Have you had a great d=start to the week?!? To be honest I haven’t felt my usual self so far this week. I’ve felt so tired and down in the dumps and generally just crappy. I have know idea why as nothing serious or eventful has really happened. May be I have just been on a high for so long it’s now my turn to feel down. However, I’m never down for too long, nothing more than a early night won’t fix I’m sure.
So my food over the last few days has been anything that is going to cheer me up as good food always puts a smile on my face. There’s nothing like a fab breakfast to zap away the dark clouds. Yesterday I used Laura’s idea of strawberries and PB on toast by using fresh strawberries, toasted quinoa and amaranth rye bread and the Bee’s Knees peanut butter from my iHerb stash.
I’ve never had strawberries on toast before, but this was delish! Dare I say it, I think I may be liking strawberries and PB more than banana with PB right now. It’s just so much fresher and not as heavy, but banana and PB will always be a favourite. And oh my! The peanut butter was pretty amazing too.
Today for breakfast I went for an energizing green smoothie…
It included a banana, a nectarine, tonnes of spinach, mesquite, pineapple coconut water, lucuma powder, hemp protein powder, oat milk and ground flax. Toppings included coconut flour sauce, goji berries, banana chips and a Hershey’s chocolate syrup swirl.
I love a green smoothie to perk up my energy levels! 🙂
Lunch on both days have been leftovers from dinners the night before to save time…
For dinner last night I made a gigantic salad and made a seriously delicious salad dressing based on Gena’s Raw Ranch Dressing. Rather than using cashews I opted to use an avocado as my source of healthy fats.
The salad included mixed leaves, spinach, tomatoes, grapes, spouted beans, walnuts and hazelnut tofu. The dressing was gorgeous and ready in minutes- I will definitely be making this one again.
Dinner to might was a lovely stir fry of mixed veggies that needed using up in the fridge in a sauce made from sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce and rice vinegar with some crunchy bites.
I’ve also been eating some mood busting desserts such as yesterday’s yoghurt bowl of Rachel’s Organic vanilla yoghurt with fresh strawberries, dark chocolate drops and some Lizzi’s granola.
Tonight I had a few of the Champion Chip Cookies that I won in Mary’s giveaway. They taste amazing and the best thing is that four cookies is only 160 calories. YUM!
Not only my food, but my workouts have been great for getting those endorphins and happy hormones flowing too. Last night I did a cardio session of a 30 minute hill climb on the cross trainer, followed by 10 minutes on the step machine and 10 minutes on the bike followed by an abs and core workout. Today was yoga day, so I did my yoga DVD in the morning followed by my usual abs and core and upper body workout.
What picks you up when you are feeling down in the dumps? Do you have a particular food(s) that help cheer you up? My happy foods include nut butters, green smoothies and dark chocolate. But an early morning run to clear those cob webs and a lovely sunny day also works wonders for me too. 🙂
Tomorrow is another day and I promise I will be smiling! 😀