Fit Fridays

Fit Fridays

Keeping Healthy during the Hoildays

So much food and drink- what to do?!

Yes, it’s that time of the year were we want to celebrate with our family friends. We get to see some of our family and friends that we don’t see often during the year with our busy schedules and work. We are invited to so many gatherings, parties, festivities and we also host some ourselves. The type of food that is served it typiccaly finger food, lots of carbs, dips, gravies, lots of liquor, deserts and so much more. We are lucky that nowadays we have a variety of ingredients to cook and bake with which are gluten free, have less carbs, less saturated fat, less salt

Boosting Tuesdays

Boosting Tuesdays

PLAIT- The Fast Growing Extra Successful Company

The Joys of Receiving Plait

 I am away most of the time. And by away I mean in a different place every couple of days or on cruise ships, which is a big part of my career as a manager and coach. But I love Malta and I miss certain products that can only be found there. Sometimes I want that Kinnie, or that litte bit of Twistees or Gallett. Joy ran through me when one day I found out about the Maltese company Plait, and guess what. I ordered the Maltese Plait. I sent it to my partner’s house (not in Malta) which is where I stay in between ship visits for work. Man was I happy to receive my first Plait!

Looking through their website http://www.plait.com.mt, I was impressed by how many box styles and types had come out. I had a chance to be in Malta for 3 weeks, last September and I wanted to try the wine box, since you all know I am a wine fan and student. You can choose either 2, 4 or 6 bottle boxes. This is perfect whether you live on your own or with your partner, or if you are having a little gethering with friends. You simply buy the 6 bottle Plait box and you are set. The variety is awesome too. The person that delivered this box was extremely happy to be delivering this box and even striked a cool conversation with me. 

Receiving this box from me to me was a gift that was well deserved I felt. Why not!? Or should I say wine not!? hahahaha. Ok. Focus Marie! As you can see below, I was enjoyong this wine straight fromthe box after delivery. I wasn’t enjoyng it alone, my friend was over, but I decided to have some fun with photos to commemorate such a great product.

Plait’s CEO, Daniel Fenech has worked extremely hard, and after giving him a call to let him know this idea and these products are amazing, I saw what a big passion he had to make his company succeed. So much so, a few days ago, he won the Entrepreneur of the year at the JC awards. Companies don’t just happen. They are the result of a lot of work, dedication and lots of passion. Daniel along with his team believe in what they are doing and they love doing it. They have introduced the Beauty Plait to join their other Plait boxes like the Beer Plait and the Organic Plait, apart from the ones I have already mentioned; the Wine Plait and the Malta Plait.

Listen, it’s almost  Christmas and a little birdie told me (well, I meant on Plait’s social media), that they are already taking orders  for the Christmas boxes. So don’t be disappointed this Christmas. Whether you want to buy a box for yourself or for a loved one, there are many choices and a huge variety as well as lots of special items and deals. With the high demand that Plait receives, my reccomendation would be to order now. I did! Visit their website http://www.plait.com.mt. It is very nice and user friendly. Happy Plaiting! :p I’ll keep on enjoying my Plait box for now. Cherio! 🙂

Fit Fridays

Fit Fridays

Vegan, Gluten and Lactose Free Sweet Bites

Healthy Balls

Everyday, more and more people opt to try to be healthier and thanks to all the Social Media and all the knowledge available, everyone can do a little better, or else try. The most important thing is to collect different recipes and know what kind of ingredients are good for what. Whether you want to try more of a gluten free diet or vegetarian/vegan, you will find countless of information and recipes on several social media groups and Pinterest.

Today I decided to make one of my favourite gluten free and vegan, healthy sweet recipe. I call them Healthy Balls! 🙂

It is very simple to make and here are the ingredients needed to make them:

  • Almonds- 1 cup
  • Dates- 1 1/2 cups
  • Coconut Flour- 1 cup
  • Dessicated coconut (optional) – 2 spoons
  • Honey- 2 teaspoons
  • Coconut oil- 2 spoons
  • Peanut Butter (or any other nut butter- Optional) – 1 spoon
  • Chia seeds- 1 tea spoon
  • Hemp seed Protein Powder (optional)- any flavor you like – 1 small scoop

    Firstly, put the almonds, dates, coconut flour and chia seeds in a blender. After you blend, add the protein powder, dessicated coconut, coconut oil, honey and peanut butter if you are using it. Blend again. Refrigirate for about 30-45 minutes and then scoop with a spoon and mould into balls. They are immediately ready to enjoy!

    Why are they so good for you? 

    Coconut is high in natural saturated fats which increase the healthy cholesterol (DHL) in your body as well as help convert the (bad) cholesterol – LDL into good cholesterol. It also promotes heart health and lowers the risk of heart disease. Coconut flour is high in fiber and is free from wheat and other grains. It is also very low in sugar. Almonds have the same benefits as coconut and they also contain unique and protective phystosterol antioxidants. It is also high in protein.  Dates can reduce blood pressure, promote respiratory and digestive health and are a good scource of iron too. Chia seeds contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids and are high in calcium and antioxidants. Honey can prevent cancer and heart disease. It also contains flavanoids and antioxidants.

    This is a very quick thing to make, no baking neccesary and great to munch on when you want something healthy but don’t want to sacrifice many calories and sugar. This is a really healthy gluten and lactose free, vegan receipe that is already enjoyed by many.

    Try it out! Bon apetite!