Spiced Almond Balls

I’ve never met a dish spiced with ginger that i didn’t like! I cannot get enough! And it can only be a good thing, since ginger is so beneficial to our health: apart from the gastrointestinal relief it is credited with, it has great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.  So come on… add ginger in your life!

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Simple Acai bowl

What’s there not to love about berries?! A single day does not pass by that I don’t eat one berry or another! The latest addition to my pantry is acai powder; and I am going wild!! Lol! A few words on acai berries: they are packed with antioxidants, amino acids, good fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Hence they are a great antioxidant source, aiding in neutralizing damaging free radicals,  boost your energy levels, support the immune system and promote a healthy digestive system, among other! 

As far as tastes goes, to me it tastes like chocolaty wine! If that makes sense!

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Carrot and Pineapple smoothie

Yes, it can be done: carrots can be used in your smoothies! And you know what? They are delicious! You just need to use your imagination – pair them with a bit of vanilla, acave or maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger and voila!

And it’s also nutritious:

carrots are the source not only of beta-carotene, but also of a wide variety of antioxidants and other health-supporting nutrients.

pineapple is packed with vitamin C – the body’s primary water-soluble antioxidant, manganese and vitamins B6 and B1

ginger is known for its noninflammatory actions as well as gastrointestinal relieving powers.

cinnamon is reach in manganese, fiber and calcium.

Maybe, just maybe I’ve convinced you to try this one? 🙂

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Mulberry Lemony smoothie

I know it is a bit of a cliche, but it is really all about the small and simple things in life!! For example, this morning i discovered how amazingly delicious mulberries are with lemon!!

It’s the season of fresh mulberries now and I am going through my mulberry frenzy phase! Hence this week’s posts are all about mulberries!

Confession: i did not know about these little gems – likely a chef friend of mine taught me everything i needed to know!

I usually don’t write long prologues, but just a couple of words on mulberries: highly antioxidant and a great source of vitamins (A,C,E, K and B compex) and minerals (iron,potassium, manganese, and magnesium) essential to good health. 

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