I just want to start by saying thanks for the comments to last nights post. I was really torn about the whole thing, however I think the event is going to be a very interesting experience for me either way. Thanks for the comments about my yoga class too, I was feeling a bit inadequate about my abilities but I can only get better in time!
For breakfast today I made some millet porridge as I had some cooked millet in the fridge to use up. I warmed it through with some oat milk, a chopped pear, raisins, cinnamon and a teaspoon of sweet freedom. It was surprisingly tasty! I also made myself a fresh juice with 2 beets, 2 carrots, cucumber and a large chunk of ginger.
I don’t know what it is but I’ve been craving beetroot like crazy these last few days. This juice tasted fab too, I think the cucumber stopped it from becoming too tart. I also added a shot of acai berry juice to it along with milk thistle and echinacea tincture.
Mid morning I had a mug of miso and ginger soup. Lunch was a new to me combo. I used to make hummus and turkey wraps with cos lettuce ages ago (before veggiedom) and recently I’ve seen other bloggers making wraps with cabbage leaves. As I had both tasty hummus and cabbage in the fridge I thought I’d give it ago!
My wraps were made with a spring green cabbage leaf with the stem removed. I added a layer of my broccoli, courgette and olive hummus then some yellow pepper, cucumber, lambs lettuce and olives. These worked quite well but I think they would have been better with larger leaves as they were quite messy to eat!
These tasted fab though, will certainly be making these a regular lunch option. I was quite surprised at how filling these were too. I also had an orange and some passion fruit.
Before heading to the gym I snacked on one of my leftover cookies and an apple.
I did 30 minutes of speed intervals on the treadmill followed by 30 minutes of my new HIITs on the step machine, bike and cross trainer. I then did my abs and core exercises. My 1 minute planks nearly killed me!
For dinner I decided I was long overdue a good stir fry. I stir fried some courgette and carrot ribbons, asparagus, spring greens, mushroom and yellow pepper in coconut oil then added some mung bean noodles I’d picked up a while ago from an Asian supermarket. I made a sauce for the stir fry using some of the left over cashew ginger pate (from the nori wraps) by watering it down and adding a little more soy sauce and sweet white miso paste.
This was the bomb! Such a great stir fry, full of veggies just how I like it and I loved the mung bean noodles. The sauce worked very well to. That cashew ginger pate has lasted really well, there’s still more left that I think I may use on some baked tofu, yum!
Dessert was some raw chocolate, this time from the Conscious Chocolate Company. They produce various flavours of raw chocolate based on raw cacao powder, cacao butter and agave, all organic and soy, dairy and gluten free. I had half a small bar of mint chocolate.
Oh. my. god. This tasted utterly amazing! It has the most fabulous soft creamy texture and the mint flavour is perfect. I honestly can’t tell you how fabulous this is! I ordered this from Goodness Direct as part of my Christmas pressie but you can also order direct from the website. I can feel another order coming on!
Have you tried cabbage or lettuce wraps before? I was very happy with mine, a great way to get extra raw greens into your diet.
Have any of you tried conscious raw chocolate before? I’m really getting hooked on raw chocolate, I just love the texture and taste and the fact that you can argue that its a health food is just an added bonus!
Hope your all having a fab week, catch you later!