Category Archives: What i eat

Super breakfast

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This morning  i managed to make a super delicious breakfast!! A normal and simple breakfast i.e quark, raspberries and almonds but i also added Green valley Ranch chocolate sauce to it!! Delicious, though i do admit maybe a little too sweet for breakfast!! But delicious nonetheless!

Today its school and im hoping to have time for a shoulder workout!!! Ive changed my workout plan a little and im going to see if it gives any affect… i will try write about the change once i get a chance 🙂 I also got a little delivery from MMsports which i want to show!!!
Have a lovely day 🙂

 

 

 

After school snacking

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My favourite part of the day is coming home after a long day in school and being able to make myself a delicious snack!Today it was an extra long day and it had gone many hours since i had last eaten(not good). So i made myself a snack of home made rice pudding, quark mixed with vanilla yoghurt, raspberries, walnuts & 2 clementines!!! Delicious, filling and perfect!

Whats your favourite snack?

Birthday brunch

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Hello 🙂

Today is my birthday *woop!* *woop!* so i have spent it doing my favourite things – working out and brunch with my family!!!

It was leg day today – and im hoping that i will feel it tomorrow. I had cake as pre workout, so the energy was definitely there 🙂 And after leg day all you want is food, so that is exactly what i got 🙂

There was so much yumminess at the brunch i ate – LOTS of fresh bread, salmon, watermelon, yoghurt, coffee etc etc

 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

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i am going to be a typical Swede, and start this post with Weather talk 🙂 Hahah. Yes.. i am the type of person who, if i am in an awkeward silence with someone i will begin talking about the weather 🙂

But anyway, recently it has been around 10-15 degrees during the day i.e not so cold!! (But its getting colder from now on… 😦 )

But it means that the mornings have the perfect walking temperature. Its not so cold that your sweat freezes on your skin and you walk like an icicle, but its not so hot that you are sweating so much you just want to take off all your clothes and go lie down somewhere.

But its a good mix of, if you put on some dry fit clothes and a warmer – but light jacket, then you dont freeze and you dont overheat either ;);)

Hhahaha… all my years of morning walks ive finally learnt how to dress properly!!

 

 

 

 

When i came home it was time for breakfast and i must say, it was better than usual!!!

 

Yoghurt and quark & nuts, 2 boiled eggs, ginger flavoured cashews and coconut. (The 60g packet was easily eaten, they are sooo good. And whats better is that its all organic :)) & a Raspberry and Lemon Kombucha!!

I am going to write a review about both the nuts and the Kombucha 🙂

 

Today my mum wants to take me out for lunch and im definitely not complaining 🙂 Free food? Why yes… thank you 🙂

Im hoping we can go to the vegetarian buffet so that i can eat as much as i want and not just be limited by the small portion i would get at a normal restaurant 🙂

(And p.s… just because im going out to eat DOESNT mean i eat less ;);) Its not about compensating!)

 

Taking probiotics, not stressing and a little change in my diet = back to no bloating (unless i eat a big meal which is basically 6 times per day… but the bloating is pretty much gone and the pain!! Woop woop!)

 

Sunday breakfast

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Today is another study day and rest day. But its important to fuel yourself even if you arent exercising. So todays breakfast was a delicious egg cake with yoghurt, raspberries and nuts. 2 eggs and a coffee (and a short while later 2 handfuls of raisins and nuts…. Because i need study snacks!)

 

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Night snacking – pancakes and casein

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Tonights night snack was oatmeal pancakes, strawberry casein from MMsports, strawberries, cottage cheese, walnuts and tea!!! Delicious, though all that was missing was chocolate (would have made the meal a 10/10.. instead of an 8/10)

 

 

 

Recipe substitutions

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Sometimes you dont always have the ingredients needed for some baking, or in my case i cant eat banana so i substitue with applesauce or coconut oil.

Not all recipes will work with the substitutions, i.e sometimes when a recipe says protein powder it doesnt work to switch to oat flour or to switch from avocado to mashed banana… it all depends, but also the amount needed changes. But it can be good to know that some of these do work if you dont have say banana at home, you can use applesauce 🙂

 If recipe calls for:  Substitute with:
 White flour  Whole wheat flour, oat flour, barley flour, teff flour, a mix of flour and protein powder, a mix of flour and corn starch, Arrow root, tapioca flour, locust bean gum powder
 Sugar  Fresh fruits, dry fruits, honey, maple syrup, rapadura, agave nectar, coconut palm sugar, stevia, thaumatin, xylitol, Erythritol, splenda
 Oil, margarine or butter  Applesauce, mashed banana, mashed avocado, mashed beans, coconut oil
 Heavy cream  Dry skim milk, fat-free Greek yogurt
 Sour cream  Fat-free Greek yogurt, fat-free quark, silken tofu
 1 whole egg  2 egg whites
 Nuts  Reduce the amount by half
 Chocolate  Fat-reduced cocoa, carob powder

 

Very useful link

80 healthy recipe substitutions: www.greatist.com/health/healthy-recipe-substitutions

You might also have already seen this infographic from picklee.com/2012/08/01/recipe-substitutions on the web:

How to make a perfect salad

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Salads are one of my favourite foods, i could eat them 3 times a day and never get bored! However the salads you are served in restaurants or cafes arent much too look at, or to fill you. Often salads just consist of lettuce, cucumber, maybe some tomatoe and a little chicken? Not so filling.

I prefer more filling salads, when i make my own i always add salad leaves, chickpeas, sweet corn, tomatoes, lean protein, nuts/seeds or avocado & top off with some Balsamico Vinegar 🙂 Super delicious and leaves you full.

While i was in NY last winter i ate salads most days for lunch and the salads i got were HUGE and so filling, i almost couldnt finish them somedays. And i had so many toppings, sundried tomatoes, nuts, seeds, avocado, egg whites, chicken, prawns etc Thats, the type of salad i like!

Dont think that salad just has to be a boring lettuce and tomatoe salad, you can also make your own healthy dressing with greek yoghurt or quark. Mix in whoel grain pasta/sweet potatoe or quinoa to make it more filling as well 🙂

Protein pancakes recipe

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Ingredients:

1 scoop whey protein (I used Vanilla Pear from Mmmsports)
1 tablespoon stevia
1 egg white
1 tablespoon psyllium husk
Almond/coconut milk

Directions:

1. Add the protein, stevia, psyllium husk and flavourings/spices into a small bowl and mix into a liquid by slowly adding the milk. You should only need approximately 1- 2 tablespoons of milk.

2. Add the egg white last and whisk it into the mixture. The batter should appear like a regular pancake batter, the thicker it is, the easier it will be to make smaller pancakes but If it is too thick it will stick to the pan.

3. Put a non-stick pan on high heat setting and add some coconut oil to the pan (Only a very small amount). When the pan is hot add a tablespoon of the mixture and reduce the heat. The pancake will take about a minute on each side to cook depending on the size of your pancake.

I topped mine with sugar free blueberry sauce & sugar free chocolate sauce from Green Valley Ranch & Peanut butter from Body science & strawberry casein.

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Pre workout breakfast

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This morning i think i spent 20 minutes making breakfast… thats 15 minutes more than usual. But i am happy of the results!!! It was absaloutly delicious and filling, couldnt have made myself a better breakfast. And lots of energy as well, so now im ready to go with all this energy!!! The reason it took so long to make was because i decided to photograph as well… haha

I made a fruit salad with quark mixed with funlight (the juice). (and added cinnamon as well) and topped with a chocolate sauce and a blueberry sauce. On the side was half a melon, an egg, coffee and an Aloe Vera!!! Super full and energy filled!