Healthy food in Okinawa, secret to longevity

Healthy food in Okinawa, secret to longevity

I have arrived in Okinawa, what a magic place, great variety of healthy foods, beaches and people are so relaxed here compare to Tokyo. I started my day in Niffera cafe with vegan platter, great nutritional value, served by couple who are very kind and fully dedicated vegans. You can also take a few picture of butterflies as they are part of cafes garden. Green smoothies using local herbs (basil, coriander, moringa (okinawa herb), banana, mango and strawberry pure.  Vegan platter Green Smoothies For Lunch I had a happy curry from Happy more organic market, this place was a heaven for me, a few of you know what I mean….funny enough I felt much happier afterward, smoothies are made from seventeen different local herbs, what a buzz!!! I filled up my suitcase full of veggies and brought them back to Tokyo. Prices were really cheap $1 for a big bunch of silver beet. All delivered from local farmers.  Organic vegetables market What we think, we create. What we feel, we attract. What we imagine, we become Healing starts when you give as much energy to your food as you do to your work. Happy curry Ukishima garden is a  funky macrobiotic restaurant in Okinawa, great selection of macrobiotic food   Do not miss this outstaning place. Okkalika curry place is located right on the beach, great variety of curries,  I had home made Dhal with brown rice for $10, the whole experience was like a movie set, don’t forget your swimmers so you can go snorkelling after lunch around the little Islands for free.  Other place to explore is Living life market place, where you ca get all other organic groceries including nuts,seed and...
Quinoa benefits

Quinoa benefits

Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’) Quinoa is a native food plant of high nutritional value, grown in the Andean region and used as food by the Incas and previous cultures. Benefits: Quinoa provides a nutritional, economical, easy-to-prepare and flavourful food source which is particularly useful for those with a gluten intolerance as it is a gluten free seed. It is a well digested source of quality protein which has a good balance of amino acids.  It is exceptionally high in lysine, an amino acid which is not overly abundant in the vegetable kingdom. It is also a good complement for legumes, which are often low in methionine and cysteine. Quinoa also has a relatively high quantity of vitamins and minerals. It contains more calcium, magnesium, and zinc than common cereals, and also has a particularly high iron content. Quinoa seeds are also a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, B-vitamins (B1, B2, folic acid), potassium, and copper. Quinoa seeds also contain some good quality vegetable oil (unsaturated fats) and are high in fibre.   Tasty Quinoa Porridge (Serves 2)   1/2 cup cooked quinoa                                                1 cup almond or rice milk water 1 heaped tsp ground cinnamon 1 stewed apple/pear  home-made seed mix or LSA  shredded coconut and hemp powder is optional  blueberries  Optional:                                                                                                                                                            Fruit- eg. 1/2 banana chopped, berries, dates or sultanas Nuts and seeds- eg. chia seeds, LSA (linseed, sunflower, almond meal), pepitas, walnuts, almonds, hemp powder Place the quinoa and stewed apple in a wide saucepan and add 1 cup of rice milk. Bring to a boil over high heat....
Raw Wild Berry Snickers Fudge

Raw Wild Berry Snickers Fudge

Ingredients: 7 tbsp organic extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil 4 tbsp organic raw cacao powder 2 tbsp raw organic honey or 3 tbsp organic maple syrup (make sure you choose a good quality one as it makes difference to the flavour!) 1 cup raw nuts (I like half cashew and half almond) crushed (keep it crunchy!) 2 teaspoon of organic vanilla extract or paste 1 cup of fresh blackberries 3 pinch of good quality Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt   Method: Mix everything in a bowl (you don’t have to melt the coconut oil) and lay them out in a container with non sticking cooking sheet or put them into cute shaped silicon ice cube maker, rest them in freezer for 20...