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Here is a list of high acidic fruits for your juicing smoothies. These are also my favorite ones to use. This is a list for those confused on what to add to your “juicing” recipes. ALWAYS use spinach, kale and ginger as your base. Those are going to be your main greens. You can add whatever else you like. For optimal weight loss/management results I would recommend using acidic fruits only. I add a little bit of banana and red apples which is not part of the acidic fruit family. But those are the only ones I use that are not acidic and I only them in my morning smoothies.
My breakfast of choice today is a juicing????
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- 1/2 medium sized beet (beet root),
- 1/2 small apple
- 1/2 small banana
- 1 kale leave, 1/2 cup of water
I use a Nutri Bullet to make it. I like my juices chunky because it tricks my mind, it makes me feel like i’m eating.
I’ll be juicing a lot more than usual over the next 2 weeks, 3x’s a day to add to my protein packed meals. I will be eating 1-2 meals a day packed with solid proteins, veggie and grains. And snack in between will be light things like almonds, cashews, tomato slices, handful of air popped popcorn, sugar free natural apple sauce, avocado slices etc
Spicy tuna avocado lettuce wraps.
This is a super easy, quick, refreshing and healthy meal. I love my spicy foods so I added jalapeños to my recipe. You can skip it if you like, it won’t make or break your delicious meal. These can also be made with chicken, turkey or steak. I’ll post the recipe when I make it.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- 1 small jalapeño
- 1 green onion spear (cebollitas – Latin onion)
- 1 can of tuna in water
- 1 radish
- Light mayo
- Ground pepper
- Multi grain wheat crackers
- Romain lettuce
- 1 small ripe avocado
Open your can of tuna and drain all the water out of it, put it in a bowl. Dice (all separately) your onion, 1/2 the avocado, jalapeño, and radish. Keep them all on the cutting board separately. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze it over the tuna. Get a small teaspoon of light mayo and put in the same bowl of tuna, add 3/4 of the onions (save a pinch to put on top of the wraps) season with ground pepper & paprika and mix it all up. Wash a few romaine lettuce spears to use as your wrap. Scoop out some of the prepared tuna and put in each wrap. Add the radish, cubes avocado, add the pinch of onions over the wraps and serve.
This is really easy to make! DO NOT add a ridiculous amount of light mayo, just because it’s “light” does not mean it won’t be fattening for you. The more you add the more you defeat the purpose of keeping this a low calorie meal. You can skip the mayo all together, I just happen to feel like having some (I normally don’t) and add 2 crackers or whatever the serving size is to help curb your bread cravings.
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This was one of the many inventions I make when i’m in the mood for the “bad” version of it. I was in the mood for some yummy French toast with sugary strawberry sauce!! Ahhhhhhhhh I love my sweets. I had a long conversation with my creative juices and came up with this AMAZING and easy recipe that curbed my sweet tooth. It’s very low in calories and has ZERO FAT! Hello!! Don’t we love that?? This version is gives you the protein you need, it’s organic and made with wheat toast. I had it for Sunday brunch with a glass of Rose champagne. Try it out and let me know how yours turned out in the comments?
THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
- Eggs or Egg Beaters
- Wheat toast
- “Lean Shake” Strawberry flavored by GNC
- Pam cooking spray or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light
HOW TO PREPARE:
In a bowl put your strawberries and 1 whole banana then smash it up with your hangs or use a utensil. It’s best to use your hands in my opinion. Smash it until it’s close to being a puree but still a little chunky. Heat up a small pan over medium heat with Pam spray and put your banana and strawberries in there. Cook until it turns into a thicker puree. In a large bowl add 3’4 cup of your “Lean Shake” 3 egg whites, 1 whole egg, a teaspoon of cinnamon and beat it with your fork unit it is all mixed well. Heat up a large frying pan over medium heat. Dip your wheat toast (do not toast it) and smother it in the egg/cinnamon/shake bowl. Then put each toast in the pan and heat until golden brown like the photo. Serve the French toast on a plate, add the strawberry and banana puree over it. Add a few slices of raw strawberries & bananas, sprinkle a little cinnamon over it, ass a little honey over the French toast. You are now ready to EAT. Enjoy
Aggggggg my favorite thing to have on a cheat day!! Except this one is all low in calories. I love thin crust pizza it is my altime favorite thing to eat. So I had to figure out a way of making something similar but lower in calories. This is really tasty and under 400 calories. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1 small roman tomato
- 1 medium sized jalapeño (you do not need to add this)
- 1/3 cup of 1% skim milk Mozzarella, Swizz, Feta or Parmesan . There are also non dairy cheeses in all the health food grocery stores.
- 1 small red onion
- Garlic powder
- Sea salt
- Serving size of lean turkey sausage ( you can skip the sausage for a vegetarian experience )
- 1 medium sized wheat wrap or brown rice wrap.
Chop your onions, tomatoes, jalapeños and slice your turkey sausage. In a large frying pan heat on medium with PAM spray or olive oil depending on your preference. Remember olive oil ads 80-200 extra calories. Put the tomatoes in one little area of the pan, the jalapeños in another area of the pan and put the onions with the turkey sausage in another little area of the pan. Add garlic powder to all of it, but sea salt only to the jalapeños and the roman tomatoes. Cook this until golden and roasted looking. Take out of the pan and put it separately on a plate. Spray your pan again, put your spinach and cheese in the pan and cook until the cheese has melted into the spinach. Take out of the pan and put on the plate and separate it. On the same pan heat up your wrap. Take it out of the pan and put on a plate. Add the spinach with the cheese first, then add the turkey sausage with onions, then add the roman tomatoes and the jalapeños. Add parmesan cheese on top if you like. Serve and enjoy
This is the vegetarian version of this recipe, just remove the turkey sausage.
As the chilly weather begins, so does eating yummy comfort foods! Everyone falls victim to gaining the fall five and by the time January hits your 20 pounds deep in weight gain. Trust me, I know because it has happened to me in the past. When the cold weather hits al you want to do is stay at home under those covers, watching TV and eating in bed. Who doesn’t love to do that on a nice cold day or evening? I do. Remember to be aware that everything slows down a little when the cool weather comes around including your daily routine. Let us not forget the holidays and all the yummy food!!! That is why it is important that you don’t skip the gym. Even if you just go for a spin class or a Zumba class. Make sure to go to the gym at least 4 times a week. What you eat is also very important in fighting against the winter weight gain. Its ok to cheat. It’s ok to not be perfect. But it is NOT OK to chat everyday! Be aware at all times.
My goal this winter is to not eat late night dinners. Sometimes (often) it is very difficult for me to eat my dinners early and I find myself eating them whenever I get home. With my busy filming an recording schedule that can be close to midnight! My schedule makes it very difficult for me to stay on track but I am focused on making this my goal to close this year out. and from there on out. Some tricks I have been doing to help me maintain my weight is to do my gym early so I get it out of the way. I am not a late night gym girl but when I am forced to, I DO IT….NO EXCUSES!! Make sure to watch what you eat all day but particularly late night. Remember to keep your dinners light and stay focused. If you fall a few times it ok. Just don’t keep using that as an excuse. Remember that even the most fit individuals deal with this daily battle. It’s not just you.
The problem with a lot of these “diets” is that they don’t offer anything appetizing and is so unideal for people who want to lose weight! Who the hell can eat onion soup for a whole week??? No…. Here’s an easy and flavorful breakfast recipe. I’m from El Salvador and I LOVE all of our traditional dishes. It’s so hard to come from a tradition Latin family and not be tempted to eat all my favorite foods So, I taught myself ways to make them in a low calorie way. Yeah I know, sounds crazy right? Well. Give it a try and you’ll see it is really good and the calories are very low which will help you lose pounds and inches FAST.
THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
1) 2-4 Egg Beaters or Egg whites per person
2) 1 bell pepper
3) 1 small tomato
4) 1 small red onion or yellow
5) OMEGA-3 whole corn & grain, gluten free tortillas (health food stores carry them)
6) Traditional Salvadorean creme (you can’t replace this)
7) Lean turkey sausage
8) Sea salt
9) Pam spray
10) Small avocado
HOW TO PREPARE:
In a bowl cut your bell pepper, onions and tomatoes into small slices. Heat up a small pan, spray with Pam cookings spray, then add the bell pepper, onions, tomatoes and a pinch of sea salt until brown. In a separate bowl make your egg whites by cracking open the egg and throwing out the yolk, you can have 1 yolk if you like or use the egg beaters. When onions, be peppers, and tomatoes are coked add the eggs and scramble all together. Cut up your lean turkey sausage however you like (cubes or round pieces) and put in a hot Pam sprayed pan – cook until golden. Toast your tortillas in a pan (have no more than 2 if they are medium sized if they are large only 1) over the stove or in an oven. Serve on plate with sliced avocado, and the serving size of the creme. DO NOT DRENCH YOUR DISH IN CREME OR SALT!! It will defeat the purpose of it being “low calorie” you can also add half the serving size to cut down even more calories. Enjoy with a cup of coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, water etc