Breakfast at Iryn’s

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Hello and welcome. So this mornings post is to encourage you to be adventurous with your breakfast. I have been innovative with my breakfast lately and thought share this one today.

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Here is another nutritious breakfast full of vibrant colours and essential minerals.

For today I have red, yellow and green bell peppers and Shredded Courgette which I tossed in the pan for a bit. I also have diced tomatoes and scrambled eat with chorizo.

And as always I have my greek yogurt with chia seeds, honey, peach, blueberries and Strawberries.

What a good way to start the week. I like how my breakfast has transformed over the months and all this ideas I got from going on one holiday. Sometimes it goes to go away to a different surroundings for fresh ideas.

Until next time, happy Monday.

Iryn

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What’s in my grocery trolly?

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Hello and welcome to my blog. I hope you are doing well. This blogpost is a bit late but i guess better late than never.

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From looking at these items you will have a wild guess as to what my meal is likely to be

This week my meal plan has a flavour and twist to it. I also bought some ingredient for my smoothie, for more details check out my previous post on ‘what’s in my smoothie?

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I am not sure if i have mentioned this but every morning mostly monday to friday i have a warm water and lemon in the morning to ensure last nights meal has been eliminated. I drink this with a straw for the sake of my teeth.

This week’s meal plan

I have two options:

– Turkey Fajitas

– Lamb, potatoes and vegetables

Thats all for this post. Until next time it’s #HappyCooking.

 

Iryn

What’s in my smoothie?

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Hello and welcome to my blogpost. As always i come to you with my ‘what’s in my smoothie’ blogpost.

When you look at the ingredient this time you will know that i am slowly incorporating other vegetables into my smoothies. That is the plan going forward. This week’s guest star is beetroot.

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I did not use the cranberry juice in the end, I just used water and it taste great. This discovery will save me a couple of pounds £.

The ingredient is as follows:

– Beetroot

– Blueberries

– Strawberries

– Kiwi

– Spinach

– Cinnamon

– Maca

– Matcha, wheatgrass, chlorella, spirulina amd green tea

– Water

Cranberry Juice

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Another 5 a day, vitamin packed smoothie for the week. 

I know i have craberry juice in the picture. I totally forgot to get coconut water so i was thinking to use that juice but due to the sugar content, i was a bit reluctant.

What i did was use water in the first blend with a bit more cinnamon to make it drinkable. I tasted the first blend without the juice and i liked it so decided to use water and more cinnamon. Will do this going forward.

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Switching it up this time round. I think now that i know it tastes nice with water i will use water. Seeing that some of this fruits already have sugar on them.

Until next time, happy smoothie making.

Iryn

.::iJog.iRun::.

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Just in case you didnt know… Take this as a kind reminder 😝

Hello and welcome to my blog. I recently blogged about building up my home gym. As the snow has all melted away now, i was very excited to hear that it will be nicer over the weekend but it was not what i saw when i looked out of the window.

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It was wet and grey but i went jogging any way. Pic is not clear because i was jogging when i took it

I am assuming it will get better over time during the day. I prefer my jog or run in the morning so i had to go. It was about 5 degrees and drizzling so im sure people in their cars thought i was crazy.

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I set out later than i intended to because my fone was low on battery. In total i did 6.68 mile in 1hr 15mins 37 secs. The app stopped after my first lap so had to start again. 

I usually do not replace the calories i burn when i go jogging or running. But i will try to replace them going forward.

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Replacing the calories i used with this brunch …

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It is nice to have a nicely shaped body but you need to ensure you are healthy inside because this will show on the outside too.

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Take good care of you from the inside. You will have a lot or enough energy to complete a lot of things you need to do during the week. It keeps you motivated.

It is important to do some form of exercise to stay healthy whether it be running, walking or jogging: do something. Healthy living or lifestyle involves your contribution. A lot of sickness can be averted through regular exercise and better eating habits.

I will come back with another blog about why i jog or run.

Until next time, #EatWellFellGood and #Workout.

 

Iryn

 

 

Today’s breakfast looks like this:

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One of my favourite combi for breakfast

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today i am going to share with you my breatfast. It has been a long time since i posted a blog.

Rice pudding

This is rice pudding with blueberries, evaporated milk cinnamon and honey. I take in less sugar nowadays as i have replaced it with honey.

This is pretty much my staple breakfast but i switch it up when it comes to the pudding. Other alternatives are yogurt and oats.

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This is two boiled eggs, baked beans and two saudages. Eating this regularly helps me maintain a healthy weight

A year ago i tried the weight gainer shakes but it was too sweet due to the sugar content. I switched to having two eats instead to gain more protein the healthy way. I can tell i have gained some weight but not too much.

Until next time, its bye from me.

Iryn

Whats in my grocery trolly

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I think i was done at this point

Hello and welcome to my blog. So it looks like i did some more grocery shopping today. I will lay these out for you to see.

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I do not think i will be doing anymore grocery shopping. Hopefully this will cover the next 2 to 3 weeks needs.

My next posts are whats in my smoothie and lamb meatballs and spaghetti.

Until next time, happy grocery shopping

Iryn

All Access Into My Lunch Bag:

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Hello and welcome to my blog. For today’s blog, i am going to allow you to  take a peek into what’s in my lunch bag.

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Breakfast and lunch all packed up

Every morning, i make my breakfast, lunch and other snack and pack them into my lunch bag. It takes me about 30 to 40 minutes.

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Today’s lunch is white rice and mediterranean vegetable lamb stew i made at the weekend. In the thermocafe flask i have my sausage, two boiled eggs and baked beans. I warm the bake bean on fire with a touch of grounded cayenne pepper and olive oil. I also have with me my 5 a day smoothie, a banana, a scone with jam and cream. 

Today’s breakfast was greek and natural yogurt, honey, cinnamon and blueberries. I also have two boiled eggs, two sausages and baked beans. I have to eat this way to maintain a UK size 6. The struggle is real.

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Part 1 of my breakfast. Yogurt, honey, blueberry and cinnamon which i added later on at work.

This way i am aware of whats in my food as i prepared it.

Thats all for today.

Until next time, bon appetit.

Iryn

What’s in my smoothie …

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The papaya i saw in asda wasnt riped. I actually wanted to do this smoothie during the week but did’nt have the time to.

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today i am coming to you with yet another smoothie.  I wish i could have a smoothie everyday but we all know fruits tend to be very expensive so once my smoothie finishes i have to wait till my next purchase of fruits for smoothie. Today or should i say this weeks smoothie ingredient is as follows:

Kiwi

Apple

Strawberries

Blueberries

Pineapple

Cinnamon

And coconut water as base

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I tend to add cinnamon to almost everything. I have not reason for this i just like the flavour it gives my smoothie. In addition it is high in antioxidant. #Win

Blueberries are known for their high content of antioxidant and thus good for your wellbeing. According to Dr Axe “antioxidants help prevent damage of tissues and cells caused by free radicals, they’re needed to protect against heart disease and stroke.”

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Delicious power pack 5 a day smoothie.

This is also your five a day on the go, all in one. I am on a journey to clear skin and i am certain this will help me achieve that. I have a work out blogpost coming soon.

I hope you enjoy this and share your smoothie ideas with me so i can try them.

 

Until next time, happy smoothie making

 

Iryn

What’s in my lunch bag:

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Hello and welcome, today i will reveal the meals i took to work. I usually take my breakfast with me to work so i can relax and enjoy it rather than rush as it takes me up to 1 hour driving to get to work.

This is how my breakfast looked like

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I made rice pudding for breakfast today. I just let the rice cook till it softens and ensure theres enough of the water in it

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I put some of the rice pudding in my 500ml flask to keep warm. I add cinnamon and linwood’s milled Organic flaxeed. I added 1.50 of teaspoon of brown sugar instead of honey. I also added evaporated and fresh organic whole milk.

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I add this to my breakfast to enable me to maintain a healthy weight. Teo free range large eggs and two sausages

I am a bit thin so i eat two boiled free range eggs and two sausages to maintain my weight. I am not on a diet,  i am built this way.

A year ago i went to Australia and tasted the most amazing chicken sausage ever. I have not been able to find this in the UK. I bought a pack of chicken sausage from asda and they were very tiny. I am currently on the hunt for chicken sausage.

My lunch looks something like this

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Jollof rice, salmon, mix vegetables and chilli

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Free range milk yogurt with cinnamon and blueberries. I didnt add honey this time round.

I believe this is it. Sometime i have a bread as well. I switch up my breakfast as well. I usually have weetabix, oats or rice pudding.

Until next time bon appetit.

Iryn