At the beginning of this week, I told you about a project I was doing with Net-a-Porter and Nike, focused on a balanced diet, workouts, and healthy lifestyle in general. Well, here I am, one week later, sharing with you how I feel, how I’ve improved, and what will I be doing next.
Let’s start from the workouts. One thing I can say for sure, my abs definition is a few times better now, and my bum has started to seriously ache and give me signs of existence. It has been a few months since I started working out regularly, and improving my body. However, weights had never really been a part of my workouts before I tried the Net-a-Porter challenge. I would always use my body weight for exercises, and sometimes use the resistance machines when I go to the gym. The thing is that lately I have been having so many projects, trips, shootings, that I haven’t really had time to go to the gym, so my fitness routine has been very “home made”. In this situation, implementing weights into your workouts is a crucial part. I am truly happy and pleased with what adding a few extra kilos to my exercises have done in just one week. I touch my abs and they are iron. Ok, not exactly, but at least that’s what I prefer to think!
The nutritional plan hasn’t been different to my usual eating habits, but following the 7 Day Body Reboot really made me try new recipes I had never tried before. From Quinoa Porridge, to Poached eggs and Kale chips (no trips after them to Pret-a-Manger needed anymore!), it’s been a fun week cooking and experimenting. And both Daniel and I have forgotten about my first epic fail with the Kale chips. Ah those kale chips…
Below check out a few of my favourite recipes from the program!
Hope you enjoy it,
- 1 cup of quinoa
- 2 cups of water
- handful of chia seeds
- raspberries and chopped mango
Simmer the quinoa in water on the hob for five minutes. Add the chia seeds and mix in, sprinkling the raspberries and the mango on top. Alternatively, use almonds milk instead of water.
- 1/2 a beetroot
- 1 carrot
- 1 handful of spinach
- 5 strawberries
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 10 blueberries
Rinse all the ingredients in water and chop, add to a blender and mix well.
Poached eggs and smoked salmon
- 2 eggs
- smoked salmon
- 1 handful of spinach
- apple cider vinegar
- Himalayan crystal salt, to taste
- Chili flakes, to taste
Bring a pan of water to boil, adding a splash of apple cider vinegar. Gently crack two eggs into the saucepan. Leave to cook for three to four minutes, then take them out with a draining spoon. While the eggs are cooking, place some smoked salmon on a plate and top it with a handful of spinach. Place the poached eggs on top, and, if desired, sprinkle with pepper, Himalayan crystal salt and some chilli flakes.
Salmon with orange and tamari sauce with wilted kale and seeds
- 250g organic wild salmon
- 2 spring onions, chopped
- juice of 1/2 an orange
- 3 tbsp of soy sauce
Place the salmon onto a baking tray. Mix together the orange juice, 2 tbsp of the tamari sauce and the onions, then pour over the salmon. Put into the oven for 15 minutes at 180C/350F. To prepare the kale, take half a bag and remove the hard rib in the middle. Pour over 1 tbsp tamari sauce and put into the same temperature oven for around eight to ten minutes.