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Three Slimming Vegan Recipes

Check out our top 3 Slimming Vegan Recipes:

Raw Broccoli Soup

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  • 3-4 large broccoli florets
  • 2-3 large cloves of garlic
  • 1/2-3/4 cup of almonds
  • 1/8-1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions: In a vitamix or food processor, add the almonds with 1/8 cup water to make a “milk”. Then add the garlic cloves and blend til completely smooth. Chop broccoli into smaller chunks so they will blend well in the vitamix. Add broccoli to almond milk mixture. Blend until completely smooth and creamy. Add water as needed to desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!!

 

  1. Mean Green Juice

Mean Green Juice by Kelly Gibson

  • 3 leaves organic swiss chard
  • 1 cucumber or green apple
  • 1/2 lemon (if using cucumber)

Instructions: Make sure you have a juice extractor! Step 1: Slice the cucumber in half so that it fits nicely into the juicer 🙂 You can fit the swiss chard in the juicer without slicing it at all, but you may want to break the leaves into smaller pieces first. Step 2: Place the swiss chard leaf in the juicer, with the red stem first. Then, juice the cucumber. If you are not a fan of cucumbers, try juicing a green apple instead! There’s nothing like the fresh taste of green apple juice 😉 If this doesn’t look beautiful and green, I don’t know what does!   Step 3: Now squeeze 1/2 a lemon right into the foam atop the juice for a tart added flavor. (Skip the lemon if you are making apple juice).

 

  1. Three-ingredient cocoa balls

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Next time you think about reaching for a chocolate bar, stop!  Make this simple protein and magnesium-rich snack instead!

  • 2T cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried pitted dates

Instructions: Use a food processor to mix all of the ingredients together, then shape into cookie balls. Optional: Roll in coconut flakes for extra flavor. No baking required.

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Can Eating Salad make me Fat?

Can Eating Salad make me Fat?

Is a salad with dressing really worse than a cheeseburger? A pound of lettuce is going to contribute about 20 calories so there is a negligent amount of macronutrients to worry about in that by itself. The real calories come from what you add to the salad. Let’s take a look to answer your question “Can Eating Salad make me Fat?”:

It almost seems silly to compare the two, since their macronutrient ratios are entirely different. However, in terms of calories you would need to add 6-7 tablespoons of Italian Dressing to make a plain salad as unhealhty as a cheeseburger.  That means almost a half of a cup of dressing!  I don’t know anyone who needs that much dressing. What a relief! So I guess we should keep adding dressing to our salads as long as we control our portions, right?

Wrong and let me tell you why. The first ingredient in majority of store-bought dressings is the most overused sweetener in America, and the worst part is? Everyone tells you to stop having it.  You may not know it, but you are defeating the purpose of a healthy salad when you add High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), with a hint of added flavors and preservatives. What about Fat-Free?  Don’t worry, food companies will sneak in some artificial sweeteners like sucralose or dextrins to make it taste better.

Unfortunately, toxins like these can make it very difficult to lose weight, even if you’re limiting your overall calorie intake.  I suggest you take a look in your refrigerator and read the ingredient label on your salad dressings (or ALL condiments for that matter). If it’s got HFCS, I recommend you chuck it or donate it to your local food drive.

Many of you may already be aware of this problem, and you probably stock up on organic dressings.  But there’s still a ton of sodium in those too. Hmm! What to do now?  I know I know… create your own salad dressing! It takes 2 minutes or less to whip up a healthier dressing to ensure you’re not putting toxic ingredients in your body. Sounds worth it to me. It’s important to add healthy proteins to your salad and cut down on the processed oils, so I tend to make nut or seed butter dressings like tahini, made from sesame seeds.

Try my mega easy 30-SECOND dressing recipe! It contains more protein than most store-bought dressings.

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Easy Lemon Tahini Dressing

Lemon tahini dressing:

1 TBSP Tahini

1TSP Lemon Juice

1TSP Water

Instructions: Whip together all of the ingredients in a small bowl for one serving. 3 ingredients in 30 seconds? You must think I’m joking!! Seriously I’m not, this is my go-to salad dressing and its as easy as 1 2 3! Give it a try and let me know how you like it! If you eat salad wtih this amazing protein dense dressing you wont be asking “Can Eating Salad make me Fat?” anymore.

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