“You must fuel the body to be able to exercise at all.” – Mantahaa Maqsood
A huge chunk of being healthy physically and mentally revolves around the food we fuel our bodies with and that in itself is a true form of art.
A Cooper Certified™ health promotion director and founder of two health companies; BeneFit and The Wellness Co., Mantahaa Maqsood breaks the art of healthy eating down for us meal by meal.
Breakfast: Watermelon Smoothie
Take 1 cup chopped Watermelon slices, 2 Oz Isolate Protein, 1 Tsp Coconut Oil, 1 cup Almond Milk. Blend all the ingredients together, add ice to the mixture and enjoy this energizing summer smoothie.
Mid Day Snack: Hummus with Baby Carrots & Celery
Take 15.5 Oz of canned no-salt-added Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans), rinse and drain them. Place Beans and 2 crushed Garlic cloves in a food processor, pulse 5 times or until chopped. Add ½ cup water, ¼ cup Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste), 3 Tbsp fresh Lemon extract, 2 Tbsp extra-virgin Olive Oil, ¾ Tsp Salt, ¼ Tsp Black Pepper, pulse until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Serve with Baby Carrots & Celery.
Meal: Grilled Chicken with Green Salad
Take 4 Oz chicken chunks, marinate chicken in Yoghurt, Lemon, Ginger, Garlic, Coriander Powder, Garam Masala (home made) for 2-3 hours and keep it in the fridge. Bake it or grill it in its own marinade. Make sure you don’t add more than 1 Tsp of extra light Olive Oil. Serve with Lettuce, Onion, Tomato and Cucumber salad.