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Archive for September 2016

Goodnight, sleep tight

After having children I’ve come to understand why sleep deprivation is used as a torture technique. I’m horrible without enough sleep! Fortunately, I generally sleep very well.   If you struggle to get a good night’s rest, here are a few foods you might want to avoid: Dark Chocolate Whilst dark chocolate is a better option…

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Cinnamon and oat bliss balls

If you like a cinnamon hit, you’ll love these little goodies: The oats and peanut butter hike up the protein hit and provide a fibre boost too. 3/4 cup oats 1/2 cup almond meal 1/4 cup protein powder 1 tbs cinnamon 1/4 cup honey / rice malt syrup 1/4 cup peanut butter (I prefer sugar…

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Power brekkie bliss balls

These delicious little balls of goodness are super easy and quick to make (I made my first batch at 5.15am to treat my fabulous 6am group). The oats provide fibre and protein as does the nut butter. 2/3 cup desiccated coconut 1 cup oats 1/2 cup nut butter (I used salt and sugar free crunchy…

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No bake nut free muesli slice

I found this delicious recipe at Well Nourished. My kids LOVE it and it’s so easy to make Why are they so healthy? Oats are a nourishing, high fibre, nerve supporting food. The seeds and coconut provide good fats, protein, and energy (of the slow release kind). The cinnamon further stabilises blood sugars. If you…

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Quinoa Cups

Many of you will have tried these quinoa cups which I brought to class during the month of GoForFit birthday celebrations. As promised, here is the recipe: 3/4 cup quinoa 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 2 whole eggs 3 egg whites 1 cup spinach (fresh or frozen) 1 cup grated cheese 1/2 cup cooked bacon…

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How to modify Plank

You are in your favourite exercise class, the instructor tells you to get into plank position.  You know that you have pelvic floor dysfunction or risk of dysfunction or it makes you feel like you need to go to the bathroom. What do you do? Don’t feel obliged to do all the exercises that the…

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