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Creamy and Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Pie

Creamy and Healthy No Bake Pumpkin PieA Thanksgiving feast isn’t complete without a piece of pumpkin pie, and if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, this is one dessert you don’t have to go without. This vegan pumpkin “cheese” cake is healthy easy to make, no baking is required.

Ingredients:
For the crust:
½ cup dried coconut
2 cups walnuts
¼ cup agave nectar
½ tsp. sea salt

For the filling:
2 cups cashews, soaked for 4 hours
6 tbsp. coconut oil
1 15-oz. can pure canned pumpkin (BPA free)
3 tbsp. lemon juice
½ cup agave nectar
3 tbsp. coconut milk
½ tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. cloves
1 tsp. grounded ginger

Preparation:
Start by making the crust witch is very simple. In a food processor add the walnuts, dried coconut, agave nectar and salt. When is all blended up, put the mixture in cheesecake pan and press it down.
Next is the filling. In blender put the cashews first, then put all the liquids (lemon juice, coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla extract, agave nectar) then add the pumpkin pure, and at the end the spices (nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and ginger). Blend until it is really nice and creamy, and then pour it in the cheesecake pan.
Put the pie in a freezer for 1-2 hours or until firm.

7 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Dandruff

7 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of DandruffThe little white flakes that come off your head when you brush your hair are known as dandruff. Dandruff is a common problem today and it can be caused by seborrheic dermatitis which is a skin condition. Dandruff is also often caused by dry scalp, psoriasis and eczema. But, the good thing is that dandruff is extremely treatable. Apart from over the counter shampoos that are especially created to treat dandruff, there are some effective home remedies that can also be used. Here’s a look at 7 easy ways to say goodbye to dandruff.

1. Baking soda

Some ingredients in your kitchen can be very helpful when it comes to getting rid of dry skin flakes from your hair, but the most effective one is baking soda. Baking soda is a mild exfoliant and it can help absorb excess oil and remove flaky skin cells. In addition to this, baking soda can help maintain the pH balance on the scalp and prevent further growth of fungus or bacteria that can cause dandruff. To use baking soda as an effective natural remedy for dandruff, you can wet your hair and rub baking soda on the scalp. You will need about three tablespoons of baking soda. Once you have applied it thoroughly on the scalp, you can rinse it off with plain water. Although this may cause your hair to become dry as you will be skipping the shampoo, you will soon be able to get rid of dandruff. Read more

6 Simple Ways To Get Addicted To Exercise

6 Simple Ways To Get Addicted To ExerciseWhen people start exercising, they start off with too many expectations. Will I be able to do it? Will I achieve what I want? What will happen if I fail? Can I stick to an exercise routine?

Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day may sound simple enough, but it is actually not. This is the reason there are many people who want to exercise, but they don’t do it. On the other hand, there are also many people who work out religiously on a regular basis. They don’t look at exercise as a task that must be done to lead a healthy life. In fact, they love exercise. So where do these people get the motivation to exercise? Here are 6 simple ways you can get addicted to exercise.

1. Enjoy your exercise and make it fun

When you engage in physical activities that are fun, it will soon turn into a hobby rather than a calorie burning task. When it comes to workout, different people are comfortable with different levels of intensity. This is the reason you must look for activities that are appropriate for you so you enjoy them. This could be anything like jogging, cycling, aerobic exercise, weight lifting and others. Dancing is also one of the best workouts that you can enjoy. Read more

Lentil, Kale and Carrot Soup

entil, Kale and Carrot SoupLentils, compared to other types of legumes, are relatively quick and easy to prepare. They come in a wide variety of colors, are available throughout the whole year and offer great nutritional properties. Combine lentils with kale, carrots and other aromatic vegetables to get a tasty and super-nutritious soup.

Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:
2 carrots, chopped
1 cup lentils
4 large kale leaves, ribs removed
2 ribs celery, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
⅓ cup parsley, chopped
6 cups organic low-sodium vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
1 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
red-pepper flakes (optional) Read more

7 Impressive Health Benefits Of Pumpkin

7 Impressive Health Benefits Of PumpkinThe variety of mouthwatering dishes you can make with pumpkin is endless. From raviolis, pies and breads to risottos and beers, there are just so many things that can be made using pumpkin as the main ingredient. You can also eat oven roasted pumpkin as a delicious desert. Pumpkins are a good source of Vitamin A, fiber and many other vitamins and minerals. It is not just tasty when included in the meals, but it also packs a healthy punch. Here is a glance at the 7 impressive health benefits of pumpkin.

1. Improves vision

One cup of cooked pumpkin provides more than 200% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin A and as suggested by health professionals, Vitamin A is vital for eyesight protection.

2. Aids in weight loss

Have you been struggling to get rid of the extra weight? Now you can easily lose weight and get in shape by incorporating pumpkin in your diet. Pumpkin contains fiber which not only helps in digestion, but also helps you feel fuller for longer. Pumpkin also contains fewer calories making it easy to achieve your weight loss goals. Read more

10 Lazy Ways to Lose Weight

10 Lazy Ways to Lose WeightWeight loss is not easy. “Unless you hit the gym, sweat or starve yourself, you are not going to lose a pound.” This is what we believe or rather what the fitness industry wants us to believe. But the truth is that if you have a weight loss goal, achieving it doesn’t have to be difficult. Even for the laziest people on earth, there are tips and tricks that can help them shed the extra pounds. Let’s take a look at the top ten lazy ways to lose weight.

1. Drink water before every meal

Water contains no calories but your food does. So drinking one or two glasses of water before you start your meal will make you feel fuller instantly. This will prevent you from overeating and it will also keep you hydrated.

2. Make some changes in your diet

Making little changes to your diet can help you cut down on calories. For example, if you are having salad for lunch, opt for a healthy dressing instead of those that will turn your salad into fat bombs. Stay clear of ridiculously unhealthy dressings like Creamy Caesar, Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, Creamy Italian Garlic Dressing and others. Going for fresh fruits instead of dried fruits can also save you some calories.

3. Control your portion size

If you are planning to lose weight, you must control your portion size at every meal. Do not eat snacks from the bag and stop only when you feel like eating no more. Measure your snacks and foods beforehand so you know how much you are supposed to eat. Use small plates during mealtimes so you are in control of how much you eat. Read more

Salad With Quinoa, Spinach and Eggs

Salad With Quinoa, Spinach and EggsThis salad is very tasty, easy to make and healthy. To prepare it you can experiment and substitute the spinach with kale or arugula. You can also add fresh herbs. There are so many possibilities with this salad if you want to enjoy different tastes.

TIME: 25 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients:
½ cup quinoa
1 cup water
2 cups baby spinach
2 eggs, hard-cooked
6–8 cherry tomatoes
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup vinegar
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper, grounded

Preparation:
Combine ½ cup quinoa with 1 cup of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Than reduce heat to low and simmer around 15 minutes until quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed. For 5 minutes set aside, covered. With a fork, transfer the quinoa to a bowl. Refrigerate until cold but if you don’t want to wait a warm salad is also very tasty.

Slowly whisk the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper together in a small bowl until thoroughly combined. Then to the quinoa add the halved cherry tomatoes and spinach. Pull the dressing over the salad and toss. Cut the eggs into quarters and top the salad with the eggs. Divide the salad in two plates and serve.

Green Asparagus and White Bean Salad

Green Asparagus and White Bean SaladThis is one simple and healthy salad with white beans, green asparagus and red grape tomatoes.

Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients:
1 can white beans, rinsed and drained
12–16 spears of green asparagus, trimmed
5 grape tomatoes (halved)
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
2 chopped scallions
1 tsp. mustard
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
¼ tsp. sea salt

Preparation:
Using a vegetable peeler remove the tough ends from the asparagus and cut into thirds. Place water in the bottom half of a steamer pan. Than put the asparagus in the top half of the steamer pan set. Steam for 5 to 10 minutes, or until asparagus is tender. Be careful not to overcook, because it will become mushy and will lose its bright flavor. Cool the spears under cold running water.
In a bowl mix together the asparagus, white beans, halved tomatoes, parsley and scallions.
To prepare the dressing, in a small bowl add mustard, white balsamic vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper and stir well.

Tomato, Spinach and Basil Frittata

Tomato, Spinach and Basil FrittataFrittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette. In a frittata all of the ingredients are mixed together with the eggs, and then the mixture is poured into a skillet pan. The frittata’s bottom is cooked on the stovetop, and then the pan is put into the oven.

Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients: 
6 eggs
2 egg whites
2 tomatoes
4 ounces fresh baby spinach (remove stems)
1 tbsp. fresh basil
½ cup onion
½ tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
¼ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Preparation:
– Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
– In a bowl, mix together the eggs and egg whites.
– Chop tomatoes, spinach and onions and fold them in.
– Stir in the basil, salt, and the pepper.
– Coat a ovenproof, nonstick skillet pan with the olive oil and heat the skillet over medium heat.
– Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook for 1 minute, or until the eggs start to set.
– Transfer the pan into the oven and bake for 4 to 5 minutes (until the top is golden and puffy)
– Remove the frittata from the oven and let it chill for a couple of minutes before cutting.

Foods That Detox Your Body and Mind

Foods That Detox Your Body and MindThere is a huge connection between your body and your mind. Basically, how your body feels is largely dependent on how your brain functions. If your brain doesn’t function well, you would feel sluggish, would have problems losing weight and may also suffer problems like acne, digestive disorders, aches and pains and much more. This is the reason it is essential to take steps to cleanse your body and your mind so both of them function properly. Detoxification is a process that can nourish your body and cleanse it from the inside out. It can help remove toxins and free radicals that do harm to your body and protect you from skin and health related problems. Detoxification has been practiced for ages and there are a number of foods that can assist you achieve optimum health. Here’s a look at some of the common foods that can help detox your body and mind.

Asparagus

Asparagus is not only a tasty vegetable, but it is also beneficial for the health. Whether you are looking to lose weight, fight premature aging, stay healthy or protect yourself from diseases and illnesses, you must incorporate asparagus in your diet. The veggie has anti-inflammatory properties and it is also known for filtering toxic materials from the foods you consume.

Beets

If you are planning to go on a detox diet, you must consider including beet because of the benefits they offer. Beets help eliminate free radicals from the body and also make sure that toxins get out of the body without getting reintroduced. Read more