IT’S ALMOST SPRING!!!!! Ok so just for the last few weeks of […]
There is a massive vegan movement happening around the world at the moment. I think more and more people are becoming aware of the impact that the animal agriculture industry is having on the environment. Both Kyla and myself have not made the move to complete vegan lifestyle, however we both believe in minimising meat consumption and being aware of what we eat and how it affects both our bodies and the world in general.
Listen, I am all about the smoothie breakfasts these days (in fact I have a smoothie recipe coming up soooooon as well!) but some days you just want to EAT something right? And finding a vegan/gluten free/dairy free/sugar free option is kinda difficult. I am not vegan – not yet anyway – but I do believe that avoiding meat in general is better for the planet AND ourselves. Besides, being allergic to eggs makes vegan breakfast kind of a natural decision. Now, it’s easy to be vegan if you are unhealthy. It is not easy to be vegan if you are trying to cut out wheat/gluten and sugar as well. That’s when you gotta start getting creative. Eating dinner for breakfast can be a thing, but sometimes rice and kale isn’t really that appealing before 7am in the morning…
That strange time between winter and spring is weird, it demands warm breakfasts yet tank tops and sandals. I needed a bit of morning warmth, so I adapted a recipe from Prava Singh’s healthy-eating blog, Naturally Nutritious Living (www.naturallynutritiousliving.co.za).
Word on the street is that people should have protein within the 30 minutes straight after a weights workout. It helps with muscle recovery and ensure you don’t end up injured do to tearing over-worked muscles that didn’t get the nutrients they need to recover! During a workout you end up creating “micro tears” in your muscles (apparently) and taking protein directly after a heavy workout just immediately starts sending the hormones, enzymes, cellular messengers, nucleic acids, and immune-system components that your muscles need to recover! :)
So lets get down to business. Paleo Cupcakes. Have you ever? Well maybe you have but I doubt that you have on THIS LEVEL. These guys are so good that even my very non-paleo boyfriend scoffed them down without the usual long pause and then “it tastes okay for something paleo…”. Not even the bat of an eyelid.