Today was a great Saturday and it started with cleaning and a healthy breakfast of tomato egg white scramble and a side of flaxseed and coconut oil. I eat ground flax like a porridge with warm milk, coconut oil and a teaspoon of agave nectar for sweetness, it’s so good! After a healthy breakfast it was time for a workout and at the gym I completed a 45 min JNL Fusion workout. It’s a circuit workout of 30/45 secs of strength training followed by 45 sec cardio blast. I love it and I have been doing the circuit 2 times a week and already seeing the benefits. It’s great because you have to work hard and as you are changing it up so often, you don’t get bored you have completed a sweaty workout in no time. I found the workout on Bodybuilding.com http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jnl-on-the-go-episode-3.html
Me and Fella are moving north of the river in a few months so for the rest of our afternoon was spent having a burn around on the scooter to see what our new area is like at the weekend. I love it! Its got a great atmosphere, charming buildings and cool bars and cafes. Best of all its near a tube station not to far away from beautiful Regents Park.
We had a lovely pub lunch and watched some of the rugby before heading home via my favourite shop Wholefoods to pick up some healthy ingredients for some sweet treats for our film night; Caramel Popcorn and Raw Coconut Chocolate.
The popcorn recipe is from a blog from Chocolate Covered Katie http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2013/02/01/healthy-caramel-popcorn/. I used Coconut palm sugar in place of sucanat and boiled it up like toffee with the agave and used a coconut oil in place of the butter substitute. It was so good but very sweet and I got to use Donald for the first time and he made popping the corn an easy job! Next for the raw chocolate I whisked up just over a 1/4 cup raw cacao powder, 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted in a bowl place over a pan of just boiled water) 1/4 cup agave nectar and tsp vanilla extract. Spooned the half the mixture into silicone ice cube tray then added a blob of almond butter, added the rest of the mixture on top and popped them in the freezer for 20 mins to solidify. These chocolates were so easy to make and so delicious, I will put in less agave next time as it was a bit too sweet but maybe I have over dosed in agave this evening! I must remind myself that although these aren’t processed or refined treats they are still calorific so it doesn’t mean you can eat more!
The treats were enjoyed with the film Ides of March with George Clooney and Ryan Gosling, it was great but not gripping and I now have more respect for Mr C and his talents because he starred, wrote and directed the film.
Not feeling so insightful today but I did get one from my Life Little Instruction Calendar which says ‘If you quit, how can you win?’ enough said :) Part of my training as an Arbonne Consultant recommends I read 30 mins of motivational material each day so I am off to read ‘Rich Woman’ by Kim Kiyosaki which is about investing and not quitting! I don’t like the title much but I am getting some great advice which I report on at a later date.
Buenos noches xx