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Courgette, Coconut and Chocolate Chip Loaf and PHA Workout

Posted Nov 06 2012 6:00am

Hi everyone, I am currently on my way down to London town for my exciting mini trip! While I am away I have this fantastic guest post from one of my blogger best mates and KHGS sponsor Tamzin from Salad and Sequins . I’ve been reading Tam’s blog for years and have met her several times. She is one of the nicest people and writes what I think is one of the most original healthy living blogs out there – so please check it out! Now over to Tam…

My Courgette, Coconut and Chocolate Chip Loaf + A Fab PHA Workout

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Hello Keeping Healthy Getting Stylish readers, my name is Tamzin and I write the blog Salad and Sequins. When Laura asked if I would like to do a post for her I jumped at the chance! I love Laura's blog, all the recipes, ramblings and health tips are great. We have actually met up a few times too which has been so much fun, I only we wish we lived closer to each other so we could meet up more!

Today I am here to share with you one of my favourite recipes and a favourite PHA (peripheral heart action) workout. I'm going to start with the workout, the PHA workout system is great for toning up and losing weight. Basically this system pushes blood around the body in different directions raising the heart rate quickly and making you burn more fat you can look it up here .

After a 5 minute warm up using a barbell do this:

  • 12/15 Shoulder Presses
  • 12/15 Weighted Squats (barbell resting on shoulders at the back of the neck)
  • 12/15 Upright Rows

Then immediately afterward 1 minute each of:

  • star jumps
  • high knees
  • mountain climbers

Repeat this sequence 3/4 times for a killer full body workout!

Now onto my recipe. This loaf is so so delicious I know your going to love it! You can also adapt it by adding your own mix of nuts and fruit, plus changing the courgette for carrot is a winner too..........

Tamzin's Courgette, Coconut and Chocolate Chip Loaf

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Ingredients:

  • 1 + 3/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup golden syrup
  • 1/3 cup walnut oil
  • 1 medium sized courgette
  • 2 eggs

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix all wet ingredients in a separate bowl.

Grate courgette and add to dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients and mix. Add mixer to a loaf tin and sprinkle a little extra coconut on top. Bake in the oven for 60 minutes. I checked mine after 40 then left on a lower heat for an extra 20 minutes as it was still wet in the middle. When your poker comes out clean the loaf is cooked.  Leave to cool then enjoy a thick slice with a cup of something hot : )

Well all that is left to say is thank you to Laura for letting me come by and share this post with you, I hope you have enjoyed the read. If you get the time why not pop over to Salad and Sequins and let me know if you do the workout or try my yummy recipe!

Question: Have you ever tried PHA training?

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