After my excesses of the last 2 weeks I decided a short, sharp shock was needed and intended to just eat fruits and veggies today. You can probably guess by the title of today’s blog that I failed!
The first thing I did today was to have a wander round the garden. I do miss it during the week when I only spend short amounts of time in it. Do you know what these are?
My last few parsnips which have flowered! They are about 8 feet high. They are being cut down today as the parsnips are too woody but they are a spectacular plant. Imagine all that growing from a parsnip!
This white rose has smothered the apple tree and the scent is quite divine. Such a lovely thing to come home to each day. The clematis is in brilliant form again this year. I harvested my first strawberry crop. 3 perfect little berries. Impossible to resist and they tasted fantastic. I intend to have lots of plants next year. These are the ingredients for a veggie juice: 1/4 of a large cucumber, 2 carrots, spinach from the garden, 1/2 a fennel bulb,1/2 a lemon and a Jalapeno pepper. Juicing is a great way to use up slightly past their best vegetables! The Jalapeño gave it a very pleasant kick. Next on the menu was a banana and Matcha soft serve which I had seen recently on Choosing Raw. Gena made a delicious banana and Matcha green tea ice-cream and I wanted to try it. 2 simple ingredients (frozen banana and Matcha) blitzed until smooth. Excellent. I was still peckish so I blitzed some frozen blackberries, a fresh kiwi and a banana. What a stunning colour. It tasted good too. Then a bot of boredom set in so I had a ham sandwich. Later on a flapjack and then this happened – a pecan cupcake! Oops.
While I have written this I have had a chunk of Cheddar and some celery. A real failure in terms of excessive calories consumed but I did at least eat some very healthy foods too and some delicious food. Tomorrow will be better.