Hi lovelies! I’ve definitely got that Friday feeling!
This week has been pretty amazing with the bloggers meet up on Tuesday and just a 2 day week at uni too- no complaints from me! The past few days I have been writing my thesis and making some progress with my first results chapter. I even had a light bulb moment yesterday, doncha just love those?!? It was one of those moments where a small missing piece of the jig-saw just clicked into place and made everything that much more clearer. 🙂
After doing a hip opening yoga session from YogaDownload.com I headed to the gym to do my 40 minute strength workout. I’m really not finding it challenging enough anymore, so for next week I’m going to devise a new plan using my NROLW book to really make those muscles burn! Once I finished at the gym I had this waiting for me:
Overnight oats made with 1 tbsp of chia seeds, 1/4 cup of oat bran, 1/4 of oats, 1 cup of rice milk, 1 cup of water, 1 tbsp of peanut flour, 1 tsp of agave nectar. I mixed in some raspberries and blueberries and topped it with sunflower seeds and Hershey’s chocolate syrup…delish!
Lunches on both days have been the same simple and huge salad made using spinach, curly lettuce, chopped carrots, courgettes, cherry tomatoes, chilli and lime olives and basil tofu. I also added some roasted edamame beans for some extra crunch. I love my huge salads and the basil tofu tasted amazing. I did find myself nibbling on chunks of it when I was preparing the salad. 🙂
For a quick and speedy meal I raided my freezer stash and dug out a vegetable and dhal curry that I made a while back. I love taking food straight from the freezer as all I had to do really is cook the brown rice and wash the spinach leaves for a gorgeous and quick meal.
This morning I hit the gym nice and early for a 55 minute cardio workout which included a 30 minute hill climb on the cross trainer and 25 minutes across the cardio machines plus abs and core work.
Breakfast was a lovely bowl of bircher muesli that I made by mixing vanilla soya yoghurt with Whole Earth’s Organic Swiss Muesli and topped it with a plum compote that I made the other day and cacao nibs. This was such a simple breakfast, but tasted like heaven!
Tonight I made a really tasty layered Buddha Bowl using spinach and cos lettuce and topping it with whole wheat cous cous with chickpeas. The dressing for the cous cous included sweet chilli sauce, canola oil, apple cider vinegar and dried mixed herbs. On top of that went a pile of mixed roasted veggies- courgettes, red onion, red and yellow peppers, cherry tomatoes. AND on top of that was THAT hummus! Sabra hummus of course. I just love it! How they get to be so thick and creamy I have no idea- answers below please.
I’ve also been enjoying some lovely desserts:
Chocolate peanut butter swirl protein ice cream topped with Bear cherry and cocoa granola
Raw chocolate covered mulberries and Lindt dark chocolate with orange-too good!
I’m so excited to announce my first ever blogger to sponsor my blog:
My gorgeous friend Gina writes a super cool blog called The Seventh Letter where she posts about her inspirations and thoughts, outfits and fab shopping hauls. I love Gina and her blog so make sure that you go and check it out!
I’m really excited about this weekend as it’s one of my best friends Mendhi party. In Indian cultures it is tradition for the girls to have a pre-wedding mendhi party where there hands and arms are covered in intricate and beautiful designs using henna. I’ve never been to one before so I’m really looking forward to seeing what it’s all about.
I can’t believe that my friend is getting married…eeek! A lot of my other friends from school and university will be there that I haven’t seen for a few years too, so it will be like a little reunion. It’s funny how you can loose contact with so many people that you once spent every single day with. It’s actually quite scary!
I hope you all have a great and fun filled weekend!
Have you lost contact with friends from school and reunited years later?
Have you experienced any traditions form a different culture recently?
What are you up to this weekend?