Ayan Hassan

HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH

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My name is Ayan Hassan, I’m a holistic health and wellness coach with a deep passion to help and support women in their journey towards creating a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. My passion and enthusiasm to help others started about 7 years ago when I was able to naturally reverse and cure my hypothyroidism. After years of medication I was able to do that by simply changing my diet and lifestyle. I knew then that I wanted to share what I learned with others.

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Do you want to feel healthier but you don’t know where to begin? Are you tried and confused by many trending fad diets and quick fixes  that have no real sustainable results? Do you want to increase your energy levels to do the things you love and live life to the fullest!

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  • Healthy eating on the go
  • Eating for gut health.        
  • Plant-based cooking

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We’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what does that mean?
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The word breakfast comes from “breaking fast” while we’re sleeping the body uses up all the nutrients from the food we ate to heal and repair overnight. It needs to be refueled and replenished the next day in order for it to function and start the same process again. Studies have also shown that skipping breakfast promotes overeating, mindless snacking and can disrupts the body’s natural rhythm.
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Eating a balanced healthy and satisfying breakfast that’s high in fiber, healthy fats like fruits,vegetables, nuts and seeds is a great way to jumpstart your metabolism.
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One of my favorite go to breakfast is a warm hearty oatmeal bowl. Filled with all kinds of goodness. It’s simple, quick and easy to make the day of or the night before. Simply warm it up in the morning and top it with your favorite toppings.
This bowl is made with Gluten-free old fashioned oats, a blend of ground flaxseed and chia seeds and topped with almond butter, blackberries and blueberries. It’s packed with fiber, protein and antioxidants a great way to start the morning.
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Ingredients
✨ 1 cup GF old fashion oats
✨1 1/2 cups water
✨pinch of salt
✨1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
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Bring water to boil, add oats, cinnamon, salt and flaxseed and chia blend. Stir well. Remove from stove, let it cool. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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What’s your favorite go to breakfast?
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Split yellow lentil curry goodness
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Nothing hits the spot quiet like a hearty flavorful bowl of lentils loaded with delicious, warm and healing flavors like ginger, turmeric, garlic and fresh herbs that screams comfort.
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This will be the first of many plant-based recipes you will be seeing here often because recently I’ve made the decision to switch to a more plant centered diet, something my body has been leading me towards lately. You see magical things can happen when we tune in and pay close attention to our body’s inner wisdom. I can’t quite explain the feeling, but I’m choosing to honor it and allow it to lead.
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Studies have shown how eating a predominantly whole food plant-based diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes can reduce our risk from many of the diet and lifestyle related illnesses like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke,obesity, hypertension and can even improve memory and mood and that’s because our gut bacteria 🦠 is in constant communication with our brain hence making what we put in our body that much more important.
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Today’s recipes is an easy and quick delicious split yellow lentil curry made in an insta pot
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Ingredients
✨1 cup split yellow lentils
✨1 small onion
✨3 cloves garlic
✨1 large carrot diced
✨1 medium potato diced
✨fresh coriander leaves
✨2 tbsp avocado oil
✨1/2 tbsp cumin powder
✨1/2 tbsp coriander powder
✨ 1/2 tbsp organic vegetable bouillon (optional)
✨1 /2 tsp turmeric powder
✨1/2 tsp ginger powder
✨ salt to taste
✨1 small chili pepper ( optional)
✨2 cups water add an addition 1/2 cup later if needed
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You can place all the ingredients all at once in the pot, but I like to sautee my onions and garlic first to get all the aroma and sweetness from the onions and garlic. Next add in the rest of the ingredients cook for 15 minutes, release pressure and let it rest for another 10 minutes and that’s it! Serve over rice top with fresh minced cilantro some lime and enjoy!
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The past few days have been emotionally exhausting.
There’s just too much to take in.
Just as we were wrapping our minds about what happened to Ahmaud Arbery we are hit with yet another horrific tragedy. The killing of George Floyd in broad daylight serves as another reminder of the complete and utter disregard for the lives of black people in the country I call my second home.
I refuse to watch these videos because I do not want to normalize the images of black men and women being targeted and killed in the most senseless and violent ways.
But I find comfort in the fact that even if justice isn’t served here today, there will be a day where these cowards have no one to hide behind and justice will be served.
#blacklivesmatter #icantbreathe
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GF Cranberry coconut oatmeal cookies.
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I have to admit I have a soft spot for chocolate chip cookies, especially homemade ones, but what I love even more are cranberry oatmeal cookies. These cookies are soft, crunchy, nutty and have just the right amount of sweetness. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Did I mention these were a BIG hit with the kids too! .
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Oats are incredibly nutritious, rich in fiber, antioxidants, they’re filling. Oats contain both soluble and insoluble fiber which can help lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels, it can also help aid constipation. Oats make an easy, balanced breakfast and if you make these delicious cookies you can have oats as a healthy snack anytime of the day!
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INGREDIENTS
✨1 cup GF flour
✨1 cup GF oats
✨1/2 tsp baking soda
✨1 tsp cinnamon powder
✨pinch of salt
✨1/2 cup brown sugar
✨1/2 sugar
✨1 egg
✨1/2 cup coconut oil ( or butter) room temperature
✨1tbsp vanilla
✨1/2 cup cranberries
✨1/2 sunflower seeds
✨1/2 cup shredded coconut .
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-In a large bowl combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon powder
-in a separate bowl combine coconut oil and sugars. Mix until well combined
-add eggs and vanilla, mix again until everything is well incorporated.
- finally combine the dry ingredients with the wet and stir well together.
- next add in the cranberries, seeds and shredded coconut.
- using a small ice cream scoop, make small cookie balls ( if your dough is too soft place in the fridge for thirty minutes)
- bake for 10-12 minutes at 350°F. Remove from oven, let the cool, sprinkle with melted chocolate or enjoy as is!
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* store in an air tight container, these will stay fresh for up to a week, they also taste much better next day, especially if you like your cookies chewy.
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Stuffed mini portobello mushrooms .
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Mushroom, you either love them or you need to start loving them! Lucky for me I absolutely love mushroom, I love them in soups, grilled, stuffed or I use them in place of regular buns on a juicy burger and they can be a great alternative to deep fried sambosa/#samosa. .
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These stuffed mini mushrooms are literally bursting with flavor and are super easy to make. They’re juicy, meaty and make a great alternative for meat.
These can be served as appetizers, and when served with a side of salad can be a light delicious meal. .
#mushrooms are packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which help strengthen the immune system. They’re low in sodium, fat, calories and low in cholesterol they’re packed with flavor which make them a great addition to any dish. .
Ingredients .
✨6-8 Mini portobello mushrooms
✨ 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
✨chopped kale
✨chopped spinach
✨3 cloves minced garlic
✨1 small finely chopped onion
✨cherry tomatoes halved
✨finely chopped mushroom stems
✨1/2 tsp sea salt
✨pepper to taste
✨1/4 tsp paprika or more of you like things spicy 🌶.
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Let’s get cooking!
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- Preheat oven to 400°F grease your baking sheet with oil,one up mushroom and bake for 8 minutes to get the moisture out.
-after 8-10 minutes remove from oven, using a paper towel remove any excess water and set aside..
- in a large pan add in olive oil when hot add in onions, stir till translucent 2-3 minutes, next add in the garlic stir until nice and fragrant.
- next add in mushroom stem, kale, spinach and cooked quinoa
- add in salt, pepper and paprika
-cook together until the veggies are tender but crisp.
- start stuffing the mushrooms, place stuffed mushrooms back in the oven for another 4-5 minutes.
- remove from oven, drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve warm and enjoy!
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Balsamic glaze

1 balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar -Place a small saucepan over medium heat.
Add balsamic vinegar and sugar, stir to combine and to dissolve the sugar. Lower heat, continue to stir until it thickens. .
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Vegetable fritters with mung bean sprouts
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Vegetable fritters are an easy and creative way to incorporate a lot of veggies into your diet. It will turn any picky eater into a veggie eater. It’s great as a snack or as a meal with a side of salad or in a lettuce wrap.
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The best part, you can use any leftover vegetables you have in your fridge. .
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They’re crispy and hold together perfectly without falling apart. They’re full of amazing simple flavors like garlic, paprika, onion powder plus the mung bean sprout adds a crunch and a subtle nutty flavor to the mix. but you can add any herbs or seasoning you have.
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Ingredients
2 cups sprouted mung beans
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup grated red cabbage
3 finely minced garlic cloves
Salt and pepper to taste
1 egg
4-5 tbsp gluten free flour
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🌟 using a kitchen towel squeeze out all the excess water from the zucchini, carrots and red cabbage.
🌟transfer to large bowl combine all the grated veggies with the mung beans.
🌟add in the salt, pepper and garlic, whisked egg. Mix well. Lastly add the flour stir well to coat
🌟heat a large pan over medium heat. Add about 2 tbsp of oil to coat the pan well.
🌟using a large ice cream scooper form a ball and flatten slight with your hand.
🌟cook each fritter until crisp and slightly browned.
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Cold brewed Hibiscus tea 🌺 .
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After just one sip, You will be hooked. This sweet, tart, and refreshing drink is amazing. It’s the perfect drink to serve this Ramadan or anytime for a cooling and refreshing beverage.
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Super simple to make and full of
Nutrients. It’s been known to lower blood pressure, reduce blood sugar levels, help with menstrual cramps and detoxify the liver among many other things. It’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and has natural laxative properties that can help alleviate constipation.
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🌟Place 1 cup of dried hibiscus in a large pitcher.
🌟Pour in 4 cups cold water.
🌟Cover pitcher and let chill in the fridge or counter for about 4 hours.
🌟When the tea is ready it will turn a beautiful deep dark red.
Strain tea at this point you can add more water if desired
🌟Sweeten with simple syrup, honey or agave syrup 🌟Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
Serve over ice and enjoy!
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* You can also add some rose water and herbs like mint, rosemary or thyme, add some ginger cinnamon or some lemon or lime for extra flavors. I personally like it as is. Experiment with different flavors and let me know how it turns out for you.
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Healthy broccoli soup with no dairy
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Soups are an essential part of our iftar, I try to give my family as much variety as I could, plus it’s a create way to incorporate a lot of veggies in one dish.
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This soup has only 5 ingredients including the onions and garlic. It’s nutritious without added dairy or thickening agents like flour or corn starch, I simply replaced those with a potato to give it that thick, silky consistency.
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Broccoli is load with nutrients, vitamins and minerals it has immune boosting properties similar to those found in other cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and cabbage. And because it’s slightly cooked it’s easy on digestion particularly for those with thyroid conditions or compromised gut issues.
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Ingredients.
1/2 head broccoli
2 Stalk celery
1 potato cubes
1 cup frozen peas
1 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tsp coconut oil
Coconut milk
2 cups vegetable broth *more if needed
Salt and pepper to taste .
🌟In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and stir until soften. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant.
🌟 add potatoes stir well, add vegetable broth, bring to a boil until potatoes are tender.
🌟Next add in celery and frozen peas,salt and pepper and return simmer on low heat for a few minutes.
🌟add In broccoli stir well. Add coconut milk cook for 2-3 minutes.
🌟 Allow to cool then transfer the soup into the blender blend until smooth. Cover the blender hole with a paper towel to allow steam to escape. * alternatively you can use an immersion blender.
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. 👏🏼This soup is inspired by my friend @anisakilwe. She made a delicious green soup a few days ago and this was my twist on it. .
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Serve warm and enjoy .
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Delicious gut friendly GF chicken noodle soup the whole family will love 💕.
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This soup is not your average chicken noodle soup, it’s filled with incredible spices and herbs like fresh thyme, bay leaves, cumin, coriander, turmeric and ginger all of which aid with digestion and gut health.
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It’s bursting with flavor, healthy, satisfying, and tastes incredible. Best of all you can make this soup from scratch in under 30 minutes in a pressure cooker or under 40 minutes on a stove top! It’s gluten free and guaranteed to be a hit! .
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So let’s get to the recipe!
Ingredients.
✨Chicken breast .( omit chicken for a plantbased option)
✨Gluten free noodles of your choice ( or any type of regular noodles you have available)
✨Onions
✨garlic
✨celery.
✨carrots.
✨fresh thyme.
✨cumin powder.
✨ coriander powder.
✨Pink Himalayan salt
✨fresh grated ginger
✨fresh grated turmeric.
✨coconut oil
✨bay leaf.
✨hot pepper (if you’re feeling adventurous )
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In a pot or pressure cooker add oil and sautée onion until they are caramelized, add garlic and cook until fragrant ( do not skip this step as this will bring out the onion and garlic flavors and add an amazing taste to the soup)
Next add in chicken, fresh grated ginger turmeric and hot pepper. stir everything together. Add in the vegetables give it a good stir to coated all the veggies and chicken. Breast.
If you’re using a pressure cooker you can can now add water and noodles and depending on how fast it cooks set it for 25-30 minutes. Same goes for a stove top add water and the noodles, cover the pot and cook until the veggies are at you’re desired tenderness.
Finally remove chicken breast, using two forks shred the chicken breast and return it to the pot. Garnish with some fresh cilantro and it’s done✅ .
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***Double tab if you like this recipe 🍜
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Celebrate the weekend or any day really with these fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside Belgian waffles!
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Waffles like pancakes are such classic weekend breakfast staples loved by all, topped with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup with your favorite hot cup of coffee ( I can already imagine this). My kids especially love these waffles, it truly gives us the feeling of being at our favorite diner without stepping foot outside our home.
Anyone can make these and they will turn out perfect. You can freeze these for about a week and they will taste just as good. .
These waffles are super easy and quick to make and these ingredients are most likely already in your pantry. So let’s get right to it!
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Ingredients you will need

3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 eggs
2 Tbsp butter melted
1 cup milk ( you can substitute for plantbase milk)
1 tsp vanilla
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✨In a mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients.
✨ In another bowl combine all the wet ingredients and whisk together.
✨Next combine the wet ingredients with the dry. Stir until smooth ( Do not over mix )
✨Cook the waffles on your waffle maker until golden brown and slightly crisp.
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Enjoy!
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Ramadan Mubarak!
Alhamdulillah we attain Ramadan again, May Allah bless each and everyone of us with good health and guide us to the righteous path.
Ramadan is a great opportunity that those of us lucky enough to fast and experience it, get the chance to rest our spiritually, mind and body.
It’s an opportunity to tune in and turn off the outside noise, listen to our bodies and nourish our spirit.
This Ramadan, focus on nourishing your body with foods that provide energy, nutrients and support growth.
What you feed your body will profoundly affect your health and well-being.
Take this time to help your body reset by eating nutrient rich foods that promote good health. Plan out your meals and choose how you feed your body wisely.
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Ramadan Mubarak stay safe stay healthy🍊🍇🍉🍏
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Before you plan your weekly meals, plan your grocery shopping to save money, time and your sanity!.
🥦Get organized before you hit the grocery store
-Never go shopping without a list. This will help you from adding unnecessary items to your cart
-before you make the list check your pantry, fridge and freezer. -
-Create a weekly meal menu
-Make a list of the ingredients you will need
-Plan around your leftovers. -
-Keep it SIMPLE stick to what you know works
-And finally NEVER go grocery shopping HUNGRY 😋 .
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What’s your game plan for grocery shopping? Comment below ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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Happy shopping 🛒
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Continuing on with our quick and easy meal ideas here’s one of my all time favorite light meals avocado 🥑 toast! It’s quick, simple and loaded with nutrients. With avocado on toast the sky is the limit with the kind of toppings you can add. My personal favorites are scrambled eggs, tomatoes, oven roasted tomatoes, sautéed mushroom, boiled eggs, fried eggs and so on.
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What’s your favorite toppings on avocado toast?
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Recipe
2 slices GF multi grain toast
1/2 mashed avocado with salt & pepper to taste
1/2 lime juice
Chili flakes
Mix green salad with cherry tomatoes tossed in balsamic vinaigrette.
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My go to warm, easy and creamy breakfast oatmeal.
One of the main reasons most people don’t stick to clean eating is the insane idea that the meals we eat have to be so elaborate and overly complicated, and in my humble opinion the crazy world of social media photo editing and out of this world food compositions have made it almost impossible for the average person to think that creating good tasting food that looks ecstatically pleasing was virtually unattainable and intimidating. .
Well guess what! Good tasting, flavorful and nourishing food is SIMPLE! Repeat after me food doesn’t have to be complicated to taste good and be nourishing! .
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Recipe for yummy creamy oatmeal.
Ingredients
2 cups water ( more if needed)
1 cup bob’s gluten free red mill oats
1 tsp blend of ground chia, flaxseed and fenugreek seeds
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
Assortment of berries .
In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil; stir in oats and salt. Cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat. Serve and enjoy!
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