Glowing Sweet Potato Juice

Glow from the inside with sweet potato juices. Replace meal with juice or … not. Either way, it tastes divine.

Sweet potatoes have so many benefits for your health.

They are high in fiber, which helps your bowel movement. Source: Healthline

Sweet potatoes have antioxidants that may have cancer fighting properties. Source: Healthline

What gives sweet potato its glowing color is beta-carotene, another antioxidant. Source: Healthline

Your body converts beta – carotene into Vitamin A which improves your immune system defenses. Source: Healthline

Healthline says that “one cup (200 grams) of baked sweet potato with skin provides”:

  • Calories: 180
  • Carbs: 41.4 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Fat: 0.3 grams
  • Fiber: 6.6 grams
  • Vitamin A: 769% of the
    Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin C: 65% of the DV
  • Manganese: 50% of the DV
  • Vitamin B6: 29% of the DV
  • Potassium: 27% of the DV
  • Pantothenic acid: 18% of the DV
  • Copper: 16% of the DV
  • Niacin: 15% of the DV

I hope you enjoy these super simple sweet potato juice recipes.

XOXO,

Bianca

by Bianca Soriano

Option 1: Glowing Sweet Potato Juice for Weight Loss

5 Ingredients for Glowing Sweet Potato Juice For Weight Loss

  • sweet potatoes
  • celery or cucumbers
  • apple
  • calamansi juice or lemon juice
  • ginger

5 ingredient Sweet Potato Juice with sweet potato, apple, celery, ginger, and calamansi (or lemon) juice. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 10 mins Course Drinks Servings 1

Equipment

  • juicer

Ingredients  

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 apple
  • 3 stalks celery or 2 small persian cucumbers
  • 1 thumb sized piece ginger
  • 1 tsp calamansi juice or lemon juice

Instructions 

  • Peel sweet potato skin. Chop all vegetables and add to juicer.

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Glowing Sweet Potato Juice for Weight Loss Option 1

5 ingredient Sweet Potato Juice with sweet potato, apple, celery, ginger, and calamansi (or lemon) juice.

  • juicer
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 apple
  • 3 stalks celery (or 2 small persian cucumbers)
  • 1 thumb sized piece ginger
  • 1 tsp calamansi juice (or lemon juice)
  1. Peel sweet potato skin. Chop all vegetables and add to juicer.

Drinks
apple, calamansi, celery, ginger, lemon, sweet potato

Option 2: Pure Sweet Potato Juice

by Bianca Soriano

1 Ingredient for Glowing Sweet Potato Juice For Weight Loss

You can use only sweet potatoes for this recipe.

Glowing Sweet Potato Juice for Weight Loss Option 2

Juice with only pure sweet potato goodness. Course Drinks Keyword sweet potato Prep Time 5 minutes Servings 1

Equipment

  • juicer

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes

Instructions

  • Peel sweet potatoes and add to juicer.

Glowing Sweet Potato Juice for Weight Loss Option 2

Juice with only pure sweet potato goodness.

  • juicer
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  1. Peel sweet potatoes and add to juicer.

Drinks
sweet potato

Cottage Core | DIY Flower Shadowbox Room Decor

Try this easy wellness craft inspired by Pinterest’s cottage core trend. Gather foliage and arrange them in a shadowbox frame. Hang it on your bedroom wall for a simple wellness craft.

Hey friends,

I hope you are doing well !

Take care of your mental health by making this wellness craft: Cottage Core DIY Flower Shadowbox Room Decor.

Gather foliage from nature and arrange it in a shadowbox frame.

Materials for Cottage core | DIY Flower Shadowbox Room Decor

  • dried foliage and flowers (leaves, acorns, pinecones etc.)
  • shadowbox frame

How to make Cottage core | DIY Flower Shadowbox Room Decor

  1. Open shadowbox and arrange foliage inside.
  2. Close shadowbox and hang on your wall.

I hope you liked this Cottage Core wellness craft: DIY Flower Shadowbox Room Decor.

XOXO,

Bianca

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DIY Food Photography Backdrop On A Budget

Are you starting food photography on a budget? Try making this easy 3 step textured DIY food photography backdrop.

Hey friends,

As a beginner at food photography, I found a lot of the props and tools the pros recommended to be highly expensive.

That’s why I created my food photography backdrop with items I had around the house.

Materials for DIY Food Photography Backdrop On A Budget

  • wooden board
  • paint
  • texture agent (like non-toxic putty)
  • paint knife
  • paint brush

Directions for DIY Food Photography Backdrop On A Budget

  1. Apply texture agent on the board using paint knife.
  2. When texture agent dries, apply paint using the brush.
  3. Wait for paint to dry and your backdrop is ready to style.

I haven’t tried this but, if you are using two paints:

You can add a darker paint before you apply the texture agent to create depth.

But you can also add a darker paint after the texture agent and then the lighter paint.

Tips for creating a DIY Food Photography Backdrop On A Budget

Don’t skip on texture!

Create texture by adding a non-toxic texture agent like wall putty. Texture and detail improve your photos drastically.

Don’t know what color to pick?

I recommend an all white backdrop.

An all white backdrop allows you to increase your image’s saturation and exposure without having to worry about the background colors.

It can also highlight your food as the sole focus of the image.

From personal experience, clean white photos have more interactions and views on social media.

Here’s another photo with Cottage Core Craft | Easy Hanging Flower Bouquet.

A white backdrop allows one to increase the saturation of the flowers without compromising the background.

XOXO,

Bianca


Cottage Core Craft | Easy Hanging Flower Bouquet

Create this easy Pinterest inspired cottage core craft to de-stress today. Add lovely dried flowers and memorabilia to your room.

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Hey lovelies,

I hope you are all doing well. Life has been pretty insane these past few months. But, with spring break here, it’s time to relax, reflect, and take care of your mental health.

I like to create crafts to take my mind off things and de-stress. I created this easy, Pinterest inspired cottage core craft to help you relax and create something new during this break.

Materials for Easy Hanging Flower Bouquet | Cottage Core Craft

You will need:

  • Bouquet of dried flowers
  • Twine (or ribbons)
  • Scissors
  • optional extra jazz: tiny memorabilia, fuzzy wires, more ribbons, etc.

How to make Easy Hanging Flower Bouquet | Cottage Core Craft

How to make a hanging flower bouquet:

  1. Arrange bouquet by trimming excess stems or by rearranging flowers.
  2. Tie stems with twine or ribbons and cut the excess. Tie a second string with a loop.
  3. Hang bouquet onto a curtain rod (or wherever you want) through the loop.

You can add small cards attached to it, or even memorabilia. Put your bouquet in a jar or vase to display instead of hanging it.

I hope you like this Pinterest inspired cottage core craft. If you try it, let me know how it went.

I’m making more wellness crafts like these soon. Subscribe to my blog for the latest posts. I’ll see you next time.

XOXO,

Bianca

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Filipino Cauliflower Rice

Recipe

Skipping rice? Try this healthy cauliflower rice substitute! The crispy garlic, onions, soy sauce, and calamansi tastes deliciously Filipino. Enjoy this dish with vegetables and chicken.

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 12 mins Total Time 22 mins Course Side Dish Cuisine Filipino Servings 2

Equipment

  • skillet
  • optional: blender or food processor

Ingredients  

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 onion medium size or 1 shallot
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 cups cauliflower (minced) or 1/2 a cauliflower head
  • 1 handful of chives cut diagonally
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp calamansi juice or lemon juice

Instructions 

  • Heat skillet on medium high heat and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook until browned. After, add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Next, add the cauliflower and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally then add the chives.
  • In a small bowl, mix soy sauce and calamansi (or lemon) juice. Next, add half the mixture into skillet and mix evenly*. Cook for 2 more minutes.

Notes

Wash and thoroughly dry cauliflower before cooking for best results. *Put the remaining half in a small bowl when serving rice. I minced the garlic by hand using a knife. You can use a food processor to mince the cauliflower.  Optional ingredients: chicken, carrots, celery, crushed red pepper, egg, etc.

Keyword calamansi, cauliflower, chives, garlic, green onion, lemon, olive oil, onion, pepper, salt, soy sauce

Try this simple and healthy recipe if you are skipping rice. Cauliflower is so versatile that you can use it as a rice substitute. The browned garlic, soy sauce, and calamansi juice make this recipe utterly Filipino!

fresh green onion and knife on white table
Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com

Healthy Cauliflower Rice Filipino Style!

Ingredients for Healthy Cauliflower Rice Filipino Style!

  • garlic – cook until browned and crispy for maximum flavor.
  • onion – use a 1:4 ratio of onion to cauliflower
  • olive oil – use extra virgin because it is heart healthy.
  • cauliflower – mince cauliflower with a knife for a homemade style, as the pieces will be irregular. You can use a blender or food processor to save time.
  • chives – adds color and flavor to your rice
  • soy sauce – browns your rice and also adds flavor
  • calamansi juice – you can use lemon juice as well. Calamansi and soy sauce is a classic Filipino combination.

How to Use Healthy Cauliflower Rice Filipino Style Recipe

I haven’t tried these but you can add scrambled eggs or use it in a vegetable chicken stir-fry.

Breakfast: Crack open an egg and scramble while cooking cauliflower rice.

Lunch: Add chicken, carrots, celery, and mushrooms for a healthy stir fry.

Healthy Cauliflower Rice Filipino Style!

Skipping rice? Try this healthy cauliflower rice substitute! The crispy garlic, onions, soy sauce, and calamansi tastes deliciously Filipino. Enjoy this dish with vegetables and chicken.

  • skillet
  • optional: blender or food processor
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 onion (medium size or 1 shallot)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 2 cups cauliflower (minced) (or 1/2 a cauliflower head)
  • 1 handful of chives (cut diagonally)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp calamansi juice (or lemon juice)
  1. Heat skillet on medium high heat and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook until browned. After, add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Next, add the cauliflower and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally then add the chives.

  3. In a small bowl, mix soy sauce and calamansi (or lemon) juice. Next, add half the mixture into skillet and mix evenly*. Cook for 2 more minutes.

Wash and thoroughly dry cauliflower before cooking for best results.

*Put the remaining half in a small bowl when serving rice.

I minced the garlic by hand using a knife. You can use a food processor to mince the cauliflower. 

Optional ingredients: chicken, carrots, celery, crushed red pepper, egg, etc.

Side Dish
Filipino
calamansi, cauliflower, chives, garlic, green onion, lemon, olive oil, onion, pepper, salt, soy sauce

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Tortilla Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs with onions, mini bell peppers, and almond cheese in a tiny tortilla wrap–a healthy breakfast option!

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 5 mins Total Time 10 mins Course Breakfast Cuisine American Servings 4

Equipment

  • skillet

Ingredients  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 mini bell peppers diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • a pinch of pepper
  • 4 TJ’s Carb Savvy Tortillas with Whole Wheat tiny tortillas!
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp almond cheese or soy cheese

Instructions 

  • Heat oil in skillet on medium low- high heat. When hot, add onions and bell peppers.
  • After 2 minutes, crack open the eggs and scramble. Add salt, pepper, and cheese.
  • When eggs are cooked (about 2 minutes) remove eggs from skillet and serve on tortillas.

Notes

Optional ingredients: Spinach, garlic, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Keyword bell pepper, eggs, onion, pepper, salt

Breakfast Scrambled Eggs in Mini Tortillas

Scrambled eggs with onions, mini bell peppers, and almond cheese in a tiny tortilla wrap–a healthy breakfast option!

  • skillet
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 3 mini bell peppers (diced)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • a pinch of pepper
  • 4 TJ's Carb Savvy Tortillas with Whole Wheat (tiny tortillas!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp almond cheese (or soy cheese)
  1. Heat oil in skillet on medium low- high heat. When hot, add onions and bell peppers.

  2. After 2 minutes, crack open the eggs and scramble. Add salt, pepper, and cheese.

  3. When eggs are cooked (about 2 minutes) remove eggs from skillet and serve on tortillas.

Optional ingredients: Spinach, garlic, tomatoes, and mushrooms.

Breakfast
American
bell pepper, eggs, onion, pepper, salt

*Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Cardiovascular Diseases: Benefits for Human Health: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29141571/


Apple Cucumber Juice

Drink apple and cucumbers first thing in the morning. This juice detoxifies and hydrates your body. Add ginger, celery, spinach, kale, cilantro, lemon or other ingredients to this classic green juice.

Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins Course Breakfast, Drinks, Juice Servings 1

Equipment

  • juicer

Ingredients  

  • 1 apple medium sized
  • 3 cucumbers medium sized

Instructions 

  • Put the sliced cucumbers in juicer. Then, add the apple slices.
  • Optional: Add more ingredients if you wish like a squeeze of lemon juice, a thumb-sized slice of ginger, cilantro, parsley, spinach, or celery etc.
  • Pour juice into a glass and serve immediately.

Keyword apple, breakfast, cucumber, detox, easy, healthy, hydrate, juice, recipe, recipes

You will love the sweetness of the apple paired with the fresh taste of cucumbers.

halved citruses on grey ceramic plate
Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com

Add lemons or ginger to give it some zing or juice it with spinach, kale, or celery.

Apple Cucumber Detox Breakfast Juice

Drink apple and cucumbers first thing in the morning. This juice detoxifies and hydrates your body. Add ginger, celery, spinach, kale, cilantro, lemon or other ingredients to this classic green juice.

  • juicer
  • 1 apple (medium sized)
  • 3 cucumbers (medium sized)
  1. Put the sliced cucumbers in juicer. Then, add the apple slices.

  2. Optional: Add more ingredients if you wish like a squeeze of lemon juice, a thumb-sized slice of ginger, cilantro, parsley, spinach, or celery etc.

  3. Pour juice into a glass and serve immediately.

Breakfast, Drinks, Juice
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