This is a great throw together salad that can be made in no time if you have the ingredients pre-cooked in your fridge! I try to spend a small amount of time at the start of the week for meal prep so that I can quickly produce something nutritious to eat after class or at lunch when I am in a rush! This makes a great lunchbox idea for those who work in an office also as it’s delicious cold!
Pictured Above is my prepped ingredients in Tupperware boxes
* Batch of Quinoa (150g)
* Roasted Sweet potato / Butternut Squash
* Cooked edamame beans/peas/broadbeans
* Homemade Beetroot and Mint Hummus (you could sub shop bought for time)!
Also needed – fresh coriander, sesame oil and lemon juice!
BEETROOT AND MINT HUMMUS RECIPE:
– Can of Chickpeas
– 2 Cooked Medium Beetroot
(precooked shop bought is fine but if you have more time roasted is even better!)
– 1 Tablespoon of light Tahini
– 3 Cloves of Garlic
– Juice of a lemon 🍋
– Teaspoon of dried mint
– Salt + Pepper
➡️ Blend everything in a food processor!!
TO MAKE THE YOGI BOWL
I simply mix together a helping of the Quinoa, Edamame and Roasted sweet potato! I like to add some fresh coriander with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil and a squeeze of lemon juice! And then pile a heaped tablespoon of Hummus on the side!
A nutritious bowl of plant powered protein!
4-5 Chunks Frozen Pineapple
Handful of Kale
Handful of Spinach
1-2 Scoops Plant Protein Powder
Teaspoon of Spirulina or Wheatgrass (optional)
50ml Unsweetened Almond Milk
BLEND EVERYTHING TOGETHER! 😋
Organic Porridge Oats
MIX EVERYTHING TOGETHER AND SPREAD OUT ON A BAKING SHEET! COOK IN OVEN FOR 15-20 minutes! KEEP IN AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER! 😋
So here are 2 screen shots from my Fitbit!
There’s a pretty big difference between the two right!! More than 10,000 steps and 800 calories difference!
“Wow! I must have trained pretty hard to record that green page?” (You must be thinking 🤔). WRONG!!!
Both these days are actually a Sunday! Sunday is my official day off and I like to take make sure they are relaxing so I am rested and can start the week well again on Monday. I rarely train on a Sunday!!
The big difference here is what I am calling “HEALTHY MOVEMENT”!
On the first day I was very lazy! Didn’t do much more than attend a family function (by car) and then come home and watch Netflix! 🙈.
On the 2nd day I was more active around the house! I spent a lot of time in my kitchen making soup and prepping some food for the week (…. and I might also have baked a cake!) And a I took a big long walk for 90 mins! The sun was shining and it was a rare lovely day in Scotland! None of this seemed like hard work or left me exhausted! In fact I felt super relaxed and content!
I understand that if you have a family then your Sundays might look a bit different!! Please don’t think I am judging anybody! I think the take home from this is DAILY – HEALTHY -MOVEMENT matters a lot! However you can manage it? 10 minute walks to the shops or bank! Not having lunch sat at your desk! Getting off the couch and turning off Netflix! It all adds up and it will make a difference!
This is a great weekend breakfast to cosy up with in the winter. And all for around 350 calls! Yum Yum 😋
Vegan Coconut Porridge with Banana
– 35g Organic Porridge Oats
– 200ml Alpro Coconut and Almond milk blend COOK ON THE HOB AND THEN ADD
– Teaspoon of Meridian Coconut and Peanut butter
– Top with half a banana and a tablespoon of desicatted coconut
ENJOY 😊 x