Today was a day to pack in some excellent nutrition. Recently I have worked very hard, travelled, had a few too many wee drams and not eaten as well as I could.
I worked from home which makes it easier to prepare healthy meals. I was very busy though so they had to be straightforward and quick.
A well planed smoothie is quick and nutritious. I had a cup of frozen blackcurrants, 1/3 of a cup of mixed hemp and sesame seeds and 1 tbsp coconut for sweetness. Placed in the blender with about a 50:50 blend of almond milk and coconut water. PLus some protein powder and Out of the Woods. Out of the Woods is my new super food. It contains a very impressive sounding range of ingredients. I blended for about 5 minutes so it was super smooth. Super nutritious and super smooth. Not for the faint hearted but for me it was very drinkable. In to the Woods was much easier to consume than some of the other green super foods I have tried in the past and which sit, untemptingly in the fridge. This tasted fine. Not great but fine. The coconut was quite a life saver. Lunch was very late. I had a large portion of thin green beans. Which I steamed with a chicken breast I had left over from Sunday. Really quick and easy to prepare. It took about 10 – 15 minutes from thinking about it to eating it. Yum. Before it got dark I popped out to dig up some potatoes, and pick some bay leaves and leeks for a chicken stock I wanted to make. I hate to waste a good chicken carcass so it went in to a pot with onions, leeks, bay leaf, celery and peppercorns. I left it simmering for about 3 hours.That is now set aside for making soup.
Supper was very simple. I bought this lovely fresh Red Snapper from Cranbrook Fishmongers.
I should have done some veggies but to be honest, I wasn’t in the mood for veggies which is unusual. So it was my version of fish and chips and it was absolutely delicious. 3 empty plates proved that out.