Gluten Free

I Love Tomatoes

I love tomatoes! The colors, the taste... nothing like fresh organic tomatoes. Eat well, be well.





Vida Bowl


I feel so good after eating a fresh bowl of salad. In this bowl I just grabbed whatever I had fresh in my fridge. Some...
Strawberries, 
Raspberries, 
Broccoli,
Lettuce,
Grated beets,
Cucumbers.
I drizzled extra virgin olive oil (of a good quality), juice of a fresh lemon , salt and pepper.
One of this everyday will keep the doctor away. Eat well, be well.

Simple Rainbow Bowl.

                     Eat your colors! 




Sometimes it is all I need, simple yet powerful. All there is in this bowl is simply: 
                                            A sort of a local organic flat leaf Lettuce, 
                                            Flat leaf Kale,
                                            Some grated carrots and beets,
                                            Strawberries,
                                            Cherry tomatoes,
                                            Some cucumbers,
                                            An amazing avocado,
                                            Red onions.
                                             
                                          The dressing?
                                            Juice of one fresh squeezed lemon,
                                            2 tbsp organic coconut oil,
                                            salt & pepper.

Simple, refreshing, healthy, cleansing bowl of colors everyday. Eat well, be well.

Healthy Banana-Granola Bread


   Ripe bananas? Don't throw them away, instead use them for this granola bread recipe. I bake this bread every week, sometimes twice a week. I take to work, to the beach and my son loves it. No oil, eggs, butter or white flour, it is so delicious, moist easy to make and of course ...healthy.

                                             
                                         Ingredients
                                       4 ripe bananas, like the ones on the picture
                                       1 3/4 cups of whole wheat flour,
                                       1/2 cup of applesauce,
                                       1/3 cup brown sugar,
                                       1/2 cup peanuts or sunflower seeds,
                                       1/2 cup dried cranberries,
                                       1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded dried coconut,
                                       1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips,
                                       1 tsp of baking powder,
                                       1 tsp of Kosher salt.

                                         
                                          First I add the mashed bananas
                             Then add the rest of the ingredients (not the flour)
                           Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a different bowl
                                                     Mix all very well
        Then add the flour, baking powder and salt mix to the banana mixed bowl and again mix well.              
 Lightly spray some canola oil (I use Pam) and sprinkle a little of whole wheat flour, just a little so the mix won't  stick on the bottom. Distribute flour over the 8"by 8" baking dish by shaking side to side until full covered.
                                         Pour in the mix and take to the oven,
       350f or 180c for 40 minutes or until you insert a toothpick and it comes out dry

 It comes out perfect! Let it cool down for 20 minutes before everyone attacks.
 I really like to enjoy my granola bread with honey right after my workout, it is also delicious with a spoon full of natural Greek yogurt.
So before throwing away your ripe bananas, think of Granola Bread!

Cucumber Delight

Late night snack? Sometimes we just don't know what to make when is kind of late, we are tired and don't feel like preparing anything messy. This is how I feel sometimes when I just want a bite to eat and it has to be healthy and light at the same time. What our imagination can do in just minutes when using simplicity is just limitless. Try slicing a cold cucumber very thinly,  

                   Then spread light cream cheese on two slices of a whole wheat bread
                                             Little salt and pepper
             Squeeze a little bit of lemon or lime juice and drizzle some olive oil.
             And you will have a late night healthy light snack good for you too!
                                                         Enjoy it!

    The link below shows us the benefits of cucumber, re-hydration is one them. Check it out.
         http://www.naturalnews.com/036769_cucumbers_health_benefits_rehydration.html