Happy Monday!

I had the most perfect wake up all this morning.  I woke up to the sun streaming through my curtains this morning at 6am no less.   And before you think it NO, I don’t have holes in my curtains the sunlight was shining through the little gaps left at the sides…okay! ๐Ÿ˜€

Once up I started the day with an early morning workout consisting of 2 repetitions of my regular toning workout.  After this  I ran to the kitchen to make breakfast as I was starving this morning.  I settled on Dorset Cereals Low Fat Flakes topped with blackberries, raspberries and a chopped pear and homemade brazil nut milk.

The brazil nut milk seems a little more watery than the almond milk, but still good all the same.

For lunch I had an amazing fresh and tasty salad, using lots of greens, and a Quick and Easy Quinoa Pilaf.

To  make the pilaf you will need:

  • 2 cups of cooked quinoa
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1/2 a red pepper diced
  • 1 stick of celery diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • mixed olives (optional)
  • 2 tbsp of my Creamy Avocado Dressing
  • 2 tsp of dried mixed herbs

Then it’s just the case of throwing everything into a bowl when the quinoa is still warm and getting-a-mixing! It’s best to do this whilst the quinoa is warm as this is when it will soak you all of the yummy delicious-ness from the dressing and the vegetables.

I loved this!  It was so light and refreshing- exactly what I would eat in the summer.  This recipe should make 2 servings. You can literally throw in what ever vegetables your heart desires and it would still work.  I do love an easy and quick dish for meals in the summer,  so I can spend more time I the sun.

Afternoon snackage was a homemade  trail mix that I put together.  It included many of my favourite things: almonds, raw chocolate covered goji berries (Nicky I spelt it correctly this time! :D), omega mixed seeds and dried cranberries.

This was great and full of healthy fats, nutrients and treats!  I also ate a banana too for some potassium loving!

Dinner was a BIG mistake:

I wanted something quick and easy so I decided on a stir fry made form aubergine, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, broccoli florets, carrots and baby corn.  The sauce was made from sweet white miso, soy sauce andโ€ฆpeanut butter!

HOLY MOLY (another new phrase)!  This was amaaaaaz-ing! Iโ€™ve never even thought to put peanut butter on my veggies before. The peanut just melts and goes all lushiously creamy.  If you havenโ€™t tried it yet then seriously get to it!

Dinner was a mistake because at this rate Iโ€™m to end up having peanut butter for breakfast, lunch and dinnerโ€ฆwould that be such a bad thing? ๐Ÿ™‚

What kind of foods do you eat in the Summer?  Iโ€™m big on fresh and light salads, fish, fruit bowls and lots of yoghurt in the hot weather.  I canโ€™t wait for all of the new fresh produce when the season changes.  Got to love British strawberries.

Have you tried peanut butter on veggies before?   Itโ€™s seriously good!