Tag: Wellbeing

What do you drink?

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There’s a lot of choices when it comes to what you can drink – soft drinks, fruit or vegetable juices, teas, coffees, coconut water, alcoholic drinks, smoothies etc.  If you drink the wrong beverages, it can have a negative effect on our wellbeing. Not only that, it can also be expensive.

Some of the negative effects can be fluid retention, headaches, tiredness and lethargy, constipation, toxicity and poor elimination, weight gain, constant hunger and compromised nutritional status.

The best drink

There is nothing like Pure Water (bear in mind that tap water may have added chemicals so make sure you have pure water). Make sure you consume small amount evenly throughout the day. Your body can’t survive without water.

So why is it so important to drink pure water?

Your body contains of around 60% water and when you drink water you help maintain the Balance of Body Fluids (digestion, maintenance of body temperature, absorption, creation of saliva, digestion etc.), it assist in losing weight, it makes your skin glow (as it hydrates you), water makes you energized (especially the muscles), it helps with the bowl movements, pure water helps your kidneys as it helps to detox the body by removing toxins etc.

So, drink up on Pure Water – 2 – 3 litres daily. You need to drink more if you exercise, if it’s hot/humid weather, breast feed or if you have any illnesses that make you loose bodily fluids such as fever and gastro.

Spinach and Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon-Dill Dressing

I love this healthy, light, crunch Salmon Salad. It is so easy to put together and makes such a great lunch. Enjoy!

Spinach and Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon-Dill DressingIngredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground pepper
  • 8 cups of Baby Spinach
  • 175 grams of thinly sliced smoked Salmon, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch ribbons
  • 1 medium cucumber – peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 4 radishes, alved and thinly sliced
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced

Method

Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice and dill together in a large bowl. Season with Salt and Pepper. Then add the spinach, smoked salmon, radishes and spring onions to the bowl and toss well. Transfer the salad to plates and serve.

 

Some benefits of cleansing your body

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Nutritional Cleansing has many benefits. The main one is that you remove toxins from the body. We are exposed to toxins daily and throughout our life. Toxins such as preservatives, pesticides, heavy metals, cancer causing chemicals, environmental pollutants. Toxins get stored in our body and effect our immune system, metabolism, behaviour etc. and it will lead to disease.

Toxins are stored in the body (in our tissues, cells and brain).
Our body has an in-built detox function to deal with toxins but our bodies gets overloaded with toxins and when it does it can cause disease such as cancers, heart disease, strokes, neurological disease. A body full of toxins will also be more prone to colds and flus.

By regularly detox (nutritional Cleanse) you will build up our immune system. It will also rid the body of toxins stored in fat cells and increase your metabolism. Toxins affect the body’s ability to burn fat and can cause weight gain. So detoxification is crucial if you want to lose weight.

By detoxing you will also find that your body becomes more effective of absorbing nutrients, including antioxidants and vitamins to help fight oxidative stress.
If you want to slow premature ageing – detox – it helps rid the body of free radicals that break down the body.

Even the skin, hair and nail quality will be improved when we detox.
Our emotional and mental state will also improve. We become more grounded, it is easier to see things clearer and we can make better decisions. Joint pain and digestive disorders improve and our hormonal system will improve and become more balanced.

Our bodies simply don’t function well when they are loaded with toxins.

Out bodies are amazing!
Our digestive, nervous and our hormonal system wants work together to achieve optimum health. This is what our bodies want to do!

Detoxing (Nutritional Cleansing) brings balance back and helps our systems function properly again.

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Turkey Pasta Waldorf Salad  

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 50 gr whole wheat pasta shapes (can be gluten free of course and I would prefer if you use that)
  • 100mls fat-free natural bio yoghurt
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 20gr walnuts, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 small red dessert apples, cored and chopped
  • 4 seedless black grapes, chopped
  • 150gr grams skinless turkey breast, cooked and cut into bite – seized pieces
  • a little chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Method

  • Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to the packet instructions till ‘al dente”, then drain and cool a little
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl mix together the yoghurt, lemon juice, and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Tip the cooked pasta, walnuts, apple, celery, grapes and turkey into the yoghurt dressing and combine thoroughly.
  • Spoon into two serving bowls and garnish with the fresh parsley

Zucchini Pasta

I just made the quickest and yummiest lunch ever. I sliced thin slices of zucchini with my cheese cutter. I then heated up some olive oil and minced garlic in a frying pan. I cooked up the zucchini until slightly soft then I added small tomatoes and a few bits of mushrooms and cooked it all until perfectly ready. 🙂
I added a pinch of black pepper.
That’s it! Then I just put it on my plate and enjoyed this simple and beautiful meal for lunch. It tastes even better when the vegetables are home grown – the zucchini and tomatoes are. 🙂 Why don’t you try it too…

 

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 Zucchini contains:

  • a lot of dietary Fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar and curbs overeating.
  • a lot of vitamin C & A and these vitamins not only serve the body as powerful antioxidants, but also as effective anti-inflammatory agents.
  • Copper – this mineral deter the development of many hyper-inflammatory disorders, including asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Magnesium,  a mineral proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Folate which is a vitamin needed to break down the dangerous amino acid homocysteine, which – if levels in the body shoot up – can contribute to heart attack and stroke.
  • Potassium , which helps lower blood pressure.
  • Manganese – a trace mineral and essential nutrient, which helps the body metabolize protein and carbohydrates, participates in the production of sex hormones, and catalyzes the synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol.

Teriyaki Salmon with Zucchini


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Ingredients

  • Low-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • Sesame seeds
  • 2 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • Canola oil

Method

Combine 5 tablespoons teriyaki sauce and fish in a zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate 20 minutes. Toast sesame seeds in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, and set aside. Drain fish, discarding marinade. Add fish to skillet, and cook 5 minutes. Turn and cook for 5 more minutes over medium-low heat. Remove from skillet, and keep warm. Add the zucchini, scallions, and 2 teaspoons oil to skillet. Sauté 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Stir in 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve with salmon.

Zucchini Fritters

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Serves 2

  • 2 cups coarsely grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup coarsely grated potato or Sweet Potato
  • salt
  • pinch of flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives (or whatever herb you like)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint (or whatever herb you like)
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Tzatziki:

  • 1cup Greek yogurt
  • Some finely diced red onion
  • A bit of chopped mint
  • Salt
  • Squeeze of lemon juice

1. Place the grated zucchini and potato in a colander. Spread the veggies out to allow for maximum surface area exposure and sprinkle all over with salt. Let sit for at least 30 minutes to drain.

2. Meanwhile, make the tzatziki, if desired: Stir together yogurt, onion, mint, salt and lemon juice. Taste. Add more salt if necessary. Chill until ready to use.

3. After the 30 minutes, squeeze veggies out and wrap in paper towels. Squeeze again. [Note: The veggies will not drain out enough liquid on their own in the collander, so squeezing them with a paper towel is a critical step to mopping up that moisture.] Open up the paper towel and spread out your veggies. Sprinkle with a pinch of flour to soak up leftover moisture.

4. In a bowl, whisk together egg, herbs and lemon zest. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add onion and grated zucchini-potato mixture. Stir well.

5. Preheat over to 200˚F. Place a foil-lined cookie sheet in the oven. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter. When foam subsides, drop a spoonful of your fritter batter in. Gently pat with a spatula to flatten out the fritters, which will help make them crispy.

6. Cook about 3 fritters at a time until golden brown on each side. Place fritters in the oven while you make additional pancakes. Serve as soon as possible with tzatziki on the side.

Wellness Thursday Torquay – A new Year A New YOU!

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Wellness Thursday TORQUAY – A New Year A New Healthier, Wealthier, Happier YOU!

YOU ARE INVITED TO Wellness Thursday in Torquay

We will talk about how you can shift Christmas kg or just extra kg you have carried for a while, maybe those stubborn last kg you want to get rid of, how you can have amazing amount of energy get into that bikini or summer dress with confidence, sleep better and just simply feel amazing!

We will talk about how you can Join 1000’s of likeminded people – to kick 2015 off with a GLOBAL 30 DAY CLEANSE, starting on 12.01.2015…

With 1000’s already joining, imagine the momentum you will launch Your New Year with?
It worked for me, it could work for you too.

TO REGISTER – simply email aspirewellbeing@gmail.com or fill in the contact form below!
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Exact Location in Torquay is yet to be confirmed.
Time: 7.30 to approx. 9pm

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JUST ‘SHIFT IT’… Join 1000’s of likeminded peeps to kick 2015 off with a GLOBAL 30 DAY CLEANSE, starting on 12.01.2015… What if you could shift some Christmas kg’s, have stunning energy, get into that bikini with confidence and just feel RAD from the inside and out?
With 1000’s already joining, imagine the momentum you will launch Your New Year with? It worked for me, it could work for you too
TO REGISTER

– email aspirewellbeing@gmail.com
– Orders must be in by Jan 5th
– STARTING Monday 12th Jan, 2015

By joining this challenge with me in Torquay you will also receive all this for FREE!!!!

– FREE weekly coaching calls by Karin Hagberg (Wellness/NLP Coach/author/fitness enthusiast) – value $400,
– some free e-books (Body Awakening – balance your body, mind and spirit with Pilates and an active lifestyle”, The secrets to Ultimate Wellness, 30 healthy lunches/dinners/breakfasts/snacks), mindfulness eating healthy recipes) – value $75
– 1 FREE aspire pilates DVD of your choice – value $25
– 50% off all aspire Pilates/Yoga style classes in Torquay – value $75
– You can attend FREE support and wellness sessions (including Mindset, meditation, nutrition info etc.) in Torquay on Thursday nights at 7.45 – 9pm (Grant Pavilion, 1 Merrijig Drive)

Contact me by the 5th of January Karin Hagberg Ph: 0419- 362136, aspirewellbeing@gmail.com
or book your spot during the Information Session in Torquay the 1/12.

 

Wellness Challenge – Happy New Year and a Happy New You!

 

 

Aspire wants you to become an aspire ultimate WELLBEING!

Sign up to our Wellness challenge before the 15th of December and you will receive all this for FREE:

  • FREE Coaching! (Phone or Skype). You have your very own Wellbeing Coach supporting you through your journey to break through any challenges that may come up, to keep you accountable, provide you with resources and skills you need to ensure you reach your Wellbeing Goals for once and for all.
  • 30 Healthy Lunch/Dinner/Snack Recipes e-book
  • Body Awakening – Balance your body, mind and spirit with Pilates and an active lifestyle e-book
  • The secrets success tips to Ultimate Wellness e-book
  • Weekly wellness tips/text
  • Ongoing support + access to a Facebook support Group
  • Includes FREE information sessions (includes support, learning about the secret to ultimate wellness, meditation, product information, nutrition, mindset information etc) on Thursday nights in Torquay 7.45 – 9pm: These sessions are amazing value and anyone that is signing up for this Challenge and live around the Surfcoast or Geelong are encouraged to come along to these events.

We can only offer this for 10 Persons so be quick NOW to sign up.

Contact us Below to register your interest and we will contact you for more information.

Let’s make 2015 a year of Health, Wealth and Happiness!

 

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