Today is KHGS 3rd Birthday! Yes I have been blogging for 3 whole years, I can’t quite believe what a crazy journey I’ve been on. Thank you all for being on it with me, as always it means a heck of a lot that you guys take the time to read my ramblings :-) Another big thanks for those of you that read and commented on my happy weight post, I really enjoyed reading your comments and will be responding to them soon. As a few of you commented I have definitely been on a very circular journey, I think my eating style is pretty much back to what it was just before I started blogging! But as I reflect on this, I feel that the journey is something I’ve had to experience – and I know that it is going to make me a better health coach in the long run :-)
Today’s WIAW is from Monday, which as it turns out was not an average Monday at all…
I started my day with warm water and lemon, followed by a glass of water with apple cider vinegar and aloe vera juice added and then I made some coconut oil blended coffee:
Still loving these for before the gym! I did my amended LiveFit Days 8 and 9 workout with a little bit of cardio before and after as usual, then it was home for a smoothie!
This week am I doing the Alpro Deskfest to show how breakfasts on the go can be both healthy and delicious. For my first recipe I just had to make it a Green Smoothie of course!
Super Mega Green Smoothie (serves 1 hungry person, vegan)
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1 cup of brewed and cooled green tea
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional) or try adding half a cup of Alpro vanilla pouring yoghurt
- a few ice cubes
- 1 cup of Alpro Original Soya Milk
- Additional water to blend
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. This tastes, sweet, creamy and delicious. The green tea will give you a little lift, the banana some fuel and the avocado some healthy fats. The soya milk just adds to the creaminess! You can get involved in the Deskfest by tweeting pics of your Alpro breakie with the #deskfest hash tag and automatically be entered into a competition for a trip to NYC!
I would have usually drank that smoothie on the way to work and finished it at my desk but it was snowing so I went for a warm drink instead:
I made up some Dandy Blend which I had purchased from iHerb. I have a review coming on this but I love the stuff! I added a dash of the soya milk and it kept me warm in the car. So did my trusty North Face jacket!
Lunch was some Boot Camp Soup which I’d made at the weekend along with some chopped veggies and quite a few un pictured Ryvita crackers (I keep a pack in my desk drawer for snacking):
Then a little later I snacked on some cashews and macadamias before chatting to a health coach client on Skype:
Then it was off home early for a rather random experience! I drank a can of Alibi Citrus when I got in:
I’m doing the Alibi ‘pretox’ challenge this week so will report back! Anyway, back to the random evening, I had been contacted the previous week about my weight loss story appearing in a national newspaper. I had not expected them to send out a make up artist and photographer too!
The whole experience was rather bizarre but good fun! I just wish I had thought ahead as I ended up all dressed up with no where to go. I’ll report back when I know when and which paper the story is going to be in. I just hope the photos came out ok. I did pick up some good tips from the photographer on how to stand to make you look super slim!
After all of that I was really ready for dinner but was not so well prepared, however I ended up knocking out a really delicious meal:
I had some leftover roast chicken so I fried it with some Thai red curry paste then added some home made chicken stock, courgette noodles, red pepper and soy sauce. The only thing that could have improved this would have been coconut milk but I’m all out! It was delicious.
Then it was time for my usual dessert:
Frozen blueberries, greek yoghurt, soya milk, raw honey, hits the spot every time. Followed by a Cococardio hot chocolate with coconut sugar for sweetness:
And that was my day, not quite a normal Monday but lots of fun!
Have you ever had a make over / photo shoot type experience? I enjoy getting my make up done but it always feels so ‘thick’ on my face! If you have a blog how long have you been writing it? I really can’t believe its been a whole 3 years!