Posts tagged healthy
Posts tagged healthy
Food. We all know that when it comes to reducing body fat or gaining muscle, what you put in your mouth has a massive influence on the situation. Fitness and nutrition go hand in hand. Fitness is not a temporary thing, and nutritionshouldn’t be either. It’s a lifestyle. You have to be active and train all year round, so your nutrition needs to be in check all year round as well. You need to…
Recently I have seen some bad press about Ramadan: the negative effects it has on the body, and how barbaric and stupid this practice is. Some of it really irked me, so I have decided to take this opportunity to deliver a few home truths about fasting, and training in a fasted state. I have a few mates who do Ramadan each year. But this year they will complete some really grueling training…
I’ve been off sick for the past THREE DAYS from work and it’s driving me insane. I don’t do weel with resting, or doing nothing, but right now I’m at a stage where there is nothing else I can do. I got sick from running myself into the ground and giving too much over to my work, my OCD, perfectionism took over, and I needed my work to be perfect. I wasn’t even taking breaks at recess or lunch! And look where it got me, run down with a chest infection. So please, look after yourselves. When it comes down to fight-time, you are the only one in the ring, no one else, so look after the only body you have! Eat well, sleep and rest, exercise, omit positive energy, inspire others and drink lots of water! Everything else that stems from it is a bonus… Rant over…
Anywaaaaaaay, because I’ve been home for three days, I thought I’d play around with some healthy protein baking. It’s always nice to know there is a healthy ‘treat’ there for you, but it’s still following all the rules of clean eating. This recipe surprised me and turned out well. I used to make muffins all the time, but the normal, high-fat, sugary ones, so I combined my past knowledge with a few other recipes that I’d been reading around the traps and made my own flaves. The beauty about muffin recipes are, once you know the base recipe you can create any flavour! Oh, the power!! This recipe is clean, packed with protein, good fats, fibre and is paleo friendly (other than the protein powder!) I’ve been finding different brands of proteins cook better than others, so play with the recipe if you need to. Let me know how they turn out? Enjoy x x
Banana and Coconut Mini Protein Muffins
(I think it works out to around 120 cals a pop)
Heat your oven to around 180C and grease a muffin-tin with a little bit of oil.
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, almond meal, protein, dessicated coconut and stevia and mix well
Add all wet ingredients to the same bowl, and fold through till well combined. (Here is the point you may need to add a little more wet ingredients, dependant on the protein powder. You want it to be moist.)
Divide the mix among 6 muffin holes.
Cook for around 25 minutes or until they are just golden and cooked. They should be bouncy on the top!
Then eat!! Yummmmm! x
Macadamia Nut oil can just be bought from the supermarket.
Also try other flavours:
You get the picture?… here’s other ideas
I have been cooking this recipe since I left home. It is super easy, cheap and oh so good for you! I often cook it with chicken, but last night we had fish there and waiting, ready to cook, so I thought, ‘HUZZAH, CAJUN FISH’. Ingenious, I know!This recipe has your lean protein with the fish, your good fats from the avocado, chili for your metabolism, and your all essential vegies. I use the pre-mixed Cajun spice from the supermarket, but I have included the Cajun spices down the bottom as well. Enjoy x x
The Salsa. Cha cha cha
Combine all Salsa ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
Heat a pan to medium heat, add olive oil
Sprinkle cajun spices on fish generously, add to pan and sautee fish until just cooked.
Serve with half the salsa mix, top with the coriander and serve with your green veg.
Cajun spice can be bought from any supermarket
The one I purchase contains the following flavours: salt, paprika, pepper, onion powder, dried basil, garlic powder, chilli, fennel, dried thyme