This morning I tested a recipe I found on pinterest. Oatless oats. I knew today I was going to have a carb filled lunch so I looked around for a low carb breakfast last night. I wanted something else than pancakes and found this. I was a bit sceptic at first but it turned out pretty good! Ok, It can’t replace real oats but it passed the test. I’m definitely making these again.
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 3 egg whites
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- Some blueberries
- Stevia to taste
- Whisk together egg whites and coconut milk and then stir in almonds, ground flax, banana, Stevia and cinnamon,blend well.
- In a medium saucepan, warm the mixture on the stove, stirring frequently, until the “oatmeal” reaches the desired consistency, this should only take a few minutes.
- Top with some blueberries.
I didn’t get out of bed for a workout! I was sooo tired. I needed to catch up on some sleep…Insomnia is back and I just can’t seem to fall asleep. I’m glad I did it though I was a lot more energized today. Today we had a big meeting. The fun thing about it was the end, we ended the meeting with a quiz! Who does that…Today was the how well do you know our sales team quiz. I got 6 out of 15 questions right, which isn’t all that bad considering I just started working there. After work we all went to a kebab bar for lunch. The kebab bar was really nicely decorated and it was a cozy place with couches. Our table was ready when we arrived which was pretty nice. I had a chicken veggies and ketshup kebab.
When I got home I did my workout. 50min of cardio (intervals and steady state) and a lower body lifting workout. Hit the spot!
For dinner I had Quorn steak strips with all sorts of veggies and some nuts. Delish!
Time to hit the couch Later!
Last week I bought some rice coconut milk at Bioplanet. Today I tested them for the first time in my bowl of oats. My mom brought me some steelcut oats instead of old fashioned oats and I must say I just loved them! Much more creamy that old fashioned. but more expensive…darn ;). I just used the rice coconut milk instead of almond milk for overnight blueberry oats. Right after my morning workout I devoured them in about 5min! I did some intervals on the staionary bike and some lifting. Only downside on working out in the morning is that I have to be quiet because everyone is still asleep…
Here they are!
I had a nice cozy lunch with the accountant, a freelancer, an auditor an a new student. I had last night’s dinner leftovers. They also told us today that tomorrow we are all participating in a big meeting and afterwards we all go out for lunch. I love the personal atmosphere at work! Going to lunch with the big bosses makes everything so much cooler.
When I got home I was glad that I had done my workout this morning. I almost hit the snooze button but then I realized how much I would hate myself for it after work. I made myself a turkey/feta sandwich and started reading a little but fell asleep…Still not used to the working routine I guess. I just found a low carb recipe for tomorrow’s breakfast, oatless oats! looks a bit strange and the ingredient combo sounds a bit strange too…that’s for tomorrow! I already told you about the business lunch tomorrow, well, it’s at a snackbar where there aren’t many healthy things to eat :/. So that means a lighter breakfast :(.
Got up at 5 this morning for a workout. I so wanted to stay in bed! But then I remebered, workout now means time do other stuff after work. 45min extremely HIIT! That’ll give you an early boost. Last night I baked a cake. One of my co workers decided to try and cut down on her sweets ( she’s kind of a sugar addict) because she gained some weight. I offered her an alternative ;). I told her that i’d bake her a healthy sugarless/eggless and butterless cake. I made her my Applesauce Sweet Bread. She loved it ;).
For breakfast I made myself a Coconut Flour Apple Pancake. Number one pancake!
Today was a calm day at work. The freelancers were not at the office and some co workers had training all day. Everyone tasted my cake. All in shock that something healthy could taste so darn good! The accountant was most sceptic but kept comming back down from the second floor to take another piece :p. Finally something sweet I don’t have to feel guilty about he said. For lunch I had a turkey sandwish and a piece of my cake topped with some greek yogurt.
My mom made a healthy dinner which meant I didn’t have to make myself dinner. Lovely! Chicken in a chilli tomato sauce with brussels sprouts.
Time to chill! See ya later guys!
I had a great weekend. Saturday we went to sign our contract for the apartment. One month left in my hometown and then it’s bye bye mommy, hellow freedom! I’m so gonna miss my home, mom and brothers. All the laughs we had together, watching tv together. My mom also told me it was going to be a big adjustment. I could tell she was a bit sad to see me go :(. I’m going to miss my sweet little Sushi the most! The way she comes to cuddle up against me when I’m watching tv…The only negative thing about the apartment is that we are not allowed to have pets! Who does that…Our landlady was a 80 year old widow who didn’t even remember we had an appointment:p don’t think she is going to check up on us that much. I’m going to enjoy the last month with my family!
Yesterday we also went to see some bands play. It was an awesome party! Only downside is I forgot my purse so I am currently without a bank card or ID. Now that I finally have money I can’t spend it :p! Ow well, those shoes can wait ;). Some pics from last night, not the best quality I now…
After the party we spent the night at a friend’s place. He has the cutest and fluffiest cat called Guust. Forgot to take a picture…Meet Mizze! Today was game day! Funny thing about this picture is that they switched t-shirts. Both shirts that they are wearing represent the team they kind of hate!
I also promissed to make cookies to bring with me to work tomorrow for my co workers but I didn’t know the recipe by hart and the internet was down all day…But now that it’s back up I can make them now! Not having a connection made me realize how much I rely on the internet…
Got up at 5 again for a workout today! 2 days in a row I think I’m getting the hang of it. 40min of intervals on the stationary bike and some lifting (basic squats, curls,…). I’m kind of looking forward to moving in to our new place cause there is a huge fitness center 2min away. I’m tired of always sitting on the stationary bike to get some cardio in…a change of machinary would be nice! This morning I wanted a nice filling pancake instead of oats so I looked what I had on hand. The pancake turned out AMAZING! This is by far the best pancake I have ever made :).
Coconut Flour Apple Cnnamon Pancake
- 1 egg + 2 egg whites
- 1/2 apple thinly sliced
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut flour, sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- A splash of almond milk
- In small bowl mix eggs with spalsh of almond milk and stevia. Add coconut flour (sifted in) and baking powder. Mix until smooth.
- Slice your apple into very thin pieces. Set aside.
- Spray some cooking spray on frying pan on high heat. Sir in cinnamon. Lay down the sliced apples in the pan and let cook for about 25-30 seconds. Pour in pancake batter and smooth over. Cover then turn down heat to LOW. Let cook for 3 minutes.
- Take off lid and flip the pancake. Put cover back on and cook for 1 minute longer. Slide out of pan and top with Greek yogurt.
This was pancake heaven!
Ok so I need to lose 4 pounds. Not that much but it seems impossible…I work out and eat pretty clean (minus the alcohol once in a while). I have never been a calorie counter! I once started doing it and felt like I was dealing with and thinking about food and amounts of food all day long…Now some one told me that if you want to lose those last 4 pounds you have to count…The what goes in must go out (through working out ofc ;)) rule is essential. So I think I will have to start counting again :(.
I was able to work on my own today as my trainer wasn’t working today. I loved doing everything myself. A lot of people where at the office today so the atmosphere was great. Fot lunch I had chicken with a bellpepper and tomato sauce and whole wheat rice. My mom made this last night and couldn’t stop bragging about it, so I took some with me to work. It was good indeed! Thumbs up mom!
Another pleasant surprise today was that the boss invited us to go eat some waffles! The sales team had landed a big contract and he felt it was a reason to celebrate. Fine by me! Some of the female colleagues were complaning about gaining weight. I started telling them I make lots of healthy versions of all the decadent treats they’re having every day. Result, now I have to make treats for the offive! guess I know what to do this weekend.
Waffles as a decadent snack meant a not so decadent dinner…Turkey sandwich it was. Time to ring in the weekend! Have a great one people!
Ok so yesterday Jonas and I went to see our first apartment. It was HUGE! 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, a livingroom the size of a football field, a fully equipped kitchen and a little cozy terrace. There just isn’t a bigger and more beautiful place out there…seriously I checked :). The good news is we can sign the contract Saturday! One month and the dream Apartment/house is ours! So happy. We wanted something big enough to keep our own space. To me having some time to oneself is important. The idea is to stay together for life so giving each other enough space is a must. And if there is something that this place has got enough of it’s space. More good news, I got up at 5 today for a workout! I must admit it was hard to jump out of my cozy and warm bed into my sports gear…but once I got started I felt great. I read some tips on how to make a morning workout easier :p. So I prepared everything, layed out my clothes, water, just had to get out of bed and ready to go. Also didn’t hit the snooze button! Must say I had energy for two afterwards. For breakfast I had yesterday’s fruity oatmeal bowl again. I think these are my favorites now.
For lunch I had a simple turkey sandwish a kiwi and a carrot. Everyone else had kebabs and chocolate bars for lunch…I will not cave! :p I had my dose of chocolate after dinner, had some oatmeal with dark chocolate chips.
For dinner I made salmon with grilled veggies and some fruit and feta sprinkels. DELECIOUS! I love combining salty savoury and sweet.
I woke u this morning without a breakfast plan! normally I have everything worked out in my mind or at least some overnight oats in the fridge…This morning I had to improvise. Must say it was rather early to start thinking :). I came up with this:
Fruity Mix Oats
- 1/2 cup Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup almond millk
- 1/2 apple cubed
- 1/2 sliced banana
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 6 almonds
- Cinnamon powder and Stevia to taste
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Mix everything together and microwave for 3min
- let sit for a few minutes before you devour them!
Lots of colours and tasted great! The softness and thinkness of the oats and banana combined with the crunch of the apple and nuts where a perfect combo!
Tonight we are visiting our first apartment! So excited! It’s a really big one. Jonas doesn’t like the floor and framework though…But it’s a huge place with 3 bedrooms and 2 floors and not even one of our more expensive choices. I would like at least 2 bedrooms. This one has 3, one to turn into a fitness area, one chill out/guest room and our bedroom. High demands for a childless couple looking to find there first apartment :p. As long as it stays affordable why not.
I had to work solo again this morning. Not that I mind. I like the freedom and not to be watched constantly. Of course my work took a bit longer having to work everything out on my own. I was glad lunchtime had arrived! The Dutch freelancer was back at the office today and he kind of makes lunch a bit more vibrant, I guess thats what Dutch people tend to do. I enjoyed my Fruity Tuna Salad with a whole wheat bagel.
When I got home I couldn’t workout because of the apartment visit so I made a quick dinner first. Veggie burger and mixed salad…nothing special. Tomorrow morning I’m going to get up at 5 for a workout. I know…I’ve already made myself the promise to become a morning workout person but tomorrow I’m really going to try. If it works out (see what I did there;)) and I get to work in time and stay productive I will probably try to do it for real. I need more time after work to commit to making real dinners and spend more time with the loved ones :).
Here’s my lame and simpel dinner…
Off to see the apartment! Alla prossima volta ragazzi!