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.
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! There was a little bit left for me too and it was soft serve, just how I like it.
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. 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). I added half the cinnamon Joe’s recipe called for and it was still way too much. 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. Next was a green smoothie. The ingredients seemed ok. A huge heap of cabbage and spinach from the garden, celery, apples, cucumber and ginger. It juiced up easily enough. 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. 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. Mid afternoon was the raw carrot ginger soup which sounds disgusting but I loved it. It contains carrot juice, avocado, agave nectar, ginger, Cayenne pepper, salt, coconut and olive oil. It was creamy, smooth and really tasty. 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. 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.
A day well eaten.