Hello everyone! As you are reading this I should be getting settled in at Kendal Calling! I’ve been spending the week getting ready for the festival experience. As I write this the weather forecast doesn’t look that great but we won’t be letting that dampen our spirits! Luckily the cold / flu type thing I’ve had is much much better, I do think that smoothie had a lot to do with it!
As I said on Wednesday working out actually made me feel much better, however I did make sure that I did some lower intensity yoga too – I found that the focus on breathing helped immensely!
The good weather meant that I could bust out the maxi:
Fave Outfit of the Week: stripy vest top with cowl neck: Monsoon, via a very thoughtful gift from a new found friend :-), tan leather belt: Topshop, black maxi skirt: Primark, tan leather sandals: New Look
So this week has been a bit of an odd one with feeling poorly, although I have to say I haven’t been ill in months and well, these things happen to the best of us! Alongside plenty of magical smoothies my eats have been fairly typical:
Overnight oats with chia seeds, kara coconut milk, goji berries and pistachios with a green smoothie made from spinach, apricots and vanilla sun warrior
Sweet potato with home made cashew sunflower seed butter and a chopped apple
Coffee blended with cacao butter – still loving this combo, more on it soon!
Inspired by Liz’s trail mix salad, a salad with romaine, cucumber, red onion, spring onions, beetroot and some home mixed trail mix including brazil nuts, dried blueberries and mulberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and roasted edamame.
Snack of raw cashews and a beautiful peach
Buddha bowl of quinoa, edamame, tahini miso dressing and parsley on steamed greens
Random ‘use it up’ snack plate lunch of home made raw crackers, cucumber, green pepper, sauerkraut, olives, sesame peanut butter for dipping
Something not so typical for me was more eggs in the form of an omelette with red onion and vegan cheese:
I’m not gonna lie, this was goood!
On the Love List this week…
I would have loved this song from Bat for Lashes anyway, but the fact that it is called Laura makes me love it even more! Hauntingly beautiful and Natasha is so pretty in the video :-) Also…
This article and comments about the paleo diet and ancestry diets in general – the argument of meat centric diets versus plant based diets rages on it seems – an interesting read if you’re a nutrition geek like me! // organic ginger tea sweetened with manuka honey // stocking up on unsweetened almond milk in the 3 for £3 deal at Tesco //enjoying the sun while we’ve had it!