Sunday, October 12, 2014

:: REFLECTION ::


Just clouds, no sun.






No clouds, just sun.


Weekend was great. We had summer days in October.
Photos are from today .. a dock at the lake & our reflection in the water. 
I hope you had a wonderful weekend as well. 
Hugs, m. 



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

:: How to make your day, when you`re sick at home? Make a smoothie, homemade nutella and some Buckwheat pancakes (gluten free) ::


Being sick at home is the worst. I get bored so fast, even though I have a bad version of a headache. So, I`ve slept for two days, which was actually very good for me and yesterday, I was already feeling a bit better, so the only logical thing was to spoil myself with something sweet. :)
But, let`s go step by step.. In the morning it was time to enjoy the morning sun, check out new issues of  the magazines and have a great healthy portion of a green smoothie. Yum! :)


 Later in the day, I felt I need some energy + I was craving for something sweet, but I had nothing at
home and since I was sick I couldn`t go to the store, so it was time for plan B. I`ve checked what I have from the ingridients at home and remembered that I saw a recipe for homemade nutella at Urška`s blog, the girl I wrote about a few days ago (check here). Ha, so I had the nutella, but that was not enough, I needed something to eat it with, so the only logical thing was to make buckwheat pancakes. It was the first time I used buckwheat flour and I loved it. I found the recipe over at DB`s blog and the pancakes were delicious! That man knows how to cook! ;)


1. GREEN SMOOTHIE:

~ banana ~
 ~ pineapple ~
~ coconut/rice milk ~
~ handful of spinach ~
  
Blend it & enjoy it!  ;)


2. HOMEMADE NUTELLA

Mix together in a pan:
  • 2 large spoons of coconut oil
  • 2-3 large spoons of cacao
  • 1/2 cup of hazelnut spread
How to make hazelnut spread? 
Put a spoon of coconut oil in a pan, add hazelnuts and fry it until it smells good. Then mix them in a blender, together with dates that were soaked in the water for a while, almond milk, vanilla pod and a bit of a sweetener (maple syrup, honey..).

 .. and about the quantities, play a bit, add more of what you like, add some things, whatever. :) I for example didn`t had almond milk, so I`ve used the normal one and I used an extra spoon of cacao + I`ve added one vanilla sugar and I mixed the whole hazelnut spread cuz otherwise I know I wouldnt use it. 


3. BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES

  • (3-4 really big pancakes, or 6 normal size)
  • 1 egg
  • 100g buckwheat flour (gluten free)
  • 2 dcl goat`s milk (I only had normal(cow) one )
  • 1 dcl of mineral water
  • 1 full spoon of tapioca flour (I only had rice flour, so I used it instead of tapioca f.)
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of brown cane sugar
  • a piece of coconut butter 
  • You can also add some cinnamon or grate lemon peel

Whisk the egg, add milk and both flours. Mix it well, so you will get a smooth mass, add a pinch of salt and sugar and in the end, just to make the mass a bit softer, add the mineral water.
Heat up the pan and grease it, like you would wipe it with the coconut butter. Than, put a scoop of mass in a hot pan, turn it around after a while, so it will be done on both sides.
More or less, that`s it. I guess you baked pancakes before, so you know the drill. ;) 


Enjoy it! ;)
Hugs, Maja

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

|Interview|:: FIT IS FINE & Urška Ahac ::

One of the things that I love to do is living a sporty healthy lifestyle. When I was younger I played tennis (a long time ago) and later I was dancing hip hop (loved it!). Nowadays I love to run. It gives me time for me and my thoughts, the music that I love (I always run with music, it`s a big motivator for me, maybe because I used to dance, who knows) and most important, after a long, hard day it`s the only thing, that gives me energy. <3 Well, ok, I also love hiking, spending time in the nature and try to eat as healthy as possible. Ah, yes, times do change. :) No worries though, I`m still up for a good party night. ;) Anyhow, I wanted to say that being sporty is a big part of my life, so I`ll make interviews with people that I admire and that are an inspiration to me and other people.

First on the list is Urška, a girl that never runs out of positive energy and is a true fighter.
Check out her blog and facebook to find more information/inspiration (it`s written in Slovene, so you better use google translator if you don`t understand it). :)

1. What would you say, being active means to you?
Working out is such a massive part of my life. It means healthy relationship with my body, self-consciousness and beside that, it is also very socializing. :) 



2. What`s your favourite sport? Is it just a hoby for you or are you taking it to the next level?
My favourite sport is definitely running. I love to run marathons, but more than competing with others, I`m competing with myself. Beating my own record, means everything to me. :)




3. Who or what influences you?
My boyfriend. He`s an Ironman and I love watching the discipline and motivation that he showes. It˙s contagious. 

4. Are you listening music while training? Is there any song that gives you that extra boost when you need it?
Music is my doping, so yes, it's big part of my training. I love to listen strong and hard rock rhythms. They keep me going while sprinting or doing long distance runs in the nature.



5. Do you prefer to train indoor or outdoor?
100% outdoor. That`s why I`m not a fan of the time between summer and spring. I think I should move somewhere with non stop summer. :)) 




6. What`s the hardest thing you`ve ever done?
I hate doing interval trainings (15x400 for ex.), I usually cry doing them.
Last year I was competing in a 10km run and it was 40 degrees outside, so I suffered from a huge dehydration... and last race, 28km trail was hard as well - dehydration again. :) Got to do something about my water intake :)) haha

7. Name one thing you can`t live without.
Independency. I live by "never complain - never explain" rule. You`re the creator of your own fortune and happines and no one can take it away from you, but yourself.


8. Favorite breakfast? p.s. We all like simple recipes.
Cereals with quark and some vanilla proteins with water (mixed together), sprinkled with nuts and blueberries.
I love to have that as my pre-workout meals as well. :))

9. Do you have any piece of gear that you don`t imagine training without?
Running shoes for sure. :) 

10. As a girl, do you like to combine fashion and sport?
Love it! Always spending too much money on that. But I believe that you need to feel good while working out and that`s why nice clothes are big part of my trainings. :))



11. Any special goals for the future?
Considering sports - no. Professional sport was a big part for more than half of my life and I`m done with that. I love running, but I don`t have any professional goals about that.
On the other hand I know that I will dedicate my life to sport and wellness - as a trainer and holistic nutritionist. I love working with others and share my knowledge.

I hope you enjoyed the interview! ;) If you would like to be featured in one of the next posts or you have a friend that would be perfect for it, let him/her know or let me know, so I can get in touch with him/her.  Let`s hope for a lot of sporty, healthy, fit people that are an inspiration/
motivation to many people.  

Good night! xx


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