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The Pain of Wisdom

30 Oct

Exams are looming.. my first exam is in less than 1 week!! I’m excited… for the holidays haha so sick of studying!! But to be honest, I don’t what I’ll do with all of my spare time – probably research nutrition, supplements and exercises!! πŸ˜›

I’ve had some crappy luck… I got a terrible toothache last week and my mum INSISTED I go to a dentist to get it checked (I thought it was just pain from my wisdom teeth coming through) but turns out I had a whopping big abscess full of pus around my wisdom tooth (aka periodontitis). The dentist was wonderful; drained a heap of pus out of it, took a mini x-ray, gave me antibiotics, and then gave me the consultation free of charge :). Unfortunately it means that I’ve been trying to struggle with a whoozy head and dizzines from the pain meds and antibiotics.. not exactly what I need right now. Ah well, soldier on. I’ll have to get that tooth yanked out soon, but according to the x-ray it looks like it’ll at least be quite a simple procedure (very left tooth in the image).

 

Motivation: Anna Virmajoki

 

Here’s a couple of yummy recipes πŸ™‚

Choc Berry Slice from Australian Ashy Bines Bikini Body Challenge Facebook page – these are really yum!! I was worried they’d be too dry/rubbery because there are no ‘softening’ products to counteract the whey protein powder (i.e. greek yoghurt, apple sauce etc) but they’re great. The berries are awesome in them πŸ™‚

Serves 12

1 cup ground oats

3 tbsp raw cocoa

2 scoops chocolate protein powder

12 serves of Stevia (or to taste)

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup shredded coconut

4 egg whites

1 cup frozen berries (I used raspberries)

1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 180 degrees

Mix all of the ingredients together (except berries)

Gently fold berries in

Bake in a brownie tray for 20-25 mins

Nutritional info: per 1/12 serves

Calories: 92.8

Total fat: 3.6g

Total carbs: 6.3g

Sugar: 1g

Protein: 7.3g

 

Lime and Blueberry Creamy Icy-poles – yumm these are so perfect for the hot weather that we’re having at the moment!

Serves 6

500g Chobani no fat Greek yoghurt (I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to try Chobani!! So so creamy…)

1 tbsp lime juice

12 serves Stevia

1 cup blueberries (I used frozen)

Blend yoghurt, Stevia and lime juice

Fold in blueberries

Pour into icy-pole moulds

Leave to set for 6-8 hours

Nutritional info: per 1/6 icy-poles

Calories: 58.2

Total fat: 0.1g

Total carbs: 6.1g

Sugar: 4.2g

Protein: 7.9g

 

One Pot Chinese Chicken, based on the recipe fromΒ moneysavingmeals.com.au. This is actually really nice!!

Serves 8

1kg chicken breast

1 tbsp Bragg’s liquid aminos (or reduced salt soy sauce)

1 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder

 

1 cup reduced salt chicken stock

1 onion – chopped

2 cloves garlic – crushed

1 tbsp finely grated ginger

1 carrot – cut into matchsticks

1 tsp cornflour

3 baby bok choy – sliced (keep stems and leaves separate)

120g snow peas – top and tailed, then cut into 3

Marinate the chicken in 1 tbsp bragg’s aminos and chinese spices for overnight (I only allowed about 30 mins)

Brown chicken in a frying pan 1 minute each side, then put aside

Cook onion until soft, then add garlic, ginger and carrots

Return chicken to the pan, add chicken stock, bring to the boil, then lower heat

Cover and simmer for 15 minutes

Mix the cornflour with 1 tbsp of water then add to the pot and boil

Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute

Add bok choy stems and snow peas, cover and cook for a further minute

Add bok choy leaves and stir until leaves are wiltered

Serve!! You can have it with noodles/rice/plain!

Nutritional info: per 1/8 serves (without noodles/rice)

Calories: 162.7

Total fat: 1.7g

Total carbs: 5.4g

Sugar: 2.7g

Protein: 30.2g

 

I decided that I could treat myself to purchasing some protein bars so I didn’t have to cook so much this week and these two are my favourite of all those that I’ve tried ever: Oh Yeah (Choc/Caramel), and Recover (Choc/Coconut)

I don’t like to have purchased protein bars too often because a) they’re very processed and tend to contain ‘bad’ sweeteners b) they’re expensive

 

Face challenges head on… I’m a big believer in facing your fears. People constantly underestimate themselves and can be surprised by how much they are capable of πŸ™‚ x