I have to share this as it seems working. I put on my old jeans today. When I wore them last time few months ago, it was a slight effort to put them on. It was morning and I put them on not thinking much about it. Only on my way to work I realised that they felt pretty loose on me.
I think I can thank my green dinner bowls. The main idea behind is having various greens and light digestive protein together.
As to light digestive protein, you can pick:
Chicken – 150 gram
White fish – barramundi is great – 120-150 gram
Salmon – never go wrong with salmon – 100-150 gram
Tofu (for VG or vegans) – 100 gram
Greens..get creative – make a variety. My top favourite is asparagus, spinach, 4 leaf mix, sprouts, zucchini.
Try to avoid overcooking any of the ingredients is my main rule while cooking. All the ingredients are light and easy to absorb by your body. You can add 40-50 gram of smashed avocado and some spices if you like.
I started this type of dinners a few weeks ago and I can the outcome:
Less bloating in stomach
Feeling more energy to workout next morning
No hunger in the morning
Greens help to absorb any bad elements and toxins from your body. Light protein is digested in your body within 2-3 hours which make you sleep better at night.
Breakfast is the most important meal for me. I created this breakfast for myself back that long time ago when I chose healthy lifestyle. When you go to a nice cafe or restaurant, you can find a section “chef’s selection” or “everyone’s favourite” – this breakfast is my “Angelina’s favourite”.
Interesting to mention that you can play around with some of the ingredients but they all must fall in a healthy category of ingredients that can increase metabolism, provide additional antioxidants or filled with vitamins.
The meal is approximately 350 calories and better be eating after good cardio training for a number of reasons:
It fills up your energy level that you have just spent by amount of good carbohydrates in it
It contains protein to restore your muscles
It is delicious and chocolatyyyyy – exactly what you need to avoid huge sugar craving 3-4 hours after HIIT training
One more benefit before I start – it takes 15 minutes to make this one!
40 gram quick oats
2 kiwi fruits
80 gram fresh or frozen berries
160 gram fat free yogurt (depending on preferences, you can choose full fat one)
15 gram cocao powder OR 10 gram crashed 90% dark chocolate
Method (easy AF!)
Boil water for 2-3 minutes, add some berries there (I like to add frozen berries as it is easier to store them).
Peel 2 x kiwi fruits from the skin (personal preference – if you like them with skin, it is up to you) – add to the bowl. Kiwi is a great source of Vitamin C; depending what you like, you can have apples or bananas instead.
Add 40g of quick outs to the boiled water with berries. Wait another 2-3 minutes until ready and berries gave up some flavour to oats (Yum!). Berries are natural antioxidant, oats are great to speed up you metabolism rate.
Add berry oats to the bowl.
Get your favourite yogurt. My personal preference is 160g yogurt pots from Chobani or Danon. They are fat free (I know that it might be not great for someone but I prefer to get good fat from other products throughout the day such as peanut butter). Moreover, these two brands offer yummy flavours and they are natural without adding any sugar. All natural greek style yogurts contain probiotics and filled with at least 15 gram of protein per portion.
Add yogurt to the bowl. Top up with the Cocao powder. Cocao – fantastic for detox and famous for its antioxidant effect. It may also assist with reducing sugar craving in the morning.
And now just mix it. It helps to cool the oats down as well.
Enjoy! If you are drinking coffee in the mornings, almond milk coffee works perfect with it.