I’m currently sitting exhausted on the sofa after what has been a great weekend so far! I feel like I’ve managed to fit a lot in so that the rest of today and tomorrow can be spent relaxing. Although I’ve been busy, I did treat myself to a lovely bath last night:
I even lit a candle and everything ;-) I had a nice soak, shaped my nails, slopped on a mud face mask, exfoliated and then slathered myself in coconut oil. It was very pleasant and I went to bed smelling like a coconut! I actually had all my scented candles lit around the flat yesterday, the whole place smelled delicious!
Yesterday morning I thought I’d kick off the weekend with a run. For the first time in months I put my Garmin on to track my distance and pace. I didn’t look at it until the end of the run – I did 6.5 miles in 1.04 with an average pace of about 9.51. So much slower than I was last year, but I averaged under 10 minute miles so I’ll happily take it!
I had big plans for breakfast involving a chocolate protein socca wrap stuffed with cherries and almond butter. Unfortunately the socca was a fail, but I ate it anyway:
Looked a mess but tasted great!
For lunch I decided to bite the bullet and make some eggs:
I used the very happy free range eggs from my farm shop, poaching them and serving with a slice of Burgen Sunflower and Chia Seed bread toasted with vegan spread, spinach sautéed with smoked garlic (which I’d also picked up from the farm shop), soy sauce and some raw carrots on the side. I thought I’d feel really weird eating the eggs but I didn’t. They tasted delicious!
I spent the afternoon cleaning and took a break to make a smoothie:
This was amazing and so good I have to share the recipe!
Blueberry, Vanilla, Citrus, Chai Smoothie (serves 1, vegan if using vegan protein powder)
- 200g of blueberries (I used frozen)
- 2 satsumas (an orange would also work)
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder of choice (I used sun warrior of course)
- 1 cup of chilled chai tea (I used Pukka Vanilla Chai)
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- Ice (if not using frozen fruit)
- Approx 1 cup of water or non dairy milk
Add all ingredients to a blender and process till smooth, enjoy! The unique flavours in this taste so good!
I also made myself a green juice:
Cucumber, celery and fresh mint. Simple and delish!
For dinner I made a huge veggie stir fry with tempeh:
This was a repeat from Friday evening – I used loads of veggies including swiss chard, spring greens, broccoli, carrot, asparagus and courgette with a ginger, chilli, soy and agave sauce. The tempeh was just stir fried with a little soy sauce. Very yum.
I got my chocolate fix with some orange flavoured raw chocolate (the whole bar again!):
Then for a bed time snack I had a bowl of Poppin cereal – aka plain popcorn with a chocolate protein smoothie poured on top:
I just blended up some Vega Choc a lot protein powder with water to use like milk, I love snacking on stuff like this, especially on weekends!
This morning I had a perfect bowl of oats:
Half a cup of oats cooked with water on the stove top plus a chopped pear, a few drops of vanilla stevia and 2 tbsp of Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. You can’t get much better than that!
I decided to head to the gym today instead of tomorrow so rather than my usual strength / HIIT workout I put my name down for the Kettlebell class. I did a bit of cardio on the machines before hand then the 45 minute class. It was so tough! To refuel afterwards I made a gorgeous Protein Frappe:
I blended ice, vanilla sun warrior, kara coconut milk, instant coffee and stevia with a touch of xanthan gum to thicken it up. Absolute heaven!
I got myself ready and we headed out for lunch at my parents:
OOTD: denim jacket: New Look, anchor necklace: Accessorize, white racer back vest: Miss Selfridge, tan cross body bag: Mango, tan woven belt: Zara, black maxi skirt: Primark, trainers: Converse, bracelets and bangles: selection
The weather was actually nice for a change so I busted out my new maxi skirt :-) I went to lunch prepared with a wonderful couscous, roasted vegetable and chickpea salad:
Then finished up with lots of strawberries, raspberries and fresh pineapple. After my parents we went to the Metro Centre for a look around and I’ve treated myself to a few more goodies including a new pair of heels that are like stilts, I’m going to have to practice walking in them!
Pampering, good food, great workouts, shopping and fantastic company, what more could I ask for!
How has your weekend been? If your off for the bank holiday tomorrow do you have any plans? I might even have another bath! Do you ever take the time to have a nice soak in the bath and a bit of pampering? What’s your ultimate pamper products? I don’t feel like I’m having a real pamper session without scented candles!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday everyone :-)