Strawberry coconut milkshake recipe

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard… Studentenvoer has this amazing milkshake recipe! Perfect for your busy Monday morning, or just as a snack throughout the week.

Milkshake recipe

Milkshakes are definitely one of our favorite beverages! And we especially ♥ them when they are healthy, it brings a smile to our clean eating hearts ;). The awesome thing about milkshakes is that you can vary and add a lot of delicious fruit. So Studentenvoer made us EXTRA happy with a strawberry coconut milkshake. Now, if this isn’t summer happiness in a jar, we don’t know what is!

All you need is love and: 

  • About 8 strawberries
  • 2 tsps of coconut flakes
  • 300ml of skinny yogurt
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup

All you now have to do, is add all the ingredients to your blender and press ON. Now how easy is that! Surprise your friends with this lovely milkshake… Or maybe you want to keep it all to yourself? It’s all good, we understand 🙂

Share your delicious, healthy milkshakes recipes with us on Instagram and don’t forget to use #fitgirlcode! 

Listen to your body

Some time ago, we received a question from Irene. She sometimes feels that working out for 4 hours isn’t good enough and she is afraid that her cheats are worse than those of the other Fit Girls.  Moreover, Irene worries that her healthy lifestyle might become an obsession. So her question is, how do we deal with that? And do we all experience this?

Don’t worry Irene, we all experience this! I certainly do.  But trust me when I am saying that working out for 4 hours a week is good enough! Everyone is different and has their own schedule. You don’t have to work out everyday to feel good. It all depends on the time you have, your surroundings and what you think is enough. Listen to your body and try to put everything in perspective.

Of course, being confronted with these perfect images on a daily basis is difficult, but, on the other hand, what is perfect? I can sometimes feel really insecure about these pictures as well, but then why would I want to look like that? And then I think everyone looks beautiful in their own way. Try to think about these pictures as people who have imperfections as well. Nobody is perfect, but everyone is beautiful in their own way! The most important part is that you’re staying fit and healthy while listening to your body.

Moreover, don’t be afraid that your cheats are worse than those of the other Fit Girls. We love cheat days! And that’s why we don’t hold back during those days. Believe me when I say that on my cheat day I eat a full bag of crisps, one chocolate bar and drink sodas. Everyone has their own way of doing stuff. Try to do what feels good for you and try not to feel guilty. You’ve worked so hard, you deserve a cheat day :).

Also, try not to compare yourself to others. Focus on yourself and your body and what feels good for you. You are perfect the way you are, remember that. Everyone is different in their own way! Also check out Anna’s article about how to prevent your fit goals from becoming an obsession.

 

Filled bell pepper recipe

Studentenvoer has another amazing recipe for you! This time a super delicious filled bell pepper recipe. You could make it for lunch, but also for dinner – it’s completely up to you. Why don’t you try it?

Sometimes it can be hard to come up with new ideas for your lunch or dinner. Personally I’m often following routines in what I eat and find it hard to come up with creative recipes by myself. Thank god there are people on this earth who do know how to make amazing food combinations and Michelle from Studentenvoer is one of them. But let’s cut to the chase – you want to know how to make this, don’t you?

Ingredients (for 4 people)

  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 bag of (garlic) shrimps
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic (so don’t eat this before a date 😉 )
  • boursin or any cheese you prefer
  • pepper & salt

When you have gathered these ingredients, you are all ready and set for cooking this delicious recipe.

Let’s do this!

  1. Put a pan on the stove, containing 2 cups of water for the quinoa.
  2. In the meantime, you can cut off the top of the bell peppers and cut the other veggies up in small pieces.
  3. As soon as the water is boiling, add the quinoa.
  4. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees (Celcius).
  5. Cook the shrimp, garlic and onion in some (coconut) oil. When the shrimps are almost ready, you add the tomatoes to the party.
  6. When the quinoa is done, get rid of the water that’s left in the pan and add the quinoa to the shrimps.
  7. I know you already want to eat this, but behave yourself.
  8. Scoop everything into the bell peppers and put the boursin or cheese on top.
  9. Put the bell peppers in the oven for about 30 minutes.

NOW you can unleash your inner beast and throw yourself upon the food feast that you have created. Enjoy your masterpiece!

 

Clean eating: quinoa, goat cheese, pumpkin recipe

I love goat cheese, I love quinoa, I love pumpkin and we all love clean eating recipes. So I came up with this clean and somewhat paleo friendly recipe to combine the three! One night it was all I had in my fridge plus some plain yoghurt and I thought I would give it a try.

What you need to prepare this clean eating quinoa recipe from scratch:

  • Biological pumpkin
  • Quinoa
  • Honey
  • Goat cheese (I used chevre)
  • Plain or greek yoghurt
  • Sea salt, pepper and olive oil

First pre-heat the oven at 200 degrees. Wash the pumpkin and cut into small parts. Add some fresh salt and peper and a drizzle of olive oil. Then place in the oven for 15 minutes. Now prepare the quinoa like the package describes.

Open the oven and add the goat cheese and a drizzle of honey on the pumpkins, leave for another 5 minutes in the oven to make the goat cheese nice and soft.

Serve the quinoa with some plain yoghurt and topped with the pumpkin, goat cheese and some extra honey for the sweet tooth.