I am a big fan of poached eggs but not any kind of poached eggs… They have to have perfect runny egg yolk (haha yes I know, just a bit demanding :p). I love cutting the egg and watching its yolk running down the toast, it’s so delicious!! This morning I spread some mashed avocado on my sourdough bread toast and topped it with poached eggs. It’s such a simple breakfast but it tastes so good! For me, the perfect poaching time for eggs is between 2.5 min and 3 min (depending on the size of the eggs).
For lunch I was feeling like something fresh. I found a can of peaches in the pantry so I thought about making some tuna filled peaches. This is a dish we used to make a lot in Belgium during the summer months when I was a kid. It’s refreshing and pretty good for you. The “traditional” version of tuna salad is with mayonnaise but as I am eating clean I chose to replace mayonnaise by Greek yogurt. You can also add some mashed hard boiled eggs in it but today I kept it simple and just seasoned it with salt and pepper. Fill the halve peaches with tuna salad and enjoy this delicious summer salad!
What about a little snack now? When I finish my workout, protein balls are my favourite go-to snacks. It is so easy to put lots of good stuff in these little balls. Combinations are infinite! Today I decided to mix some coconut and acai powder. Acai is a unique kind of berry that grows on palm trees in equatorial Brazil. It is an incredible superfood and is packed with tons of nutrients. It is well-known for its free radical fighting properties. A few of its benefits are:
- anti-ageing effect on skin
- helps blood circulation
- helps with digestion
- fights against cancer
- great source of energy
- reduces appetite and helps with weight loss
- improves cellular health
- helps to keep a healthy heart
Coconut and acai protein balls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: About 15 small balls
- 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/3 cup almond meal or mixed almonds
- 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1.5 Tbsp acai powder
- 1 Tbsp honey
- Mix all the ingredients together and form little balls.
- If the mixture isn’t sticky enough, add a little bit of water.
- Enjoy those delicious protein bliss balls!
For dinner we had a BBQ and I decided to keep things simple. I made some veggie skewers marinated in a mix of French herbs and some spicy prawn skewers with a creamy avocado-cilantro-lime sauce to cool it down a bit.
This ends my third day of clean eating. Over to you now… What are you favourite post workout snacks? do you make protein balls? Which superfood do you like to use?