Remember I told you how I fell over a few days ago? My right knee is very swollen and covered in a spectacular bruise. It is very tender and hurts when I walk 😦 . Sorry, that is gross isn’t it?
No more nasty photos, I promise. I packed in the fruits and veggies today. I was quite horrified to realise that I ate no fresh fruits or veggies yesterday until the evening so today I did much better. I also want my bruise to heal so I provided lots of nutrients.
The little fella requested strawberries so he got some.
They were blended with banana, vanilla soya yogurt, almond milk and sunflower seed butter. It was a great start to our day.
Enhanced by the fact I was at home making it at 7:30 am, nearly an hour after I usually have to leave. I also had time to make a raw salad for lunch.
I chopped up cucumber, celery, red pepper, carrot, cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas, and added some mixed sprouted seeds and 1 tsp hazelnut butter instead of dressing. Ultra healthy 🙂 It did take a lot of chewing though. I was thinking I could pop it in the blender, add some water and ice cubes and drink it effortlessly. Instead I munched it slowly while I worked.
I took Harvey to get the school bus and sang Candyman at the top of my voice. Deep joy. I had this lovely start to the day because I was bound for the Gillingham office which was only a 50 minute drive from home. When I go to London I go early to snap up a decent desk and to get going with the mountain of work I have each day. But there was no point going early today so I didn’t.
I had a great day at work and was home earlier then usual. I was very hungry as I had only eaten the smoothie and raw veggies all day. I made one of my favourite meals – mixed vegetables in cheese sauce.
Step 1 : place raw kale in a layer over the bottom of an oven proof dish.
Step 2: pile on a mixture of lightly steamed vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, peas, purple and pink new potatoes).
Step 3: Pour over cheese sauce and grate more cheese on top. Bake in the oven for half an hour at 180 ° C.
Step 4: Mangez.
Yum! Dinner looks awesome and my mouth is watering.
I take it you don’t have any Arnica, which will help with the pain and the bruising. I have used it whenever I need it from sore muscles from working out to being bruised from whatever I did.
Enjoy the weekend and keep up the great eating. Happy Weigh-In for Monday and don’t forget to ask about your 50lb release reward! Pictures please. 😀 Your success is everyone’s success.
Hugs from Brougham, Ontario, Canada
I did find some Arnica and I think it’s helping 24 hours later. Thanks for the suggestion. I can’t get weighed Monday which is a shame as I have done well this week. I am travelling with work again. Have a great weekend x
When I dislocated and broke my wrist in two places the November after we met you, I had some on me and the doctor in ER was so happy I had taken the pellets on the way down. He is a doctor/surgeon that works with natropaths and recommends to all his patients that they take Arnica pellets 3 days before surgery so there will be less swelling and bruising.
Glad you found some. Harvey is getting older, so always keep it as a staple in the house. It is a great natural healer.
Do you keep taking it or just once?
The gel you can rub on several times a day and the pellets (you put 5 small pellets under your tongue) you can take every 3-4 hours. It really does work and gets the bruise to dissolve much quicker.
I have the pellets, not the gel. Thank you x