Purple Green Beans the Magic Bean

A neighbor in my favorite community garden gave me a special treat. Because of his kindness in sharing his harvest, I was able to try purple green beans for the first time. The magic beans he gave me, went along great with his fresh baby kale. 

When you cook these delicious beans they turn from purple to green. 

How to keep fruit and vegtables from not turning brown and fresh

Meal prepping makes life so much easier. One of my daily snacks are fresh veggies sticks. However, no one likes a brown apple, or pear slice, in there snack pack. So I found a new way to meal prep my fruit, and vegetable snack packs to keep them fresh. This way you can save money, and keep your whole family healthy on the go. Plus it’s easy and quick. 

 Any fruit or vegtable that oxidized after being cut and exposed to air, I soak for 1 minute in 2 tbsp raw honey and 3 cups water. This works great for keeping your food looking fresh, until you eat it. It also cuts back on the acid taste, as if you had used lemon water. My apples, and pear slices taste like honey, instead of lemon. 

Last but most importantly, before sealing up my fruit,  and vegetable snack packs, I fold a paper towel and place it inside. The paper towel absorbs all moisture, and locks in freshness. I meal prep my snack packs on sunday, making one for everyday of the  week. The whole family gets their own too. They last fresh all week long plus a day. So next time you want any fruit, vegtable or herb to stay fresh and crisp, you can make it happen, just by doing this. 

Mango Iced Tea Off The Tree

So you have a tree in your yard? It’s bearing so much fruit what should you do? My fruit bearing tree is mango.

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I decided to make mango iced tea today.  I took 3 mangoes, pealed them and liquefied them in the blender. Then I strained the pulp from the juice, and put the mango juice back in the blender.

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I seeped my favorite iced tea bag  in 4 cups of boiling water. I added 1/2 lemon, and 1 cup of sugar, and seeped tea to the mango juice. Then I filled the blender with ice. I liquefied the mix, and placed it in the freezer to chill. The end result was mouth-watering mango iced tea. I will try this with other fruit as well.

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Foods that burn belly fat for six pack abs

Are you in the process of trying to get those six pack abs you’ve always wanted? The famous quote says, “you are what you eat”. Omega-3, and monounsaturated fats, are healthy fats. These oils help prevent stress chemicals that store fat from forming. Flavonoids, and Catechisms, promote antioxidants. Antioxidants increase insulin sensitivity helping to stabilize sugar, storing less fat. In order for you to create your Superman/Wonder Woman abs sugar must be your cryptonite. Stay away from unnecessary sugar. Exercise is a must, so get it in where you can fit it in. Maybe try walking to work or riding your bike, or take the stairs more. Very important for you to stress less. Stress boosts blood levels of cortisol a hormone that encourages belly fat. Cortisol triggers cravings for sugary, high fat comfort food, and it signals the body to store more fat in the belly. Remember these main things when reading food labels and shopping. Here’s a list of foods to get you into that dream body.

Apples- Vitamin C, beta carotene, fiber, phytosterol, flavonoids, antioxidants
Apple Cider Vinegar- contains acetic acid which turbo charges fat burning, and hinders fat storage.
Avocado – monounsaturated fat, fiber
Beans( Black, Canelli, Lima, Navy)- protein, fiber, appetite crushers, flavonoids
Berries(Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries)- Raspberries have highest fiber content out of all of them.
Chili Peppers- contain capsaicin which helps increase calorie burning, and stabilizes blood sugar levels, very high in antioxidants
Cinnamon- antioxidants
Dairy(ricotta, cottage, parmigiana reggiano)- protein, according to a study by the University of Wisconsin researchers parmigiana reggiano is high in fat burning hormones.
Dark Chocolate(80% or higher coco content) – antioxidants
Eggs- Vitamins B6, B12, A, D, E, K, folate, phosphorus, zinc, omega-3, calcium, iron, lute in. According to a study by Louisiana State University eggs help metabolize fat.
Fish- omega-3
Lean Meats(white meat,turkey, chicken)- protein
Green Leafy Vegetables(arugula, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, kale, romaine, spinach)-fiber, phytonutrients Indole-3-carbinol help fight environmental estrogen that can add belly fat.
Nuts(almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia, pecans, peanut butter,)- niacin helps keep digestive system on track, and prevents belly bloating, monounsaturated fat
Oils(canola, coconut, olive, safflower, grape seed)- omega-6, monounsaturated fat
Pears(fresh)- low calories, high fiber, catechisms, flavonoids, antioxidants
Potatoes Cold- form resistance starch, a constituent of fiber that trigger hunger hating hormones, helping th body incinerate more fat for fuel.
Sunflower Seeds- monounsaturated fat
Tea(White, Green)- tea treated cells burn 70% more fat than untreated tea cells, antioxidants
Whole Grains(flaxseed, brown rice, soy, oatmeal, quinoa)- fiber
Watermelon- according to a study by the University of Kentucky it affects artery plaque deposition altering blood lipids, and lowers risk of belly fat.

Notes:
Whydontyoutrythis.com
Sharecare.com
Goodhousekeeping.com
Livingheathy.com

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