Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lemon and Garlic Drink

The combination of garlic and lemon can form a perfect combo for your health. As both garlic and lemon have anti-septic and anti-bacteria properties, their mixture can be use to strengthen respiratory system, prevent colds, flu and infections. Recent researches have established the beneficial properties of regularly consuming garlic and lemon for diabetics. Eating garlic and lemon also helps to lower cholesterol and high blood pressure.


6 lemons
30 cloves garlic
1 litre water


Cut the lemons into slices. Peel the skin from the garlic. Place the lemon slices and garlic into a pot and pour in the water.

Place the pot onto a stove and simmer in low heat for 1 hour. Switch off the heat and allow to cool.

Pour the lemon slices, garlic and water into a blender and blend until smooth and thick.

Pour the blended mixture into a glass container and keep refrigerated.

Drink daily in the morning on an empty stomach by mixing 1 teaspoon of the mixture with a glass of lukewarm water.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Banana Yogurt Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is packed with protein, potassium, calcium, fiber, vitamin c and omega-3s.


1 medium banana
4 tbsp Quaker oats
1 cup orange juice
1 cup plain yogurt
2 tsp flaxseeds
3-4 ice cubes


Place the flaxseeds in a blender and puree for 30 seconds until they are coarsely ground.

Cut the banana into small pieces and add into the blender with the oats, yogurt, orange juice and ice cubes and blend until smooth and thick. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

You can also use a pear in place of the banana. Just as delicious!