I was in Birmingham yesterday and the day started with a great breakfast in the heavenly hotel. A bowl of muesli with some added dried fruits and nuts (they had a fab selection of extra sprinkles so I put some extra nuts and dried fruit on) with some yogurt.
Luckily I had a well balanced breakfast at 7 am as I didn’t get a chance to eat (or even drink!!!!) again until we were on the train on the way home at 5:30 pm. I literally did not have 5 minutes break from one meeting to the next. So I was happy to settle on the train, relax for a bit and have an egg mayonnaise sandwich, apple and toffee cake and a clementine.
Nothing for supper except a glass of wine with Marion and all the other wonderful ladies who live round here to celebrate Marion’s birthday. Oh what fun we had. Happy birthday fab friend. It was so good to catch up with my lovely home friends and I received so many positive comments about my weight loss, it was a real boost. Thank you all 🙂
It made a difference to how I felt when I went out today. Yes, you really helped. I was on a mission to eat very healthily so I can lose some more weight and keep going on this healthy living lifestyle of mine.
Breakfast today was porridge with stewed fruit from le Pain Q again. For lunch I wandered in to Borough Market and Turnips was open. Hooray.
I bought James some more mushrooms.
Admired the toms and aubs.
Check out those gigantic papayas!
Wanting to be ultra healthy today, I headed off to the Organic Juice Bar.
I chose a wheatgrass shot.
It tastes slightly bitter but is not bad.
Followed by a “Borough Omelette” (like a Spanish tortilla) with 3 salads.
The omelette was ok and the salads were delicious. One was full of sprouted lentils, brown rice with sundried tomatoes and herbs and a tomato and spinach salad. Yummy.
Eating such a healthy lunch definitely helped my energy levels. I was really tired this morning but managed to stay alert and focused all day which was great.
My new strategy for evening eating is to make very healthy smoothies for supper. I have been wanting a really good blender for months and now I have a job I treated myself. John Lewis does a fab ‘click and collect’ process where I bought it online and then collected it this evening from my nearest store. Simples!
The first smoothie was for Harvey and he chose banana, orange and blueberry.
The new blender whipped up a storm and produced a super smoothie packed with vitamins and nutrients which was guzzled down and thoroughly enjoyed.
I went for a Green Monster. I bought some spinach in the market today, which I blended with a frozen banana, chia seeds, almond milk and pumpkin seed butter.
I have made this before and it was ok but slightly grainy and spinachy. But the new blender made it so perfectly smooth it was a complete pleasure to drink. You would never think it had loads of spinach in it – apart from the bright green colour! Harvey liked it too, which surprised him. So that was supper. Incredibly healthy, diet friendly and I still feel full :-).
I will be having this again. The future is green. Very green.