There used to be this couple from Kirkwood who came through to Port Elizabeth once a month to sell their nuts and seeds at Art in the Park. Whenever I had the fortune of spotting them, I would purchase their powdered seed mixture that quickly became a sort of favourite of mine. It was simply a mixture of sunflower, sesame, pumpkin and linseed that had been popped into a food processor and turned to powder. I mention this because I have found this powder to be an incredible source of extra protein to add to my shakes. Not only does it add extra flavour, but it adds a bunch of extra yumminess as well. And – if you’re having a problem – linseed can be great for constipation.
Now, the couple has retired so I no longer get seed powder from them, but it is easy enough to make a seed/nut powder combination of our own. Just add seeds and/or nuts and powder them up in the food processor. Do keep in mind that it may be best to keep the powder in the fridge as that will keep it fresh for as long as possible.
Then: make a very yummy shake!
1 cup milk/soymilk
2 tablespoons of vanilla Herbalife shake
1 teaspoon honey (or even just a teaspoon tip if you don’t want it to be too sweet)
1 heaped tablespoon of seed/nut powder (or more if you like – but remember the linseed swells a bit)
Mix it all together in your shaker and enjoy!
I do believe that it is very important to make sure that you never get bored of the products we use to keep us healthy so I’m always looking for new ways to spice things up a little. Usually I drink my thermo plain, which is great, but because it’s citrus season here in the Eastern Cape I’ve been adding orange slices to my usual multiple cups of thermo tea. It’s amazing what something as simple as a slice of orange (yes – orange!) can do to subtly change the flavour of this already refreshing drink. Try it. And then tell me if you think it’s yummy!
Did you know that Herbalife has TWO vegan friendly shakes? Well now you know! Our Free-From shake as well as our Raspberry&Blueberry shakes are both vegan friendly. Kinda cool, huh?
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We all know that water is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle and yet it often seems to be where a lot of us slip up the most. There are many reasons for why we aren’t managing this water necessity, but there are luckily also a few changes that we can make to improve our water intake with minimal effort.
1. Have it with you
There is something about the immediate availability of water that automatically leads to a higher water intake. It’s there so you drink it. It really is as simple as that. Whether it’s on your desk in a jug or you’re carrying it around in a bottle, the mere presence of water will make a difference to how much you consume in a day.
2. Make it taste better
Many of us don’t really love the taste of water. No problem! Add a couple of slices of lemon to your water. Or strawberries or oranges or even apple slices. The natural flavours might make all the difference to you. You could also add a splash of Herbal Aloe. Not only will this product help to replenish your electrolytes and boost your vitamin c but it is also calorie free.
3. Eat your water
You can ingest a high amount of water by simply adding more real foods to your diet. Watermelon, tomatoes, cucumbers and all sorts of other fruits and veggies have a very high percentage of water in them.
4. Drink more tea
As long as you aren’t adding copious amounts of sugar and other bad additives, a nice cup of herbal tea a few times a day is a great way to up your water content. Herbalife teas such as the Thermojetics Herbal Concentrate will give you the added benefit of aiding in weight loss and the NRG tea is great at easing mental fatigue and giving you a bit more energy.