Today was a productive day with lots of exercise and lots more eating.

This morning, I had a massive craving for an açai bowl from Bare Naked Bowls in Surry Hills. Wondering if they had fallen victim to the recent closures across Sydney, I checked their app and was bitterly disappointed to see it was so.

Florian and I decided to instead walk to our local Coles and stock up on ingredients to make our very own smoothie bowls.

It was real easy and super delicious. We just added all the fruit and yoghurt with some ice into the food processor and blitzed it until we achieved a smoothie-like texture.

I topped my bowl with granola cereal, goji berries, more coconut yoghurt, passionfruit and honey.

Florian loaded his up with granola, raspberries and lots of peanut butter.

A healthy and tasty start to the day at a fraction of the price of an açai bowl takeaway- although I cannot wait to head back to Surry Hills for a heavenly bowl asap!

We then did a big clean of the house which left us feeling surprisingly productive. We decided to ride the wave and hit the court for a game of tennis.

Florian has been coaching me the past fortnight and I think I’m slowly getting the hang of it all. Today I only hit one tennis ball over the fence, which is a vast improvement!

He’s incredibly patient and very encouraging, cheering me on every single time I hit the ball back. We’re ready to take on any couple wanting a doubles match, post isolation.

An hour, and according to my Fitbit, 500 calories later, we called it time on our physical activity and chilled out for the afternoon. Early evening, I popped downstairs to make gnocchi with mum for family dinner.

I don’t think I’ve ever made real gnocchi out of fear of getting it wrong and have instead held this one Donna Hay recipe for a cheat’s version very close.

I can’t find the exact recipe online as mine came from a cookbook, but in summary, all you need to do is mix the below ingredients in a bowl.

  • 1 1/2 cups (360g) fresh ricotta
  • 1 cup (80g) finely grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup (150g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt flakes
  • Cracked black pepper

Then little by little, take a section of the mixture and roll into sausage-like shapes to cut into the gnocchi pieces. Cook in a pot of boiling water until all pieces rise to the top and serve with any sauce you like.

Delicious!

I forgot to take an after shot because at this stage I was ravenous and realised post-dinner, apologies!

Have a great week everyone and fingers crossed I hear back about Friday’s job interview outcome soon!

-tgfs x

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