Reboot with Joe and Zoe

To conserve some brain power this week I thought I would follow someone else’s healthy plan.  I liked the look of The Classic 15 Day Reboot Plan from a website called Reboot With Joe.  I found it when I was looking for a recipe for “green juice”.  Bizarrely, I liked everything I had today except the green juice!

When I first got up though I had forgotten my original intention and started with a cup of tea with lemon juice, cayenne pepper and Goji berries – such a perfect start to the day.

Goji berry tea Harvey and I concocted a delicious bowl of berryness.  He blended about 2 cups of mixed frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries, red and blackcurrants) with apple juice and a heaped tablespoon of cashew nut butter.  Look at the colour of that!berry breakfast and cashew butter There was a little bit left for me too and it was soft serve, just how I like it.berry breakfast

Harvey thinks he had a bowl of berry ice-cream for breakfast but I know he had a huge serving of berries and cashew nuts so we were all happy.enjoying berry breakfast Remembering I was “rebooting” I made the first meal of the day which was the ‘Cherry Cinnamon Apple Bake’.  A simple recipe of cherries, apples, raisins and cinnamon, baked until soft (45 minutes).cherries I added half the cinnamon Joe’s recipe called for and it was still way too much.  Cinnamon on cherry and apple pie This was perfectly pleasant but I would have preferred to just eat the fruit.  I would have kept it raw and not bothered with the cinnamon.  I personally think this recipe was a waste of good cherries.cherry and apple pie Next was a green smoothie.  The ingredients seemed ok.  A huge heap of cabbage and spinach from the garden, celery, apples, cucumber and ginger.green juice ingredients It juiced up easily enough.making the green juice But tasted vile.  I think I overdid the ginger as it tasted incredibly bitter.  Lara is joining me on this ‘Reboot’ and we both struggled to get our 2 glasses of green juice down.  We did it though – lots of ice definitely helped.disgusting green juice Lunch was yummy.  A large green salad of rocket, lamb’s lettuce, carrot ( I didn’t have jicama!), tomatoes, half an avocado and some of the dressing I made yesterday.large mixed salad Mid afternoon was the raw carrot ginger soup which sounds disgusting but I loved it.carrot gonger soup 2 It contains carrot juice, avocado, agave nectar, ginger, Cayenne pepper, salt, coconut and olive oil.  It was creamy, smooth and really tasty.Carrot ginger soup We had to go out in the early evening to a trip to Harvey’s new school.  Beside the front door is this poster.  Wise words indeed.I shall pass through this world but once the school old building and blue sky Back at home it was too late to make the steamed vegetables and the salad and the dressing.  So I just had some steamed sugar snaps, green beans and broccoli drizzled with some of the Ginger Honey Soy Dressing which was good.green veg with dressing

A day well eaten.

 

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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One Response to Reboot with Joe and Zoe

  1. laura1952 says:

    Whenever I have to “get it down” I always use a straw. It isn’t as vile in the mouth. At least your bodies loved it inside. 🙂 Great job, both of you the last couple of days and lucky Harvey with Berry pretend ice-cream this morning. 😀 .

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