I’ve had another busy day today – I feel like I’ve never stopped and work just flew over! Luckily I had a tasty breakfast to keep me going, half a pineapple, fresh organic blueberries topped with cashew cream and Rude Health Granola:
I’ve wanted to try out making the cashew cream for ages, I just soaked 1/2 cup of cashews in some water for a couple of hours then drained them and blended in the food processor adding a little water and agave until I got a creamy consistency.
Lunch was some nori wraps filled with some of my high protein hummus, carrots and alfalfa sprouts plus chopped carrot, cucumber and cherries:
I made the high protein hummus using soya beans. Soya beans contain 16 grams of protein per half a carton compared to 9 grams of protein in chickpeas. They only contain a few extra calories and also have a lower carb content too:
High Protein Soya Bean Hummus:
- 1 carton / tin of soya beans (I used a carton of Sainsbury’s brand organic soya beans)
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of tahini
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 small garlic cloves
- Pinch of salt
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor. Add water until the hummus reaches your desired consistency:
This tastes really good, in fact I would almost go as far as saying I prefer it to regular hummus!
Mid afternoon I snacked on an unpictured nakd berry bar before hitting the gym. I did 20 minutes of HIITs on the cross trainer, 20 minutes of HIITs on the step machine and 10 minutes on the rowing machine plus my usual abs (up to 1 minute and 15 seconds on my plank now!) I then did my 30 minute spin class.
Dinner was a bit of a random mix – I had some veggies to use up after my epic grocery shop at the weekend so I made up a pilaf / risotto style one pan dish by frying an onion and some garlic in olive oil then adding tender stem broccoli, swiss chard, frozen peas and some cooked pearl barley. I then added some veg stock and nutritional yeast and served it on top of some rocket with a sprinkling of seeds:
So much green! This was actually really tasty for something so thrown together! Dessert was half a bar of this Broadberys raw rose flavoured chocolate plus 4 apples (two shown here but I went back for more!):
The chocolate was delicious!
I really am in love with my new hummus, I think it would also taste great with some roasted red peppers or olives added to the mix too. What’s your favourite flavour hummus? I also love the broccoli, courgette and olive hummus I made a couple of weeks ago, I love that you can make hummus out of so many different veggies and different beans!
Tomorrow I’ll be back with a special readers request post looking at unusual ingredients and where to find them. Hope your week is off to a great start!