Yummy protein walnut and fruit scones

Staying at home can bring temptations, but you can still have the odd healthy treat. These yummy protein, walnut and fruit scones only took 30 mins from putting ingredients together to getting it out of the oven. Mixing only took 5 mins.

Ingredients:

Half a cup of quinoa flakes
4 tbsps protein drink mix* (milk replacement and to reduce sugar)
4 tbsp cafe latte F1*,
5 crushed walnuts
A handful each of fresh raspberries and blueberries
Half tsp Almond essence
Enough water to bind all ingredients together. I used approx 1 glass of water.

Method:

Mix all ingredients well, pouring in the water for the right consistency.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180° for 20 mins.

Enjoy 1/2 for a snack or treat with herbal beverage*☺❤

For product ingredients*, please visit https://abawellness.goherbalife.com

Protein and fruit scone

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Where did that weight come from?

insta-ring-picThis happens to be a common question I get asked about!!! ‘I had the kids and over the years, and I have struggled to shift the weight” !!

It can be quite frustrating for a lot of people.  This is clearly one of the unfortunate realities of getting older that, as we get on in life, it is much harder to keep the weight off.

At one stage, one could get away with weekend overeating and binges at 20 or 30.  After that, it seems as if every bite finds a place on the body as one progresses into the next few decades of life.

The fact is we need less energy (calories) to survive at 50 than we did at 30’s or even 40’s and this decreases as we get older !!

So the big reason is down to our Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) which is influenced by our lean body mass, sex, age, hormones, etc. and how much energy is needed by the body to function, based on the fuel we give it.  Ultimately, as we get older, our metabolism slows down, which is impacted by our BMR.  This does not mean we cannot influence it to a degree.

Gone are the days when adults actively hunted and walked for miles, searching for food to put on the table.  Today, more and more adults live sedentary lifestyles and would only need to click a button to get food, use of ‘Drive Thrus’ etc.  Therefore, standard calorie intakes would need to be reduced.  One major solution is to take in food and drink that are highly nutritious and less calorific, including foods that will increase lean muscle tissue.  In addition, carry out exercises that will impact on strengthening muscles and a person’s BMR more effectively.  There are other ways to boost one’s metabolism effectively.

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Janice… I almost gave up trying

pixlr_20161216164350380Janice, in her own words, ‘had given up hope trying to feel healthy again’ when she came to see me. She used to be very tired most of the time, and had a lot of issues with her health.  She could hardly walk unaided and certainly could not exercise or had the motivation or energy to do much by way of activity.

She was introduced to me by Maria, her carer in October 2016.  Since seeing me and improving her meals, the Herbalife nutrition and healthier lifestyle, her energy levels have improved and she now swims almost everyday.  She also does a full class of acqua aerobics.

Janice has since improved her metabolic age by 7 years younger than her actual age !