We had a very berry start to our day.
1 cup of frozen mixed red berries, 1/2 a cup of oats, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1 cup coconut water, 1 banana, 1 tbsp apricot kernel butter. x 2. Pop the ingredients in the blender.
Press go. It’s quite fascinating watching the blender pulp everything from the bottom first and then it creates a vortex and sucks the top ingredients down.
This was fabulous. Very berry, creamy, sweet, nourishing. Yum.
I made a smoothie because for some reason I was awake earlier then normal. Wide awake so I got up. It seemed strange to walk in to the office with nothing to eat or drink so I treated myself to a Monmouth coffee. Perfecto!
It was fruit frenzy Wednesday so I had a pear, raspberries, blueberries, melon, strawberry and a date. I also had time to go out for a short walk at lunch time. There is a restaurant called ‘Fish!’ in the market which I have been looking at longingly because I love fish.
When I wandered past today, I saw they had a takeaway section :-).
I chose the hot mackerel in a roll with tartare sauce. It never occurred to me it would have been fried in batter! I assumed it would be a fillet served warm. I ate it anyway and I confess I really enjoyed it. I stood in the sunshine in the garden of Southwark Cathedral and enjoyed my lunch very much.
On my way back to the office I walked past Konditoor and Cook (amazing cake shop) and they had a large display of brownies outside, being sold by a gorgeous young man. Now that wasn’t fair. How was I to resist when they were under my nose. I chose the fudge brownie and it was good enough to be worth every calorie.
Orange smoothie for tea. 1 orange, 1 blood orange, 1 papaya, 1 carrot. Plus water, ice cubes, an avocado and some cottage cheese.
Not bad, but not amazing. A bit bland so I need to add something else to it next time.
I followed it with a glass of red wine and some cheddar on oat cakes. So I over ate today, but not disastrously. That was the first drink I have had in a week and the first cheese for ages too. And I have at least had lots of fruits and vegetables today too – way more than my 5 a day. I think I will sleep easy tonight.