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Make your own all natural energy drink


all natural energy drinkThese days i feel like a train hit me! I am physically worn out. I am sure lots of moms (or even dads) have been there and felt exactly the same after those long sleepless nights and busy days without a help. To cut it short, i am dog-tired!

Luckily and finally mom is coming next week. Yeyyyy! can’t wait. But till then all i can do is drinking from this energy drink to survive. A homemade, all natural drink to boost your performance.

all natural energy drink

  • 1cup orange juice (2-3 oranges)
  • 1/2 cup mandarin juice (2 mandarins)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tbsp honey

You can add 1/2 cup of water to these ingredients if you don’t want a really tangy taste. This super easy energy drink is the best when you need a quick jolt of balanced revitalization, and being full of vitamin C, it works as a prevention from cold and flu as well.

Citrus fruits, especially oranges, are a good source of electrolytes. For the people who doesn’t know what are the electrolytes, they regulate our nerves and muscles function, our hydration, the pH of our blood, rebuilding damaged tissue, and determining blood pressure. They are basically calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium chloride, hydrogen phosphate (a mineral) and hydrogen carbonate (a salt). So having this tangy drink is a smart option to replenish depleted electrolytes.

all natural energy drinkHoney, as they call it liquid gold, is a natural sweetener that directly enters the bloodstream and deliver a quick boost of energy and memory.

Salt (sodium chloride) is needed to maintain the proper stomach pH. It’s also known that salt lowers adrenaline spikes to improve the sleep quality.

This fire booster drink is a healthier substitute to coffee, if you wish to lower your daily caffeine intake.

all natural energy drinkCitrus fruits are in season now, don’t hesitate to try this homemade all natural energy drink and keep up your verve all day long.

Offer this drink to your kids after school (not later than 4 o’clock, they will be full of energy and find difficulty to sleep and you will hate me), it will recharge their energy and protect them from catching cold.  Skip the dash of salt, kids might not appreciate the taste, and don’t worry, the lemon will do the job, it is a super alkaline which helps your body maintain a healthy pH level.

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roast hamour fish


roast hamourCooking becomes different when you have a baby. He becomes the priority and your life is all about him. It’s friday (the weekend in Doha) the day we eat lunch as a family. I woke up thinking what to cook something healthy, fast and my boys like it. Plus it’s the lent and we don’t eat meat on fridays. So i decided to make roast fish with vegetables, lemon and walnut.

Ingredients:

  • A whole fish, i chose hamour about 1kg
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • 3 big garlic cloves
  • walnuts (as much as you like)
  • 200g  coriander
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 2 lemons

Chop the walnuts, garlic and coriander for the stuffing.

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Make diagonal cuts on both sides to put inside from the stuffing to give it a richer aroma.

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Stuff the fish and insert lemon slices.

Cut the carrots and potatoes and put them on the sides.

sprinkle the salt and olive oil and it’s ready to be baked for 25 mns.

3Try it and give me your opinion 🙂