Author: arkmommy

What’s Really In Our Kids Food!

What’s Really In Our Kids Food!

Have you ever wondered what’s in our children’s food? Have you ever felt like you needed to make nutrition and lifestyle changes to improve your child’s health? You are ready to change your child’s diet but have no idea where to start? You want to […]

A Quick & Delicious Vegan Pizza

A Quick & Delicious Vegan Pizza

A 15 min recipe for vegan pizza. Enjoy this healthy cheat meal with the family \.

The Fluffiest Vegan Pancakes

The Fluffiest Vegan Pancakes

Is it the weekend yet? Because weekend calls for FLUFFY Vegan pancakes! 🙂

You wouldn’t even know they were vegan unless I told you. This is coming from someone who used to eat frozen pancakes on the weekends because I had no idea that homemade vegan pancakes tasted better and can be made with just 7 ingredients. Do you know you don’t need butter, cow milk, or processed ingredients for these pancakes? These pancakes are healthy and are packed with Omega 3.  So today I’m sharing my vegan pancake recipe so you too can get to enjoy it.

Here it goes…aren’t they beautiful?

 

 

Ingredients

2 cups of unbleached flour

1/2 cup of chia seeds

3 tsps of baking powder

1/2 cup of coconut sugar

1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder

2 cups of rice milk

3 tsps of apple cider vinegar (secret ingredient to make them fluffy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructions

  • Set out all your ingredients.

  • Set a stove element with a pan, coconut or olive oil, to medium heat.

  • Combine the dry ingredients first (flour, sugar, baking powder,’cinnamon, and seeds) in a bowl.

  • Add the rice milk and apple cider vinegar.

  • Mix until smooth (as shown on the picture above).

  • Now the pan should be ready for your batter, so add one pancakes’ worth of mixture into the pan. That should be approximately 1 cup of batter.

  • Flip carefully when you see bubbles in the middle of the pancake, or if the edges are looking stiffened.

  • Repeat until the batter is gone, and try not to eat them all while you’re cooking them. 🙂

  • Add fruits and nuts of your choice (have fun with this and get creative, especially for the kids)

 

 

Can you believe this recipe takes about 5-10 mins to make. Give it a shot. You won’t be dissapointed. These pancakes are yummy!

Leave a comment below if you tried the recipe and loved it.

ARK Mommy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Get Your Children Living Healthy?

How To Get Your Children Living Healthy?

Tips To Get Your Children Living a Healthy Lifestyle

THREE STEPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH

THREE STEPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH

These are the 3 steps we took to start our health journey! Let’s transform our health, body and mind.

What They Didn’t Tell About Us About Health…

What They Didn’t Tell About Us About Health…

It’s the first day of the year.  New year, new us. That’s what we all say to ourselves as soon as the New Year starts because we think this year will be different. I was one of those people that set New Year’s resolutions on the 1st of January. I used to write down my ideal weight and even envisioned what I wanted to look like. For the first few weeks I was set on eating healthy. I took my so called healthy meals to work and was committed to eating healthy foods for a few weeks. But that didn’t last long. 2-3 months later I was back at it with my old eating habits. It all went spiraling down from there because I didn’t have a healthy mindset and I wasn’t committed to my health. I just wanted to look good, don’t we all? Well, let me tell you why that’s the reason you still haven’t met your health goals.

Being healthy is all a mindset. You have to be committed to your health, not your looks. There’s a level of wisdom, knowledge and mental strength that comes with being healthy. You see…many of us think that being healthy is about getting that six pack or losing weight to look “skinny”. When in reality being healthy is a lot more than that. Being healthy is about waking up in the morning with a lots of energy, running with your children without getting out of breath, feeling good inside after fueling your body with the right foods, being physically well to enjoy sports or activities with your families, to have mental clarity to pursue your goals and dreams, but most importantly to live a long and happy life along with your family, a life free of diseases and sickness so that you can enjoy it with the people you love. That’s where health and wealth meets.

We associate wealth with money but in reality wealth means being abundant in the things that we can’t put a price tag on like OUR HEALTH. Why is it that we go through life focusing on how money can bring us happiness but we never stop to think how our health can bring us happiness? That’s the problem with society today. We are told that money is everything, that money can buy happiness, that money or “wealth” can give us a level of satisfaction but why isn’t anyone ever telling you that in order to live wealthy lives your health should be a priority. Without good health, what good is all the money you have accumulated? We go through life never asking those questions and that is why the U.S has the most obese population in the world. From the minute we start school, we are never taught how to take care of our bodies, or what good health does to our physical and mental being, or even how to fuel our bodies with the right foods to prevent cancer. Let’s not even talk about the most unhealthy and toxic foods that we are fed at schools. The idea that health is not wealth stems from what education we receive at an early age. My family and I were part of that system. We had no idea what it took to be healthy until 2016 that we made a decision to not be obese anymore and learn how to be healthy the natural way.

Today we are seeing more and more companies promote products for weight loss and to improve our health with false claims of “fast results”. Many people think you need a magic pill, a shake, drops, prepackaged meals, or some sort of dietary supplement to lose weight or be healthy. Others think you need to spend hours at the gym to build muscle. My husband and I managed to get healthy on a low-budget, while working out at home. We were not willing to give up family time or spend a lot of money on a gym membership to get healthy. We knew there was another way to be healthy other than what we had seen on social media. To be healthy doesn’t mean you give up everything you liked and start all over. It means training your healthy mindset, being open to change, making healthier choices, balancing your diet, following a healthy routine, making your family part of your health journey, and becoming a better version of yourself along the way.

To live a healthy lifestyle the all-natural way, all you need is fruits, vegetables, a juicer and a home work out video with a dose of determination to overcome anything that stops you from reaching your health goals. Is that simple! Forget everything you’ve seen on social media or anything that you have learned prior to reading this eBook. Being healthy the all-natural way is the best way to start your health journey because it will give you optimal health, maintain it, and make you feel the best. It is by far the most rewarding lifestyle you can possible live for you and your family.

ARK MOMMY

Meal Prepping The Healthy & Vegetarian Way

Meal Prepping The Healthy & Vegetarian Way

In order to lose weight you need to meal prep. Our family meal preps the vegetarian way because we like to balance our meals and stay on track with our vegetarian diet. If you haven’t started meal prepping, start today!

Health Is Wealth

Health Is Wealth

If you want to achieve optimal health and get in the best shape of your life, working out is a must. The rewards are amazing! You become a better person because of your fitness journey. And you break the cycle of obesity in your home. Now your children will want to join you in your health and fitness journey and they will pass that on to their kids.

Need Healthy Recipes for 2017? Check these out!

Need Healthy Recipes for 2017? Check these out!

New Year, Healthier Us! Let’s start the year with this motto in mind. Are you ready to transform your health this year? Do you need healthy recipes to get you and your family on the right path? I can help! 🙂

The goal this year is to be healthy without sacrificing delicious foods. To be healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up everything you like and starting all over. It means making healthier choices, balancing your diet, following a healthy routine, making your family part of your health journey, and eating mostly natures foods which gives you the vitamins, fiber, protein, and nutrients we need to fuel our bodies the right way.

To live a healthy lifestyle the all-natural way, all you need is fruits, vegetables, grains, healthy carbs and a juicer. Being healthy the all-natural way is the best way to start your health journey because it will give you optimal health, maintain it, and make you feel the best. It is by far the most rewarding lifestyle you can possibly live.

Here are my top 3 breakfast and lunch recipes:

BREAKFAST RECIPES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organic oats with Healthy Ingredients

  • 1 spoon of coconut sugar
  • 1 handful of walnuts
  • 3 spoons of hemp seeds
  • 1 handful of unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 cups of rice milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon powder
  1. Let the oatmeal boil until the oats get soft. Do not overcook or else the milk will evaporate.
  2. Add all of the ingredients above
  3. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes on low fire
  4. Serve hot and enjoy!

*You can eat oatmeal with a side of fruit or add bananas and blueberries to your oats when done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegan Blueberry Fluffy Pancakes

  • 1 ½ cup of vanilla almond milk
  • 2 cups of all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ¼  tsp of baking soda
  • ½ tsp of baking  powder
  • 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tsp of hemp seeds
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 tsp of pink salt
  • 1/3 of a cup of coconut sugar
  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Then add all of the ingredients above. Whisk the ingredients together until blended and set aside.
  2. Pour or scoop the batter onto the pan, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.
  3. Let the pancakes cook until golden.

Asparagus

Cut the ends of the asparagus and put them on a pan with a  spoon of olive oil or coconut oil to cook. Sprinkle pink salt, turmeric, black pepper and garlic for extra seasoning. Cook for 10-15 minutes of medium fire.

Avocado Salad

Cut 2 avocados, 1 small onion, 2 tomatoes, a handful of cilantro and add ½ tsp of vinegar, 1 tsp of olive oil, and sprinkle pink salt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit Salad

  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on top

Toasted Raisin Bagel- Look for a non gmo or gluten free brand at trader joes or whole foods. Add these ingredients after toasting the bread:

  • 1 avocado cut in slices
  • 2 small pieces of organic cheese
  • Sprinkle turmeric and pink salt on top of the avocado in addition to ½ tsp of olive oil

Juice Recipe

  • 1 celery head
  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 inches of ginger

LUNCH/DINNER RECIPES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toasted Veggie Tuna Burger

  • 2 cans of tuna
  • 2 red or green peppers
  • Fresh bread rolls
  • 4 pickles
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • A handful of cilantro
  • 1 bag of asparagus
  • A handful of romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 tsp of vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp of pink salt

1.       Add 2 roasted peppers and 1 entire onion to a pan with olive oil and pink salt. Let it roast for about 15 mins

2.       With 2 cans of tuna, make a tuna salad with romaine lettuce, cilantro, and 1-2 spoons of organic mayo. Add vinegar and pink salt

3.       Toast the bread on a pan

4.       Put the roasted veggies first, then add the tuna, and for last add tomatoes, onions, and organic roasted pickles with the honey mustard sauce on top.

Honey Mustard Sauce

  • 1 tsp of organic honey
  • ½ cup of organic mustard
  • 1 spoon of organic mayo

Asparagus                                

Cut the ends of the asparagus and put them on a pan with a spoon of olive oil or coconut oil to cook. Sprinkle pink salt, turmeric, black pepper and garlic for extra seasoning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Veggie Salad w/ Tostones (Plaintains)

  1. For the tostones, cut the the plantains in 2-3 inches and lightly fry them on a pan with olive oil (do not deep fry). Once each side is slightly golden, take them out the pan and press down each piece with a plate until they are flat. Put them back in the oil for 5-10 mins until they are golden
  2. For the salsa fresca, cut tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and red/green/yellow peppers in small squared pieces and add ½ tsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of vinegar, and sprinkle pink salt. Add this veggie salad on top of the tostones.
  3. Cut a fresh avocado in slices and put them on top of the platains and veggie mix

Broccoli Tater Tots

  • 1 broccoli head
  • ¼ cup diced yellow onion
  • ⅓ cup of mozzarella cheese
  • ⅓ cup of organic breadcrumbs
  • A handlful of cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 teaspoon of garlic
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Steam the broccoli in boiling water for 2-3 minutes then remove and shock with cold tap water to stop the cooking process. Drain well.
  3. Chop broccoli finely and mix thoroughly with the cut onions, cheese, breadcrumbs, and seasoning. Scoop about 1.5 tablespoons of mix using a ice-cream scoop or your hands and gently press between your hands into a firm ball then shape into a tater-tot shape.
  4. Place the broccoli on your prepared parchment sheet.
  5. Bake until golden brown and crispy, 18-24 minutes, turning half way. Remove from the oven and enjoy hot with any healthy dressing of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olive Rice with Asparagus & Green Salad

  • 1 bag of asparagus
  • 2 cups of brown rice
  • 1 can of organic black beans (from trader joes)
  • 1 cup of organic medley olives
  • 1/3 tsp of pink salt
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp of garlic
  • 1 tsp of vinegar and 1/2 tsp of olive oil
  • Vegetables: 1 red pepper, 1 cup of corn, a handful of cilantro, 1 onion, and 1/2 romaine head
  1. Make the green salad by chopping up romaine lettuce,  red pepper, corn, onions,  and cilantro. Add pink salt, vinegar and olive oil

Asparagus                                

Cut the ends of the asparagus and put them on a pan with olive oil or coconut oil to cook. Sprinkle pink salt, turmeric, black pepper and garlic for extra seasoning.

Bean Rice & Olives

  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and add the oil. Stir in the brown rice (1 cup of rice for 2 cups of water), black beans, water, and salt
  2. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for about 40 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  3. Add a cup of medley olives to the rice when done and let it cook for 2-3 minutes
  4. Serve hot

Green Juice Recipe

  • 1 full celery head
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 large piece of ginger (4 in)
  • 1 cucumber

If you’re not sure what foods to eat to start transforming your health, just start adding more vegetables to your meals.

If you’re looking to start your new year with the right diet, have at least  a green juice in the morning, a salad every night and 4-5 vegetables with healthy carbs in your meal everyday. These are small changes that will make a huge difference in how you feel. The greener your meals are the healthier you will be.

For more juice recipes, check out my ebook on amazon. Click here!

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoy my recipes. Comment below when you try them and let me know what you think.

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ARK MOMMY

What Does It Mean To Be Healthy? It’s Not All About Looks!

What Does It Mean To Be Healthy? It’s Not All About Looks!

Being Healthy Is More Than Just Looking Good!