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Dates and Nuts Energy Bar Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 50 gram Cashew Nuts (Kaju)
  • 50 gram Almonds (Badam)
  • 50 gram Walnuts (Akhrot)
  • 25 gram Dry Coconut crushed
  • 50 gram Magajtari Seeds (Water Melon Seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons (Pista)
  • 400 gram Dates (Khajur)
  • 2 tablespoons Poppy Seeds (Khas Khas)
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • Magajtari Seeds and Pista Slices for Garnish

 

Mix all the items one by one in a bowl. I use ghee spread on my hands and the bowl to prevent sticking of the ingredients. My bars are usually never square and more like ladoos. Go with the flow or use a mould to cut the perfect bar. I normally dice up all the foods in a coffee blender so that they are easy to mix and chew later on. No preservatives so your coconut spoils in about 5-7 days. Keep in the fridge in air tight containers once ready.

Granola Bars

Ingredients:

  • 200 gm (2 cups) oats (instant oats)
  • 80 gm (½ cup) almonds, chopped
  • 3 tbsp butter or ghee
  • 220 gm (¾ cup) jaggery* (use 1 cup jaggery, if not using the brown sugar)
  • 55 gm (¼ cup) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 100 gm (½ cups) chopped and pitted dates
  • 90 gm (½ cup) raisins
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)

 

Method:

  • Grease an 8″ by  12″ baking dish with butter, ghee or neutral flavoured oil and line it with parchment paper.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan, roast the oats and almonds until they change colour and give out a toasted aroma. This should take about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven at 150 C
  • In a saucepan, put in the ghee, jaggery and brown sugar and once the jaggery melts, turn off the heat.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract, oats, and all the dry fruits and stir well.
  • Transfer the mixture into the prepared tin and level the uneven surface with a flat cup. (I use a roti press)
  • Bake in the oven for  10 minutes. Allow to cool a little and cut into rectangles or squares while still warm. After the bars completely cool down, you can lift a piece carefully and then remove the others as well.
  • You have to use jaggery in block form and not powdered jaggery to get the right texture.
  • You can omit the brown sugar if you prefer your granola less sweeter, but your granola may be crumbly.

Smoothie Operator

Fruity Smoothie

  • Approximately 1 glass
  • Strawberries or Banana chopped – 1cup
  • Lettuce or Spinach- 1cup
  • Mango Or Apple -1/3 cup
  • Kiwi–1/2 cup
  • Coconut Water
  • Honey 1 Teaspoon or 3 Unsweetened Dates ( If no sugar issues) Or Stevia 1 gram.
  • Pop all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy. Enjoy!

Dry Fruit Milkshake Smoothie

  • Soaked almonds/ Soaked Pista or Soaked Hazel nuts- 1tbsp (Soak overnight)
  • Dry figs- 1 or 2
  • Walnuts- 1 spoon
  • Date- 1
  • Milk -1 cup (can use almond, coconut or rice milk also)
  • Pop all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy. Enjoy!

Vanilla Refresher Protein Smoothie

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein ( GRASS FED WHEY PROTEIN IS BEST)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • handful of romaine
  • 5-10 mint leaves
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Pop all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy. Enjoy!

Bedroom Sizzlers

As a performance nutritionist enabling athlete to win medals, its not very difficult to imagine that boosting energy and power will also efficiently increase ones sexual energy. Both male and females benefit from foods that boost libido. After all, bedroom performance is an athletic challenge too. My top foods you should find in your diet to spring into action would be

Egg Yolk –  At least one a day

Brazil Nuts – Only one a day. DO NOT DO MORE as they can be toxic

Avocado – One avaocado is perfect

Shrimp – 4-6 Prawns would be perfect without a cholesterol overload. Only on those special dinners.

Broccoli – Testesterone booster via an Estradiol block. Get in touch with me to do an Estradiol test and figure out how to build a better sex life.

Pomegranate – Limp couples need pomengranate everyday for ten days. Then count the Non-horny days. You’d be genuinely surprised.

Oysters – I personally hate oysters. But they do have high Zinc that boosts sex drive. I’d take a Zinc Lozenge on date night!

Coconut – People who have coconuts in their diet are statistically said to have better no of days of sex in year. However check your saturated fat Gene and see if it is good for you.

Whey Protein – grass fed Organix whey is the best stamina builder. Women really benefit with better toning and fat loss

Garlic – Capsules are best as raw garlic does not allow a lot of fresh breadth foreplay.

Chaga Mushroom – The most potent mushroom. Consider a bloom in your OOOhs and AHHHs!

Maca Root Powder – Aztec warriors had virulent power sessions. Flagging energy levels. Time for a boost. Women and men both get an equal quickie.

Korean Ginseng – Stamina and the desire to get back under the sheets every evening. Warning with Kids around you may want to hold back on the Korean Ginseng for holidays only.

Virgin Bites

Nuts and seeds are super healthy and most of us aren’t eating enough of them! They are important additions to our daily food consumption. You can incorporate small amounts of a combination of the following 10 nuts and seeds in your diet to enjoy their health benefits. I do advise caution. I personally did my food allergy test and found that I could not eat peanuts and almonds. So tread with caution or better still call me up for doing a state of the art FOOD allergy test before you go all Nutty on your diet.

Almonds

Many people consider almonds to be nuts, but they are technically the seeds of the almond tree. A small handful of almonds are all you need to eat daily. These oval-shaped nuts contain fiber, protein, calcium, zinc, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, iron and some B vitamins. Soaked is always better than than dry.

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are technically seeds, but people call them nuts due to their brown nut-like outer covering. These nuts help in the prevention of breast and other cancers, cirrhosis of the liver, heart disease and premature aging. They can also improve cardiovascular health, manage Type 2 diabetes, reduce arthritis symptoms, protect skin from sun damage, lower bad cholesterol, and fight anemia.

Cashews

Cashews are not actually nuts. They are the kidney-shaped seeds that adhere to the bottom of the cashew apple, the fruit of the cashew tree. The several nutrients in cashews can provide energy, improve cardiovascular health, lower cholesterol, help in the production of hemoglobin, manage Type 2 diabetes, reduce PMS symptoms, and help maintain healthy eyes, hair and skin.

Chia Seeds

Consumption of chia seeds on a regular basis can help reduce joint pain, keep the digestive system healthy, aid weight loss, deliver an energy boost, improve brain health, reduce depression, fight arthritis and protect against diabetes, liver disease and heart disease.

Flaxseeds

The high fiber in flaxseeds promotes healthy bowel functioning, suppresses appetite and helps support weight loss. Flaxseeds can even help ease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), lower cholesterol, protect against heart disease, stabilize blood sugar and reduce the risk of cancer. They are equally good for maintaining healthy skin and hair.

Pine Nuts

Although used as nuts in the culinary world, in the botanical world, pine nuts (also known as cedar nuts) are the edible seeds of pine trees. The recommended serving is 2 to 3 tablespoons daily. These nuts help improve heart health, reduce bad cholesterol, protect the arteries from damage, suppress appetite, boost energy and improve vision health. They also help increase the blood’s hemoglobin level and relieve fatigue and tension.

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are flat and asymmetrically oval. Regular consumption of these seeds helps boost immunity, lower bad cholesterol, control blood sugar, fight anxiety and depression, reduce arthritis pain, support prostate health, improve heart health, and reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer.

Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are highly valued for their oil, which is exceptionally resistant to rancidity. They can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, protect against liver damage and prevent diseases like arthritis, asthma, migraine headaches, osteoporosis and certain cancers.

Note: Excessive consumption of sesame seeds may trigger migraines and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms in people who are sensitive to nuts and seeds.

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are the gift of the beautiful sunflowers. They are an excellent source of vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant. Regular consumption of these seeds can help reduce the severity of asthma, lower high blood pressure, prevent migraine headaches and reduce the risk of heart attacks. The recommended serving size is ¼ cup daily.

Walnuts

By eating just 30 grams of walnuts daily (7 shelled walnuts), you can enjoy many of the health benefits. Regular consumption of walnuts can help reduce the risk of prostate and breast cancer, lower high blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, aid in weight control, boost brain health and manage diabetes. They are equally good for your skin and hair.

Forbidden Elixirs

The forbidden part of life with nutritionists and healers is that alcohol hurts the body.  While I do not advocate absolution or being a monk, I believe that we need to live life. Moderation is my mantra. My personal favourite is Single malts @ 30 ml at the maximum. This is what my body can process. I figured this out and so should you. Figure your spirit and how much makes your body hurt the next day. With my personal clients I work on detox solutions as well as close monitoring of blood levels in the liver and kidneys to develop a matrix that allows the body to enjoy a state of the art Nutrition plan along with the occasional weekend Reward meal or drink. Cheers and here are my personal favorite’s. NONE of them have any nutritional value and they will harm your body. CAUTION!

Coconut Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe

  • Coconut Water: 1 Cup
  • Strawberries: 1 Cup
  • Coconut Sugar optional
  • Fresh Lime: One
  • Fresh Mint
  • Vodka: 1-2 shots
  • Club Soda: After the blend

Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe

  • Lime: Half of a slice
  • Vodka: 1-2 shots
  • Coconut Sugar: 1/2 tsp
  • Ice Cubes
  • Gingered Pear and Brandy Cocktail

 

Pear juice adds a welcome taste of fall to this skinny cocktail made with cognac, homemade sugar syrup and lemon twists. Short on time? Substitute agave or honey in place of the sugar for a no-cook syrup.

Champagne Cocktails

Always a classic, this specialty drink uses sugar cubes and bitters to add an elegant look to a simple flute of inexpensive champagne or sparkling wine. Both the sugar cube and bitters help balance a wine’s acidity.

Pimm’s Cup

Looking for a unique cocktail for your next party? A favourite among Wimbledon tennis goers, this refreshingly light British drink pairs lemon and ginger with the spicy fruit flavours of a gin-based liqueur called Pimm’s No. 1 cup.

Bloody Mary

Everyone’s favorite brunch cocktail is whittled down to a mere 76 calories per serving in this easy recipe made with bottled tomato juice, worcestershire, horseradish and ground celery seeds. Sans alcohol it makes for a spicy tomato drink. Called a Virgin Mary, I believe that everybody needs to celebrate drinks with a Virgin concept. Sans Alcohol.

Slushy Watermelon Mojitos

A quintessential taste of summer, this blender mojito takes some nifty, light shortcuts combining frozen cubed watermelon with limeade concentrate and sparkling water. Substitute precut frozen cantaloupe or other melon varieties for a flavour twist. I intentionally missed the Vodka here.

Champagne Limoncello Cocktails

Happy hour doesn’t get much easier or more elegant with this simple cocktail made with a tart-sweet Italian liqueur called limoncello, lemon juice, and champagne. Here’s a toast to your health, or as the French say, a votre sante.

Hot Mojito Tea

A twist on the classic mojito cocktail takes this cold drink and turns it into a warm and cozy fireside sipper made with steeped black tea, brown sugar, lime juice, mint and rum. With only 86 calories, it’s an ultra light indulgence.

Champagne Pomegranate Cocktail

Pomegranate juice tints it red but ginger ale, brandy and Champagne add the extra layers of flavour that make this sparkling, festive cocktail perfect for holidays and special occasions. If you meet me, offer me this drink!

Sour-Apple Spritzers

For a wild and crazy last-minute cocktail that’s easy on the calorie-bank, take sour-apple cocktail mix, club soda, cinnamon and lemon and serve it martini style. With just 58 calories per serving go ahead and have two.

Bachelors’ Quickies

The greatest spoiler for eating healthy is the prep and the work involved in eating with a purity and nutrition desire. With home delivery apps and healthy food start-ups why would one even want to take the trouble to changing the way they order. I believe that no restaurant can prep a food that has a better quality than what you buy, cook and eat. That difference is not only quality but something money cannot buy. The ENERGY of LOVE. Cook with love for your body and watch how the energy of the food lifts you up. Not to mention have you ever notice how food cooked by a cook or your domestic helps is different when your fingers touch it! I have made a list of dishes that are quick to bash out it with pure love.

Preparation time-15 minutes

Serving-2

Ingredients:

  • Moong beans/green gram whole(sprouted and
  • boiled)-100 gm
  • (Soaked overnight, sprouted and boiled for one whistle in
  • pressure cooker with 1/2 cup of water)
  • Green chilli(chopped)-1 or 2
  • Onion(finely chopped)-1 (small)
  • Coriander leaves((finely chopped)-1/4 cup
  • Cucumber(finely chopped)-1/2 cup
  • Carrot((finely chopped/grated)-1/3 cup
  • Raw mango(chopped)-1/5 cup(optional)
  • Tomato(finely chopped)-1(small)
  • Chat masala powder-1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste-1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice-1 tsp
  • Black salt-1/4 tsp