this post will be about healthy lifestyle I am really keen on. I've been into this kind of regime for years, with slight changes, and I'm into it 100%.
I love baking and cooking, which is a plus for those who want to take care of everything they get into their bellies. Cooking is my passion, and I find it connected to my artistic side.
Not only I prepare the food I eat, most of the time, but I really take care where I buy the products and I check out every ingredient. I do yoga and pilates at home, and that makes me take care of my diet even more.
I do not drink alcohol nor smoke, lucky me :) It's not something I resist doing, but something I enjoy. I enjoy my lifestyle, and there's nothing that I hate more than alcohol and cigarettes.
The money I save on those things, I spend on clothes, make up and healthy food :)
So, these are the facts I think some of you may find helpful, since I got a lot of e-mails with requests on my diet regime.
First of all, I do not count calories, nor have diets or something. That's what I don't like at all. I have almost the same weight as I had when I was a teenager. With one or two kilos up, which is normal. I have never gained weight or lost weight in drastic ways. I think it's because I eat a lot of the times per day, having small bites and healthy ones. I am a big sweet tooth, and I try to satisfy my sweet tooth with healthy chocolate balls, or something similar I make at home. That's what I'm going to show you in this post. How I make my chocolate balls healthy.
I don't drink cow milk, but coconut or almond milk. I make smoothies regularly, for my breakfast, using chia seeds, goji berries, bananas, avocados, blueberries, strawberries, spinach, ginger, and some other healthy vegetables and fruit. I eat a lot of fish meat, but not the other types of meat. Sometimes chicken meat, and that's it. I do not eat bread. In rare occasions I eat it when I make one with lots of seeds and raw buckwheat flour. When I make pancakes I always make them with coconut milk and buckwheat flour. Of course, I eat nutella from time to time! :) I only use coconut and olive oil in my kitchen. And I drink flavored water and a lot of tea. And that would be a part of my lifestyle.
Now, here's one of the recipes I adore.
Satisfy your sweet tooth and give yourself a healthy, low GI energy boost by consuming these protein-packed chocolate balls.
These chocolate chia - pistachio - coconut protein balls are the perfect healthy snack for a chocolate attack!
Resisting a chocolate craving seems like a futile task—when you want it, you want it. Luckily, there are healthy ways to satisfy my sweet tooth.
CHOCOLATE - CHIA - PISTACHIO - COCONUT - PROTEIN BALLS RECIPE( MY OWN VERSION)
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup goji berries
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 25 drops plain liquid stevia (you can use honey, as I sometimes use it)
- 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder or cacao powder, or one dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 100gr of coconut flour
- 100 gr of pistachio
- 100 gr of almonds
- 100 gr of hazelnuts
- 150 gr of biscuits (I use plazma)
Pour coconut milk and oil into a bowl, over the boiling water. Put in vanilla extract, cocoa or dark chocolate and mix until you get smooth texture. In blender, mix all the biscuits, almonds, hazelnuts, and pour it into the bowl with chocolate. Mix until you get the nice paste. If your mixture is not thick enough, add more biscuits or coconut flour. Put in cinnamon, chia seeds, goji berries, and stevia or honey. Mix until well blended. Than put the mixture into the fridge to thicken up for an hour. Make the balls, and stick one whole hazelnut into each ball. Roll the balls into coconut flour or pistachio flour. The ball size doesn't matter, you can roll them into the size you prefer. I get around 15 balls out of my mixture. If you want more balls, add more biscuits, and almond-hazelnut-pistachio flour. I sometimes put peanut butter into the mixture. Sometimes roll them into the melted chocolate, sometimes into the chia seeds. You can play with it ;)
Hope you like the recipe ;)
Make those healthy balls and satisfy your cravings :)
Bon Apetit ;)