TGIF! Has everyone got big plans for the weekend? It seems everyone has a party, event or last minute shopping planned. Me? Well I’ve got a Christmas themed Body Step to launch, work, workouts, a date night and possibly a night on the town planned.
But let’s talk about today. Since doing my first true heavy weights workout on Wednesday I’ve been so excited (like ants in my pants excited) to do it again. The Body Pump class I do today is not one of my favourites. I LOVE the program but don’t click with the instructor. I decided to stay for the first 3 tracks, since these were from the new release (after warming up on the elliptical) before going downstairs to do my own thang.
The workout was much the same as the other day except I used the proper ‘big’ bar from my deadlifts and increased my weight. Many of you will be impressed that I didn’t use the abductor machines today and I didn’t even bother looking at that nasty oblique rotating one. I felt awesome, strong and like my body was changing before my eyes. Plus it’s super fun ha! I only hope that it doesn’t leave me too sore for Body Step tomorrow morning.
Since Christmas is still creeping closer and closer, which means we probably have a million different things to decorate, clean, cook and bake before family, friends and (unwanted? Ha) long lost relatives scramble into your house. I thought I’d try to help you out with a simple no fuss recipe that can literally be whipped together in minutes, if you’re prepared that is.
Oh did I mention it’s tasty? And a traditional Christmas dessert…with a healthy and modern day twist on it. Plus it’s so versatile you can easily change it up. I may not be the best person to ask, since I’ve never been a Trifle lover. Seriously all that nonsense mixed together is not my sort of delight, I’ll stick to Christmas Chocolate Truffles thank you! Anyways, someone who does know trifles is my lovely taste testing boyfriend. Under my persuasion he tasted my improptu-last minute- I feel like making something Trifle and enjoyed every last bite. And now you will too.
This makes 1 serving but multiply the recipe as much as needed to make more single servings or one larger serving.
- 1 Chobani 170g tub with mixed fruit of choice- peach, mango or strawberry I’d recommend (I chose mango).
- 1 leftover Vitarium muffin or pre bought sponge, OR home made sponge cake/cupcakes/muffins. Really you just need some sort of plain baked good.
- 1 (85g?) tub of Goulburn Peaches (or desired quantity of any fruit- versatile remember!)
- Sprinkling of nuts- I went with Walnuts
- Grab yourself a martini glass, tall glass, bowl etc for the trifle (size will depends of servings and quantity of ingredients).
- Slice the baked good into thin slices and layer the bottom and the sides of the glass/bowl.
- Spoon fruit into this newly created baked good casing.
- Stir together your Chobani so the fruit is mixed throughout and spoon on top till the mixture is level with the top.
- Sprinkle nuts on top.
- Soak the baked-good in desired liquor.
- Top with red or green jelly for some extra sweetness (and then sprinkle with nuts).
- Replace nuts with Christmas coloured lollies, sprinkles, toppings etc.
Simple? Check. Versatile? Double Check. Delicious? You know it.
What is your least favourite Christmas dessert? Trifle is definitely mine. Puddings and fruit cakes are slightly okay- only because I love dried fruit. Rum balls would be a close second. Rum = yuck.
Daily Healthy Thought: I am strong!