I can’t not mention it, so I might as well start by talking about the weather! How fabulous has it been here in the UK? It’s clouded over today so it’s a bit cooler, but it has been so lovely to feel the sunshine on my skin! Hope you are all enjoying it. Fingers crossed it will last until the weekend!
These are my eats from last Thursday. I was working at home on Uniquely Healthy stuff, last week was my first week being part time! Since I managed to photograph everything I thought I’d do a different day for a change.
I started the day with warm water and lemon and apple cider vinegar in water, plus my supplements before making a gorgeous breakfast trifle!
Well, kind of a trifle. I crumbled a couple of home made vanilla protein muffins in the bottom of a bowl and poured over some strongly brewed cinnamon and cardamom tea so that they absorbed the flavour. Then I added a layer of quark and some strawberries:
It was delicious and mega filling! I also had iced coffee with almond milk:
I had an errand to run after breakfast, and then swung by the supermarket for a few groceries. I got settled in at my desk and started working on the Uniquely Healthy Newsletter. Mid morning I snacked on a sliced apple with a spoonful of the most amazing raw crunchy chocolate hazelnut butter from Raw Nibbles:
I don’t think I possess the vocabulary to describe how good that stuff is. It’s like the inside of a decadent raw truffle in spreadable form. Yum!
A little later I got a bit experimental and made some iced tea with blueberries, basil and cucumber. It tasted fab and was so refreshing as it was a warm day:
I decided to include it as this months recipe in the newsletter. I cracked on with a few more jobs, and without even realising it was almost 3pm before I remembered to have lunch! I decided to have a baked sweet potato topped with a couple of fried eggs and some spinach:
Simple, yet perfect meal!
I let that digest and then did some yoga. I did the 30 minute intermediate strength video from Yoga Studio on my tablet:
I’m really enjoying that app at the moment!
For dinner I made my favourite veggies of the moment – marinated! Here’s how I make them:
Easy, Delicious Marinated Vegetables (serves 1)
- 1 pepper
- 1 large courgette
- 1 red onion
- 1-2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 tsp of Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
- pinch of salt
Slice up the veggies into chunky pieces and put into a plastic food bag. Add all the other ingredients and smoosh about a bit. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Heat a frying pan, or preferably a griddle pan (a George Foreman grill would also work) to a high heat. Pop the veggies into the pan and cook each side for 3-4 minutes until seared. I prefer not to cook them for too long as I like the veggies to stay crunchy rather than go mushy. Serve immediately!
I had mine with some strips of Turkey that had been left with the same marinade. These are just perfect for this time of year!
I tried to crack on with a bit more work after dinner, but then I decided to call it a day and make some utterly amazing protein fluff:
I am addicted to this stuff, I would eat it every day but I think that would be a little excessive ;-)
I have to admit I loved working at home and being able to plan my day as needed. To motivate myself and make sure I don’t get distracted I set myself a to do list in the morning and make every effort to work through it before the end of the day. I love that feeling of productiveness! It’s also great to have a complete day to be able to focus on tasks that require a bit more in depth attention, I don’t tend to work as well when I have lots of things happening and prefer to have my time in chunks, rather than broken up by different events.
How do you motivate yourself when it comes to getting things done?
What is your favourite way to eat vegetables at the moment?