Post Workout.// Fitness.

Hi All!

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 –Ā  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 šŸ˜‰

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 šŸ™‚ 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)Ā  does help with muscle build.

For this particular post workout smoothie recipeĀ  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.

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The result: DELICIOUSLY – YUMMY!

 

 

 

 

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Stir Fry Recipe

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. 

šŸŒ»BLG xx 

Chocolate Pudding

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For those of you who have been following both my Tumblr and Instagram posts, here it is one of my favorite recipes from my childhood and one I will most certainly keep handing down to my kids one day!

With this recipe you want to make sure you get a smooth texture for your pudding. It is a super easy recipe which requires only ten minutes for preparations and forty minutes in the oven, sitting at 180 degrees.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4

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#chocolatepuddingĀ Ā Ā  #bakingtimeĀ Ā Ā  #whatatreatĀ Ā Ā  #coldautumnnight

Ingredients

1 cup self raising flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/2 cup brown sugar

80 grams of butter (melted)

1/2 cup milk

1 egg, lightly beaten

vanilla ice cream + berries to serve

Method

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Sift flour and cocoa into a large bowl and add the brown sugar. Combine the butter, egg and milk in another bowl, add to flour mixture and whisk until well combined and smooth. Spoon into a baking dish and put into oven for forty minutes.

You can add vanilla ice cream and berries to serve or top the pudding with some sifted icing sugar, or how about adding a chocolate sauce?#YUM

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A.x