Enjoyed another lie in today, its going to kill me when I go back to work! Decided to go to the gym so had a quick choco banana muffin as a snack (I had frozen some of the muffins I made last week, they freeze very well) to give me some energy along with a cup of warm water –

Hit the gym and did my usual cardio workout for 80 mins followed by my abs sets. Was starving when I got home so made a big bowl of porridge with skimmed milk and added a chopped apple and tablespoon of peanut butter, I’m on a nut butter kick this week!

While I was at Ikea yesterday I picked up this brilliant little kitchen gadget – an apple slicer. I love it! I know I can get way too excited about kitchen utensils but this is fab!

After I got showered from the gym I got straight back in my PJ’s! I just love days like this when you can just chill out. The Hubby and me have had a great time watching movies and eating! For lunch I made a tuna salad with 1 tin of tuna, light mayo, chopped red onion, grated carrot, rocket and salad leaves

It was tasty but I bearly managed to eat half of it, I think I was still full from my porridge! A bit later on I had a bowl of chopped nectarine and white grapes

About mid afternoon I was in experimenting mode. My delivery of whey protein powder had arrived and I was keen to give it a try. I decided to make some more banana chocolate ice cream like last week but this time with a couple of tweeks.

Choco Banana Fudgey Protein Ice Cream!

1 Banana
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
2 tablespoons of hazelnut and almond rice milk
1 tablespoon of cocco powder
1 tablespoon of smooth peanut butter

Mix all ingredients in a blender till smooth (I got to try out my new blender, it worked great and was much quieter than the other one) then pour into a container suitable for the freezer and leave to freeze for at least 3 hours.

When its frozen it has a lovely fudgey texture, it was delicious and the protein in it really fills you up! I’m looking forward to trying out different flavours, going to try a vanilla berry one next I think.
I also got my food processor delivered today. Its just a fairly cheap model to keep me going.

Getting Lean made a great suggestion that I should ask all of you guys for recomendations on what blenders and food processors you use and how good they are so when I come to buy something perhaps a little more expensive I make the right choice! So please leave me a comment with any recomendations!
For dinner I made some mince and onions (lean beef mince and quorn mince) with chopped carrot and steamed brocolli and cauliflower, lovely comfort food!

and for desert, a bowl of my favourite frozen raspberries and hazelnut and almond rice milk

Drinks – Water, green tea, decaf tea

Now I’m off to look through our DVD’s and select another movie, ahh bliss!