Green Is Good

I dedicate this blog to green smoothies.  Partly because I made an amazing one today that I could happily eat every day.  It was quite perfect and I think even you would enjoy this one.

I picked my first crop of spinach.
spinach growing Yum.  Green perfection.spinach stack These apricots were a bit disappointing.  I bought 8 yesterday lunch time and today only 3 were edible; the others had gone rotten.apricots I had another one of the Alphonso mangoes.  Oh my – they are so perfect.  Love the green with the orange too.  I felt healthier just for looking at them.mango and spinach They went in to the blender with some coconut water, protein powder and 1 tsp flax oil.  This was green smoothie perfection.  Complete and utter perfection.  About as thick as a runny yogurt, super smooth (I blended it for a couple of minutes) and an amazing colour. I intended to sip it slowly while I blogged but it was so fantastic I practically choked on it as I could’t guzzle it down fast enough.  I think the freshness of the spinach and the perfection of the mango made this as amazing as it was.Pale green smoothie

I wanted a green smoothie tonight, partly because I had been reading about them on the train home.   For reasons why green smoothies are so good for you, check out this post by the Raw Foods Witch

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But partly because I did not eat brilliantly today.  It wasn’t my fault !!!!!!  I was working all day in a software company in the Docklands and had not made breakfast before I went.  My journey took longer then I thought so with no time to stop I arrived hungry.  No worries I thought.  On the table were 2 platters of fresh fruit which I helped myself to.  Unfortunately they were next to platters of pastries and after a couple of hours half a Bakewell tart and half a cinnamon twist got the better of me.

On a sugar roller coaster I then over ate at lunch time too when they provided sandwiches and crisps 😦 .  So I was determined to eat a light and healthy supper.

One of the most beautiful things I saw today was this amazing tree.  I took this photo at 7:30pm this evening when the evening sun seems to bring out the brightness in everything.

very pink tree pink blossom

As soon as I get home from work each evening I head out to the garden to see how is growing well, who needs some tlc and who needs a bit of a talking to.  I am delighted with the French beans, courgettes, lettuces and sweet corn.Veggies growing Keep growing my lovelies.growing greens I had 2 handsome visitors to the greenhouse.H and W Something has totally decimated my purple sprouting broccoli and is now getting thorugh the brussel sprouts.  I am so disappointed.  I gave in to slug pellets recently but they are not making any difference.

Plea to fellow gardeners – what can I do?decimated crops

I hope I can resist the pastries tomorrow as I am back in Docklands!

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 Green Is Good

  1. carolyn munro says:

    to kill yr slugs, try sinking a yoghurt pot into the ground with beer in it, they love the taste and fall into it xx

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