A super fit mum-of-two has shared the simple burger recipe she swears by for boosting her energy and fibre intake throughout the day.
Belinda Norton, a PE teacher from the Gold Coast, said her fast meat-free recipe ‘boosts the body’ and ‘increases energy and gut health with its high fibre nutrients’.
‘Ensure your body is detoxified through a revived energy and cleanse – you feel better after eating these I promise,’ the 45-year-old health guru wrote.
A super fit mum-of-two has shared the simple burger recipe she swears by for boosting her energy and fibre intake throughout the day
Recipe: How to make Belinda’s Booster Burgers
1 can lentils drained
1 packet of brown quick rice
2 teaspoon of curry paste – I use yellow curry (this amount is very mild) add more if you like spicy.
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup flour (any) I used spelt but rice or plain
1/2 cup almond meal
1. Mix up all ingredients into small bowl.
2. Grab a handful roll into large balls.
3. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in pan and flip and brown on each side
4. Remove from heat and allow to cool on a plate.
5. Prepare either salad of fresh greens, grated beetroot and a vegan mayo or place between gluten free bread or wraps as a burger style
To make the burgers, Belinda mixes lentils, a packet of brown rice, an egg, curry paste, pumpkin seeds, flour and almond meal together to form the mixture.
She then rolls the mixture into large balls before heating olive oil and browning each burger on each side.
Once done, she leaves them to cool on a plate before preparing a salad of fresh greens, grated beetroot and vegan mayonnaise.
Belinda regularly shares her handy health tips on social media and recently won praise for her five-step ‘routine reboot’ to fix your health and sculpt your dream body
The burgers can also be served between bread or in a wrap and last in the fridge for a week.
Belinda regularly shares her handy health tips on social media and recently won praise for her five-step ‘routine reboot’ to fix your health and sculpt your dream body.
Belinda is a firm believer that the secret to true wellness is routine and consistency, as no matter what else is going on in your life, you know you have a few non-negotiables that you will always fit in.
‘As a working mum, when I didn’t have a set routine it was my biggest fall out,’ Belinda wrote on her website.
‘It was my trigger for an emotional rollercoaster and it was hindering my health and relationships. Once I had this sorted, I found phenomenal amounts of time, energy and hopefulness – to help me live a really healthy life.’
The first thing Belinda said you need to do is write a to-do list every single day, and make sure you tick off various items as and when you’re done
1. Write a to-do list every single day
The first thing Belinda said you need to do is write a to-do list every single day, and make sure you tick off various items as and when you’re done.
‘Having a daily routine is proven to reduce stress,’ Belinda explained.
‘We tend to fill our brains up with our “to-do list”, and this can be incredibly overwhelming when it repeats on a loop in our mind.’
When you write your list down, the PE teacher recommends sticking it in a visible place for your entire family to see, so everyone knows what needs to get done.
This should help to get the list out of your mind and mean everyone knows what needs to get done.
The second thing Belinda swears by is 30 minutes of morning cardio, which helps to get you ready to go every single day
2. Start your day with some cardio
The second thing Belinda swears by is 30 minutes of morning cardio, which helps to get you ready to go.
‘Start your morning every single day with some sunrise cardio (walk, run, skip or bike) 30 minutes before your breakfast,’ she said.
‘Research shows that disrupted body clocks are associated with many physical and mental health conditions, including depression, diabetes, obesity and cancers.
‘A routine will ensure you are still feeling productive and fulfilled in your daily routine, even when it’s unpredictable.’
Make this morning movement a non-negotiable part of your routine, and reap the health goals in as little as one week.
3. Journal any thoughts before bed
The third thing Belinda said she does religiously is journal her thoughts a little every evening before bed.
‘Creating your goals and to-do list for the next day really helps you to get motivated,’ she said.
‘Write down both the moments from that day that you’re grateful for and what you intend to do tomorrow.’
Then, make sure you get between seven and eight hours of sleep every night in order to maximise your rest.
Writing a weekly dinner menu is one of Belinda’s favourite habits (one of her dinners pictured), and she recommends placing it in a visible place so that all can see
4. Write a weekly dinner menu
Writing a weekly dinner menu is one of Belinda’s favourite habits.
‘Place it in a visible place for all to see, and try keeping the menu for two weeks on a rotation to really save mental space, time and money,’ she explained.
If you can, get into a good routine of pre-preparing a healthy snack, meal or muesli every Sunday.
This will mean you’re far less likely to reach for something unhealthy when you’re tired and time-poor during the week.
Finally, Belinda revealed that having an exercise or training regime locked in will keep you ‘motivated, mobile and aligned’; she does 30 minutes of strength three times a week
5. Do 30 minutes of strength three times a week
Finally, Belinda revealed that having an exercise or training regime locked in will keep you ‘motivated, mobile and aligned’.
‘Our mobility is our health,’ she said.
‘Time is our most states barrier in exercise, yet we all need to prioritise moving our bodies for our health.’
Make sure you do 30 minutes of strength work three times a week, as well as your daily cardio for the best results.
‘Add in stretching and some fun and passion-type fitness activities in the outdoors to create a really balanced body routine,’ Belinda said.
You can follow Belinda Norton on Instagram here.