Breakfast was nearly ready when I came downstairs this morning. The buckwheat and chia seeds I had soaked in water the night before had swelled up.
So they were ready to go in to the blender, along with a small banana and almond milk. Hey presto – a smoothie. It took seconds to make and I sipped it while I made Harvey’s which took ages, thanks to him wanting fresh cherries, which left my fingers stained all day! My smoothie was thick and tasty. 50 g buckwheat groats, 1 tsp chia seeds, 200ml almond milk = 8 WW points.
Work continues to go well and I am loving my location. The ease of a 10 minute walk from the station is appreciated but I also love the views and being so close to Borough Market. If I walk out of my office and look left, I can see St.Paul’s Cathedral and Southwark Bridge.
If I look right I can see the bridge taking the trains to Cannon Street station.
And immediately outside the office is a pub!
I wandered in to Borough Market and was tempted by Gastronomica, an Italian foodie stall which is inside the covered part of the market.
I ordered a ham, mozarella and green leaf panini which they heated for me. They wrapped it up for me and I went and sat in the sunshine outside Southwark Cathedral to enjoy it. A white bread panini is not a great diet choice but there was not much cheese inside it. It was delicious. I wouldn’t normally say I was a panini person, but I was today. Hard to know the points so I am guessing 10 as that seems to be an average for a panini.
How beautiful these buildings are. I am always amazed that these magnificent buildings were designed and then made so many hundreds of years ago. This is the oldest Cathedral church in London.
This little garden was a great place to sit and watch the comings and goings.
I walked a different route back to the office and was thrilled to discover my favourite coffee shop ever – Monmouth Coffee. I used to treat myself to a Monmouth coffee when I was at University and walked past their Seven Dials cafe on the way to lectures.
I was in there in a second and ordered a small flat white. Their coffee is FAB-U-LOUS. The one I had today had an undertone of burnt caramel which was just superb. I could have had another one but I resisted. Unfortunately I didn’t resist their chocolate brownie which is one of the best chocolate concoctions I have had. It is so rich and chocolatey and gooey. Mmmmmm, so good.
Points for a brownie vary so much! I have put down 10 points for this one plus 4 for the flat white which was quite small.
Back at work I was pretty good with drinks. 2 cups of tea today plus 4 cups of water. No snacks apart from an apple in the morning. So apart from the brownie, a reasonable days eating.
Back home I had an easy supper. Last week I made a huge portion of black bean soup and froze 6 individual portions. I took one out of the freezer this morning so all I had to do tonight was heat it up and then I served it with 30g mature Cheddar (14 WW points).
Luckily ( since I have 5 more portions to go) it froze beautifully and tasted as lovely tonight as when I made it last week. This soup is great and I really enjoyed it. Hurrah for my freezer 🙂