Today has been all juicy. Well, nearly all juicy which means it was nearly all raw too.
I bought a new tea to try – Yerba Maté – which apparently helps curb your appetite. I have this cute little gadget for making tea with loose leaves without the hassle of a teapot. You squeeze the handle to open the scoopy seivey part and put the tea in. Then you just put the tea scoop in the mug and add boiling water. Very easy.
I was meant to feel less hungry and more alert. I can not swear that I did but possibly. Juice for breakfast made with half a medium sized watermelon and a large handful of spinach just picked from the garden.
That was all, 2 simple ingredients. It tasted ok but looked weird, as if it was separating which was slightly off-putting. I worked from home today and here was my happy view from the kitchen window – 2 chaps hard at work clearing ornamental shrubs, flowers and millions of weeds to make way for vegetable domination 🙂 I was hungry so had an apple. For lunch I came over all juicy again. I have some new kitchen gadgets to share with you and this is one of them – a Nut Mylk Bag, or in this case, a juicing bag. The lime is there purely to add a sense of scale. I gathered a selection of vegetables; a whole spinach from the garden (LOVE that spinach, it’s so green and so good), a spring onion, a cucumber, a garlic clove with skin left on, a red pepper, a bunch of coriander and 2 tomatoes. Chopped them up and put them in the blender. Then poured them in to the nut mylk bag which I held over a large jug while I squeezed and pressed all the juice out. All those vegetables made just over 500ml juice. It was very dark green with a frothy top. It tasted much better then I was expecting and it even smelt good so that was an easy to drink and enjoyable green juice.
So what did I do with the pulp? Compost it? I should have done. I spread it on a dehydrator tray and dehydrated it for a few hours. The plan was to make crackers.
Eventually it turned in to this! Guess what? It tasted as revolting as it looked! I had planned to spread it with half an avocado and some tomato for supper but after one small taste, it went straight in to the bin. Yuck!I snacked on a pear in the afternoon and then another as I was feeling very hungry.
Chocolate Milk Shake
Ingredients (serves 1)
1 tbsp Tahini
1 tbsp Udo’s oil
1 tbsp Carob
1 dsp Maca
1 dsp Lucuma
1/4 tsp Crystal Manna
A generous slug of coconut milk
Chuck it all in the blender and blitz until smooth
Then try to not stuff your entire face in this gorgeous chocolatey concoction or choke as you guzzle it. YUM, YUM, YUM. Chocolate, Tahini and banana are such a great combination. I want one of these again. That was going to be it for the day but I was peckish so ended up having 3 nut and flax seed crackers with some butter. Then 3 more and then 3 more!
So it is now Friday evening, I have the whole weekend to look forward to and I am feeling good about my eating again. Enjoy yours 🙂