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Sorry for not being that active in the last time, but university is killing me… apart from that I’ve spent so much time in building up my NEW BLOG!!! All I can say right now is: it’s getting huge ­čśŤ

I invited my girls for a delicious vegan breakfast the other day and also made some yummy vegan pancakes. I have to admit that although I loooove pancakes, I don’t make them very often because I don’t have enough time for it in the morning. However, I found this recipe on the internet and it turned out to be suuuper delicious and easy.

For ‘milk’ I used the best almond milk in the world, which I got from Slim Tim (thanks again guys). I already mentioned them some time ago when I was doing the 3 day Detox (Link to post) and I’m still in love with their products. Of course you can use any vegan milk you like for example coconut milk, rice milk, oat milk and so on. So invite your girls for some scrumptious vegan pancakes!

RECIPE: The easiest pancakes in the world

~ 2 persons

Ingredients:

– 200g whole-grain flour
– 250ml almond milk
– one mashed banana
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1 tablespoon neutral oil e.g. sunflower oil
– vanilla, cinnamon, salt
– oil for the pan

Directions:

Mix everything into a bowl and give it a good mix. If you like you can add some sweetener e.g. honey or agave syrup. Preheat a pan and make some small pancakes with a spoon. Fry them from both sides until they have a good colour. I put some blueberries, strawberries and honey on top.

PS: Use the code ‘jennylovesdetox’ for a 20% discount for all SLIM TIM products

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What a weekend! My boyfriend and I spent the last three days in an amazing hotel called “Das Goldberg“. It is located in beautiful “Gasteinertal”, which is in Salzburg/Austria. So basically it feels like you are on top of the mountain and you can overlook the complete valley. What an amazing feeling that was! The hotel has so much to offer (pictures below) e.g. an infinity pool, three different saunas, a whirlpool, delicious food, a small gym, comfortable rooms and a lot more. You could even order a vegan dinner, which I did once and it was very tasty. Unfortunately the weather was so awful and we couldn’t enjoy the natural lake with the white beach. However, we definitely savored our stay and I hope we can visit this wonderful place again soon. For all the skiing fans maybe important information: the slope is directly in front of the hotel.
Some impressions of this magnificent place….

Made some friends at Gut Aiderbichl

Not that healthy… haha

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Sometimes I get a bit bored with ‘normal’ bodyweight training. In fact this workout is also only using your own bodyweight, but I’ve added some other nice things to make it even more challenging and with this I mean mouse pads. Of course you can also use small towels, paper plates or professional ‘fitness slide discs’.

What’s the advantage of this? Those slides cause instability and therefor your muscles have to work even harder in order to hold the position. You can do so many different exercises with some simple mouse pads, but this time I’m focussing on the upper body and mostly on our abs. Always make sure to maintain a strong core and a straight back, you’ll feel it when you got it right.

Try to do the exercises slowly and controlled and watch your posture.

VIDEO: Upper Body with slide discs

Note: I’m not a professional trainer. I’m just sharing my own experience and knowledge.

… are made out of tofu! You don’t believe me? Well, then try this recipe and I bet you will be amazed how delicious vegan scrambled eggs taste.

RECIPE: Vegan scrambled eggs

~ 1 person

Ingredients:
– 200g Tofu (natural)
– some high quality oil e.g. sunflower oil
– half of a teaspoon curcuma (less is more)
– one tablespoon almond mush
– one tablespoon water
– any herbs you like e.g. parsley, chive etc.
– salt, pepper
– tomatoes
– whole grain bread
– hummus
– sunflower or pumpkin seeds

Direction:
Preheat a pan and put in oil, mashed tofu and curcuma. Let it roast for about two minutes and add all the other ingredients. Add some sunflower or pumpkin seeds on top.

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Ja… es ist wahr: Das leckerste R├╝hrei besteht meiner Meinung nach aus Tofu! Ihr glaubt mir nicht? Dann probiert es aus! Ich wette ihr seid erstaunt wie lecker es schmeckt!

REZEPT: Veganes R├╝hrei

~ 1 Person

Zutaten:
– 200g Tofu natur
– ein wenig qualitativ hochwertiges Pflanzen├Âl z.B. Sonnenblumenkern├Âl
– ein halber Teel├Âffel Kurkuma (weniger ist mehr)
– ein Essl├Âffel wei├čes Mandelmus
– ein Essl├Âffel Wasser
– diverse Kr├Ąuter z.B. Petersilie, Schnittlauch etc.
– Salz, Pfeffer
– Tomaten
– Vollkornweckerl
– Hummus
– Sonnenblumenkerne oder K├╝rbiskerne

Anleitung:
Das ├ľl in einer Pfanne vorheizen und den zerbr├Âselten Tofu und Kurkuma darin ca. 2 Minuten anbraten. Alle anderen Zutaten hinzuf├╝gen und nocheinmal kurz aufkochen lassen. Ein paar Sonnenblumen- oder K├╝rbiskerne oben drauf und fertig!

Education is important but big biceps is importanter!

HAHA…. This legendary and funny quote of Arnold Schwarzenegger points out on which part I’m focusing in this workout video (of course education is importantER ;-)). It’s all about our biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest and back. My biceps is only a baby yet, but we all know “Good things come to those who sweat” and that’s what you are going to do in this workout.

Some important things regarding movements, which are performed in plank position, but also exercises in general: Always pull your belly button in and tense your core as well as maintaining a straight back (not like a cat and not like a horse). I know the last one is not always the easiest and sometimes even I’m not able to manage it, but try as much as you can and do your best. Concerning squats, it is always important to look straight forward and a little bit up and make sure your knees are behind your toes! It should feel like you want to sit down on a chair behind you and when you “touch” it, you go straight upwards and tense your butt.

Try to do the exercises slowly and controlled and watch your posture.

VIDEO: Arms & Shoulders

Note: I’m not a professional trainer. I’m just sharing my own experience and knowledge.

Foto 10.03.15 12 49 23As I promised in one of my previous posts, I’ll upload another Outdoor Workout. This time it focuses on our Abs and Obliques. Achieving a flat stomach can be really difficult and often takes a long time of hard work and discipline. If you want to get rid of fat in that area, it’s actually impossible to achieve this ‘only’ with fitness.

There is a good quote, which points out what I mean: Abs are made in the kitchen – and that’s a (sad) fact. You can’t achieve a flat stomach only by doing 100 sit ups every day, rather you have to have an accurate diet. Apart from that it’s of course also important to train your mid section to support that process. This short workout includes five different exercises, which are all focusing on your core. I recommend performing this after a cardio or HIIT session as it doesn’t take that long.

Watch the Video here

Note: I’m not a professional trainer. I’m just sharing my own experience and knowledge.

First of all, salads don’t have to boring or tasteless. In fact I’m not a huge fan of salads, but with the right ingredients it can be a very delicious meal. I try to eat raw vegetables at least every second day or sometimes I manage to grab them every day. Why? Because uncooked and unprocessed vegetables contain the full amount of vitamins, mineral nutrients, fibers and so on. This is not the case if you e.g. cook them, because then some of them get lost at a certain temperature. However, if you want to lose weight or get your body in shape, I recommend eating salads for dinner as they are low in calorie and not that heavy.

RECIPE: Quick & Easy Salad (with Mozzarella)

~ 1 person

Ingredients:
– a handful spinach
– a handful corn salad
– half of a cucumber (or more) (diced)
– five (or more) cherry tomatoes (diced)
– 100g mozzarella
– some sunflower seeds
– half of a bell pepper (or more) (diced)
– basil (chopped)
– salt, pepper and any other spices you like
– balsamic vinegar
– pumpkin seed oil (a must-have as an Austrian, switch it for olive oil if you don’t have it)

Directions:
Just put everything into a bowl and season it. You can easily switch the vegetables for e.g. carrots, radish, mushrooms etc.

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Zu allererst m├Âchte ich erw├Ąhnen, dass Salate nicht immer langweilig und geschmacklos sein m├╝ssen. Ich selbst bin kein gro├čer Fan von Salat, aber mit den richtigen Zutaten, kann er zu einem leckeren Gericht avancieren. Ich versuche zumindest jeden zweiten Tag oder manchmal auch jeden Tag rohes Gem├╝se zu mir zu nehmen. Warum? Weil in ungekochtem und unverarbeitetem Gem├╝se noch alle wichtigen Vitamine, Mineralstoffe, Ballaststoffe usw. enthalten sind. Dies ist bei Gekochtem nicht der Fall, da einige von diesen Inhaltsstoffen ab einer gewissen Temperatur verloren gehen.┬á Solltet ihr auch noch ein paar Pfunde verlieren oder ein bisschen an eurem Sommerbody arbeiten wollen, sind Salate ein perfektes Gericht f├╝r den Abend, denn sie sind im Vergleich zu anderen Speisen sehr kalorienarm und liegen nicht schwer im Magen.

REZEPT: Schneller & einfacher Salat (mit Mozzarella)

~ 1 Person

Zutaten:
– eine Handvoll Spinat
– eine Handvoll Feldsalat
– eine halbe Gurke (oder mehr) (gew├╝rfelt)
– f├╝nf (oder mehr) Cherrytomaten (gew├╝rfelt)
– 100g Mozzarella
– ein wenig Sonnenblumenkerne
– ein halber Paprika (oder mehr) (gew├╝rfelt)
– Basilikum (gehackt)
– Salz, Pfeffer und andere Gew├╝rze die man mag
– Balsamicoessig
– K├╝rbiskern├Âl (ein must-have als ├ľsterreicher, tausche es gegen Oliven├Âl falls K├╝rbiskern├Âl nicht vorhanden ist)

Anleitung:
Alle Zutaten in einer Sch├╝ssel vermengen und w├╝rzen. Das verwendete Gem├╝se kann nat├╝rlich beliebig ausgetauscht werden (Karotten, Radieschen, Champignons usw.).