2 Pots Of Goodness

Last night I mixed together:

1/3 cup oats
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp carob powder
1 tbsp protein powder
1 cup almond milk
1 banana, chopped

This morning, hey presto!  Carob overnight oats.  Yummy.

I managed to take lunch to work again too.  Third day in a row I have managed to take in 2 pots of goodness.

According to my macrobiotic book, I need to balance yin with yang and this is a perfect example.  The upward growing and yin celery and the downward growing and yang carrot.  Yes, that really is a carrot and it’s purple.  There is a lot to this macrobiotic lark!

I popped the carrot and celery in to my lunch pot with brown rice.

I added fennel, cucumber and sugar snap peas.

Popped my 2 little pots of goodness in to their string bag and we were ready for work.

I was particularly tired today so I treated myself to a Momouth coffee on my way in to the office – heavenly.  Not at all macrobiotic but needed.

After another long day at work I was home late and made a quick and easy smoothie; mango, almond milk, ice cubes, 1 small avocado, 1 leftover pistachio and cranberry truffle and 1 tbsp molasses.  YUMMY.  It was thick and full of complimenting flavours, smooth and creamy.  How can something so tasty be so healthy?

I am really enjoying this new way of eating and it has helped me become focused on healthy eating again.  Beginning to feel better 🙂

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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3 Responses to 2 Pots Of Goodness

  1. Lucy Murphy says:

    You’ve got to try the Millet porridge. You boil up your millet (toasting it dry first until it smells nutty – makes a difference I promise you). When it’s ready you just add a splash of soya milk and a small teaspoon of honey and whatever berries you’ve got lying around and it’s amazing. I really prefer it to oat porridge. Go Millet Go.

  2. Abi Ellson says:

    I have to say, those purple carrots tasted absolutely lovely – if I were blindfolded I would say it tasted like a beetrooty carrot, or a carroty beetroot. Really earthy and more flavorsome than a standard orange carrot – my fridge is so dull compared to yours Zoe! xxx

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