Kicking the Holiday Food Coma with Hiit eBook
I don't know about you, but my holiday break has included homemade cinnamon rolls, chocolate peanut butter balls dipped in pretzel bits, and my husband's favorite sugary "Christmas Drink." As we enter the new year, it's time to pull back on my sugar consumption and throw back a bit more green.
I stumbled upon the Australian gym owner and fitness guru, Chontel Duncan's Instagram account when she was at the tail end of her pregnancy. Her ridiculously fit pregnant bod was a definite inspiration. I snooped around her page and learned that she was the founder of Hiit Australia, an impressive Muay Thai Kickboxing gym with three locations (in Australia). Like the stalker I am, I started following her on Snapchat (@chontelduncan). Her weekly food prep and intense workouts are a daily motivator for me to get my body moving. Plus she shares a ton of free fitness-related content.
Several months ago, I purchased her Hiit Recipe eBook. I was initially hesitant to make the $29.99 purchase. In the age of the internet, we all have access to infinite recipes for free. However, I had already taken advantage of several of the recipes she posted for free (her simple large batch of veggie fried rice recipe quickly became a staple for me when the hub's away). Even if the book was a total bust, I thought I should at least support the person who had provided so much inspiration and free recipes.
To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. I'm a fan of most all of her recipes, but her Muesli Bars, Chocolate Brownies, and Green Frappe were life changers. They have become weekly staples in my house. I used to buy expensive protein or granola bars on a weekly basis for my lunches, but now I'll buy the various nuts and seeds in bulk and make the Muesli Bars and Chocolate Brownies every Sunday. The Brownies are ridiculously delicious and are probably as guilt-free as you can get. They are made with sweet potato and are only 60 calories with 6 grams of protein! My chocolate-loving mother-in-law and sister-in-law were even impressed, and my husband could eat half the pan in a day.
I've never been a fan of vegetable juice, so I was skeptical about whether or not I would like The Green Frappe (or as we call it, Green Drink), but I actually really like it! The coconut water and bits of frozen fruit balance out the veggies really well.
I'm not going to share the recipes because they are not mine to share, but I will share the stats on the the recipes I mentioned. There are 37 recipes total including 19 sweet dishes, 9 savory meat dishes, 6 vegetarian savory dishes, and 3 smoothies.