What’s Behind Maca? Get Your Sexy Back!

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After you read and learn about maca…you might ditch your coffee…

 Maca is an Andean root, referred to as an herb. It’s a starchy tuber that looks like a radish or a turnip but tastes more like a potato. Like other starches, maca contains carbohydrates, protein, fats, and dietary fiber. It is also rich in plant sterols and a good source of iron, magnesium, selenium, and calcium.

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In Peru, out of necessity, maca has been a staple in the Peruvian diet of men, women, children, infants, pregnant and lactating women, elderly, and the infirm. Only two crops grow in the higher elevations in Peru: potatoes and maca.

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Maca can be eaten in many forms, cooked and mashed; mixed with milk; and dried, ground, and powdered into something that resembles flour that is used in breads, cakes, and cookies. In the Andes, Peruvians eat about half a pound of macs daily.

The nutritionary side, this root is full of minerals and vitamins, such as calcium, mineral magnesium, and iron are all located in maca, in combination with C vitamin and nutritional vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12. Along with that, maca has about three fatty acids, full of fiber content, getting 4 times much more fiber compared to the normal potato. The root also includes 18 healthy proteins.

Briefly, How does Maca works?

The strongest health benefits of maca powder are based on the way the root will work in connection with the endocrine system. Maca powder energizes the human body to make hormones, which is probably the many health benefits of maca powder. Maca was used by Peruvians for an vitality tonic and also as sport nutrition for improving libido. The plant has a exclusive sense of balance of proteins, carbs, anti-oxidants, plant sterols, minerals and vitamins. Maca offers energy, given it account balances the endocrine system, such as the adrenals, pancreatic, pituitary and thyroid gland. It reportedly will help people retrieve their endurance along with their mental balance. Maca has additionally been found to have two unique substances that increase sexual libido and male fertility. These ingredients are called macamides and machines. 

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It says also that women who make use of all real macs powder,  benefits visible enhanced levels of energy, improved capacity to hold up against stress, healthy sexual libido and male fertility levels, and those quick reducing of menopausal flashes and sweating at night. Maca is increasingly known as an adaptogen or even a plant that is able to balance hormone levels naturally and in addition it revitalizes the whole body. Other positive aspects include, stimulation on the sexual libido, which is ideal for women who will no longer feel enthusiastic about sexual practice.

In men, the health benefits of maca powder are confirmed in enhanced androgenic hormone or testosterone levels and improved sperm fertility. Some guys have also experienced an increase in erection cells reaction, an organic and natural supplement! Additionally, the increase in all-natural the body’s hormones also can result in virility that fights getting older.

In resume, Maca is Good for:

 Increase Energy and Stamina - Nutritional Powerhouse - Relieve Stress - Boost Your Mood.

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How to use Maca?

I have a quick recipe here but first, organic maca powder has a mildly sweet and pleasant butterscotch flavor, which makes it an easy additive to everyday drinks and food. You can start out by using ½ teaspoon of maca powder in your diet, and gradually increase the amount to 1 tablespoon a few times a week. It’s a great complement to oatmeal and other hot morning cereals, and powdered maca is even sweet enough to blend into milk-shakes or stir into hot chocolate. I like mixing maca powder in smoothies because it adds plenty of nutrients without overwhelming the flavor. Sprinkle a few teaspoons over soups, sliced fruit, or combine it with cacao nibs, for an extra-energizing maca supplement.

Maca’s flavor itself? a give it 4 from 5 stars ☆☆☆☆

Check out this Recipe:

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1 Tablespoon Maca powder

1 Scoop Vanilla or chocolate protein powder

1 2-Tablespoons Grenadines 

1/2 Tablespoon Hemp seeds

1 Teaspoon cacao nibs

Pinch of pumpkin spices 

Some water or almond milk (coconut, soy anything you like) 

1/4 Cup steamed of cooked pumpkin 

1/4 cup or less of cooked oats (about 3 tablespoons)

Organic stevia leafs to taste (optional) 

Process:

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Smash the pumpkin first with the oats, adding the rest of ingredients mixing it well. Eat warm. I put it all in a small pumpkin size, just for the heck of the fall season, love it!

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If you are watching your carbs intake, skip the oats and use just the pumpkin, without the pumpkin you can use instead some cashew meal or almond meal, for a low-carb recipe.

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Poor your proats on a bowl or in a personal size pumpkin: 

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How to get RIDE of puffy eyes

Nobody likes the look of puffy eyes and bags under eyes,  before you attempt this home remedies, avoid consuming too much salt, or food already prepared loaded with sodium, you must sleep good or try and if this doesn’t work besides icing or using frozen pea bags, get some preparation H. Keep it in your fridge cooled so you can apply a few times a day without getting any inside your eyes.

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Here are a few ways to get rid of puffy eyes.

1. Water

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The easiest way to get rid of puffy eyes is to drink water. You must try to drink at least eight to ten glasses of water each day. When the body is well hydrated, there is less chance of water retention which can cause your eyelids and other parts of your body to swell. Water will also help to flush out toxins from the water. Along with increasing your intake of water you must also reduce the amount of salt you eat. Also it is better not to drink sodas, coffees, or sugary drinks as it can dehydration.

2. Oatmeal Mask

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Fix 1/2 of a chamomile tea cup, rest it until is strong, set aside. Mix it with 1/4 cup of plain oatmeal, stir until is smooth and well mixed. Or you can also speed the process in the microwave for about 1min or so. Let it cool in the fridge and apply as a mask under your eyes, saving the rest for later.

Even plain Chamomile tea helps the inflammation.

3. Tea Bags

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 8.57.05 AMEither green tea bags or black tea bags, both can help to soothe puffy and irritated eyes. Tea bags will help to reduce the swelling around your eyes as it contains anti-irritant properties. At the same time it will give relief from redness and inflammation. For treating puffy eyes, you need to place moist tea bags over your eyes. For this, first soak the teabags in hot water for a few minutes and then take them out and let them to cool down to a warm temperature. Just lie down and put the tea bags over the eyelids and cover them with a soft cloth. After some time the swelling around the eyes will reduce.

4. Cucumber

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Chilled cucumber is a good way to treat puffy eyes. The enzymes and the astringent properties present in cucumber helps to reduce inflammation. Take one cucumber and cut them into thick slices. Put the slices of cucumber in the refrigerator for ten minutes. Now place the cold cucumber slices on closed eyes for around ten minutes or until the cucumber becomes warm. Repeat the process several times a day. This remedy will also help to get rid of the wrinkles around your eyes and will brighten up your complexion.

5. Potato

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Just like cucumbers, potatoes are also effective in getting rid of puffy eyes. The starch present in potatoes has got anti-inflammatory properties that can help in the treatment of puffy eyes. Take a medium sized potato, peel it, wash and then dry it. Now grate the potato and put them in a clean cloth and tie it up. Now place this cloth over the eyelids for several minutes. Repeat the process several times until the puffiness around the eyes gets reduced. This remedy is also great to get ride of headaches.

6. Egg Whites

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Egg whites have got skin tightening properties that can give relief to puffy eyes as well as help in the prevention of wrinkles. Take two eggs in a bowl after separating the yolk from it. Now whip the egg whites properly until you get a stiff consistency. Add a few drops of witch hazel to it which is also a natural skin-tightening astringent. Then with the help of brush or soft cloth, apply this mixture under your eyes and allow it to dry. This remedy will make the skin feel tighter and look less puffy.

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Cool Fat Burning Superfoods

Cool Fat Burning Superfoods

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By Ramon L. Manego

October 9, 2014

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There are many diet programs now that promises you quick weight-loss plans and most of the time they do not work as promised. They focus more on what food you should not be eating thus making you hungry and unsatisfied.

When it comes to losing weight, one of the basic rule is simply to eat food with less calories and the more calories you burn the nearer you get to your goal.  Here are some superfood to help you lose weight without trying.

Grapefruit. This fruit is packed with vitamin C and can boost your metabolism naturally. Its ability to lower your insulin level is one of its secrets in helping you lose weight. Lowering your insulin level prevents storage of excess sugar in the body and help you curb appetite. Grapefruit also has very few calories, half of it is only about 40 or less calories. It actually takes more calories to digest the fruit than the amount of calories in it. It also contains fiber to make you feel full longer.  Eating it fresh is best for more health benefits.

Garnicia Cambogia Also called mangosteen or monkey fruit.  It effectively burns and melt your body fat that has already accumulated. It also blocks the formation of fat from the food that you eat. Carbohydrates and sugar will no longer be converted into fat that accumulates inside your body.  Garnicia is both fat burner and fat blocker and the secret is the active ingredient found largely in the skin of the fruit called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) which promotes weight loss.

Wild Salmon. A very delicious food… Easy to prepare and very satisfying. It’s loaded with good fats and lean protein to help build your muscle. But the best part is the excellent amount of omega-3 fatty acids it contains. Omega-3 encourages the body to produce leptin, a vital hormone that burs fat and suppresses appetite, a component of your body’s natural weight control process. It helps decrease your body’s resistance to insulin, which is the main cause of diabetes and weight gain. Essential fatty acids are an important nutrient to keep our body healthy and well balanced.

Eat more fruits and vegetables. Cut down on your sugar and starch. Don’t’ forget your protein. Everything in moderation.

Now, start eating right, do your workout regularly, and you could easily thaw out that unwanted fat while keeping a lean muscle.

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Ramon Mañego writes for Organics Superfoods Store. Organic Superfoods Store is an online store, based in Florida serving their customers since 2012.

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Sprinkle More Dulse!

  What is “Dulse”?

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Its a seaweed (Palmaria palmata) and is very popular in Eastern cultures such as Japan, Korea, and China. Also called  dillisk, dilsk, red dulse, sea lettuce flakes or creathnach. This seaweed grows attached to rocks by a “holdfast” in the North Atlantic and Northwest Pacific. Is red in color (Rhodophyta) and has a salty flavor, for some seems to have a little kick of spice (Is somewhat spicy). Which makes it a tasty topping/supplement to add to your dishes.

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Because of its high amounts of nutrition, minerals, vitamins, and therapeutic properties, Dulse is an important element to supplements and super food powders. I take it in powder form and  fresh and add to my soups, salads, rice, etc.

Dulse is an excellent source of iodine, especially for those who avoid dairy. Adults need about 150 micrograms daily, and without it, our bodies will not function properly. Soooo…for the ones for a “salty palate and go crazy on the salt-shaker, instead of using regular or even iodized salt, I combine natural sea salt with dulse flakes. This way, I also benefit from this sea vegetable’s high potassium and antioxidant content. Easy with salt intake anyway, little of it is enough, add more dulse.

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Dulse is a high-protein and like all sea vegetable, it has a very high mineral content, besides the iodine mentioned, has potassium, phosphorus and organic sodium. It is recommend to correct mineral deficiencies, anemia (due to its high iron content), for poor digestion, enlargement of the thyroid (because of its high iodine content) and for proper gland function. Dulse is said to be beneficial for impotence and under-weight.  Purple dulse seaweed’s fluorine content boosts the body’s defence systems and strengthens teeth and bones. It is also helpful against the herpes virus. Fluorine is lost in cooking, which is why it is ideal in its raw state when eating. Dulse has also been an age-old remedy to get rid of parasitic worms in the body.

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1) High in Vitamins and Minerals – Specifically Vitamins B6, B12, A, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Manganese 
2) Helps heal poor digestive systems 
3) Rebuilds and Maintains All Glands in the Body 
4) Cleanses the Body of Heavy Metals 
5) Increases Metabolism and aids in weight loss 
6) Also High in Calcium, Fiber, and Protein 
7) Supports healthy Brain function 
8) Very High in Iodine for healthy Thyroid Function 
9) Great for adding flavor to cooking 
10) Heals and enhances the Liver

My have way to use it, is buying it ready to sprinkle so is handy every time I make a dish and top it with it. It really won’t change the flavor of your food, is actually tasty. I make my own mix with sesame seeds, chias, hemp, dulse, kelp (I will post about kelp, similar) and sea salt with black pepper,my handy shaker is loaded with all that. There are many brands you can find and fix your own mix.

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NewGrip Review ~ Get a good grip!

I got this pair of NewGrip gloves to try about a month ago. These are made very simple & to a minimize design, the addition of the stretch elastic at the back to grip your hand is ridiculously simple and amazingly functional. I think all grips should be done this way.
These are lightweight, and because of the lightweight strap lead to tons of ventilation for your hands. I have sweaty hands and it really bothers me, but because of the size, and is flat opened on my palm, I can just blow my hands in between reps. After many workouts i put them through, they seem to last forever. Great pads in my opinion. Don’t expect a fancy pair of pads with special designs and material, it looks like it’s made out of $.50 worth of materials, BUT they work like a million dollar designed pads with a great grip and most important, these grips work well providing instant relief and they work perfect for me, they hold up really well while I’m adding more weights to my reps, also doing muscle ups, pulls ups, or anything having to do with a bar.

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I’m about 115 lbs, 5’2″, a petite instructor but I lift almost everyday, heavy weights and I also teach daily classes handling gym equipment. I do not like gloves, never did, in fact they hurt my hands even more. This pads give your hands a huge break from the extra effort you put to have a better grip, its a “hand-break”.  When you’re doing heavy deadlifts, having absolute grip becomes crucial. It can literally mean the difference between a clean lift and nothing and that for me would be a clearly great test. As i have been using them just for over 3 weeks, Im curious about the life of this pads. I will get there and will write about the quality and how long these last, it all depends also in each individual needs. So far so good, durable, and they haven’t fall apart. I recommend these New Grips for anyone who has wrist problems, carpel tunnel issues, weak grip, calluses, and other problems like that. NewGrip gloves are like shock absorbers for your hands. You can also customize it, the pads has attached a elastic band to slip your fingers, all fingers,one finger or not finger at all. I found this are great for pulling, lifting, pushing, dragging, and hanging.

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The NewGrip is durable, flexible, provides superior grip to prevent slipping. I think they will also work perfect for the Crossfit family, and even for people who have jobs carrying heavy equipment, or machines, like constructors, i can imagine how easier will be for people whom works with their hands. I do recommend these to anyone who is doing any kind of weight bearing exercise, whether it is weights, kettle bells, pull ups, or something else. These grips really work well, and provide instant relief and grip. The prices are not really bad, it ranges between $12,99 ~ $14,99 a pair.

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The Weather Can Affect You Negatively and Positively

 Is not a hidden fact that on days full of sunshine we can be a more pleasant person than on the days where it is raining. Sun makes most of us happy while the rain makes us sad and sleepy. The weather seems to alter the mood. I have heard many others make the same comment on how the weather seems to affect their mood, so NO, you’re not crazy if you think your mood is affected by the weather.

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Nearly 40 years of research suggests there’s a strong link. And one that, in some people, can lead to significant seasonal problems. Weather does affect people’s moods. Its probed that good weather makes people more pleasant and improves their memory and creativity. Hot weather made people more angry and violent. People respond differently to seasonal changes some are happy during summer and sad during winter or the opposite. People feel that their mood changes depending on the weather. There is a disorder called ~Seasonal Affective Disorder~ which is where people feel depressed or unhappy when they are experiencing times of very little sunlight. This is not a very common disorder and people who have it can get help in dealing with it. So, does the weather change your mood? Hell yeah!

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How to cope with that? Im not a doctor, but I found myself feeling better at being busy, either at work or into a project, Im definitely a “Sunny” person, anything close to the water (ocean!) makes feel alive and completely recharged. Avoiding and ignoring problems doesn’t help for sure, gotta deal with wants bothering you. Get out as much as you can, enjoy the last drops of sun, warm weather, especially for us living in the east coast. Call your friends, stick to your family, do things you normally don’t do and probably crying your butt off will help sometimes.

Exercises always helps and revives your soul & mind, bad food and alcohol will definitely help for couple hours but guess what? You will wake up a mess next day and feeling worst.

Have a shiny day!

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Nom Nom Flourless Bites

As I was promising to post a while ago, here are a few very easy recipes you can make without flour and have little carbs in each bite. I have made crêpes, pancakes, muffins, breads,wraps, flats, name it!  Get this ingredients below to start with crêpes:

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Flouless Crêpes

~1/4 cup almond flour

~1 scoop vanilla protein powder

~1/2 teaspoon baking powder 

~2 tablespoon evoo

~pinch of salt

~1 whole egg

~some water for mixing as a regular cake batter

~Pumking spices (or any other of your choice)

Process

Mixing evenly all ingredients in a bowl, to a fluffy consistency, transfer to an oiled baking round dish filling it not quite to the top of baking dish. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake it for 45mins or so. In a microwave, cook it high for 3 mins.

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The only variations I have in these crêpes, one has chia seeds, another one has sunflower seeds, or coconut, hemp, you can add whatever you want. Even a banana smashed for an amazing flavor, but bananas will add more carbs if you are too concern about carbs.

Next I have a nutty chia bread, is made basically with same ingredients. Servings are usually for 2. You can double it up ingredients if you want to make more at once and save them for later. I suggest to keep them in the fridge and you make much more then it would be a great idea to freeze them. You can re heat, toast etc again once you are ready to eat the rest.

This is the Chia bread:

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Same ingredients above except for spices. I added chia seeds. I have made this with spanish olives and re sweet peppers, or kalamatta and rosemary evoo sea salt bread, also cinnamon bun style adding extra granulated stevia & cinnamon and pecans. You will get creative the more you make them.

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Mixing protein powder & almond meal have made my recipes much more filling, tastier, with more fiber and protein and less carbs, and also so much fun to cook with! My flats are coming better than any flats are sold at regular supermarkets. Flats or wraps require less ingredients. Just like a pancake like, and this is how i use it, not only as pancakes or crêpes or pancakes:

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A true sandwich for dinner, no guilty pleasure bites and for lunch as well:

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What it takes to cook like this? Just be the boss at the kitchen, fearless! Cook out of the box and you will come up yourself with amazing healthy creations and a happy belly with no worries ever again.

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Protein MuffinLette

Ready for an easy baking treat? I called a “MuffinLett” after I realized is a mix of a muffin and an omelette. So here it is my yummy “Mutt” baking  creation:

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Ingredients

1 egg

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Neocell)

1/3 can green beans (well drained)

1 chopped big mushroom (any kind)

sea salt

black pepper

2 tablespoons evoo

little water for concistency

Process

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In a jar or bowl, whatever you think its easy to whip all ingredients, put them all together. For extra fluffiness you can add a 1/4 of a teaspoon of baking powder. You might think that it will taste weird after using “vanilla protein” but trust me, is not. It tasted just amazing with the right seasons.

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Once all mixed, put it in a baking dish, half of the mix. This time, in a rush I microwaved for 2 & 1/2 mins. After that I grilled on high in the oven for about 2mins with some dairy free cheese on top.

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Easy as I wrote it, it will be to bake it.

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Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto ~ No Rice

Looking for a very low carb recipe? Here is one, “Risotto” without the rice. I love rice, in fact i LOVE food and cooking. Been in a very restricted diet, I barely get to taste carbs but It will be over soon. I love it in paellas, sushi, soups,s salad, and many other dishes.

A while ago, I saw somewhere a recipe very clever with cauliflower, and it looked just like rice. Last night i came home tired and starving, with almost zero energy left to spend time cooking; I had a whole firm perfect head of cauliflower and immediately thought of “risotto”. I put a few ingredients I had in my fridge spending little time in the kitchen, and voila’! It came out delicious and in a blink dinner was done.

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This is what you need,

Ingredients

1 whole head of cauliflower

1 package of mushrooms (white, baby portabella, your choice)

Lots of chopped garlic

evoo

1/2 cup Light coconut milk

some water

2 to 3 whole spoons of almond flour

Salt & Pepper

Process

In a large skillet heat evoo, add the chopped garlic once is hot and brown it a bit. Add the chopped cauliflower, at low heat, adding only half of the coconut milk, sea salt, pepper,and continue cooking until it looks almost cooked and tender, don’t burn it. 


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The rest of water is to avoid getting sticky or burn. Cover with a lid and cook it for about 15 mins. At very low heat, stirring often.

On the side, start with mushrooms, chop them and cook them similar to the process of cauliflower. You can add your own kick, seasoned, oregano, basil, you be creative with it.

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Let simmer the mushrooms also with a lid on at low heat, the liquids from it you will need it for the cauliflower.

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Add the mushrooms to the cauliflower, stir it all well and gently, taste the seasons to see if is all good, cover with lid and cook for another 5 mins.Cover with lid. after this 5mins, turn off heat. Do not remove lid.

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Let it stay for another 10-15mins over the stove. ~NO heat~ The texture should look like this, never over cooked.

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This recipe, as most, taste the BEST the next day, after all flavors combine even better all together well rested. I couldn’t wait…heck no! It tasted SO GOOD anyway the same night. I had it with some fennel chicken and dessert. Check below also, a quick fix for a “Muscle Dessert”, low carb.

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Enjoy the Risotto, Carb-less, guilty free bites!

Moving to dessert, this is a protein crepe, stuffed with a chocolate protein fudge. Check this out as is also a quick fix:

Ingredients for crepe

3 eggs (one yolk, 2 whites parts)

Pumpkin season

Stevia

Process

Mix all eggs in a bowl, beat the well, adding pumpkin seasons, some stevia, pinch of salt and make it in a small pan as a regular omelet, without flipping it. Cover with a lid and let cook at very low heat.

Fudge

1 scoop chocolate protein flavor (I used Neocell)

Stevia

1 big tablespoon PB 

1 Tablespoon coconut milk

FF Whip Cream

Process

Mix it all well, adding that only tablespoon of coconut milk (i used Silk), stevia, and work it well to blend as should be thick as a fudge. Almost like the PB consistency.

Remove your egg crepe, spread the fudge adding some whip cream and fold it gently. Cut in half. Add more FF whip cream and eat warm. 

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Stuffed Zucchinis

As you have heard already many times, at almost every post/quotes, ~ Abs are not made at the gym, they are made at the kitchen. For sure a good balance diet is a key.
Here is one of my faves recipes to keep those abs ripped, one of my mom’s also Sunday fave dinner. “Zapallos Italianos Rellenos” meaning: “Stuffed Zucchinis”. Starting by getting a good pair or more, of firms in good shape not too soft Zucchinis.

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My version is leaner; I really crave my mom’s but this one is loaded with flavors, hearty and doesn’t taste at all lean & boring.
This is what you need, starting by rolling your selves and get your hands messy.
Ingredients 
2 firm large green Zucchinis
1/2 lb lean ground beef
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 tbspoon evoo
Some sea salt
Some chives chopped
1 stalk of scallions (cut them in 3 lengths)
1/4 cup Feta

Process

Cut length wise the Zucchinis.

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Scoop the meat and make each of them a boat ready to fill it.

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Save the meat aside.
Warm a skillet with exta virgin olive oil (evoo), add the garlic, cook until golden.

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Add the entire 1/2 lb of beef with the zucchini meat.

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Season it. Continue cooking all together for about 10-15 mins low heat.
Warm the oven on high grill.
Put the Zucchinis in the microwave for about 2 & 1/2 mins to soft them up a bit.
Don’t like the microwave? Then put them in already boiling water for 2 mins, take them right away!
Dry them well.

~Scallions: Sauté them with Pam spray on a skillet, giving them that grilled look. They cook fast!

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~ Stuffing: Put the Zucchinis over a flat oven safe pan big enough to set them. You can use some foil under.
Stuff the Zucchinis with the meat mix, add feta and the grilled scallions add them last on top of zucchinis.

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Leave them in the oven for high about 10 mins, then low for about 4 mins then turn off the oven and let them stay in for another 15mins.

Evoo Basil mustard sauce:

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In a small bowl, add 4 tablespoons of evoo, 1 teaspoon of basil paste, 1/2 teaspoon of honey mustard. Mix it very well, it might get lumpy every time you need you pour some, give it a good whip each time to need to pour it over Zucchinis.

Don’t they look amazing?

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This was my dinner last night, side of kale & pearl onions, stuffed zucchinis with the sauce. I was “stuffed” myself! Holy amount of greens and protein! Beast~Food!

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