4 Herbs That Will Slim Your Waist

Clean eating and exercise will always remain your two main pillars in achieving your desired weight. However, ¬†there are other things that will help get you there faster (and i mean fast). Herbs have always been my go-to boosters, the following 4 in specific. These 4 herbs will work to your benefit by boosting your metabolism, burning extra calories and excess fat (especially abdominal). There’s one other thing you’ll benefit from as well, something that will make or break the deal as to weather your body will reject all your hard work or go with the flow

That one other thing is their ability to strengthen your immunity and your flora (good bacteria). If you’ve got a bacteria overgrowth or an imbalanced flora your body will constantly be holding on to excess weight, accumulating toxins and leave with with the crazy sugar craves.

Add these 4 herbs into your daily diet as often as possible and know that your getting slimmer and healthier ūüėČ

Herb #1) Coconut Oil: Eat 1 teaspoon of coconut oil each day

Coconut oil will balances your hormones, boost your metabolism, burn your excess fat (especially abdominal!) and reduce your appetite. Coconut oil is also an antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-viral.

-Coconut oil is vastly different form other fats, it’s a ¬†medium chain fatty acids¬†which is metabolized differently than the longer chain fats. When ingested it is¬†sent straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where it’s used for energy right away.

Herb #2) Cayenne Pepper: Sprinkle cayenne pepper onto your meals or drink as a tea. 

Not only will this powerful herb increase your metabolic rate and have you burning more calories, but it will literally clean you out from head to toe. That over heated sensation and drippy noise you get from eating spicy food is your core temperature rising and toxic mucus leaving the body. This herb is not only fabulous for weight loss, but for removing the toxins that turn into back leg dimples or as some like to say “cottage cheese”.

Herb #3) Turmeric: Consume right before eating or incorporate into meals. 

¬†Turmeric will help you loose weight because of it’s to¬†ability to increase the flow of bile in the stomach which breaks down food (especially fat). Turmeric is also a natural antiseptic,¬†immunity booster and¬†naturally detoxifier.

Herb #4) Cardamom: Drink as a tea or add into sweets like porridge or smoothies. 

Cardamom is a powerful thermogenic and contains chemicals that will soothe your stomach and increase the movement of food through the intestine. Perfect for any kind of indigestion.

Incorporate these 4 herbs into your diet as much as you can. The more consistent you are the more you will reap the benefits.

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Dairy Free Butter Chicken -To die for!

One of the the things I love teaching my clients the most is to cook once, but eat twice. This recipe is a perfect prime example, it’s divine on it’ own, but also great on home made pizza’s, lasagna or simply topped on any dish of veggies. Having extra’s for later in the week will not only save you time, but keep you on track with your clean eating.

One of the reason I love making this dish is because it’s so flexible, if you’re a non meat eater substituted chicken for any veggies of your choice. Whatever ¬†veggies you have laying around in your fridge or the produce on the clearance rack will do just great. Doesn’t matter how aged, this sauce is so tasty, it will make anything taste divine.

I’ve altered this recipe so many times, each time it just get better and better. Feel free to add your own special touch and get creative by incorporating your favourite seasoning.

DAIRY-FREE BUTTER CHICKEN

Prep Time: 20 min

Total Time: 45 min

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 2¬†¬†32oz bottles of¬†tomato sauce
  • 2 medium-large sweet onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2 & 1/2 cups cream of cashew (cream or almond, coconut & dairy free yogurt work well too)
  • 2-3 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 & 1/1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb of organic chicken OR your favourite veggies (I used 1 head of broccoli+1 head cauliflower+3 potatoes)

Recipe:

If you’re¬†making this meal the traditional way with chicken, preheat oven and toss chicken pieces in with cooking oil,¬†masala and salt for seasoning. If you’re substituting veggies for chicken, steam veggies and add during step 3.

STEP 1: Chop onions or toss in food processor and cook for approximately 15-20 min in a medium to large pan. (I like mine caramelized so I cook them for longer on low heat.) Once onions are minutes away from being cooked, add  garlic and cook for another few minutes.

STEP 2: In a large pot over medium heat add tomato sauce, onions with garlic, cream of almond and vegan butter. Once butter is melted add garam masala, cayenne and salt. Add spices in 1/2 a teaspoon at a time (especially cayenne), keep tasting untill you find your perfect flavour. The ratio of spices listed up to is what I usually use, but sometimes depending on the brand of masala I find it needs adjusting.

STEP 3:¬†Once all ingredients have been combined into the¬†large pot¬†let it ¬†simmer on low for 20 min. If you prefer a richer texture¬†add a little more vegan butter.**The sauce shouldn’t taste tomatoey, if this is the case add some more almond cream, and spices.The second time I made this recipe I used cream of coconut which wasn’t as thick as the cream of cashew and almond,¬†and it¬†had some sweetness to it. In this case I added more cream, since it wasn’t as rich, and more of all 3 spices to cover up the sweetness. Once sauce is ready, mix in chicken or enjoy with your veggies.

Bon appétit mon chéri!

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5 Reasons Smoothies Are The Perfect Breakfast

Smoothies are simply the perfect breakfast! They promote detoxification and deliver wholesome goodies your body wants & needs.  Starting your day with one of  these bad boys with transform your health and beauty.

1)Simple way to load up on nutrients+super quick & easy.¬†Smoothies are the simplest and yummiest way to add leafy greens and super foods like spirulina and omega’s to your diet. Once you find your groove it takes only minutes to create your perfect blend (for real).

2) Will keep your waistline slim. Smoothies are pre-digested food which is what makes starting your day with one so brilliant. The energy alleviated from digestion allows your body to keep cleansing, the more time your body has to cleanse, the skinnier fat cells get. Fabulous right!

3) A glowing complexion. All the energy gained (thanks to our pre-digested smoothie) is redirected to tissue repair and cleaning out toxins. The less toxins in your body=balanced hormones and happier, healthier cells. You will simply glow from the inside out.

4) More energy!¬†Say hello to the super woman inside you because that’s who’s coming out! By starting your day with a breakfast smoothie you’re supplying your body with loads of fiber, the good kind of carbohydrates, and plenty of phytonutrients.(Add some protein powder and some omega’s and you’v got it made.) The energy boost you get from your pre-digested blend in combination to your elite dose of nutrients will have you feeling ready to run a marathon (literally).

5) More time to¬†Cleanse baby!¬†With the amount of food we’re consuming and the toxins we’re surrounded by, our body is spending 70-80% of it’s daily energy digesting. ¬†The more energy you alleviate from digestion, the more time your body will spend repairing and ridding itself of the dirty t’s (toxic loads).

Smoothies are truly THE PERFECT breakfast. Put it to the test and try it for yourself! Make smoothies your breakfast for 1 week and see where it takes you ūüėČ

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Are you where you want to be?

Good Day World! Tuesday’s are one of my favorite days. It’s my day to check in with where I’m at and making sure I’m on track with my goals. Without this little exercise I would be running around with absolutely no direction and lucky to get half of my work done.

Here are my magic questions to set your priorities straight:
1) What are three goals you have for this week?
2) What are three goals you have for next month?
3) How can you create more time to focus on what is really important to you?

**Clarify your goals and priorities, and make sure you spend most of your time working towards your biggest goals.**

If you’re not quite sure where you stand try out these next questions.

1) Describes your top three goals for the next six month to a year.
2) What’s in the way of you achieving your goals?
3) How will your life be better by overcoming your obstacles and reaching your goals?
4) What type of support would help you reach these goals?

I hope these questions help you out as much as they do for me. I would be completely lost without this little Tuesday exercise.

SHARE YOUR GOALS ON THIS PAGE! Writing it out will bring you that much closer to them, I promise ūüėČ

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