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 Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. 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 do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. 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. 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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