• Movement, exercise, health, human body, human design, habit, function, adaptation, difference
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    The Significance of Movement and Exercise for the Body

    Everywhere we look around us, we see advertising campaigns about the health benefits of moving and doing exercise. Colorful, visibly displayed, beautifully designed advertising banners about yoga, Pilates, or tai chi classes, the next fitness center around the corner, and even a walking retreat in the Swiss Alps attract everyone’s attention for a moment. It’s a fact: we are not a sedentary species by nature, on the contrary, we are a very active one. Moving our bodies daily and regularly is vital for our mental and physical health. Movement is one result of the constant energy flow that courses through our bodies as a biological norm of our existence. Movement…

  • Vegetables, Wellness, Prevention, Healthy food choices, Healthy, Healthy lifestyle, antioxidants, Diet, Plant-based, Wholesome, Wholefood, Patience, therapy,
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    Vegetables – Preferably Steamed and Raw

    The term vegetable is not an officially defined technical term. It is commonly based on usage in the culinary environment and on cultural traditions, rather than on morphology. The botanical classification, on the other hand, is based on the variability among plants with regard to flower type, morphology, and sexual compatibility. For us to make the distinction among them, they are subdivided into algae and fungi; mosses and liverworts; ferns; and seed plants. Through usage, we add fungi and seed plants under the same term “vegetables” and it is on these latter two groups that our daily consumption within a plant-based diet is based. A plant has two main components:…

  • Apple, recipe, nosh, cashew, dates, easy, nutritious, sweet
    Foods,  Recipes,  Wellness

    Apples to Nosh At Any Time

    Ingredients 2 – 3 apples ¼  cup of almond or cashew butter, or tahini  ¼  cup of Brazil nuts, sliced ¼  cup of nuts (almonds, macadamia, hazelnuts, pecans, and pistachios), chopped ¼  cup of coconut flakes, grated ¼  cup of dates, sliced Instructions Cut the apples into ring-shapes (slicing from top to bottom) and remove the core.  Spread the butter all over each ring-shaped piece and top some with the sliced nuts and others with the chopped nuts.  Finally, sprinkle coconut flakes over the apple rings with sliced nuts, and sprinkle dates over the apple rings with chopped nuts.

  • Easy, avocado, ice cream, wholesome, homemade, vegan
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    Avocado Ice Cream

    Ingredients 4 bio avocados, ripe, peeled and stones removed 2 cups of bio coconut milk, no sugar added 3 tbsp. maple syrup 1 bio fresh lemon, squeezed  4 tbsp. water as needed so the mixture is not too thick  Instructions Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth.  Add a little water if it seems a bit too thick. Pour into an ice cream mold and freeze until frozen solid (3 – 4 hours or more).  

  • meal prepping, recipes, plant-based, food, preparation, wholesome, pantry, legumes, nuts, seeds, grains, sauces
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    How to Plan Plant-Based Meals and Recipes

    Last week I wrote about meal-prepping as an excellent tool to help us organize our cooking time in a much more structured way during the week. We fancy eating healthy and varied meals and these call for preparation, time, dedication, and most of the time we do not have the luxury of spending a lot of time experimenting with ingredients to create mouth-watering meals, least of all to experiment with flavors to enhance the taste of our food. One of the most essential ways to do this is to consider going deeper into the meal planning journey. When we decide ahead of time what we want to prepare, we save…