Tuesday, 25 May 2010


I'm watching the Ideal World shopping channel and they have Vita-Mix. I want it so badly. £450 plus postage though :(  but my life would be complete if I had one....

One day....

So I managed to stay within my calories yesterday and even managed to have some of this before bed

Dark Chocolate Dreams - how did I live without you?

This morning I was getting a lift to work so could leave a little later and had time for a proper coffee in my new Bodum travel press

I used two scoops of ground coffee beans, a good dollop of milk and 1tsp amaretto syrup

Perfection! I do love my espresso machine, but when I'm leaving the house at 6:40am I do find the espresso a bit time consuming, with this I just boil the, add coffee, milk and syrup to my cup, feed the cat, pour on hot water and grab the cup on my way out the door.

Oh god, I'm going to struggle not to buy the Vita-Mix. It's amazing! It goes at 240 mph!

Breakfast today was yogurt based

Yeah, doesn't look very pretty! When I got into work I added a (free!) apple to Easiyo greek yogurt, cinnamon, hazelnut butter and vanilla pumpkin seeds

Love these pumpkin seeds, they are from Munchy Seeds, which are also on Ideal World along with my the Vita-Mix...

I snacked on a satsuma around 10:30am and a small banana at 11:30am to fuel my lunchtime run - I walked for 2 mins to warm up then ran for 10 mins, walked a bit and then ran back to work interval-style, walking for 1 min then running for 1 min. I was exhausted and very much looking forward to my lunch

I had chicken, which means I needed some Nando's :D

Delicious salad with courgette, carrot, spring onion, orange pepper, chicken and Katie's Summer Roll Marinade after seeing Heather's version the other day. I had no rice paper so just had mine as salad. Wish I'd thrown in some cashew nuts now though - next time, it was delicious!

I wasn't feeling too hungry this afternoon since I ate so much later so just snacked on some strawberries and raspberries

Apparently, "you're not buying a product, you're buying a lifestyle". I need it.


  1. So glad you tried Katie's marinade - I will never look at raw veggies the same again after trying it myself!

    Personally, I think your breakfast will look delicious, and honestly, a Vita-Mix will change your life. You'll have one someday...I just know it. :)

  2. Step. away. from. the. phone.
    You could go on holiday with that money!

  3. I love the idea of the marinaded veggie salad and can't wait to try it myself!

    I'm with Heather. I debated for 2 years about the vitamix and I finally got it a few months ago. Aside from when I am physically not at home, I have used it at least once every single day. It will change your life.

  4. I'm a closet Ideal World/Create and Craft Junky and in my house we've already said if we have money left over after our wedding we're having a Vitamix. They're amazing.

    Make sure you tune in if they do the Bamix demos too, I want one of those. I'm fairly sure I don't NEED both but shhhhh.

  5. StellaDoesHealthyEating25 May 2010 at 22:56

    You know I was thinking the same! It was just at the weekend I was dreaming about a luxury holiday to the Dominican Republic I saw advertised at £600 per person.... Amazing really that a blender could cost so much.

  6. StellaDoesHealthyEating25 May 2010 at 22:57

    I so glad too - I wasn't sure about the vinegar and fish sauce on raw veggies, but I liked the flavours a lot! Need to get some fresh mint for next time though.

    I'm really trying to talk myself out of buying one, for now!

  7. StellaDoesHealthyEating25 May 2010 at 23:10

    Ah don't tempt me! :D Must start saving immediately!

    Thank you for sharing the recipe - I'm looking forward to trying the full summer roll recipe, especially the sauce!

  8. StellaDoesHealthyEating25 May 2010 at 23:12

    Bamix? I must investigate!

    I haven't watched shopping channels for ages but I can tell I'm going to spend the next few weeks searching for all the Vitamix and other kitchen gadget shows!

  9. my word I love ideal world! I too was watching, longing...

    Keep your eye out for the bamix, that is pretty amazing too, but then maybe that's just because I have an unhealthy obsession with kitchen gadgetry...

  10. I have a vitamix they are the best! They make ice cream/yogurt in about 2/3 minutes and hot soup in about 6 minutes! I love my vitamix ooooo also the homemade almond butter I make is the best! x x

  11. WHAT is that chocolate stuff? Looks yummy...

  12. StellaDoesHealthyEating26 May 2010 at 22:13

    Oh Tamzin you're really temping me! Somehow it's worse knowing that someone in the UK has one!

  13. StellaDoesHealthyEating26 May 2010 at 22:13

    Dark Chocolate Dreams - it's amazing! Dark chocolate mixed in with smooth peanut butter!

  14. StellaDoesHealthyEating26 May 2010 at 22:14

    I think I reached the height of sadness, I recorded the late night Vitamix show and watched the full hour when I got home from work today!

    I have so many kitchen gadgets, I made list of about 5 or 6 that I should really sell if I get a Vitamix!


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