Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Juicing for Healthier Living II

As I'm into juicing now a days - let me share to you guys my juice recipe which I tried last week. It consist of apple, orange, half lemon, 2 nos. of cucumber, carrot and a thumb of ginger. This taste so good with a little kick of spice of the ginger.

Well, if you're not convinced  of the taste then you should just consider the health benefits you can get in those wonder fruits and vegetable:

Apple juice  : Prevent Digestive problem; helps treat anemia; prevent Arthritis; help reduce bad cholesterol; help lose weight.

Orange juice : Vitamin C for antioxidant protection and immune support; protection against cardiovascular disease; good source of fiber (with the pulp); prevent kidney stone.

Cucumber juice : Keeps hydrated; flushes out toxins; aids in weight loss; revives the eyes; stabilize blood   pressure; helps digestion, good for diabetic.

Ginger juice : Aids in digestion; immune boosting and germ fighting abilities; ease nausea, morning sickness, and motion sickness; stimulate blood circulation; cancer fighter.

Carrot juice : Reduce cancer risk; good for eyes; helps to lower cholesterol level, goof for fertility.

Enjoy your fresh juice any time of the day. HEALTH IS WEALTH!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Watermelon Wonders

Refreshing watermelon shake
I don't know anyone who doesn't love watermelon. Some foods are fun to  eat, and watermelon is definitely one of them. In the Philippines watermelon and melon means "SUMMER" it's one way of beating the heat. And now watermelon is a very versatile can juice it..shake it..and others do include it on their cooked dishes. 

Here are the surprisingly health benefits of the great thirst quencher fruit: 

Health Benefit #1 - A watermelon, especially red watermelon helps an individual to avert many diseases. Why? It contains lycopene in high measure. Basically, a lycopene is an antioxidant that helps to defuse “free radicals” that could potentially damage tissues and organs of the body. Moreover, free radicals augment inflammation and cholesterol in blood vessels, which then could lead to heart attack and stroke. Now with a watermelon juice, the risk of having or developing the aforementioned diseases could be mitigated.
Health Benefit #2 - A glass of watermelon juice everyday could reduce the risk of acquiring or worsening diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and colon cancer. Furthermore, since a watermelon is rich in antioxidants, it can preempt the development of kidney stones.
Health Benefit #3 - A watermelon is vital to obtain a low fat, low cholesterol diet. In fact, a glass of watermelon juice is enough or is considered a complete meal already. Watermelon also contains protein in addition to water, sugar and other minerals i.e., a balanced diet in every sense.
Health Benefit #4 - As previously mentioned, a watermelon is packed with potassium that essentially helps normalize blood pressure. In addition to that, it lessens the risk of developing cardiac arrest and apparently, potassium strengthens the body.
Health Benefit #5 - It goes without saying that a watermelon or watermelon juice is an exceptional source of energy, since it is loaded with vitamin B and of course, sugar as well as water. As a matter of fact, watermelon is the most preferred fruit by athletes or even tri-athletes for its rejuvenating properties. To top that, it is a fine thirst quencher. Normally, athletes eat a watermelon or drink a glass of watermelon juice a day before undergoing strenuous activities, taking into account that it boosts their physical as well as mental condition.
Health Benefit #6 - It helps prevent bone loss and the like. A watermelon is rich in calcium which aids in the preservation and strengthening of bone structures. Moreover, it reduces the risk of age-related eyesight deterioration that could potentially lead to loss of foresight, especially to elders.
Health Benefit #7 - Watermelon’s seeds are loaded with high quantities of iron. So, try to crush the seeds and add the same to your glass of watermelon juice. Needless to emphasize, it is an ideal agent to fight off and/or prevent iron-deficiency anemia and related diseases.
Health Benefit #8 - A piece of watermelon addresses erectile dysfunction in one way or another. Although, research and studies have not yet formally concluded and expounded the reasons behind this ability of watermelon, many individuals have verified, experienced and testified about this miraculous curative.
What I love to do with my watermelon to have them any time I want is that I cut it to medium chucks put it in a ziplock and dumb it in the freezer. All I have to do is throw it in my blender if I feel like having a refreshing watermelon shake. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Nichido High Definition Lipsticks

Nichido cosmetics is my most favorite local brand. I have tried their powders and liners and I just so love it. This is the first time that I purchased their lippies and as expected I love it too. Quality and price wise (Php. 198.00) this is a good steal.

cute packaging

Glam Red, Rouge Blossom, Tropical Coral ((L-R)

Rouge Blossom is my most fave..isn't obvious??!!

And the below is the swatches:

It's very pigmented lip color and it stays on my lips for 4-5 hours without re-applying. And it also doesn't dry up my lips. And smell wise it's not that strong like the usual lipstick.

Next time I will try to get more lippies in Nichido :)

Thursday, September 12, 2013


As early as 9:16 am I' m on the mood to write..I digged some photo's back when we had our vacation in the Philippines this year. When I noticed I have not made a review for Saboten in HK International Airport

Every time we travel hubby and I wants  ample of time in the airport..sound strange, right???!! lolz..we love killing time seating, chatting, roaming and off course looking and trying some food.

Hong Kong International Airport is my most favorite huge..lot of choices of will never get tired of roaming around when you're trying to kill some time. The only problem you will encounter is that it's so hard to find a seat plus the que is so longggggg when you go to food court.

At last!!!!!

I'm sorry.. forgot the name and the price for this but it's - Pork Tonkatsu and Shrimp Tempura with shredded raw cabbage. The rice is the usual sticky rice with some pepper and sesame seed??!!not so sure..but it blends so well with the rice :) for the drinks hubby brought me bottled green tea..and hmmppp the taste it not  nice but still I almost finished it - i just thought of the price!!:P

Hubby had roasted duck which is also good with miso soup on the side but he got this to another food chain.

I will always look forward to come back here.

California Pizza Kitchen

At last my week is over..HAPPY THURSDAY!!! Time to go out..have a nice dine and chat.

I'm been craving for pizza for quiet sometime now so we decided to go in one of my favorite pizza restaurant the " CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN " we went to Mirdiff City Center Branch which has a nice and cozy place.

Honestly I really feel guilty on this I'm been on a diet for a month now :( but let just consider this as a "CHEAT DAY!"

to lessen my guilt..I went for greens!!!
A glimpse on their menu and range of price which honestly for me it's a little bit too pricey -I hope they can lower their price :P

Soooo what did we actually had???!!

For me: Apple Cucumber Cooler (20.00 Dhs.). I super love this drink!! it's refreshing plus it's healthy.

For him: Avocado Shake (23.00 Dhs.). It's too sweet not actually a drink for's a dessert :P

Roasted Artichoke and Spinach Pizza (49.00 Dhs.)
I love this as much as I love chips with artichoke and spinach dip. A good alternative for the usual meaty pizza. My hubby is not a vege eater but he love this too.

SALMON + SHRIMP CARBONARA (56.00 + 8.00 = 64.00 Dhs.)
It's just actually Salmon Carbonara but I asked the server to add shrimp on it and an additional 8.00 Dhs is needed. I opted for this over the Baked Lasagna eventhough it's  the best Lasagna I have tasted here in UAE...thinking of calories intake again!!maybe next time...

NEW YORK STRIP (89.00 Dhs.)
Yummy steak!!vegetable are perfectly cooked. The mashed potato is good as well but it's already cold when they serve probably they let it seat while waiting for the steak to be done.

TOTAL BILL: 250.00 Dhs. which include one small bottled water.

By the way, their service is very slow. We waited for our food for almost 40 mins. So if  you are really hungry I guess this place is not for you.

But overall we had a perfect food for tonight!!