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Infused Water Recipes

I recently started infusing fruits, herbs and veggies into my water. I looked up some recipes and tried about 6 or 7 of them. They are refreshing, but not all of them were delicious. So I decided to share 3 of my favorite infused water recipes with you all. But first check out some of the awesome benefits infused water has below.

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Benefits:

  • Infused Water helps  prevent headaches, helps clear digestive problems, aids in heartburn prevention, aids in blood sugar regulation, aids in fat loss (due to appetite control) and helps relieve joint pain.
  • Infusing your water with fruits, herbs, and veggies  improves flavor AND adds essential vitamins to your daily diet.

#1- Lemon & Mint

#2- Slightly smashed Blueberries, Strawberries & Lemons

#3- Green Tea, Lemon & Mint

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3 Ingredient Banana Bread

Yup, it’s true.

Yes, I’ve got a recipe for you.

Did I mention it’s vegan too?

Yup this is certainly a dream come true.

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OK OK, enough of the poetry (it was fun though). Here’s a easy banana bread recipe. It’ll be quick.

You need:

Three ripe bananas, 2 cups of oat flour, and one cup of plant based milk.

Procedure:

Add all the above ingredients and stir until there is a smooth consistency.

Pour mixture into a greased pan and bake.

I put the oven on bake at 180 for 30 minutes, but it wasn’t done so I put it on 360 for 10 more minutes, then back to `180 for 15 minutes. Needless to say, I was experimenting. Soooo… yeah sorry. However, after leaving it out to cool for 30 minutes it was even more delish!

I also added:

honey   walnuts   cinnamon

vanilla extract        nutmeg

Just incase you wanted to get fancy with it.

See, simple.

-Fitty Fattys

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Cutest Healthy Snacks Ever!

Throwing a party, packing lunches for the kids or just feel like being a little creative? Well then try these cute healthy snack ideas! There were just so many cute ideas surfacing the internet that I just had to share with you guys. Click on the pictures to take you to the original websites (most of them are no brainers) . Will definitely be using some of these recipes for my up and coming juicing party!

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Peanut Butter & Granola Topped Apples

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Peanut Butter and Banana Bears

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Fruit & Cheese Kabobs

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Almond Butter Grape Sandwiches

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Cucumber Feta Rolls

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Yogurt & Fruit N’ Nut Bark

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Assorted Fruit Pops

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Watermelon Cake

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Boost Your Metabolism

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Yes, we all know them. Those people who stuff pizza, ice cream and fried chicken down their mouths, and yet still maintain that slim physique. Damn them and their high metabolism. I know. I say, don’t worry about them and start focusing on YOU. Stop blaming your genetics for your slow metabolism. Although  genetics do play a role on the rate of your metabolism, there are still ways to boost your metabolism. So, no excuses ladies and gentlemen.

By definition the metabolism is the “rate at which the body burns calories” and the “process by which the body breaks down food and converts that food to energy.” Everybody has an average number of calories that are burned at rest. For some this number could be high for others this number could be low. However, whatever the number might be, there are a few ways to boost your metabolism throughout the day.

w3Gain Muscles: The more muscle mass one has, the more calories they will burn throughout the day. In fact muscle burns 3 times the calories as body fat does. So don’t be scared to lift weights ladies.

 

IMG_9954Never Skip Breakfast: Having a healthy hearty breakfast within the first two hours of waking up will get your metabolism up and running.

Drink 8-12 Cups of Cold Water: Drinking cold water burns about 30 calories with each cup, and since water is a zero calorie beverage this is basically a win win situation.

Drink Green Tea with Caffeine: Drinking green tea with caffeine spikes your metabolism, but only for a short amount of time. If you constantly drink it throughout out the day the benefits are substantial.

w2Capsaicin Pepper: Adding capsaicin pepper to your meals also boost your metabolism, but like green tea it only boost it for a short amount of time. But hey, what’s the harm in burning some extra amount of calories?

Exercise: Exercising daily keeps you burning calories hours after you’re done with your workout. The best exercises for boosting your metabolism is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

Keep it Cold: When your environment is cold your body has to work to keep your body warm, which burns calories in the process.

Remember you are beautiful no matter what size, shape or form you are! The mission is to get healthy.

-Fitty Fattys

 

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How to Make Green Juice

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Ingredients: Pineapples, green grapes, strawberries, spinach, lemon juice, water and crushed ice.

Honestly you can leave out the strawberries. And I personally think using coconut water instead of water makes it even better.

-Fitty Fattys

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5 Tips on How to Drink More Water

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Hello friends. If you guys follow the Fitty Fattys Facebook page, I am always reminding you guys to drink your 8 glasses a day. It is so important to drink water for three key reasons:

1.) It aids in fat loss
Why: Because water is a zero calorie drink. Drinking water instead of juice, milk, etc. saves you a lot of empty calories that your body just doesn’t need. It boost your metabolism, which means that your body is constantly burning calories at a higher rate. Check out my post about why you should avoid juices here.

2.) It helps clear out toxins in your body.
Why: Drinking a lot of water makes you pee a lot! Sorry to be so out there, but it’s true. Through your pee is where your toxins release! LOL I say, keep drinking until your pee is clear… and then drink some more.

3.) Increases Energy
Why: The brain is mostly made up of water. So drinking water helps you think, concentrate better and be more alert. Which means that you’ll have more energy to workout! Or maybe just finish some work.

Other benefits of water include: Clearer skin, digestion, headache relief, joint pains etc… I mean the benefits are endless.

Hopefully I’ve convinced all of you to drink more water, but I know it can be hard to remember to do. So here are five ways to incorporate your 8 glasses of water into your daily routine.

GET A FILTERED WATER BOTTLE: Having a filtered water bottle allows you to keep refilling your bottle anywhere. It helps you save money and keeps water on the tip of your hands throughout the day.

1. Right when you wake up drink a glass of water. This will start up your metabolism and keep you energized throughout the day.

2. Drink water with every meal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack time. Drinking a cup of water with each meal already knocks off 4 cups of water for your day.

3. Have water close by when you’re working out. There is no doubt that you will be scarfing down water when your in the middle of an intense workout.

4. Take your water bottle with you everywhere! Have it on your desk at work, school EVERYWHERE. Humans have this habit of just eating or drinking whatever is close to them. Sip on it throughout the day, even when you’re not thirsty.

5. If your 8 glasses aren’t fulfilled, drink a glass of water before bed. Getting those toxins out before you sleep is always a good idea. You’ll be ready to release the toxins in the morning, I promise.

And if you just can’t stand the taste of water, you can always add lemon & lime slices, cinnamon, mint etc. The point is to just drink up!

If you follow these tips, you will start to see a change in your body, skin, mind and energy. Just do it! If you have any questions about health or fitness leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to get back to you ASAP!

Oh and follow my Instagram for my daily eats @fittyfattys. Be blessed!

-Fitty Fattys

Side Note: During that “time of the month” I have a very bad problem with cramps, constipation and diarrhea. It’s just freaking unbearable, and the only thing that seems to help me is constantly drinking water. Pepto-Bismol has nothing on H20. This is because water helps to produce regular bowel movements. And water also keeps joints lubricated and muscles more elastic, which weakens cramp pains.

Had to save that nasty bit for last. LOL

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How-to: A Juicing Party

Over the break I had a juicing party.

Juicing Party:  The gathering of friends who juice fresh veggies and fruits together, to make well… JUICE!ad

Sorry, this is not a alcohol related party. Though you can throw some in, I’m not telling. LOL

So this was my first juicing party, and I didn’t really know what to do. However everything turned out beyond great. So for anyone who is interested in throwing a juicing party, here are some of the steps I took to make it happen.

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Grocery Shop.

I bought plenty of fruits and veggies. This included 4 Pineapples, 2 Green Apples, 2 Red Apples,  Lemons & Limes, 2 Mangos, Spinach, Kale, Green Grapes, Carrots, 2 Cantaloupes, Strawberries, and Tangerines.

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I also bought the ingredients for the healthy snacks/desserts/entree. These foods included: Chicken Kabobs, Skinny Popcorn, Black Bean Chips, Snap Pea Crisps, Healthy Tortilla Chips, Fruit Kabobs, Oatmeal Cookies, and Healthy Brownies.

kjkIt is critical to provide these healthy snacks, desserts and entrees for the guest. Having a juicing party is a fun way to get the people you care about invested in healthy foods. Make sure your snacks are tasty and nutritious. My brother fell in love with my healthy oatmeal cookies and one of my besties loved the Snap Pea Crisp snack.

Provide a beautiful layout.

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With the help of a friend, I cut up all the fruits in veggies and made an inviting food layout on my kitchen table. The beautiful colors of all the fruits and veggies provided, built my guest excitement. I also added my healthy snacks to the table.They couldn’t resist. 

Before the juicing started my best friend made chicken and shrimp kabobs. The perfect healthy entree to start of a PARTY.

The juicing begins.

All of my guest filled their cups up with the fruits and veggies they liked and one by one began juicing. It was really fun. So sweet. So simple. So refreshing. Music was definitely booming in the back round while smiles, deep talks and good vibes filled the room.

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Time for dessert.

I baked my healthy oatmeal cookies and my bestie Jazz, made some healthy, yet not so healthy brownies. Not a cookie nor brownie was spared.

I encourage you to have a juicing party. Everybody loves good clean fun every now and then : )

-Fitty Fattys

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