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Courtesy of: Gemma Stafford
Take a look at these simple and delicious Microwave Mug Recipes that you can make for every meal including Mug Pizza, Macaroni & Cheese, a Chocolate Brownie & More! You won’t believe the delicious and nutritious meals you can make in just minutes! So let’s get microwaving!

1. MICROWAVE GRANOLA IN A MUG (BREAKFAST)

MICROWAVE GRANOLA
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (honey or agave)
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • ⅛ teaspoons salt*
  • 4 ½ tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon dessicated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon pecans, chopped
Instructions
  1. In the large microwave safe mug, mix the maple syrup, water, oil, salt, oats and nuts until blended.
  2. Microwave for 1 minutes 30 seconds and stir, making sure to stir up any syrup on the bottom of the mug. (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  3. Microwave for 1 minutes longer or until oats are golden brown. You will see them getting golden in color and starting to toast up. Be careful it doesn’t get too hot as it can burn.
  4. Let it stand for 2 to 3 minutes to cool before eating. If you have extra store in an airtight container for 5 days.

2. MICROWAVE MACARONI & CHEESE IN A MUG (LUNCH)

MICROWAVE MACARONI AND CHEESE
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup (28g/1oz) pasta
  • ¾ cup (175ml/6fl oz) water, cold
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoons cornstarch (aka cornflour)
  • 4 tablespoons cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large microwavable mug or large bowl add in the macaroni and the water. You need a large mug as the water will boil up.
  2. Microwave for roughly 3 ½ minutes. You want the pasta to be fully cooked. (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  3. Pour off the remaining cooking water.
  4. Stir in the milk, cornstarch and shredded cheese and microwave for a final 60 seconds to create your sauce. Stir well, season with salt and pepper and enjoy.

3. MICROWAVE PEANUT BUTTER & BANANA MUG CAKE (SNACK)

MICROWAVE PEANUT BUTTER & BANANA

Ingredients
  • ½ medium banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ½ tablespoons (30g/1oz) oat flour*
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. In a large microwavable mug mash the banana with a fork
  2. Mix in the peanut butter, egg whites and vanilla
  3. Add in the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt and gently stir in until combined
  4. Microwave for 45 second- 1 minute or until it is firm in the middle (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  5. Top with some more sliced banana and enjoy warm

4. MICROWAVE MUG PIZZA (DINNER)

MICROWAVE MUG PIZZA

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/16 teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon marinara sauce
  • 1 generous tablespoon shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 5 mini pepperoni
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian herbs (basil or oregano will work)
 Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a microwavable mug
  2. Add in the milk and oil with mix together. There might be some lump but that is ok
  3. Spoon on the marinara sauce and spread it around the surface of the batter
  4. Sprinkle on the cheese, pepperoni and dried herbs
  5. Microwave for 1 minute 10-20 seconds, or until it rises up and the topping are bubbling (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  6. Enjoy straight away!

5. MICROWAVE MUG BROWNIE (DESSERT)

MICROWAVE MUG BROWNIE
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 3 tablespoons flavorless oil (canola oil/coconut oil/sunflower oil)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp chocolate chips (omit if vegan)
 Instructions
  1. In a microwavable mug (roughly 1 cup measurement) mix together all of the ingredients.
  2. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  3. If you don’t want to cook them off straight away, then place them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  4. Microwave for 45-60 seconds. (Timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary). Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream & enjoy!

 

Note: Ingredients and instructions are from Bigger Bolder Baking

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Shakeology

Shakeology is a product manufactured by BeachBody that can be used as a meal replacement; it is packed with protein and is famous in many parts of the world. It is a delicious powdery diet that is made into shakes. It helps the body stay healthy; it also supports blood sugar level and improves energy levels when it is consumed.

For consumers residing in USA and Canada, this product can be purchased directly from its manufacturer, Beachbody. Any individual outside of this two countries can buy Shakeology from the manufacturer’s website; www.beachbody.com.

It is important to know what to expect from this product in order to understand its benefits, Shakeology comes in a pack with a scoop inside the powder-like content. The scoop is like a mini cup with a long handle and anyone would love this nutritious delicious meal replacement. It comes in a variety of flavor and every ounce contributes sizeable nutrients to the body.

Different flavors give different nutrient levels; for example, the chocolate shakeology gives 48 grams while the green berry shakeology gives 40 grams. The average the product provides the body is 48grams per scoop.Each bag of shakeology contains 30 scoops of Shakeology but every pack has its own nutritious benefits.

Shakeology is a great product and anyone that wants to stay fit and healthy will love it. This product is an excellent meal replacement and if you want to keep fit and healthy, takes shakeology today.

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Lemon, lime, and cucumber infused (detox) water is easy and healthy. The lemon and lime help your body fight infection, cleanse your kidneys, reduce inflammation, and prevent bloating. The cucumber helps your skin and lowers your blood pressure. The best thing is that it’s really tasty. What a great way to get your required water intake every day and enjoy it. Watch the video and give it a try.

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8 Simple Ways To Be Healthier


Courtesy of: BuzzFeedBlue

Learn the eight simple ways you can be healthier

1 – Coconut Sugar

8 Simple Ways To Be Healthier

Refined white sugar has no nutritional value and can spike your body’s blood sugar
Sub that in for coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is derived from the sap of the coconut and contains iron, calcium, zinc and potassium.

2 – Sweet Potatoes

8 Simple Ways To Be Healthier

Potatoes are mostly fine for you but if you wanna pack a nutritious punch then opt for sweet potatoes. They’re high in vitamin A, are believed to improve heart health and help control blood sugar.

3 – Brown Rice

8 Simple Ways To Be Healthier

White rice is refined brown rice that’s been stripped of it’s nutrients. Brown rice on the other hand is rich in antioxidant and magnesium.

4 – Almond Butter

8 Simple Ways To Be Healthier

Peanut butter can be good for you but almond butter is richer in heart-healthy fats, vitamin E and fiber. Nut and seeds butters can also sub for actual butter on your bread.

5 – Mash Avocados

8 Simple Ways To Be Healthier

Mayonnaise is high in calories. So use mash avocados which are high and good unsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals.

6 – Lettuce Bun

8 Simple Ways To Be Healthier

Many breads are loaded in carbs. So, opt for a lettuce bun instead of a regular bun for your burgers

7 – Brown Rice or Whole Wheat Tortillas

8 Simple Ways To Be Healthier

Ditch heavily processed tortillas for brown rice or whole wheat tortillas which are low carb and high in fiber.

8 – Greek Yogurt

8 Simple Ways To Be Healthier

A lot of yogurts are high in sugars. Switch to greek yogurts which is high in protein and can be a great substitute for fats and creams

And remember to eat plenty of fruits and veggies. But if you’re going to eat junk, do it in moderation

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Yacon Root Syrup

Yacon root syrup is largely promoted as the new kid on the block for weight loss.  The syrup actually offers many more significant health benefits to those who consume it. While the western world has just been catching on to the health benefits of the syrup from the sweet potato-like tuber that is native to South America, the people from the Andes and Peru have for centuries been using it as a medicinal plant. Here are some of the health benefits you will enjoy when you consume yacon root syrup.

  • Cleanses the digestive system – Yacon is one of the highest sources of FOS (fructooligosaccharides). Some people classify it as the best source. FOS has a prebiotic effect on the gut. Prebiotics feed the good bacteria in the gut, leading to the production of probiotics. This promotes digestive health and helps to prevent yeast infections and overgrowth. According to Superfoods-for-superhealth.com, “Yacon increases the balance of friendly flora (especially the Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus species) that is beneficial for a healthy colon.” Global Health Ideas, a top Amazon seller for yacon root syrup notes that, “FOS does not increase blood glucose, and helps boost your body’s metabolism. Yacon Syrup has also been shown to increase the number of healthy digestive bacteria in the colon while simultaneously reducing the population of harmful bacteria.” The more good bacteria we have in our guts, the better our rate of metabolism and the healthier we will be.
  • Relieves and prevents constipation – Yacon syrup has a very high fiber content. It is one of just a few natural sweeteners that contains fiber. This is good news for people who are usually troubled by conditions such as irregular and/or painful bowel movements, indigestion and forms of dietary fibre related digestive distress conditions. For those who have a hard time getting the required amount of fiber from fruits and vegetables, the right amount of yacon root syrup on a daily basis will supply the body with the enough fiber to ease and prevent constipation.
  • Increases bone density – Yacon root syrup helps to increase bone density by improving the uptake of calcium and magnesium. This makes it a great supplement for the aging population who are usually bothered by degenerative bone conditions such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and scoliosis. The regular use of yacon syrup will alleviate these bone density loss.
  • Helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels – Sweeteners are usually made up of short chain sugars which cause blood sugar spikes when ingested. That is bad news for diabetics, but thanks to yacon root syrup, they no longer have to worry about that happening. Yacon syrup contains longer chain sugars that are do not cause any up and down movements with the blood sugar level when it enters the bloodstream. It sweetens just as any other sweetener, minus the side effects, and has medicinal values.

Increased energy levels – This is regarded as maybe one of the most beneficial fringe benefits of consuming yacon syrup. If you suffer from fatigue, lack of energy to get through the day or just any low energy condition such as lethargy or premature exhaustion, yacon root syrup will help you overcome it all.

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Burpless Fish Oil

Fish oil is extremely healthy. It is a source of healthy fatty acids. Omega fatty acids have dozens of health benefits and they are the primary reason why doctors recommend people to eat fish and take fish oils. However, there is a problem with most fish oils that you would have to deal with. Fish oils and fish meat have a tendency to facilitate unpleasant burps with a fishy aftertaste. You may start burping right after you consume fish or fish oils.

The primary reason why you should opt for burpless fish oil by Optimal Health Labs is to avoid those unpleasant burps. You will certainly not want to keep burping for an hour or even anywhere close to that while you are at work, walking on the road, sitting at your workstation or even when you are home alone doing nothing substantial. Burping is not a very desirable phenomenon although it is harmless and doesn’t have any adverse effect on your digestion or on your body.

Burpless fish oil would not compel you to burp nor would it have any effect on your digestion, metabolism or your mouth. When most people consume fish or fish oils, they have some degree of indigestion, their metabolic rates are a little affected and there is a fishy aftertaste. None of these sensations are desirable. All these sensations happen when someone eats very fast or when undigested food passes onto the intestines without being broken down by the stomach and gets broken down by the bacteria in the intestines. As a result, gas is formed and the human body has only two ways of getting rid of that gas. Burping is thus a way for the gas to escape which is a good thing, since having the gas confined to your digestive tracts or intestines will be painful. But why not avoid this level of gas formation in the first place?

Burpless fish oil by Optimal Health Labs is different from normal fish oil supplements or extracts because it doesn’t allow the formation of the gas. It gets quickly broken down and gets readily absorbed by the body without any gas formation. As a result, you don’t burp at all. Now, you can have burpless fish oil while at work, when you are walking down the street, while having lunch at someplace or when you are watching television after lunch on a Sunday afternoon and not keep burping for a while.

Media Contact:

Jim Johnson

Email:

info@optimalhealthlabs.com
About the company:

At Optimal Health Labs we strongly believe in providing our customers with premium quality health and weight loss products at the best possible prices.

In order to achieve our goal our products are manufactured in the USA using only the best quality ingredients and following strict GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). Once made our products are kept in optimal condition by being stored in well ventilated and air conditioned warehouses.

We always strive to provide efficient and hassle free ordering, fast delivery and the highest levels of customer service.

Website:

www.OptimalHealthLabs.com

Address:

187 E Warm Springs Road

Suite B159

Phone number:
702-623-0994

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Fish Oil Omega 3 Burpless

Fish Oil without the Fishy Smell and Taste

Fish oil has been proven to have benefits for the health of joints, heart, skin, and for cognitive health but the smell of it often prevents people from taking the supplement.In order to overcome this Optimal Health Labs has produced a fish oil supplement designed to have no such smell. The pill’s enteric coating allows it to be absorbed directly through the stomach and in to the small intestine. This prevents foul fish smelling burps hence the name. It has also been designed to not have a fishy aftertaste in order to remove another obstacle keeping people from taking fish oil.

In addition to these qualities it has 600mg DHA and 800mg EPA per 2g serving which is more than double some other fish oil brands. DHA and EPA promotes heart health, good blood pressure, improve blood circulation, brain function, and keeps the immune system strong. To remove harmful substances it has been put through a process called molecular distillation purification. This removes such toxins as Mercury and PCB. It also increases its purity leaving you with enhanced goodness.

There are many benefits of Optimal Health Labs fish oil omega 3 burpless, but the main benefit is the high quality of these fish oil pills. Their quality comes from being made of the finest oils from herring, anchovy, sardine, salmon, and mackle. Additional ingredients include;

  • Purified water
  • Natural Vitamin E
  • Soy

Optimal Health Labs sells this oil in bottles containing 180 soft gels tablets. The recommended servings are 2 soft gels taken 1 to 2 times a day, ideally with food and one bottle can last you up to 3 months. The fish oil omega 3 burpless by Optimal Health Labs has been clinically proven to have all the benefits of fish oil and with a good diet as well as exercise it can be a boast to your health.

Studies have also reported that this oil provides benefits for fighting a wide range of diseases. Many of those that tried them saythat it keeps their hair shiny and their skin soft. When taking burpless fish oil pills, do notexceedthe recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and people with an existing medical condition should consult a doctor before taking any dietary supplement.

 

Media Contact:

Jim Johnson

Email:

info@optimalhealthlabs.com
About the company:

At Optimal Health Labs we strongly believe in providing our customers with premium quality health and weight loss products at the best possible prices.

In order to achieve our goal our products are manufactured in the USA using only the best quality ingredients and following strict GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). Once made our products are kept in optimal condition by being stored in well ventilated and air conditioned warehouses.

We always strive to provide efficient and hassle free ordering, fast delivery and the highest levels of customer service.

Website:

www.OptimalHealthLabs.com

Address:

187 E Warm Springs Road

Suite B159

Phone number:
702-623-0994

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Rosehip Oil Organic

We are all looking for that one product that will enable us to have timeless beauty. In a world where outer appearance is key and women want to look young and beautiful like the movie stars they admire finding the recipe for timeless beauty is essential. Does this recipe exist however and are we even close to discovering it? Research has shown that in fact we might have found it without realizing it.

Rosehip oil can be found in the list of ingredients for many skincare products however this seed which is harvested from the wild dog Rose bush predominantly grown in Chile did not get much recognition until after Victoria Secret Model Miranda Kerr announced that it was her secret to her radiant skin complexion. The rosehip oil is filed with vitamins (A and C), antioxidants and essential fatty acids (omega 3,6 and 9) that prevent wrinkles, moisturizes the skin, prevents and reduces scars and fine lines plus a lot more. With its numerous benefits it is believed that Rosehip oil is the essential recipe for timeless beauty.

Rosehip oil organic has various components that bring out a unique combination which is great for the skin. Our body does not manufacture fatty acids even though it is good for the skin and antioxidants are considered to be effective for reducing and slowing down the signs of aging and as mentioned before Rosehip oil is filled with both.

Rosehip oil organic helps to regenerate the skin, it reduce scars and wrinkles and helps the skin retain its natural color and glow. It has therefore been identified has the effective treatment for dry skin, eczema, stretch marks, psoriasis, damaged hair, acne and scarring. Rosehip oil even helps the fingernails from breaking and prevents hangnails (a piece of torn skin at the root of the fingernail).

Rosehip oil organic by Inflora Botanica is also non greasy and superlight thus it is absorbed by the skin more easily than other popular oils, such as shea butter, and doesn’t clog the pores. Rosehip oil can be used by itself or it can be added to your lotions and creams as it is anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant which helps to decrease any environmental damage and it soothes the skin.

Rosehip oil is also seen as being better than Botox, with its skin rejuvenating properties like vitamin C and lycopene rosehip oil is much safer for the skins surface to help repair it, restore elasticity and protects against sun and pollutions that can cause wrinkles.

Rosehip has been used for generations by Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans for its healing properties. The beauty industry is now turning to Rosehip oil as an alternative to the chemicals they have relied to in the past as it is natural, works better and faster and has all the essential nutrients to help the skin.

With all the benefits that Inflora Botanica Rosehip oil organic offers not just to beauty but also to one’s health it is no wonder that it has now been perceived as the recipe for timeless beauty.

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Sinus

Sinus problems can be a real drag to deal with on a daily basis.  The sinuses are described as the hollow air spaces located between your eyes and behind your cheekbone.  Your sinuses are designed to produce mucus which works to keep the inside of your nose moist, and results in less build-up of dust, allergens, and other pollutants.  However, sometimes your sinuses do not function properly resulting in adverse symptoms of sinus pain.

Sinus Blockage

The main cause of sinus pain is sinus blockage.  A narrow space within each sinus is designed for drainage.  It is easy for this space to become blocked allowing mucus to build-up over time and cause sinus pain.

Natural Treatment Options

Many people turn to over-the-counter medicines and treatments when dealing with sinus pain, but this is not your only option.  Sinus problems can be treated naturally with the use of an essential oil treatment from Ovvio Oils.  Essential oils offer many medicinal benefits that can help you to breathe easier and deeper. If sinus problems are making it hard for you to breathe normally, you may want to consider the benefits of using a natural essential oil nasal treatment.

Which Essential Oils Are Best?

When it comes to respiratory benefits, some essential oils are better than others.  Peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, Clary sage, cedar wood and lavender are essential oils that can be blended to produce the most effective natural nasal treatment for sinus issues.  Many treatments and sinus medications available in the drug store are not natural.  However, a blend of essential oils is 100% natural and offers the best way to deal with sinus pain.

Harvest and Healing Performance of Essential Oils

Choose Ovvio Oils when searching for the best natural treatment for sinus and breathing troubles, it is important to find products containing essential oils that are harvested at exactly the right time.  Essential oils have a small window when they offer the most medicinal benefits.  They will work best to clear your nasal passages and provide relief when harvested at just the right time.  In addition, for best results, an essential oil nasal blend must not contain any pesticides or chemicals.