Archive | June, 2013

Beautiful Blueberry Pie

27 Jun

Another week another recipe!! I’m stressing out today because I’m getting my wisdom teeth pulled out tomorrow :S I’m going to be living off protein shakes for a while I think!! Any ideas healthy low sugar high protein smoothies feel free to let me know :). I’ve been smashing out week 1 of Ashley Conrad’s Clutch Cut program and it’s pretty good!! It involves a lot more cardio than my usual workouts and I think it’s good to shock my body by getting out of routine.

 

Motivation: Dana Linn Bailey

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This recipe was inspired by Protein Pow(d)er – Blueberry Protein Pie

Yum. Yum yum yum yum yum

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Serves 8

Pastry:

1/2 cup egg whites

1/2 cup oat flour

1/2 cup vanilla pea protein powder

1/2 cup chopped almonds

1 tbsp coconut flour

Filling:

1 packet of unflavoured powdered gelatine

2 scoops berry flavoured BCAA (I used raspberry blue)

2 cups of blueberries (I used frozen)

(Instead of gelatine + BCAA you can substitute sugar-free jelly powder)

 

Blend the pastry ingredients together until it resembles a sort of dough

Press the dough into a greased small spring-form pan, covering the bottom and as much of the sides as you can (I saved some and sprinkled it on top as well)

Put this to the side

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celcius

Put the blueberries in a saucepan and bring to the boil

Once the blueberries have started to disintegrate a little, add the gelatin and the BCAA and mix until the gelatin is well combined

Pour the filling into the prepared  pastry base

Cook for 20-30 minutes or until the sides and top look and feel cooked

Allow to cool before serving with a big dollop of fat free Greek yoghurt 🙂

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Nutritional info: per serve (without yoghurt)

Calories: 173

Total fat: 7.9g (1g sat)

Total carbs: 11.2g

Sugar: 4.2g

Protein: 12.4g

 

Yours Always in Health & Fitness x

Selfie Update

22 Jun

I have been flat chat – assignments, study, uni hurdle tasks, moving house etc etc – and unfortunately this blog has been neglected :S. I think that instead of making false promises and attempt to create big weekly/fortnightly/monthly posts, I’m going to post 1 recipe per week. I think this will make it a lot more consistent and easier for me. I hate that I’ve left this post so long, so I want to apologise to you all!!

 

Update on where I’m at:

– Just finished my 1st semester of 4th year medicine/surgery, which for me was a long GP rotation – now have 2 weeks of holiday!!!

– A little over 2 years with my man ❤

– Starting an IDEA CEC online course on Women and Weights

– Still promoting the IDEA World Fitness Convention!! As Australian Representative I’m trying to bring awareness to Australia about this amazing fitness and nutrition event in Los Angeles

– Chosen to receive a part sponsorship from Enduro Supplements!!! (Didn’t receive a full sponsorship as I’m not an elite sports person haha) (endurowhey.com.au)

– Entered Oxygen Australia covergirl competition! I haven’t taken the photo that people can vote on yet, but when I will I’ll let you know and I’d love your support

– Organising to potentially do a BMedSci year with CORE (Centre of Obesity Research and Education) in which I will research the long term effectiveness of lap band surgery on decreasing cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes management

– Article published on www.drjoe.net.au

– Recipes soon to be published on ultimateyou.com.au/magazine

– Received 300 likes on learnlovelift facebook page

– Volunteering with RSPCA

– Just started Ashley Conrad’s 21-day Clutch Cut program (www.bodybuilding.com/fun/ashley-conrads-21-day-clutch-cut.html)

– Ordered Protein Pow’s e-book (can’t wait for it to arrive)

– Eating clean and training mean (always!! <3)

– And yes, I pledge that I will be posting on this blog more frequently!

So that’s me. Keeping busy!! I feel like I’m finally making some slow progress 🙂

 

Motivation: Jennifer Nicole Lee

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Chili Chicken Stir Fry

I had this for lunch today and it’s really good. I chose to have it just with SlimPasta noodles, but feel free to have it with rice/soba noodles/or on it’s own!

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Serves 3

Sesame or peanut oil

500g chicken breast – diced

2 tsp crushed garlic

3cm piece of ginger – peeled and finely grated

4 spring onions – chopped into 3cm pieces

1 red chili – diced

1 bunch choy sum or bok choy (I’ve made it with both) – trimmed

2 tbsp oyster sauce

1/2 cup unsalted cashews

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

Heat wok over high heat until hot, then drizzle in some of the oil. Cook the chicken until browned (may need to cook in 2 batches, depending how big your wok is)

Put chicken in a bowl to the side

Drizzle a little more oil in the wok and stir-fry the garlic, ginger, spring onions and chili for 30 seconds

Add choy sum/bok choy and stir-fry for another minute

Throw the cooked chicken back in the wok along with the 2 tbsp of oyster sauce

Stir-fry for another minute

Stir in the cashews and basil leaves, then serve!

 

Nutritional info: per serve

Calories: 303

Total fat: 10.3 (2g sat)

Total carbs: 8.5g

Sugar: 4g

Total protein: 44.9g

 

Set yourself some goals and live your life!! Do not fear failure, fear not trying. x