After yesterday’s dreadful behaviour, I thought I had to do better today, so I did 🙂
I am considering a juice fast and decided to have a trial run. No tea or coffee today and the first think I had was a mug of hot water with half a lemon squeezed in to it.
That was followed by a juice made with celery, cucumber, red pepper, watercress and a small apple. This was not massively pleasant, mainly because of the watercress but I consumed it anyway, admittedly with very little pleasure. Having spent the morning in Tunbridge Wells with Harvey, buying school shoes and some new clothes, I returned home to make juice number 2, which features a carrot, spinach, cabbage, an orange and some ginger. It was OK. I really liked the ginger in it but there was not enough volume so I was soon hungry again. My afternoon delight was a trip to Bluewater to buy Lara a suit for work next week. I made far more juice this time with cabbage, spinach, cucumber, celery, lemon and 2 small apples. I bought this excellent juice container in Australia which is designed for smoothies or shakes and it works well. It also fits perfectly in to a pocket in my handbag. I made about a litre of juice. I drank 400ml at home and poured the rest in to the Shaker over ice which I then sipped as we shopped. When we wanted a sit down and I would usually have had a coffee, we went to Crussh instead and I ordered a Green Goddess. The consistency was lovely but it was far too sweet with over half the ingredients being fruit. I was exhausted when I got home. I think an all day shopping trip is not a good idea when juice fasting!
I abandoned the juice fast and ate some almonds while I decided what to eat for supper. I opted for a stir fry.
I chopped up all these vegetables, marinated 2 chicken breasts in some soy sauce and sweet chili sauce and made some brown Basmati rice. I had a very modest portion which was delicious. The main ingredient in my bowl was vegetables 🙂
I am going to try a juice fast next week but I will be very careful to have a high proportion of veggie juices. Too much fruit makes them too sweet and I then start craving naughty things.