16 June, 2014
I am following with interest the “30 Day fitness Challenge” taken by my Blogger friend Rekha. She writes about her daily progress in her beautiful blog “My Tasty Curry”. Starting from breakfast, snacks or supper she gives an account of her daily food intake as well as her exercise regime. Appetizing pictures create added interest.
I can relate to her plight very well. Balancing a job and family is no easy matter. The safety demonstration before the flight takes off always instructs us to put the mask on ourselves first before putting it on the child. Translating the same logic to a family situation would mean that a mother should try to keep fit herself if she wants to look after the family properly. This is easier said than done. In a young family with after school activities, school projects, groceries and social activities it could be tricky to follow a diet or exercise regime.
Been there, done that. I must admit that with increased awareness of healthy living, solutions are available in mainstream media. A little bit of prior planning could go a long way.
I try to be strict on the weekdays and give myself a break over the weekend. Although I have good intentions, I must admit that It can be a slippery slope. I make this smoothie for breakfast and sometimes pack it for lunch too. Friends what is your ‘quick and healthy’ go-to recipe? I’d love to hear from you.
Rolled Oats One tbsp.
Almonds About fifteen
Blueberries One cup. Fresh or frozen.
Skim Milk Three cups.
Whey Protein One tsp ( optional )
I put all the above ingredients in my trusted ‘Magic Bullet’ and blend. Serve right away or pack for later.
You can add or subtract ingredients according to taste.
I have used frozen Blueberries here.