3 Beautiful Plant Based Ideas for Different Ocassions
People always ask me: I want to try to eat “more alkaline” but what the heck do I eat? Well, the good news is that following the alkaline diet is not as hard as many gurus make it to be. First of all, it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress. Also, the alkaline diet is not about eating 100% raw (unless of course you want to). There are many different ways to go about it (for example, some people go fully vegan, some don’t, some go vegeterian and some simply decide to add more plant based foods into their diet and reduce animal products at the same time). It’s up to you what you decide to choose. My goal is to provide you with simple, easy and nutritious recipes that don’t require spending hours in your kitchen. These are also fantastic to detox and help you add more fresh raw or almost raw foods into your diet. Whatever it is that you eat, always try to serve it with a big bowl of salad. You can never go wrong with that! So there we go ladies and gentlemen, some of my latest recipes! Of course, remember that nothing is set in stone. Feel free to use your imagination and transfrom those recipes if you want (especially if a recipe calls for an ingredient you can’t stand or doesn’t work well for you). And yes, as the title of this post says, these recipes are fully plant based, as it is our goal- we want to enrich our diets with beautiful plant based foods and actually enjoy it (doesn’t have to be gross…) Continue reading
Date and Cashew Bars with Coconut (Vegan, Paleo, Raw + Gluten-Free)
Dates are a great source of dietary fibre and are rich in the essential nutrient iron; they are also a very healthy sweet treat that won’t add to your waistline making them a great option for a guilt-free snack. Cashew nuts are also high in essential minerals, protein and cholesterol lowering fats. Coconut adds a distinct yet complimentary flavor to these bars while also bringing along some extra fibre and healthy fats. They are also a great addition to your lunch box or handbag for those moments in between meals when you need a little healthy, low GI energy boost. This recipe is super easy to make, great for busy people. Moreover, it fits in vegan, paleo, raw and gluten-free lifestyles. Totally compatible with an alkaline lifestyle as well. Add it to your healthy recipes repertoire. You will love it! Date and Cashew bars are also great for breakfast or as a quick after workout snack. Continue reading
Successful Goal Setting with Mike Brown
The following is the guest post by my friend Mike from GoalHit.net.
His website is all about motivation, fitness, goals, personal development, productivity, and mindset. Mike got in touch with me after bumping into my book: “Motivation in 7 Simple Steps“. This is how I discovered his work and received tons of value from his content. This guy has a strong passion for helping others create happy, healthy and fulfilled lives, and his mission never stops!
In this post, Mike shares his personal story and how he managed to succesfully transform his body and enjoy the process. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did! Continue reading
Heal Your Life by Unleashing the Power of Mindfulness to Forgive Others
Adopting a peaceful and loving lifestyle is the path that will lead you to being more mindful and forgiving of others. The pain you feel is often internal when you carry grudges, sadness, or disappointed feelings around with you. The person or persons these feelings are directed at may not feel anything at all. They may be unable to see the pain they caused or even lack the ability to care that they have caused your troubled emotions. By learning how to forgive others using mindfulness, you will be able to heal your life, feel a weight lifted off of your soul, and forget about the old traumas that have plagued you. You are going to learn how to forgive others, be at peace with yourself, as well as gain a better understanding of what mindfulness truly means. Continue reading
How to Make Green Smoothies Super Tasty (Even If You Hate Veggies)
Green smoothies are a quick and easy way to get a healthy dose of all the vegetables and fruits you need each day. Drinking these tasty treats is a great way to achieve fantastic weight loss and to cut your craving for sweets and other junk foods. Working as a meal substitute green smoothies also provide your body with the antioxidants it needs to fight disease and generally optimize your health. Clear, glowing skin is an added benefit to drinking green smoothies, their high fiber content makes sure that your bowels are working properly so waste is removed from the body the proper way rather than through the skin. A healthy diet including green smoothies can provide greater mental clarity and gives you a natural energy boost that will allow you to power through a long day at work or a grinding workout at the gym, you may even be able to give up your morning coffee (it was quite a challenge for me to be honest, lol).To some newcomers the thought of a green smoothie is not too appealing. However, green smoothies are not all green leafy vegetables, they also incorporate tasty fruits and you can load them with all of your favorite fruits and veggies to get exactly the taste you crave… Continue reading
Short and Sweet Life Saving Mindfulness Meditations
I very often get asked :
“Marta, I just don’t have the time to meditate…is it worth meditating for only a few minutes a day? Will it make any difference?”
This is something I can totally relate to. I am busy myself. It’s not that I have the whole day just to relax, meditate and drink my green smoothies while listening to relaxation music. But the truth is that it’s usually this “all or nothing” mindset that can be preventing us from moving forward and achieving success (whether it’s healh, diet, fitness or other areas of life). We tell ourselves that in order to take care of our body and mind, we need to have tons of free time, and do nothing but self-care all day long. This is a limiting belief actually! Self-care is always possible. It’s all about creating new, empowering habits. This is why I created this blog, I had struggled with health and many other areas of my life, and it wasn’t until I discovered the transformational power of positive mindset (focus on solutions, not on problems) that I could actually create long-lasting changes and restore balance (mini disclaimer here, perfect balance never exists, but as soon as you focus on neglected areas of your health or life and give it some love, you are closer to a balanced, happy life!). In this post, I share my simple meditation tricks that you can use daily, to be more at peace with yourself, even if you’re busy. Continue reading
NOT the Easy Way Out But Long-Lasting Changes
The following is a quite thought-provoking guest post by my friend Simeon Lindstrom. Simeon is an Amazon bestselling author with a passion for deep personal development and personal success. He is dedicated to a life of learning and continual growth in all aspects so that he can improve the quality of people’s lives through his books. He walks the talk and he knows exactly what it takes to create health, happiness and progress. In this article, he wants to help you improve your life through changing your relationship with the concept of self-love commonly preached by mainstream self-help gurus (to give you guys some heads up, Simeon is anti-mainstream self-improvement..). While Simeon believes in the power of self-love, in this article he will also show you the dark side of self-love and how it could even damage your health! Read on to learn how to actually love yourself the right way, the way you need and deserve so that you can take care of all areas of your health and life creating new habits and doable action plans as well as eliminating limiting beliefs…
Easy and Nourishing Alkaline Lunches for Hot Summers
If you are looking for easy alkaline lunch recipes to energize your body and mind, you have come to the right place. This post contains 3 fully plant based recipes that are great for beginners. They will help you add more green alkaline foods into your diet, not to mention adding more raw foods- these are always great! The recipes use what I call common-sense superfoods, that, in most cases are really easy to find in most grocery stores. Depending on where you live, nori may me a bit more difficult to find, but, on a positive note, nori is becoming more and more main-stream and therefore easier to find. At the end of this post, I included some Amazon recommendations, in case you are not able to find all the ingredients locally. Here’s to your health- alkaline, vegan and full of life. Pick up the recipe and get started! Continue reading
Easy & Refreshing Alkaline Soup Recipe Anyone Can Make!
What makes this soup special? It’s easy, fresh, extremely alkalyzing and great for warm days! Cucumbers are very good for flushing out toxins from the body and therefore aiding weight loss, they also help to provide the skin with essential minerals such as magnesium, potassium and silicone (this is what makes them super alkaline!). Garlic not only adds great flavour to this soup, but it is another great food for detoxing your system, and the capsicum in the chili adds to the immune-boosting benefits of this soup. Lime juice helps to improve digestion and so it further aids in detoxing the system and boosting weight loss. Coconut water is high in electrolytes and is known to be the ultimate thirst quencher. Fantastic after streneous workouts! This cold alkaline soup is incredibly refreshing on a hot afternoon. It can also be combined with some cooked food, as a side dish, it’s up to you! Continue reading
Say FU Perfection and Focus on Progress!
There is something that has been on my mind lately…
It’s about perfection and how it can take away your emotional wellness and actually prevent you from achieving your health, life, and carreer goals. It can make you a slave of your own ego (BTW. I believe that ego is not always bad and we can use it to stretch and grow but this is a topic for another day) and make you feel trapped. Once you get trapped in perfectionism, it’s not possible to move forward and you are not really able to receive value from your own actions. This short post is written as a reminder that it’s OK to fail. It’s OK to make mistakes. It’s OK to admit that we screw up sometimes. Whatever it is that you want to achieve, you will not achieve it without making progress and without moving forward. So what’s the point of getting stuck with one thing, just trying to make it all perfect? Read on to brainstorm. Continue reading