gettingahealthybody:

Avocado Pops
INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 large ripe avocados
1/2 cup light coconut milk (the canned kind)
2 heaping tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lime zest
pinch of pink himalayan salt
INSTRUCTIONS
Blend all ingredients together, either by hand or in a blender. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until hard, or about 5-6 hours.

gettingahealthybody:

Avocado Pops

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 large ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk (the canned kind)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • pinch of pink himalayan salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Blend all ingredients together, either by hand or in a blender. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until hard, or about 5-6 hours.

theclassyfitness:

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29-palms:

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fit-personality:

We need carbs to survive, people! It’s just a matter of picking the right ones. Don’t fear the carb.

THANK YOU

there are actually no “good” or “bad” foods. i know plenty of athletes/gym goers who eat simple carbohydrates to fuel up for their workouts and for post workout recovery

just eat what makes you happy and makes you feel good

I COMPLETELY agree with
29-palms
. There are not “good” carbs and “bad” carbs. There are slow-processing and fast-processing carbs. They both have different purposes, different uses, and are beneficial at different times of your day in relation to your training.

Also something that always bugs me when people say it—actually the only “empty calories” are alcohol which are technically not a carb, fat, or protein (hence why they are considered empty). A fast carb is not “empty”. Sure it may be more calorie-dense or process faster, but it’s still has macronutrients that your body needs so inherently it is not “empty”. Just a little debate on word choice I suppose hahaha. Mmmmk I’ll stop now

First, we don’t “need carbs to survive” as carbs are technically not an essential nutrient. Why? Glucose can be made in the liver through a process called gluconeogenesis.  We can make glucose from non-carbohydrates like glycerol (from triglycerides—stored in fat tissue) and certain amino acids can also be turned into glucose (like glutamine, aspartate).  However, there are two very important organs of the body that prefer glucose: the brain and red blood cells.  Red blood cells lack mitochondria to burn fat, therefore, run exclusively off glucose.  The brain oxidizes (“burns”) roughly 120g of glucose a day.  The brain can, under certain conditions, like low carb diet (<20g carbs per day), start to utilize ketone bodies for energy.

So, while carbs are found in almost everyone’s diet we not need to consume them to survive. I would not suggest that someone go completely zero carb as there are certain micronutrients (i.e., B-vitamins) that are found in carbohydrates.

Also, alcohol is not “empty calories.”  Like fat provides 9 kcals/g and both protein and carbohydrates provide 4 kcals/g, alcohol provides 7kcals/g and almost any biochemistry text book will tell you this. Alcohol is not stored in the body and therefore is metabolized in the liver.  One of the results of alcohol metabolism is the increase in NADH:NAD ratio, which under certain circumstances (in the presence of insulin) can stimulates fatty acid synthesis in the liver.  Many alcoholics develop lipid droplets in their liver and can see the development of alcohol-induced fatty liver disease.

What this person said about carbs not being essential. They really aren’t. Eating many servings of carbs is not essential to being healthy and I’m tired of the argument “you have to eat 6 servings of whole grains a day to be healthy!!”.

I also dislike this “infographic” because it’s misleading and demonizes carbohydrates for the wrong reasons. Though all of these foods have carbs, the ones depicted on the left are whole foods while the ones on the right are processed foods. Just because cookies and candy are listed under “simple carbs” doesn’t make simple carbs objectively bad. Your body has to convert complex carbs into simple carbs before it can use it for energy. Most fruit and vegetables contain ratios of complex and simple carbohydrates and those foods shouldn’t be avoided simply because they contain quickly digested sugars. White rice also shouldn’t be demonized since it’s a good source of extra carbs without the damaging effects that whole grains have on the digestive organs. 

Thing to take away from this message: don’t eat junk food. Eat nutrient dense whole foods. Don’t worry your pretty little heads about good carbs/bad carbs/# of carbs, unless you have specific goals that restrict your carb intake to a specific amount. Do what makes you feel best.

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sanscarbs:

Zucchini Pizza Boats

Source

  • 6 small zucchini (2 1/2 lbs)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup marinara sauce (I used Classico Four Cheese)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese (1.4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperoni slices
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat liner, set aside.

Cut each zucchini into halves through the length (if they don’t lye flat trim a thin portion from bottoms so that they will lye mostly flat. I only had to do this with one of them).

Pat insides dry with paper towels (cut portion). Align on prepared baking sheet.

In a bowl, stir together olive oil and garlic then brush lightly over tops of zucchini. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste then brush a slightly heaping 1 Tbsp marinara sauce over each zucchini, leaving a small rim near edges uncoated.

Sprinkle tops evenly with mozzarella cheese then with parmesan cheese. Top with pepperoni slices (placing them more near centers as the cheese will melt and spread).

Bake in preheated oven 12 - 18 minutes (bake time will vary depending on how thick your zucchini are and how crisp/tender you want them).

Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped fresh oregano. Serve warm.

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