Recipe: B.C.T.A.

“This quick-to-make lunch is full of protein-rich meat and healthy veg, and tastes amazing! Nothing better for that midday pick-me-up to help you through the day!”

Nutritional Information

  • 476 Calories
  • 9g Carbs
  • 47g Protein
  • 20g Fat

Ingredients

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  • 5g organic butter or coconut oil
  • 1 rasher unsmoked bacon (use
    vegetarian bacon if preferred)
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 chicken breast or vegetarian
    chicken, sliced in half
  • 1 beef tomato, cut into slices
    quarter of an avocado, sliced

Directions

  • Melt the butter / oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the bacon rasher on both sides until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add the chicken to the pan and fry for
    around four minutes each side, until
    cooked through. Add the spring onions and fry for one minute. Remove pan from heat.
  • Arrange the items on a plate in a stack,
    starting with a piece of chicken as a base, and finishing with another piece of chicken as a ‘lid’. Serve with a salad.

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Serves 1

Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes

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MEET OUR TEAM: SEAN’S STORY

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I used to be 18 stone. One day, I ran up the stairs in my house and I was out of breath. I still remember that moment vividly, the moment I knew I had to change. But it wasn’t an overnight win. I didn’t “Lose 5 stone with these 3 simple steps…”

I went from overweight to not eating properly.

Reaching my end goal of being skinny hadn’t brought confidence or happiness. Being a certain weight or body shape doesn’t bring fulfilment. I discovered what brings you fulfilment is being able to do the things you want, not limited by fitness. Happiness comes from within.

IMG_6832I love mountain biking, climbing and surfing. Being fit allows me to do those things. That’s what Next Level Fitness is all about for me: fitness with a purpose, because that’s what brings happiness.

I founded Next Level Fitness because I want to help people in similar situations, so they don’t get lost in the woods like I did.

Now I’m focusing on growing Next Level Fitness, but making sure that it always stays true to what it was supposed to be. I’m so proud of the team and what we’re achieving for people. But I know that there’s a lot more people out there that could use our help.

I love keeping up to date with new developments to improve how we help people with both fitness and nutrition. (Which I often share in our blog.) For me it is important that fitness is fun as well as effective. The reward for me is getting people past those emotional blocks and retraining their brain to prove that they CAN do what they thought was impossible. To push themselves and enjoy fitness Because if I could, you can.

Looking back at how many people we’ve helped is a huge buzz.

“I came to Sean a year ago having tried on my wedding dress that didn’t fit and bulged in places it shouldn’t. I told him that i had a year to get into my wedding dress. Having never had a personal trainer before, I was very nervous about some fit guy seeing me jiggle all my wobbly bits. Sean was very friendly, talkative and forthcoming which put me at ease straight away. He wasn’t your cliché of a personal trainer and quickly became a friend. I trained with Sean once a week for a year. I’m not a gym goer, I don’t exercise and hate any sort of running/lifting/stretching but Sean pushed me. I moaned every step of the way and fought him on most things…but I did it, I lost 2 stone and still had a pizza every weekend! On the day of the wedding i was shocked at the scales. The dress fitted perfectly and I felt amazing. I can’t thank Sean enough, as I had my dream wedding without any worries of bulges. I had so many compliments it was unreal. If you want to lose weight, tone up or just get fit then Sean is your guy!!! If he can get me to lose weight, then he can do anything. Top lad that will get you to your target and have a laugh along the way.”

Review from the Next Level Fitness facebook page.

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Recipe: Summer Fruit Pancakes

“Sometimes a cheeky, super-sweet treat can be a great way to start a day, and this recipe is perfect for your ‘cheat’ breakfast!” 

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • 220 Calories
  • 9g Carbs
  • 10g Protein
  • 16g Fat

Ingredients

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  • 3 tsps coconut flour
  • 2 medium sized eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsps stevia (or natural
    sweetener of your choice)
  • 3 tsps coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp plain or Greek yoghurt (use
    dairy free yoghurt if preferred)
  • 100g mixed berries

Directions

  • Place the flour, eggs, cinnamon and stevia in a blender and mix until smooth. Add a bit more flour if the mixture is too thin, or if the mixture is too thick, add a drop of cold water or unsweetened almond milk. The aim is to achieve a pourable but not runny consistency.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a pan over a
    medium/high heat and then pour in
    around 50ml of the mixture into the
    centre of the pan.
  • Move the pan around gently to even out the mixture  into a circular shape. When small holes appear in the pancake (around 1-2 minutes), turn it over and cook for 1-2 minutes, until golden. Transfer to a plate.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve with yoghurt and berries.

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Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 10-20 minutes

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Recipe: Pina Colada

“This delicious smoothie is perfect for drinking after a hard workout this summer! Protein shakes can be vital in helping with recovery, and it’s better when they taste as good as this!”

Nutritional Information (Per serving)

  • 170 Calories
  • 7g Carbs
  • 22g Protein
  • 6g Fat

Ingredients

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  • 1 slice fresh pineapple, peeled and chopped roughly
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 25g vanilla flavour whey or rice protein powder (optional)

Directions

  • Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth!

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Serves 2

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Recipe: Fragrant Spiced Chicken

“This low-calorie high-protein dish looks and tastes professionally made, a perfect end-of-the-day meal for hot summer days!”

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • 143 Calories
  • 15g Carbs
  • 19g Protein
  • 3g Fat

Ingredients

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  • 1 tsp organic butter or coconut oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 275g fresh chicken breast (or use
    vegetarian chicken*), diced
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt

Directions

  • Melt the butter / oil in a large pan over a
    gentle heat. Add the onion and sauté for
    around 5 minutes until soft.
  • Add the ginger, garlic and pepper and cook
    for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the chicken, spices and salt and cook
    for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Serve on a bed of finely chopped, mashed
    kohlrabi or cabbage and garden peas.

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

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