Going back to work this morning after a week off was tough, but at least I had coffee to help me ease back into it!
Breakfast of vanilla coffee with agave and almond milk, bowl of Dorset Cereal’s Cherry, Cranberry and Almond Muesli with small chopped apple, blueberries and almond milk. I made this batch of almond milk with some agave for a little sweetness and it tastes amazing!
Lunch was a big salad containing cos and romaine lettuce, spinach, carrot, red cabbage, red pepper and cucumber topped with some of my high protein hummus:
I also had some grapes and the most beautiful blood orange:
Mid afternoon I snacked on one of my almond oatmeal raisin cookies:
My afternoon meeting finished early so I got to the gym with plenty of time to spare before my spin class. I ended up doing 20 minutes of HIITs on the step machine, 20 minutes of HIITs on the cross trainer and 15 minutes on the rowing machine at a medium intensity pace. I did my abs and core exercises – 1 minute 25 second plank (yey!), 20 full sit ups, 20 bicycle crunches, 20 crunches, 20 side reaches and 20 reverse curls x 2 sets then my 30 minute spin class. I was ravenous after this monster workout!
For dinner I made a great sausage and tomato rice dish. I wasn’t going to post this as a recipe but it was so damn good I decided I wanted to!
Sausage with tomato rice (vegan or meat option, makes 2 servings)
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup of frozen peas
- 1 cup of cooked brown rice (I used a brown and wild rice mix)
- 1/2 cup of tomato passata
- 4 sausages, cooked and chopped into bite size pieces (I used tofu sausages)
Fry the onion and garlic in a little olive oil. Once softened add the peas and sausages and continue to fry until the peas are defrosted and the sausages are warmed through. Add the brown rice and tomato sauce and stir well until warmed through, serve:
I had mine with steamed purple kale, spring greens and shoyu. This was so so good! I made a version for James (more on that in a moment) with pork sausages and he really liked it.
Dessert was a nutty berry spiru-tein shake in a bowl made with almond milk, ice cubes and peanut butter for added staying power:
I’ve missed my Monday night spiru-tein smoothies!
When I returned to work this morning I was super excited to see that I had received a package from Cosy Tea full of several boxes to try out and review:
These are all organic, fair trade, vegetarian society and viva vegan approved. Obviously I am tea obsessed so I can’t wait to try all these out, the blueberry and green varieties in particular are calling my name!
My lovely hubby started his new job today! Its going to be all change for us as he’s going from working all hours in a job in retail to a week day 9-5 office based job. Its really going to have a huge impact on us, we will actually be able to do things together on weekends! One big difference is going to be eating more meals together. I have a fun post planned looking at how I’m going to tackle the task of feeding a carnivore fuss pot (him) and a vegetarian foodie (me), wish me luck!
Hope your week is off to a great start!