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Asparagus with Sole Fillet

Asparagus with Sole Fillet

This recipe perfectly fits your summer time outdoor meals while soaking in the water at the beach or at your backyard pool. Aside from combined goodness of Asparagus and Sole, the instructions for this recipe is very easy to follow.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Asparagus
  • 1 lb Sole Fillets (4 pieces)
  • 1 tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • Sea Salt(to taste)

Instructions

  1. Cut asparagus into 3-inch pieces. Boil in a saucepan for 5 minutes and drain water.
  2. Season skin of sole fillets with salt and lemon on each side.
  3. Place asparagus spears at one end of each fillet and roll them up with asparagus spears inside. Use toothpicks to keep it intact.
  4. Put fillets in a 2 quart casserole dish.
  5. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over fillets.
  6. Bake dish at 400 degrees Fahrenheit in an oven for about 15 minutes while basting fish every 5 minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Quinoa Berry Bowl

Quinoa Berry Bowl

Having problems with cereal breakfast that does not satisfy you and leave your stomach bloated? Then this recipe is for you. Quinoa Berry Bowl is good for someone who is trying to achieve a high protein diet, healthy fat, and fiber in the Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program. This dish is particularly very convenient for individuals who need to wake up early for work and other important activities since it is easy to prepare and doesn’t consume much of your time.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup (175 to 250 mL) cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup (125 mL) strawberries, chopped
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) rice milk

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a bowl of any size, mix the cooked quinoa and berries and stir.
  2. Pour the milk on top of the mixture. Serve and enjoy.

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

A meal that is easy to prepare and cook, Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa is also rich in protein which has a  salsa just spot on that will surely satisfy your taste buds. This Phase 3 recipe is good for all occasions and for every meal of the day with your family and friends.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs salmon, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • For the Avocado salsa:
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1-2 tbs finely chopped cilantro (depending on how big of a cilantro lover you are)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. On a small bowl, mix together the salt, chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion and black pepper. With olive oil, massage the mixture on the salmon fillets to taste.
  2. Let sit and cool it for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Heat up the grill.
  4. Mix together the avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl until ready enough to be added.
  5. Grill the salmon fillets for about 5 minutes or until cooked thoroughly
  6. Furnish with the avocado. Serve and enjoy!

 

Basic Hatha Yoga Poses

Basic Hatha Yoga Poses

The poses in Hatha Yoga has been considered as a preparatory for yoga itself. From the root words “ha” which means sun and “ta” for moon, “Hatha” means the balance of properties of sun and moon inside you. It is also done to prepare the body for a higher possibility and is one of the exercises included in Phase 3 of our Fast Metabolism Program. Here’s how the poses in Hatha Yoga are done:

Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose

  • On a mat, make a Mountain Pose then inhale and exhale deeply for three times.
  • Stand tall and straight with both feet brought close together and shoulders relaxed.
  • Inhale in a normal pace while arms are being raised beyond the head and pointing towards the sky and shoulders maintained in a relaxed position.
  • Gently stretch the body to the left side while exhaling. Inhale in a manner drawing back body to the center and stretch to the right while exhaling.

Forward Fold

Forward fold pose

  • Stand on your mat, hip-width apart. As you inhale, extend your spine and then exhale and bend at the hips as you fold forward letting your arms, head, and neck hang towards the ground.
  • Breathe three to five times to allow relaxation to the body. Keep the knees bending slightly and imagine spine lengthening.

Low Lunge (Right Side)

Low lunge right side

  • Step left foot backwards and release your knee towards the ground and place both hands, palms facing on the ground to support the body.
  • Right knee should be aligned along the right ankle.
  • As you inhale, try to lift up tall and lengthen through the crown of the head. Sink forward as you exhale so that hips are released towards the ground.
  • Arms should rest on the ground in a comfortable position, placed on the hips, or raised towards the sky.
  • Take three to five breaths.

Downward-Facing Dog

Forward dog pose

  • Draw back to the ground on both or either side of your right foot if your hands are up.
  • Move the hands towards the front in a few inches to press into the mats.
  • Slightly bent the knees, and sitz bones reaching sky up.
  • Allow head hang freely and hold position while breathing three to five breaths.

Low Lunge (Left Side)

Low Lunge left side

  • Inhale deeply as left leg is being risen towards the sky’s direction while reaching out the toes.
  • Put left foot forward passing in between hands
  • Bend right knee reaching the ground and dive hips towards the front and find Low Lunge on the left side.
  • Breath three to five times while holding same position.

Forward Fold

Forward fold pose

  • Lift right knee off the ground all the while taking deep inhale and gently pressing left foot so that right foot will be drawn forward.
  • Move torso forward in a relaxed manner to do the Forward Fold pose.

Mountain Pose

Mountain pose

  • Stand still on both feet together, seeing to it that body weight is evenly distributed on both feet as you take a deep breath.
  • Raise hands above the head and positions both palms facing each other. Reach up toward the sky with your fingertips.
  • Exhale while releasing hands to either left or right side of the body, finding Mountain Pose once more.

Warrior II (Left Side)

Warrior 2 left side

  • Stand with right foot 3 or 4 feet apart from left foot and right toes turned in a parallel position to the backside of the mat.
  • Turn left toes in, bending 90 degrees in left knee and draw arms up parallel to the ground.
  • Glance over left fingertips to accomplish Warrior II pose.
  • Hold pose while making three to five breaths.

Reverse Warrior (Left Side)

reverse warrior left side

  • From Warrior II, inhale at the same drop right hand down to touch right leg. Raise your left hand up to the sky.
  • Reach back using left hand so that body is stretch out the front of the body.

Warrior II (Right Side)Warrior right side

  • Stretch and straighten both legs as arms are drawn back parallel to the ground.
  • Turn right toes so that it faces the front side of mat. Exhale while bending right knee and settle into Warrior II on the right side of the body’s torso.
  • Glance right fingertips and hold pose for three to five deep breaths.

Reverse Warrior (Right Side)

reverse warrior right side

  • Continuing from Warrior II pose, inhale while drawing right arm to the ceiling to do the Reverse Warrior pose on the right side of the body.
  • Lightly step left foot to the front of the mat,  meeting the right foot while releasing arms to settle on either side of the body.

Tree Pose

tree pose

  • Stand with arms at both sides of the body. Standing straight, find balance of the body with the right foot while placing left foot on the ankle, calf, or thigh.
  • FInd a place for concentration as both hands are raised above pointing towards the sky.
  • Hold pose for three to five breaths.
  • Try engaging the stomach into the pose and wave arms gently back and forth.
  • Once finished, release left foot slowly to the ground and repeat Tree Pose on the other side.

Mountain Pose

Mountain pose 2

  • Going back to Mountain Pose, place both in a distance aligning the hip, hands together, palms facing each other in a praying position in front of chest.
  • Take a deep breath as body reaches  tall through the crown of the head. Close your eyes and relax the body