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3 Energy-boosting Recipes To Enhance Your Vitality



3 Energy-boosting Recipes To Enhance Your Vitality

If you’re looking to embrace good health, live stronger and have more energy, then it’s your diet you need to finesse rather than turning to pills and supplements.

These two-step energy-boosting recipes will enhance your vitality so you’re better geared to burn fat and build muscle.

The bulgur and blueberry salad provides a great source of vitamin C thanks to the berries. This vitamin helps guard cells against damage and supports the absorption of iron. Blueberries also boast a good dose of soluble fiber which will help keep your digestive system content.

Bulgar wheat, meanwhile, is a good source of plant protein. It’s low in fat yet high in such minerals as manganese, iron and magnesium.

The orange lentil salad provides a cheap but excellent source of protein. Lentils are also high in fiber, bursting with essential nutrients such as iron and are extremely low in fat.

Lastly, the refreshing banana and mint granita will help promote digestion thanks to the chopped mint, which is also a good source of vitamin A, critical for eye health. Bananas are loaded with potassium as well as other essential vitamins and minerals and will give you an energy boost.


Bulgur & Blueberry Salad




• ½ cup coarse bulgur

• ½ cup boiling water

• 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

• 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

• 1 cup chopped arugula

• 4 tablespoons chopped green onions

• 1 medium Lebanese cucumber, cut into small cubes

• 1 medium carrot, cut into small cubes

• ½ cup blueberries

• ½ teaspoon salt

• ½ teaspoon ground black pepper



Step 1: Mix together the bulgur and boiling water. Cover and let sit for five minutes, until the water is absorbed.

Step 2: Mix oil, lemon juice, arugula and green onions into the bulgur, and let it sit. Mix in the cucumber, carrot and blueberries and season to taste.


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Orange Lentil Salad




• 7oz split orange lentils, picked over and rinsed

• 2 pinches of salt

• 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

• 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

• 1 clove crushed garlic

• 2 tablespoons chopped green onion

• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

• 1 Lebanese cucumber, cut into ½ inch cubes



Step 1: Place the lentils in a small pot, and cover with water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over a medium heat, then immediately remove, drain and rinse in cold water.

Step 2: Add lemon juice, oil, garlic, mint, parsley and cucumber. Let it sit for 30 minutes at room temperature for the flavors to blend, and season.


Banana & Mint Granita




• 6 medium bananas, peeled, quartered, and frozen

• 2 tablespoons chopped mint

• 4 seedless grapes, frozen



Step 1: Remove the bananas from the freezer and defrost at room temperature for one to two minutes. Transfer to a food processor, add the chopped mint and process until smooth.

Step 2: Remove the grapes from the freezer and cut into halves, then slice thinly. Serve the banana purée with a small scoop of ice cream and top with grape slices.


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