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Avocado Protein Shake or Overnight Oats

avocado protein smoothie recipe

A tasty, healthy way to get more protein

I got this recipe from a girl at work so thought I'd share. It involves fruit and some extra protein, so you can't really go wrong! Doesn't take too long and you can mix and match the fruit if you like, the original recipe involved raspberries but as I only had strawberries in the house I mixed it up - adventurous, I know! 

Or switch it to overnight oats!

If you're not really in the mood for a smoothie, or smoothies aren't really your thing you can add some oats once it's prepared, leave it in the fridge overnight and voila! You've got yourself a protein filled breakfast in the form of overnight oats. Yum.

VEGAN TIP - make this smoothie vegan by swapping the yogurt and protein for vegan alternatives. I like Alpro Yogurt and have heard MYPROTEIN also do good vegan protein powders. 

What you need

  • Blender
  • Yogurt (I used vanilla however natural greek is probably better) 70g
  • Avocado 58g
  • Strawberries 57g
  • Coconut Oil 5g
  • Rice Milk (or whatever variation) 200ml
  • Vanilla Protein Powder 27g

protein smoothie ingredients

protein overnight oats

Method

  • Place all the ingredients into the blender with half of the milk
  • Blitz for 1 minute
  • Add the rest of the milk and blitz until the consistency is right for you

Enjoy your smoothie and add some ice into the blender should you prefer it colder!

For the overnight oats

  • Split into half and add 20g oats to each portion (don't forget to mix it up)
  • Cover and leave in fridge overnight

overnight protein oats

The next day you should have two portions of overnight oats to enjoy for breakfast or as a snack.

MR x



New Direction in Blog Posts

Golden Labrador

Lacking inspiration of posts

I've really struggled with finding time to do my blog lately but also (and mainly) over what to write on it in general. All the things I was previously posting about didn't interest me as much anymore and I was running out of ideas on new things to post, so I left it and just said I didn't have the time (which was partly true) when asked why I was being so quiet on the blog front. 

I miss taking photos for my blog though! And writing about things that interest me... and I feel like I want to take my blog posts into a new direction. I'm going to start writing more bits about being vegetarian; my thoughts, beliefs, frustrations, meal ideas and photos on the subject, also want to touch on the vegan subject where I can too (as I ideally want to make as many vegan choices as possible as time goes on). As well as this I'm also going to try to write about any recipes or meal/snack ideas I come across as I want to try more things, because since becoming veggie, I've struggled with meal inspiration at home!

Still a blog about everything and anything though

I won't stick to just the these topics however, I still will write about anything I fancy. I just want a place on the web where I can write about things I find interesting and have somewhere I can share my photos!

So that's the current plan! Let's see how long it lasts lol.

PS shout out to Kieran Farrow for insisting I blog again <3

MR x

Eww. You Haven't Washed Your Hair?!

Hair washing tips

How long is OK to not wash your hair?

I used to think it was like not okay to not wash your hair after going for a run or a doing a workout at the gym. I thought actions like that would have you looked at funny or even sniffed at funny... Because of this I would literally be washing my hair like 4-5 times a week during my weeks when I was being very good with my exercise regimes (okayyy this obviously wasn't every week). But basically my hair would be so used to being washed all the time, it would be feeling greasy within a day. I'd wash my hair in the morning, and by that evening it would feel dirty. I think my hair started to become dependent on me washing it all the time, apparently you can actually wash your hair too much - which is obviously what I was doing.

The convo came up at work where I then asked my colleagues - What do I do?! I'm in some awful situation now where I need to wash my hair every day and don't know how to get out of the cycle and even more so can I really go without washing my hair after working out? Apparently the answer is a big fat YES. 

It is possible, I've successfully started to drop my hair washes to 3 times a week... I'm saying that as though it's a good thing, but even now when I admit that I feel people are going to think...ergh/ew! But anyway, there are some struggles I'm coming across, and also some tips I think I've stumbled upon too;

1. By day two your hair will not feel as clean as it would have if you had just washed it - obvious I know, but I was still shocked by the non clean feeling...so just warning ya. Oh and it gets worse by day 3. 

2. Dry Shampoo is your best friend.

3. Use dry shampoo before a workout. This definitely isn't proven, but I found it sort of helps with how your hair looks after the workout.

4. Buy a shower cap! I never owned one of these before, but you so need one of these. It's hard work having a shower or bath whilst trying to keep your hair dry! Here's the link to the one I bought. It's cute!

5. Oh and try and buy a tangle teezer brush, they are so handy and better for your hair when needing to brush it after a sweaty workout! I got mine from Boots here.

6. Try not to tie your hair up too tightly when working out, unless you can keep your hair up after the workout, you'll have kinks galore. Or plait your hair instead, it also leaves a nice wave or as I call it 'mermaid hair' style when you take it out after. 

7. When applying your daily spritz of perfume, spray some in your hair too. I know dry shampoo keeps it fresh, but it's better to be safe ;)

8. Keep a brush and some dry shampoo handy in your bag with you, just in case of emergencies when out and about.

9. Make the most of your hair when it's not squeaky clean and try some new hairstyles, you'll be amazed at what different up-dos you can do when your hair's not overly soft!

That's all from me for the moment, if you've more tips for me please tell!

Nb - I would also like to add here that I do still wash every day lol, it's just my hair that misses out now (sorry hair). 



MR x

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