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WIAW–Sunday Eats and Banana Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted Apr 04 2012 7:00am

Happy Wednesday! Hope your having a great week. I’m back for WIAW as usual, interesting challenge this month although I think I get more than my fair share of veggies! I thought I’d give you my eats from last Sunday for a change, not loads of veggies but still a good few…

Peas and Crayons

After a short lie in I got up and had the usual warm water with lemon then ate a lovely banana for some gym fuel:

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I headed to the gym and did 4 miles on the treadmill (3 miles of my usual interval style workout and then 1 mile cool down) 20 minutes on the cross trainer and then my Kettlebell class. The class was an absolute killer! Our instructor usually gives us a couple of breaks but we had to go the whole way through and it was tough!

After the gym I fixed myself a little brunch starting with a vanilla protein frappuccino made with 1 scoop of vanilla sun warrior protein powder, instant coffee, water and ice:

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It was delicious! I also had a couple of slices of my wholemeal bread toasted with cashew butter and fresh strawberries:

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Love nut butter and strawberries on toast for a fresh twist on PB&J!

After that I just chilled out watching Dexter with James (we watched the whole of season 3 over the weekend!) then made myself my regular weekend green juice:

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This was 1 cucumber, some celery, a pear and ginger with a little bit of raw apple cider vinegar added for good measure. I usually don’t add fruit to my green juices but I had some pears that were going bad and needed using up, it added a nice sweetness to the juice.

Then I decided to make one of my favourite ever soups, Pea, Broccoli and Pesto! I made a huge pan of it and had a big bowl for a late lunch alongside a pile of my raw juice and nut pulp crackers:

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I just love how spring like that soup tastes and the raw crackers were delicious too. I’d flavoured them with dried rosemary again, so good.

A little later I felt a bit snacky so ate an apple:

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Then I started to make my cookies for Tam’s Cookie Exchange!   Cat , my exchange partner is gluten intolerant so I had to get my thinking cap on for what I could make her. I decided to go with one of my favourite flavour combinations – Banana, Coconut and Chocolate:

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Pre heat the oven to 180. Mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl then take heaped tablespoons of the dough, roll and press down on to a greased baking sheet (should make 12 – 14 cookies) Cook for 20-25 minutes until browned and firm to the touch. Leave to cool on a baking rack (they will firm up more as they cool). Devour! 

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These taste awesome, dense sweet chewy goodness! I let them cool and then packaged up to send to Cat, along with a card and the recipe. Hope she enjoys them!

For dinner I steam fried some carrot, red pepper and spring greens and added a lazy peanut ginger garlic sauce (peanut flour, soy sauce, ground ginger, garlic granules) and topped with some pan fried tofu that I’d pressed and marinated earlier:

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I just love crispy tofu! The lazy peanut sauce was excellent too, I called it lazy cause I just used the dry spices rather than preparing the fresh ones! For dessert I just had to have one of those cookies for taste testing purposes of course ;-) I also had some leftover strawberries and a pink lady apple:

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So all in all a great day of eats!

I love that I have the time to make a fresh juice at the weekend, they are a great way to add extra veggies to your diet.

What’s your favourite way to sneak in additional veggies?

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