First of all I apologise for a briefer than usual blog. Maybe you will prefer it? But I am busy today so need to be brief.
Having read more on Sarah Wilson’s blog about quitting sugar, it appears you can eat banana and coconut water. So I did!
Today’s smoothie was:
100 ml coconut water (1 WW point),
100 g Greek yogurt(4 WW points),
1 tbsp ground flax seed (2 WW points),
1 serving protein powder (3 WW points).
It was runnier than I like them and was like drinking a glass of frothy milk. Sweet milk. The flavour was lovely but I like them thicker.
I met Lisa and we had a lovely walk through the woods and round the orchard. The rain held off and we have a good old chin wag – now there’s a surprise!
I haven’t cooked a new recipe for a little while so today was the day. I have recently come across a great blog called Scandi Foodie which is written by a Finnish lady who now lives in Sydney. She has loads of recipes I want to try and today I made Chickpea Patties with Avocado Dip. Unusually for me, I made them quite faithfully to the original as I had all the ingredients.
Chick Pea Patties with Avocado Dip
Ingredients (made 12 patties)
- 1 tin chickpeas, washed and drained
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- zest of 1 lemon
- juice of ½ lemon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large egg
- salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp ground almonds
- 2 tsp coconut oil (for frying)
- ½ avocado
- juice of ½ lemon
Put chick peas in a blender with the sesame seeds, paprika, ginger, olive oil, lemon, egg, salt and pepper.
Or if like me you are a gadget queen, use an ice-cream scoop, and you get 12 even sized blobs of mixture.
Fry for about 3 minutes on each side.
To make the avocado dip, mash the avocado with lemon juice and salt until as smooth or coarsely mashed as you like.
I served the patties with rocket and a very juicy tomato.
They tasted really good.
I enjoyed making them. I was very hungry so I used all of a medium sized avocado. I was horrified to see that my lunch came to 24 WW points !!! It seems so much for something so healthy.
I am pleased I have 6 left over in the fridge for another day. But they are so high in points I think I will give them to Harvey. He will enjoy those in a pitta bread with some Tahini sauce and cherry tomatoes for tea.
I am going to have a small baked potato and a lamb chop. So I am well over my points today which is irritating as I ate very healthily and have felt hungry most of the day.