Nut paste versus peanut butter

There is probably no peanut butter in your kitchen cupboard either. Peanut butter is integrated in the fixed spreads so that it is almost unthinkable that someone does not like it. If you have never been to a health food store, then you may not be aware that there are many more types of nut pastes that are very tasty but also very healthy.

Think cashew nut paste , almond paste and mixed types of nut paste , which are now gaining popularity. Not least because they are super healthy. These pastas are all made from pure nuts as opposed to peanut butter, which only consists of peanuts. And peanuts are not covered by the healthy nuts, they are legumes. Another reason why people who follow a Paleo diet do not eat peanut butter, but they do eat nut pastes.

I personally love nut pastes! Delicious in taste, filling and also good for me. The price of a pure nut paste is often higher than that of peanut butter, but it tastes so much purer and healthier that it is worth it to me.
I like to eat it on a spelled cracker or rice cake, preferably with some banana slices, but a snack of pasta on a piece of apple or with a large date is also very tasty.

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For the peanut butter fans I have compared the ingredients of peanut butter and almond paste.

Almond paste is slightly healthier than peanut butter because it contains more vitamins, minerals and fiber. Almond paste is therefore a precursor if you look at the vitamin and mineral content. It contains almost three times as much vitamin E, twice as much iron and seven times as much calcium as peanut butter. Peanut butter also contains vitamins and minerals including vitamin E, calcium and iron, but it does not contain as much as almond butter. Both peanut butter and almond butter contain a healthy dose of potassium, biotin, magnesium and zinc.

Peanut butter and nut paste also contain fibers that give you a full feeling faster, allowing you to maintain a healthy weight. It also helps to lower your cholesterol. Fortunately, all nuts contain fiber. When it comes to fiber content, almond paste comes out better when compared to peanut butter. Two tablespoons of almond paste contains approximately 3.3 grams of fiber, while 2 tablespoons of peanut butter only contains 1.6 grams.

Almond paste contains much less carbohydrates than peanut butter (nuts = proteins, legumes = carbohydrates)

In addition, it is also super healthy to consume nuts or nut pastes. Research studies have shown time and again that people who regularly include nuts or nut pastes in their diet are less likely to have heart disease or type 2 diabetes than people who do not regularly eat nuts. Research also suggests that regular consumption of nuts does not contribute to obesity, despite the fact that nuts are high in calories.

On a strictly nutritional basis, almond paste is healthier than peanut butter, but only slightly. But if you look at the benefits of eating nuts compared to peanuts, a nut paste is definitely a better choice.

If you prefer the taste of peanut butter, choose an organic version. Many ordinary brands of peanut butter are full of junk! Unfortunately, some brands mix their peanut butter with sugar, fructose-corn syrup, salt and hydrogenated vegetable oils. And beware of the low-fat peanut butter that are often the worst.

Do not forget the nuts pasta not properly read the label and choose one that contains no added sugar, partially hydrogenated oils or trans fats or artificial ingredients. The label must contain only one ingredient: “nuts” or “almonds” (and maybe a pinch of salt).

Super energy within one minute with Green Juice

Are you already familiar with “green powder juices”? Normally I choose, depending on my energy level, for a specific nutritional supplement or a combination of several. Sometimes in the form of capsules, such as the Ashwaganda, or in tablets with, for example, Spirulina, but I also sometimes have wheatgrass or powdered algae, not really tasty but for a good cause say….

I had already tried a test bag from the Green Juice, but to really feel the effect Super Foodies allowed me to test a large pot of their Green Juice , good for 1 month of health! So all other food supplements on the side and I am ready!

What is Green Juice?

Green Juice is a superfoods-based green powder that you can easily make into a drink. It consists of 100% organic ingredients including herbs, algae and vegetables.

The unique thing about Green Juice is that it contains a few ingredients that you don’t often find in other supplements, such as the Ashwagandha and Moringa.

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Ashwagandha and Moringa have long been used in ancient Ayurvedic medicine in India. They have a long list of customs and benefits you could almost choose any kind of ailment and they could probably help with that.

The Green Juice from Super Foodie also contains Matcha, which you often find nowadays as tea, totally hip and healthy.
Matcha has many health benefits, not the least of which is that it can help speed up your metabolism / metabolism without making you feel like you’ve been drinking some strong espresso shots.

Taste of Green Juice

The Green Juice tastes somewhat ” green ” if you understand what I mean. I simply make it as standard with some water in a small glass, stir quickly and clock in. If you want to spice up the taste, you can stir it with some juice or a smoothie. But it is also very good to combine with a yoghurt breakfast where you can add banana and raisins for a slightly sweeter taste.

For those who, just like me, want to know what the stock is like, I have listed some of the ingredients of the Green Juice below:

1. Ashwaganda :

Improves thyroid function, regulates hormone balance in men and women, strengthens the immune system and can help reduce anxiety.

2. Chlorella :

Cleanses the intestines and liver, speeds wound healing, strengthens the immune system and can lower blood pressure and cholesterol

3. Spirulina :

Makes the blood basic, cleanses the intestines and liver, relieves pain and strengthens the immune system

4. Matcha :

Promotes a healthy night’s sleep, increases concentration and strengthens the immune system 5. Lemongrass : has an antifungal effect

6. Kelp :

Promotes healthy thyroid function, strengthens the immune system, relieves pain and prevents arteriosclerosis

7. Moringa :

Works to relieve pain, strengthens the immune system and reduces symptoms in asthma

8. Rosehip :

Provides relief from osteoarthritis, pain and stiffness, can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure and reduces the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

9. Wheatgrass :

Promotes healthy digestion and absorption of nutrients, cleanses the intestines and liver, has an alkalizing and anti-cancer effect and provides relief from anemia, diabetes, cancer, eczema, kidney swelling and colds

10. Rice protein powder :

Promotes muscle recovery and muscle building, provides energy, slows down aging, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure and promotes fat burning and weight loss
Read here what else is in it and possibly request the free e-book with more substantive information!

My experience

I really enjoyed it, no more assortment of jars on the counter but just 1 scoop in the morning through my water and ready! The convenience is therefore a big plus and the feeling to start the day right feels good. The taste is easy to do and it gives me the reassuring feeling that on less healthy days I also get enough greens not to relax. For my children, I stir it in a juice to make it a little more attractive😉

I used it a little short to form an opinion in the long term so after the summer I will give an update! I certainly take the pot on holiday to start every day well.

Also have a chance to win a free pot of Green Juice
I can also draw 2 pots from Super Foodies among the followers of Gezondblog. The price is for 2 Super Foodies friends, so can you use some extra energy together with a friend? Let us know below (or on Facebook) why you both want to win such a pot, tag your boyfriend and girlfriend and who knows we might make you happy with some extra energy! We will announce the winner on August 6!

L’Amorigen, conscious food in Ibiza!

 

 

L’Amorigen restaurant in Cala Nova, Ibiza deserves some extra attention!

Looking for fine restaurants in Ibiza, which serve real, pure and healthy food, we ended up at restaurant L’Amorigen during our last vacation. On the way to the beautiful beach of Cala Nova our eyes immediately fell on the beautiful garden with the graceful trees, which provide a natural shade. Under these trees wonderful benches with colorful cushions are inviting and waiting for you.

L’Amorigen, conscious food in Ibiza!L’Amorigen restaurant in Cala Nova, Ibiza
The beach is 10 meters away so after a morning of lazing in the sun we returned around noon to have something to eat. Our timing was just right because we soon heard that the restaurant was only opened two days before! A menu card was therefore not yet available but the super nice gentleman of the ministry listed the entire card for us. Stress because everything sounded good, both the choices for breakfast and lunch … At that moment we decided to try breakfast the next morning, that made the choice for lunch a bit easier.

Ibiza healthy and delicious foodTasting of the house
It became the gazpacho, the risotto and a vegetarian burger. We got an extra tasting from the house because we were actually a little too early for lunch and therefore had to wait a little longer. Not a disaster for us because we were wonderful. What a taste explosion! I could not bring home all the ingredients for what it was, some could not be translated, but the flavors were so refined and well coordinated, delicious!

Risotto and a vega burgerRisotto and a vega burger
The cook stopped by our table and told us that he cooks from his heart to touch those who appreciate it. Well then he was completely fine with us.

L’Amorigen, conscious food in Ibiza!L’Amorigen, conscious food in Ibiza!
The next morning we went back for breakfast. I opted for the yogurt with home-made granola. When it was served I was confused because she was serving something on a flat plate. But it was exactly as promised. A range of fine fruits and delicious granola with a thick, spicy yogurt and dried mint leaves on top.

Delicious yogurt with granola
In short: You can have breakfast, lunch or dinner at L’Amorigen, but you can also just have a drink in the garden or at the outdoor bar. In the meantime there is probably a menu but here you can already get some ideas of what was on the menu in June 2018. All dishes are organic and vegetarian with herbs from our own garden.

Losing fat for a fit body

Losing fat for a fit body

Belly fat is a major source of annoyance. It seems as if fat is easier to store here than on other parts of our body.

A low carbohydrate diet is the ideal way to lose fat around the abdominal area and other parts of the body. This way you can easily create a fit body. Even without exercise.

What is a low carbohydrate diet?
When you start eating low carbohydrates, you soon notice that this has an effect. You notice that stored fat will burn pretty quickly. You lose weight. At the same time, you can continue to eat tasty food and the number of eating moments does not have to change. With a low carbohydrate it is all about less carbohydrates being eaten. Calories or fats are not considered.

What do you eat during a low carbohydrate diet?
lose fat for a fit bodyDuring a low-carbohydrate diet you are relatively free to eat whatever you want. Provided you stay below a certain number of carbohydrates. With some diets there are guidelines that you must strictly adhere to. With other diets, so-called weekly menus are prepared and this is your common thread. As a rule, few sugars are eaten during a low-carbohydrate diet. In addition, food such as pasta, bread and potatoes are kept to an absolute minimum. You eat a lot more vegetables, fruit to a limited extent by fruit sugars. Do you like to eat protein-rich foods such as meat, fish or nuts? With a low carbohydrate diet this is no problem at all and there are often no restrictions for that. Because this fits within the low carbohydrate regime.

Training for a fit body
Although it is not necessary to exercise for a fit body, it helps to further shape the body by doing muscle training. Your body position will improve and the body will take on a tight shape. This does not necessarily mean that you have lost weight. Muscle training does not really help with weight loss and is especially important for creating a tight body.

Do you want to create a tighter belly? If you have lost a few pounds, you can start with abs exercises. If you effectively start abdominal muscle training, muscle growth will be stimulated and a six-pack may occur. Keep in mind that a tight stomach only becomes visible when you have lost any excess belly fat. Do you enjoy doing abdominal exercises or do you find it important to improve your posture through strength training? Then that can of course be good reasons to start with this. But it will not have a visible effect.

Sushi bowl with marinated mushrooms

 

Greenco marinated mushroomsGreenco marinated mushrooms
The Greenco brand comes with various varieties of marinated mushrooms! I already received a package from them with three different types to make a recipe with, one of the benefits of blogging😉

The package really had to come from Korea so I had to be patient but after 2 weeks I had the pots at home, 2 marinated, 1 of which in olive oil and 1 pickled (inlaid).

Because I love sushi and wanted to make a vegetarian sushi bowl, I recorded a video with it.

Ingredients sushi bowl:

250 gr sushi rice Supplies sushi bowlGreenco marinated mushrooms
1 mango
1 avocado
1 cucumber
pot (280 gr) marinated mushrooms in oil
2 spring onions
2 tbsp sesame seeds, lightly roasted
Dressing:

2 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp soy sauce
juice of half a lime
Optional:

nori leaves or chips
Preparation method:

Cook the sushi rice according to the instructions on the package and let it cool.
Peel the cucumber and cut it into long strings with a peeler or cheese slicer.
Peel the mango and cut it into long, narrow segments.
Cut the spring onions into small rings.
Mix the ingredients for the dressing.
Drain the mushrooms.
Finally, peel the avocado and cut it into long, narrow segments.
Arrange all ingredients nicely in a large bowl and divide the dressing, sesame seeds and the optional nori chips.