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Escape from Study

18 May

Study. Seriously it is taking over my life. My only escape is an hour or so of exercise per day!! So as you can imagine, it’s my favourite time of day :). In order to create a little extra break, as well as sneak in some more cardio (which I’m constantly avoiding), I’m going to put together a 30 minute plyometric circuit that I can do at home in the mornings – a great way to start my day. Within the next couple of weeks I’m going to post this workout on my facebook page and would love to have people doing it with me so that we can keep each other accountable! Please let me know if you’re interested.

Motivation: Paige Hathaway

 

I only have a couple of recipes to share with you this week, but they’re both really yum.

 

Greg Plitt Cookie Dough from www.gregplitt.com – my boyfriend absolutely loves these!! He makes them every week

Serves 12 (although make them as big/small as you want)

2/3 cup chopped almonds

2/3 cup chopped walnuts

2/3 cup oats

1 tbsp salt

1 tbsp vanilla essence

1 tbsp cinnamon

200g dark chocolate

¼ cup sugar-free maple syrup/agave syrup

3 scoops of whey protein (not part of the original recipe but I think it makes them better)

Blend/process all of above ingredients

Roll into golf-ball sized portion and place on baking paper

Freeze

Nutritional info: per serve

Calories: 214.8

Total fat: 15.1g (5.5g sat)

Total carbs: 10.4g

Sugar: 5.3g

Protein: 9.0g

 

Banana Nut Protein Bars from www.proteinpow.com – these are awesome as breakfast-on-the-run or a pre-workout snack

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Serves 6

1 small banana (~55g)

1/2 cup oats

1/4 cup almonds

4 brazil nuts (I subbed 10g of hazelnuts)

2 tbsp coconut flour

3/8 cup whey powder (I used vanilla)

3/8 cup milk (I used lite coconut milk)

1 tsp of chicory powder – I could NOT find this anywhere!!! Very frustrating. It’s optional but apparently adds a nice flavour kick

Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celcius

Blend everything together and press the batter onto a small non-stick brownie pan

Bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

Nutritional info: per serve

Calories: 163.3

Total fat: 7.9g (1.7g sat)

Total carbs: 14.2g

Sugar: 2.3g

Protein: 9.6g

 

I’m looking forward to creating this morning workout and hope you can join me in burning those fat cells!!! 🙂 x

 

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Holiday’s Over :(

19 Feb

I have been so so busy! Last week we had orientation to introduce us to what we will be doing this year (general practice, paediatrics, women’s health, and psychiatry) and I had temporary accommodation with some of my fellow students. I didn’t want to wake people with my breakfast preparations every morning (sorry blueberry pancakes) so I made these and I think they’re really great!! Easy grab-and-go breakfast that is yummy, filling, and healthy :).

Motivation: Ellie Gonsalves

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Protein and Fiber Breakfast Bars from www.proteinpow.com (altered slightly to suit me)

Serves 4 (1 serve = 2 bars)

1/4 cup psyllium husks

1/4 cup whey protein (I just used vanilla)

1/4 cup casein protein (again, I used vanilla)

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

2og walnuts – chopped

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees

Mix the ingredients together, except for the walnuts

Fold in the walnuts, then pour the mixture into a small brownie pan

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

Nutritional info: per 1 bar

Calories: 90.5

Total fat: 3.3g (0.9g sat)

Total carbs: 8.0g (4.5g dietary fiber)

Sugar: 1.7g

Protein: 7.9g

 

Feta-Filled Protein Crêpes, again from the amazing Anna at www.proteinpow.com

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Serves 1

1 large egg white

1/8 cup pea protein powder (I used vanilla flavoured because that’s all I have)

1/8 cup lite coconut milk

25g low fat feta

Optional: feel free to add herbs and spices to the crêpe before cooking it

Mix the ingredients together (except the feta) and pour into a hot hot non-stick frying pan

Flip the crêpe

When cooked, fill with the cheese (or with whatever you want!)

Nutritional info: per serve, with low fat feta

Calories: 153.5

Total fat: 6.0g (4.5g sat)

Total carbs: 0.5g

Sugar: 1.3g

Protein: 23.3g

 

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Hopefully I’ll get into the swing of things very soon and my posts (both on my blog and on my facebook page) will become more frequent and regular :). Don’t give up – if you’re sick of starting over, just give up giving up!! 🙂 x