Healthy and Homemade


Beef Stir Fry with Avocado Salad

Beef Stir-Fry With Avocado Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


12 ounces beef tenderloin, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 poblano, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup Cojita cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup cilantro plus more for garnish, chopped
Corn tortillas (optional)


1. In a bowl, combine beef, 2 tablespoons lime juice, and 1 tablespoon chili powder; set aside.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion, bell pepper, and poblano and saute 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add beef and marinade to vegetables and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.
4. In…

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My Top 20 Workout Songs


Studies have shown that listening to music while exercising improves performance during competition.  As an athlete, I have found this to be true.  Once my headphones, blasting my most sacred pump up music, hit my ears, I’m practically a new person.  One of determination, fire, spirit, and focus.  Just to share with you what gets my adrenaline going, here are some of my favorites from my Pre-Game Music Playlist:

1) Roar by Katy Perry

2) Pursuit of Happiness (Project X Edition) by Kid Cudi

3) Up, Up, and Away by Kid Cudi

4) We come Running by Youngblood Hawke

5) On Our Way by The Royal Concept

6) Applause by Lady GaGa

7) Counting Stars by One Republic

8) Wake Me Up by Avicii

9) I Need Your Love by Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding

10) G.O.O.D.G.I.R.L.S by The White Panda

11) Ignite Cherie by The White Panda

12) Turn Marvin Gaye Down by The White Panda

13) Young Bloods Poppin’ by The White Panda

14) Justice by Genesis

15) Good Feeling by Flo Rida

16) Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore

17) Intro by The XX

18) C’mon by Ke$ha

19) I Cry by Flo Rida

20) A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) by Fergie

health projects: let’s drink veggies! after april 4th..

i’m not much a veggie person.  i don’t consume this everyday:

so i decided to ‘drink’ instead of eat.  coz gulping is faster than munching!  haha 😀

i really love to add some freshness taste, so that’s why i never leave the mint leaves behind.  and, to lower down the weird taste of these veggies, as usual, lemon is always my answer.  the sour taste somehow can ‘diverts’ my mind about the mixtures.

i put one full glass of cold water.  but since the veggie portion this time is actually quite a lot, so i end up putting another glass after that.

to tell you the truth, this juice really plays the part.  the veggies part.  what i meant by that – it makes my stomach full.  i think it is more efficient than any protein drinks or soya.  i’m very sure it’s because of the high fibre content.


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The Fab Five Fitness Apps

The Fab Five Fitness Apps

Calling all iPhone users who love to exercise and who are attached to their phone! I have compiled a list of some of the best workout apps out there. And, there are millions…but no worries because I have selected only a few that are high quality and meet the needs of us workout freaks. Discover which one you like best or download them all! And the best part: all of these are free!!

1) RunKeeper
This pocket-sized personal trainer helps track runs, walks, bikes rides, and hikes using the GPS system on your phone. It records pace, distance, and time while providing information on your progress as well as coaching you as you run. Set goals and view your workout history, too! This is an easy to use and one of the best running apps there is, so check it out!

2) Nike+ Running
I have been a solid supporter of Nike for as long as I can remember and after trying this app, there’s no going back to my old shoes. With a sensor in your shoe, it gives the most accurate reading of speed, calories burned, and distance. It also stores the information collected on each run and allows you to play music while you run. It is the most popular running app and has received thousands upon thousands of positive reviews.

3) Nike Training Club
Yet again, Nike amazes me with what they come out with. This app is the all-around fitness app. It has a wide range of workouts form abs to arms. If you want to focus on a specific body part, you can do that here. If you want to work out everything, you can do that too! It provides audio and visuals to make sure you have proper form and puts on a timer to challenge you. No matter what workout you do, you’ll feel like a champ when you’re done.

4) Jefit
All you gym rats, this is the app for you! For serious bodybuilders and fitness freaks, this app will help you improve your workout in the gym. Providing specific workouts to target areas you want to work on. An advantage this app has over others is that it has two-way synchronizing so you can store your information on your computer and download it to your phone. It has received numerous honors and awards for being “The Best Fitness and Workout App”. Thousands have tired it and have seen results, so you should get on it too!

5) Simply Yoga
And for the cool down, here’s a yoga app that won’t disappoint you. This offers different levels of 20 to 60 minute workouts and comes with a video demonstrating how to do each pose. With more than 30 poses, you will never get bored! Be flexible with your schedule to get flexible with this app! Try it out!

Ladies and gentlemen, I present you you the fab five fitness apps. Happy exercising!