Hi everyone! How was the weekend for you?
I’ve had such a great time at the Godiva Festival. It’s over 3 days and I’ve been dropping in and out of it all weekend and catching bits as I can. It’s so local that it’s literally a 5 minute walk from my house to the park where it is being held.
The weather has been perfect for a weekend of live music and fun. I decided to make the most of it by pulling out some of my summer clothes…at last!
OOTD: blue dress, Forever 21, leggings, Warehouse, black gladiator sandals, Office, Grecian bangle, Dorothy Perkins.
On Friday night we headed up to the festival to see what acts were on and to have a look around and spent most of our time in the comedy tent that was full of some really unique and interesting unknown comedians. Since we planned to be up there all evening we decided to eat at there too.
There was an amazing array of food outlets from a hog roast, Thai, Indian, Caribbean and fish and chips of course. There was even an Ostrich burger place too. I settled on a yummy Mediterranean wrap that was bursting with char grilled veggies, a yoghurt and mint dressing and Italian anti-pasti.
Now you all know how I like to pile up my veg, so this was perfect!
I also found the time to hit up H&B to take advantage of their get one buy one half price promotion and the independent health food shop.
Vanilla soya yoghurt, blueberry soya yoghurt, carob coated raisins x 2, acai and blackcurrant tea, edamame beans, olive tofu, basil tofu, hazelnut tofu, cacao nibs and shredded coconut.
Other foodie highlights from this weekend included this a huge bowl of chocolate and banana oats topped with drippy and melty peanut butter.
I added 1/2 cup of oats, 1 small banana, dates, 1 cup of chocolate soya milk, 11/2 cups of water, cacao nibs, lucuma powder, maca powder and ground flax, a great start to the weekend.
Lunches have been the same huge monster salad with an amazing tahini and sweet chilli dressing…
This included mixed leaves, romaine lettuce, cucumber, olives, sun blushed tomatoes, avocado and pecan nuts. This dressing is probably one of my favourites right now. I mixed 1 tbsp of tahini, 5 tbps of water, 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar, 1 tbsp of sweet chilli sauce, 1/2 tsp of black pepper.
If you haven’t tried tahini and sweet chilli sauce together, then you so should!
Dinner last night was just what I needed after a long day at work. All I wanted was a green smoothie…a cookies and cream green smoothie obviously!
I mixed 11/2 scoops of cookies and cream powder with soya milk, water, spinach, strawberries, ground flax, maca powder and xanthan gum. Toppings were kinda overloaded, but I was making this 2 meals in 1 (dinner and dessert). I can be lazy like that sometimes…
I added shredded coconut, Kashi cereal, omega mixed seeds, dried cranberries and dark chocolate chips…yum! I persuaded Alfie (or should that be chased him around the house with a spoonful) to try and he actually really liked it. It’s the cookies and cream powder I think as he was pleasantly surprised.
So that’s green smoothies and basil tofu that I’ve got Alfie to try and he liked them both, but I don’t think he would ever eat them voluntarily, but I can always hope.
This morning’s post run breakfast was delicious overnight oat sundae made using 1/2 cup of oats soaked in soya milk, water and maple, vanilla soya yoghurt, fresh blueberries, strawberries and a chopped banana, so summery! This was the perfect refuel after my 7.67 miles in 1 hour and 16 minutes. It was such an awesome run in the beautiful sunshine.
For dessert tonight I’ve been snacking on my now beloved carob coated raisins and vanilla pumpkin seeds and a chopped pink lady…nom!
I loved the whole festival experience this weekend. I would love to go to the V Festival and Glastonbury some time. There’s another festival that I may be going to called Summer Sundae in my hometown Leicester, again all undiscovered acts but I like that about these small festivals as it shows of the local talent and the whole community gets involved.
Have you been to any festivals before? What did you think? Are you going to any festivals this summer?