Hello lovelies!!! I hope you’ve all had an amazing weekend! 🙂
I’ve had a pretty awesome weekend for many different reasons. Today being the best day as everything is finally booked for my Florida trip for Thanks Giving! Yayyyy! I’m so freakin’ excited!!! I cannot wait!
Today was also amazing as it started with a great 10 mile run completed in 1 hour and 43 minutes. I only actually had 9 miles on my running plan, but I still felt really strong so I carried on. The best thing is that this is a new PB!!! I’ve knocked 3 whole minutes off my last 10 mile run of 1 hour 46 minutes. I’m so happy with how my running is coming along and how much I have progressed. 🙂
Well after that run I was aware that I needed a lot of calories and a celebratory jam packed green smoothie seemed perfect…
*PB & Jelly Green Smoothie*
1 punnet of strawberries
lots and lots of spring greens
1 ripe banana
2/3 tsps of peanut butter
100 mls chocolate soya milk (optional-I just had some that needed to be used up)
1 tsp of lucuma powder
1 tsp of mesquite
1 tsp of maca powder
2 tsps of ground flax
2 tsps of xanthan gum
This smoothie was amazing! I thought I would jot down the recipe for you and for me to refer back to as I will be definitely be making this again. Toppings included a peanut flour sauce, Hershey’s chocolate syrup, carob coated raisins and some Dorset Cereals muesli.
Other heavenly eats over the past few days have included a delicious bowl of Rude Health Apple and Cinnamon granola, rice milk, topped with a punnet of strawberries and a dark chocolate dream sauce.
This tasted sooooooooooo good!
Creamy and voluminous oats made using 1/4 cup of oat bran, 1/4 cup of oats, 2 tbsps of Apple and Blackberry Compote, pea protein powder, maple syrup, 1 cup of rice milk, 2 cups of water. All topped off with shredded coconut, pecan nuts and carob coated raisins. The oats were so velvety and using the oat bran and oat mix made it a lot lighter on the stomach than a regular bowl of oats.
A tropical green smoothie in a bowl. This included mango, pineapple, a banana, ice cubes, water, lucuma powder, mesquite, maca powder, ground flax, hemp protein, acai berry juice and xanthan gum. I over loaded on topping as this was a dinner and dessert in one- organic dried mango, dried cranberries, Kashi cereal, lots of coconut butter and cacao nibs.
Dinner on Friday night was a really lovely and wholesome plate of Italian Inspired Green Lentil and Pearl Barley Risotto.
This is my own recipe and I cannot wait to share it with you all!!!
Friday nights dessert was also a highlight of my weekend…
…Peanut Butter Cup Protein Ice Cream. This really was divine! I loved it! I mixed chocolate soya milk, PB, ice cubes, pea protein, xanthan gum and topped it with some crushed Reese’s PB cups. My belly was very happy after eating this. 😀
Not only have I had some amazing eats this weekend, but my postman has been delivering some amazing stuff. The lovely people over at Juice Master have sent me two Juice in a Bar and The Juice Master recipe book to review.
I’ve already been flicking through the recipe book and it looks amazing!
My Race For Life pack finally arrived ahead of my 10K run in a few weeks time. It seemed almost perfect that it arrived his weekend after my 10 miler this morning.
My Foodie Blog Swap arrived! I tore the box open as soon as I realised what it is was. My swap partner was the lovely Serena over at The Teenage Foodie. Thank you so much girl! I love everything you packed is right up my street. The Vanilla and Almond Agave Granola sounds to die for and all of the bars and nut butters…geez! I cannot wait to try everything! 😀
My awesome dad bought me some supplies to take with me for my Florence trip too. I don’t think he had any idea what he was paying for, but a girl needs to home comforts when she’s far away from home.
What foodie comforts do you take with you when you are going away?
What did you get up to this weekend?
What’s the best thing that you ate over the last few days?