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Holiday activities and get a taste of Choco

Posted Dec 21 2011 3:39pm
Holidays are here!

Its only few days left of Christmas craziness but for sure you will find some free time and this should be great opportunity to be active. Dont spend your holidays laying in bed and staying in.

There are so many ways how you can enjoy winter holidays while burning your calories.

One of my favorite winter holiday activities is ice skating for sure. Such a fun thing to do with friends. Every city have at least one outdoors ice rink and its just so lovely to enjoy it on snowy weather and christmas music. Go for a walk in to the forest, park or even in the city. Also a really good idea is to go to dog shelters and walk with these homeless dogs and make their days happier(its something what I always love to do with my little brothers). Everything is different in winter and there is nothing weird being a tourist  in your own hometown, go and explore some beautiful places or even sightseeings. There is no winter holiday without skiing or snowboarding, so go somwhere where is a lot of snow and enjoy fresh air, good workout and power over your own well being. If you are scared of cold weather and dont feel like throwing your warm jacket on, then its never too late to go and hit the gym, try our some new fitness class or go to the spa; swim and sweat in sauna.

Dont do workout just to do it. Be sure that you enjoy it and your body understands how good it is. If you dont feel like going crazy with workouts then just start slowly, step by step and it all will come on the way.

Its easy to find excuses to not move yourself, but its not that easy to find anything better than feeling after you have done something good to your body. Workouts and moving your body regulary is keepin your body happy and healthy.

Move your body and dont feel guilt of  heavy Christmas dinners.

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Holiday Treats

 Light, Healthy and Guilt-Free Christmas Cookie and Cake Recipes

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Buckwheat Cookies

* 100 g  unsalted Butter  * 100g Sugar   * 1  Egg * 150 g Buckwheat flour * 1 ts Baking powder * 100 g  chopped Walnuts *4ts Water

Combine Butter and Suger, mix it really well and add Egg. Add all other ingredients and keep on stiring. Put dough on the oven pan with spoon and cook it for 15-20 min (180C)

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Chocolate Puddle Cookies (I changed sugar amount and they still were delicious)

*310g Walnuts *50g confectioner’s Sugar *60g unsweetened Cocoa powder *1/2 ts fine grain sea salt *4 Egg whites *1 ts Vanilla extract

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

*50g 70% Chocolate *20g unsweetened dark Cocoa *20g Corn flour *50g unsalted Butter *20g Sugar *4 Eggs separated

Preheat the oven to 200C. Grease and flour a 24cm x 9cm loaf tin. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and set aside to cool. Seave the cocoa and the corn flour and combine thoroughly. Whisk the butter until light and creamy. Add half of the sugar, and continue to whisk another 3 minutes. Add the egg yolks and whisk a further few minutes.
In another bowl, whisk the egg whites with the remaining sugar (and cream of tartar) until soft peaks form. Fold in one-third of the cocoa mixture, then gently fold in the rest.
Mix the melted chocolate until smooth. Fold the egg whites into the melted chocolate, then gently fold in the butter mixture. Gently spoon in to the prepared tin. Place the tin a baking dish half filled with boiling water and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

I hope you got some ideas for Christmas craziness and cook a Yummy bite for this Beautiful time of the year. Enjoy wrapping gifts and I wish you al lovely holiday!!

xoxo

Helena


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