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 –  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.

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The result: DELICIOUSLY – YUMMY!

 

 

 

 

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. 

🌻BLG xx 

Berry Smoothie

Basically pretty simple sort of recipe and it’s super refreshing as already mentioned on my Instagram account.

What you need:
Handful of seedless grapes (I used red seedless ones)
A punnet of blueberries
One banana
Some rice milk as your liquid ingredient

Method:
Put all in a blender and mix well until smooth texture.
Enjoy! 

#berries #smoothie #refreshing #spring #beverage #yum #healthy

Homemade Muesli.

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.

Ingredients:

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

125g butter

1/2 cup honey (I used Pureharvest Organic Honey – Raw)

1/3 brown sugar

Method

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.

Yummy goodness!!!

Have a great day,

The Team at

Blondie loves Ginger

                                                                         x.

Seed. Plant. Harvest

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

#blondemomentbutheisginger

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 !

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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

BLG x

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While the cooler weather today let to the imagination of open fires, warmth, a cup of tea, my favorite book (50 Shades of Grey!) and a nice cuppa….so I decided after coming home from a very early rising at 5AM to make myself one hearty brunch of course after the chit-chat with a friend I decided to make Poached Eggs. #YUM

Now… having never made poached eggs I thought it’d be quite easy…I bet there is a trick to it. While I certainly managed they definitely were not restaurant worthy, oh well. #masterchefinthemaking  #finefoods

Here is the recipe to those wanting to enjoy a nice easy made lunch with a difference:

Poached Eggs w/ Smoked Atlantic Salmon, Kale Colesaw and Avocado

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Ingredients

One whole Avocado

Two Eggs [or 1 depending how hungry you are 😉 ]

Two slices of Multigrain bread

Hollandaise Sauce to garnish

Some butter for the bread + pepper to garnish at the very end.

Method

Get a saucepan, fill with water, add 2 teaspoons and a bit of salt. Bring to the boil and add the eggs, try to fold them over to make them look a bit more appealing [otherwise it looks like a fried egg flobbering in vinegar water…we don’t want that…]

In the meantime, spread some butter on the two slices of bread, add kale colesaw, cut the avocado into slices and add too.

Once the eggs are ready add them too and garnish with some Hollandaise Sauce –

                                Voila!