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Hey Everyone,

This is a short post to let you know Dare to be healthy is changing its name to Rock on Divas. Rock on Divas is a health and wellness website focused on women who want to live healthy and heal from treatment. The blog name change is necessary to avoid any confusion.

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Peace and fabulous health!

Gloria

Fountain of youth2Fountain of youthFor those who want to look and feel younger, here’s one to try out. Packed full of vitamins, minerals and very high in antioxidants to chase down those free radicals running riot in your body trying to age you.

Handful goji berries
Handful blueberries
½ cucumber
1 apple
Handful kale
Cup of water

Blitz all in your blender and start winning the war against the radicals!

2013-04-20 19.50.202013-04-20 19.47.46Mango Ice creamThe weather is so awesome right now especially to have ice cream. Ever thought about making your own healthy ice cream? Try this recipe out, it’s so yummy and you don’t even need to add any sweetener. The fruit sugar sweetens it enough – though if it’s not enough for you, you could add 1 tbsp. of agave nectar or sweetener of your choice.

Ingredients
1 mango
1 banana
1 tsp. vanilla
Cup of almond milk

1. Peel and chop the mango and banana, and put in a bowl and freeze for about 1 day
2. Put the frozen fruits in your vitamix/blender
3. Add the vanilla and almond milk
4. Blend until smooth or if using a vitamix, it will form four mounds in the jug – it’s ready.
5. Enjoy straight away or empty into tupaware and freeze. I like to sprinkle chopped almonds over it, love the crunch!

Flavoured waterIn this wonderful weather, we need something that’s cooling and refreshing especially for those who don’t like to drink water. Use any fruits you like to achieve the flavour you want.

Ingredients

1 orange
1/2 lime
Handful of mint
4 strawberries
Litre of water
Ice
Jug

Make sure you thoroughly wash the fruits before chopping the into chunks. Squeeze one chunk of orange and like into the jar and put all the fruits and mint in, add the ice and pour water in. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

4 large collard leaves (or chard)
1 red bell pepper
½ cucumber
1 avocado
2-3 ounces alfalfa sprouts
1 lime
1 carrot, grated
½ tsp. wholegrain mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
½ inch grated ginger
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

1. Wash the collard leaves, cut off white stem at the bottom that has no leaves and place them in a bath of warm water with juice of half
a lemon. Let soak for 5 minutes. Dry the leaves off with paper towels and using a knife thinly slice down the central root (to make it
easier to bend the leaves for wrapping).
2. Slice avocado, cucumber and pepper into strips
3. In a bowl or using a food processor, mix the garlic, ginger, mustard, lime juice and olive oil. Mix until properly combined.
4. Place a collard leaf on a plate and layer red pepper, cucumber and avocado slices, alfalfa sprouts, grated carrots and drizzle a tablespoon of dressing over it.
5. Fold over the top and bottom and then wrap up the sides. Slice in half and serve.

Popeye PowerPopeye Power2So here’s my new kitchen toy, VITAMIX, woohoo!! I have wanted this product for such a long time and since getting it, I have been making smoothies, ice cream, sorbets (no judging, I know it hasn’t exactly been great weather for cold stuff – indulge me) and soups. I’m getting ready to start making my own almond milk, sauces, nut butters etc. Mega exciting stuff!!

The vitamix came just in the nick of time – my smoothie maker had just given up on me. So the first thing I made with it was my awesome, yummy green smoothie – here’s the recipe with pictures to boot!! I also made a fabulous mango ice cream, recipe to follow, and will be posting more recipes I make with this fab, fab product, so keep checking back.

The great thing about the vitamix is that it’s quite versatile for a blender. You can make smoothies, ice cream, sorbets, soups (actually heats up), bread mix (which I will be trying out soon) and sauces. It’s so easy to use and clean, and here’s the absolute best part – it comes with seven years warranty. Is that cool or what?!! Anyway enough of me going on, here’s the smoothie recipe.

Mega Fibre Smoothie
4 broccoli florets
Handful spinach
½ cucumber
1 apple
Inch ginger
1 lime
Cup of water
1 tsp. milled flaxseed (I use Linwoods brand)

Put the lot in your juicer or blender (vitamix) except the flaxseed and juice. Pour in a glass, add the flaxseed, mix thoroughly and enjoy!

IMG_1516Happy Pancake Day!

2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup coconut sugar (you can usealternatives like maple syrup)

1/4 tsp salt
1 – 2 cup almond milk (depending on thickness)
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
5 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp vanilla

½ tsp. cinnamon

1. Mix dry ingredients together.

2. Beat eggs in a separate bowl.

3. Add milk, oil and eggs to dry ingredients.

4. Mix well, pour batter in hot skillet (I use a little bit of oil spray, so it won’t stick) until surface is bubbly, flip to cook the other side.

Strawberry Sauce

2 cups strawberries (chopped, you can blend in a food processor if you want it smooth, I like to have some bits in!)

1 tbsp. coconut sugar

1 cinnamon stick

Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan, add a drop of water and cook until sauce begins to thicken, about 10-15 minutes.

Place pancakes on a plate, top with strawberries and sauce, enjoy!


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