingredients I sometimes add:

  • 1 avocado: 240 calories
  • 2 scoops protein powder instead of 1: 240 calories

Let me know if this was beneficial to you or if you want more weight gain tips! ♥

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Kale Protein Smoothie

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  • Handful of strawberries
  • Handful of kale
  • 2 bananas
  • Strawberry flavoured hemp protein powder (20g of protein)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2-3 scoops of organic vanilla ice cream
  • Water or any liquid of your choice to achieve desired consistency

Blend and enjoy! ♥

Collagen Maca Smoothie…

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This smoothie is protein rich (it contains around 20g of protein, which is about half your recommended daily intake!). It contains collagen, which is beneficial for your skin, providing elasticity and hydration, increases metabolism through improving thyroid function, in addition to strengthening bones and joints, as collagen makes up 90% of bone mass. Another super ingredient in this smoothie is maca, which is an indigenous Peruvian food that helps to boost energy, brain function, and fertility.

12g Hydrolysed Collagen powder

10g Maca powder

1 tbsp Honey

2 Bananas

1 Avocado

A little milk for a thicker smoothie

I added ice cream too!

…Enjoy the yumminess!

Super Healthy Layered Smoothie!

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I made the green part using avocado, kiwi, wheatgrass powder, honey and a little bit of water so it’s thick, and the orange part using persimmons, clementines, banana, honey, and a little more water so it’s less thick than the first layer. I stored both the different colours in two separate cups for 15 minutes in the freezer. Then I got a large cup, and carefully poured the thicker layer (green), followed by the second layer (orange). After I drank a bit of the orange colour, I added beetroot juice to see if it gets prettier with 3 colours!

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Yummy Green Wheatgrass Smoothie

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Blend together the following ingredients for a super-yummy, greenie smoothie:

– 2 Bananas

– 1 Avocado

– 2 Kiwis

– 1 Tbsp Honey

– 1 Tsp Wheatgrass Powder (available in any health store)

– Water for desired consistency

Benefits of Wheatgrass…

  • Wheatgrass juice is an effective healer because it contains all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
  • Wheatgrass juice cures acne and even help to remove scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months. The diet, of course, must be improved at the same time.
  • A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet helps prevents tooth decay.
  • Wheatgrass juice helps to keep the hair from graying.
  • Improves digestion
  • Wheatgrass juice reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries.
  • Wheatgrass juice can remove heavy metals from the body.
  • Wheatgrass juice is great for blood disorders of all kinds.
  • By taking wheatgrass juice, one may feel an increase in strength and endurance, renewed health and spirituality, and experience an overall sense of well-being.

Source: http://thechalkboardmag.com/50-reasons-to-drink-wheatgrass-everyday

 

 

Sugar Cane!!!!!!!

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I finally have sugar cane, been waiting for them for a long long time! In Egypt, we usually have sugar cane juice in super fancy cups so you would drink it and peer at all the beautiful stray cats around you… *nostalgia*

But here, I would just peel it and chew on it like an angry person…

Here are some benefits of sugar cane:

 

  • Sugarcane, being low on glycemic index, helps keep the body fit and healthy.
  • Sugarcane juice has been found to be very beneficial for preventing as well as treating sore throat, cold and flu.
  • Since sugarcane has no simple sugar, it can be enjoyed by diabetics without any fear. However, they intake should still be limited for people suffering from type-2 diabetes.
  • Being alkaline in nature, sugarcane juice helps the body in fighting against cancer, especially prostate and breast cancer.
  • Sugarcane provides glucose to the body, which is stored as glycogen and burned by the muscles, whenever they require energy. Therefore, it is considered to be one of the best sources of energy.
  • If you have been exposed to heat and physical activity for too long, drink sugarcane juice. It will help hydrate the body quickly.
  • Sugarcane is believed to strengthen stomach, kidneys, heart, eyes, brain, and sex organs.
  • Sugarcane clears the urinary flow and also helps the kidney to perform its functions smoothly.
  • As sugarcane consists of carbohydrates, in good quantities, it serves to refresh and energize the body. It supplies instant energy to working muscles and for this reason, it is also known to maximize performance in sports and endurance.
  • Sugarcane is also good for digestion, as it can effectively work as a mild laxative because of its high potassium content.

Source: http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/benefits-of-sugarcane-1882.html

 

 

Liquid Gold

This is so delicious, unique and magical. It’s my new best friend…

It also contains maca, which is an indigenous food, grown in Peru (I will be writing more about indigenous foods in the future!)

1 can coconut milk (with high percentage of coconut-check the ingredients)

1 tbsp maca powder

1 tbsp honey

1 banana

water to achieve desired consistency

Blend all in a blender and enjoyyyy…

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