Our favorite fat burning snacks.

Our favorite fat burnings snacks for the slayin' woman. Stay busy, stay fit.

 It is easy to forget to eat, and while that doesn't sound terrible our face winds up in the entire box of rice crispy treats or gulping down your childs gatorade unintentionally. Here are some quick snacks we KNOW are practical and will keep you full and satisfied. 

 

2 boiled egg whites with an apple.

These are easily accessible for the car and can be prepared in advance and will sure to keep away that hangry.

Now, if you have food combining challenges this may not be the best snack for you. 

 

Celery sticks and fresh Hummus.

Hummus is so easy and if you are purchasing the right brand. It is easy to digest and really satisfying. Celery or cucumber is best paired with this higher fat snack item to keep the body from storing that fat. Try to either make a big batch of your own at home or choose organic, less oily options at the store when possible.

Peanut Butter and Celery

Again, keeping the fats away from the carbohydrates is optimal for that flat stomach we all desire. Six pack or not no one enjoys bloating. Peanut butter is a great hunger quencher but proper pairing is important. Have your peanut butter and eat it too, just do it properly with non starchy fruits and vegetables.

 

Beef Jerky.

Yes we said it. When in doubt, grab a bag of the cleanest one you can find. If you are on the go, jerky is a great way to get in some satiating protein while also being realistic. Try to watch the flavored ones as they can often be high sugar and sodium. Stick to clean brands and keep it in your glove box or gym bag for emergencies.

Cut bell peppers, cucumber and celery with Salsa.

Salsa is the Goddess of healthy snacking. It is usually fairly lower in sodium, gluten free, often low on sugar and is a home run for the calorie buck you are spending. This is not an " on the go" snack as salsa is messy but it is the perfect option when slimming down and hunger strikes.

Green Juice

When the body is alkalized, it stores less fat. Green juice is the fasted way to hydrate and alkalize. Grab a green juice but watch the added fruits. Be sure to order green vegetable based juices or check the ingredients on the bottle. Ideally we want to see 1 fruit with the rest greens. A 90/10 ratio is a perfect ratio to shoot for. 

 

 

Protein Shake

We are such huge fans of this simple tasty snack. Obviously we don't believe dairy options are best but there are so many great plant based options you can choose from. You can have your cake and gain muscles too. There are several brands that also offer small packets to buy (instead of an entire month container). This will save you money if you are not sure that you like this brand or blend. Grab a small pack first and if you love it, invest in the larger container. Grab your protein, add in berries, your favorite green powder, whatever greens you have in your fridge and a half of banana. You are ready for the day. Slurp and SLAY girl. 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Detox Water Recipes

Daily Detox Water Recipes by Ivy Carnegie

Pretty Nourish // drinkbar juicery 

We all know drinking water is important to our health, our skin and our figure. Spicing it up can dramatically increase it's hydration effectiveness while also promoting deep tissue detoxification. Here are some great at home recipes and all of these can be made ahead of time and stored in your fridge for easy, no excuse detoxifying. 

 

Cucumber Ginger Mint Detox Water

  • 1/2 cucumber diced
  • 1/4 ginger grated  (use a cheese grater) 
  • 1-3 mint leaves chopped fine
  • Pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt 

Pineapple Parsley Detox Water

  • 1-3 pineapple chugs ( fresh is best, do not use canned)
  • 2 whole limes, 2 whole lemons (squeezed)
  • Add in lemon wedges
  • Add 2-3 handfuls of parsley leaves

Pear Basil Detox Water

  • 1-2 medium pears, thinly sliced
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 1-2 stalks of basil, de-stem leaves

Cellulite Blaster Detox Water

  • 1 squeeze lemon
  • 1 squeezed grapefruit
  • 1 squeezed lime
  • 1 piece of grated ginger
  • 1 tsp cayenne (more if tolerated) 

Try these out, let us know what you think. Use hashtag, #prettyhydrated

Homemade Vinegar recipe for all infections

Four Thieves Vinegar

The original recipe calls for fresh herbs, but I have substituted dry for a longer shelf-life. This is a long-standing herbal recipe. It is said that grave robbers used this remedy to avoid the plague! Needless to say, it is an excellent remedy for infection. All of the herbs are aromatic, warming, anti-microbial, and diaphoretic.

 

Ingredients

1/4 cup coarsely powdered lavender flowers
1/4 cup coarsely powdered rosemary leaves
1 tablespoon coarsely powdered sage
1 tablespoon coarsely powdered thyme
1 tablespoons coarsely powdered peppermint
3 fresh garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon powdered black pepper
3 cups apple cider vinegar

 

 

Directions

  • Place lavender, rosemary, sage, thyme, peppermint, garlic, and pepper in a clean glass jar.
  • Cover with vinegar, so that the herbs are completely saturated and covered by about an extra inch of menstruum.
  • Shake your jar every day or two for at least two weeks.
  • Strain, bottle, cap, and store in a cool dry place or in the refrigerator.

Adapted from The Herbal Kitchen

Collard Green Chickpea Salad Wraps

Collard Green Chickpea Salad Wraps

Think Chicken salad sandwich, minus the bread, allergens, fat and salt.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of collard greens
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 tbsp of mustard 
  • 1 tbsp of veganaise (or avocado)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Wash collard greens, de-stem the hard center vein and lay flat, set aside.

Strain canned chickpeas, rinse, and put in a bowl with additional water. Set aside. ( If you have digestion trouble, try to soak 3-4 hours ahead of time)

Cut tomato, onion and celery into finely chopped cubes. The smaller the better. Put in large bowl. Add in veganaise and mustard. Mix well.

Strain soaking chickpeas fully. Mash the soaked chickpeas with a fork until fully mashed. Add to tomato, onion, celery mixture. Mix well.

Place a tbsp size amount of the mixture on the edge of your collard green leaf. Roll while gathering the sides just as you would a burrito. Pull the leaf tighter each time you go around. Some collard greens will be larger which will allow you to add more filling. 

Enjoy Guiltlessly. :)

 

 

The best detoxing cilantro dressing, ever.

CILANTRO- GARLIC DIP/DRESSING

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1 bunch of organic cilantro

1/2 medium white onion

2-3 cloves of garlic

Juice of 1/2 lemon

2 tablespoons of tahini butter

Dash of pepper.

 

Place cilantro, lemon juice and semi diced onion into your blender or food processor. Blend. 

Add in garlic, pepper, and tahini, blend until smooth, adding water as needed until desired consistency reached. Enjoy.