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19 Oct

The weather has been absolutely beautiful this week – sun sun and more sun!! I love the warmer weather, I’m definitely not a winter girl. All this weather has put me in the mood for yummy refreshing drinks after my workouts so I’ve come up with a couple of protein-filled smoothies for post-workout!

Weekly motivation: Aussie Nina Silic – so envious of her tiny waist!

 

Ok so this first smoothie I’m calling a Mango Avocado Protein Smoothie (no prizes for guessing what’s in it ;P)

Serves 1

1/2 cup mango

1/4 avocado

1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

1&1/2 cups cold water

Splash of almond milk

Blend!!

Nutritional info:

Calories: 264

Total fat: 9.7g

Total carbs: 22.2

Sugar: 14.3g

Protein: 26.2g

 

Next one is the Flaxseed Mango Protein Smoothie (mangoes had been on sale at Woolies..)

Serves 1

1 tbsp flax seed oil

1/2 cup mango

1/2 cup no fat Greek yoghurt

1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

1&1/2 cups cold water

Throw it all in the blender!

Nutritional info:

Calories: 396

Total fat: 19.3g

Total carbs: 28.3

Sugar: 19.9g

Protein: 30.7g

 

You might notice that these have (much) higher sugar content that all of my other recipes, but I’m allowing myself this extra sugar because a) it is natural sugar from fruit and b) sugar post-workout with protein helps rapid absorption of protein and recovery.

 

Another snack that I have whipped up for this week are Cinnamon and Peanut Butter Protein Cookies from the wonderful www.proteinpow.com. Here’s my slightly modified version:

Serves 12

80g vanilla whey protein powder (2&2/3 scoop)

1/3 cup ground almond

1 tbsp cinnamon

4 serves Stevia

1 tbsp peanut butter (natural, no added salt/sugar)

220 mL lite coconut milk

1/2 cup coconut flour

2 eggs

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

Mix the whole lot together and roll/dollop into a baking tray lined with baking paper

I then flattened these because otherwise mine were little balls

Bake for 15 minutes

Yum! These are pretty nice, but not the best protein cookies I’ve made

Nutritional info: per 1/12 cookies

Calories: 96.4

Total fat: 4.5g

Total carbs: 5.6g

Sugar: 1.2g

Protein: 8.6g

 

This week has been much better than last week (thank goodness) but we have had assessments due and of course exams are looming. At the start of this year when I was unwell and trying to decide whether to continue studying or not a few people (professors and tutors) admitted that I didn’t seem like the kind of person who could bring myself back up and pass this year. I’m going to prove them wrong 😉

Don’t let other people determine what you’re capable of. Show them you can do whatever you set your mind on x

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