…but first I just have to share a couple of tasty eats from over the last couple of days!
Butternut smoothie made with roast and frozen butternut squash blended with vanilla rice milk, cinnamon, ground ginger and a dash of vanilla extract topped with treacle granola, crystallised ginger and almond butter sauce (1 tbsp of almond butter mixed with a little hot water from the kettle until drippy – so good, you get much more nut butter this way and that melty texture). I had so many of these back in autumn, and yes this tasted a little autumnal to be eating in June, but oh so good!
This mornings breakfast:
Teeccino Almond Amaretto herbal ‘coffee’ and Peanut butter puffins cereal (both from my iHerb order, more on that in a mo) with strawberries and soy milk. I loved the peanut butter puffins, so delicious paired with the strawberries!
Last nights dessert was some wonderful carob protein ice cream:
1 scoop of chocolate sun warrior protein powder, vanilla rice milk, 1 tbsp of carob powder, ice, water, stevia, xanthan and guar gums, carob flakes and choc covered sunflower seeds, nom!
Workouts have been the usual stuff, Yoga for Runners again yesterday morning, 3,2,1 gym workout last night and a quick and speedy 45 minute interval and abs and core gym session this morning before work – I love my Friday morning workouts!
Grocery shop round up
As I said a few posts back I thought it might be useful to post the details of some of my grocery shops as I struggle to try and save money. Here’s my grocery shops from this week, plus a few special deliveries!
Organic soy milk x 2, happy eggs x 6, romaine, bag of mixed leaves, strawberries, unwaxed lemons, cooked ham, ginger, cucumber, living parsley, courgettes, red onions, white onions, sugar snaps: Total £16.54
Spring greens, mushrooms, organic broccoli, asparagus, romaine lettuce, jazz apples x 2, strawberries, skimmed milk (James is back on the dairy), frozen peas, brita water filter – Total £16.59
Today’s organic veg box:
Bunched onions, summer greens, radishes, little gem lettuce, aubergine, asparagus, tomatoes, apples, nectarines, cantaloupe melon and bag of potatoes and wet garlic (both included for free!): total £16.75 I can’t wait to get cooking with these beautiful organic veggies!
My first time ordering using the airmail option. I wanted to get more stevia to stock up (addicted to this stuff!), raw crackers as my One Lucky Duck bag is almost empty, Peanut Butter Puffins – I had to try these after seeing them on Nicky’s blog, and some Almond Amaretto Caffeine free Teeccino as I love the Chocolate Mint version I bought in NYC. Total with shipping $28.70 /approx £17.50
I decided that I would make good use of the discount code I have available and place an order to stock up on some of my faves and some new stuff. I got Vita Coco 100% Pure Coconut Water x 4, Biona Organic Soya Beans x 3, Dorset Cereals Tasty Low-Fat Flakes Apple Cherry Raspberry & Cranberry, Provamel Organic Natural Yofu x 2, Sojade Natural Soy Yoghurt with Bifidus, Clear Spot Organic Tofu Smokey, Taifun Basil Tofu, Taifun Tofu Rosso, Taifun Beechwood Smoked Tofu, Meridian Organic Cashew Butter, Yogi Tea Green Chai, Yogi Tea Sweet Chilli Mexican Spice, Mapletons Fru Grains, sesame date bar (included free!) Total with discount £33.58
Not too bad on the money saving front, even though this seems like a lot it will last for a long while. I did make a good saving on the Goodness Direct order which has well and truly stocked my fridge and cupboards, I was also quite happy that the refrigerated stuff has good long use by dates well into July. As I’ve bought a couple of smaller shops nothing has been wasted either. Obviously the iHerb order was a bit of a one off (promise!), at least I saved on the usual DHL shipping and customs charges. My plan for the rest of the month is to use up as much as possible from what I already have, just supplementing with fresh fruit and veggies.
June Sponsors GIVEAWAY!
5 lucky winners will each receive a pack of the new Rude Health Apple and Cinnamon 7 Grain Granola:
This is tasty stuff!
A further 2 winners will receive a full set of the complete Cosy Tea range:
This includes the following varieties:
- Earl Grey
- Rooibos with Vanilla
- Lemon Green
- Jasmine Green
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Giveaway open to UK residents only (sorry International friends!) and closes at 12am GMT Friday 17th June 2011, good luck!