I did so much better with my food today = happy happy happy.
Breakfast was called a “green” smoothie.
Made with 1 1/2 cups hazelnut milk, 1 cup kale, 1 cup spinach, 1 banana, 1/2 cup frozen berries (you could use fresh) and 4 dates. Just look at these wonderful nutritious foods.
These frozen berries look too good to eat. They should be in an oil painting, or a photograph. Oh good, they are 🙂
My green smoothie turned our rather, erm, brown! Tasted really good though. If you are apprehensive about a green smoothie but intrigued enough to try one, then try this one – it’s lovely and the dates plus banana make it quite sweet.
Lunch was simple. I sliced, deseeded and roasted a butternut squash in the oven. No fat added, just some salt and pepper. I covered the roasting tray with foil for about 45 minutes and then baked it some more without the foil for another 15 minutes.
I added the baked squash to a salad of lamb’s lettuce, cherry tomatoes and 1/2 an avocado which I topped with Blue Cheese Dressing and tuna in mayonnaise.
This was so colourful it was a pleasure to eat.
That is the end of the Blue Cheese Dressing I made a few nights ago so I will have to make some more. It’s very easy and really good. I found this Delia recipe on the internet and adapted it for what I had. Thank you Delia.
Blue Cheese Dressing
Ingredients (enough for about 8 servings)
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 level tsp English mustard powder
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 150 ml sour cream
- 40 g blue cheese, crumbled ( I used Stilton)
- Grind garlic and salt together in a pestle and mortar until it becomes a paste.
- Blend in the mustard powder, then the lemon juice, vinegar, oil and sour cream.
- When it is well blended, crumble in the blue cheese.
Delia also added a couple of finely chopped spring onions but I left those out.
I worked from home which makes healthy eating so much easier and saves 3 hours commuting time of which I spent 2 hours working and 1 hour collecting Harvey from school. Happy again.
This was my view this afternoon from my kitchen table I worked from. That Copper Beech is certainly living up to its name.
I had a spag bol for supper which I made earlier and am now going to a local hotel, The George in Cranbrook, with Suzanne, Mirella and anyone else who is going to take us up on our open invitation. I declined a lift so I can walk. It is about 1 1/2 miles so that will earn at least one drink. Have a good evening.