Fitness queen Kayla Itsines shares her favourite five-minute lunch – as she names the ONE thing she ‘couldn’t live without’
- Fitness guru Kayla Itsines has shared her five-minute go-to tuna salad online
- The 30-year-old trainer mixes fresh vegetables tuna, and cooked rice in a bowl
- Then drizzles the mis with oil, balsamic glaze and adds salt and cracked pepper
- On Instagram, Kayla also revealed the one food she can’t live without is tomato
Fitness sensation Kayla Itsines has revealed her go-to tuna salad recipe that only takes five minutes.
The 30-year-old trainer said the salad is super quick to put together as she usually has most of the ingredients in her fridge already.
‘It’s full of fresh vegetables which is great but I find that adding rice and tuna is important too because helps to fill me up and give me energy for my day,’ she wrote on Instagram.
Fitness star Kayla Itsines shared her go-to five-minute salad recipe to Instagram that uses fresh vegetables, tuna, rice and balsamic vinegar
Kayla said she mixed up chopped cherry tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, red onion, tuna, and cooked rice in a bowl.
She then drizzles with balsamic glaze and oil and adds a sprinkle of salt and cracked pepper.
Many of Kayla’s Instagram followers who love her quick and easy lunch recipe shared their own take on the healthy salad.
Kayla said she mixed up chopped cherry tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, red onion, tuna, and cooked rice in a bowl
She then drizzles with balsamic glaze and oil and adds a sprinkle of salt and cracked pepper
Kayla Itsine’s five-minute salad
Half an avocado
1 small can of tuna
Half a cup of cooked rice
Salt and cracked pepper
Chop the cherry tomatoes, avocado, and cucumber then finely slice the red onion.
Combine the chopped vegetables in a bowl with the tuna and rice
Drizzle the salad with a bit of the oil and balsamic glaze and sprinkle some salt and cracked pepper owner the top.
‘Also great with quinoa, kalamata olives, green onion, and Chili tuna,’ someone commented.
‘I put mine with stir fry silverbeet and pine nuts, fresh avocado and fresh basil, basmati and tuna. It is amazing,’ one woman wrote.
‘I eat this for lunch every day because it’s very easy and quick to make. I switch it up sometimes with canned chicken and/or fried egg and/or a different dressing,’ another shared.
In a previous post, the multi-millionaire fitness star declared she ‘could not live without’ with tomatoes – and her love is inspired by a heartwarming childhood experience.
Kayla took to Instagram to gush about her obsession, saying her ‘last meal’ would be a simple affair of tomatoes and burrata cheese on toast.
The co-founder of world famous exercise app SWEAT, who is worth an estimated $209million (AUD), developed a love of fresh food after growing up watching her grandfather plant fruit and vegetables in the garden of his Adelaide home.
‘Someone asked me not long ago what I would want my last meal to be and I literally said tomatoes and burrata on toast,’ she wrote.
‘I feel like that sounds very simple and boring but that is absolutely what I would eat every day if I could. My grandparents grow some themselves and there’s nothing better than fresh tomatoes, straight from the garden!’
The mother-of-one has always been vocal about instilling values from her Greek heritage in her two-year-old daughter, Arna Leia, who she shares with ex fiancé and business partner, Tobi Pearce.
The 30-year-old trainer (right, with daughter Arna) took to Instagram on Monday to gush about her obsession, saying her ‘last meal’ would be a simple affair of tomatoes and burrata (left)
‘[My grandfather] used to (actually…still does) drag me into the garden every time I’m over to show me how different fruit and veggies grow in different seasons,’ she wrote in an Instagram post.
The co-founder of world famous exercise app SWEAT (left) developed a love of fresh food after growing up watching her grandfather (right) plant vegetables in the garden of his Adelaide home
‘It wasn’t exactly my idea of a “good time” growing up and I NEVER thought I’d actually care enough to grow my own produce in my own veggie garden, but now I realise that he was always just trying to demonstrate to me that food is so precious.’
Watching food go from garden to dinner table made Kayla appreciate ‘everything she ate’ and she hopes her little girl will feel the same.
‘Now I get to teach Arna about the Itsines food philosophy that we’ve all shared for so many generations,’ she said.