It certainly has been quite some time since I have posted on BlondieLovesGinger – please understand that sometimes life takes unexpected turns and priorities need to be set in which this blog did not make the cut to be a priority at that time, however things have started to look better and brighter – both my partner and I are back at writing for you all through our Lifestyle Blog.
Let me start of by saying that both of Us take our health very seriously. We like to be fit and like to live an active lifestyle which does take place outdoors. We love nature, enjoy exploring and personally I believe that it is a lot better to head out on a walk/hike/bikeride or other then to run the miles in an enclosed environment such as a gym or fitness studio, however in saying that, the cooler weather makes the fitness studio more appealing 😉
I have just recently thought about that there must be other options than Post Workout Protein Powders which are pre-mixed commercially, available in absolutely any sizing…yes I am looking at all of you men out there bulking up to look like the next Hulk. To live healthily, these already processed foods cannot be good.
I have therefore decided to find out what ingredients our body needs especially after a workout to allow the same effect as a protein shake purchased from our fitness studio or supermarket.
I am a lover of smoothies and I am pretty sure I have won my partner over with it as well 🙂 For my personal post workout “protein shake” I have decided to add various fruits/veggies and quark. Quark is high in protein and low in fat AND because of its high level of casein (a slow release protein) does help with muscle build.
For this particular post workout smoothie recipe which you have seen on my Instagram I used:
1 Banana, handful of green kale, handful of baby spinach leaves, one fig, handful of frozen mango and a handful of frozen blueberries and a big spoon of quark. All of these ingredients can be purchased at your supermarket.
The result: DELICIOUSLY – YUMMY!
Coming straight from my Instagram account to let my tigers dance on the keyboard that little it more until they’re sore.
For this recipe I made sure I used low carb noodles which I found at my local supermarket in the International Section.
Basically they look super stringy and are almost see-through. With the noodles in my basket I added some kangaroo meat which is super high in protein and does taste quite nice. Then of course I added some vegetables (greens are important!) and a stir fry sauce, add all into a wok and cook well. Voila! Dinner can be served.
Packed with super yum and healthy nutrients and of course a lot of energy to get you through the day! Personally I think stepping away from all the preservative foods, pre-made meals will keep you healthier already.
The same goes for food, of course I can purchase muesli bars at my local supermarket or health food store but isn’t it nicer to made something yourself?
Something that has
a) no preservatives
b) is not pre-made
c) packed with healthy goodness
I have to admit that I owe credit to the owner of this delicious recipe.
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup wheatgerm
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pepitas seeds (pumpkin seeds)
1 cup sultanas
1/2 cup honey (I used Pureharvest Organic Honey – Raw)
1/3 brown sugar
Grease and line a baking pan with baking paper, I had no baking paper so used a little bit of butter in the pan to avoid the muesli sticking to the pan later on.
Cook oats, wheatgerm, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds in a saucepan over medium heat until golden in color.Transfer to a bowl allow to cool then stir in the sultanas.
In another small saucepan cook the brown sugar, honey and butter. This process is done over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Mixture should form a soft ball when a little amount is dropped into cold water. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
Spoon mixture into pan and use the back of a spoon to press down firmly, let cool. Store in an airtight container for up to seven days.
Have a great day,
The Team at
Blondie loves Ginger
This one is highly packed with protein and super yummy! My partner is thrilled to be eating even healthier since he is going to the gym … 😉
To make this Chia seed pudding you need
Papitas (pumpkin seeds)
Variety of fruits
(my favourite are strawberries, banana, blueberries and own harvested pears)
Low fat Yoghurt
Put chia seeds in a glass, add milk/low fat yoghurt and put into fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
After taken out of the fridge, add variety of fruits, oats, papitas (pumpklin seeds) stir together and enjoy!
This snack is packed with so much healthy goodness, perfect for post/pre workouts 🙂
Have a wonderful day!
The Team at BLG x.
It is super hard to keep anything a secret from my partner, literally he always figures things out before I even reveal them to him.
While is was his 28th Birthday just recently, I decided to get a group of close great pals together to help celebrate his special day, so proud how it all turned out!!
The Venue was very elegant, spacious and magnificent … Marybrooke Manor at Sherbrooke. We found this place through a drive-by to another location. The Venue was quite charming so I simply rang up and made a reservation.
Further I was beyond delighted to have every single guest attending! The night was absolutely beautiful, the food at Pj’s Restaurant was great. The staff was brilliant and amazing, so thank you.
To end the night, I had baked a carrot cake and decorated it also which I hope everyone enjoyed.
If you ever have to book any event, check out Marybrooke Manor 😉
A surprise trip to the green fields and the nice relaxed scenery at Sherwood Park Orchards just before the Toonimbuk Road turn off, way past the many Estates within the Victoria’s south eastern suburbs…this of course is for those living in Australia, wanting to visit or those living local.
So many beautiful Country products from twenty different ranges of chutney to my pickled onions of which there is a particular memory that goes with this grocery item of course it is a different story altogether. They also stocked many varieties of fruit and amazingly we found non- alcoholic wines, again in many different forms.
Leaving the shop along the Hwy with my Man, one punnet of strawberries and non alcoholic Sparkling Grape Juice in hand we made our way back home. The next idea just as we pulled in the driveway… A Strawberry Smoothie, suggested of course by my Partner…who would’ve thought haha
It was beautiful – you basically just add milk to the strawberries.
Maybe not quite but the recipe doesn’t involve all too much just a mixer to cut up the strawberries then some full cream milk and a good stir, you can add some strawberry topping if you like to make it a bit sweeter if you wish.
It was a beautiful relaxing day that would suit you once in a while too.