Mum and I love making this because it's easy to make and healthy to eat! In a bowl: add.... 2 cups of Almond Meal 1 cup of Dessicated Coconut Handful of nuts...sunflowers seeds, slivered almonds, etc. Optional: cranberries or raisins or dates or even chocolate chips Melt a cup of coconut oil and pour into mixture for sweetness add 1 cup of Maple Syrup Mix together. Lay it on a flat oven tray and bake for 15 minutes at 180°C. Leave to cool, for a crunchy Granola. Simply more'ish!
I love lemonade... anything sugary and tangy really. I recently went to Cannes and I spotted this little organic shop with cute little glass jars filled with salads, berry yoghurts and veggies. Everything looked so delectable and healthy... I could have eaten everything !! Anyways I picked up this Italian lemonade in a tall thin glass bottle...and when I took my first sip, I nearly had a heart failure... it was soooo YUMMY guys. So I decided to try to recreate the drink at home and it tasted really good and I guess it's better than drinking a manufactured drink full of refined sugar and chemicals.
All you need is a jug, a handful of ice and mix these ingredients: -1 cup of lime juice -2-3 cups of fizzy water (to dilute) My all time favourite fizzy water is Perrier -1 cup of sugar cane syrup or coconut sugar
Once that's done pour yourself a glass of deliciousness
Sometimes I crave an unhealthy snack and once I eat that evil unhealthy snack, I feel kind of bad and yucky and I hate that feeling. I don't want you guys to feel that way therefore I decided to make a list of healthy snacks that are still delicious, healthy and easy to make.
Okay so this yummy snack is so delicious and easy to make You will need: -Hummus - A tablespoon of Olive Oil -Some Raw Vegetables: Cucumber,Carrots and Celery sticks are my fave - If you want some tanginess you can add a couple of drops of lemon juice - A pinch of paprika
All you need to do is put the hummus in a bowl and stir the olive oil and lemon juice in. Add a pinch of paprika on top of the mix. Add a plate under the bowl and display you fresh vegetables. It's going to taste so yummy and healthy.
2.Avocado Pita Bread
I love this snack and could kind of live on it!! You will need: - Half a pita bread - Half and avocado - 4 cherry tomatoes - A drop of olive oil -2 lettuce leaves or any raw veggies you like
Scoop out your avocado and put in in a bowl, stir in the olive oil. Dice you sweet cherry tomatoes and mix it in with the avocado. On that's done fill you Pita Bread 'pocket' with the mix and add in the lutuce. It's such a tasty snack and is full of texture... Pure DELICIOUSNESS!!
3.Strawberry and Passionfruit Greek Yogurt
All I can say is that this is addictive You will need: -Half a passionfruit -2 diced strawberries -2 cups of greek yogurt -1 tablespoon of yogurt
All you need to do is mix all the ingredients together and eat eat eat away
Frozen Berries These frozen berries taste like mini popsicles, they are one of my favourite snacks. Oh and they are the easiest snacks to make. You will need: -Strawberries -Blueberries - Clementines
All you need to do is pop the fruits in a bowl and freeze them Once they are frozen all you need to do is nibble on them. They are the tastiest and bestest (i doubt that 'bestest' is a world) snack to br
I am constantly on my phone discovering new fashion trends but also cool apps. Summer is getting closer and it's time to work on your bikini body. Here are some awesome apps that keep you up to date on how to stay healthy. Try these great apps out xxxx
1/ Daily Burn: once you subscribe you can get loads of great exercise routines, so why hit the gym when you can do all your training in the comfort of your home?
2/Gym Pact: this is such a sick app because it litterally pays you for working out. So every time you workout you earn a small amount of money and if you don't workout it will substract money from your bank account.This should definitely help you keep motivated.
3/ WaterLogged: Water is very important for us, especially for us teens.It's vital for great skin, hair and overall health. This app helps you keep track on your daily H2O intake. The rad bit is that it will send you notifications if you don't drink a sufficient amount of water.A must have app I think!
4/Map My Run: this app keeps track of your workout,duration, distance, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route traveled on an interactive map. When you have finished you workout you can share your stats and route on your social networks and this will surely keep you motivated.
5/ 7min: This is a rad app that consists of different intense workouts that lasts 30s. It is a great workout routine after long days of school because it doesn't take up a bunch of time and it keeps your energy pumping!!
Hope you guys have fun checking out these apps, they sure will keep you fit and motivated. And remember that you also have to eat healthy because being healthy starts from within xxxx tara
YUCK... TEEN BAD BREATH! WHO NEEDS IT? 5 Foods for Fresh Breath:
#1 TEA, a cup of green or black tea contain antioxidants. These antioxidants, actually kicks-out the bacteria that causes Stinky-Breath... (as long as you drink it sugar free)
#2 YOGURT, sugar free yogurt....if eaten for 6-Weeks regularly, through the action of live cultures......can drive bad bacteria out of your mouth.
#3 Fresh Apples, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away...err......'bad breath away' " Crunchy fruits and veggies like apple, carrot, celery....can help scrape odor-causing plaque off your teeth.
#4 Fresh Herbs,........like Mint, Anise, Cinnamon sticks, Cloves, kills bacteria and adds a fresh scent to your breath.
#5 Citrus Fruits, fruits high in Vitamin C gets rid of unwanted oral bacteria.
teen-i-am: But don't forget the basics of 'ye good old fashioned form of hygiene.....BRUSHING AND FLOSSING, and don't forget to go for your regular dental check-ups xoxo
SUMMER FUN IN THES SUN
For us TEENS living in the Northern Hemisphere.....summer typically starts on the 21st of June....however, 'the little ray of sunshine' has kindly showed its rays as April rolls in!!!
So to celebrate the "Spirit of Fun in the Sun"....consider the following sun safety tips: * Apply Sunscreen - to avoid the risk of melanoma related deaths. * Wear proper clothing - Large brimmed hats are super cool this summer and don't forget your sunnies (sunglasses) and loose fitting summer cotton dresses, loose fitting clothing is heat friendlier. So head out and buy great looking sun protection accessories.
* Avoid extreme sun exposure - the suns brightest from 10am-3pm, while we TEENS will be tempted to frolic in the sun.....remember to take frequent breaks in the shade. Shading under sun-umbrellas are also a cool option. * Stay away from Tanning Beds - Tanning under the RAYS of a Tanning bed....is equivalent to spending hours in the SUN...unprotected.
teen-i-am: Stay Sun safe teens - Stay healthy and beautiful longer xoxo
CALLING ALL TEENS, EAT ALL NUTS...
Nearly all nuts, raw or roasted contain healthy fats. Nuts are packed with vitamins and minerals....these work to reduce the risk of cancerous diseases.
BEATING THE BULLIES THROUGH SPORT
Sports lessons can tackle the problems of bullying and bad behaviour in school helping us teens channel aggression and anger into healthy competition.
Olympic champions Carl Lewis and Ian Thorpe conquered the world in their chosen sports, swimming and athletics. The two sporting heroes advocate sport in the school curriculum and recall their days in the classroom.
TEEN HEARTS DON'T LIKE SMOKING
TEEN SMOKERS show early signs of heart-disease, For teens who smoke, heart health troubles may start early.
teen-i-am: smoking is NOT COOL
WHY SHARING SECRETS IS GOOD FOR TEEN'S HEALTH?
Teen who share their secrets in confidence with parents and close friends have fewer headaches and depressed moods, a study says.
teen-i-am: find someone close and trustworthy to share any problems or secrets......instead of keeping it bottled in.
THEY SAY DOING IS BELIEVING
"The tragedy in Life does'nt lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach"
Julius Irving: Goals determine what you're going to be!!!
teen-i-am: its the possiblity of having your dream come true that make's a teen's-life interesting!!!
Superfoods: * help build super strong teen bones * prevent chronic diseases * improve your teen eyesight * keep your teen mind super sharp
What are they:
* Blackbeans - protein * Oats - rich in fiber, helps you feel full throughout the day * Avocados - this creamy fruit is packed with fiber and protein * Salmon - lean source of protein, keeps you feeling full without adding fat * Bluberries - friendly-figure eat and is anti-aging * Broccoli - cooked or raw, it has cancer-preventing powers * Brown Rice - a healthy carb that boosts your metabolism * Pears - ditch the peeler because its all in the skin (so try buying organic fruit) * Grapefruit - good source of protein and helps you stay in shape * Kidney beans - protein and fiber * Almonds - rich in healthy fats * Green Tea - hydrates like water * Dark Chocolate - a tiny bite will help you stop your cravings for junk food
HOW TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR TEEN BRAIN... A LA NATURE !!!
Eat Almonds Almond is believed to improve memory. Drink Apple Juice Apple juice increases the production of the essential neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain, resulting in an increased memory power. Sleep well Long-term memory is consolidated during sleep. Enjoy Simple Pleasures Stress drains BRAINPOWER! Some of these simple pleasures are good for your Mind, Body and Soul Enjoy MUSIC you love Play Sport Enjoy a lazy long Massage Give out a few......"I love U Hugs" Appreciate Others
TEENS-EAT A LIGHT MEAL IN THE NIGHT
A heavy meal at night causes tossing and turning. It’s wise to eat a heavier lunch.....when our body is in motion. Eating a light meal in the evening with some fruits allows us to sleep well. A good night sleep strengthens our TEEN BRAINPOWER.
TEENS- REDUCE SUGAR INTAKE
Sugar is a non-food. It offers an illusionary energy boost only to cause a downhill slump once the initial burst has been worn off. Excess intake sugar is known to cause memory loss. Eat food without adding sugar. Stay away from sweet drinks or excess consumption of caffeine with sugar.
HEALTH NEWS ALERT
Just read that actor Ashton Kutcher is playing the role of APPLE'S GURU the late Steve Jobs.....in the upcoming film JOBS. Ashton is an Apple fan and spent 3 months immersing himself in the role. FYI: Ashton made headlines for adopting Steve Jobs fruitarian diet: fruits and carrot juice (liquid diet) and was rushed to hospital with pancreatitis, right before filming the movie. Irony: Steve Jobs died of Pancreatic Cancer!!!! It is the fastest spreading cancer only 4% of patients can expect to survive 5 years after diagnosis.
teen-i-am: TEENS EAT healthy = Stay Healthy A well balanced diet is essential..........
SPORTS GOOD FOR TEEN HEALTH
Playing Sports helps teenagers physically, socially and mentally. Teenagers who are physically active and play sport.....are more satisfied with their life and feel healthier. Source: Springer "Our findings suggest that sports team participation may enhance school connectedness, social support and bonding among friends and teammates"
Teen-I-Am: How you feel is very important to how you look!
Healthy TEEN = Beautiful TEEN
Tried and Tested: Students that smiled during a stressful task had lower heart rates afterward - indicationg that they could manage the streessful task better.
teen-i-am advice: SMILE to relieve tension!!!!
Did you know that eating WALNUTS fuels your energy levels? They're rich in OMEGA-3 Fatty acid ALA, all plant based!!! And they are NATURALLY sodium and cholesterol free. SO eat some.....they're great for our TEEN developing bodies!!!! Wooohooo....
Olives and Olive oil is just as good as Milk
For those of you that don't enjoy a glass of milk.....will be happy to know that a mediterranean diet plus virgin olive oil......can aid to having stronger bones.
PISTACHIOS VS PATATO CHIPS
49 Pistachios VS 15 Potato Chips (Crisps)=160 Calories Pistachios are heart-healthy, ALL Natural, NO trans-fat and NO Cholesterol
WAKE UP TO EGGS
With its high-quality protein.....it keeps you fuller longer and ENERGIZED all day long.
Ways to have it: fried sunny side up, scrambled, poached, fritata, half-boiled eggs, hard-boiled eggs ......
TREE TREE OIL - Chemical Free....All Natural!!! Did you lnow that Tea-Tree Oil is a strong antibacterial?...... so it will kill germs that lead to acne
WHY WATER? You hear it over and over again.......drink water for glowing skin. The secret behind H20..... * Pimples are often caused by toxins inside your body.....drinking water flushes them out. * If you don't drink enough water your skin dries out and could become irritated. * Sugary drinks can cause skin to inflame......so stick to the natural stuff H2O!!!!!
Teen-I-Am TEST TAKING TIPS
If you’re like me before a test….. and feel butterflies in your stomach, sweaty palms, cant stop chewing your pencils….nerves, nerves, nerves
Here’s what I found HELPS :
Get enough sleep the night before the test. Scientific study proof that people who got enough sleep before taking a test did better than those who stayed up all night studying.
Study. It‘s a no-brainer, but you'll have less reason to be worried.
Listen to instructions. Be sure you know what's expected of you. If something seems unclear before you start, don't panic: ASK.
Read the test through first. Once you have the test paper in front of you, read over the entire test.
TIP : wear a Watch, you can divide your time better.
Answer Questions you know : Don't obsess over the ones you don’t. Come back to it later. If you blank out its harder to remember. Keep Cool.
Relax : If you’re anything like me, when I get too nervous…my brain goes blank …. so you might need a mini-break.
· wriggle your fingers and toes
· take a few deep breaths
· picture yourself in a happy place
Finished already? Check over your work. But if you’re running out of time, just complete whatever you're working on…. Dont panic !!!
Hope these tips help BUT if you’re seriously « terrified of tests »…talk to a parent, teacher, or counselor for help.
A single night of no sleep will not stunt your growth.
BUT if you have many late nights, a teens growth may be affected by not getting the full amount of sleep.
Fact : While we are sleeping, the growth hormone is released. If we are getting too little sleep, the growth hormone is suppressed
Sleep deprivation has also been linked to Obesity and Diabetes.
Getting enough sleep will also help you focus better in school and give you more energy and better concentration for Sports and other activities.
Advice : keep away from those energy drinks, they keep you up ALL NIGHT !!!!
Sleeps so IN for Teens xoxo
Source: Nemours Teens Health
TIPS FOR GLOWING SKIN
1)Wash your face twice daily. Make cleansing your skin part of your morning and bedtime routines.
-Use a gentle soap. Unless you have exceptionally oily skin, this should do the trick for most people.
-Lather the soap around all the areas of your face. Make sure you get your forehead (especially along the hairline), cheeks, nose, upper lip, chin, and jawline.
-Rinse off by splashing water on your face. Using a washcloth or rag to roughly wipe your skin clean can irritate it more. Instead, bend your face over the sink, cup your hands together, and bring up small amounts of water to splash over your face. About 10 splashes should do it.
-Pat dry. Again, don't roughly rub your skin dry with a towel. Instead, dry it with small, gentle pats or let it air dry.
2)Moisturize twice daily. Using lotion in the morning acts as a primer for your makeup, helping it "stick" to your face throughout the day. Moisturizing at night helps your skin repair itself and stave off wrinkles. Bottom line, it's one of the best things you can do for glowing skin over the long term.
Don't forget your neck and décolletage. These areas can get super dry and irritated if you never moisturize them.
4)Exfoliate once a week (optional). If your skin tends to be dry and flaky, a weekly exfoliation can clear out dead skin cells. Find an exfoliant that has a super fine grain, and don't rub it roughly into your skin — use light pressure and gentle motions. 5)Protect your skin from the sun. Avoid leathery, tough skin by applying a light sunscreen every time you plan to be outside. The lack of sun damage will keep your skin dewy and supple for years to come. Remember, it only takes 15 minutes to get a sunburn, so be prepared.
Your body will actually absorb more calcium from the foods you eat during puberty.
The increased need for growth signals your body to "grab" all the calcium it can.
If you do not meet your calcium needs during this critical time when your bones are growing, you may end up with weaker bones, not grow to your highest potential and be more prone to fractures in later in life.
There is a limited time window to deposit calcium into OUR bones.
The TIME is NOW!!!! 13-19 years
Bones grow and incorporate calcium rapidly during teen years. By the time you reach your early twenties, however, calcium is no longer added to our bones. Worse yet, when you get a little older, you actually start losing calcium from your bones.
Eat Calcium Rich Foods :
All dairy products…Cheese, Yoghurt, Milk, Sesame Seeds, Almonds, Brazil Nuts and Green Leafy Vegetables