What’s in my smoothie?: The perfect ten smoothie

Balanced Diet, Five A Day, Smoothie, Uncategorized
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What’s in my perfect ten smoothie

Hello and welcome to my blog. I recently made a smoothie which had ten ingredient in it. It was actually quite tasty. I initial bought the fruit to have at work and they were for to ripen at home however I left it for too long so I decided to make a smoothie out of them.

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Blend it all well together

The ingredient

Mango

Peaches

Avocado

Blueberries

Strawberries

Apricot

Apple

Spinach

Kale

Broccoli

Cinnamon

Almond milk

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Look at the vibrant colours

This is packed with multi vitamins and nutrients that the body needs to function to it optimum level. They are quite a lot and you don’t have to use it all but if your fruits are about to go off this is one way of making good use of them.

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This is how I store mine

Let me know of any strange combination of smoothie you have made before.

 

Until next time it’s happy smoothie making.

Iryn

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How I clean and oven bake my chicken

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Hello and welcome to my blog. Today’s post is about how I marinade and cook my chicken.

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Making of the chicken

The clean

To clean my chicken I use lemon and ensure I take off any unwanted extra fat or hard bit on the legs.

The mixtress mixes spices too

I usually mix my own spices to marinade the chicken. It is only recently I have started adding other cudes and powdered spices. I usually crate onions, garlic and ginger. I then melt 2 knorr and let it cool. Adding a bit lemon and chilli powder as well.

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Onions, ginger and garlic

When the spice meet the spice

I let this stay as is for a while while I do something else or due to laziness just leave it there for a while. I then eventually place it in the oven to slow cook for about 2 hours at 100 °C. Ensure you regulate the temperature or cook it longer.

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Melted knorr cubes

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I use 2 to 3 of this cubes depending on how many chicken I am cooking.

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Some more seasoning. Not ideal I know. The aim to ensure you know what you are putting in your food.

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Mix it all together. I squeezed a bit of lemon on it too

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I put this on a foil and then put it in the oven to bake or cook whatever you want to call it. I use a foil all the time as I feel it better that way healthwise. Let me know if this is how you cook yours.

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This is how it looks after 1.5 to 2 hours. I cut parts of it so that the marinade will go on the inside.

You can now have this however you want it. With couscous, salad, rice potatoes or by itself.

Until next time, happy cooking.

Iryn

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The week in review

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Hello and welcome to my blog. As you may have noticed I have not been posting about my lunch meals lately. I will be doing this on a weekly basis just to ensure that the post is properly prepared. For now let’s call it The week in review.

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For Monday I had potatoes, vegetables and lamb with gravy

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On Tuesday I had mix vegetables with couscous and chicken Nando’s lemon and herb sauce

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Wednesdays lunch was star shaped sweet potatoes with mixed vegetables and chicken

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On Thursday I wanted to have couscous but turns out the cous cous had gone off due to the heat. Preservation issues. So I had vegetables and lamb.

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Friday was mix vegetable brown rice and chicken with chilli sauce

I bought organic chicken this time because the free range available was to be on display till Monday. I noticed the taste was slightly different. It was really delicious. Might be due to how I cooked it.

As you can see I am trying to incorporate vegetable at every given chance. I am very strict about having a balance diet while ensuring that I have enough carbs and protein to maintain my weight.

In addition to this I have morning fruits thereby having all the nutrition I could possibly have.  So I am basically having more than five a day.

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I would also like to invest in a juicer. A good one is very expensive so I am going to save up for that.

Until next time, eat well and you will feel better.

 

Iryn

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What’s in my smoothie?

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Hello and welcome to my blog. This week’s smoothie is a repetition of last week’s.

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I decided to lay them out differently this time 😊

The ingredient is as follows:

Broccoli

Spinach

Strawberries

Blueberries

Beetroot

Cinnamon

Ginger

Water

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I am still using water as based and as I have stated before due to the Cinnamon the taste is not too bad. I wanted to add kale but could not find one in Asda.

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How do you like my design effort

Until next time happy smoothie making.

 

Iryn

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What is in my smoothie?

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Hello and welcome to my blog. I am coming to you with another what’s in my smoothie Sunday.

This week’s ingredient is as follows:

Spinach

Strawberries

Blueberries

Beetroot

Broccoli

Maca

Cinnamon

Water

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The ingredient in pictures

The taste is still not too bad so I will keep it to just water and Cinnamon.

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All of your five a day smoothie in a mug. Made with love

 

Until next time it’s bye from me.

Iryn

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What’s in my smoothie?

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Hello and welcome to my blog. It has been a while since I came to you with what’s in my smoothie?  post. Previously i had stated that i will incorporate more vegetables as i used to do back in the day.

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These are the ingredients and equipment i used

This week’s ingredient is as below:

Broccoli

Spinach

Strawberries

Blueberries

Beetroot

Cinnamon

Water

This is the end result:

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All of your five a day in a glass

Until next time it’s happy sunday.

Iryn

Something different…Mix vegetable scrambled eggs for breakfast

Balanced Diet, Breakfast, Cooking, Food, Grocery, Healthy Food, Healthy Meals, Journey To Clear Skin, One Of Five A Day, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today’s blog is about food. I have been thinking of switching up my breakfast and possibly cut down on the sausage although it has helped me to gain a few pounds. I put this together with an inspiration from BBC good cook.

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All your five a day in your brunch with this mix vegetable scrambled eggs

These are the ingredient you need

– Eggs

– Tumeric

 

– Grounded Black Pepper

– Cayenne Pepper

– Salt

– Chopped Red onions

– Chopped Tomatoes

– Mix vegetable

– Whisk the eggs and spice together and steam the vegetables if they are frozen.

– Fry the red onions and chopped tomatoes

– Add the steamed veg and fry for about 5 mins on medium heat

– Add the egg mixture stir till its well done

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The meal is now ready to be served

 

Until next time , happy brunching.

Iryn

With love, signed cucumber juice

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Hello and welcome to my blog. This blog is about healthy drinks you can drink and todays star veg is *Cucumber*. When i started my clear skin diet, cucumber and carrot juice were my go to juices. I did my research so i was aware of the nutrition it both provided.

The benefits

Cucumber is made up of 95% water and therefore is hydrating. It has many benefits to the skin both topical and internally. It has traces of folic acid, vitamin A, B, C and K, to name but a few. Those with dark circles can put a slice or the juice on your dark circle area. The benefits are countless. I can testify that it will contribute to a healthy glowy skin if you incorporate this in your diet; whether eating  the vegetable as is or drinking the juice. I battled acne with this juice.

I am also aware you will be getting rid of the fiber part of the vegetable which is good for digestion. You can put it to use by making a facial out of it.

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With love, signed cucumber

 

Where to get the juicer

You will need a very good juicer to grind the carrot especially. Argos had an affordable one in their Good Cook range and a few years ago it was not too expensive however you are now looking at spending more than £100 for a good one. I also got one from Asda from £30 however the motor didnt survive however they do have a more expensive ones as well. As mentioned above, to get one with a high watts you are looking at £100. Let me know if you have tried any juicing lately.

Feel free to share other vegetables you juice i would like to try.

Until next time, happy drinking and happy good friday.

Iryn

Why i run, jog

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Hello and welcome to my blog. As the title state i am going to discuss why i jog or run.

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After a 6 miles jog. I did some floor exercise before i left as well.

When i started my clear skin care journey, the book (Clear Skin Diet) i read spoke of the pH level within, circulation of blood and it importance to your wellbeing and overall health. It also pointed out it importance and contribution to your overall health.

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Take good care of you from the inside. You will have a lot or enough energy to complete a lot of things you need to do during thw week.

What i picked out from the book was that, your skin thrives on blood circulating and coming towards the skin on the inside. This is why diluted essential oil such as rosemary which encourage blood circulation to the surface of the skin when applied, helps with hyperpigmentation. So it is important that you do an exercise which encourages blood circulation.

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You can start small and increase the distance as time goes on.

With this said, you can see that to get new blood pumping means your heart will be beating and i believe more regular. Your body and mind rest on your heart beating regularly as it pumps new blood to the other parts of the body ensuring the pH within is also balance. If your heart is not pumping new blood, your are filled with old blood which maybe toxic, causing you to fall ill regularly.

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You can do some floor exercise if running is not for you.

Anything opposite this is likely to contribute to acne formation and feeling sluggish in addition to illness.

I saw a lot of improvement in my skin and general health. I slept easily and really well. I will encourage you to take up some form of exercise if you want to improve your health in addition to eating well.

Until next time, happy workout.

Iryn

What’s in my grocery trolly?

Balanced Diet, Breakfast, Cooking, Five A Day, Food, Healthy Food, Healthy Meals, Lunch, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blog. I hope you are doing well. This blogpost is a bit late but i guess better late than never.

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From looking at these items you will have a wild guess as to what my meal is likely to be

This week my meal plan has a flavour and twist to it. I also bought some ingredient for my smoothie, for more details check out my previous post on ‘what’s in my smoothie?

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I am not sure if i have mentioned this but every morning mostly monday to friday i have a warm water and lemon in the morning to ensure last nights meal has been eliminated. I drink this with a straw for the sake of my teeth.

This week’s meal plan

I have two options:

– Turkey Fajitas

– Lamb, potatoes and vegetables

Thats all for this post. Until next time it’s #HappyCooking.

 

Iryn