What does your body do with 100 calories?

Ever wonder what your body does with the calories you so helpfully provide? It uses them for a variety of necessary functions, from your thinking head to your wiggling toes and everything in between. See how one serving of blueberries, which is about 100 calories, is used by the body.Herbalife Calories. Calorie Information. How many calories burned at work?

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A Shake That Will Surprise You

The return of the Green Monster

Herbalife Green Monster Smoothie. Healthy Eating. Best Herbalife Shake Recipes

This is one monster you should not be afraid of!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Herbalife Formula 1
  • 3 spinach leaves
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seed powder
  • 250 ml (1 cup) milk of choice

You’ll be surprised how yummy healthy tastes!

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Meatfree Monday: Coconut Curried Lentil Wrap

Lentil Coconut Curry Wrap - Healthy, high protein meals. Vegan, Vegetarian

Ingredients:

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1  onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 Tsp cumin
  • 1 Tsp ground coriander
  • 1 Tsp tumeric
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • Wraps, lettuce, avo, and sweet chilli sauce to serve

Directions:

Fry up the onion in a heavy pot, then add garlic and ginger. Cook for about a minute before adding the other spices and cook for another minute. Stir in the water, lentils, and coconut milk, then simmer stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes, until lentils are cooked.

Lentil Coconut Curry Wrap - Healthy, high protein meals. Vegan, Vegetarian

Wrap up the mixture with some lettuce and sweet chilli sauce, or serve with rice.

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Did you Know?

Learn to love ’em

  • With high levels of soluble fibre, lentils lower your cholesterol level and reduce your risk of heart disease. NOt to mention keeping you “regular” (hehe)
  • High fibre foods also stabalise blood sugar levels, trapping carbohydrates and slowing down digestion. This can be especially helpful for those with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia
  • Lentils are also a great source of folate and magnesium, which are big contributors to heart health.
  • Of all legumes and nuts, lentils contain the third-highest levels of protein – great for vegans and vegetarians.
  • Lentils are also a good source of iron, which transports oxygen throughout your body and is key to energy production and metabolism.
  • Low in calories and virtually no fat!
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Herbalife Banana Blush Shake

Q. Why did the Herbalife shake blush?

A. It saw the banana piel.

For non- South Africans who likely won’t get the joke,  the Herbalife shake had a delightful blush as it was made using strawberry yogurt.

Best Herbalife Shake Recipes Banana Strawberry Yogurt Herbalife Shake for weight loss

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 Tbsp. Herbalife Formula 1 (Vanilla, Strawberry, or Cookies & Cream)
  • 150ml strawberry yogurt
  • 150ml water/ milk of choice

Blend and watch the blush!

Best Herbalife Shake Recipes for weight loss: Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

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Meatfree Monday: Fabulous Mini Frittatas

I always feel so chuffed when someone takes something I’ve made for them and makes it even tastier (and usually better looking) – like my sister’s mini frittatas. The photo does them absolutely no justice!

Frittatas are great as a meal with some salad or sides, or as a high protein, low carb snack:

Meatfree Monday: Low Carb FrittataTo make these little cuties, all you do is whisk up some egg, a little bit of milk, salt, pepper, and fillings of your choice, and bake them in a muffin pan until cooked through. Sprinkle some cheese on top too. Top with fresh herbs.

Some filling ideas:

  • Cheese of choice (cheddar, feta, blue, mozzarella)
  • Peppadews
  • Spring onion
  • Caramelised onion
  • Butternut
  • Zucchini
  • Mushroom
  • Bacon (shhh.. not on a Monday)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Peppers

The best part is that you likely already have all the ingredients you need, so just dig around the fridge and cupboard and see what works. And if you don’t have eggs on hand, you must either be vegan or a student.

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Veggie Scramble Wrap

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Nectarine and Nutmeg Shake

Sweet, succulent nectarines are the perfect seasonal summer fruit.

Nectarine and Nutmeg Herbalife Shake: Best Herbalife Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. Herbalife Formula 1 Cookies and Cream/ Vanilla/ Tropical Fruit
  • 1 nectarine
  • A pinch of nutmeg, plus a dusting to garnish
  • 200 ml yogurt/milk of choice

Directions: Simply blend the above. With the sweetness of the nectarine and the indulgent-tasting pinch of nutmeg, this shake taste more like a dessert than a healthy breakfast – bring it!

Herbalife Nectarine and Nutmeg Shake. Best Herbalife Shake Recipes

Did you Know?

  • Nectarines are rich in beta-carotene, which also gives them that gorgeous bright orange-red hue.
  • Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that helps protect the body from damage from free radicals.
  • One medium-sized nectarine contains 8.4 grams of vitamin C.
  • They are also a great source of fibre – which keeps you full and aids healthy digestion.
  • Nectarines also contain potassium, which plays a role in metabolism, regulates pH balance, assists with protein synthesis and helps with the digestion of carbohydrates.
  • 1 nectarine has about 70 calories.

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Meatfree Monday: Mexican Fusion Salad

This started out as a bit of a “kitchen sink” salad, but actually turned out to be a delicious meal-in-one I was rather proud of! Now to remember all the ingredients…

Healthy Eating for weight loss: Mexican Fusion Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

  • Mix of red and white quinoa, cooked
  • Avocado
  • Red Cabbage
  • Mango
  • Coriander
  • Cashew Nuts
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Lemon Juice
  • Coriander
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Disclaimer: This is a kitchen sink salad. I’m not even going to attempt quantities. Just use whatever your sink suggests.

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Lunches I Love: Braai Bits

Masses of meat at a braai (BBQ) or bust, in my opinion. (See here for my tips to having a healthier braai). That means delicious char-grilled leftovers for  lunch.

Healthy BBQ Leftover Salad

Ingredients:

  • Leftover marinated chicken kebabs, char-grilled and shredded
  • Leftover braaied butternut
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Leftover green salad with herbs, shredded beetroot and carrot
  • Avocado
  • Pumpkin seeds

Directions:

Open fridge, mix leftovers, and embellish.

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Elegant Spinach and Salmon Rolls

Salmon and Spinach Roll - easy and elegant cocktail party snack

My Made Muesli Bars: Bowl me over Granola, Take #4

Based on this winning muesli bar recipe:

Clean Eating Granola Bars. Best Herbalife RecipesHere are mine!

My modifications on the original recipe are some superfood touches: goji berries, flax seed powder, and hemp seed powder.

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Lunches I Love: Chickpea and Avo Salad with Chilli Mint Dressing

Is it 12’o clock yet?

Healthy Weekday Lunch: Chickpea and Avocado Salad with Chilli Mint Dressing

Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • Mixed greens (lettuce, rocket, watercress)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Shredded carrot
  • Avocado
  • Dressing: Blitz together some fresh mint, olive oil, balsamic vinegar,  sugar, salt, and pepper to taste, chilli and lemon or lime juice.

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Share Your Shake: Awesome Annie Style

Annie and I have been friends for about 15 years (quite a long time when you’re the ripe old age of 26!). Today, she’s sharing her shake with us:
I suffer from IBS and as a result I am very conscious of my health. I stay away from oily food and food with too many grains. I need to eat every few hours as I have low blood sugar, so I pack a Herbalife chocolate and peanut bar in my bag as a snack to fill the gap. I also enjoy the bigger Herbalife Energy bars because they fill me up and are easy to pack into a bag or lunchbox.  I really enjoy the Herbalife shake – it tastes delicious and is a fun way to make a quick breakfast. I’d like to share with you how I make my Herbalife breakfast shake. 
Best Herbalife Shake Recipes: Banana, Yogurt, Fruit Juice Herbalife Smoothie Shake. Share your Shake
1) The ingredients I use, from left to right: I like the Herbalife vanilla-flavoured shake but I am interested to try the other flavours sometime as well. I usually choose smooth yoghurt so that it isn’t too sweet with all the fruit bits. I often use 1 small tub of yoghurt but sometimes 2 if I want to bulk up the smoothie a bit more. Bananas are also good for IBS sufferers as they are a natural way to alleviate an upset stomach. They also have important magnesium and potassium which helps prevent muscle cramps. I use Liqui Fruit or Ceres fruit juice because it does not have any added sugar and is made with 100% fruit. I choose low-fat milk as creamy milk is sometimes too rich for me. I also like to keep the fat content down in the foods I eat. I use a Russell Hobbes hand-held blender which is easy to use and clean. It comes with the jug (pictured) in which I make the shake.
Step by Step Herbalife Shake. Best Herbalife Recipes, Herbalife Shake with banana, yogurt, fruit juice

Step by Step Herbalife Shake. Best Herbalife Recipes, Herbalife Shake with banana, yogurt, fruit juice2) I pour in about 400ml of the low fat milk.

3) I then add the 2 bananas. I have tried making the shake without them but I prefer the thicker consistency.
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4)  and include 2 spoons of the Herbalife vanilla-flavoured shake powder.
Step by Step Herbalife Shake. Best Herbalife Recipes, Herbalife Shake with banana, yogurt, fruit juice
                  Step by Step Herbalife Shake. Best Herbalife Recipes, Herbalife Shake with banana, yogurt, fruit juice
5) I put in about 2 tablespoons of fruit juice to include more fructose in the shake.
6) I add the full small tub of yoghurt.
Step by Step Herbalife Shake. Best Herbalife Recipes, Herbalife Shake with banana, yogurt, fruit juice
7) I blend all the ingredients together for about 5-10 seconds. It is important to push the blades all the way to the bottom of the jug so that all the banana chunks are mixed into the shake.
Step by Step Herbalife Shake. Best Herbalife Recipes, Herbalife Shake with banana, yogurt, fruit juice
8) The mixture makes about 3 glasses of shake. I will usually drink 1 for breakfast and put the other 2 in the fridge uncovered to drink later in the day. The banana tends to go a brownish colour because of the exposure to oxygen but it still tastes delicious and it is a lovely, healthy refreshing drink for the summer.
For variation in the shake, I will sometimes also blend in nuts, sliced-up peaches (without the stone), cherries or strawberries. Sometimes also a few small pieces of chocolate 🙂
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Superfood Crunch Muesli

MMMMMuesli! I love adding some muesli or granola to my morning shake for some extra crunch and munch. And I love shoveling handfuls as a snack, cooking it up like oatmeal, making muesli bars, topping off some yogurt, and pretty much just finding as many ways as possible to get my muesli fix.

Oh, and homemade muesli makes a good gift too. I made this batch for fellow muesli-lover Sue, her own Sue-perfood Crunch.

Superfood Crunch Granola Muesli - Best Herbalife Recipes

Ingredients:

  • Rolled Oats
  • Spelt flakes
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Mixed seeds
  • Flax seed powder
  • Herbalife Protein Powder
  • Coconut
  • Honey
  • Cranberries
  • Goji Berries
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

Directions:

Drizzle honey over  the rolled oats, spelt flakes, seeds, nuts and coconut on a baking tray, then sprinkle them with flax seed powder, cinnamon and a little nutmeg and salt. Roast in the oven until toasted. Add the Herbalife protein powder, goji berries and cranberries. Let the mixture cool, then let the fun begin!

Superfood Crunch Muesli Granola with Herbalife Personal Protein Powder

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Peaches and Cream Shake

Peaches are nature’s ultimate lesson in not judging the book by the cover. Peaches, you’re a summer fruit,  take off your horrible caterpillar skins and let us enjoy your naked, juicy deliciousness!

Once I had psyched myself up sufficiently, I managed to pucker up and peel a peach. And it was worth it.

Note: peaches are a Summer fruit, so in season here in SA. See the benefits of seasonal eating here

Peaches and Cream Herbalife Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1 peach
  • 100ml vanilla or plain yoghurt + 150ml milk/water/peach juice (adjust quantities according to desired thickness)
  • 2 Scoops Herbalife F1 Cookies and Cream
  • Herbalife Personal Protein Powder (optional)

Directions:

Simpley blitz all ingredients together in a blender and garnish with mint – adds another flavour dimension.

Just peachy!

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Berry Yummy Muffins

I ran past a bulging bramble berry bush, turned back, gorged, then came back with a Tupperware.

In summer, exotic bramble berry bushes suddenly spring into bursts of red berries, that ripen to black. The plants are near impossible to eradicate from natural bush, so I feel that my berry picking is is fact an act of conservation! Note to anyone is the know: are bramble berries and blackberries the same thing? Since a child, as with most South Africans, we have always known them as bramble berries.

I digress – it’s muffin o’ clock!

Healthy Blackberry Muffins low fat low calories gluten free refined sugar free

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup applesauce (simply microwave an apple or 2 with a bit of water and mash)
  • 2 cups flour of choice (whole wheat, gluten free, or use quick oats)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups berries
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup honey

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix the egg, honey, and applesauce (make sure applesauce is cool or you’ll get scrambled egg.) Add the wet mix to the dry, then fold in the berries. Bake for about 25 minutes.

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Meaty Monday (Vegetarians, Shield Your Eyes!)

Tempted?

Meaty Monday: Steak with Salad, Avocado, Horseradish, Onion Marmalade

Perfectly pink steak is enough to upset the Meatfree Monday applecart. Do I feel guilty? Not at all! I often end up having a “Tofu Tuesday” or “Vegan Vednesday” anyway, so the planet will allow me a meaty Monday every now and then.

Steak and Salad with Horseradish, Onion Marmalade and Avo:

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