Today was a dark and gloomy morning so I added some vibrance with a few summer berries in my porridge! I know strawberries are technically out of season now but I have been craving them so I bought some organic ones in our weekly shop (most of which have already gone bad) to add to my breakfast. I had my usual staple of porridge with almond milk, 1/2 banana, blueberries and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Of course I also had a cup of black coffee along with a bottle of water.
My lunch was an old favourite of mine; I used to eat this all the time when I was pregnant with Emilia! It consists of a wholewheat pitta with mozzarella (I use half a ball), cherry tomatoes, salt and a drizzle of olive oil. I also drank another bottle of water as I had a workout session with my trainer. We do about 30-40 minutes (realistically about 10 of those minutes are spent catching up on girly gossip!) of HIIT: high intensity interval training. After my session I am always POOPED!
That afternoon I had a little pick-me-up snack of a large pear (I bought these for this week's cupcake recipe!) and a teaspoon of almond butter. I figured pear and almond must go together if they're almost always in tarts, right?! Ha ha!
For dinner I attempted a new salmon recipe I adapted from one of Lucy (my trainer)'s videos. It was so good! I smeared low-fat cream cheese mixed with coconut and lemon juice over salmon fillets, then wrapped them into foil parcels and baked them in the oven for 25 minutes. I served them up with some wholegrain brown rice & quinoa and steamed broccoli. I loved this meal, the kids were fans of everything except for the broccoli (no surprises there) but Jonathan wasn't keen :( He is very fussy when it comes to trying new foods which can be very difficult!
After the kids had gone to bed for my little evening treat I had a big bar of chocolate (Cadbury's Dairy Milk...the best!) and I made a caffeine-free almond milk latte which is basically just a fancy way of saying I had hot milk. Ha ha! We have a frothing machine to go with our Nespresso and I use it to make frothy lattes but since I don't drink coffee in the evenings anymore I just make them with milk. Almond milk actually froths up really well and I then dip the chocolate into it so it melts...mmm! Delicious comfort food perfect for eating while snuggled up watching TV.
I also drank 2L water today *pats self on the back*. I find this easier on the days that I workout with Lucy because I sweat so much! What did you eat today?