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HEALTHY AND High Protein Oats Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

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Are you an oats fan but you are tired of eating oats just as cereal and want a change? How about you try some of these protein-rich oats smoothies for your breakfast!

HEALTHY AND High Protein Oats Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Benefits of eating oats:

Oats are rich in protein and protein is rich in building muscle mass and bones. The body uses protein to repair itself and plays an important role in the creation and maintenance of every cell in the body. It provides energy to the body. Any sort of injury or wear and tear repair and healing will depend on the protein your body has. It can help curb hunger and maintain a healthy weight.

Oats are very nutritious and contain antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre. It can help lower blood sugar levels and keep one’s cholesterol in check. It can also reduce the risk of developing heart diseases.

Here are some oat breakfast smoothie recipes you can try at home:

  1. Banana and peanut butter oats smoothie:

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 to 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ice cubes
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)

Method:

Into a mixer blender, add in the peanut butter and the banana and blend until it becomes a smooth paste. Then, add in the rolled oats and chia seeds (optional) and give it a quick blend before adding in the milk. Once the milk is added, blend for a few minutes until the mixture is well combined. Then pour into a serving glass and it is ready to consume.

  1. Mixed fruit oats smoothie:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup oats
  • ½ cup chopped mango
  • ¼ cup spinach or kale
  • honey or maple syrup ( optional)

Method:

Into a mixer blender, add the mango and spinach, and blend until it becomes a smooth paste. Then, add in the instant oats and give it a quick blend before adding in the milk. Once the milk is added, blend for a few minutes until the mixture is well combined. Then pour it into a serving glass and it is ready to consume.

Tip: You can substitute with any two or three fruits of your choice.

  1. Cocoa avocado oats smoothie:

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup instant oats
  • Pulp of half an avocado
  • ¼ cup vanilla yogurt
  • Honey to taste ( optional)

Method:

Into a mixer blender, add the avocado pulp, instant oats, yogurt, and honey (optional) and give it a quick blend before adding in the milk. Once the milk is added, blend for a few minutes until the mixture is well combined. Then pour into a serving glass and it is ready to consume.

  1. Dry fruit oats smoothie:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 almonds, 4 walnuts, 4 figs, 6 cashewnuts, 6 raisins
  • 4 deseeded dates
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • banana or any fruit ( optional)

Method:

Take half a cup of milk and soak in all the dry fruits overnight. When you make the smoothie, add the soaked dry fruit and milk mixture into a mixer blender along with the and blend until it becomes a smooth paste. Then, add in the rolled oats and give it a quick blend before adding in the milk (the other half cup). Once the milk is added, blend for a few minutes until the mixture is well combined. Then pour it into a serving glass with ice cubes and it is ready to consume.

5. berry oats smoothie:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • ½ cup frozen berries
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • honey or maple syrup ( optional)

Method:

Add chia seeds, frozen berries, coconut water, and oats into a mixer blender and blend until it becomes a smooth paste. Then pour it into a serving glass and it is ready to consume.

Tips:

  • You can substitute the milk with almond milk or soy milk in any recipe.
  • If you do not wish to use any of the fruits mentioned you can substitute in the same quantities using any other fruits of your choice like apples, pears, bananas, mangoes, avocados, choose, etc (peeled and roughly chopped).
  • In case, you wish to sweeten the smoothies, add in sugar, honey, maple syrup or jaggery to taste.
  • You can substitute peanut butter or cocoa powder with chocolate spreads like Nutella or Hershey’s chocolate spread if you wish to have a chocolate-flavored smoothie.

3 INGREDIENT BANANA ICE-CREAM – vegan, no sugar, no milk

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If you are someone who loves ice cream or looking for something cold to relish on a hot summer’s day, then this simple three-ingredient banana ice cream can be your ultimate go-to dessert!

It is easy to make at home and most definitely a healthy alternative to buying one at the store.

So, here’s how you can make it.

Method:

Chop up two bananas into 3 to 4 pieces and place into a container. Place it in the freezer and use only once frozen.

To make the ice-cream:

Into a mixer blender, add in the chopped and frozen bananas, cocoa powder and coconut butter. Blend until it becomes a nice and creamy semi-hardened mixture.

Then, pour into a container and freeze it for two to three hours, until it hardens and is then ready to be eaten.

Why does this recipe use coconut butter?

This recipe uses coconut butter because it has a lot of health benefits. It helps boost body immunity because its rich in lauric acid and keeps diseases at bay. Coconut butter helps promote weight loss as coconuts contain high medium-chain fatty acids (MCTs) that help boost body metabolism and increases energy levels.

Coconut butter can also help reduce bad cholesterol levels and promote better cardiac health and heart functioning. It can also help boost brain functioning and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive diseases.

3 INGREDIENT BANANA ICE-CREAM - vegan, no sugar, no milk

You can make coconut butter at home with this simple recipe:

Ingredients:

2 dry coconuts

1 – 2 tbsp coconut oil (optional)

(Tip: Incase you do not have dried coconut; you can also use desiccated coconut for this recipe)

Method:

Take the dried coconuts and scrape out the hard brown peel using a knife or peeler. Then, cut the dried coconut into pieces and using a high-speed blender, blend it into a smooth paste. Make sure the paste is free from lumps. You can also add 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to make the paste smooth. Store in a container for up to one month at room temperature.

Serving suggestion:

Apart from adding it to your banana ice cream, you can also spread a layer of coconut butter on your pancakes or on toasted bread to eat.

COCONUT BUTTER RECIPE AND BENEFITS

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Are you someone who loves to eat bread for breakfast every morning and wondering which spread to apply to your bread next?

COCONUT BUTTER RECIPE AND BENEFITS

I’m sure you’ve tried butter, jam, and peanut butter to all sorts of cheese spreads, but have you ever tried homemade coconut butter? Well, coconut butter is not just yummy, but also is packed with health benefits.

How does coconut butter benefit your health?

  1. Helps boost immunity:

Coconut butter is rich in lauric acid. This lauric acid has antimicrobial properties that can help fight and ward of diseases and keep the body safe from any bacterial or viral infections.

  1. Helpful for weight loss:

Coconut butter helps promote weight loss as coconuts contain high medium-chain fatty acids (MCTs). These medium-chain fatty acids provide energy to the body and do not remain in the body as fat. These medium-chain fatty acids also help body metabolism and increase energy levels.

For those looking to lose weight, having coconut butter can help promote satiety and supresses the body’s natural appetite. Which meals the lesser food you consume, the lesser will be your calorie intake, resulting in weight maintenance and weight loss.

  1. Helps reduce bad cholesterol levels:

Coconut butter can help reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in the body and promote an increate in the good cholesterol (HDL) levels. This means that it will also help promote better cardiac health and heart functioning.

  1. Increases and improves cognitive functioning:

Our body produces ketones (certain substances that the body produces if the cells do not get enough supply of glucose or blood sugar). Therefore, when the ketones in the body consume the medium-chain fatty acids, it ca help boost brain functioning and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive diseases.

Here’s a quick and easy homemade recipe for you to try out!

Ingredients:

Method:

Take the dried coconuts and scrape out the hard brown peel using a knife or peeler. Then, cut the dried coconut into pieces and using a high-speed blender, blend it into a smooth paste. Make sure the paste is free from lumps. You can also add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to make the paste smooth and liquidy. Store in a container for upto one month in room temperature.

Serving suggestion:

You can also spread a layer of the coconut butter on your pancakes or on toasted bread and have it.

How is coconut oil different from coconut butter?

  • Coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid that contains no fibre, unlike coconut butter.
  • Coconut oil is cold-pressed for the coconut that has matured, while coconut butter is made from the flesh of the coconut which has been dried.
  • Coconut oil changes color and becomes transparent and melts when heated, while coconut butter retains its consistency.
  • Coconut oil is pure oil, while coconut butter contains only around 60% of coconut oil.
  • Coconut oil can be used while cooking, but coconut butter cannot be used for cooking but can be used as a spread on toast or pancakes.

BHRINGRAJ FOR HAIR GROWTH AND HAIR FALL

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The causes of hair fall and reduced hair growth can be due to various reasons including weak scalp issues, hormonal problems, stress, scalp infections, damaged hair follicles, dandruff, improper hair care, and excessive use of hair styling products, environmental factors, and much more.

BHRINGRAJ FOR HAIR GROWTH AND HAIR FALL

But what if I told you that bhringraj (which looks like a small-sized daisy), which is just a small plant, has multiple benefits to your hair and can reduce hair fall and significantly increase hair growth, would you try it out?

Well, maybe you should!

Check out the ways using bhringraj can benefit your hair:

1. Can help promote hair growth:

Using Bhringraj oil is known to prolong the anagen phase (active growth phase) of hair growth. It also strengthens the hair follicles and nourishes them. When Bhringraj oil is massaged into the scalp, it helps promote better blood circulation. This is very essential as it can help promote better hair growth by activating the dormant hair follicles and facilitating hair growth.

2. Can help reduce hair fall:

There are times when the hair strands weaken and begin to break and fall off. When we massage this oil into the scalp, it penetrates into the hair follicles and nourishes the hair strands, hence promoting better hair strength and reducing hair fall. It will also help prevent hair breakage caused by damaged hair.

3. Helps keep the scalp and hair healthy and nourished:

Dandruff and scalp infections are common causes of hair loss and therefore, the antibacterial properties of bhringraj can help prevent these scalp conditions.

Using bhringraj also helps reduce dry hair and moisturizes and nourishes the hair by penetrating into the hair shaft. This property of Bhringraj oil can help reduce hair dryness, frizz and split ends and prevent hair breakage and makes the hair feel naturally conditioned and gives it a naturally glossy and shiny look.

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4. Can help prevent premature greying of hair:

Bhringraj oil has natural hair dying properties with its active ingredients haritaki and jatamansi that help maintain the natural colour of the hair. It helps reduce and prevent premature greying of hair, while it also helps reverse this condition as it dyes the hair when used.

5. Can help reduce dandruff:

It is important to note that hair fall can occur due to dandruff because the flaking can lead to blocked hair follicles, while the itching sound damage the hair follicles on the scalp. Therefore, using bhringraj oil can easily penetrate into the hair and help reduce hair dryness and keep the hair nourished. This helps reduce scalp dryness as well, in turn reducing dry scalp and dandruff and flaking.

Here’s how you can use bhringraj oil for your hair:

Partition your hair and evenly apply this oil all over your scalp and hair. Then gently massage it in using your fingertips using circular motions (as it will help promote the circulation of blood in the scalp). Then, let this sit for around half an hour to one hour before washing it off with a mild shampoo and conditioner

THREE BEST HAIR THICKENING FOODS

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Have you lately experienced hair thinning as you are getting older and often look for ways to resolve this issue to get back your thick and lustrous hair?

THREE BEST HAIR THICKENING FOODS – AMLA, CURRY LEAVES, FLAXSEEDS

Well, why look far when the remedies you need are right in your kitchen probably and guess what, they are all-natural too!

So do not look any further for any other solutions to regain your hair thickness and volume, until you have tried out these three amazing hair thickening foods and the best part is that there are plenty of ways you can find to incorporate these foods into your diet.

Apart from just increasing hair thickness, consuming these foods have many other benefits to the hair too.

So, check out the three best hair-thickening foods to try out today!

1. Amla

Amla is loaded with vitamin C and vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect the scalp and hair from oxidative stress and free radical damage and can help create a protein called ‘collagen’ that is an important protein that provides structure to the hair. Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron, which is an essential mineral required for hair and hair growth.

Amla can help promote better hair growth, treat and prevent hair fall very effectively. It can also enhance and promote better blood circulation in the scalp in turn, stimulating the hair follicles from within, to increase hair growth. The vitamin C in amla can help promote better hair strength and reduce hair fall. READ MORE – Amla Juice to boost immunity, brighten skin, stop hair fall and more

THREE BEST HAIR THICKENING FOODS – AMLA, CURRY LEAVES, FLAXSEEDS

2. Curry Leaves

Curry leaves are rich in antioxidants and can help restore scalp health. It can also help open up the clogged hair follicles on the scalp, in turn promoting better blood circulation and improving the growth of the hair follicles right from its root. They contain vitamin B which can contribute to strengthening the hair follicles and control hair fall.

Curry leaves can also help promote a natural production of melanin in the body that can help in preventing premature greying of hair. It can help keep the hair moisturized and nourished, in turn promoting better hair shine and reducing hair dryness. These leaves have anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce scalp itching and reduce dandruff.

Curry leaves are rich in antioxidants that are beneficial in fighting free radical damage to the hair, caused by environmental factors like pollution and over-exposure to sunlight leading to dry, damaged, and frizzy hair and in turn, promote better hair health and hair quality. These leaves are rich in protein. This is essential as, over the years, our hair succumbs to thinning and hair loss. So consuming curry leaves or using curry leaves for the hair can help reduce hair thinning. READ MORE  – Curry leaves Juice for Hair Growth

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3. Flaxseeds

Flax seeds contain vitamin E that can help prevent free radical damage on the scalp and can promote better hair growth and can reduce hair breakage to a considerable extent. It is rich in vitamin B which is an essential vitamin for the hair as it can strengthen the hair follicles and promote hair growth.

The omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseeds can promote hair growth and reduce hair fall as it contains the essential nutrients and proteins to strengthen the hair follicles and promote better scalp skin health. Flax seeds can also help improve hair texture, quality and restore hair lustre and shine. 

Final Words

So guys, try out these three foods in order to regain your hair thickness and increase your hair growth. It is important to remember that the food we consume too can have an effect on our hair and therefore, it is important to eat healthily and eat the right kinds of foods to benefit us from within!

ONION ROSEMARY HAIR OIL FOR EXTREME HAIR GROWTH

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Onion and rosemary are two of the best natural remedies for hair growth. So, what if I told you that both these ingredients can be combined with coconut oil, to make one of the most powerful remedies to promote extreme hair growth. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

ONION ROSEMARY HAIR OIL FOR EXTREME HAIR GROWTH

How does using this oil benefit you?

All the three ingredients used in this oil help promote hair growth and here’s how.

Onion:

Onions help promote blood circulation on the scalp and provides stimulation to the hair follicles making the hair grow faster and roots grow stronger. It can also help restore hair lustre and shine, keeping the hair nourished and moisturized. Using this oil can help keep the hair soft and will make it more manageable.

Rosemary:

Rosemary helps promote hair growth by healing the damaged hair follicles (by helping heal damaged nerve endings and tissues) as it contains ‘carnosic acid’. It also helps promote better blood circulation in the scalp.Apart from its benefits, rosemary will also help mask the strong smell of the onion.

Coconut oil:

Coconut oil has aways been used since many years for the hair because of its multiple benefits. For hair growth, coconut oil contains many the essential vitamins and fatty acids that can help nourish the hair follicles and promote hair growth from within. It can also help promote better hair lustre and a renewed shine. Using coconut oil will help keep the hair moisturized and make the hair soft and more manageable. READ MORE – Beetroot Juice for Hair Growth

So, check out how you can make this onion rosemary hair oil at home!

Ingredients:

Onion

Coconut oil

Dried rosemary leaves

Method:

Peel off the skin of the onion and make sure to wash the onion well under running water to get rid of all dirt and impurities as the onion will be used on your hair.

Chop onion into pieces. Then, into a mixer grinder, add in the chopped pieces, along with the oil and grind it into a paste.

Then, into a heating pan, pour in the ground onion paste and add in the coconut oil and let it get heated. To it, add in the dried organic rosemary leaves and simmer on low 15 to 20 minutes. You will soon observe that the colour of the oil has changed.

Turn off the flame and when slightly cool, strain this mixture using a muslin cloth. Store this onion rosemary oil in a container, in a cool and dry place for up to one month.

To use:

It is recommended to use the inversion method of oil application. Be seated, invert your hair (let your hair fall over your face) and massage the oil into your scalp for 2 to 4 minutes. Then, leave it on for half an hour before rinsing of with a mild shampoo and conditioner.

If you do not wish to use the inversion method, you can also use the regular method of applying the oil on your hair and scalp.

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