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Football Fever Edition: ‘Hup Holland Hup’ Pumpkin and Garlic Soup

Hup Holland Hup Pumpkin and Garlic soup recipe (getfoxfit)

Especially for the FIFA world cup semi- finals game tonight I wanted to post an orange colored treat for you – my ‘Hup Holland Hup’ Pumpkin and Garlic soup.

Easy, healthy, clean and delicious.

Cooking time: 35 mins. 15 mins prep and 20 mins cooking

Ingredients:

1 large onion

8 cloves of garlic

1.5 kilos of pumpkin

1 spoon of coconut oil

Himalayan salt and pepper to taste

How:

Cut up all your veggies.

Heat the coconut oil and “fry” the onion and garlic for 3-5 mins.

Add the pumpkin and cook for 5 mins

Add 750 ML water and let it simmer for a further 10 mins

Take the pan off the heat and use a hand held blender to whizzzz it into a creamy consistency.

Voila – ready to eat.

 

Hope you enjoy the soup and the game tonight!

Gooooooooooo Holland!!!!  Hup Holland Hup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Friday Five: 5 clean and healthy snacks

Let’s talk snacks.  In all honestly I would always go for the carb option – crackers, muffins, toast etc.   White, refined and processed carbs (yes, I’m talking about you Mr Muffin) will give you a quick fix, but they are simple carbs which will spike your sugar levels and leave you feeling hungrier… not good.  PLUS, sugar is not good for you.

My best advice – stay away from sugary snacks.  This took a change in my mindset, as I did like my evening bit of toast and my muffin on a Friday afternoon, but once you change your habits you will start to see physical results whilst making your body a healthier place – a win win if you ask me.

So, what shall we snack on? I hear you ask…

Here are 5 healthy and clean snacks that will fuel you body with valuable nutrients and antioxidants whilst help keep hunger at bay.

1. Vegetables

Slice up veggies (for example red pepper, celery, tomatoes, cucumber, spinach, kale) add pepper and chili pepper to spice things up a bit and fuel fat burning.  Important note:  do not consume too many vegetables that are high in starch (like green peans, sweetcorn etc.) as those calories will start to mount up quickly. Check out a list of vegetable groups here.

2. Rice cracker + nut butter

My favorite at this moment are spelt rice crackers + 100% organic almond butter.  Nut butters are so easy to make yourself, click HERE to see how.  Let’s remember, everything in moderation (this is also a note to self) – so 2 rice crackers + nut butter are sufficient.

 3. Glass of veggie juice

My recommendation – 2 celery sticks, 1 carrot, 2 big handfuls of spinach or kale and a little water – chuck it in the blender and voila, done!

4. Cup of green or herbal tea

My 2 all time favorites are 100% green tea and Nan Yu tea.  Full of antioxidants, they help burn fat, have loads of health benefits and helps to curb food cravings. Awesome.

5. Teaspoon of virgin coconut oil

1 teaspoon of virgin coconut oil will give you energy and keep hunger away.  I would recommend 1 teaspoon per day, max. as you don’t want to be consuming more (good) fats than your body needs.

Need more ideas?  Click here for my clean eating snacks board on Pinterest.

What are your favorite healthy clean snacks?  Leave your comments below, I would love to hear them!

Clean and healthy snacks (getfoxfit)