Healthy Blueberry Ice Cream – Phase 3

Most of us love to eat ice cream, well, who wouldn’t? We all love the creamy texture and delicious flavor brought to us with this mouth-watering dessert. But how do we indulge to it the healthy way? We introduce to you our featured dessert recipe today: Healthy Blueberry Ice Cream!

Healthy Blueberry Ice Cream - Phase 3This dessert recipe is made with nutritious blueberries and healthy goodness of coconut milk. What’s more? It’s pretty easy to make! You and your kids will surely love and enjoy eating this delicious treat!

Servings: 2 

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Place the frozen blueberries, ginger and cashew butter, in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add coconut milk slowly until you get an ice cream consistency.
  3. Serve immediately if it is still solid enough, or freeze for 2 hours so you can scoop it like “real” ice cream.

Coconut Vanilla-Nut Smoothie – Phase 3

Do you miss making a smoothie? We have a new cooler for you! A smooth and creamy smoothie made with the perfect blend of coconut milk, almond butter with pinch of nuts! Coconut Vanilla-Nut Smoothie is a perfect delicious treat to have in Phase 3!

Coconut Vanilla-Nut Smoothie - Phase 3

Serving: 2

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients except ice to blender. Puree well.
  2. Add ice and blend until ice is all crushed and smoothie is well blended and smooth.
  3. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.

Crispy and Cheesy Fish Sticks – Phase 3

Reminisce your childhood favorite finger foods and dip with this healthy version of Crispy and Cheesy Fish Sticks rich in omega-3s that’s good for your heart. Pair up with delicious safflower mayonnaise dip and a wedge of lemon for a classic touch.

Crispy and Cheesy Fish Sticks – Phase 3

Serving: 4

Ingredients:

(For Fish Sticks):

For Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup safflower mayonnaise 
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander
  • 1/2 lemon juice (from squeezed lemons)
  • pinch of sea salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Set oven to 405 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut fish into long pieces so they resemble slender fillets. You can remove the skin of the fish as well. If you have a thinner piece of white fish, it may be harder for it to stay together without the skin.
  3. Mix breadcrumbs, amaranth flakes, cashew cheese, spice seasoning, and cayenne together in a bowl.
  4. Beat eggs in another bowl.
  5. Dip fish in the egg mixture, then dip into the breadcrumbs. Place the pieces on a baking sheet or rack.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Mix all of the ingredients (for dressing) together for the dipping sauce and season with sea salt and pepper to taste.

4 Powerful Weight Loss Habits You Should Start Adapting

Whether you’re following the fast metabolism diet journey or Haylie’s other dietary and health regimen, we all have that common goal to lose weight, keep it off , be healthy, and continue living a healthy lifestyle. But sometimes we’re at a loss on what to do next after we’re done following the diet.

4 Powerful Weight Loss Habits You Should Start Adapting

Will you be able to eat all the foods that were prohibited during the diet? Can you now indulge yourself in parties and eat like there’s no tomorrow again? Can you not give up your phase-specific exercise and go back to your hectic schedule?

While the idea of going back to your normal routine sounds gratifying, we cannot help but feel anxious about going off track from the diet. It’s because we’re anxious that all of the hard work we’ve done to shed some weight off will be in vain.

How do we ensure ourselves that we’re not going back to our old, unhealthy habits once again? It’s time for you to start developing these weight loss habits!

1. Always take a breakfast within 30 minutes of waking

If you want your weight loss to keep off, you need to keep eating breakfast every day . Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gives your body the nourishment it needs in order to survive throughout the day. If you don’t eat breakfast, your body will be deprived and it will send emergency hormones to your body that can trigger withholding fat instead losing it.

The catch is, it doesn’t have to be a full breakfast. You can always switch your snacks (a piece of fruit) and breakfast. The most important thing is to fill your stomach with something healthy the moment you wake up.

2. Stop Depending on what the Scale is telling you

Most of us heavily rely on the scale to determine whether we’re losing weight or not. And the moment the scale goes up, we became beyond frustrated that we’re gaining weight. But before you go in panic and started taking drastic measures to shed those pounds again, take a moment to ponder your thoughts.

Don’t enslave yourself with what the weight scale is telling you. The numbers reflected on your scale doesn’t define what’s inside your body. Remember that you might be gaining weight (in scale) but in reality, you’ve gained more muscles and lose fats. Those muscles will enable you to burn more fats as it develops your body to become leaner.

3. Decrease Your TV time exposure

Exposing yourself to watching tv for a longer period of time not only exposes you to a risk of distractive eating but it also wreaks havoc your sleeping habits. Watching on TV’s for a longer period of time promotes sedentary lifestyle instead of using that time to exercise and keep moving.

4. Keep Drinking Water

It may sound like a broken playlist, but we wouldn’t get tired of repeating this rule. Always drink water (half of your weight in ounces) to rehydrate yourself. Drinking water helps in transporting the nutrients all over your body while it flushes the toxins out. It also keeps the balance of salt-water concentration in your body that often causes water weight.

3 Effective Tips in Maintaining Your Weight Loss

One of the biggest challenges a lot of us are facing while enjoying a new weight is how to maintain it. On the first few days or weeks, seeing the positive results of the diet gives us an ecstatic feeling. Whew finally, we’re losing weight accordingly after trying different programs! But suddenly it didn’t turned out well in the middle of the second or third week, you found your weight got stuck!

3 Effective Tips in Maintaining Your Weight Loss

Your confidence then starts to shatter and you found yourself sulking in the corner, wondering what went wrong for you to break the momentum of losing weight.

But before you wallow yourself in self-pity, you might want to reconsider reading these tips in order for you to maintain your weight loss and prevent gaining!

1. Develop a Reward System that Doesn’t involve with Food

One of the common mistakes we’re committing while losing weight is to reward ourselves with food the moment we hit our weight loss goal. While it is gratifying to treat ourselves with our favorite foods (also known as cheating days), we tend to forget about controlling our portions, hence, one of the main reasons for gaining the weight you’ve recently lose back!

Instead of rewarding yourself for a job well done with food, develop a different kind of reward system. You can reward yourself with buying and trying fitting clothes (which you were unable to do before)! Clothes are a great way in motivating yourself to continue doing the diet and lose weight! If you’re not fond of clothes, you can treat yourself to a movie, spa, or massage treatment. In this way, you will not be tempted into indulging with too much food.

If you can’t help but reward yourself with foods, at least be sure to only eat the phase-specific and healthy ones. In this way, you will not be tempted in unhealthy cravings and binge eating.

2. Stick with What Works

Have you ever find yourself losing more weight if you dance rather than doing cardio in Phase 1? Did you lose weight in eating sweet potatoes rather than eating brown rice as your source of grains? These little things are crucial to your weight loss. Try to notice what’s your body’s been telling you about your food intake. Stick to what works for a little while and drop those activities that make you uncomfortable.

3. Find a Weight Loss Buddy

It’s really challenging to lose weight if the people around you are dragging you down. When you’ve gained back your weight in the middle of the diet, the naysayers will probably attack you and discourage you in continuing your diet.

Instead of letting yourself be dragged down by the likes of them, surround yourself with a loving, and caring support group like the fast metabolism diet community. As dieters, we can relate to your frustrations totally. And because of that, we are your perfect buddy to encourage you in not giving up.

We will be here to remind you of your goals, your dreams, your desire. We will be here to encourage you in living a healthier lifestyle. We will be your accountability partner to remind you of your goal. To remind you how the fast metabolism diet works and help you determine what had gone wrong for you to lose track of losing weight.

Just like in life, you can’t expect everything to fall into places. There will be times where you’ll fall off from the weight loss wagon, met some struggles and challenges along the way, but what matters the most is your determination to pursue and finish the diet program. Remember that fast metabolism diet is a healthy lifestyle, and there’s nothing we ever wanted than to see you live a healthy life that you deserve!

4 Ways to Make Mother’s Day Celebration Extra Special

Now that Mother’s Day is fast approaching, most of our fast metabolism dieters are already thinking of special gifts and surprises for their moms. Mother’s day is the perfect time to honor the most valuable and influential woman in our life, the one who nurtures us with unending love.

4 Ways to Make Your Mother's Day Celebration Extra SpecialIt’s time for us to give back the love, tender care, and attention that our Moms showered us and what better way to make their day extra special than to prepare delectable and nutritious foods while ensuring their health and well-being?

Since the fast metabolism diet community honors respectable women and mothers, we thought out these 5 exotic yet memorable ideas that you can prepare yourself this Mother’s Day.

1. Prepare a Lovely Photo Album of Memories

albumDo you remember the times when mom showed you pictures of your childhood? It has become their habit to collect pictures as their memorabilia. They don’t want to miss out on any milestones in your life and so, they would love to document everything.

Likewise, surprise your mom by compiling an album of her pictures, starting from her childhood until parenthood. Personalize it by putting some of your insights as captions in every picture. We have no doubt your mother will get teary-eyed as she remembers the fond memories!

2. Give her a potted plant for her mini garden

Most mothers love to water and cultivate their own garden. Aside from the fact that it provides you and your family the freshest foods to eat, gardening helps ease the tensions in your body and makes you feel relaxed. Gardening is a good past time hobby your mother would love to venture!

3. Plan a weekend getaway for her

Since mother’s day fall on a weekend, this is the perfect time for your family to take a break from hectic work and finally get a good rest. Plan a perfect weekend getaway with your mother. You can take her out to watch a movie, or treat her for a salon and spa treatment.

4. Prepare a Healthy and Bountiful Brunch or Dinner

There’s nothing more fulfilling than to see your mother indulge in foods you tenderly prepared. Showcase your cooking skills or better yet cook a meal with your mom! Prepare a nutritious and mouth-watering brunch or dinner! You can check our fast metabolism diet mother’s day recipes now!

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

In this very special day, let’s commemorate the heroic sacrifices our mother made for us. Without these powerful women in our lives, we wouldn’t be where we are right now. Let us take this special moment to honor these dignified women in our lives.

Homemade Strawberry Bruschetta – Phase 1

These delicious and healthy sprouted grain bread covered with creamy brown rice cheese and topped with your favorite strawberry fruit makes up a light but fulfilling breakfast this Mother’s Day!

Number of servings (yield):4

Homemade Strawberry Bruschetta - Phase 1

Ingredients

  • 4 thick slices of sprouted grain bread
  • 3 cups diced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp stevia
  • 4 tbsp brown rice cheese

Instructions

  • Toast bread in a toaster.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over high heat. Add stevia and lemon juice and cook, stirring until the stevia melts and the mixture begins to bubble. (30 seconds to 1 minute)
  • Add strawberries and stir until juices begin to exude and the berries are heated through. (30 seconds to 1 minute)
  • Spread 1 tbsp brown rice cheese on each piece of toast. Top with the warm berries.

Buffalo Cauliflower – Phase 3

Craving for some chicken buffalo wings but want a healthier alternative? Try this Buffalo Cauliflowers!  These healthy “Cauli-wings” are easy to make and the funny and cute shapes will surely entice your children to dig in.

Buffalo Cauliflower - Phase 3

Servings: 4

Ingredients: 

Cheese Sauce:
1/3 cup coconut sour cream
2 tablespoons crumbled cashew cheese

1 tablespoon almond milk
2 teaspoons safflower mayonnaise
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Buffalo Cauliflower:
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder or more to taste
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt
8 cups cauliflower florets (from about 1 medium head)

Instructions:

For the cheese sauce: Whisk together the coconut sour cream, cashew  cheese, almond milk, safflower mayonnaise, 1/8 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes until chilled .

For the Buffalo cauliflower: Mix olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup water in a large bowl.

  • Add the cauliflower and toss until well coated. Spread the cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 20 to 25 minutes or until it begins to turn to brown and just tender.
  • Mix the chili powder and lemon juice and whisk over the cauliflower and toss with tongs to coat.
  • Roast the cauliflower until the sauce is bubbling and browned around the edges (5 to 7 minutes). Serve hot with the cheese sauce.

Shrimp Pasta with Pomodoro Sauce – Phase 3

Who doesn’t love pasta? All of us are craving for sweet and delectable pasta recipes, if not for its impending risks of weight gain and other health issues, we would have long succumbed to those cravings. But fret not! The fast metabolism diet community wants you to enjoy eating healthy foods (even pastas) without worrying about sabotaging your diet!

And since we know that a Mother’s day celebration will not be perfect without a pasta recipe, we present our Shrimp Pasta with Pomodoro Sauce! Relish in the sweet perfect blend of shrimp, spices, and your homemade pomodoro sauce paired with the miraculous Konja Noodles!

These Konjac Noodles will satisfy your cravings for pasta while giving you a fulfilling sensation without ruining your diet! So what are you waiting for? Let’s start cooking this mouthwatering pasta recipe!

Shrimp Pasta with Pomodoro Sauce - Phase 3

 Serving:4
INGREDIENTS
SHRIMP:
  • 1 lb. large shrimp
  • salt, pepper, for taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided

POMODORO SAUCE:

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups diced fresh tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, cut or torn into small pieces
  • salt to taste
PASTA:

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. SHRIMP: Heat 1/4 cup of olive of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook until pink, about 2 minutes per side. Remove shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  2. POMODORO SAUCE: In the same pan, heat the remaining 1/4 cup of oil over medium low heat and toss the garlic in. Saute for a minute or two until it smells amazing. Add the tomatoes and broth and simmer for 10-ish minutes. The tomatoes will start to become saucy, and gradually that sauce will start to thicken. This is good.
  3. KONJAC NOODLES: Cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  4. ALL TOGETHER NOW: Add the basil to the thickened sauce and stir to combine. If it needs thickening, let it hang out on low heat for just a little while longer. Season to taste. When the sauce is ready, add the shrimp back in. Serve the sauce over top of the pasta with a little Parm, salt, and pepper.

Spicy Chili with Avocado Toppings – Phase 3

If your mother is up for healthy veggie-filled meals, then this Spicy Chili with Avocado toppings will surely suit her taste! One pound of beef bulk up with eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash and mushroom is one sure guarantee of a sumptuous, healthy, and heavenly meal.

Spicy Chili with Avocado Toppings - Phase 3

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs ground beef 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 gloves of garlic
  • 1 medium eggplant (400 g)
  • 5-6 plum tomatoes
  • 2 large bell peppers (red and yellow)
  • 1 medium yellow squash (250 g)
  • 1 medium zucchini (250 g)
  • 1 oz package of mushrooms
  • 1-2 jalapeños (to taste; I used a large one with the seeds and ribs)
  • 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

1. Sauteed beef with the chopped onion until it turns brown. While they are cooking, mince the garlic and add it in. Stir and add sliced-cubed eggplants.

2. Sprinkle in a little salt to help draw out the moisture.

3. Chop the tomatoes and add them to the pot with another small pinch of salt.

4. Continue to chop (mince the jalapeño) the remaining ingredients adding each to the pot and stirring in.

5. By the time you’ve finished slicing and adding in the ingredients, the beef will be already cooked and moisture will seeping out of the veggies.

6. Stir in the can of tomato paste, spices and lime juice. Cover and lower to a simmer, cooking at least 30 minutes allowing all the flavors to merge.

7. Serve with cubed avocado and cilantro on top.

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