The week that was…Smoothietastic!

Happy Friday friends!  The weather has mean incredible this week and I for one have been making the most of it by taking my work outdoors.  Sunshine and productivity, you’ve got to love killing to birds with one stone!

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My poor neglected laptop obviously need a bit of a clean…ooops!

With the soaring temperatures I have been having ice cold smoothies everyday, sometimes twice in one day!

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This Blueberry and Pear Smoothie was really great for breakfast the other morning.  It contained a chopped pear, fresh blueberries, a banana, ice and Kara coconut milk.  I also added a bit of xanthan gum to up the creaminess and it worked a treat.  I topped the smoothie with one of my Cinnamon and Raisin and Chocolate Chip Cookies that I took straight from the freezer so it was really fudgy..yum!

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More blueberry action was at dessert on Wednesday night.  This one was made using fresh blueberries, spinach, hazelnut milk, lots of ice, a few drops of vanilla stevia and topped with more blueberries and dark chocolate covered sunflower seeds and edamame beans.

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Yesterday I made something new for me which was a Sweet Potato and PB Smoothie. I love sweet potatoes but have never actually put them in a smoothie before.  So in went a cooked small sweet potato with skin, lots of peanut butter, vanilla extract and ice with some hazelnut milk. 

I was thinking about adding some protein powder, but so glad that I never as this so super filling as I managed to fill my jar another 2 and a half times.  So much yumminess! Open-mouthed smile

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With so much smoothie action this week I had to pop to the green grocers to stock on some smoothie ingredients.  I have some great plans for these over the weekend and have already been enjoying these goodies with an amazing yoghurt bowl.

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Summer in a bowl

This was full to the brim of delicious fresh fruit including chopped apples, strawberries, apricots, blueberries and raspberries topped with soya yoghurt, honey and salted almonds for that sweet and salty vibe.

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This week I have been adoring my hand woven bracelet which was a gift from my Mum.  I love this bracelet as it always reminds me of those special mother-daughter moments, and we have had so many of those!

etting packages in the post is always great especially when they include my favourite cleanser and toner by Liz Earle.  Thank you Mrs Postwoman!  Yeah my postman is a lady, which I think is really cool!!

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The sunshine has been working wonders on my strawberry plant as they are looking so healthy and growing really fast.  I cannot wait to see actual strawberries on them.

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The sunshine must have also given me a bit of a confidence boost as I also recorded my first vlog too, coming soon!

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It has been so good to dig out my favourite pair of gladiator sandals this week and let my legs see the sun…

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…and paint my toe nails in my favourite bright pink nail varnish too!

This weather has made what was quite an ordinary week for me really fantastic. I think the sunshine seems to bring out the best in people as even the usually grumiest of people have been in a happy mood and super similey this week.  Just breaking out my summer clothes, going bare legged, wearing sandals and painting my toes a pretty summery colour has made me feel great!

I hope the sunshine is here to stay! Open-mouthed smile

How have you been enjoying the sunshine this week?

What have been the highlights of your week so far?

Do you have anything nice planned for the weekend?

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28 responses to “The week that was…Smoothietastic!

  1. You really do remind me that I must make an effort to get smoothies back into my life, they really are FAB.
    That is a beautiful bracelet, it’s chunky and yet delicate and feminine I ♥

  2. Smoothies are so refreshing in the summer – your summer bowl has inspired me to create something similar this evening, yum!

  3. haha I’m literally slurping a (green) smoothie right now! I LOVE them. Especially in the summer (but I eat them all year!!)

    I’ve never tried putting a sweet potato in mine… I like the idea though!

  4. My laptop looks like that too! It’s covered with flour and other random cooking ingredients. 🙂

  5. Glad mine is not the only laptop that’s a bit dirty! I’ve been the same with smoothies too, can’t get enough!

  6. The sunshine is amazing. It makes such a difference! I had a spa day yesterday which was probably the highlight of my week, so nice and relaxing. I’m off to try and see the Olympic torch in Cardiff this evening, and I am going to go to Bristol VegFest tomorrow I think, and also soak up the lovely sunshine all weekend!

  7. I think I’ve said it before but thank goodness I don’t have access to those sunflower seeds. Never mind gone in 60 seconds; they’d be gone in more like six.

    Hehe, you and Laura have the same timing with sandles and Vlogs 😉

    xxx

  8. runningcupcake

    I love the colour of that pink nail varnish 🙂 I have a weekend of work ahead of me, but I am glad the sun is shining because if I work quickly I might even manage a walk in the afternoon before the sun goes down!

  9. I’ve been LOVING the weather this week! Hooray for summer, I even had my first yoghurt bowl and salads of the year 🙂
    The reflection in laptop picture’s brilliant and the sweet potato smoothie sounds fab – off to check out your vlog!

  10. Do you ever eat sweet potatoes with nut butter normally? It is literally one of my favorite combos! I will have to try the smoothie version for sure! 🙂

  11. Mmmm your yogurt bowl looks delicious! And I love the looks of your gladiataaas they look BAD~hahaa! Glad you’re getting some nice sun! I’m not TOO MUCH of a sun fan, but I do kind of miss its warmth b/c even though it’s supposed to be HOT in Cali, it’s been in the 60’s lately! (fahrenheit)

  12. I am a smoothie addict. Sweet potato smoothies are my absolute favorites. have you tried a butternut squash smoothie yet? I love them with black cherries!

  13. caloricandcrazy

    All the smoothies look great and your gladiator sandals look awesome!

  14. I’ve been feeding my smoothie addiction too! x

  15. My highlight of the week has been my friend’s wedding!

    Loving your gladiators 🙂 x

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