November 9, 2014

MHP - Paleo Protein review

Hi guys, I have to share with you my favorite protein powder, which I love right now.

When I start eating Paleo, all my protein powders go off the game in a minute. All of them was from soy, diary or any kind of shity ingredients. Full of crap. I start to looking for another one.... paleo friendly.

And I find this one. No, I'm not protein powder eater anymore -of course I prefer real food. But sometimes you need to have some fast and easy option with you.. you know... And this is where this baby comes to the stage.


It's from Beef and Egg Whites... and they have two flawors. Triple chocolate and Almond Vanilla. I didn't try Vanilla yet, but Chocolate one it great! If you are choloholic like I am... you would love it.

I use it for shakes of course, but also for pancakes or any kind of baking stuff. It's great amazing taste without any wierd undertaste... , perfect for baking as well.

You can buy them online on: http://themhpstore.com/paleo_protein.html for 54,99$ and it's 2lbs. (921g)

This is not sponsorred reveiw - I just want to share with you my personal experience. I really love it and I hope this will be good for you as well.

Please share in comments bellow your favorite paleo friendly proteins.. I'm open to try another one by your recommendation....

Have a great day, guys!

November 4, 2014

Perfect Health Diet - book review

This book simply find me. I was not searching for new book about new lifestyle.... I follow +Barbora Soukupovรก (Barborka On The Run) and her Instagram account and she post info about this book and also info, that it's in the sale... what else? :-)

I bought it in a minute - on Amazon as a Kindle version since I love my ebook reader (Kindle). Then I completely forgot it. Couple months later I finish another book /some basic romance book - you know, for relax reading :-))/ and check my Kindle which books are ready now... 'Cause I have many new books in Kindle prepared all the time... and I find this one on that list.



I jump in and this change my life again. First lifestyle change was addopting Paleo, which was huge change for me... and of course great experience (in positive way of course). But Perfect Health Diet go way further.... This book is completely different.

In this book you can read how it works in our bodies from science point of view. Every step is followed by detailed analysis why it's good for us. I love this book! This really give me full perspective - finally.

I learn a lot about basic things - sugar, proteins, fat. I start incorporate this diet to my Paleo diet and it works! It works absolutely amazing! Also Intermittent Fasting is another great technique I learn thanks this book. And there is much more. All amazingly inspired stories from real people...

If you are serious about your body, your lifestyle, this book is MUST HAVE for you.

Do you have any reccomendation for me? Any great book, which should be in my Kindle? Let me know in comment section bellow.... :-)

October 17, 2014

No Bun Hamburger? Problem solved!

Are you Paleo eater? And do you love burgers? I love burgers so much! Ok - how to solve problem with a bun?

Sure - you can bake some special paleo version /I'm currently making some ideas for you guys, but it's still in progress/ or you can use any type of veggie like Eggplant:


Today I experiment with Eggplant. Slice them - about 0,5 inch each slice and then grill them on coconut oil - 2-3 minutes every side.

Don't forgot to salt them and let them set - about 20 minutes on paper towel - before you grill them. This helps eggplant to remove all water and they will not be bitter after grilling.

I enjoy them a lot - definetely great to pair with chedar /not Paleo I know/ and chilli sauce. Yummy!

What is your favorite combo?

October 10, 2014

Matcha Tea - finely milled organic green tea - review


Hi guys, I have for you something little bit different today :-) It's smal review for product I just discovered.

First of all - I'm huge fan of Green tea - I drink at least one cup of green tea every day. I use only leafy tea. Usually I go for Japaniese green tea from Spring season. Highest quality as possible (by cost of course).

I didn't drink Chinesse tea at all. Because they contains pesticides and usually companies from Japan process tea gently with high level of security check.

So few weeks ago I found Matcha tea... and I fall in love immediately! It's basically finely milled green tea from Japan.


You can prepare this tea with cold water - you get refreshing Ice Tea! Or with warm /NOT HOT/ water to get warmer variant.

For example my hubby love it with milk /coconut milk/ as a Ice Tea - milky drink.

I order mine on matcha-tea.cz but I'm pretty sure that you can find many more companies. Just be sure to get some which is in organic quality and from Japan if it's possible.

This one is packed in portions in bags, which I love so much! You can bring just one bag with you to make great tea almoust anywhere! No measuring... :)



I love their cute shaker too. 'Cause shaker is the best way how to prepare you icetea from Matcha tea! It's same like your protein powder - you have to mix it very well with liquid to get great drink and shaker is the easiest way. Also you can bring your shaker with you if you travel (you cannot bring witht you your fancy food processor - you know... )

On matcha-tea.cz you can find some great value package. For example two boxes of tea (30 portions each) with shaker for free - which I order immediately :)

As you can see it's very fine powder:


And...... you can use it for baking too. For example to pancakes!!!! Or to ice cream /my favorite way/.

There are many health benefits as well:

One glass of matcha is equivalent of 10 glasses of standart green tea in terms of its nutritional value and antioxidant content. In reality, the only way to truly take advantage of green teas full potential is to consume the entire leaf. The health benefits of matcha tea exceed those of green tea because when you drink matcha you ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water.
Matcha also contains a unique, potent class of antioxidant known as catechins, which are not found in other foods. Since over 60% of the catechins in matcha are actually EGCg, a daily matcha regimen can help restore and preserve the bodys integral well-being and balance. The catechin EGCg (Epigallocatechin-3-Gallo) provides fight against HIV, cancer and many other disorders and diseases.
Matcha provides you powerful arsenal of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids in a way no other green tea can. Matcha contains more antioxidants than blueberries, wolfberries, pomegranates, orange juice and spinach.
Matcha is packed with exponentially more antioxidants according to the latest innovation in antioxidant research. Using the testing method known as ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), experts at Tufts University discovered that matcha possesses many times more ORAC so than pomegranates or blueberries. Matchas ORAC rating is a mighty 1300 units per gram, compared to pomegranates 105 units per gram or blueberries 91 units. Human body needs about 3600-4800 ORAC units per day.
Matcha is rich in L-Theanine, a rare amino acid that actually promotes a state of relaxation, wellbeing and increase a brains functioning. L-Theanine is common in every teas, matcha may contain up to five times more of this amino acid than common black and green teas. L-Theanine may help to increase memory functioning, learning and ability without any possible side-effects from caffeine, which is a natural component of green tea. Therefore, bowl of matcha promotes concentration and clarity of mind without any of the nervous energy found in coffee.
Matcha is ideal for diabetics, because it prevents the formation of glucose in blood. Catechins, which Matcha tea contains can block enzymes, that break up complex compounds into sugars.
Matcha supports your body's ability to burn food 4 times faster than normal. According to a study in the American magazine Clinical Nutrition, regular consumption of Matcha tea can improve the combustion process, also known as thermogenesis from normal 8-10% to a 35-43%.
According to the magazine Muscle and Fitness, Matcha helps to burn body fat and it is recomendet to consume it after sport activities.
The tea leaves are grown in the shade and that is the reason for their greener color and therefor Matcha tea contains more chlorophyll than ordinary green tea.
Matcha has strong detoxifying effects resulting from the amount of chlorophyll, which eliminates heavy metals and chemical compounds in body.
Matcha helps reduce cholesterol and sugar in blood. Matcha contains no sugar. It means, that on glycemic index it reaches zero. One tea cup of Matcha contains about 3 grams of fiber.
To increase the potential of antioxidants, which Matcha tea contains, you can try to mix it with a dash of lemon or lime juice. You can prepare for example, refreshing iced Matcha tea.
(info from page: http://matcha-tea.cz/clanek/benefits-of-matcha-tea)

May 13, 2014

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Pumpkin Seeds Oil



Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Serves
1 min 35 min 36 min 3


Ingredients: 

3 cups of Cauliflower - chopped
2 cups of water
1 tea spoon of Madras sauce
3 tea spoons of Pumpkin Seeds Oil
Bacon - by your taste :-) (optional)
salt & peppers




Instruction:


  1. Place Cauliflower to the pan (I used baking paper under), springle with olive oil and  Madras sauc. Bake for about 35 minutes - until  Cauliflower is sligthy brown.
  2. Put Cauliflower and water to the food processor and process untill you are happy with texture.  
  3. Serve with one tea spoon of Pumpkin oil and baked Bacon (optional)






This soup is super easy, fast to prepare, healthy and light. It's also Paleo friendly, Gluten free diet friendly and diary free. Keep you full for long time with minimum of calories. 

Definetely try it....

March 27, 2014

Tomato Soup with Roasted Chickpeas



Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Serves
1 min 10 min 11 min 3


Ingredients: 

2 cups of Tomatoes - chopped
1 cup of Coconut cream
1 tea spoon of Madras sauce
salt & peppers




Instruction:


  1. Place tomatoes to the saucepan, add 2 cups of water, Madras sauce and bring to the boil. 
  2. Add Coconut cream and let boil again. Then let boil for about 10 minutes in medium heat.
  3. If you want you can use food processor to get extra smooth version. I love my "country style" so I don't use food processor  - ususally...
For Roasted Chickpeas recipe follow this link to my previous post.



I love avocados as you know.. so I add 1/4 of avocado to the top... :-)


Roasted Chickpeas - less oil, owen roasted




Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Serves
1 min 40 min 41 min 3

Ingredients:


1 cup of canned Chickpeas
1 table spoon of Olive oil
seasoning - I use chilli powder here


Instruction: 


  1. Preheat owen for 150°C/302°F.
  2. Wash your Chickpea untill water is clear. Take your time and get off all "foam" from can
  3. Place Chickpea in the bowl and add table spoon of olive oil and about 1/4 tea spoon of chilli powder. You can definetelly add more if you like. Another great option for seasoning is mustard. 
  4. Spread the chickpeas in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 30 to 40 minutes.



Roasted Chickpeas are great to sour soups.. as a crispy, healthy toppig.. (For Tomato soup follow this link to my next recipe)