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!

 

 

 

 

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Foods you will enjoy ( I know it! )

Hi All!

Apologies if I haven’t posted anything as of late, my Blog had disappeared so I had to get to the technical side of things to work out what had happened and I wasn’t able to access it through my phone either, so apologies to you all for causing this annoying drama that is completely unnecessary. Along with all this I have been trying to get my post on ‘What’s in my Makeup Bag?’ organized and ready to be published, yes it will be launching very very soon 🙂  Waaahhhh so much happening all at once and I always thought I am good at multitasking…got me to rethink that now.

Now. You have probably noticed that I am a complete Fashion Fanatic and self proclaimed Fashionista that I have not posted a lot of Healthy Goodness and Recipes lately, what a shame!

In all seriousness I have some amazing Recipes for you and hope you will enjoy them as much as I have. So here we go:

The Berry Chia Smoothie (yum, yum, yum!) – takes about 5 minutes to make and is enough for 1 Person only.

1 cup Blueberries

1 young Coconut, meat scraped out

3/4 cups filtered Water

1/2 Banana

2 tsb Chia Seeds

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***Hopefully my other half misses this Blog as he is not into all the healthy Goodness just yet…I am still trying to change his mind and haven’t given up just yet***

Method: Put all ingredients into a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes. Voila!

A very refreshing Smoothy that is not overly sweet and is perfect for the ultimate on-the-go breakfast especially for those that are always in a morning rush.

Be ready for a power boost.

A. x