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A healthy breakfast can positively impact your entire day. If you start your mornings with the right nutrients, you’ll be absolutely amazed by how much energy you’ll enjoy through the day. A healthy breakfast will enlighten your mood, give you an energy boost and might help you become even more productive. Autumn is just around the corner and it’s time to get back to office (or not yet for some countries). So, start your Autumn with great energy from these five healthy breakfast ideas. You’ll honestly get hooked (they’re delish) 😋

1. Strawberry Oatmeal Bowl

You’ve came across this type of breakfast on Instagram, right? If you were wondering if you can do it yourself, trust me, you can. Actually, all you need for the perfect Oatmeal Bowl is: oats and your favourite toppings. For instance, you can choose yogurt or coconut milk (I love to use the latter), different fruits (fresh or dried), nuts (especially almonds) or peanut butter. It’s literally up to you! Just ensure you keep the balance right between the nuts and fruits – nuts have loads of calories and fruits have loads of sugar.

Oatmeal Bowls used to be my go to when I’d have to be in the office by 9am in London. I tend to go for them now too, if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably watched my morning stories and know what I’m talking about.

2. Breakfast Tacos, anyone?

Have you ever tried tacos for breakfast? 😉 This is the type of dish that requires you to prepare it in the evening and store it in the fridge until the next morning. It takes a little bit of organisational skill on your side, but it’s a delicious healthy breakfast option. The filling is quite simple to make actually: steam some veggies, cook the meat in a separate pan and bring them together.

If you’re feeling like you need an extra kick, spend an extra 15 minutes and prepare a nice dip – avocado, cheese, salsa or cilantro go quite well with tacos. It’s an even healthier alternative than oats because you’ll get the right nutrients when you start your day and you won’t feel the need to snack in between meals.

3. Bruschetta

Bruschetta is easy and quite fast to make. First, you’ll have to toast a few slices of grain bread. Then, you can start playing with your favourite toppings. You can start with fresh cream cheese, then you can add raw veggies all over. I like to mix green salad, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado and sweet paprika. My favourite one is Mozzarella & Cherry Tomatoes and basil on top. Yummy!

4. Avocado Toast & Eggs

Avo Toast & Eggs is so delicious! You can quickly prepare this in the morning by toasting a slice of grain bread and poaching two eggs. Then, you have to slice your avocado and start putting the dish together. I like to eat this in the morning because beside the proteins they have, eggs are a good source of nutrients such as vitamin D.

5. Blueberry Smoothie

Smoothies are a great source of vitamins and a great option for breakfast. They’ll energise you in seconds. And this recipe is incredibly easy. All you have to do is blend 250g of blueberries, a teaspoon of peanut butter, soy milk and honey all together. It’s super fast and you can even take it on your commute. Add a rice cake to it as well for a small source of carbs, so you won’t feel super hungry after an hour.

All things considered, it’s amazing to start your day with a healthy breakfast. It will set the tone for the day. Slide in my Instagram DM’s (@notagirlygal) and let me know which is your favourite healthy breakfast recipe and why? Can’t wait to hear all of your answers 🙂

Until next time,

Miss Andrada

XOXO

Healthy Summer foods are not hard to find at all. To be honest, you just have to see past the ice cream, doughnuts and many other sweets and desserts. Knowing that you can satisfy your sweet tooth with other delicious treats, why choose the most unhealthy one?

Hot weather can have various negative impacts on your energy levels, so try to add some dishes that are rich in vitamins and nutrients to your everyday diet. Don’t know where to start from? Worry not, together we’ll go through tasty snacks, healthy & yummy dishes and even one guilty pleasure. Let’s beat the heath and regain our wonderful energy!

1. Mix Protein & Vegetables as your Healthy Summer Dish

This meal is perfect for lunch! It’s one of my favourite dishes to prepare because it’s so easy and tasty. Plus, it gives me such an energy boost. Never mix carbohydrates with protein – you will instantly feel bloated and perhaps tired. If you’re not a meat eater, you can choose other diary products such as eggs whites, cheese or even nuts. When it comes to vegetables, it’s important to have them at least twice a day. They’re full of nutrients and vitamins. Also, plant based foods help you with gut bacteria and provide a smoother digestion.

2. Have berry & red berry smoothies

Berries are one of the most amazing healthy summer foods! Why? Simple! They’re a great source of antioxidants and they can decrease the risk of disease. They’re fresh and will also provide you with lots of energy and vitamins. Therefore, you can enjoy a sweet smoothie for breakfast and be healthy at the same time. One of my favourite breakfast dishes is 200ml of berry smoothie + a puffed rice cake with peanut butter on top. Improve your diet and get ready to make your Summer even better!

3. Indulge in fresh salads

As it can be quite hard to eat hot meals during Summer, you might need something more fresh. There are SO many salad combinations that you can try that you won’t get bored easily. Green leaf salad, spinach or iceberg salad are full of powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin C & E, Alpha and Beta Carotene, Folic Acid and Lycopene. By frequently consuming salads you can protect your heart, build strong bones, keep your weight in control and improve your muscles’ performance. If that didn’t make you feel like enjoying a fresh salad now, I don’t know what will!

4. Try small amounts of nuts as a Summer Healthy Snack

If you’re looking for quick healthy summer foods, nuts are your solution. They’re very rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. These fats can even lower bad cholesterol. Nuts are packed in protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Choose four – five nuts instead of a bag of crisps and diversify your diet.

5. Drink lots of cold water and mint

Cold water with mint can be very fresh, and can provide you lots of energy during a hot Summer day. However, these are not the only benefits that come from mint or water. For instance, mint can reduce belly fat. The leaves can trigger the release of extra bile and help you get in shape. Help your body digest fat drinking cold water with mint!

6. Have a guilty pleasure: iced coffee

Actually, cold coffee can reduce the risk of heart disease. It can increase insulin sensitivity, lower body pressure and stabilise blood sugar levels. Moreover, iced coffee is less acidic than hot coffee. Therefore, it’s also much better for your stomach and teeth.

If you are a coffee drinker, go for iced coffee during Summer. It’s not only better for your health, but it can also improve your energy level during the day.

7. Eat low fat fish for dinner

I love low fat fish! It contains fewer calories and lots of protein. Some examples of low fat fish are: tilapia, cod, flounder and sole. Besides the protein, these fishes have lots of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamins such as B and D. Plus, they are rich in Calcium, Potassium and are a great source of minerals. Hello, healthier lifestyle!

8. Healthy Summer Foods: spinach, rockets & peas

When you eat spinach you get lots vitamins and minerals. Moreover, it’s extremely rich in nutrients. Other greens such as peas and rockets are also great for your diet. They are all packed with fibre, minerals, vitamins and they are also low in calories. By eating greens you can reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and mental decline!

All things considered, there are so many healthy summer foods to pick from, however if you decide to try these ones, I guarantee that your lifestyle will be 100% improved. Slide in my DM’s (@notagirlygal ) and let me know which one of these meals is your favourite and why?

Until next time,

Miss Andrada

XOXO

Hello again girls,

How have you been? I bet you’ve been busy. We all are. All the time. Will we let us stop us from looking fabulous? Right now, I want to talk to you about a routine we as ‘the I want-to-do-it-all girls’ should all have to look and feel ‘a million dollars’ every day.

4 steps to be stylish and don’t spend 5 h getting ready

1. Use less make-up products to be ready quick

Although I really don’t wear make-up everyday as I go to the gym at lunch time, but for the days I want to wear it, I made my own 5 minute make-up routine to quickly apply it before I go to the office. All you need is 5 products and you’ll be ready in wow… 5. Try this: foundation, liquid eye-liner, mascara, natural contour kit, brow kit. Trust me, it’s all you need to look amazing. Try to limit yourself to as little products as possible to avoid the temptation to put eyeshadows at 8 o’clock in the morning just to spend 30 minutes on the make-up. Time waste..

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2. Plan your outfits once a week

As you probably have seen in The Mindset of High Achievers – Habits for Achieving your Desired Fashion Style, you should plan your outfits once a week. In that way, you wouldn’t have to browse all your wardrobe in the morning to decide on your next one and more importantly, it will save you time on ironing in the morning. You got it! Plan & iron once a week for increased productivity.

3. Do your hair in the morning for 5 minutes

Since I have cut my bangs, I am washing them and straightening them everyday. There’s no way my hair will look good if I don’t straighten it just a little bit in the morning. Again, I only do it for 5 – 6 minutes and it looks good. I just feel better when my hair looks put together. Try this even though you don’t have bangs.

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4. Eat healthy

You are what you eat and the more healthy you eat, the better you will feel and the nicer you will look. Carbs and sugar can make you look fat and tired; plus they have negatives effects for your skin too. Reduce the number of carbs and sugar and you will feel amazing results. Opt for a salad in the morning, chicken & vegetables for lunch and salmon for dinner.

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And this is all. Follow these 4 steps and get you looking impeccable all the time 💋 By sharing this article on Facebook, you will help me achieve my goal of improving more girls’ lives.

Hey! Let’s hang out on Instagram follow me on @missandradavonc

Until next time,

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