Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thrive Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars

Triathlete Brendan Brazier shared these raw energy bar recipes with us. While energy bars can be pricey, you can make them at home to control costs.

1 small apple, cored
1 c dates
1/2 c cooked quinoa
1/4 c almonds
1/4 c flaxseed
1/4 c hemp protein (or your favorite protein powder)
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg

In a food processor, process all ingredients until desired texture is reached. If you prefer a uniformly smooth bar, process longer. If you would rather a bar with more crunch and texture, blend for less time.

Remove mixture from processor and either shape into balls or a brick. To roll into balls, simply pinch off a desired amount and roll between your hands. To roll into a brick, which you can cut into bars, places mixture on plastic wrap and flatten, covering with another layer of plastic wrap. Use a rolling pin to roll mixture to the desired thickness, then cut into bars.

Monday, August 22, 2011

How to Lose Belly Fat Without Exercising

This is always a magical question, especially for women.  How to lose belly fat without exercising.  Well this is really not that hard to do, all that is required is that you eat.  While you must be mindful of the food that you eat, remember in order to keep that tire deflated you have to eat healthier foods.  Berries are good fat burners, but if you want to target that midsection be sure to include melons like cantaloupe and honeydew into the mix.  Increase foods that include vitamin C such as oranges and grapefruits.  Nuts, while they are high in fat content, they are great for burning fat.  They are a great source of protein and help you to feel full longer.

For those who like to have a drink or two every now and then, you will be happy to know that having a glass of wine daily will help burn off belly fat. So you can have a glass of wine with your salmon dinner and kill to birds with one stone.  Salmon is the best source of Omega 3 outside of flax seed, which helps to burn those dinner rolls away.  Now if you must have a roll with your dinner, make it a whole grain roll to be sure it doesn't add more rolls to your belly.

I have incorporated these methods into my diet along with the help of my V3 and I must say it is working.  I found this video that speaks on this enjoy.  Please comment.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

5 Fat Burning Foods

While I believe that diets don't work, it is still important to watch what we eat to promote healthy bodies. I'll be honest in saying that I do still treat myself to some McDonald's fries every now and then, however over all I do eat sensibly. I eat fresh salads at least three times a week, plenty of fruits and nuts and controlled portions. Drinking plenty of water is absolutely necessary to promote healthy digestion. To keep down bloating, stay away from carbonated drinks.  While fruit juice is a good alternative, they are usually high in caloric intake due to the natural sugar, so don't over do it.  

Here is a video I found on fat burning foods.  Foods such as this help me tremendously when I started my weight loss journey.

How much is too much?

People come up with every reason in the world not to do something for the right reason.  Are you selling yourself short.  Really, ask yourself, how much is too much to invest in yourself.  Aren't you tired of constantly going to the doctor to find out what's wrong now or to have prescriptions filled.  When you take the time to concentrate on losing weight, things such as thing will diminish.  Think of all the things you pay for for the wrong reasons, instead of for the right reasons.  You should never put a price on your health.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Great Hip Hop Workout

Ok guys, honestly being a young black woman, I was so shocked when I saw this video on youtube.  My first impression was, this is an older white woman doing a hip hop workout.  What?!.  Let me tell you guys, this lady was getting it in y'all. I did the workout and came out sweating bullets.  It was just as effective as my zumba workout.  I'm gonna have to keep this one in the archive.  I hope you guys like it.  Leave comments.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Oven Fried Salmon


  • 4 salmon filets
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 lb chopped vegetables (broccoli
  • zucchini
  • carrots
  • and cherry tomatoes
  • perhaps)
  • 4 lemon wedges for garnish
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F or as high as it will go.

Combine ½ cup of the oil with the lemon juice and garlic, then pour this mixture over the fish and rub it all over.

Refrigerate the salmon for 30 minutes, turning it over halfway through, to let the flavors soak right in.

Toss the vegetables with a pinch of salt and black pepper and the remaining oil.

Grease a baking dish and add the vegetables.

Roast them for 30 minutes, stirring once in the middle.

Take the vegetables out of the oven and stir them again.

Add the salmon on top, sprinkling a couple of tablespoons of the marinade over it.

Bake for 15 minutes or until everything is done.

If the salmon is done before the veggies, remove it and keep it warm under tented aluminum foil.

Garnish with lemon wedges.

(Serves 4)

Nutritional Info per Serving

Calories: 442 | Total Fat: 33g. | Cholesterol: 88mg. | Total Carbohydrate: 2g. | Sodium: 115mg. | Protein: 34g.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I can't keep this to myself!! Get this money with me.

I would have never thought that I could have my own business that was this lucrative.  All it took was for me to start giving out free samples of V3 Weight Management Complex and everything else just fell in line.  Every time I log into Facebook, email or Twitter, someone new is asking me about V3 and what it's all about.  Why not join a business that really speak for itself with just a simple picture.  Voyager Health Technologies officially launched as of July 12, 2011 and the market is still wide open.  Right now, I am the only rep in NW Indiana and I get none stop leads now off referrals sent to me from my current customers.  Get in early and build huge down lines and watch the money come to you instead of you hunting and sweating for your money.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Corned Beef Hash

4 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cups diced cooked potatoes, or frozen hash-brown potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped lean corned beef brisket, (4 ounces, see Tip)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 large eggs


  1. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and sautá until it starts to brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Add potatoes and cook, stirring, until they brown in spots and become crusty, about 8 minutes more. Stir in corned beef and broth and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until liquid is absorbed, 5 to 8 minutes. Add parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, fill a large skillet with 2 inches salted water and bring to a gentle simmer. Break eggs, one at a time, onto a saucer and slide into the simmering water. Poach eggs until set to desired firmness, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Divide hash among 4 plates. Place eggs on top of hash.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: Corned beef can be purchased at your supermarket deli. Be sure to specify lean: it has 1 gram fat per ounce and an ounce of regular corned beef has 5 grams fat.


Per serving: 320 calories; 13 g fat ( 4 g sat , 6 g mono ); 240 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein; 3 g fiber; 493 mg sodium; 695 mg potassium.
Carbohydrate Servings: 2
Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 2 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat