It was so great hearing how long you guys can hold the plank for yesterday. I feel a little behind with my puny 60 seconds. I don’t think I will ever make it to 13 minutes, but blimey imagine the abs.
For breakfast this morning I had a lovely bowl of Dorset Cereal Tasty High Fibre Muesli topped with blueberries, a chopped pear and creamed coconut.
Laura, I totally agree the 30g suggested serving size is way too small. It really wouldn’t fill the lightest of eaters. I know it definitely wouldn’t fill me, so exceeding the suggested portion is a must!
The creamed coconut came about in my attempt to make that lusted after coconut butter. I blended and blended, waited and waited to no avail. My poor food processor was on high speed for at least 10 minutes until smoke appeared and a horrible smell of burning plastic.
I thought this was a sure sign for me to stop. Instead I added some water to make a smoother paste and some agave nectar to make some creamed coconut, which makes a great topping for cereal, oats, ice cream, yoghurt and smoothies…yum!
I had my spinning class this morning and like last week my normal instructor is still on holiday. Yup! Another replacement. Although this weeks instructor was much better as was her music. It was all up tempo trance music, which isn’t really my taste, but it much better than the Light House Family.
She got us to climb a huge mountain for 15 minutes and sprint all the way down it-that was tough! We also did a lot of free-style work that my usual instructor doesn’t normally do. This included hovering low out of the saddle and positioning our arms in such a way to work our upper bodies.
It was nice to see some more variation in the class that showcased more of the dynamic moves that you can do on the spinning bike. I followed this with 30 minutes on the cross trainer, 10 minutes on the step machine and 20 minutes on the bike.
After my workout I refueled with my soy milk with gingerbread drink and a banana. For lunch I made another quick hummus topped salad made from spinach, carrots, celery, red pepper, red cabbage, olives and my sweet potato hummus.
This was so tasty, but I only had time to eat half of it
Mid afternoon I snacked on a slice of the ginger bread that I baked last Sunday.
It was taken straight from the freezer and tasted just as good. I love freezing baked up treats soups and stews for the convenience it brings in a busy week.
Dinner tonight was made by Alfie, so I could relax after a tiring day. He made a casserole for me that contained aubergine, sweet potato, corgettes, okra, kale and peppers and a meat version for him.
The boy did good, and I went back for more!
I made dessert though in my food processor that is still chugging along nicely…no smoke this time! I made some Choco, Peanut Butter and Nanna Pud.
Blitzed in a blender:
- 1 thawed frozen banana
- 2 tsp of cocoa powder (Green and Blacks)
- 3 dates
- 1 tbsp of peanut butter
Leave to chill in the fridge for an hour or if you cannot wait that long eat it straight from the food processor…yes it is that good! This is so fudgy, rich and oh so yummy!
I really do love my food processor, but it does struggle sometimes. I had to add a few tablespoons of hazelnut and almond rice milk to my Pud to help it along a little. It’s nothing special just a Kenwood combi-food processor and blender in one. You can whip up yummy treats in seconds, soups and of course epic green smoothies. I’ve seen a few alternatives on Amazon that look good. Maybe it’s time to say goodbye to my combi and upgrade her to something a little bit more special. She gets the job done, but I want to make coconut butter and nut butters without the risk of an explosion.
Do you have food processor/blender issues? Which one do you use?