For yesterday’s dinner I made a wok of chicken, carrots, sugar peas, red onion, garlic, red pepper, broccoli and black beans topped with soy sauce(gluten free), paprika powder, chili powder, black pepper and some freshly pressed lemon. Served with rice.
-> Put the rice to boil (follow the instructions on your rice package). Then just chop all the vegatables and the chicken. Fry the chicken until all white, add the vegetables and let fry on medium-high/high heat for about 5-7 minutes. Add the spices, soy sauce & lemon and leave in the pan for another 3-5 minutes. Serve with the rice. Easy, quick & healthy!
Here is another protein smoothie favorite I just tried and it tasted like summer! I just love raspberries and trying to find out so many different recipes as possible to use it in. Raspberries are also very nutritious in many ways. For example, raspberries are rich in fiber and antioxidants and support heart health with very few calories (about 50 calories/cup).
The few ingredients I used were:
-> just mix it all in a mixer and pour the blueberry syrup on top and enjoy!
Since raspberry and chocolate is like the best combination ever, I tried to make a healthy smoothie with those flavors. It ended up really well and was just as easy as any smoothie! Will definitely do it again soon! Here are the ingredients:
->Then you just mix it all in a mixer and enjoy! I like my smoothies pretty thin, but if you like creamier/thicker smoothies you can add 1 dl of quark or greek yoghurt. I might also add half a banana next time I make it to try if it gets even better!
Finally I tried Fitnessguru OnePancake mix, so easy and good! You just mix the powder with water or milk (I used almond milk) and then fry them in coconut oil in a medium-hot pan.
I topped my pancakes with mixed berries, cottage cheese and some raw honey.
Some of the benefits of this pancake mix are:
- Easy and quick to prepare
- High protein content (from whey, casein & egg white)
- Easy to vary at different times (adding flavors, vary toppings etc.)
- Long shelf life with pancakes always available
More benefits and information on directions and ingredients are found on Fitnessguru’s website!
Picture taken by my amazing friend Mia (her picture looked way nicer than mine)
I literally studied all day yesterday for my finance exam today, and I’m glad I did because the exam felt good! Hopefully it went as good as it felt! So today after the exam I just decided to take time off from everything, no studying, no workout and nothing that I “have” to do.
It is important to take some time off both for your mind and body sometimes without feeling bad or quilty about it! Instead I’m just checking out my favorite blogs, will probably order something online from Nike since I have spend a lot of time adding nice new stuff to the shopping cart. Also, I might do my nails and taking care of my body a little extra, which I usually don’t really have time for.
When I opened up my email a few minutes ago I saw an email from coach saying that I have been chosen randomly to do a drug test tomorrow morning at 6.15… It’s the first time in my almost 4 years here that I have been selected so I should not complain. But I don’t like the procedure of having someone watching me while I pee in a cup… It’s just not comfortable at all, but that’s the life of an college athlete haha
Today’s snack before the exam: a aloe Vera drink and natural quark with raspberries, blueberries, orange topped with the raw pumpkin and almond mix from Fitsnack!
Even though I’ve been sitting inside all day studying for my exam tomorrow this sunny weather makes me happy and excited for spring! This weather also makes me want to wear more colorful and bright clothes, especially my workout clothes.
So before I went to do my rehab exercises & stretches this afternoon I put on my brightest Nike gear and drank Fitnessguru OneAmino Pear, which gave me even more spring feelings & positive energy with the fresh pear taste (it’s my favorite amino acid flavor I have tried so far). I wrote a blog post about the OneAmino HERE if you want to read about it.
Since I’m such a big fan of different homemade granolas, I had to try a new recipe. I went of my old granola recipe (you can find it HERE) and just added some Fitnessguru OneWhey French Vanilla protein powder for extra protein, a little chopped ginger (really small pieces) for an extra health boost and then some more melted coconut oil to make it crunchier!
Here is the recipe:
5-6 dl gluten free oats
2 dl chopped nuts (I take what I have home, this time I had almonds, walnuts and cashews)
1.5 dl pumpkin seeds
2 dl sunflower seeds
1 dl flax seeds
1 dl sesame seeds
0.5 dl raw honey
0.5 dl water
0.5 dl melted coconut oil
0.5 dl Fitnessguru OneWhey French Vanilla protein powder
cinnamon and ginger
->Mix everything well and then put on baking paper on a baking tray (here I usually pour some extra honey on top to get more crunchy pieces) and leave in the oven for about 20 min on 175-200 degrees C. Open the oven and stir after 10 minutes. It should get a light brown color and not be wet when you take it out Let it cool down before you dig in!