Smoothies and Shakes.

Ms Lynch’s TY home economics class are currently doing a healthy eating campaign. Here are a few recipes to enjoy as part of a healthy snack.

  1. Tropical Shake 

       Ingedients:

1 small tin pineapple chunks (in juice)

1 banana

5 strawberries (stalks removed)

20 g spinach (washed)

180 ml milk

1 tablespoon flaxseed, ground

1 tablespoon porridge oats

   2. Banana and Berry Smootie

Ingedients:

1 Banana

50 g frozen berries

1/2 tablespoon peanut butter

180 ml milk

1 tablespoon oats

2 teaspoons honey

water to dilute as needed

Method

  1. Wash fruit and/or vegetables and prepare according to chosen recipe above. Place into a blender.
  2. Pour in the liquid ingredients, add the remaining ingredients and blend.
  3. Taste and add a little honey or milk if necessary.
  4. Serve immediately in a glass.

How will this recipe boost my performance?

Banana contains carbohydrate which enhances the recovery of muscle after high intensity exercise. Kale contains vitamin K which is essential for proper blood clotting.smoothie

 

 

Spring into Fitness!

Its time to say goodbye to the cold winter nights and hello to the warm summer evenings, the days are getting longer and now is the time to get into summer shape. Remember small steps ladies!

Tips and Tricks:

Start small go for a 30 minute jog/walk.

Try look up some YouTube yoga videos (Blogilates).

Walk to town or the shop instead.

Go in groups with your friends to classes. like swimming, Zumba or dance classes!

Food:

Water, water, water!!! (Tired of your water being bland? Try adding fruit or vitamin infusions).

Try to limit the amount of processed food you eat. Natural is better!

Reach for fruit and vegetables instead of crisps or chocolate.

Try to make a planned meal guided for the week and pack your own school lunch the night before.

Recipes:

We have tried and tested these yummy energy giving goodies!

Apples and Peanut Butter : The fruit gives you the sweet craving and the protein from the nuts keeps you going for longer!

Yoghurt and Granola :Greek yoghurt and some granonla (seeds, trail mix, raisins)

Carrots and Hummus : Chop up some carrots and 2 teaspoons of hummus.

Porridge and Fruit : It keeps you going!

Vegetable soup : Home-made vegetable soup is so good to get your five-a-day in. Try carrots, parsnips, celery and turnip!

Rivitas and cheese: Any wholemeal crackers and dairy!

Laurel Hill Beauty Guru’s – Coconut Oil

Did you know coconut oil is antibacterial, so it will totally help with acne? It is also great for healing acne scarring! Popping pimples is the #1 cause of acne scars, so don’t pop those pimples ladies!

You can usually find coconut oil in your local grocery store, but if you cannot find it there it is easily found in stores like Dunnes, Tesco and Eats of Eden . This recipe is super cheap, you cant beat it! Here is the recipe for the amazing coconut oil face wash:

Chelsea Crockett coconut face wash

–       1 tablespoon of coconut oil

–       3 drops tea tree oil

–       2 drops lavender or neem oil

–       If you have oily skin, add a squeeze of lemon juice

–       If you want, you can add a little bit of honey

Mix together and cleanse your face as you normally would.  Leave it on for a minute.  Feel your silky soft amazing skin! Coconut oil has so many amazing benefits for your skin. I cannot wait for you to try this amazing recipe!

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