Category: Diets

Health Benefits of Safflower Oil

The Benefits or Safflower Oil

Highly regarded as a great source of essential fatty acids, Safflower oil has many positives we can all benefit from. Mostly comprised from omega 6 fatty acids, it also contains a small amount of CLA (conjugated Linoleic acid). There are two types of Safflower oil; high-oleic and high-Linoleic. Like olive oil, the high-oleic variety of Safflower oil contains monounsaturated fats and is a good option for cooking at high temps. Since Safflower oil contains these fatty acids, it is one of the better sources for not only weight loss but for many overall health benefits

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madness post workout smoothie

Strawberry-Banana “Madness” Smoothie

The Shake below is technically more designed as a pre or post exercise shake. The reason for this is because it’s very simple in terms of ingredients but mainly because it has carbs, protein and low fat which are ideal for post workout and even pre workout. My pro tip here would be if you are using this as a pre workout shake, using the almond or flax milk is a good idea because it gives you a little bit of fat in this smoothie. If you don’t want to use either of those milks, you can use water and add 1 Teaspoon to up to 1 tablespoon of Almond or Peanut Butter for a little extra fat in the pre workout smoothie or if you are using it as a meal replacement.

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Tofu Healthy

5 Reason to Eat Tofu

While I love our Pr Protein by Nirvana Life and if I could, it would be the only thing I would consume! Lol. But You can’t live on protein shakes alone. So, another good source of Plant-Based Protein is Tofu. This is a staple in my kitchen as most of my prep cooking involves tofu.

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Morning Rush Smoothie

Morning Rush

The shake below is meant to be consumed in the morning. It contains coffee, dark chocolate and cinnamon which all help accelerate your metabolism and have high level of antioxidants. Additionally, it will contain other fruits + Nirvana Life – Pr, which contains various antioxidants and will help maximize the delivery of all other nutrients.

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I’ve recently discovered that if I make my bedtime shake more dense and less like a shake I feel fuller and enjoy my bed time treat a little more. It may simply be a placebo affect but it works for my final meal of the day, and it seems to last longer (aka all night long while sleeping)
Before I stopped taking whey I would have a casein shake before bed, as it is slower releasing then your typical whey, isolate protein or in this case plant-based protein. So sometimes I would wake up in the middle of the night hungry, so I would eat. However making muck has ended this middle of the night hunger and my sweet tooth.

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Fat Elvis

fat ‘phat’ Elvis Smoothie

One of my favorite shakes to have is The Phat Elvis (aka The Fat Elvis), I just don’t think when you are making a shake for weight management you should have the word ‘fat’ in the title.
The shake is named after Elvis’ favorite sandwich, which was Peanut Butter and Bananas. I’ve just made it better with Chocolate flavoring. One of the key components in making a healthy plant-based shake that is often overlooked is the protein. That is why our dietary supplement line, Nirvana Life Nutrition is all-natural and great tasting.

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Superfood Smoothie

Superfood Smoothie + Antioxidant Boost

Nirvana Life – Pr Protein contains various superfoods and antioxidants, along with 24 grams (per serving) of pea and brown rice protein. However, I enjoy stacking the plant-based protein with other superfoods twice a week to jam pack my diet with key nutrients that make me healthier. Below are a couple of my favorite recipes I combine with Nirvana Life – Pr to maximize my nutrient absorption – enjoy!

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Mo's Muffins

MO’s Muffins

As part of our mantra at BFY Life we support living a balanced life. We wanted to share one of our favorite treats. Although we label this a treat (because it is SO good), from the ingredients below you will notice its jammed pact with nutrients to help you achieve your health goals. We added fruits and flaxseed to pump up the antioxidants. Then we included Nirvana Life – Pr Strawberry Cheesecake for some added health benefits and to kick up the flavor a notch. We suggest using this to help crave a sweet tooth or if you are going to a party this makes for a great item to share with friends.

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Greenprint Beyonce

What is Meatless Monday? Ask Beyoncé!

At Be Forever Young, we have always implemented small changes like this (Greenprint…I love this name for it)

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Plant-Based Protein on Holiday

Plant-Based Eating While Traveling (Part 3 of 3)

How often do you go to a new town for holiday, work, or passing through and you find yourself cheating on your diet? That was me until I realized that all I was doing to putting a hold on my goals and digging myself a larger hole to get out of when I got back home.

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