Last night I surprised myself by having enough foresight to pop some overnight chia seed oats into the fridge for this mornings breakfast. I mixed 1/2 cup of Rude Health Fruity Date porridge mix with 1 1/2 cups of water, 1 tbsp of chia seeds and 1 tbsp of coconut flour. This morning I mixed in some beautiful ripe mango and topped with coconut shreds:
I love overnight oats and chia seed puddings when the weather is warm!
After some pottering around the house I headed to the gym for a workout. I did 1 hour of intervals on the cross trainer, step machine, bike and rowing machine (15 min on each) followed by some abs and core exercises.
For lunch I made an Asian / Chinese inspired salad with chinese leaf, little gem, carrot, sugar snaps, red pepper, spring onions, edamame and a large serving of my kabocha squash dip. I then drizzled some ginger and yellow chilli sauce on top:
This was one of my biggest salads ever and I couldn’t finish it all! A bit later I had some blackberries and apples and a tasty green juice made with cucumber, broccoli, spinach, celery and lemon:
I still drink fresh green juices at the weekend when I have time to clean the juicer – I can’t imagine not having them on a regular basis now!
I went with another Chinese inspired meal for dinner, a peanut tofu stir fry:
This included more chinese leaf, spring greens, asparagus, purple sprouting broccoli, mushrooms, spring onion and courgette noodles topped with tofu marinated in soy sauce and mirin and fried plus a lovely spicy peanut lime sauce (2 tbsp of peanut flour with lime juice, water, chilli and soy sauce)
I stuck with the Asian theme for dessert too:
Green tea chocolate, delish!
I’ve had a really lazy day today. Apart from my gym workout I’ve just pottered around the flat, watched movies with James and made a few things in the kitchen including some of my favourite Seitan Sausage:
This time I added some dried thyme and sage to the mix. Its such an easy recipe and can be so easily customised with different flavourings. It also freezes very well too.
I’ve really enjoyed my Asian inspired eats today! Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Indian food are my favourites and I also have a big soft spot for Italian food, in fact there’s not a lot of international cuisine I don’t enjoy! What’s your favourite international cuisine?
All in all its been a lovely relaxed bank holiday Monday, and with a three day week ahead followed by being on holiday from work for almost two weeks I’m buzzing! Hope you have enjoyed your Monday!