Today’s WIAW is from last Sunday, which was a great day! I woke up feeling quite refreshed after a good nights sleep, and once I’d slammed the warm water and lemon I snacked on a chopped apple with some almond butter. I also had a big pot of coffee made with half full caf and half decaf:
I pottered about a bit then it was off to the gym for spinning. I really do enjoy getting out for a workout on a Sunday now, it forces me to get myself into a more productive mood! When I got home I was ready for a more decent breakfast:
Chocolate porridge with coconut butter on top. This was delicious – I’d whipped in some egg whites for protein and staying power, then mixed in some cocoa powder and a few drops of stevia to sweeten. I love coconut butter when it melts on top of hot oats!
I’d been having a big craving for chilli recently so made some some basic bean chilli using taco seasoning instead of the spices. I had half of the huge pan with some spinach, cheddar cheese and a heaped spoonful of mild salsa:
This was soooo fabulous, I adore chilli, especially with cheese on top! Then I got ready to head out and meet a friend for coffee:
Outfit of the day: Army style jacket: Next, denim skirt: New Look, scarf: Topshop, pink satchel: H&M, black jodhpurs: Primark, black boots: Primark
It was freezing outside so I was definitely wearing that scarf! I had time for a very quick wonder round Durham, it was so beautiful in the autumn sunshine:
I met my friend Pip who was back in Durham visiting (check out her great blog Cherries and Chisme!) at a newish Starbucks which I was very excited about. Yes I am pathetically in love with Starbucks! I had a grande latte to begin with, then a vanilla rooibos tea, a spearmint green tea, and as I was getting a latte to take home for James I got myself another little coffee, this time a cappuccino:
I was a bit hungry when I got in, I did think about making a quick smoothie, but I knew I would be having dinner soon so I held on. I grilled some turkey sausages, chopped them up and mixed with roast brussel sprouts then topped it off with a fried egg:
I am completely crazy about roasted sprouts at the moment! James likes them too, so they will be featuring in a lot of meals while they are in season! I think due to my spin class earlier, I was still a little hungry after this so had a bowl of frozen cherries topped with a Liberte honey greek yoghurt:
Then a while later I really fancied a little chocolate to have with my hot chocolate!
I had a row of Montezuma spice it up dark chocolate, delish!
That was such a great day, I don’t usually go out much on a Sunday as I tend to use the day for catching up with work, cleaning, cooking, ironing or the complete opposite and being lazy! It was really fun to get out and about, especially with such lovely company. I also really enjoyed my day of eats, going back to what I was babbling on about in Monday’s post, this is a pretty good balance for me, healthy tasty whole foods eaten in balanced meals with just a bit of chocolate and coffee for good measure! I certainly enjoyed my coffee from Starbucks, sometimes I feel bad as I do like to support more independent coffee shops as well, but I think with Starbucks you tend to know what you are getting, and er, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, need I say more? Although, I have started having them with less syrup as they were getting far too sweet even for me!
Starbucks yey or nay? How do you usually spend a Sunday?