A refreshing start to my week came in the form of this yummy green smoothie.
I would openly admit that I’m a creature of habit and tend to always do the same things the same way. It’s the comfort and sense of security that habits bring that I think I love. Recently I have been addicted to very simple green smoothies, particularly my banana and vanilla green smoothie combination which is definitely set in stone as one of my favourites.
On Monday morning after my warm water and lemon drink (another habit I just can’t break!) I decided to make a change from the norm and mixed up my green smoothie a bit. I added a banana, spinach, 2% Greek yoghurt, plain coconut water, chia seeds and vanilla protein powder to the blender to create a beautifully refreshing green smoothie.
I don’t think I’ve ever used Greek yoghurt in my green smoothies before but I will from now on, yum!
I’ve gone into nesting overdrive this week and had cleared out a massive storage cupboard and filled 2 bin liners for charity all before 9 am. I had my breakfast pretty early so by 10.30 I was pretty hungry. I snacked on some Californian almonds as part of my #SnackHappy challenge with some dried strawberries, whilst I did some work at my desk. Those dried strawberries by Urban Fruit are great if you want a sweet fix.
I took a proper break for lunch and watched the remaining part of the new 24 series that I had Sky+ and missed as I had fallen asleep when it was showing on the TV.
My lunch consisted of a salad of mixed leaves, cheese, grated carrot, chick peas, tomatoes and slices of a bread that’s a rye and soda bread mix that we picked up at the flower show on Sunday. The bread was so good, but I later added some butter as I just prefer it that way as opposed to plain as shown in the photo.
After getting some more work done I had to pop out to the post office and run some errands. I also took the full bin liners that I had packed earlier that morning to the charity shop.
Unfortunately, I had filled one of the bags too much and the bottom split and spilled half of the contents all over the pavement…DOH! Slightly embarrassing and annoying, but it’s something that I can laugh about now.
On my return I went for my 30 minute walk around the village in the afternoon sun as part of my #1PercentMore challenge that I posted about on Monday. It was so warm outside, you know that muggy kind of warm where there’s no breeze. As beautiful as it was I felt exhausted and collapsed on the sofa eating one of these tasty OkoBay coconut water ice lollies that I have fallen in love with.
Alfie came home from work absolutely starving, which meant and earlier dinner than normal. We were down to the last bits of our Ocado shop and I managed to put together a pretty decent meal. Salmon fish cakes by the Saucy Fish Company with stir fried vegetables in chilli, garlic and lemon.
Alfie had exactly the same but with a high pile of buttery baby new potatoes. Thankfully our shopping was delivered yesterday so the fridge and cupboards are full, all is well with the world again. 🙂
By the time it was 7pm I was seriously ready for bed, but I wanted to read a bit of my pregnancy book and watch the World Cup game with Alfie. I snacked on some Green & Black’s maya gold organic dark chocolate and some dates dipped in almond butter and passed out on the sofa at about 10pm before heading to bed.
Well that’s all for this week’s WIAW post. I’m definitely a creature of habit when it comes to my food and can get into a pattern of eating the same things non-stop. However, I have learned to reign this in when it comes to other things in my life such as my fitness routine, which I have now learned to adapt and be more flexible with as my life and situation changes.
This also applies to certain processes, some things work and don’t need to be changed, but there is always room for improvement and I am never closed off to new ideas.
Are you are a creature of habit? Do you find it hard to be flexible and change your routine or certain processes?
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