Thursday, February 28, 2013

Protein Bread

Remember our talk on protein? The importance of complete proteins in you diet?

Well here is a video recipe for Maple Apple bread.  This recipe used brown rice and garbanzo bean flour (milled by my Nutramill) which together creates a complete source of protein.

You can use other flours too, but to get the complete protein you need to combine flours.
It's easy, take a look...

Monday, February 25, 2013

Getting your Omega 3's

Omega Fatty Acids are an essential part of the diet.  But most people don't consume food that are high in the omegas. Of the Omegas, 3's, are the most neglected.  That's why most health enthusiast supplement this vital oil.

To help you in your quest for health I bring you a recipe I make often for my family to make sure they are growing up getting more of the essential stuff.
These are popsicles we have dubbed "Healthy Pops"
 Take 3/4 cups of 100% Orange Juice and mix it with 3 TB fish oil blend aka omega 3's. (I use doTERRA IQ Mega found here)  Then add 1 TB of Grenadine (or to taste).  Mix well.
 Pour into popsicle molds or ice cube trays and freeze.

Viola!  Your on you way to a healthy and happy day.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Healthy Kids- cold weather activites.

As we focus and work hard to keep ourselves healthy, we need to do the same for the next generation.

I don't know about your weather but mine has been cold.  I've taken my kids to the park dressed in snow clothes twice this past week, but we can't do that everyday nor do I think it healthy to do it more often until that chilly wind dies down.

So what to do?

Over the next few posts I hope to give you ideas to keep your kids, moving, active, burning energy, using their minds and keeping the screens off.

I bring you...Dino Eggs.  This idea I enhanced and build upon from kimboomu.
These bad boys made for two days of fun.  Easy and cheap to make.  All you need is cotton balls, water, flour, and food coloring.  Things we already have right?

 Mix 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of water together.
 Add some food coloring.
 Coat your cottonball in the paste.

 Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
 You can call it done here or you can get a paint brush and decorate with food coloring.
 This makes for cool designs (and more wholesome activities).  This also very importantly, crates an opportunity to have healthy relationships with your children.  As parents or caregivers we need to interact and play with these precious little ones.  So get in there and embrace your inner Martha Stewart.

 Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.

The next day (or same day) take then outside and smash them with a hammer!
- What child would not love that?

 If you want to spend a little money, you can coat small toys like animal figurines and pretend their fossils.  You can go crazy with this by hiding them all over the house and go on an archeological hunt.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Your Workout Your Way Viedo

The Pinterst polls are in and I have your workout video done with moves chosen by you! Thanks to all who participated.

Friday, February 15, 2013

50% off sale

Here is the rest of your Feb calendar.

And the link so you may download and put it on your fridge etc.:

Great news!  All our demo fitness ropes are on sale.  And I mean Sale!!!  These ropes are practically mint.  Perfect condition, some just have a little dirt on them.

Usual package is $140: 50' rope, with comfort grip handles, coated anchor point, and 8 audio workout routines, with exercise guide book.  Then there is shipping too.

But not for you!  You get the whole package for $70 with shipping included.   Use that tax return to get healthy.

We also offer the same package with a 40' rope for $60.
Check out this video of just a few moves...

Can you feel that energy? This such an amazing way to get and stay fit.  Personal Trainers use these on their clients all the time to get them in excellent condition.  For the price of about one or two training session you can have the equipment and the workouts to use over again.

All our demo products go fast (because of the ridiculously low prices) so it is a private sale.  I'm only advertising here.   All packages will be sold using PayPal.
If you'd like one e-mail me: and let me know what size of rope you want.

Your gonna love it.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Grains, Grains, Gains

I now have my grain mill, the Nutramill, and love it!
Life is so much more healthy now.  I can cut out so much crud just by making everything from scratch.
Not only is junk reduced but vitamin and nutrient content goes up with out all the scientific additives in commercial flours.
Here is a short video showing you how easy it is.

These are some of the flours I've made.


Brown Rice


Later this month I'll show you bread, cookies, and calzones.

Friday, February 8, 2013

You are the Thigh Master!

New workout vid for you!
I originally made it 30min. long but YouTube won't allow that length so I cut it down.

Don't forget you are half way done with your two-month program.  Keep it up don't slow down.
-Have fun

Monday, February 4, 2013

Hydrate your day

The British have a substantially lower obese population.  We could monologue for quite some time as to why that is, but lets not.  Instead let look at one example of good health habits they poses: Tea Time.

The concepts of small meals often accompanied with a focus on drinks or as I like to look at it hydration.   

The small meals  keep your blood sugar from dropping, and the hydration keeps the metabolism, the organs everything functioning well. We've all heard of it, and even discussed snacks and water here at the EfficientBody Diary.

But, let me ask you.  Do you do it?  Why and why not?

Not fun? Not a habit?  Let's make it both.

For today we will focus on hydration. Tea, coffee and other drinks can disguise sugars, fats and other junk.  So lets stick with water and add some pizazz.

Cucumber Basil.

This sounds weird but really is refreshing.  1 cup of water with 3 thinly sliced cucumbers and one fresh basil leaf. (still is wonderful without Basil)

Mango Raspberry

I don't need to explain this one-yum!  1 cup water with 2 TB. mango nectar and 2 TB. frozen raspberries.

Cinnamon Basil

This one I like warn for those cold days.  1 cup water with 1 basil leaf, 1 cinnamon stick, microwave for 1-2 minutes. (You can also use 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, but the spice will float around)

Remember is flavored water not a shake or smoothie so the taste is more mild but still pleasurable.
Bring some of these ingreadiants to work and have enjoyable sips all day long.
At home? Fill up a water bottle and tote it around where ever you go.

With this being fun and enjoyable your more likely to sick with it and thus creating a habit.
Play around with your favorite ingredients.