25 Life Lessons- Lesson 6

Lesson 6

You are what you eat!

Yes I know you have probably heard this sentence a million times. However it is very important to acknowledge the fact that food plays a major role in your life. If you feed your body with garbage and poison, in the end you are going to feel  and look very bad. If you wanna feel and look healthy you have to eat and drink healthy food.

Love,

Lori

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COCONUT CHOCOLATE ENERGY BALLS

Raw & Vegan Energy Balls made with coconut flour and dates. 

I love to come home after work and snack on a couple of energy balls. Usually I am hungry and they fill me up just enough so I don’t feel stuffed before dinner. I created this recipe because  I wanted to use some of my coconut flour that I bought per accident. Sometimes I apparently can not differentiate between coco and cacao when buying stuff 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup or 240 ml coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 10 dates
  • 1 handful of raisins
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup or 120 ml  water,  or as much as necessary so the balls stick together

Put all the ingredients in a blender. Then shape the paste into balls using your hands or a spoon. Refrigerate.

With love,

Lori

Milk – Biggest Lie Ever Told?

For generations we have been told that milk is good for us. However, that is one of the biggest lies ever told. Milk and all dairy products are making us sick. Milk is meant to feed a baby cow, so if you are not a baby cow you shouldn’t consume dairy products. Cow’s milk is as useless as giraffe milk are monkey milk, even though maybe monkey milk would actually make more sense. Don’t let the milk industry fool you. They don’t care about your health. They care about money.

Some facts about milk and dairy: 

  1. Milk facilitates the growth of cancer.  Casein a protein in dairy is associated with increased risks of cancer development.
  2. Dairy is often the cause of several immune-related disorders (ex. Type 1 Diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis)
  3. Milk increases cholesterol levels.
  4. Milk contains microorganisms such as E.coli and Salmonella.
  5. Milk contains hormones. Milk contains huge amounts of estrogen and progesterone hormones, even when they are not added to the milk separately.
  6. Dairy products are full of pesticides.
  7. Antibiotic residues persist in milk. So you may have been taking antibiotics without even knowing it. Cows are given antibiotics to prevent diseases, because they are not fed and hold appropriately.
  8. Milk depletes the calcium from bones. Dairy can lead to bone problems, even though we have been told the opposite for decades. Higher milk intake is linked to an increased risk of bone fractures.
  9. Milk is linked to acne and obesity. Milk is meant to turn a small calf in a huge cow. So when consuming lots of dairy you are likely to end up gaining weight.
  10. Everybody is lactose intolerant. We are not meant to consume milk and dairy, that is why so many people are allergic to milk aka lactose intolerant.

So if you are not a calf, there is absolutely no need to drink milk. Contrary, the more dairy you consume the more harm you are causing.

On a site note, dairy is a product of rape, torture and slaughter. By buying dairy products, you are paying people to rape and impregnate a cow and to steal and slaughter her babies.

Nowadays, there are thousands of alternatives available. You can enjoy milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream without consuming dairy.

More information:

http://www.forksoverknives.com/7-ways-milk-and-dairy-products-are-making-you-sick/

http://nutritionfacts.org/

Delicious Green Smoothie/ My Breakfast

Yes, this smoothie is green and it actually tastes good. In fact, I go as far and say it is delicious. I must admit, as much as I love living a healthy lifestyle, I was never a big fan of green smoothies. They just tasted bad in my opinion. However, then I created this recipe and I just look forward every morning to drink it. It tastes delicious. The dates make it a sweet treat in the morning.

 

Ingredients

(makes ca. 900 ml or 4 cups)

  • 1 handful of lettuce
  • 2 kale leafs
  • 2 handful of spinach
  • half an apple
  • half a celery stick
  • 8 dates
  • 2 bananas
  • parsley (optional)
  • 150 ml or 5/8 cup coconut water
  • 80 ml or 1/3 cup oat milk ( or whatever vegan milk you prefer)
  • 180 ml or 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Usually, I tend to put all the greens first in the blender together with the liquids, then I add all the other stuff and blend it again.

Feel free to mix and match all different kinds of greens and fruit according to what is available and in season. However, I really recommend to include the dates as they make this smoothie extra sweet.

Enjoy!

 

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With love,

Lori

Hummus with a twist

I really like hummus. It is healthy, easy to prepare and so versatile. I use it as a bread spread, dip or even with pasta.

Ingredients:

1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

6 cherry tomatoes

2 garlic cloves (finely chopped, or pressed through a garlic press)

2 tsp cumin

1 tbsp parsley

1 tbsp tahini

3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tbsp sesame oil

1 tsp lemon juice

black pepper

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency is achieved.