EASY HEALTHY VEGAN BLACK QUINOA, BERRY AND CHIA SEED ENERGY BAR TOPPED WITH CRANBERRIES AND DARK CHOCOLATE RECIPE
- 1/2 cup of quinoa
- 2 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 cup of frozen berries
- 12 dates
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 2 bits of dark chocolate
This energy bar is rammed with goodness! Not only is it the quinoa a complete protein, meaning that it contains all of essential amino acids the body cannot synthesize from other sources, but it also has the highest iron content of any grain! Additionally it is rich in essential amino acids and vitamins A, B2 and E and is an excellent gluten free alternative to other grains. I get mine from the wonderful people at Real Foods. The dates and berries are full of vitamins and dietary fibre and keep the whole bar stuck together. And well, the chocolate is a little happiness booster, filled with antioxidants and caffeine to get you pumped up and ready to go :)
And the best point is they are so easy to make! Start off with rinsing the quinoa in cold water, then bring to the boil and let it simmer for approximately 15 minutes, drain and set aside to cool (if you have the time, let it cool in the fridge overnight). Next step is the base: throw the chia seeds, berries and dates into the food processor and blend till its a gooey sticky red mess. I like to add apple sauce and vanilla for extra flavor. In a bowl mix most of the dried cranberries with the black quinoa and red mess. Spread the mixture on a sheet of baking paper, it should have a fairly dense consistency. Bake at 190 C/fan 170C/gas 5 for thirty minutes, depending on the thickness of the energy bars. Once crispy, remove from oven and cut into portions. Now’s the time to melt the dark chocolate in a small saucepan and cover each bar liberally, then sprinkle chopped dried cranberries on top while the chocolate is still warm. Let the whole thing cool et voilà! Enjoy as a workout snack, a posh biscuit or a lunchbox snack.
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THE SINGING APPLE OMG
Girls girls girls do this!!! This is the workout that helped me to get rid of alot of the lower fat… if you are like me and end up rolling around :D put your hands into a diamond shape and put it under your butt to stop you from rolling, try it i swear you will see results asap
Just did 30… feeling it
***Sexy is loving your own body. Fit or not. Thin or not. Sexy is being confident. Sexy is taking care of yourself. Sexy isn’t one body type.
I love this, someday I’ll get my head out of my rear and make the commitment :/
Before Tumblr, I’ve honestly never heard of a thigh gap, let alone known that the subject was so important to teenage girls.
A thigh gap does not dictate another person’s worth, health, fitness or eating habits. What it does show, is that the person has wide hip bones.
On Tumblr, sadly a good number of pictures we see of girls with thigh gaps are taken at particular angles that either enhance or create the appearance of a gap. A great example of it can be found here. (and the entire article here)
Lastly, a thigh gap (or any other vain reason) should not be the goal in fitness. The goal should be to become healthy and maintain that lifestyle. A thigh gap is just some overrated obsession that shouldn’t make anyone feel inferior or insecure!
Thigh gap or not, I guarantee you are beautiful!