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Banana, Date and Oat Cookies

With rolled oats, dates and banana, these are delicious and healthy cookies.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Serves: 34 serving
Energy: 41 calories per serving

– ¼ cup chopped dates
– 1 cup dry rolled oats
– 1/3 cup vegetable oil
– 1 tbsp vanilla extract
– 3 small bananas

1) Pre-heat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2) In a large bowl, mash the bananas.
3) Stir in oats, dates, olive oil and vanilla extract. Mix well, and allow to sit for 15 minutes.
4) Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
5) Bake for 20 minutes in the pre-heated oven until lightly brown.

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Concentration Curls

Concentration Curls
This medium intensity exercise engages your upper arms, specifically your biceps.

1) Sit down on a flat bench with one dumbbell in front of you between your legs. Your legs should be spread with your knees bent and feet on the floor.
2) Use your right arm to pick the dumbbell up. Place the back of your right upper arm on the top of your inner right thigh. Rotate the palm of your hand until it is facing forward away from your thigh.
Tip: Your arm should be extended and the dumbbell should be above the floor. This will be your starting position.
3) While holding the upper arm stationary, curl the weights forward while contracting the biceps as you breathe out. Only the forearms should move. Continue the movement until your biceps are fully contracted and the dumbbells are at shoulder level.
Tip: At the top of the movement make sure that the little finger of your arm is higher than your thumb. This guarantees a good contraction. Hold the contracted position for a second as you squeeze the biceps.
4) Slowly begin to bring the dumbbells back to starting position as your breathe in.
Caution: Avoid swinging motions at any time.
5) Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions. Then repeat the movement with the left arm.


Thyroid Juice Remedy

Your thyroid is a set of multiple glands that work to keep your body running smoothly. They deliver messages (hormones) between themselves and other body parts so that all of those tiny cells are regulated and functioning at the proper levels. The hormones produced by the thyroid (T3 and T4) are essential for life and have many effects on metabolism, growth and development.

Thyroid health is important, because if your thyroid isn’t functioning properly it can lead to developmental defects or weight gain. Food is our medicine, so consuming the proper foods will help support your thyroid to ensure it remains in tip top shape. Carrots contain ample amounts of beta-carotene which is the precursor for vitamin A in the body. If you are low on vitamin A, your ability to produce thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is limited. This vitamin is required by the body to convert T4 to T3.

B-complex vitamins are required for good thyroid function. Cucumbers contain B vitamins, so they are a good choice when trying to nourish the thyroid glands. Without B vitamins the thyroid and adrenal glands fail to secrete their hormones, and won’t be able to utilize its iodine raw material efficiently to make hormones. B vitamins are especially useful in individuals with an overactive thyroid.

– 1 cucumber
– 5 stalks celery
– 5 carrots
– 1 cup young thai coconut water
– 1 lemon

Juice the above ingredients, and add coconut water last.

Drink once every day.

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15 Tips To Keep Your Mind Active

This is a little bit off topic and not what I would normally post on the blog. This is something I came across and just wanted to share it with you guys.

1) Read a book
2) Take a course
3) Learn a language
4) Run
5) Play golf
6) Do yoga
7) Play pool
8) Play a game
9) Subscribe to a daily newsletter
10) Grab the controller
11) Build a model
12) Learn an instrument
13) Do a crossword
14) Engage in a debate
15) Do Cycling

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Blueberry Dream Come True

Delicious blueberry popsicles perfect for a hot summer day.
Blueberry popsicle

– 1 cup blueberries
– ⅛ cup liquid sweetener (Coconut Nectar for example)
– 1 lemon juiced
– 1 and a half cups of coconut milk

1) Pour sweetener and lemon juice over berries and mix gently.
2) Put coconut cream in a medium mixing bowl and whip until thickened adding in the blueberry mixture while whipping. Some of the berries will break down releasing their juices and creating texture. If you want the berries whole hand mix them in gently using a rubber spatula. If you prefer a quicker alternative and a more purple colored pop simply blend all of the ingredients together.
3) Pour mixture into popsicle molds.
4) Place a 6 inch twig or paddle pop stick in place and freeze for 2 – 6 hours or until completely frozen.
5) Run the mold under warm water for a few seconds and gently pull from mold.