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 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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2 Responses to Mangosteen or Rambutan?

  1. laura1952 says:

    Have a great weekend!

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