Happy Easter everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great weekend enjoying this beautiful weather. I’ve certainly got my quota of vitamin D over the past two days!
Yesterday we had a walk into town, we are so lucky to live somewhere so beautiful:
River Wear, Durham City
I wore my charity shop bargain top for a summery look:
We stopped to enjoy a cuppa in town. I had a lovely loose leaf green tea:
Such a great day!
I have also had some crazy tasty eats this weekend. Breakfast on Saturday was a socca wrap with mixed seeds filled with crunchy peanut butter and a chopped pink lady apple plus a big pot of earl gray tea:
When we got back from town I made a really amazing salad for lunch. It included lots of leafy greens – cos lettuce, little gem, spinach, watercress and red chard then sugar snap peas and griddled asparagus with some dressing made from my divine squash dip (watered down) then topped with a snack pack of Clearspring pumpkin seeds, soya nuts, dried cranberries and dried apple:
It was just the most delicious salad, I enjoyed every single forkful! I really liked the snack pack – it made a great salad topping with 8.5g of protein.
For dinner I made a fantastic dish of red rice with coconut and ginger braised greens and kale (just kale, greens and fresh minced ginger cooked in coconut oil then some reduced fat coconut milk and shoyu poured on top and simmered for 5 minutes) roast kabocha squash and fried tofu marinated in soy sauce and mirin:
Soo good! Dessert was a wonderful strawberry and mango pudding (fresh fruit blended with ice, agave, xanthan and guar gums):
This morning I was up for my usual long run. I had only been planning on doing about 8.5 miles but I ended up doing 10 miles in 1hr 32 minutes! It was a good run, when I compare my pace to the last time I ran 10 miles a month ago my average pace has gone from 9.42 to 9.13! I can’t believe I have improved so much in such a short period of time.
When I got home I knew that chocolate had to feature in my breakfast with it being Easter Sunday so I went for my favourite chocolate peanut butter cup green smoothie:
We then headed to my parents for Easter lunch. It was fantastic, we played with my nephews and had an Easter egg hunt! We also enjoyed lots of sunshine in their garden:
I had lots of salad and veggies with 3 different flavoured hummus:
The hummus was roasted veggie, lemon and coriander and roasted red pepper, yum! I also enjoyed a few glasses of the Pomegranate and Elderflower Presse I was sent for review:
This was so light and refreshing! I also had lots of fruit plus one of my Sinless Brownies that I had baked yesterday:
I reworked the recipe for the brownies to make them vegan and extra chocolaty by subbing out the egg whites for Ener-G egg replacer (for two eggs, you could also use flax eggs) plus one 100g pot of apple sauce. I also added 2 tablespoons of vegan dark chocolate chips then baked at 170c for about 30 minutes. I can honestly say that these brownies are the absolute bomb! They have the best fudgy texture – which has improved by making them vegan! Just awesome :-)
I didn’t get any Easter eggs this year as I already have a huge chocolate stash so I’m getting a little bit of spending money for NYC instead :-) I am now slightly regretting not asking for a dark chocolate Lindt bunny though!
Have you been given any Easter eggs this year? How have you celebrated Easter? I really enjoyed watching my two year old nephew hunt for his eggs!