I was working from home today so I had time to make a smoothie for breakfast. For protein I added 1 tbsp hemp seed powder.
I added that to strawberries, a frozen banana, almond milk, natural probiotic yogurt and some sesame seeds for more protein and essential fat.
I love working from home although I wouldn’t want to do it all the time as I like the interaction with colleagues. Today it was great to do though. I was logged on by about 7am and had all my emails sorted by half past, which is before I am usually in the office. OK, so I was working in my nightie but who cares?
Lara made lunch for us and before that we took the dogs on a walk. So I had a healthy lunch break today, walking in the woods opposite and then came home to couscous with roasted vegetables and 50 g Chèvre Blanc (goat’s cheese).
We then decided to tackle the mangosteen. Except having looked them up, they are in fact rambutans! Turnips had put the wrong name tag on.
I may even have to go in and have a word with them. First time ever I have been unhappy with their produce. These were ludicrously expensive – £4:80 for 7. The first one I opened was rotten. Harvey didn’t like his so we were 2 down!
The next one was a reasonable success and Lara and I both ate one.
It’s like a lychee inside. An interesting experience but for that price tag, not one that will be repeated. At least not in London. According to my well travelled daughter, they are 50 p for a huge bag full in Asia, where they are much softer, juicier and tastier so I will wait until we go there before buying them again.
The rambutan was followed by a very small bowl of Karamel Sutra – one of Ben and Jerry’s decadently delicious ice-creams. That was more popular than the rambutan and as I had bought it half price, it represented much better value. Not very healthy though
Having finished work for the week and commuted all the way ‘home’ from the dining room ( ) the weekend started. I kicked back (pun intended) with a pedicure and am off out for a curry tonight with some lovely Ladies. Get ready Suzanne and Lisa, I’m coming to get you