Posts tagged healthy food
Middle Eastern Couscous Salad

This is the perfect accompaniment to a creamy curry or tagine, or as a barbecue side salad. Packed with dried fruit, toasted nuts, green herbs, citrus and pomegranate seeds, this has all of the flavours of Western Asia and the beautiful colours make an elegant and stunning dish on the table. Although quite a hefty list of ingredients, there aren't many steps as it is pretty much just a case of combining everything together.


Recipe

250g couscous
1 red onion (100g), thinly sliced
2 large garlic cloves (12g), crushed
1.5 tsp citrus zest (lemon or lime or a combination of both)
1 tbsp lemon juice
2.5 tbsp orange juice
1.25 tsp toasted cumin seeds
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
¼ tsp cinnamon
100g dried fruit (raisins, chopped apricots, chopped figs or a mix of 3)
30g roughly chopped fresh herbs (coriander, parsley, mint or a mix of 3)
80g pomegranate seeds
150g toasted nuts (flaked almonds and pistachios or a mix of both)

Directions

Mix all of the ingredients from the red onion through to the pomegranate seeds together and let sit in a bowl for as long as possible, preferably overnight. This will allow the red onion to soften and the dried fruit to plump up in the citrus juices.
Cook the couscous according to packet instructions, usually by soaking in hot water for about 10 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed.
Mix the couscous and the nuts into the rest of the ingredients. I find that mixing by hand is easiest. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe by CAMYOGA Chef Alice Kabala

New challenges ahead of us

Extreme Yoga Only 4 days left till the New Year which means it's time to make some New Year's resolutions :). And we wouldn't be proper Yogis if we didn't include resolutions and challenges such as:...eating healthier (or drinking more smoothies for breakfast :)), having more regular Yoga practice, meditate more and think positively or maybe even making the time to do Yoga in unconventional and spectacular places (as long as it's not hazardous to your life :)) - anything that is in some way prosperous to our body and mind and thus will help us to become the happy and healthy person that we all want to be.  Although that many statistics are sceptic when it comes to people achieving their New Year resolutions I believe that we all can overcome the challenges ahead of us and be successful in our efforts. To make sure that we'll have our best chances I decided to select few healthy tips. Let's get a head start this year!

1. Delicious and healthy smoothie to have in the morning:

GREEN TEA, BLUEBERRY AND BANANA SMOOTHIE

Blueberry Smoothie

3tbsp water 1 green tea bag 2tbsp honey 1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 medium banana 3/4 cup of fortified light vanilla soy milk

We offer two big events this January:

DETOX DAY with Louise Lloyd

Louise Lloyd Saturday 12 January 2013, 10-6.30PM Great Shelford £65 including refreshments

A day retreat to detox mind and body on all levels. A powerful boost to your system!

COME FLY WITH ME - ACCESSIBLE ARM BALANCES with Alan O'Leary

Alan O'Leary

Sunday 13 January 2013, 1-3.45PM Cambridge Central £30

Learn the steps to access these beautiful postures by learning better technique, core stability and upper body strength.

I hope you get inspired by my tips and hope to see you all soon in Camyoga

New challenges ahead of us

Extreme Yoga Only 4 days left till the New Year which means it's time to make some New Year's resolutions :). And we wouldn't be proper Yogis if we didn't include resolutions and challenges such as:...eating healthier (or drinking more smoothies for breakfast :)), having more regular Yoga practice, meditate more and think positively or maybe even making the time to do Yoga in unconventional and spectacular places (as long as it's not hazardous to your life :)) - anything that is in some way prosperous to our body and mind and thus will help us to become the happy and healthy person that we all want to be.  Although that many statistics are sceptic when it comes to people achieving their New Year resolutions I believe that we all can overcome the challenges ahead of us and be successful in our efforts. To make sure that we'll have our best chances I decided to select few healthy tips. Let's get a head start this year!

1. Delicious and healthy smoothie to have in the morning:

GREEN TEA, BLUEBERRY AND BANANA SMOOTHIE

Blueberry Smoothie

3tbsp water 1 green tea bag 2tbsp honey 1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 medium banana 3/4 cup of fortified light vanilla soy milk

We offer two big events this January:

DETOX DAY with Louise Lloyd

Louise Lloyd Saturday 12 January 2013, 10-6.30PM Great Shelford £65 including refreshments

A day retreat to detox mind and body on all levels. A powerful boost to your system!

COME FLY WITH ME - ACCESSIBLE ARM BALANCES with Alan O'Leary

Alan O'Leary

Sunday 13 January 2013, 1-3.45PM Cambridge Central £30

Learn the steps to access these beautiful postures by learning better technique, core stability and upper body strength.

I hope you get inspired by my tips and hope to see you all soon in Camyoga

New challenges ahead of us

Extreme Yoga Only 4 days left till the New Year which means it's time to make some New Year's resolutions :). And we wouldn't be proper Yogis if we didn't include resolutions and challenges such as:...eating healthier (or drinking more smoothies for breakfast :)), having more regular Yoga practice, meditate more and think positively or maybe even making the time to do Yoga in unconventional and spectacular places (as long as it's not hazardous to your life :)) - anything that is in some way prosperous to our body and mind and thus will help us to become the happy and healthy person that we all want to be.  Although that many statistics are sceptic when it comes to people achieving their New Year resolutions I believe that we all can overcome the challenges ahead of us and be successful in our efforts. To make sure that we'll have our best chances I decided to select few healthy tips. Let's get a head start this year!

1. Delicious and healthy smoothie to have in the morning:

GREEN TEA, BLUEBERRY AND BANANA SMOOTHIE

Blueberry Smoothie

3tbsp water 1 green tea bag 2tbsp honey 1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 medium banana 3/4 cup of fortified light vanilla soy milk

We offer two big events this January:

DETOX DAY with Louise Lloyd

Louise Lloyd Saturday 12 January 2013, 10-6.30PM Great Shelford £65 including refreshments

A day retreat to detox mind and body on all levels. A powerful boost to your system!

COME FLY WITH ME - ACCESSIBLE ARM BALANCES with Alan O'Leary

Alan O'Leary

Sunday 13 January 2013, 1-3.45PM Cambridge Central £30

Learn the steps to access these beautiful postures by learning better technique, core stability and upper body strength.

I hope you get inspired by my tips and hope to see you all soon in Camyoga

New challenges ahead of us

Extreme Yoga Only 4 days left till the New Year which means it's time to make some New Year's resolutions :). And we wouldn't be proper Yogis if we didn't include resolutions and challenges such as:...eating healthier (or drinking more smoothies for breakfast :)), having more regular Yoga practice, meditate more and think positively or maybe even making the time to do Yoga in unconventional and spectacular places (as long as it's not hazardous to your life :)) - anything that is in some way prosperous to our body and mind and thus will help us to become the happy and healthy person that we all want to be.  Although that many statistics are sceptic when it comes to people achieving their New Year resolutions I believe that we all can overcome the challenges ahead of us and be successful in our efforts. To make sure that we'll have our best chances I decided to select few healthy tips. Let's get a head start this year!

1. Delicious and healthy smoothie to have in the morning:

GREEN TEA, BLUEBERRY AND BANANA SMOOTHIE

Blueberry Smoothie

3tbsp water 1 green tea bag 2tbsp honey 1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 medium banana 3/4 cup of fortified light vanilla soy milk

We offer two big events this January:

DETOX DAY with Louise Lloyd

Louise Lloyd Saturday 12 January 2013, 10-6.30PM Great Shelford £65 including refreshments

A day retreat to detox mind and body on all levels. A powerful boost to your system!

COME FLY WITH ME - ACCESSIBLE ARM BALANCES with Alan O'Leary

Alan O'Leary

Sunday 13 January 2013, 1-3.45PM Cambridge Central £30

Learn the steps to access these beautiful postures by learning better technique, core stability and upper body strength.

I hope you get inspired by my tips and hope to see you all soon in Camyoga