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Calorie Burning Drink That Works While You Sleep

I saw this great article on Curejoy  and thought I would share.

Blend 1 lemon, 1 cucumber, 1 tbs grated ginger, 1 tbs of aloe vera juice, a bunch of cilantro/parsley and ½ glass of water until smooth and drink before bedtime. This drink boosts your metabolism rate and burn fat as you sleep. Cucumber and lemon flush fat and toxins respectively, while ginger eases digestion and parsley/cilantro is rich in antioxidants.

Metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories. Making smart choices about what you eat and drink (like fat burning foods and calorie burning drinks) can help boost your metabolism even while you sleep.

Bedtime Calorie Burning Drink

Sipping a glass of this juice before bedtime can trigger fat burn – especially around your belly, while you sleep. A quick look at the ingredients that combine together to dissolve stubborn fat:

  • Cucumbers are hydrating and great at working on those tricky fat reserves. You cannot keep them out of any weight loss drinks.
  • Parsley and cilantro are low in calories, and loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They are supper-effective at easing water retention, and soothing an inflated tummy.
  • Ginger is a super-spice that fires up your metabolism and supports a healthy digestive system.
  • Lemon juice is an effective toxin buster that flushes out excess fat and impurities from the system.
  • Aloe Vera juice is full of antioxidants that delay the development of free radicals that cause inflammation and bloating.

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera juice
  • A bunch of either cilantro or parsley
  • ½ glass of water

Instructions

Simply add the ingredients together, blend them and drink a glass of the juice before bedtime.

[Read: Can You Possibly Burn 100 Calories In Under 4 Mins?]

Stay Hydrated: Drink Lots of Water

Whether your body is turning food into fuel or working away at your fat reserves, it needs water to efficiently burn calories. If you are not fully hydrated, your metabolism will slow down and you won’t be burning calories as efficiently as you can. So drink up and give your metabolism a little boost. 

Gluten Free Lean Green Pozole Recipe

It is that time of the year for warm comfort food.  I just received this delicious email from Simply Gluten Free Magazine.

Gluten Free Lean Green Pozole Recipe

 

Gluten Free Lean Green Pozole Recipe

Ingredients

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1½ teaspoons ground dried cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 (15-ounce) can white hominy, drained and rinsed
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and veins removed and chopped finely
1 pound tomatillos, diced
1 large bunch swiss chard, coarsely chopped
4 cups gluten-free chicken stock
2 bay leaves

Garnishes

8 radishes, very thinly sliced
2 jalapeno peppers, seeds and veins removed and very thinly sliced
8 green onions, thinly sliced
2 limes, quartered
8 sprigs of fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
Mexican chile powder

Directions

Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown lightly, about 5 minutes. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 more minutes. Add the cumin, oregano, salt and pepper and cook until you can smell the spices, about 30 seconds. Add the hominy, jalapeno pepper and tomatillos and cook, stirring for another minute. Add the swiss chard, chicken stock and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pot and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove bay leaves and serve in bowls with garnishes on the side to be added at will.

Servings

This Gluten Free Recipe Serves 4-6 People.

 

Sounds Delish  on a Cold Blustery Day

 

 

 

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Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies

Who doesn’t love shortbread cookies. and if they are healthier for you then I say go for it..

This is a perfect Cookie for the holiday season

Makes about 8

Ingredients:
1/3 Coconut flour
4 Tablespoons Butter
1 Tablespoon Agave Syrup
1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoons Chocolate Chips ( Optional, you can use regular or Lily’s or Sugar free Hershey’s)

Instructions:
13 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cutt butter into the coconut flour using the knife method or using a pastry cutter; until it resembles a coarse corn meal
3. Add in Agave Syrup and Vanilla and cream together unto the dough is smooth
4. Divide the dough into eight even amounts. roll each amount into a ball and place on a baking sheet and gently flatten with the back of the fork or you can roll in a long tube and cut to your size or even roll it out  and use a cookie cutter.  another favorite is to do it like a thumbprint cookie and press down after you have a ball with either a back of a spoon or your your thumb and fill it with some chocolate or jam
5. bake for 6 to 8 minutes until done, make sure not to burn them.

if you decide to use the chocolate chips make sure to melt them and either drip them over the finished cookies or place them in a pipping bag to drip/drizzle.

Pumpkin Pie – low Carb

Use whichever crust you prefer – be it cheater method ( Pillsbury) I prefer homemade and just starting to try the grain free options like from the #coconutmama or possibly a pecan or a macadamia nut crust will suit your fancy 🙂

Ingredients
1 1/2 Cups Pumpkin
3 Eggs
3/4 sugar, truvia, splenda, Erythitol or any sugar or sweetener of choice
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 3/4 Pumpkin Pie Spice
3/4 Cups Cream ( heavy or light)

DIRECTIONS

Mix all ingredients together.
Pour into a well sprayed pie pan.
Bake at 350′ for 30 to 40 minutes.

Serves about 8

Coconut Flour Pie Crust

Healthy Good for you pie Crust??

well, I just found one; that sounds great from #coconutMama

Coconut Flour Pie Crust

Coconut Flour Pie Crust

Ingredients
◾1/2 cup Coconut Oil or Grass Fed Butter, Melted
◾2 Eggs, Preferably Local Pastured
◾1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
◾3/4 Cup Coconut Flour
◾1-3 Tablespoons Raw Honey

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. In a medium bowl beat butter, eggs, honey and salt together with a fork.

3. Then add coconut flour. Stir until dough holds together.

4. Gather the dough into a ball, then pat into a 9″ greased pie pan.

5. Prick the dough with a fork.

6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown. Let cool.

Delish Chocolate Chip Cookies

So how can a Low Carb, Grain Free, Sugar Free  Cookie be good??

It’s all about the love….

the recipe will have alternatives to make it sugar free, Grain Free, Paleo, Low Carb

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

( Sugar Free & if you use Almond Flour/meal it is wheat free which makes it lower carb)

1 Cup Butter you can use Earth Balance too ( Softened or melted )

2 Cups of Splenda, Truvia, Eriyhitol or Sweetener of choice

2 Eggs

2 Teaspoons Vanilla or Almond extract

3 Cups of Almond Flour or which ever flour you prefer ( Almond Flour is grain free and lower carb )

1 Teaspoon Baking soda

2 Teaspoons  Hot Water

1/2 Teaspoon Salt ( I use Kosher Salt )

2 cups of Sugar free Chocolate Chips ( I use Hershey’s Where to Buy or Lilly’s Where to Buy)  If you cant find sugar free Chips then get two packages of the Sugar free Chocolate bars and rough chop them to make a chip  ( I have used one bag of Semi and one bag of the milk with caramel filling)

Optional  1 cup of Chopped Pecans ( You can toast these a bit to bring out there flavor)

Directions

  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Normally you would cream the butter and the sugar together. but since we are using Splenda. either make sure that the butter is really soft or melted and mix it in with the Splenda. beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.  dissolve the baking soda in hot water.  add to batter along with the salt. stir in the flour, chocolate chips and nuts if you desire.  drop by large spoonful’s onto ungreased pans.
  3. bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.