There’s just about a sugar shortage round here now. Here’s a funny thing. Try saying “sugar shortage” out loud. I find it difficult without concentrating. I want to say “Shugar sortage”. I think my little brain gets confused because the “su” in sugar is pronounced “sh” so it almost thinks so therefore the “sh” in shortage must also be pronounced as “sortage”. Or maybe that is just me?
Anyway, what a very frustrating day today turned out to be. I was up bright, early and optimistic.
I have really missed smoothies and so I made one today, concentrating on keeping the sugar very low.
I used a small 300g carton of tofu, a handful of blueberries (only the ones pictured), 1 tsp lucuma powder, 1 tbsp maca powder, 1 scoop of protein powder and soya milk to get it to the desired consistency. The desired consistency was thick and creamy. I loved this. It may not be to everyone’s taste as it is quite “chalky” but I loved it. And it kept me feeling full, happy and sated until lunch about 5 hours later.
The best thing I did all day was go for a lovely walk over the road with the 3 younger males of the family.
Autumn is definitely here and so are the fungi. Grey ones, red ones, beige ones and yellow ones. Baa! It was beautiful over the road today. Sunny and warm. A real pleasure to walk about in. I would have liked to do a long walk today but I was too busy.Apart from the lovely walk, today was very frustrating, especially in the morning so by lunch time I was not in the mood for cooking. Sunday roast was off the menu and sandwiches were on. Or in my case, these delicious Dr Karg crisp breads. I love these but try to not have them too often as I find them very hard to resist.
They are very calorific which is one bad thing but I also try to eat only small amounts of toasted carbohydrates. Each cracker is over 100 calories so I was going to have 3 but ended up having 5. Which I am allowed to do, for now at least while I sugar detox. Today though was a day which would usually send me screaming and scoffing chocolates and cakes. Instead, I scoffed crispbreads and this fabulous Cambazola which is a very creamy soft rind cheese (like a Brie) with blue in it. It hit the spot perfectly and saved me from a sugar frenzy. I spent a lot of today in my little study doing paperwork. Using possibly the smallest little desk anyone I know uses. I have had this for years and can remember doing schoolwork on it and revising for O’ and A’-levels on it. So it is very old indeed. It has a green marble top because it started life as a kitchen table. The left hand drawer would have been for cutlery but is also very handy for organising pens and things I still have several shelves in cupboards to sort through to completely rid my house of sugar and this afternoon I decided to go for the most obvious shelf of them all. The one containing the actual sugar. I had loads of it. James’ packet of caster sugar for his coffee is spared. I am not tempted by it so it is safe. My family have been very supportive of my war on sugar but I would have an irritated husband if he couldn’t have sugar in his coffee. It is about the only sugar he ever adds to anything so it is reprieved. This was the one I found hardest to throw out because it has a lovely flavour and reminds me of a splendid holiday every time I use it. In the end I saved the tin and threw away the sugar – there wasn’t much left but even so, it had to go. Dinner was a quick and easy put together. Egg fried rice with mushrooms, onions, yellow pepper and 3 large prawns. Adequate and tasty enough.
Remember last night I said I may go and have cheese and crackers and/or wine? Well I had neither. I ate nothing else after I posted my blog. Knowing I can have anything except sugary foods, has really helped me eat less. Bizarre but true.
While I prepared supper I also prepared breakfast and lunch for tomorrow so I am starting the week ahead of myself. One sugar free week down, here’s to many more ahead.