Lemony Pancakes

When it comes to sweet and desserts I always go for Lemon!

Can not resist a Lemon tart or Lemon Drizzle Cake.

This Lemon pancakes with added blueberries (if you like) are the ultimate indulgent breakfast!

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So here it is the recipe!

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • lemon zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp baking powder

 

  1. Mix the flour with lemon zest
  2. Beat the egg white until fluffy
  3. Add the milk, lemon juice and whole egg to the flour.
  4. Add baking powder and mix well before adding the egg white.
  5. Gently fold the egg white into the batter.
  6. Let it rest for 10 minutes
  7. Add about 1 1/2 tbsp of batter to a pan ( I add some blueberries at this point), once you can see some bubbles, flip it!

 

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I love to eat them just with a drizzle of honey!

Please let me know what you think and share your photos on instagram! I love to see them!

Love,

Laura xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What I eat in a day

The question I get asked more often… “What do you eat?”

I simply pick wholefoods, the less processed possible and refined sugar free. Simples!

Just please do not copy my diet or any other diet. I am posting this for inspiration and information only πŸ™‚

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My breakfast is pretty much out there! My instagram is basically just breakfast photos. So not secret there…

So let’s break it down my usual day, working a 9:30am – 5:30pm shift.

8:00 am

Most common breakfast is Zoats (porridge and courgette) usually topped with nut butters, fruit, chocolate, protein bars, etc. Depending on my mood on that day.

11:30 am

Snacking on 2 rice cakes with any nut butter (cashew, peanut, almond…)

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1/1:30 pm

Lunch is usually protein, vegetables and good carbs.

An example is this Chicken Fajitas. Grilled chicken and Peppers, spinach, cottage cheese with chive and seeded tortillas.

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4:30 pm

Time for more snacking…

Usually greek yogurt with maple syrup and blueberries, or greek yogurt mixed with protein powder. Yummm!

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7:00 pm

Workout time where I drink my BCAA’s that I love and a protein shake afterwards.

9:00 pm

Dinner time!

Usually just a big bowl of soup! Because it is quick and easy to make batches for the week and is also very near to bedtime πŸ™‚

But sometimes I experiment with something else when I am bored of soup ahah.

An example is this Sweet Potato Turkey cottage pie!

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10:00 pm Bed time!

I do not count calories or macros, I try to have a balanced diet by eating loads of colours and wholesome food! Basically staying away of refined sugar and processed foods. Is that simple!

I am very disciplined during the week, on the other hand on weekends I do let my hair down and I have a more flexible diet.

It works for me, you just need to find what works for you and makes your body and mind happy!

Any questions you have please feel free to send me a message.

Love,

Laura xx

 

 

 

 

Protein Brownies

Vegan, Gluten, dairy and refined sugar free!
If you have a sweet tooth and always need a snack nearby than this is for you!

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I always struggle if I don’t have something to snack on. I end up eating crap if I fail to prepare all my meals and snacks.

This brownies are absolutely gooey heaven, perfect texture and not sickening at all πŸ˜‰

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 8-10 pitted dates
  • 2 sachets MissFitsNutrition Chocolate (MANGOANDBLISS20 FOR 20% discount) (REPLACE with 2 cups flour if you do not want or have chocolate protein)
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 coconut oil
  • 1/4 maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Β Peel and steam the sweet potatoes until soft.
  2. Add sweet potato and dates to a blender/food processor. Blend until creamy.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients into a bowl.
  4. Add the sweet potato mixture to the bowl and stir well.
  5. Transfer mixture into a rectangular baking dish and bake for 30 minutes under 160C (fan)
Allow it to cool before cutting it…. very important! (do not skip this step, believe!)
And indulge…. !

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Hope you enjoy them!
Laura xx

Rich Cacao Baked Oats

Gooey on the outside, melting soft inside, swirl of almond butter and cacao sauce drizzle. Have I got your attention yet? πŸ™‚

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Easy peasy recipe. Cause I only do easy!

  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 1 cup of any milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

 

  1. Pour on an individual baking tray and make some almond butter swirls on top.
  2. Bake for 20 min under 200C
  3. Drizzle some cacao sauce, top with berries, banana, you pick! πŸ™‚

 

Check this serious food porn! Hope you enjoy it!

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Fresh Tomato & Avocado Spaghetti

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I like to plan all my meals for the week, order everything online that I need to make those meals and there is zero waste!

And I only do easy quick meals! Do not want to spend my whole Sunday cooking right?

So there you go:

Makes 4 (big) portions

  • 1 pack of spaghetti (500g)
  • 2 packs of vine tomatoes
  • 4 avocados
  • 1 artichoke (already cooked preferably)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Handful of fresh basil
  • Mixed herbs, salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar.

 

  1. Cook spaghetti for about 3-5minutes until it’s ‘al dente’, drain and put under cold water straight away.
  2. Chop basil and garlic in very tiny pieces
  3. Cut tomatoes in quarters and mix in with garlic, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and mixed herbs.
  4. Chop the artichoke and add to tomato mixture.
  5. Drizzle some olive oil over the spaghetti and stir well. Divide spaghetti equally over 4 Tupperware.
  6. Top with tomato and artichoke mixture.
  7. Peel and chop 1 avocado for each portion on the day.

Usually I don’t prepare the avocado in advance as we all know it gets dark very quickly.

 

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Hope you will enjoy this meal as much as me and boyfriend have! πŸ™‚

This one will go to our favourite meals’s list! (We definitely need to make one ahah)

 

Love,

Laura xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Peasy Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

They are soooo fluffyyyyy I am gonna die!!

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So Veganuary it has been a success so far, 21 days! That is what it takes to create an habit right? πŸ™‚

I made this fluffy pancakes on 2nd of January and omg, I am pretty sure I will be doing this again and again. So much ticker and fluffier than my usual pancake recipe.

And you won’t believe how simple it is!

  • 1 cup Alpro coconut milk (or any other)
  • 1 cup flour (I use normal baking flour)
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
  2. Whisk away! ( I like to use a whisk to mix so it doesn’t get overmixed and too liquid) Check for bubbles than it is perfect.
  3. Leave it to stand for 10 minutes
  4. Pour a tiny bit of coconut oil in a pan and about 1-2 tbsp of batter. When starts bubbling is ready to flip!

Seriously could eat this every morning.

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Let me know if you tried it and all your suggestions are welcome!

Love,

Laura

xx

 

 

2017 – New Year, Better me. And you.

New Year, New me?

Not new me, but a better version of me!

Everyone is super motivated and excited when a new year begins but usually by February all that goes away.

Make sure you set REALISTIC GOALS. Too many changes at once might set you to fail. Stop smoking, read more, eat healthy, cut sugar, cut processed foods, start running, go to gym 6 days a week, might be a bit overwhelming! Believe me, I have been there.

Set a couple of goals and slowly insert a couple more later on. Let’s think of our year as a few blocks of 8-12 weeks.

I have failed year after year setting way too many goals and giving up after 2 months. Last year I have started slowly, doing BBG resistance workouts x 3 a week, and then inserting cardio by 1-2 x week during January.

Slowly cutting sugar and processed foods the next month, eating more vegetables and drinking more water.

Eventually it will all turn part of your routine.
Do not overthink, and most importantly, do NOT BEAT YOURSELF up if you fail one day. Make the next day a better one!
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Now that fitness is finally part of my routine (only took 17 years) I can work on improving!

  • Work on my self-confidence! MOST IMPORTANT THING!

Talking in public is just scary, you never see me talking on snapchat or instastories, I never think my posts are good enough and I get really down if I lose followers ( I know it is crazy! but I am working on it).

Love myself more! With all my flaws and believe I CAN!

  • Get into weight training
So need to sign up to a gym first!

As much as I love BBG, I don’t feel that challenges me that much anymore. Was great to kickstart this journey, to lose body fat and tone a little. But now I want something more challenging! So need to start lifting heavier!Β Will keep doing BBG when I can though!!

Who knows maybe a Bikini Competition on the line? (wink* wink* Indie @youleanmeup)

  • Vegan in January and maybe reduce massively animal products intake in my diet throughout the year. Going well so far.
  • Be more organised (this is a tough one for me!)
Let’s make 2017 a great one! Smash it together and improve ourselves! I am here for you and always reach out if you need motivation.
Now tell me, what is your new year’s goals??