I have a new food love in my kitchen – Peanut Hottie
Think a mug of Hot Chocolate but it’s a lush mug of Hot Drinking Peanut Butter
At only 83 Calories per mug it’s a very happy mug 🙂
Loving this Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet from The Body Shop at the moment.
Helps mattify your skin (so it doesn’t get oily) I keep this in my fridge and put it on first thing after I have washed my face.
The coolness especially in this heat is amazing.
Vitamin E can speed up cell regeneration, which can create an anti- ageing effect, making skin look younger. Brilliant to help prevent sun damage, acne, scars and wrinkles.
Love this latest addition to The Vitamin E Range from The Body Shop.
Malt Loaf – I love this. Rich, dark, sticky and filling. My PT recommended Malt Loaf as a good way to get some carbs in whilst keeping the fat down.
I bought some from the shop and smiled as it brought back childhood memories of my Mums healthy lunch boxes.
The shop bought was good but a bit “claggy” in that it stuck to my teeth and roof of my mouth. So resolved to make my own and here it is. This has gone down a storm with my neighbours, friends and clients.
This recipe requires a little prep the night before you cook.
This loaf makes 10 thick slices
Macros per 100g:
Calories 213, Fat 1.48g, Carbs 44.65g, Fiber 1.11g and Protein 4.56g
You will need:
Do this night before you make loaf
Measure out your boiling water in jug
Add teabag and make strong team
Add 1 Tbsp of the malt extract to hot tea and stir in
Add raisins and sultanas
Stir in and leave overnight to soak (or at least 8 hours)
Add sugar, treacle and rest of the malt extract to the soaked fruit and tea.
Mix in well
Beat in your eggs
Add your flours and bicarbonate of soda
Mix in until well combined
and looks like this
Pour malt loaf batter into prepared loaf tin
Pop it on middle shelf of pre heated oven
Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes – 1 hour 15 minutes until risen and skewer comes out clean in test
Leave the malt loaf to cool in tin on a cooling rack
Once cool, turn out, serve and enjoy
This keeps well in an airtight container
I love the flavours of Morocco. This Bean Tagine is a wonderful thing as a side dish or a main dish and is a fabulous source of carbs.
Butter beans and canellini beans are my choice for this bean tagine.
It has a lovely kick to it too.
Macros per serving:
Calories 208, Fat 6.3g, Carbs 29.4g, Fiber 3.7g and Protein 8g
You will need:
Cut your chilli, garlic cloves and onions up
Add to your saucepan with olive oil and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes until softened
Add your harissa paste and sugar.
Mix in well and cook for another 2 minutes
Drain and rinse your beans
Add your beans and tomatoes to your saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes
Chop up your herbs
Once your tagine has cooked for 20 minutes add chopped herbs
Stir in well
Simmer for a further 10 minutes
Serve up and enjoy
I had mine with roast chicken and salad to up the protein but this goes well with rice, flatbreads etc
This keeps well in an airtight container in the fridge
I may not be the strongest, I may not be the fastest, but I’ll be damned if I am not trying my hardest.
One of the reasons I love weight training is I am only in competition with myself. Each week I strive to improve whether it be weights or reps. Little by little. Inch by Inch. Striving to improve 🙂
Not pretty but here I am scoring a PB in Glute Back Bridges 82.5Kgs 4 Sets 10 Reps
Strawberry, Lime and Mint Cheesecake – a gluten free and low fat joy at only 251 calories per slice
The strawberry, lime and mint works in a cheesecake for me and is like a summer cocktail in it’s flavours but if you are not to sure just leave out the mint
This serves 12
Macros per slice:
Calories 251, Fat 9.6g, Carbs 32.4g, Fiber 1.6g and Protein 11.3g
Ingredients for the base:
Ingredients for cheesecake mix:
You will need:
Melt your butter and golden syrup in your saucepan
Add your oats and mix until well combined
Pop your oat mixture onto the base of your cake tin
Smooth across until evenly coated
Pop in oven on the middle shelf and bake for 20 -25 minutes until golden
When it looks like this remove from oven and allow to cool
Add your 0% Fat Total Greek Yoghurt, Philadelphia Lightest and sugar to your mixing bowl and whisk together
Zest your limes into bowl and mix
Squeeze your lime juice
Add to blender, lime juice, hulled strawberries and mint leaves and blitz until smooth
Add the strawberry, lime and mint mix to the mixing bowl and whisk until well combined
Add the mix to your cake tin.
Cover in Clingfilm and pop in freezer
This will need 2 – 3 hours in freezer before you can serve.
Keep in the freezer and remove 10 -15 minutes before you want to take a slice.
A question I am often asked is how do I have smooth skin on my hands and lift?
I do take care of them as no one wants a massage that feels like it’s being done with sandpaper 🙂
My 3 musts that work for me are: