I think that it’s called Al fresco

Earlier today I confessed to my Taylor Swift fandom and now I’m quoting Lily Allen. Whatevs. It’s not like I have any followers to lose….

Picnic in the sun: 

Somewhat ironically weekends spent at college (studying nutritional therapy) are typically when I eat most poorly.

So it was kinda nice to have a plan today. I’m eating to set calories and macros at moment so had to swerve the planet organic cake section and booja booka aisle.


Dinner (going straight out tonight from college and the day before a role play assessment rehearsal because I’m an idiot) :

Thanks Planet Organic – this impromptu picnic would have been hard in a town with no decent healthy food outlet. But don’t think I didn’t notice you have shrunk your boxes!


Roasted chickpeas MFs!

  Can’t believe I haven’t made these in ages. Usually I use oil but am embarking on a new eating, training regime and eating lower fat than usual right now:

1 x tin chickpeas, drained

Juice of 1 lemon

Chilli flakes

Ground coriander

Ground cumin


1 tbspn tamari

Whack in the oven at 200 until brown and chewy. Make them quick and thank me at your leisure.

I’m having half tonight with a salad and taking the rest to work tomorrow #BOOM

Easter Smoothie

Which is me pretending I don’t have chocolate for breakfast regularly. Shhhhh.


I did put a little bit more decadence in this one though as a nod to the Easter eggs I won’t be eating.

About a cup of coconut milk

1/2 frozen banana (more if you want a thicker smoothie)

1 tsp chia, flax & maca

2 tsp cacao

1 tbsb dessicated coconut – toast it if you have time. I didn’t this morning, I’ve changed.

1 tbspn EACH of cashew and almond butter. I know!

Squeeze of date syrup

If I had cacao nibs I’d have bunged them in to but I didn’t. Next year. Ha ha I’m kidding – next week ๐Ÿ˜‰

Blend it lots and serve topped with vanilla pod sprinkles and date syrup. Thank me by email for rocking your breakfast – you’re WELCOME! 

One for now, more for later

Taking advantage of a day off by making some granola that I can eat for the rest of the week when I have less time.


Just mix about 2 cups of oats with 1 cup of nuts (I used brazils, almonds & pecans) add cinammon, nutmeg and coconut oil to taste and bake for 20 – 30 minutes until brown. Add date syrup if you like. Why not?

Finish it off anyway you like – I’ve gone for raspberries, flax seed mix, acai and coconut milk today.


So good, the house smells amazing and I have four more breakfasts in the bag. If I don’t cane the lot today that is ๐Ÿ™‚