Fitness & Food Fun

by Peachy Palate on July 18, 2012

Yesterday was a day like no other…a day full of recipe experiments, no theme, no common ingredients and each meal incredibly delicious.

In keeping with the fitness theme this month I took my weekly spin class last night. Tuesdays is the best day for me to fit it in. It’s by far my favourite group class, I literally come out dripping sweat. I’d never push myself, particularly on a bike as much as I do in that class. Love it!

Peas and Crayons

Fitness and Food Fun…because there really is nothing more fun than trying new workouts, joining new classes and creating new eats! Smile

First up was a beautiful berry blast smoothie with a chocolate twist.

Fruity, sweet, rich…absolutely delicious! I shared the recipe for this bright berry brimming smoothie yesterday morning.

What followed was a new flake bake…

Mango and Blueberry! Still totally loving this combination (in case you missed my epic pancake check back here!).

The blueberries burst within the bake, combined with the mango laden quinoa flakes…soft, fluffy, fruity deliciousness. Recipe will be up for this one tomorrow morning.

Next up was my edamame raw veggie pilaf. It might sound a bit odd but it was amazing. I shared the recipe yesterday, a really simple dish, super tasty, packed full of texture and some of my favourite ingredients.

It was a complete experiment which turned out to be quite the success!

Fruit was snacked on mid afternoon…a pink lady and flat bottomed peach (also known as doughnut peach); new favourite stoned fruit aside from cherries of course!

For dinner I had myself another new burger. I mentioned last week that I had another one to share…

This one was different from any other veggie burger I’ve ever made, featuring borlotti beans and buckwheat groats among other things. I’ll stick the recipe up tomorrow evening.

Before bed I had one of my giant chocolate hazelnut cookies that I made over the weekend; totally epic, recipe will be up this evening.

I decided to make them supersized for a change to save myself going back for seconds and thirds. It’s a hearty cookie for when you feeling a little more than peckish!

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!!!

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes July 18, 2012 at 7:02 am

Everything looks so amazing! I am intrigued by the flake bake.

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Thanks Jemma…recipe will be up tomo first thing!

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everydayvegangirl July 18, 2012 at 7:23 am

I love that cauliflower and broccoli pilaf…I love to make cauliflower rice, so that is right up my alley! Yum, hazelnut cookies…I made a great little hazelnut dessert this week too! So good with chocolate…epic combo!

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I know I wish I had of discovered it sooner!

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Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli July 18, 2012 at 8:07 am

Wow, you’ve definitely been busy in the recipe department lately! Everything looks great, but I have to say that smoothie is just absolutely GORGEOUS! And I canNOT wait for that flake bake recipe…need to get me some quinoa flakes ASAP!

Happy WIAW beautiful!

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Thanks Heather! Just made a variation of your carrot parfait…to die for lady!

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Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 18, 2012 at 10:06 am

As always, Michelle, your food looks so good I want to jump through the computer screen. Happy WIAW!

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Ha! Thanks Fran!

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Lot-O-Choc July 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

I always love looking through your WIAW and trying out your recipes..so tasty!

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Thanks :)

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset July 18, 2012 at 11:41 am

I am excited for the flake bake recipe, I know it will be another winnaaa. And the smoothie looks just beautiful, and obviously it tastes fantastic! Smoothies have been my jam for the past several days, it’s too hot for much else!

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm

It’s not at all hot here..but still loving them :)

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Clare July 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Ohh I am SO keen for some recipes! Your pics are always stunning, delicious eats :)

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Couple of links in from yesterday :)

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Laura Agar Wilson (@keephealthstyle) July 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Yum yum! that smoothie looks amazing! Oh and I have just remembered you were asking about the stevia I get from iHerb, I get the NuNaturals Vanilla liquid stevia, plain stevia and stevia powder sachets – here’s a link for the vanilla one :-) http://www.iherb.com/NuNaturals-Vanilla-Stevia-Alcohol-Free-2-fl-oz-59-ml/15940

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Brilliant, thanks for the link!

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Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl July 18, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Total Yum!
Am looking forward to the flake bake recipe.

Smoothie… totally want. Nice eats!

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm

First thing tomorrow for sure, it seems to be popular today!

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Avery @ Texas Teen Keeps Lean July 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Those cookies look to die for! Can’t wait to give them a try!

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Thanks Avery! Might be a delay on getting them up but they’re coming soon keep your eye out!

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Sarah July 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Can you come and cook for me, please? Or at leat mail me some cookies??? They must be really good if they were able to replace your usual Lindt (hey, that’s a valid measure for how good a cookie is ;) ) and dried fruit.

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm

definitely! Love the hazelnut and chocolate combo!

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Sunnie(moderngirlnutrition) July 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm

As always, everything looks fantastic! You should consider being a food photographer:) I swear I always leave your blog starving! Can’t wait for the flake bake recipe

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

In my dreams, I’m not that good!

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Kate @ Chicken Nugget Girl July 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Your photos are GORGEOUS! What kind of camera do you use?

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I have a Canon EOS1100D, love it!

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Antonia @ healthinspirations July 18, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Your pictures are amazing….what more is there to say?!
I will definitely try the smoothie as soon as a buy a blender. The color looks very intriguing. Enjoy the rest of the week!

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I use a handblender, works a treat!

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Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness July 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm

These meals look amazing!!! That flake bake looks so good! As does everything else on here! Love the edamame mix too!

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Love my flake bakes :)

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Errign July 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Your food photography is amazing & everything you’ve been making and eating sounds wonderful!

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Peachy Palate July 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Thanks Errign! I’m sure it’s amazing, but thank you!

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Alison July 19, 2012 at 12:37 am

That burger looks so good!! Can’t wait for the recipe!

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Peachy Palate July 19, 2012 at 6:21 am

Thanks Alison, I’ll have that one up tonight, just about to post the bake!

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Elle @The Way July 20, 2012 at 3:03 am

I’m looking up that pilaf recipe now. It looks delicious! Everything looks really hearty and satisfying. : )

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Peachy Palate July 20, 2012 at 6:22 am

Thanks Elle! Gorgeous name btw!

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