Hey everyone! I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. I haven’t done a foodie post for a few days so I thought I would do a little catch up…
This jam packed salad was really tasty! It included: mixed salad leaves, raw broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, half an avocado, cucumber slices, 1 tbsp of chopped brazil nuts, 1 tbsp of slivered almonds and dried cranberries. I really enjoyed the dried fruit and nut mixture with the fresh produce. Salads make great meals as you can throw almost anything together and they turn out great each and every time. So for Saturday’s lunch I went with the same principle:
For the salad
handfuls of mixed salad leaves
1/2 cup of cannellini beans
1/4 cup of diced carrot
1/3 cup of brown rice
5 cherry tomatoes halved
1.5 inches of diced cucumber
For the Hot Coconut Dressing
1 tbsp of melted coconut oil
3 drops of Habanero Tabasco sauce
1/3 tsp of wasabi paste
3 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
Total yumfest! :D
Last nights dinner was really boring so I didn’t take a picture. I was a baked sweet potato topped with some organic baked beans, very simple but still very delicious.
I’ve been getting my workouts in too. On Friday I completed an hour of intense cardio that included 20 minutes on the treadmill, 15 minutes on the bike, 10 minutes on the step machine and 15 minutes on the cross trainer. Today I woke up early to fit in another cardio workout. It was a complete sweat fest, but I love it! It included 30 minutes on the treadmill at a steady pace, 10 minutes on the cross trainer, 10 minutes on the step machine and 10 minutes on the bike, followed by 20 minutes of ab work. Later in the evening I’m hoping to do some yoga stretches torelax. I’m really enjoying my workouts at the moment, so long may it continue! 😛
After my workout I came home to make a Raspberry Green Oat Smoothie.
This included 1 cup of raspberries, one plum, one peach, handfuls of savoy cabbage leaves, acai berry juice, macca powder, milk thistle, xanthan gum, ground flax, oats and soya milk. I topped it with some sunflower seed butter and some dried fruit. It was a total monster of a smoothie and adding the war oats made it a feast!
During the afternoon I whipped up or should that be blitzed up some yummy snacking treats. I started with some Avocado Cups that I have been dying to try after seeing them on Laura’s blog.
I had a sneaky taste of the batter and OH MY! These are delicious. I just had to blitz up another batch but this time I added almonds and 1 tsp of almond extract.
They are currently in the freezer setting and I cannot wait to try them properly. Next up in the food processor was some Tropical Fruit Baby’s adapted from a recipe by the lovely Katie.
And then some Red Pepper Hummus:
I will be posting the recipes for these blitzed up lovelies later in the week so stay tuned! I’ve already snacked on the hummus and Tropical Fruit Baby’s as my lunch:
Then I had another two of the Tropical Fruit Baby’s…so good!
On Friday I received a mega load of goodies from the generous people at Yeo Valley to review…and I mean MEGA!!!
I’m one lucky lady! 😀
- 2 x Apple and Blackberry Fruit Compote
- 2 x Orchard Fruit Compote
- 2 x Summer Berry Compote
- 3 x Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt
- 2 x Fat Free Blueberry Yoghurt Pots
- 2 x Fat Free Toffee Yoghurt Pots
- 2 x Fat Free Vanilla Yoghurt Pots
- 2 x Fat Free Vanilla Organic Yoghurt
I cannot wait to get stuck in to this lot, especially the frozen yoghurt and the fruit compotes. I never even knew that Yeo Valley produced compotes or the frozen yoghurt. Have you seen these items before?
I also received another little package from the fab producers of Luna and Clif Bars to review too:
These look really good! The package included two Caramel Nut Brownie and two Nutz over Chocolate Luna bars and three Clif Bars including, Crunchy Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin Walnut flavours. I love snacking on energy bars for some afternoon fuel or before or after a workout. Well I’m off now to cook up a soup and a vegetable stew for tonight’s dinner. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow as I will be announcing a super giveaway. Have a lovely evening!
Have you tried Yeo Valley products before? Have you tried Luna or Cliff bars before? I would love to hear what you thoughts are on them.