Well hello rain and wind! It’s been pouring it down all afternoon in the West today. What’s the weather been like where you are today?
First things first I have to announce the winners of my Munchy Seeds Giveaway…
Thank you to everyone that took the time to enter. Could the winners please email me with their addresses so that I can sort out the delivery of your prizes. CONGRATULATIONS!
Yesterday for me meant getting back to the old work routine, which I didn’t really mind after having two weeks off. To get me in the working mood I made a huge bowl of oats. The last time I had eaten oats was before my outbound flight to Florida. It had been so long and I love my oats.
I was inspired by my Cherry Bakewell Granola. So in went the usual 1/2 cup of oats, 2 cups of water, 1 cup of unsweetened soya milk (stirred in at the end), 1/2 tsp of almond extract, shredded coconut and dried cranberries. This really hit the spot and got me all geared up for a busy day full of rampaging Christmas shoppers. 😀
This morning I headed out for a run and managed 4.01 miles in 39 minutes and 30 seconds. This was my first run in 3 weeks so I was quite happy with my pace. It was quite cold out, but bearable. Luckily I headed out before the torrential rain set in.
My post run breakfast consisted of a Mega Festive Smoothie. In this bowl of Christmas cheer went some mince pie filling (sweetened with apple juice), an orange, a banana, cinnamon, unsweetened soya milk, water and gums. Festive toppings included SunButter, dried cranberries and gold and silver decorations. I loved the sunflower seed butter on this smoothie. It’s so creamy and made the smoothie extra delicious!
Even in the cold weather I still enjoy my salads. So for lunch yesterday I packed a lovely salad made for mixed salad leaves, lambs lettuce, spouted green lentils, tomatoes, avocado, carrots, yellow pepper, hazel nuts and sunflower seeds with a simple dressing made from canola oil, apple cider vinegar and seasonings.
So simple, but so good!
Whilst on my last break at work I had a quick look see around the independent health food shop where they were selling off their savoury bakes at 50% off. Of course, never to pass on a bargain I picked up vegan pizza for 90p…dinner sorted.
I served it with some roasted sprouts in balsamic vinegar and ketchup for dipping.
Dessert was also a quick and speedy with blueberries, vanilla soya yoghurt and dark chocolate covered cherries all mixed in a bowl. I do love those soya puddings especially with fresh berries!
I hope you have all had a great weekend.
What kind of foods make you feel all festive and Christmassy? I think for me it would have to be mince pie oats, gingerbread and brussel sprouts.
Do you find it hard to get back into your workouts after a long break? I’ve treated this first week back as a kind of getting back into the swing of things as far as my workouts have been concerned. I can tell that the break has taken it’s toll but I think I am finally ready to hit the gym tomorrow and give it my all.