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!
I am happy to say that on my side of the globe it is almost time to welcome Spring! Yay, finally more blogs to keep you all reading and hopefully enjoying this lifestyle blog.
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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.
With Autumn now happening here on the East Coast of Australia, or as one wants to refer to as ‘happening in the slowest of paces’ with temperatures still within the 30’s. Our passion for gardening had had my Partner and I literally head to our Garden Centre Bunnings twice in the last twenty-four hours.
What a bargain we made though!
Gardening pots for only two bucks, so cheap when the original price was eighteen dollars …
This makes you question how expensive gardening can become don’t it?
Anyhow, as herbs are currently a big ‘go to, easy to do’ kinda thing, we sure did buy some seeds which we then planted in our new pots.
Let me note here that my Partner was wrapped all the way home from the store and while planting the seeds to have found this incredible bargain, that we ended up going back for a second purchase of another two pots! Who could blame him?!
After planting and having added a teeny tiny bit of fertilizer, my significant other half kept running outside to see if any of the seeds have started growing yet
The herbs we planted are parsley, rosemary, dill, chives and basil but we decided to also seed european kohlrabi as well as some lavender.
Please check back here for updates on how things are growing !
Seed. Plant & Harvest
If you are a gardener, have a passion for the outdoors and/or gardening or simply are just interested in planting a few “bits and pieces”, we would love to hear from you.
Until then, take care from
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.