Hey guys! I hope all of your weeks are going well. It’s been a busy one for me and exciting, more on that later. I’m going to have to make this super quick so I can get back to the books. To be honest this is a lovely welcome break from my mountain of reading.
So sit back and enjoy the foodie ride!
Wednesday morning started with a mega green smoothie made from spinach, celery, a banana, wheat germ, ground flax, xanthan gum, almond milk, maple syrup, and whey protein.
I topped it with bran flakes, dried cranberries, raw covered raisins and omega mixed seeds. This was so good! After guzzling done this I headed to the gym for a cardio session that included 30 minutes of intervals on the treadmill, the 30 minutes across the adaptive motion trainer, stepper and and bike.
For lunch I had a tasty bowl of my Vegetable and Bean Soup followed by some sliced kiwi and blueberries.
Late afternoon snackage came in the form of a Chocolate Chip Cookie Lara bar an apple.
Since I had my snack really late in the afternoon I had no real appetite for dinner, but thought I should have something.
How could I refuse?
This particular green smoothie contained spinach, celery, a banana, cocoa powder, ground flax, chocolate oat milk, water, wheat germ, whey protein powder, xanthan gum and maple syrup. I topped it with golgi berries, raw chocolate covered raisins, coconut and omega mixed seeds.
I followed this with some plantain…
This morning I had the most delicious bowl of oatmeal EVER!
This heaven in a bowl contained oatmeal, chocolate oat milk, water, a banana, almond mush leftover from the homemade almond milk, maple syrup, wheat germ, ground flax and topped with some Nutella. Seriously you have to try this it really is that good!
Lunch was a hearty bowl of my Butternut Squash and Lentil Stew (recipe to be posted later) with steamed savoy cabbage.
I also ate an apple, pear and a banana…snack monster! In the afternoon I also had a snack consisting of my Date and Coconut Slice and a pink lady apple.
Dinner was two stuffed mushrooms in which I added one of my Lemon Herby Bean and Millet Burgers and goat’s cheese.
I served them with roasted parsnip chips and kale crisps with sweet chilli sauce for dipping.
For dessert I raided my chocolate stash and ate some Minted raw chocolate and another pink lady apple.
Ok! You can unbuckle your seat belts now- ride’s over!
I’m so excited!!! I ordered the PB2 that I talked about in my last post. You guys gave it some amazing recommendations. It is pricey, but we shall see if it is all worth it when it arrives from America.
Something even more exciting non food related happed to me today. I checked my emails this morning to discover that I have won the travel award that I applied for to attend the IBRO World Congress Meeting in Florence in July. This will be my first international conference and I have never been to Florence either…two big pluses! I’m so grateful to be awarded the funding-I really wasn’t expecting it. There will be lots of Neuroscience big wigs and lil’ old me presenting my work. I’m a little nervous but excited at the same time. It’s made my day/week/year!!!
Have you ever been to Florence? It looks absolutely beautiful. I might stay a few extra days after the conference for a mini break.
Have you ever tried plantain before? I love plantain, but a lot of people haven’t tried it. It look like an oversized banana, but you can only eat in cooked. It can be fried, roasted, grilled used in curries. So many ways to use it. It tastes fab!
Remember to check back tomorrow for my Friday Feature Post. It’s going to be a good one!!!