I am trying to be good but finding it difficult. I think after my birthday celebrations are finished (2 more weekends to go 🙂 ) I am going to give up sugar except for an occasional piece of fruit. As soon as I have just a little bit, I want more! So I think the time is nearly here for me to give it up for good.
On Tuesday evening I decided to try my first sweetcorn of the year. The plants were looking good – the best I have ever grown. I have been disappointed before though when I peeled away the leaves to find hardly any corn kernels. I felt quite nervous.
No need to worry though this year – success! They were delicious which I know because I had 2 for supper. This morning I fancied a smoothie. I haven’t had one for a while but today was the day for one; 1 cup of soya milk, 1/2 a cup of jumbo oats, 1 tbsp Chia seeds, a scoop of protein powder, blueberries and a juicy peach. For extra nutrition I added matcha powder and a marine algae. Not bad at all and a lovely thick consistency. Mid morning though I was hungry so I had some scrambled egg on toast. Then some almonds, raisins and pumpkin seeds. That kept me going until supper time when I made a stir fry with a variety of vegetables. I marinated the chopped up chicken breast in some soy sauce with finely minced garlic and ginger. It was served with half a sweet potato and half a white potato. Very tasty. If I hadn’t added so much butter, it would have been healthy too !
I have a wonderful weekend away with the girls to look forward to so I don’t think there will be much abstaining going on! I had better behave tomorrow during the day at least.