Rainy days and freshly baked protein muffins. Perfect way to refuel the body after a killer double sess workout.
The first recipe of 3 that I created using the @ancientandwildaus collagen that I received from @secretsorganicbox. As I promised in my stories,no worries, I will be posting all of them for you.
1 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup gluten free oats
1/3 cup @ancientandwildaus collagen
1/3 cup LSA meal
1 1/2 cup almond milk
1/3 coconut oil
1 cup frozen berries
Pinch of cinnamon
1 tbsp aluminum free baking powder
In a bowl mix the buckwheat flour, oats, collagen, baking powder and cinnamon. Reserve. Add the almond milk, coconut oil and banana into a blender and process. Combine the wet ingredients in the bowl and mix well, add the frozen berries to the mixture. Scoop the mixture to muffin pans. In a preheated 180C oven bake for 25-30 minutes until browned on top. *Add a little bit of coconut sugar if you would like something sweeter.
➡️ Swipe to the side to see all the ingredients I've used.
I added 1 teaspoon of Schizandra Berry Extract from @superfeast into my recipe.
This afternoon we had our first cooking class at @myfruitologist. What a challenge! Concentrate on making the food, improvising, answering questions (from guests and from our Facebook Live) plus handling the cold and windy weather.
I taught 3 of my favourite recipes; a wrap, Naan Bread and a Pancake. All of them were vegan, gluten-free and wholesome 🖤
I'll be sharing the recipes in my blog tomorrow morning so make sure you check it out.
Ps. Is it just me or you also feel extra nervous when you know you being recorded? It is like, doesn't matter how good you are or how much you know, your brain goes foggy and you miss the words... But, as you know I love challenges and that is just the beginning of many Workshops we've prepared for you! .
With hubby away I'm spending more time cooking and preparing content for you guys 🖤
And I just realized I've never shared here one of my favourite desserts.
It is a nutrient dense combination specially good for those who follows a plant based/vegan diet.
Rich in amino acids, complex B vitamins, calcium and iron and healthy fats. It is also easy to digest and really filling, it is an excellent source of fibre.
Carob is also caffeine-free, good cacao replacement for those who are sensitive to caffeine.
Raw Carob and Tahini Fudge
1 cup carob Powder
3/4 cup unhulled tahini
2 tbsp honey (substitute for maple or rice syrup for vegan option)
2 drops of Wild Orange essential oil or 2tbsp orange zest
Juice of one small orange
Pinch of salt
How to prepare:
In a bowl mix all the ingredients together until well combined. If the dough is to wet add a little bit of almond meal or oats for better consistency. Transfer the content to a tray, use cacao nibs, coconut or almond flakes to decorate. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes. Cut it into squares to serve. .
🎂The happiest 30's to the hottest topless guy on social media 🙈 that I'm lucky to call my husband. I must say @luccas.football you are like wine just getting better and better with age 🍷😆 😅
But that's definitely not the only and best quality of yours. I'm sure what makes all of your friends, family and everyone that knows you admire you for is because You are a beautiful and positive soul that brings a smile to anyone's face when is around; The one who has such a beautiful connection with kids and is able to gain their trust after 5 minutes of contact, and for those who has the opportunity to be coached by you, I'm sure that your passion inspires them to dream big, if not to become a footballer to be a better human being because I know how important it is for you not just to teach them drills and techniques but also share life values.
You are my soulmate, my sunshine, my best travel and gym buddy, the one that I choose to spend the rest of my life with. Thank you for caring for, loving and supporting me in the incredible way that you do.
Have a wonderful day being spoiled by our family and friends. Can't wait for you to come back so we can celebrate together. I'm missing freaking missing you!
Feliz aniversário meu amor!! TAUDAO
Looking for dinner inspiration? Fridays are for pizza 🍕
If you want a gluten free, wholesome, dairy free, vegan, delicious and easy to make pizza base than you should try this recipe. I think you're going to love it.
1 cup coconut yogurt or a thick coconut cream (you can replace for Greek yogurt)
1 cup besan flour
2tbsp LSA meal or tapioca starch
Pinch of salt
Pinch of aluminum free baking powder
How to prepare: Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Mix them well, the consistency of the dough is a bit sticky. Line a baking papper into a pizza pan and use a spatula to spread the dough equally into the pan. Bake in a preheated 180C oven for about 10-15 minutes. Add any toppings of your choice and bake it for extra 10 minutes.
I've modified a recipe that I saw at my clients @healthylifediaries profile to my dieting requirements and love to make this for dinner on Fridays so I can use all my leftovers for toppings 🍆🥕🥦🥗😋
Fun fact. You guys have no idea of how many times I receive the following questions;
1- How much do you weight? 2-Do you count calories?
3-What is your motivation for dieting and exercising? 🍉I have no idea of my weight. I don't weight myself for ages. The important for me is feel confident with what I see at the mirror. We all have different fases in our lifes so our bodies. What really matters for me is being happy and health, when we have a balanced life there is no reason to our bodies to hold back. 🥝 No, I don't count calories/macros, neither weight my food (people has this outdated idea that everyone from the Health Industry follows a restricted regime)
It places a focus on restriction and literally sets up for binge eating rather than health. I say NO to that. I listen to my body, I choose to eat foods that gives it the nourishment it needs to perform, function and feel its best. That brings me health, vitality and happiness in the long term. 🍊I'm commited to my health. The secret to sticking at anything is consistency and positive mindset. That is what you need to form daily habits.
Eating healthy and exercising regularly is a habit to me. That is my lifestyle, it is not an obligation or something that I struggle doing.
I eat mainly whole foods because I like it and they make me feel good and if/when I feel like I'll indulge myself too.
Exercising - I'm the kind of person that feel excited about getting up at 5am in the morning. I've always been an hyperactive person and my body clock naturally wakes me up really early. I exercise 6-7 days per week always in the morning before breakfast, it makes me feel more energised for the rest of the day.
As I've already mentioned a few times, I love challenges, signing up to runs, triathlons and these kind of events is a great way to keep me motivated. I know I exercise more than an average person and I don't want anyone to think that that is the way they have to do. It is important to find what works best for you.
No gym, no problems. I'm always receiving messages asking me to share some workout ideas. So I'm trying to film part of my workouts whilst I'm in Fiji to share as an inspiration to you guys 🤸🏼♀️ Double tap with you want more of this.
🇧🇷 Sempre recebo mensagens pedindo para eu dividir mais dos meus exercícios. No dia a dia fica sempre corrido pra filmar e confesso que morro de vergonha de ficar tirando fotos ou filmando na academia. Estou aproveitando estes dias Fiji para filmar parte dos meus exercícios e dividir aqui como inspiração. Dá pra se exercitar em qualquer lugar.
Curte e comenta aqui se vocês querem mais deste tipo de conteúdo.
If you never heard about adaptogens before, let me explain:
Adaptogens are naturally-occurring substances in plants, herbs and many types of mushrooms that function as regulators in our body.
Works with your body to help you adapt to stressors.
It helps to balance, restore and protect the body. Support healthy energy levels, combat stress and exhaustion, promote hormonal balance, has anti-inflammatory properties, increase mental work capacity, support adrenal, and immune system, 🍄Specifically talking about medicinal mushrooms, which the powders are very trendy at the moment. Numerous studies show that mushrooms are vital, biologically active compounds with significant protective effects and countless healthy benefits.
Each species offer their own unique qualities. You can benefit from the use of medicinal mushrooms by upgrading your coffees, smoothies, adding to your cooking... I'm a huge fan of the @superfeast medicinal mushrooms and adaptogenic blends.
One of my favourite ways to have mushroom powder is by adding the Mason's Mushrooms in my coffee before exercising every morning. Do you want a specific post about that?
NOTE: Each adaptogen has a unique characteristic, a unique application, a unique profile that may make it appropriate or not appropriate for somebody, meaning that I recommend you to consult a professional that can help you to define what works best for you; .
The cooler days make me crave something warm and tasty.
Eating with the seasons including the temperature of your meals matters for optimal digestion.
During winter months our bodies requires more fuel, and warming cooked food.
Time to reduce the raw food consumption. In winter, our body craves for rich food which provides warmth along with nourishment.
We need warming foods to satisfy this craving.
🤔What do you normally crave for during the winter? 🔥My faves "hot" food to eat are: curry spices, cinnamon, oats, good fats (coconut, nuts, avocado, meat), turmeric, ginger, dark chocolate, root vegetables (sweet potato, yam, cassava), squash, pumpkin, Millet, legumes, sesame seeds/ tahini, dried fruits (with moderation), bananas, papaya, pineapple, bone broth, garlic and onion (skip the last two if you do not digest it well)