20,000

20,000 steps. Well that’s topped up my workout from first thing this morning! Winning!

Anyone who read yesterday’s post will know I ordered my shopping online. One item on my list was coconut oil. I’m cooking super healthy and this is the oil I prefer to use. Now I have on the substitutes, meaning if the supermarket doesn’t have what I’ve ordered I will get an alternative.

3 of my items were substituted. Desiccated coconut. Just a swap out for a different brand. Great, okay. Fabulous in fact. At least I got this item. Second was almond milk, I use it in my shakes. Again just a brand swap. So perfectly fine. Coconut oil. Let me reiterate that. Coconut oil. My coconut oil was replaced with CREAMED COCONUT! Just what?!

Can someone please tell me (other than the word coconut) what these products have in common? I have no words. I think a closer item would have been olive oil or any kind of oil. Needless to say I refused this item at the door and will go coconut oil-less until I find some.

Tuesday’s are our out and about days with Dela’s Nana. We took a long walk, a coffee, a play in the park and a mini (healthy) picnic. My neice threw most of her sandwich on the floor because it obvs the best game in the world. Dela fell asleep at lunch time so missed the lot. I’m of the opinion that you shouldn’t wake a sleeping baby, especially for food. She will always eat once she’s woken up, you wake her, she might not nap again and be ratty for the rest of it.

For dinner we used up my pre prep’d courgette and bacon slice. I made some chocolate chip banana bread, and some peanut butter bubble crunch. There’s also a picture of my oats, which were heaven for breaky. If you haven’t tried frozen raspberries yet, go do it now. They’re like little frozen ice pops.

All in all a good day. And no disastrous happening so far, and it’s all most bed time.

Xoxo, L.

A Missed Plan

We missed an afternoon out with man’s brother and sister in law. Due to the weather. We were suppose to be having a day out, but impending rain put a dampener on that plan.

Looking for something to do on a Sunday with two adorable miniatures (under one and one), is difficult when ‘out of season’. So we’ve postponed, and we will look forward to it.

Out of missed plans came meal plans. Every cloud! Man did the shop, and I’ve loaded up on ideas for an all week healthy meal plan with snacks included.

I made Weetabix Balls, Crunch Oat bars and some Honey & Nut Clusters which don’t seem to have turned out so well. I’ve also discovered this evening that my food processor is almost certainly due for the bin. It did not blend frozen bananas very well for my soft serve banana “ice cream”. And I’m not convinced by this version of ice cream, it’s just not ice cream.

Lurve all the exciting healthy food we are trying and I am so getting in that yellow dress. August is my goal.

Dela is enjoying food in all kinds of ways. Thankfully she enjoy a bath time just as much.

Happy Sunday. Have a healthy week lovers.

Xoxo, L.

Chocolate Banana Muffins

This post comes with a warning. You know that elderflower fizz I made… Well, I opened a bottle on Sunday morning while me and mum were packing to come home after a lovely spa weekend. I wanted to see if it still had fizz. Most fortunately I stepped out on to the balcony of our room. When I popped the cork the entire content of the bottle shot upwards and covered me, the windows and the balcony above us. And much to my dismay and mothers pure amusement another guest witness the whole explosive event. “Well it’s still fizzy” were blessedly, the only words that graced the world from my mouth. Note to anyone trying the recipe for the elderflower fizz… don’t add yeast. Elderflowers contain it naturally and will most likely not need any more adding. Lesson learnt on my part!!

It’s Friday eve so here’s today’s recipe. Yummy Chocolate Banana Muffins.

Ingredients
1½ cups mashed bananas (approx 3 ripe bananas will do it)
⅓ cup oil
1 egg
1 cup sugar
1½ cups flour
¼ cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
Sugar for sprinkling on tops

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine bananas, oil, egg large mixing bowl.
In a separate large bowl, sift together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder. Add to banana mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into greased or lined muffin tins. Sprinkle the tops of each muffin with 1 teaspoon of sugar.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at around 230 until they spring back in the middle.

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Enjoy lovers.
Love
L xox