Fitness Friday with Womens Basketball extraordinaire Alice Kunek

Today's Friday Fitness #danistars is the amazing Alice Kunek. We share the same Croatian heritage background so hence her height and becoming a professional basketball player. She plays for the Women's National Basketball League for the Dandenong Rangers.

She is very passionate about good food, healthy living and of course fashion. She says; 

"I believe that as a basketball player in Australia, young girls are always looking up to us as role models and it is our job to always be a positive influence in these young girls lives. 

When Alice is not training she loves creating healthy sweet treats and trying different recipes. She shares one of her favourite Tahini protein ball recipes which are super delicious and perfect for an "on the go" snack, or a sweet treat after dinner. "I believe putting the right foods into your body is vital to get the best out of training and keeping a positive mindset." She says. 
Alice takes 5 minutes to share with us her Fitness Food And Style ethos;

1. What fitness activity do you schedule into your daily routine to keep healthy?

I love interval training as well as anything that works up a sweat and gets my heart racing. In season I do a lot of weight training as well as on court sessions. In the off season, I love practicing Hot Yoga. It clears my mind and find it very refreshing. Stretching is so important for our bodies, and is a great complimentary exercise to all the weight training we do as basketballer's. 

2. Describe your dream meal - what could we expect to find on your plate?

 Anything with avocado!! It is my go to food and without a doubt I have it everyday. I also love a sneaky block of loving earth chocolate:) Gluten, Dairy and sugar free and tastes delicious!

3. Who’s your go to style icon - who have you always admired for their style, and why?

 I love Lindy Klim and Elle Ferguson's style. I'm not one to wear a whole lot of colour. I love simple elegant classic pieces and especially leather and leopard! 

4. What’s a childhood habit or mannerism that has followed you into adulthood?

  I'm not sure if its a habit or not but I love spending time with my grandparents, they have so much knowledge and beautiful stories to tell.

5. Name three things you can’t leave the house without and why?

My Alexander Wang handbag- it has absolutely everything in there, it's like a Mary Poppins Bag!

A Bottle of water- staying hydrated throughout the day is so important for everyone and especially athletes. You'll sometimes see me carrying a water bottle with green liquid; love drinking my daily dose of chlorophyll.
My phone; unfortunately like most of us it is constantly on me!

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Tahini protein balls

*2 tablespoons  chopped almonds

* 2 Tablespoons of Tahini
* 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
* A handful of Goji Berries
* Shredded coconut
* 1/2 a cup of LSA
* 2 Tablespoons Organic Honey
* 2 tablespoons of cacao- 
* 1 Tablespoon of Macca powder 
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Now the fun part...making them!
- Blend the Almonds into a blender until the are finely chopped
- Spoon the tahini into a bowel, add the nuts, coconut oil, LSA, Macca,cacao powder, goji berries, shredded coconut and stir really well until the consistency is sticky. 
- Roll mixture into golf ball size balls
- If you like you can mix coat them in either shredded coconut (loving earth is my favourite brand), chia seeds or goji berries!

- Put them in the fridge for about 45 minutes and then enjoy:)

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Here's gorgeous Alice all dressed up and looking glam! Thanks again Alice for sharing your fit and healthy life with us. 

If you too have a Fitness Friday story to share, please email me as I would love love to feature you!

Happy Friday!

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