Monday, 22 August 2016

The Feel Good Files #3

 Well well well...I don't have much to report today. I've mainly been busy getting up to my mumsy chores. I did carry 3 full bags back from Aldi with plenty of heavy fruit and veg so I'll count that as part of my workout today. I also hoovered around when I got back then ended up doing a minimal strength training exercise.

Which consisted of:

10x plank to press ups
Side planks 30 secs each side
Bridge holding for 30 secs

Then I gave up because Mia was in a wild mood and started crawling under me so I decided to get on with dinner.
I know today's post isn't full of energy bursting jumping beans but neither was I today and I want to keep my fitness activity posts as real and raw as can be!

Once my food is settled I'll either do some bedtime yoga or get my 2.5kg weights out and do a few reps with them.
 
 

I spotted this almond milk on one of the first shelves as I walked into the shop today and I've heard lots of good things about it. I love health hypes and I'll always try anything once.  

So I decided to give it go. 

I let it cool in the fridge for a while because it is room temperature on the shelves, then once it was nice and chilled I decided to have it as a late snack - poured over a bowl of Bran flakes. 
 My first thought was that it tasted a little weird, but then I kept on eating the cereal and found it really mourish. 

My daughter gave it a little taste and said mmm! although she didn't continue to gulp it down.
We both found the nuttiness was quite noticeable - a little more than I expected. 
Now I am not vegan or lactose intolerant but Almond milk comes with many other benefits for everyone to enjoy.

It is a great substitute to whole or semi milk if you are hoping to lose weight and packed full of nutritional goodness. I even read that all of the vitamin E in this baby will help your skin to glow.
So I'm sold! I'm not going to ditch cows milk completely but it will be great to mix in with my everyday diet.

This was a spur of the moment buy so if you have any brand recommendations for your favourite almond milk please let me know in the comments :)