All posts filed under: Pre & post workout meals

Buddah Bowl

‘Mother Nature isn’t immortal. She’s screaming for your affection. Your respect. Beautiful, yet so fragile, she’s crying. Hug her. Please, hug her gently. She’s beautiful, but for how long.’ ___________________________________________________ Linda Since I’ve been feeling slightly under the weather today (don’t know why!?) I felt like having a big bowl of goodness for dinner. A rainbow bowl. Deliciously filling, and deliciously nutrient dense. I’m feeling better already after enjoying this lovely, nourishing buddha bowl. At least I’m trying to convince myself of that. It will most likely be an early night. Anyway, promise you’ll make this beautiful bowl. If only cause the tahini-dressing goes very well with the veggies. Dix points. Nourishing Buddah Bowl Ingredients: (the amount depends on how many you’re feeding) Sweet potato Pumpkin Broccoli Quinoa Mushrooms Bok choy Cherry tomatoes Garlic Black & white sesame seeds Himalaya salt & pepper Chili Instructions: Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Chop the sweet potato into chunks and cook until soft. Chop the vegetables, mushrooms and garlic. In a frying pan fry the …

Nourish bowl

”Eating well is a form of self-respect.”   Hope you all have a lovely Sunday. I’m all about that glow food; #eatforbeauty. These kinds of bowls are so easy to make. Just choose whatever fresh vegetables, healthy carbs, berries, nuts/seeds and spices you have at home and mix together into a nourishing bowl. They come very handy on those days when you have left-overs. Like today my fridge was filled with cooked quinoa and sweet potato (I always seem to prepare for a whole family when I cook…) ”…strawberries, coriander, sweet potato, crunchy pumpkin seeds. Yum!” This beautiful bowl is filled with all my favourites, such as quinoa, sweet potato, baby spinach, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, strawberries, fresh coriander and a dash of apple cider vinegar seasoned with turmeric, cayenne pepper and chili (hot stuff!). I love the mixture of different flavours – strawberries, coriander, sweet potato, crunchy pumpkin seeds. Yum! Somehow I prefer eating my food from a bowl, I find it very comforting. I’m most definitely making more of these bowls – quick, healthy …

Post workout smoothie

Raw cacao + Maca = A perfect match This chocolate protein smoothie is my favourite at the moment. There’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of chocolate and this beauty satisfies my sweet tooth. Sipping on this delicious smoothie makes the day a little better. And yes, the perfect recovery for my tired muscles post leg session. I used a vegan protein blend that I bought from a health food store here in Budapest (rice & pea protein with raw cacao and Maca). But you can of course just as well use raw cacao powder and Maca powder. Benefits of Maca root; Maca has a positive effect on hormone balance and energy levels. The root is well known to help with hormone balance that often contributes to improving the symptoms of PMS and Menopause. Historically it has been considered a very potent aphrodisiac and a traditional fertility secret of populations living in the Andes. Maca has a relatively high amount of absorbable plant-based nutrients, including protein, fiber, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Zink, Iron, Selenium and Magnesium, …

Favourite Pre & Post Workout meals

In order to get the most out of your workout and for maximizing post workout recovery it’s crucial that you fuel your body both before and after your workout. Choose healthy foods that provide the body with vital energy; high quality proteins, complex carbs, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Always grab something directly after your workout and eat a nutritious and balanced meal (lunch or dinner) within 1-2 hours post workout. Below you’ll find a few of my favourite snacks. The snacks below are, as a matter of fact, suitable either before or after a workout. Pre workout snacks Rice cake + almond butter + half a banana sliced on top Peanut butter + one apple Homemade trail mix with unsalted cashew nuts, almonds, pecan nuts, goji berries, dried cranberries, dried apricots and coconut flakes Medjool dates + almond butter Home made Blueberry Flap jacks Green Smoothie Post workout snacks Chocolate protein smoothie Rice cake + almond butter + half a banana sliced on top (Simply because it’s so delicious) Acai bowl with granola (If I …

Post-workout smoothie

Enjoy this delicious chocolate protein smoothie after a sweaty morning run, yoga or gym session.   It will fuel your body and provide you with well needed energy – the pea protein will make you feel fuller for longer. It’s thick, creamy and oh so tasty. A tip: Use frozen bananas and plenty of ice in your smoothies – it will make your smoothie even thicker, creamy and ice cold. Almost like a milkshake. A healthy milkshake that is 😉   Post-workout smoothie Chocolate Protein Smoothie Ingredients: 1 frozen banana 1 tbsp raw cacao powder 1 tbsp almond butter 1-2 dl almond milk/rice milk 1 scoop of pea protein 1 scoop of glutamine A hint of vanilla powder + Plenty of ice Instructions: Place all ingredients in your blender and mix for a couple of minutes. If you put more ice and less milk it’s going to be really fluffy and thick. So, so delish! Pour into a smoothie jar and enjoy. Glutamine is an amino acid found in your muscles. It’s one of the …

Post workout snack

Efter träningen är det viktigt att fylla på energidepåerna. Vad passar då bättre än riskakor med mandelsmör och banan? En ljuvlig smakkombination som är lätt beroendeframkallande. Toppa med rå kakao nibbs  och kokosflingor. Ett par dadlar till, och du kommer stå dig ett bra tag! Mandelsmör kan man med fördel göra själv. Genom att mixa mandlar i en matberedare och eventuellt tillsätta lite kokosolja, honung och salt. Enklare kan det väl inte bli! Är du lite lat, såsom jag kan vara ibland, och väljer att köpa från affären så se till att smöret inte innehåller en massa tillsatser och socker. Kung Markattas mandelsmör som endast består av rostade mandlar är min favorit. En vacker dag ska jag nog prova på att göra mitt egna smör, men tills dess köper jag gärna den.