Health Foods: Why you should eat more Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is one of my favourite spices, and it just so happens that it’s extremely healthy for you. Cinnamon is derived from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum and is nutrient dense with little calories.

Some herbs and spices, including cinnamon, are so rich in antioxidants that just a small pinch can double your antioxidant intake for one meal. Cinnamon is also one of the cheapest source antioxidants you can buy, and is widely available in most supermarkets. It’s definitely one spice that every one should have in their kitchen.  Continue reading

Quick 21 Minute HIIT Workout #1

Hello Monday! Here we are,  a new week, another chance to set yourself some new challenges. To improve yourself from from last week. I’m going to start posting weekly body-weight workouts that require little to no equipment that can be done anywhere so that means you have no excuse not to shred some sweat whenever you get some free time.  All you need is yourself and some motivation to get it done! I’ll try to keep the workouts nice and short so that if you have a busy lifestyle, you could do them on there own, or if you have the extra time you could pair this circuit workout with some short cardio like running, cycling, swimming etc. to challenge yourself even more.

This workout targets the lower body, so if you’ve done a leg workout in the last day or so maybe give it a miss as you don’t want to over train the leg muscles.

What you need: A timer/stopwatch

Instructions:

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds, once you reach the 5th exercise take a 1 minute break then repeat the same circuit again for 2 more rounds. Complete circuit 1 in full first, then move on to circuit 2.

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Plant based diet: High protein foods


This post is inspired by some of my friends who have been asking me recently about meat free dinner ideas that they could start  incorporating into their own diet. For me, being on a plant based diet for over two years,  I can easily think of multiple delicious meat free meals I could make. But for my friends, when I start listing  foods such as beans and lentils, they are a little bit puzzled on what they could make from them.

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Plant recipe: BBQ Cauliflower Wings

I have to admit, I didn’t have high expectations for this recipe, being cauliflower and all…  I’m not the biggest cauliflower fan, but making them this way has changed that! They really came out super tasty. Even my housemate who hates cauliflower with a passion liked them. Now that’s saying something.  😉

The batter was delicious, not too much BBQ, not too spicy, but full of flavour. I will be making these a lot more for sure. They would be perfect for a party as they look really impressive. At a quick glance, you would almost think they are chicken wings. They’re a good meat free alternative snack.

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Plant Recipe: Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I made these when I got bored last night, they were super easy to make and I just happened to have all the ingredients lying around in my kitchen. They only take 15 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes in the oven. As there is very little sugar ingredients in them, they are not overly sweet like regular cookies. They have a more neutral biscuit taste. They are not too nutty either considering the amount of nut based ingredients I used. They consistency came out perfectly, once they cooled they don’t go too crispy or hard which is what I liked most about them. They were a slightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.

Makes around 9 average sized cookies.

P.S the dark bits in the picture are chocolate chips, not burnt bits 😉 just in case you we’re thinking that..

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