♡BOOTYLICIOUS WORKOUT!!

Get that booty in gear and get it toned! Here’s a quick workout which I swear by to maximise and firm my tush!

•50 squats

•20 backward lunge kick (each leg)

•40 star jumps

•40 Donkey kicks (each leg)

•20 sumo squats

•40 clam pose w resistance bands or without (lie on side with your legs bent , keep feet touching eachother and open / shut knees ) FEEL THE BURN & SOLDIER ON !!! MAKE THAT BOOTY GROWN & DONT GIVE UP!!

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Banana Avocado & Chia Seed Pudding

🥑🍌🥑🍌🥑🍌

MY GO TO TASTY FILLING & NUTRITIOUS PUDDING WHICH CAN BE EATEN AT ANY POINT IN THE DAY PRE/POST WORKOUT!!

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Let me just start by saying how quick and simple this is to make you don’t have to make them both together but I think they looks really good together I’ve only ever made the banana avocado smoothie and the chia pudding seperately so combining them is just a match made in heaven!!

I’ve recently made the banana and avo smoothie so I’ll tag that post on here for you.

Right let’s get to it, here’s what you need to create this spring jar of yummyness😋:

  • 1 seethrough cup /jar to see the layers and colours
  • blender
  • measuring cups

For the chia pudding you will need:

  • 50g chia seeds
  • 200ml milk alternative of your choice (I use soya or almond)
  • jug or bowl
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp pure vanilla extract or almond extract

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Mix all together and leave to set for 5-10 minutes you’re going to see the constancy go from watery with seeds in to a thick consistency just be patient and if you want to make more to make the breakfast for the next day then do that now. Leave aside while you make the Vegan Avocado Pudding !

Here is what you need for the 🍌🥑 pudding:

  • 1 🥑 FACT: Full of good essential fat
  • 1🍌 TIP : The more spots they have the more potassium they are and creamier they are
  • 50ml soya milk FACT: no cholesterol and high in protein
  • 1 handful of spinach for added micronutrients, iron & protein

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Add to blender and count for 30 seconds until thick and creamy✅

NEXT

Layer the two together, In the Mason jar & ENJOY 💚

Share with your friends if you enjoy this recipe or if you have any questions email me lorna.staton@yahoo.co.uk

XoXo,

Lorna

 

 

 

 

Bulgur Wheat & Couscous salad

Looking for a filling meal with low calories, packed with protein??… try this zesty Lemon & Garlic infused bulgur wheat with couscous and refreshing salad!

Being vegan you depend on good complex carbohydrates for slow release of energy to keep you going throughout the day. With the bulgur wheat and couscous low in calories, high in protein, fibre and GOOD CARBS this is the prefect lunch which can be infused with anything and switched up all the time as alone, bulgur wheat and couscous can be plain on their own.

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To make this tasty meal here’s what you need:

  • 100g Bulgur wheat and couscous mixed
  • 1/2 lemon juice and zest
  • 1/2 cup of split lentils
  • pinch of Himalayan salt and black pepper
  • sprinkle of paprika
  • 200-300ml boiling water in a pan
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • mixed salad (get creative, I used 1/2 avocado, 1 tomato and Red jalapenos)

Method:

Put the lentils into a deep small pan, cover with 200ml water and add the bulgur wheat and couscous. stir and let it simmer for 10 minutes.

pour some more boiling water in the pan if the grains and pulses start to go a little stodgy as you want them to go light an fluffy as they cook and open up.

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I complimented the couscous with half an avocado with squeezed lime over it and a pinch of paprika, grapes, tomato and red jalapenos.

Enjoy !xo

 

GUILT FREE Vegan Blueberry Waffles

NEW RECIPE ALERT!!!

Want a healthy alternative to your everyday cereal? These vegan waffles are everything but boring ! If you want the recipe keep reading…

Simple to make and taste incredible…💜

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Ps the same batter is used to make the pancake version so don’t worry if you don’t have a waffle maker! The colours are so gorgeous when you lift up that lid of the waffle maker as the berries cook and explode the lovely blue colours start to escape and mix in with the batter.

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What you need:

  • 1 waffle maker or non stick pan/pan w 1 tsp police oil or coconut oil
  • measuring jug /cups
  • whisk

Ingredients:

  • 1cup un-bleached flour
  • 1cup blue berries
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup soya/nut milk
  • 2tsp stevia or any other natural sweetener
  • 1tsp Himalayan pink Salt

combine all ingredients together , it doesn’t matter if the berries burst…

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…pour In to waffle maker or in the centre of the pan and leave to cook for a few minutes then flip & surrrvvvvv😈

I garnished mine with some fruit for added nutrients, you could add maple syrup or Agave and get creative with any toppings you want to use! The next thing I’m going to try is banana peanut butter and dairy free chocolate nibs!

 

ENJOY ! Xo

 

My Go-To Vegan Meals

Enjoy these meals below as much as I do! I love making new meals for myself as love experimenting and seeing what ingredients can be used to make other meals and make it fun!

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Pink porridge one of my favs made with a cup of rolled oats 1 cup of boilin water – depending on how gloopy you want the porridge I add a bit more water. Added Acai powder and a handful of organic frozen strawberries for natural sweetness (add the fruit towards the end once the porridge is cooked as the oats will thaw out the fruit and make it mushy. Garnish with whatever fruit you want here I just used 🍌
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My protein power balls – I’ll attaché the archive for that once I know how to ! They’ll be a few bloggs back but the recipes for two different kinds are there if you know me you know I’m on the go and love a little natural treat to keep me going and full !
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I’ll make the real recipe into a blog ASAP ! If you’ve heard of this ‘yonanas’ machine you drop frozen pieces of fruit into the machine and it come out the bottom as a sorbet which is insane but gets a little annoying as the fact you can’t add the fruit straight from frozen as it’s about about a foot in height, the fruit needs to be a tiny bit thawed then it’s good to go and I just added kiwi around the edges some passions fruit and shredded coconut which is my new topping for EVERYTHING ATM 😂 It looks so professional and gives food that edge of shop bought I think ! You’d pay £6 for a yoghurt style this size so by making it at home you’re saving money and having fun plus the machine was from Costco and cost me about £20 which isn’t bad at all! For this yonana I used mixed berries 1 banana and mango (all from frozen)
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Stir fry made with ‘faux egg noodle pasta’ I found bog standard from Tesco and taste really nice if I do say so my self but I think it’s always down to how your season your food! I added cayenne chillie seeds fresh onion basil coconut oil to cook them in. I added broccoli and green beans for extra nutrients. So simple to make and done in minutes ! Cost about 50p to make all together
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For lunch or dinner I will usually grab a bag of mixed pre washed lettuice leaves with spinach and shredded cabbage or make my own if I’ve got all the ingredientes but I’m about quick yummy food that my body neeeeeds after a hard day ! I sliced up half an 🥑 and tossed in in with the mixed salad leaves . Then, with some cooked pulses and pinto beans the day before and drained them of the water and spooned them on top of the salad with a few cherry tomatoes. Garnished with a few vegan falafel balls which I really should try making my own but these are so yummy packed full of protein and COMPLEX CARBS WHICH ARE GOOOD FOR YOU ! A useful tip to speed up your metabolism is to add chillies where you can do I added green jalapeños to this cheeky number to give me that spice and keep my fat burning levels up but the choice is entirely yours ! As long as it’s plantbased 💪🏼🔥💕
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This doesn’t look like much but it was what I was feeling at that moment in time please be aware that I did not eat all of these meals through the course of a one-day . They are just some simple recipes that I use when I get hungry and they give me all the nutrition I need . Back to the dish I had one sweet potato one parsnip and one carrot boiling in a pan then when they got soft and mash them up after gather and made parsnip carrot and sweet potato mash and then I just boiled some broccoli and green beans and garnished the plate with that and bobs your uncle oh and I just sprinkled a little bit of paprika over the mash that’s what the redness is on top .
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Here is my bery blitz smoothie with chia seeds I made in a bowl separately with 2 tablespoons of water I then poured half the mixture in and laid at the smoothie in the Chia seeds together until there was nothing left. Actually looks really pretty but then it all started sinking. I don’t think the smoothie was thick enough haha 😂 Who cares it was still yum !
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Here is one of my probably most used meals, it was sweet potato falafel with salad, red jalapeños and houmous base , chickpeas chickpeas chickpeas or protein protein protein 🙌🏻😍 I can’t get enough of these wholemeal gluten free wraps from any major supermarket, simple and tasty AF!! I also added some vegan BBQ sauce because I must have been feeling it that day!
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One of my other go to meals is a pot of houmous with vegetable fingers from Birdseye in bread crumbs . Half a red bell pepper for sweetness & 1 parsnip crisps which were more like chips so tasty !! 1 stick of celery in between the vegetable fingers. 220 calories per 4 fingers which is really good as the normal fish fingers which these veggie fingers are made to look like, the fish fingers are portioned as 2 for 220 which is better for the veggies as you get 2 extra plus you’re not harming any fish!! as well as the veggie fingers being 220 calories per 4 they also contain 8 grams of protein 28 grams of carbohydrates.

I hope I have given you a few insights of what it’s like to eat like an active vegan with a few treats here and there you can see I eat consistently and eat what I’m needing not what I’m wanting, I eat with the diet 80/10/10 80% of my diet is carbs 10% is fat and 10% is protein. the one thing I didn’t show on this blog is bucket load of fruit and vegetables I eat in a day as it would simple bore you but is so interesting to me. I’m just about posting interesting recipes because at the end of the day we all know what a banana looks like- or I hope you do!

XoXo,

Lorna

 

 

 

 

🔥FLAT BELLY ‘FIYAH’ SHOT🔥

Get your metabolism fired up with this fire shot created by Lyzabeth Lopez who is The best holistic nutritionist & personal trainer AND MY IDOL! Promise I’m not being bias … if you want to learn how to get that BLOAT FREE FLAT BELLY REMEDY from things found in your cupboard look no further it’s all on this archive !

Simple steps to spice up your life especially your stomach to keep you feeling reguvinated and healthy without the need for expensive detox teas !

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I came across this drink on her diet plan and she’s helped me so much staying on track with my diet although she’s not a vegan, there are so many tips and tricks she uses through food and exercise that I tried once and now I Incorporate them throughout my whole diet and exercise regime …AND THEY WORK !! I’m a true believe in you should trying something at least once – especially if you know or you’ve heard great things about it.

This fire shot isn’t in A shot form you just have to down it in 2-3 big gulps and then it’s done.

You have the freshness from the ginger , zing from the lemon and orange, acidity from the vinegar and the fireyness from the cayenne… so I know you want to know what’s in it and how to make it so read below…

Here’s what you will need: 

a blender

measuring spoons  & 1cup measurer🥄

a juicer for citrus fruits 🍋

chopping board

knife

Ingredients:

– 2tbsp Organic Apple Cidre Vinegar

-1/2 an Orange Squeezed

-1 Whole Lemon Squeezed

-1 cup of cold water

-5-10 grams Tumeric powder or root

-5-10 grams Ginger root or powder if need be (Depending on how spicy you want it add more)

can I just add that Lyza uses a tsp of raw honey but being vegan I can’t have it so I just have the drink without it but I might try agave next time so just okay around with it try it with or without but I just thought I’d let you know !

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METHOD:

Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz for 30 seconds (strong orange/yellow colour) then Bon appetite your fire shot is ready for you to chug straight from the blender if it’s a nutribullet or like one just stick a straw in it so it doesn’t ruin the enamel of your teeth, the straw ensures your teeth are protected and because this shot is high in acidity be sure to drink a good cup full of cold water to help keep your teeth healthy and get rid of that burning sensation from the apple cider vinegar in your throat.

Its safe to drink don’t worry ! I do this now for prevention of colds as the ginger really helps fight infection along with all the other ingredients but depending on how spicy you want your shot add more or less ginger because really going to be the fire starter in your gut! In order to feel the full benefits of this drink I suggest doing it 2-3 times a week take in the morning to keep you burning calories throughout the day and maintaining healthy digestion!

Enjoy and leave me a comment if you try this out !

XoXo,

Lorna

 

 

 

Cacao, Chilli & Coffee Protein Balls

Look no further for your pre/ post workout/ in-between meal snack

VEGAN/ GLUTEN FREE/ DAIRY FREE/ PLANTBASED/ NO BAKE/ NO HARM

 

These cacao chilli and coffee bites are everything you coffee lovers need in your life – I used a bit too much coffee in these but the chilli and chocolate really compliments one another. They’re so rich and yummy, the coffee is great caffeine for that pre workout fuel with the kick of chilli and aroma or the cacao which is inside the balls but around the balls also.

without further a do here is the list of ingredients you’ll need to make these delicious nutrition VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE PROTEIN BALLS!!!

In my last post on the Peanut Butter & Cacao Power Balls I showed you how I make the peanut butter which I also added a little bit of in this mixture & you don’t have to use everything I put in- you could do a mixture of the two and add in something completely different. That’s why I love cooking raw and cooking in general, it’s the whole part of life you try something new and you learn something new, if you stick to what you know you don’t grow.

HERE IS WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • a mixing bowl
  • a baking tray with grease proof paper
  • food processor or good arm stirring skills

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 10 soaked prunes or dates (I don’t like dates so I used prunes after soaking them in hot water for 5-10 minutes I drained them and added them to the manual food processor
  • 1/2 cup of soaked and chopped almonds (same as how I prepped the prunes)
  • 1/4 cup cacao or a different dairy free powdered chocolate solid
  • 2 tbsp agave or any other bee vomit alternative
  • 2 tbsp chai seeds
  • 2 tbsp Cuban coffee granules (I like coffee but I think this a bit too much for standard coffee drinkers but I think if you love coffee then go for it they’re not hard to make.
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter mixture
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cacao, almonds, chai seeds and coffee granules 2 tsp of chilli seeds- same as the coffee if you’re not into spice just use 1tsp
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add the soaked cashews to the food processor or just slice them up on a chopping board finely and add to the mixture.
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soaked prunes chopped in half and add to the mixture
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combine all together and leave to set In the fridge with cling film on top for 1 hour
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roll into inch balls and with a sieve sprinkle cacao all over them and lave in a sealed container to set and there you have a snack for when you get hungry.
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ENJOY ! XoXo

 

Peanut Butter & Cacao Power Balls

Looking for something to snack on in-between meals ?

A pre/post workout snack to feed those muscles?

Something Vegan/ pantbased/ glutenfree/ Dairy free/ HEALTHY AND PACKED WITH 12g OF PROTEIN (based on 1 inch sized balls)

These power balls are exactly what you need ! keep scrolling to see the recipe!

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I made two different kinds as they’re so simple to make and FUN to create -also very messy but that’s all part of the fun when you’re rolling them into balls.

On the next blog will be the Chocolate and Peanut butter bites!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of cacao powder/ Bournville cocoa will do if you don’t have raw cacao
  • 1/4 cup of chai seeds
  • 1/2 pure peanut butter (below I’ve listed how to make the peanut butter with the peanut powder I have)
  • 2 tbsp. honey alternative – I used Agave
  • 1 cup of rolled GF oats
  • 1/4 cup of flax seeds

How to make the Peanut Butter:

  • 2 tbsp peanut powder (mines from Costco)
  • 4 tbsp cold water

Keep stirring together in a bowl- you don’t want it too runny you want a good thick consistency as that’s what the dry ingredients will stick to.

Combine with the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and leave to set with cling film over the top in the fridge for an hour.

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although there is salt here I didn’t use it and I also put out a different type of peanut butter which has added coconut

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this stage is when you leave to set in the fridge- don’t be tempted to eat it ! it smells divine and chocolaty. you can add it all to a food processor but I just used a fork and got a good workout in haha. 
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toppings – I sliced up some pistachios finely and also had coconut shavings in a different bowl. Aren’t pistachios such a gorgeous colour ah I love how they look with the greens and purple colours coming through
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line a baking tray with grease proof paper
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roll about an inch of the mix in your hand – they don’t have to be as neat they don’t even have to be round, you can make protein bars with the same mixture and then cut up when they’re set. my OCD just came out when I was making them
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as you can see I rolled 6 in pistachios 6 in coconut which I think looks super cute and snowy, I left 3 plain for people who like my dad only have a nut allergy which doesn’t include peanuts ??

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you could honestly wrap these up into cute parcels and give them to people- I think they look really expensive and on the next blog for the chilli, coffee and cacao ones (which are the ones covered in cacao powder on a diagonal from the right corner).