Mangosteen or Rambutan?

I was working from home today so I had time to make a smoothie for breakfast.  For protein I added 1 tbsp hemp seed powder.

I added that to strawberries, a frozen banana, almond milk, natural probiotic yogurt and some sesame seeds for more protein and essential fat.


I love working from home although I wouldn’t want to do it all the time as I like the interaction with colleagues.  Today it was great to do though.  I was logged on by about 7am and had all my emails sorted by half past, which is before I am usually in the office.  OK, so I was working in my nightie but who cares?

Lara made lunch for us and before that we took the dogs on a walk.  So I had a healthy lunch break today, walking in the woods opposite and then came home to couscous with roasted vegetables and 50 g Chèvre Blanc (goat’s cheese).

We then decided to tackle the mangosteen.  Except having looked them up, they are in fact rambutans!  Turnips had put the wrong name tag on.

I may even have to go in and have a word with them.   First time ever I have been unhappy with their produce.  These were ludicrously expensive – £4:80 for 7.  The first one I opened was rotten.  Harvey didn’t like his so we were 2 down!

The next one was a reasonable success and Lara and I both ate one.

It’s like a lychee inside.  An interesting experience but for that price tag, not one that will be repeated.  At least not in London.  According to my well travelled daughter, they are 50 p for a huge bag full in Asia, where they are much softer, juicier and tastier so I will wait until we go there before buying them again.

The rambutan was followed by a very small bowl of Karamel Sutra – one of Ben and Jerry’s decadently delicious ice-creams.  That was more popular than the rambutan and as I had bought it half price, it represented much better value.  Not very healthy though 😦

Having finished work for the week and commuted all the way ‘home’ from the dining room ( 🙂 ) the weekend started.  I kicked back (pun intended) with a pedicure and am off out for a curry tonight with some lovely Ladies.  Get ready Suzanne and Lisa, I’m coming to get you 🙂

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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2 Responses to Mangosteen or Rambutan?

  1. laura1952 says:

    Have a great weekend!

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