Easter weekend fun

Hi everyone!  I hope you have all had an amazing Easter break.  I’ve had a really lovely time with my family today relaxing my garden with a massive BBQ cook up session.  As you can see I’ve changed the look of the blog a little.  I’m really loving it at the moment, but I may change the header in the near future.  I hope you like it!

The weather has been amazing this weekend.  I’ve definitely been soaking up the rays and taking full advantage.  I really hope it lasts in for the rest of the week as my supervisor almost insisted that I take the whole of next week off. 

I’ve also been busy potting some beautiful flowers in my garden.  I’m so ready for the summer right now! 🙂

This amazingly gorgeous weather deserves some amazingly gorgeous eats…

Breakfast

By Friday I was already in the Easter spirit and decided to get fully in to the groove with a chocolate loaded breakfast- Chocolate, PB and Nana Oatbran.

I mixed chocolate rice milk with 1/2 cup of oatbran, 1 banana and topped it with omega mixed seeds, peanut flour sauce and morello cherry jam.  Holy yum!  This was heavenly!  I left the oatbran on the side for a little while to cool, which meant that it went all dense and fudgy.

Some mornings I don’t feel like an elaborate breakfast with add-ins and various toppings-‘tis was Saturday.  Instead I opted for a simple yoghurt mess made from Yeo Valley vanilla yoghurt, Dorset Cereals simply delicious muesli, a chopped plum and strawberries.

This morning’s breakfast obviously had to be chocolate orientated, FACT!  Rather than chocolate though I opted for the next best thing, which is obviously carob.

I made this by mixing 1/2 cup of oatbran with rice milk, blueberries, a chopped pear and that all important carob powder.  This has a really short ingredients list and was really quick to make.  It really was lovely, especially with the bitter taste coming from the carob. 

I may have also added a sneaky but delicious spoonful of almond butter too- wouldn’t you?

Lunches and Dinner

I made this mango lassi on Friday as my lunch/afternoon snack as I had been running around all day trying to complete my list of errands that I forgot to have lunch.  By 4pm I was starving but didn’t want to ruin my appetite for dinner and this worked a treat.

An old favourite straight from the freezer, my Spinach Dhal.

Yesterday for lunch I had an a wonderful salad, which I ate in the sun by the Cathedral on my lunch break…

This beast included mixed salad leaves, red pepper, sweet corn, basil tofu and cucumber with a dressing made by revamping some vegan pesto. I mixed the pesto with canola oil, red wine vinegar and lemon juice. 

This really was a delicious salad and filled me right up- perfect sunny weather food!

Dinner last night was a Smoothie in a Jar.  I used my last remaining empty PB jar and filled it and another jar with a quick green smoothie  This one included an banana, one head of batavia lettuce, a pear, sweet freedom sweetener, ground flax, rice milk and water.  I topped it with a packet of Bear tropical crunch.

After today’s amazing BBQ feast my family and I got stuck into this…

A big fat chocolate fugdge cake, which I baked by loosely following a recipe that I found on the Suma website.

No explanation needed really.  O.M.G!  That is all. 😀

Between eating all of this yummy food I also got in a few runs too.  These included a short 3.01 miles in 31 minutes on Friday and an awesome 10k in 1 hour and 6 minutes. I was so pleased with this run most of all.  I felt really sluggish this morning and my legs felt like lead my pace didn’t feel that great at all.  ‘Tis a miracle indeed!

Now time to make your Easter weekend’s that little bit more special.  It’s time to announce the winners of my giveaway!!!

1st Prize

And the winner is…

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Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) | April 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM

  • AWESOME giveaway! Banana+PB sandwich is my fave! :)

  • 2nd Prize

    And the winner is

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    Rebecca | April 22, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    my favorite preworkout snack has to be fruit, but I also am obsessed with dates and peanut butter :)

    BIG CONGRATS LADIES!!! Could you please drop me an email so I can get these bundles sent off to you.  I hope you enjoy them.  😀

    Well I’ve truly had a lovely weekend.  How did you spend your Easter weekend? Did you eat too much chocolate?  I didn’t have a chocolate egg, but I sure made up for that with chocolate in my oats and the fudgy chocolate cake…yum!

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    32 responses to “Easter weekend fun

    1. I definitly induldged in a little too much chocolate! That cake…. holy ah-mazing is all I have to say. I thought after today I would be sick of chocolate but I could make room for a peice of that right now 🙂

    2. The Teenage Taste

      Happy Easter, Jemma! That chocolate cake is making me drool! While I didn’t have much chocolate this Easter I did have my fair share of desserts. I made this really good pineapple angel food cake for dessert today. It was SO good and SO addictive! 😉

    3. OGMOOMGOMOMOM wow.. um.. drool much?!! like i want EVERYTHING on this post!! ahh LUCKY DUCKS for the winners!

    4. Share some chocolate cake please? 🙂
      I love your photos. Everything looks so good.

      Whitney

    5. beautiful flowers!! and all that food looks delish! I still have tried carob, but I’m a chocoholic, so I think I need to!

    6. YAAAAAY!! Ohmyword I am SO HAPPY AND EXCITED!! Best Easter EVER!! Thank you SO MUCH!! 😀

      And I LOVE the new look!! It’s gorgeous and totally suits you!! And I am totally DROOLING over that fudge cake- I have to check out that recipe!!

      Have a great day!! 🙂

    7. All of that food looks so delicious! I am jealous 🙂

    8. Congrats to the winners!! Looks like you are having a fabulous Easter with lots of yummy treats and that chocolate definitely looks amazing! So far I ate a cadbury egg with some homemade strawberry fro-yo. It was my first egg ever! 😮 soooo good 😀

    9. Loving your choccy breakfast : )

    10. I haven’t had any Easter candy yet! The only kind we have at home is jellybeans, which I don’t like, so I will be waiting for the chocolate to go on sale 🙂

    11. Your chocie cake looks amazing! Glad you’ve had a good weekend!

    12. Love the new banner- very summery. Those flowers in your garden are so pretty.

    13. Thank you! I love my flowers. They added a bit of colour in the garden for my BBQ.

    14. Ooooh that cake looks amazing!

    15. LOVING all this chocolate/carob!! And I’ve never tried a mango lassi but I really want to 🙂

    16. stuffedsillysarah

      Beautiful flowers… I seriously need to spend some time sorting out our garden x

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    All of your comments make me smile :-)

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