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Kitchen Fun. . .Banana and Oats cookies

Good afternoon Poutlings,

I trust you are all doing well, had a great weekend and loving the rain 🙂

So I have a few Beauty product posts I’d like to share with you all but thought i’d slip in another kitchen one seeing as the last one was beauty related.

I got to make my very healthy and Fit Viking Banana and Oats cookies last week,

He loved them so much that it is now a daily thing and he has them as snacks between meals,

So if you would like to try them, Keep reading 🙂

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Ingredients:

2 x Large Banana’s

1 cup of Oats

1 1/2 cup of Whey Protein  (optional, I added Cinnamon pancake for flavor and that extra bit of protein which is perfect to take to gym or snack on before, during or after)

You can also add Almonds, peanuts, raisins and all kinds of things you enjoy, I stuck to the simple one due to a strict diet 🙂

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 175°C

2. Mash the Bananas in a large bowl, add the oats and whichever mix-ins you’d like, I added the Whey Protein.

3. Using your hands or an ice cream spoon, Make little round balls and place them on either a greased pan or a pan covered with parchment paper, You can either flatten them or keep them round, I did however flatten them by pressing them down with a spoon as it’s easier to eat then.

4. Bake for 12 to 15 Minutes

5. Enjoy

This is such an incredibly quick, easy, healthy and delicious snack, Please let me know if you’ve tried them, what you’ve added and how you liked them 🙂

Source: Delicous, Easy, Fast & Healthy Recipes for Cooks at Home

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Happy Pouting.

Lady_HellFire

XOX

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Snack It!!!!!

Heya Poutlings!!

I trust the first month of 2013 is treating you well, if not…. well the future is in your hands so make it work for you!

As for the common persons new years resolutions, if you had any I hope you’ve stuck to them and if being more healthy and fit was one of them, I have a few healthy snacks to help you get through the day.

Eating healthy shouldnt need to be a chore, these snacks can be made in just 5min.

RICE CAKE STACK

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– Spread a tablespoon of natural peanut butter on a rice cake, then add some sliced or mashed banana on top of that before adding the second rice cake on top.

– This is ideal as it is a high-energy snack that is packed full of potassium, fibre and healthy fats. Peanuts are also full of essential nutrients, such as protein, vitamin E, folic acid, niacin, B6, folate and thiamin.

– The fibre in bananas not only keeps digestion regular, but also helps maintain low blood sugar and curbs overeating.

NUKED SWEET POTATO

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– Prick the skin of a medium-sized sweet potato (300 grm) with a fork in a few places. Place it on a plate and microwave at full power for about five minutes. Once cooked through cut the sweet potato open and sprinkle it with cinnamon and a sprinkle of brown sugar, honey or a sweetener.

– Sweet potato contain beta-carotene, a phytochemical used to make vitamin A, as well as loads of vitamin C to boost your immune system.

– Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies. Homocysteine has been linked with degenerative diseases, including the prevention of heart attacks.

CARROT, CREAM CHEESE & RAISIN BITES

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– Spread some fat-free cream cheese onto a whole-wheat tortilla. Add some grated carrot and raisins before rolling it up and slicing into 10 ubite-size pieces.

– The sweetness of the carrots and raisins make it taste like a treat, without the guilt. Carrots are also rich in betacarotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver, while raisins are a good source of fibre, calcium and healthy sugar energy.

– The potassium and magnesium contents of raisins help reduce acidity (an abnormal metabolic condition known as acidosis) and remove toxins from the body, which may cause diseases such as arthritis, gout, kidney stones and heart disease.

BILTONG WRAP

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– Fill half of a whole-wheat tortilla with lean slices of biltong, sliced tomato, lettuce and a small wedge of avacodo. As all the ingredients are served cold so you can prepare and eat this snack in under 5 minutes.

– The meal provides the ideal mix of fibre, protein, and heart-healthy fat.

– Biltong is a high protein and low-fat snack. Because biltong has been dried and cured, it is light to carry yet contains a power pack of valuable nutrition, making it ideal to take everywhere.

So Poutlings, instead of that dreadful chocolate, or a packet of chips, try these delicious snacks.
Keep it healthy.
XoXo Megs

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FIGHTING THAT UPPER ARM FLAB!

Good afternoon my lovely Pouters* 🙂

Being in the modelling industry I have to watch how my body transforms after the festive season, and keep it in shape before things get too out of hand, so that I can keep booking jobs of course..

After all the lovely indulging I’ve been doing these past couple of months, I have noticed a little bit of a wobble on my upper arms at the bottom, and have decided to do something about it.. so here’s a few basic steps on how to firm up those upper arms.

These easy exercises will tone your biceps and triceps, tightening up the flab, and give your arms a toned, youthful appearance.

Start with your arms extended out to both sides, fingertips pointing upwards. Feel that wonderful stretch that goes from your fingertips to your shoulders? Hold that position for 10 seconds, then flex your hands with fingertips pointing down at the floor, hold that position for 10 seconds also. Repeat this two more times to get your muscles warmed up.

Next, with fingertips pointing upwards, make small, deliberate up and down motions with your arms. The movement should be about 12-18 inches, do not go all the way down to your side or over you your head with this movement. Repeat this 10 times, then point your fingertips downward and repeat the process.

When you have competed the up and down set, with arms still extended and fingertips pointed upwards, make small, deliberate circles with your arms. First clockwise for 10 reps, then counter clockwise for another 10 reps. Repeat the process with fingertips pointed downwards.

With arms still extended and fingertips up, act as though your are pushing a wall away from you on side. Bring hands in near the sides of your shoulders and deliberately push out to each side. Repeat this 10 times, with fingertips up only.

Next, you will act as though you pushing something off the top of your head. Bring your outstretched arms up over your head, fingers flexed, bring arms down to the tops of your shoulders and deliberately push straight up. Repeat 10 times.

By now, you will be feeling a little burn and weakness in your arms, this is a good thing, you are doing the exercise correctly. Let your arms rest for 10 seconds at any time during this routine.

Now lean slightly forward and bring your arms to your sides with elbows bent. Keeping your upper arm close to your body, and your hands flexed, push backwards for 10 reps.

You want to work your way up to doing three sets of 10 of each movement. For faster results, you can do this while holding small hand weights, the key is building the surrounding arm muscles up to take up the slack skin.

It doesn’t get any easier than that!

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FITNESS MAGAZINE

FITNESS MAGAZINE!

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Being a fitness fanatic, I am completely in love with FITNESS MAGAZINE !

Never have I come across a magazine so informative and interesting, I have been buying and reading this magazine religiously for over 2 years now, never once have I been disappointed in it.

Being from South Africa, a lot of our fitness magazines were imported from overseas, which I didn’t bother buying due to the fact that if there were recipes or anything in them, I wouldn’t find half the ingredients or clothing and supplements they had for sale or advertised in the magazine.

Having fallen in love with FITNESS MAGAZINE SOUTH AFRICA I would highly recommended this magazine to any fitness fanatic, or those starting off new in the gym or fitness and health lifestyle.

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Fitness magazine is very comprehensive, they have articles for beginners and advanced fitness freaks (like me), they have articles for the pregnant fairy’s, articles on health and training, success stories, and fat loss articles.

Ladies take advantage! Best magazine to buy, so educational and articles are always a pleasure to read. Awesome fitness clothes advertised along with nutritional supplements from leading brands.

Fitness magazine is available in your leading stores, like CNA and Dis-Chem or even better get a subscription and have it delivered to you, even better get a Digital Copy.

Fitness Magazine is well priced and well worth it! SO what you waiting for ladies, go grab one and get fit!

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XoXo

Megs

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ABSsolutely Fabulous!

Now Ladies we all want a super models body yet we have to remember we all have different body types, shapes and sizes!

So Poutlings here are some amazing AB workouts!

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These are some of my favourite ab workouts! Training abs is one of my favourite body parts to train! Sharing my secrets is always a pleasure!

Remember with ab workouts, a lot of hard work is required, they are a large muscle group so doing 10min abs won’t help get that six pack or a washboard stomach!

AB Workout 1: Leg Raises

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A simple exercise, but one which you must be careful with. Remember to never put strain on your back or neck during any ab workout.

For leg raises, you simply climb on the machine and raise your legs, if you a beginner start off with bent knees and once you feel strong enough raise your legs straight up with knees straight.

Stand on the chair and grip handholds to stabilize your upper body.
Press your back against the pad and contract the abs to raise the legs and lift knees towards your chest.
Don’t arch the back or swing the legs up.
Slowly lower back down and repeat for 1-5 sets of 12-16 reps.

AB Workout 2: Incline sit ups

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This is yet another simple exercise, remember to keep your back straight and not to put strain on your neck.

Sit on the chair, with legs under supportive grips.
Hands behind head, raise your chest towards your knees.
Slowly lower back down and repeat for 1-5 sets of 12-16 reps.

AB Workout 3: Kettlebell Side Crunch

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This exercise can be done using either kettlebells or dumbells, I personally prefer the Kettlebell.

Standing with feet shoulder width apart, a Kettlebell in each hand.
Bend side to side, making sure you can feel the stretch in your sides.
Slowly go down and back up on each side and repeat for 1-5 sets of 12-16 reps.

AB Workout 4: Rope Crunch

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You need a lot of strength for this exercise, focus on your abs thought the whole movement.

Kneeling straight up with rope behind you.
Slowly bend forward, focusing on abs and slowly go back up.
Repeat for 1-5 sets of 12-16 reps.

AB Workout 5: Lying Leg Raise

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This exercise work wonders ladies.
Keep your back straight and neck relaxed.

Start lying flat on the floor, you may hold onto a machine with your arms to give you some support.
Raise your legs up, make sure they straight, lifting your bum off the bench or floor once legs have been fully straightened.

So Poutlings, work hard and push through. Do ab workouts for no less than half an hour and watch what you eat, or results will take time.

XoXo
Megs 🙂

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