#54 Daily Inspiration

For a quick meal with 0 meal prep, try tinned bean, lentils, tinned veg such as sweetcorn or peas, mixed with packeted pasta sauce. Serve this medley with heated packeted grains. Its a good idea to keep these tinned/ packeted foods in case you come home tired, anddon’t  want to get a takeaway/ eat unhealthily. Its a good idea to freeze meals such as homemade soups or cottage pie ect. But these take longer to defrost! 

Cakey cereal bars 

First off i’d I would just like to wish everyone a Happy mothers day 🙂 I hope you had a nice time with your loved ones and family. Secondly, its recipe time! Over the next couple of weeks I am going to be travelling about a bit, so decided to come up with a recipe for a snack that is filling but easy to pop in a bag, all ready if I get a bit peckish. The bars are quite dense, but moist enough not to crumble and I have tried out two flavours.

Strawberry and chocolate:

1/2 punnet grated strawberries 

2 handfuls of rasins

2 spoonfuls of coconut oil

1/4 teaspoon baking powder 

200g self raising flour

50g oatmeal

Pear and pumpkin seed:

2 grated pears

2 handfuls of raisins 

2 handfuls of pumpkin seeds

50g oatmeal

200g self raising flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder 

2 spoonfuls of coconut oil

Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix until the mixture is easily rolled into a ball. If the mixture isnt moist enough, add some soya milk. Line a baking tray with coconut oil, then press the mixture into a square shape, an inch in depth. Drizzle with sugar-free syrup then bake for 30 minutes at 180 celsius. Let them cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars. I wrapped my bars in clingfilm then freezed them.  Enjoy!

Stay happy, stay confident.

Abs xox 

Miraculous Mug Cake

Inspiration for today’s recipe is a result of my essay induced snack cravings. I’m sure you have all experienced a sweet tooth craving while you are studing, are relaxing after work or 3 hours in to a movie marathon. Instead of binging out on unhealthy snacks, behold at my yummy warm cake in a mug.

Ingredients:

1 scoop banana protein powder

1 scoop self raising flour

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Enough soya milk to make the mixture stir-able

A handful of chopped dates

Myprotein syrup

Add a some syrup to the bottom of a mug, then add all the other ingredients to the mug and stir to a smooth consistency. Microwave for 2-3 minutes until cooked through. Drizzle syrup on top then enjoy!


Be Confident, be happy

Abs xox

Do I do cardio on leg and arm day? 

Those of you who know me well, will know that I absolutely love cardio! I think its amazing, it gives you time to think, make plans, listen to music, release endorphins, sweat out toxins and keep you healthy all the the same time! However in my gym routine I still make time for leg and bum day, and arm, chest and back day. During these sessions I still make time for some light cardio, not only because cardio is awesome but I find it gives you time to stretch out, refocus and plan the rest of the session or make alterations in your set. That is another thing I would like to mention, my sessions are never set in stone and my sets are always flexible and depend on how i’m feeling that day. Theres no point pushing a muscle group too far and pulling muscles or over exerting yourself! Therefore, on leg and arm day, I do 10 minutes, with interval sprints on the rowing machine to really warm up, and then every few excercises or inbetween the use of the weight machines, I do 3-5 minutes again on the rowing machine and then 5 minutes to cool down at the end, followed by stretching of course! 

I hope I have thoughly answered my question 🙂 please don’t hesitate anyone to ask me more 🙂

Be Confident be happy

Abs xox