simply natalie laura


Spent a couple of nights away at Willow Brook Cottages in Daylesford. 

A quaint little place with six self contained cottages with a fireplace & cosy verandah. Perfect accomadation for what we needed but also very run down & actually for sale.
Perfect weather for our first day but woke up to a chilly foggy second morning.
Very small, cute town with a couple of awesome antique stores. Lots of vintage items to purchase from shoes to toys to old oil cans.
We visited the lovely Himalaya Bakery for a Vegan breakfast. They’re the first place I’ve found that actually use soy ice cream in their smoothies. Although I opted for a Tofu Scramble & fair trade organic soy chai latte. 

Tofu is light in calories & can be used as the high protein part of a meal. It absorbs any flavour and can be used in sweet & savoury dishes. Silken Tofu is usually used for a scramble as it’s airy and jelly-like, more ‘eggy’. 
Himalayan Bakery had a very good range of vegan, gluten free & dairy free options. Meals, cakes, milks & breads.
After our late breakfast we drove to Hepburn Springs & went on a few small walks & then on a hike through the Hepburn bush trails. 

It was a very pretty track that took a good hour to complete, we even spotted an Echidna.

It’s been a good couple of days away, good food & plenty of walking. Was the break I needed & felt good to just have points of just doing nothing & watching movies. 
We relaxed at night in front of the fireplace with wine & snacks.
We had packed fruits, low calorie dinners & protein bars to keep our energy up

We had a mix of Lara Bars, Luna Bars & Quest Bars. It’s always better to snack on fruits & veggies though, only opting for protein bars if you’re looking at replacing meals or pre workout.

My good friend Jess came away with me so it was a great to spend more than a couple of hours on catch up & a break for her too.


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