Okkkaaay folks, you asked for it – here’s my wheatgerm post! All the info will come at the end 🙂
So I swear today has been the best day ever! Let me do a recap 😀
Woke up, ate 2 tsps wheatgerm and an apple, and took Poppy out for an hour of power walking (minus the serious face and silly arm movements). Today was a running rest day, so I had the time 🙂 Got back, and made a beauuuutiful cereal/yogurt mess! I made myself banana peanut butter yogurt…
Melt a frozen banana with a blob of PB, 1tsp maple syrup and some cinnamon…
..and mash it all up good:
Then mix it in with the yogurt:
Get yo’ ass some cereal:
And mix both together! VOILA:
A scrummy, SCRUMMY bowl of healthy yogurt banana peanut butter mess 😀
And good FUEL. 😀
I then did 10mins abs work, and got together a lovely lunch for myself – a two parter today! Part 1 –
Roast aubergine, butternut squash, turnip, aunt-grown beets, all covered in mixed spice:
And mixed with 1/2 a can of chickpeas:
YUM-ness number 1 🙂
Part 2 –
A multi seed pitta bread, stuffed with this:
And some spinach:
YUM-ness number 2 🙂
The rest of my day was spent at work. The time FLEW by today! My boss gave me loads more stuff to do today, so I was manning the till and doing a ton of other things. I LOVE BEING BUSY!! Anyone else hate just sitting about, counting sheep and tapping their thumbs!?
I actually got let out of work 20mins early today, which was both good and bad…Good = Hooray, I’ve finished work early (it holds a novelty factor!). Bad = Hooray, I get to go shopping! (My bank balance does not appreciate this so much…). The shopping wasn’t too bad though, ££ wise, and contributed to why I’ve had the Best Day Ever (I do use the term loosly). I snaffled…..
1) Heat/The Sun:
2) Four charity shop books for £4:
I love Sophie Kinsella – but I’ve never read her as Madeleine Wickham, so I have NO idea what to expect! I barely even read the blurb of this book :p
3) Reduced price strawberries and plums:
YES PLEASE x2!
4) FREE silken tofu (x3) from the nice lady at the health food store:
It was passed the sell by date – but experience has told me that doesn’t make a squat of difference 😀
Not bad right? All that junk just made for A Good Day, not The Best Day. So what made it that bit better, I hear you ask?
Well, the photos I ordered from Chika and I’s last regional dressage finals came:
AND…the best, most BRILLIANT thing….
MY VITAMIX ARRIVED!!!!!!
OH. MY. GOSH.
I am SO excited! I’m also extremely, extremely short on life savings, but hey – it’s worth it! I can’t wait to unpack it and learn and experiment and just…BE with it….*sigh.
Anyway, enough excitement. Settle down.
When I got home, I had 1/2 a cup of yogurt for a snack…
…and before long, it was dinner time. I believe oats and seitan and nooch were calling my name…who am I to ignore such a call? I accompanied them with my favourite veggie-tables, as well as 1/2 cup milk, and spices such as cumin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The result was a mess:
But a jolly delicious mess 🙂
Now, as I write this, I have two choices for dessert….choice 1 involves unpacking the vitamix, learning how to use it, blending a tofu pear pudding dessert, AND letting it chill and set, all before I need to eat it….or having some yogurt with one of those beautiful pretty black bean brownies I made yesterday. Decisions, decisions!
Question: What’s your favourite dessert? I’ve always been a sucker for ice cream, though I LOVE muffins, and I once had this hot-date-stuffed with apricot-thing…that blew my mind!
I quote: ‘Wheat germ is one of the most nutritional products available. In fact, wheat germ contains 23 nutrients, and has more nutrients per ounce than any other vegetable or grain’.
Wheatgerm has around 28% protein, as well as more iron and potassium than any other food (both highly important for runners/people who exercise!). It also has a whole bunch of other important things like calcium, vits B1 and B3 (good for energy levels). zinc……It’s also chocca with vit E, which has anti aging qualities 🙂 (seriously, with every tsp I eat of the stuff, I feel a frown line just disappear……).
Apparently, I’m not the only runner who uses it either – ‘It is used by athletes in their diet to improve cardiovascular function and improve endurance levels.’
Here are some more random wheat germ facts:
…..what makes it remarkable is its richness in the variant B vitamin forms. It has mind boggling contents of thiamine or vitamin B1 (126%), riboflavin (55%), pyridoxine or vitamin B6 (55%), niacin (32%), folates and pantothenic acid (16%).
This article also makes some super points, including:
‘It contains a first-class protein and much oil. More important, however, are the phosphates, which play a vital role in keeping our nervous system healthy. Still more important than phosphates is the high content of vitamin E in wheat germ.’
It even goes as far as saying ‘
Wheat germ as a concentrated food is an absolute necessity in our modern world…’ (the article I just linked to is really good, if you’re interested :))
Soooo as you can see, wheatgerm is pretty darn cool! And, it tastes nice 😀
Add a few tsps to you oats, to your cereal, in pancakes, or a smoothie…or do as I do, and just have it neat off the spoon 😀 It’s worth it!