Welcome to May!
Our COVID-19 isolation times have well and truly settled in now, and there are still a lot of restrictions in play.
For us here in Victoria, this means you should be staying at home and avoiding contact with others as much as you can; and that pubs, clubs, cinemas, gyms and a number of other businesses will continue to be closed for a while longer.
We still encourage you to support Wyndham Vale’s local businesses as much as you can, but as long as you’re working from home or social distancing, we’ve got some things to keep you sane and fighting that iso fatigue during this time, whilst building your knowledge, inner wanderer, fitness and cooking skills.
Think exploring the Serengeti, taking a virtual trip to the Palace Versailles, seeing your favourite artists live in ‘Iso Concert’, staying fit with HIIT Factory Werribee and creating some seriously tasty healthy energy boosting morsels.
We hope you enjoy our fun round-up for May.
Stay well and healthy!
Get Fit With The HIIT Factory Werribee’s Online Classes
The HIIT Factory Werribee understands the importance of being at the forefront of fitness, especially in times like this. If they think a format or workout is beneficial to their clients, they will travel all over the world to bring it back and make it available right here at their HIIT Factories in Australia! With a winning combination of world class workouts from America, the UK and our founder, The HIIT Mums own creations – there is something for everyone at The HIIT Factory.
Every week they have new amazing classes, challenges, recipes and more to help keep you fit and feeling fabulous. Head to the website to find out more about how you can be part of the HIIT Factory Werribee’s fitness challenges.
Best Energy Ball Recipe – EVER!
Well, after all that working out, you are definitely going to need an energy hit or just as a healthy treat. This No-Bake Energy Bites recipe by ‘Gimme Some Oven’ is not only irresistibly delicious, but it’s easy to make and full of feel-good ingredients. Enjoy!
To make this no bake energy bites recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
Old-fashioned oats: Also called rolled oats — these will serve as the base ingredient for our energy bites.
Shredded coconut: Which they recommend toasting — either briefly in the oven or in a sauté pan — before adding to the energy bites. (Just be sure that they have cooled before adding in the chocolate chips, or the chocolate may heat and turn a bit melty.)
Creamy peanut butter: They have used both traditional creamy peanut butter and natural creamy peanut butter in this recipe, and both work!
Ground flaxseed: To add some extra protein, fiber and omega-3s to our energy bites.
Semisweet chocolate chips: This recipe was photographed with standard-sized semisweet chips, but mini semisweet chips mix in easier.
Honey: To add some natural sweetness and also help to bind the energy balls together.
Vanilla extract: For a touch of extra flavor.
Chia seeds (optional): Feel free to skip the chia seeds, if you do not have any on hand. But I love adding in a tablespoon or so when I do
HOW TO MAKE ENERGY BALLS: To make these energy bites, simply…
- Stir everything together. Stir all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until thoroughly combined.
- Chill. Cover the mixing bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, or until the mixture is chilled.*
- Roll into balls. Roll into mixture into 1-inch balls.
- Serve. Then enjoy immediately! Or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.
11 Magnificent Indian Sites To Explore From Home
Ever want to travel to, rediscover and explore the vibrancy and stunning architectural treasures of India? Well despite travel bans at present, you can experience India’s unforgettable scenery and rich colourful history now via Street View, where you will encounter the vast array of monuments, mausoleums and marvels on offer. So get inspired by the Taj Mahal, Jantar Mantar, the Red Fort plus more from the comfort of your own home today.
To start your journey to india go to: https://artsandculture.google.com/story/11-indian-sites-to-explore-from-home/UgLSzBxU0Mo7IQ
Learn About The History Behind The Palace Of Versailles Via An Online Exhibition
Listed for the past 30 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Palace of Versailles constitutes one of the finest achievements of French art of the 17th century. The former hunting lodge of Louis XIII was transformed and extended by his son Louis XIV who installed here the Court and the government of France in 1682. Up until the French Revolution, a line of kings succeeded each other, each taking his turn to embellish the Palace.The Hall of Mirrors, the King’s Grand Apartments, the gardens… The Palace of Versailles is one of the most visited cultural sites in the world today and you can now learn about it and see it for yourself via this phenomenal online exhibition. Go to https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/palace-of-versailles.
Take A Safari From Your Living Room To The Mesmerising Serengeti National Park
Established in 1952, the Serengeti National Park is considered as one of the world’s most famous and significant wildlife sanctuaries, where unparalleled natural beauty and scientific value merge together. Every year, the site witnesses a phenomenal migration event, where over a million wildebeests, as well as hundreds of other animals like gazelles and zebras, move altogether in search of pasture and rain water.
Now, you can experience this phenomenon and many others that take place at the park, from your own home.
To start your safari, visit https://artsandculture.google.com/story/serengeti-national-park/8wJCssEUhmZXLQ
Get Your Groove On At A Livestreamed Concert At Home
Unfortunately, as we are all aware, it will probably be some time before we can all go and watch a live concert again.
Many artists, however, have started live streaming concerts on social media from their homes, empty venues, or wherever they can while they practice social distancing. Vulture has put together an amazing list of the performances you should be checking out while you stay inside and are updating the list daily as more artists announce their livestream plans. And, the best bit is… you get all this good, live music for free. To start planning your next live concert at home moment, go to: https://www.vulture.com/2020/05/all-musicians-streaming-live-concerts.html.
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