#tb to Tuesday’s amazing Wellness Pep Rally with @springwholefoods who brought together a bunch of incredible speakers. When I left I honestly felt so re-inspired, and I don’t know why, but had a bit of a pinch-me moment...There I was in this room at the beautiful @thewell_bondi in Bondi surrounded by amazingly inspirational people who have founded beautiful conscious company’s born out of personal experiences and a passion for a healthy life and being the best version of themselves. The room was filled with people that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting over the last 2 ½ years, some of which I can now call my good friends. In that moment it hit me that I’m so damn happy (and a bit proud) of the life that I’ve created for myself here, choosing to create a network of people that bring the best out of me and make me want to work harder, be better and do good ☺️ Such a fuzzy feel good feeling! ...(ooopsie this post was supposed to be about what I learnt from some of the speakers but somehow I got sidetracked...Oh and PS @springwholefoods just relaunched with a beautiful new branding and they just happen to have the best sprouted gluten-free bread IN THE WORLD. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out!)
When we went away for the second phase of our travels I decided to take a break from booze for a while. It’s actually been great, but three months of very little drinking has had one unforeseen (although in hindsight very predictable) side effect - I am now a massive lightweight. @tombatten83 and I decided to go for a few beers on the beach last night, which resulted in an evening of impassioned ranting about Brexit and the state of UK politics, a stonking hangover and a burning desire to eat all the food. This prettiest of all smoothie bowls from @shadylanemirissa is just the ticket.
Будьте внимательны к себе! Прислушивайтесь к организму, любите своё тело и выбирайте лучшее! С заботой и любовью 💛
Нежный чизкейк @floranofaunacafe из кокосовых сливок без рафинированного сахара, лактозы и яиц — питательный десерт, который подарит долгое чувство сытости без вреда для фигуры и самочувствия! Кокосовое масло — известный суперфуд, который поддержит ваш организм полезными жирными кислотами в холодную пору. Яркие ноты цитрусовых и хрустящая основа освежают текстуру и дарят невероятные впечатления ✨
Море удовольствия без чувства вины, сияющая кожа и прекрасное настроение на весь день 💫 ⠀
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Не забывайте про хэштег #floranofauna 🙏🏻 Ждём вас в гости отмечать пятницу лаймовым чизкейком и матча латте! @centralmarketmsk#floranofaunacafe#centralmarketmsk
Meat free Friday?
It’s been a crazy week and motivation is definitely on the back foot when it comes to being creative with dinner!
So tonight was literally a throw together of steamed asparagus and mayo with stir fried chilli and garlic courgette and mushies!
Perfect and not too heavy on my tummy - important since I’m most likely going to pass out before 9!
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Soooo tasty!!! Chicken meatballs mixed with a sun dried tomato and walnut pesto on zucchini noodles with blobs of avocado and sour cream sauce 🙌🙌🙌
Start by cooking one strip of bacon, chop it really small and put to one side.
Now for the pesto...
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup sundries tomato strips
Blend to a crumb, add 1 tablespoon of Parmesan .
A tablespoon of olive oil or avocado oil and blend again.
Then add the above to 500gm of chicken mince
1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon of lemon @meadowmarrowbonebroth (if you don’t have it just add some lemon rind)
a little salt and pepper
5 fresh sage leaves chopped up.
Add the chopped bacon to this bowl.
Now mix it all together
Roll into balls
Lightly fry them in coconut oil and butter and then transfer to an oven dish and into oven for 15 min at 180 degrees Celsius. .
To make the Avocado sauce
Half an avocado
1 tablespoon of sour cream
3 leaves of basil
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Blend all together. .
Cook some zucchini noodles
Sit the meatballs on top
Add blobs of the avocado sauce around them and enjoy the delicious flavors 😋
We are loving this salad from @kl_beautyinstrength Perfect for an easy mid week dinner, or weekend entertaining this salad is full of nutrients and is topped with our thai zing dressing. Do you have a favourite yumm tastes recipe? If so, please share it with us.
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Fun Fact Friday: Did you know that turmeric has been used as a medicine for thousands of years for its purifying qualities. It helps cleanse the liver, boost immunity and improve circulation and digestion. It has anti- inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. As the weather warms up, this recipe for a Spiced Turmeric Lemonade from @afoodiesaffairs is the perfect way to add turmeric to your diet. Simply add a shot of Jamu for that extra turmeric boost #DoYouJamu
I always crave something sweet after dinner and before bed. That’s my danger time. We all have one!!! I’m going to try this. Thanks @meowmeix for the inspiration! ...
Healthy swaps add up! 💫 If you’re trying to improve your health, small changes definitely make a difference over time. Here a few ideas to add to your nutrition routine: .
🍁 Agave ➡️ Maple Syrup (or honey) - Agave syrup is highly refined & the end product leaves you with a sweetener with the highest amount of fructose (damaging sugar) of any commercial sweetener on the market. It has about a 2:1 fructose to glucose ratio which is higher than high fructose corn syrup’s 1:1 ratio - yikes! Organic, pure maple syrup is much less processed, better choice & contains up to 24 antioxidants.
🍒 Flavored yogurt ➡️ Greek Yogurt + Fruit - While the flavored yogurt has 28g sugar & 6g protein, the greek yogurt + 1/2 cup raspberries has 9g sugar & 21g protein. The worst part about this flavored yogurt is the use of food dyes and added fillers/preservatives. You can definitely find a cleaner flavored yogurt but make sure to read the label!
🍓 Store-bought jam ➡️ Mashed berries - Store-bought jam not only contains a lot of sugar but it also contains ingredients like high fructose corn syrup & other preservatives. Mashed up raspberries or strawberries are a great alternative & only contains one ingredient 😉
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Saucisson-hon-hon-hon! (say that with a deep nasal-y French voice), and roasted veg.
I have officially become lazy with my cooking. I will blame that on my new job/boss(mom). Too much work! Not enough time and energy for kitchen fun 😩. I literally just threw the sausage and veg into the oven and went back to the computer to work more while it was cooking. However, the holidays are coming so I’ll muster up at LEAST one or two fun dishes in the not too distant future!
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FOOD DIARY from today 🍜🥗🥜😍 I didn’t have any plan when I hit the gym in the morning, so I decided to do a full body workout with all of my favorite exercises 💪🏼🏋🏼♀️ I really enjoyed it and I highly recommend it when you’re bored with your current routine or about to lose motivation. It will definitely give you an extra energy boost 🤗 I also decided that today was my last day of cut and starting from tomorrow I will be focusing on increasing my strength and will no longer be eating in calorie deficit. You will see my food diaries with more treats 🍰🍦🍔 My last cut day included in its menu: ⠀
1. 🍎 Breakfast - (right after I woke up) bulletproof coffee. ⠀
2. 🍎 Breakfast - (before gym) egg and egg white muffins with chorizo, broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms red bell pepper topped with cheddar cheese. ⠀
3. 🍎 Post-workout - big bowl of protein oatmeal bowl topped with strawberries, banana, almonds and a piece of protein bar.⠀
4. 🍎 Lunch - basmati rice with Buffalo chicken drumsticks, steamed asparagus and cherry tomatoes. ⠀
5. 🍎 Snack - @womensbest chocolate protein power cookie. ⠀
6. 🍎 Dinner - basmati rice, turkey meatballs with basil and sriracha in herbs tomato sauce and steamed green beans. ⠀
Total of 2’146 calories 📝✅ In addition I had a lifting session today in the morning and I burned 638 calories.
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No matter what type of eater you are you can always... —⠀
Eat Your Colors!🌈 —⠀
Here are some of my 🥗 creations : —⠀
Have you ever made butter chicken? It’s Indian dish and I made it for the first time tonight I’m sure it won’t be the last. It has spices like turmeric, garam masala and cumin. I used the recipe from @nomadsmarketplace. This company is super special because you can shop recipes, but not just any kind of recipes. The focus is on Indian, middle eastern and Thai dishes. If you want to check out the ingredients for the butter chicken, click the link in my bio. Use “LIVELYMEALS25” for a 25% discount. Head over to my Instagram stories to get the butter chicken recipe!
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- Weight loss vs. muscle gain meal ideas! 💪 *Swipe to see lunch, dinner & a snack idea* .
While no one meal will make you gain or lose weight, your meals and snacks for the day all together will add up to hit your target goals.
As a reminder, for fat loss you need to be in a sustainable caloric deficit. For muscle gain, you need to be in a caloric surplus. For macitence, you need to be at a a caloric maintenance level.
While that exact caloric number will be different for everyone, here are some examples to help you reach your goals.
As you can see for the weight loss meals, they’re not devoid of all complex carbs. While at dinner, I skipped the rice for cauliflower rice, at lunch, I still included the full sweet potato and just skipped the toppings that were in the muscle gain meal.
Additionally, I made sure I had plenty of healthy fats in the weight loss meals but still had a smaller portion than in the muscle gain meals.
More info below:
Breakfast fat loss - 2 eggs + 2 egg whites, 1/4 avocado, 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes + 1/4 cup mushrooms + 1/4 cup asparagus sautéed + 1 piece Ezekiel toast.
Breakfast muscle gain - Added 2 eggs, + 1/4 avocado, + 1 tbsp pb.
Lunch fat loss - 4oz chicken, 1 sweet potato, 1 cup broccoli.
Lunch muscle gain - Added 2oz chicken, added 1 banana + 1 tbsp pb.
Dinner fat loss - 4oz wild salmon, 1 cup cauliflower rice, 1 cup mushrooms + 1 cup kale sautéed in 1 tsp olive oil.
Dinner muscle gain - Added 2oz salmon, subbed in 1 cup rice for 1 cup cauliflower.
Snack fat loss - 1 cup strawberries + 25g chocolate
Snack muscle gain - 1 cup strawberries + 1 medium banana + 45g chocolate
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When it comes to food, many people seem to have a strong alliance to a particular diet/lifestyle trend. Either you’re a dedicated vegan, a devoted vegetarian, a staunch paleo lover, or on the keto craze.
We are all unique individuals, and therefore, have different goals and needs. What works for you may not work for me and vice versa.
While I do lean more towards a vegan lifestyle and encourage a whole food, plant-based diet, I am by no means a strict vegan, nor am I a vegetarian, or strict paleo.
While I don't eat meat everyday, I have found that my body is more balanced when I include some high quality lean meat.
This predominately comes from oily fish such as wild sardines and salmon which I include in the context of a plant-heavy diet. I have found this makes me feel my best compared to when I was strict vegan.
This is what works for me and is always subject to change depending on my ability to meal prep, my activity levels, stress levels, and how my body is feeling.
There are some days where I may skip all animal products and other days where I intentionally skip a meal all together.
One thing I did want to clear up is the common misconception that “plant-based” is always synonymous with being vegan.
So what does it mean to be plant-based? A (whole food) plant-based diet is rich in plant mater (fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nut, and seeds) while simultaneously minimizing or excluding animal products (meat, eggs, dairy).
What’s so great about a whole food, plant-based diet is that it provides an abundance of fiber, diversity, and beneficial phytochemicals which are found exclusively in plants and are ideal for optimal health.
These bioactive phytochemicals are what give these fruits and vegetables their bright pigment and flavor, and are apart of the plants defense system.
The more phytochemicals we consume, the better our body is able to combat oxidative stress, decrease inflammation, and protect our gut.
One thing that can be agreed upon by all health practitioners is that you can't eat enough vegetables, and we need a lot more of them.
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My personal favorite is the portobella pizza but all of these are great fun options you can make at home. Get crazy with it and add some fun toppings of choice! Info below:⠀
Bell pepper pizza - 1/2 bell pepper, 1/4 cup marinara sauce, 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese + 2 broccoli florets.⠀
Portable pizza - 1/2 Portabella mushroom cap, 1/4 cup marinara sauce, 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese, 2 basil leaves, 1 olive cut into slices.⠀
Zucchini pizza boats - 1/2 zucchini, 1/4 cup marinara sauce, 2 tbsp mixed cheese, 2 cherry tomatoes.⠀
Rice cake pizza - 1 rice cake, 1/4 cup marinara sauce, 2 basil leaves, 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese.⠀
Pita pizza - 1 medium pita, 1/4 cup marinara sauce, 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese, 2 basil leaves + 3 cherry tomatoes.⠀
Pizza pizza - Ordered from the doughroom in Culver City haha Because sometimes you can treat yo self to a damn real pizza.⠀
How to cook the veggie pizzas:⠀
1 - Preheat oven to 350F.⠀
2 - Scoop out the inside of the mushroom, bell pepper or zucchini boat (you can cook the bell pepper or zucchini in oven before adding toppings or add toppings then cook if you don’t need it well done. Mushroom you can add the toppings right away & cook) ⠀
3 - Add 1/4 cup marinara, toppings & cheese⠀
4 - Bake in oven for about 10 minutes then enjoy!⠀
You can bake the pita & rice cake in oven or you can microwave xoxo.