Saturday, 3 July 2010

Healthy Cookies + Perfect Pineapple

I've had the best Saturday! From the moment I woke up till now its been smiles all round : )
It feels so good to say that, its been to long that I have dreaded Saturdays but now its all fun and games yay!

I got up early and made super delish smoothie, basically the same as yesterday........

........but a different topping!

Big volume and the perfect kinda fuel for my mornings activities.

I walked to town after breakfast and did a couple of errands before meeting my friend Chris for a coffee

We met at Costa and I had a small soya latte, we chatted for a good hour before he had to go to work (my old shop!) and I had to go to the gym, luckily my classes weren't canceled : )

I did a chi ball class followed by fitness yoga class, they were really good and I sweated like a beast! I felt like the classes really worked me hard which was great! After the classes I walked home and was HUNGRY!

I really needed a shower though so I ate the other half of the melon I bought yesterday then jumped in the shower to freshen up.

Once I was freshly showered I got to making lunch quick smart!

Leftovers from last night's dinner, 1/2 avocado, raw mushrooms and a boiled egg

This was a fabulous lunch, everything tasted so good!

A while later I fancied something sweet and remembered I had some low GI fruit syrup which definitely needed to be tried out........

I felt the need to bake cookies.............

Carrot and Coconut Cookies to be precise!

1/2c oats
1/2c quinoa
1/4c coconut oil
1/3c sweet freedom syrup
1/3c coconut
2 grated carrots
3 tbsp apple sauce
1tsp baking powder

All mixed up then sprinkled with cinnamon before baking for 25minutes Gas M4

Healthy and delicious! These babies are a winner : )

The sprinkle of cinnamon was just enough yummy yum yum!

Soft and chewy inside, perfect!

After a few cookies I went back to town to meet my sister another friend Judith for a drink (non-alcoholic!)

A lime and soda to quench my thirst

This was really refreshing, just what I needed in the hot sunshine, we chatted for a while then popped round to another friends house for a bit. The others decided to eat KFC chicken which is definitely not my thing and as I was getting pretty hungry home I came to eat my kind of chicken!

I made steamed veggies topped with chicken breast cooked with onions and aubergine pesto

I think my chicken is much better than the KFC option, what do you think?!

I decided to hack into the pineapple I bought yesterday for pud

It was a perfect pineapple! Ripe and juicy I topped it with fromage frais and pumpkin seeds which was ok but I think I prefer it on its own so I shall definitely do that with the rest.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow, I have an early session at the gym planned with a friend Karen then I'm going to have lunch with my bestie Wayne and maybe my sister. A pub lunch is calling our names!

Hope your having a good weekend x x


What soft drink do you drink other than water and coffee?

I don't really drink fizzy drinks other than the occasional lemonade (very occasional!) or a lime and soda. My friends are diet soda lovers but I'm more a herbal tea kinda girl

A healthy lifestyle with a clean, healthy diet helps to improve and maintain your Body Mass Index (BMI). You can calculate your body mass index using this nifty calculator found on the official BMI Private Hospitals in London site.

1 comment:

  1. Those cookies sound great! Is it cooked quinoa or raw quinoa? I've started drinking more iced tea when I fancy something different. I just make up a big jug with 3 fruity tea bags - yum!