Clean Eating Day 2: Cauliflower & Smoothies
So, my second day of eatin' clean and keepin' mean started out with a life changing smoothie. The Bacoffee Nut Smoothie is staying part of my life, I can guarantee it. Milk, banana, wholegrain peanut butter, honey, oats and coffee. Nom nom nom. I loved the taste, it was filling and I got a dose of caffeine (not strictly within the clean eating tome but you can pry it from my caffeinated dead hands). I'm now on the hunt for more smoothie goodness, I have a blended fruit desire that can not be sated.
We're not talking about lunch because I had leftovers from last night. Deal with it.
Dinner was lovingly crafted by Chris, just look at that colourful collection of food (see above, dude).
It was chicken breast with a mixed herb and paprika coating, mixed frozen vegetables and cauliflower couscous with a barbecue mixed spice in. The chicken was simply oven cooked and was delicious as was the vegetables, because greens and stuff. The cauliflower couscous was a touch disappointing, but in terms of texture and how filling it was it ticked all the food-y boxes. It takes minutes to cook which is an advantage if you want a quick side for a meal ,but definitely add some strong flavours like basil or garlic and maybe top it off by mixing so vegetables into it instead separate.
I've kept away from artificial sweeteners for a second day and am trying to figure out whether or not to attribute my avoidance of chocolates at work to it's absence. It's probably too soon to say, but I didn't have to fight myself to not have any chocolates which is refreshing.
As a treat this evening I'm having oat cakes, wholegrain peanut butter and honey accompanied with a hot chocolate.
Boom, clean eating.