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! πŸ˜€

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 and…peanut butter!

HOLY MOLY (another new phrase)!  This was amaaaaaz-ing! I’ve never even thought to put peanut butter on my veggies before. The peanut just melts and goes all lushiously creamy.  If you haven’t tried it yet then seriously get to it!

Dinner was a mistake because at this rate I’m to end up having peanut butter for breakfast, lunch and dinner…would that be such a bad thing? πŸ™‚

What kind of foods do you eat in the Summer?  I’m big on fresh and light salads, fish, fruit bowls and lots of yoghurt in the hot weather.  I can’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?   It’s seriously good!