CAULIFLOWER RICE/COUS COUS RECIPE

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this with you before. It is literally the best dish ever and easy to replace white rice, pasta and bread with this versatile, easy and healthy alternative.

It’s so simple to make and it tastes fantastic. You can eat it hot or cold and it goes with pretty much anything! You can also eat it raw to retain as many nutrients as possible.

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Ingredients
1 head cauliflower, any size
1 tablespoon avocado oil
Salt, optional

Equipment
Chef’s knife
Food processor or box grater
Spatula
Pan with lid, optional

Instructions

  1. Cut the cauliflower into large pieces: Cut the head of cauliflower into quarters, then trim out the inner core from each quarter. Break apart the cauliflower into large florets with your hands. If the core is tender, you can chip it into pieces and add it with the florets.
  2. Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor: Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor. Don’t fill the food processor more than 3/4 full; if necessary, process in two batches.
  3. Pulse the cauliflower until completely broken down: Process the cauliflower in 1-second pulses until it has completely broken down into couscous-sized granules. (Alternatively, grate the florets on the large holes of a box grater.)
  4. Pull out any unprocessed pieces: Some florets or large pieces of cauliflower might remain intact. Pull these out and set them aside. Transfer the cauliflower couscous to another container and re-process any large pieces.
  5. Serving raw cauliflower couscous: Cauliflower couscous can be used raw, tossed like grains into a salad or in a cold side dish.
  6. Cooking cauliflower couscous: Cooking makes the cauliflower more tender and rice-like. Warm a tablespoon of avocado oil  in a large pan over medium heat. Stir in the cauliflower bits and sprinkle with a little himalayan pink salt. Cover the pan and cook for 5 to 8 minutes, until the couscous sized rice is as tender as you like. Use or serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

  • Freezing raw cauliflower couscous: The couscous can also be sealed in airtight containers or bags and frozen for up to three months. Thaw on the counter for a few minutes before using or cooking.

Top tip! Goes really well with the following dishes:

Pak Choi Fish

Turkey and Mango Stir Fry

Home made healthy Chinese Takeaway

Coconut chicken nuggets

Chicken salsa

Tamarind Tuna with Zesty Lemon Salsa 

ARE YOU ON AUTOPILOT?

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I walked up my stairs the other day. Got to the top and thought “How did I actually get here?!” You know, the same thing we have all done while driving, wondering where part of our journey went.

Our brains are incredible when you think about it. It functions without our conscious mind even realising, leading us to be on ;auto-pilot’.

Whilst auto pilot is OK for a short period of time in the car or in your own home whilst you’re thinking about chores, what’s not OK is going through your whole life on auto-pilot.

Are you guilty of any of the following auto-pilot behaviours?

  • Doing the same routine
  • eating the same things
  • following the same weight loss strategy
  • Training the same for years
  • Having the same mental focus (or lack of it)
  • Following the same ‘story’
  • Hanging on the same emotional rollercoaster
  • Following the same attitudes
  • Having the same awareness levels?

Sound like you?

You’re probably on auto-pilot.

Now I need to ask you something REALLY important and I need an honest answer.

Is it working?

life is on autopilot

Are you confident?
Are you happy with your body shape?

Have you got bundles of energy?

Are yo fit, strong and healthy?

Are you happy and grateful every day?

You are? We;; that’s brilliant. Keep up the good work (you’re obviously a B-Fit client already! 😉 )

Seriously though, if you’re not. You can do something about it. Staying in the comfort zone of your auto pilot life won’t change anything for you. It will mean you stay exactly where you are.

It is in our DNA and human survival instincts to keep growing and pressing forward. So it’s time to say goodbye to being on auto-pilot and make a change.

Now, it’s not easy at first and it does require effort. However once you’re in the swing of things, little steps lead to big goals and these little steps become easy and second nature.

The key is consistency. But you knew that already didn’t you?

So, join me. Get out your comfort zone. Drop me an email gaynor@b-fit.uk.com or a text 07748 298728 and let’s arrange an informal chat together where I can instantly help you take off that auto-pilot and make the smallest changes that will lead to big differences.

I’ve got two places left this week so get in touch asap.

Gaynor x

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HOW TO HAVE A GUILT FREE CHRISTMAS

image001Forget shopping for new clothes this year. Why would you do that when this weight you are at isn’t going to last?

You are determined to do something about it

…but you haven’t started yet 

….God you do NOT want to be buying anything the next size up! 

…but then you have nothing to wear 

…The pressure is on, you feel that dreaded panic – Christmas is coming! Maybe a new dress?

… but you haven’t yet lost the weight you gained over your holiday, and you know that if anyone produces a camera then you will dive for the loo! Argghhhhh!

Does this all sound familiar?

Well, how about that NOT happening this year?

How about this instead?

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ENJOY a Guilt Free Christmas!

 

  • tone up without faddy diets or spending hours bored in the gym!
  • Look & feel fabulous this season
  • Eat what you want over Christmas – without worrying. You have a Recovery Plan in place.
  • Start now, get ahead before the new year’s resolutions kick in!

I want to make absolutely sure that you hit “that goal” this xmas.

I know this time of year fills so many women with dread and I know I’m going to get crazy busy with those people looking to make a lasting change.

For a limited time, I’m inviting anyone interested in finding more about one to one Personal Training, nutrition and lifestyle courses or small group PT with B-Fit THIS WEEK to benefit from one of my special deals:

  1. Personal Training “Guilt Free” Offer

Mini Personal Training packages now available. To BOOK A FREE Taster session or just an informal chat – Text or call Gaynor on 07748 298728 ONLY 2 FREE PLACES AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

2. Small  Group PT January 2016 course – Read more here  – ONLY 2 PLACES AVAILABLE 

To find out more please email me as soon as possible gaynor@b-fit.uk.com  We do this every year, and its always rather popular!

It’s not too late to make a lasting change and let right now be the date you look back on in the future and say “That’s the point when things changed”.

Remember all those things you promised yourself back in January? There’s still time to make a start on achieving those goals. Drop me a text in confidence and we can have an informal chat at a time that suits you 07748 298728. I have a few sessions available this side of Christmas if you’re quick!

One of my B-Fit clients already? Getting lots of admiring glances and lovely compliments? People asking how you have done it? Feel free to share the love and forward this blog.

Clare lost four stone!

 

“I am married with two children and work full time.  I joined B-Fit at
the end of October last year when my weight had got to such a point that I didn’t know what to do.  I had lost my confidence and my sense of who I was.  My weight had ballooned since having the children and I had done most of the diets over the years, all with initial positive results but none of them really changing my approach to food or my fitness levels.
Since starting B-Fit , I have lost over four stone and dropped four sizes which I am thrilled about. I feel more confident, have lowered my blood pressure, am able to be active with my family and an feeling more feminine (recently wearing a dress and tights something I had been avoiding for a long time!).
I have followed the B-Fit eating plan and enjoy the fitness sessions
which has surprised me.  I am really looking  forward to achieving my
next set of goals.”

 

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REASONS TO EXERCISE TODAY

reasons-to-exercise-300x214A little bit of Wednesday motivation for those of us who haven’t yet done any exercise today (If you’ve been up early and exercised already well done you!!!)

If yesterday didn’t quite go as planned and you’re lacking in motivation today, you just have to deal with it, let go of the guilt and move on. Today is a new day!

Getting back on track is half the struggle. So ask yourself this question and answer it honestly… what is stopping you today?

We all know consistency is the key to success so stay consistent and make a promise to yourself TODAY that you will move your body TODAY.

And why should you? Here’s my top ten reasons…

  • Exercise makes you look better
  • Exercise lifts your mood
  • Exercise reduces back pain
  • Exercise boosts your metabolism
  • Exercise helps you live longer
  • Exercise makes you take pride in your body
  • Exercise helps you look and feel incredible
  • Exercise helps you be stronger than your excuses

*Remember…you can have results or excuses but not both!*

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And if you want someone to help you NOT have any excuses and hold you accountable, show you how to enjoy the right foods for life, demonstrate smart exercise plans that fit in with you and your lifestyle and have a lot of fun doing it whilst getting incredible results, then you are officially invited to come and see me for a FREE B-FIT TASTER SESSION.

Did you know? There are less than twelve weeks until Christmas which means plenty of time to make a change and make Christmas 2015 the one where you look back at all the photos in your little party dress and think “yes!” “I look amazing!”.

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ASPARAGUS SCRAMBLE

asparagus scramble

2-3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • coarse ground sea salt, to taste
  • dried basil, to taste
  • dried chives, to taste
  • dried savory leaves, to taste
  • dried oregano, to taste
  • dried tarragon, to taste
  • dill weed, to taste
  • dried marjoram, to taste
  • dried rosemary, to taste
  • jumbo organic eggs, beaten

Directions

  1. In a pan, over medium heat, add the avocado oil
  2. Cut the trimmed asparagus bunch into 2-inch pieces and add to the pan
  3. Add all seasonings and stir until well combined. Cook until asparagus turns a brighter shade of green.
  4. Crack the eggs into a small bowl and whisk.
  5. Gently pour the eggs into the seasoned asparagus and stir to combine with a wooden spoon. Once eggs are set and no longer runny split between two plates and serve.
  6. Enjoy! 🙂