I worked from home again on Friday which makes it so much easier to eat healthily.
This was breakfast! With some of this. I blended 1 perfectly ripe mango with some coconut chips and 4 frozen bananas until it had the same consistency as ice-cream. Poured in to a glass and topped with activated almond butter and a few cashews. This made 2 servings and Harvey had the other one with the chocolate almond butter and loved it. He couldn’t believe he was allowed ice-cream for breakfast or that I can make such lovely ice cream. As a non dairy eater, he is usually restricted to sorbets which tend to be limited in flavour and full of sugar so this is a much healthier option for him and I will make it as a dessert. Hard to believe something that is so quick and easy to make can taste so completely fabulous. I really could eat it all day! I bought this bottle of salad dressing in Wholefoods the other day and wanted to try it so I made a huge salad, using the dressing and sprouts for protein. Lamb’s lettuce, wild rocket, carrots, cherry tomatoes, celery, cucumber and avocados. Topped with dressing and sprouts. Crunchy and yummy. Unfortunately that whiff of blue cheese alerted my ever eager cheese radar and all I could then think about was eating more cheese. I adore cheese and have to be really careful to not eat it with everything. The downside to working from home was that I knew there was some Cheddar in the fridge so I had a chunk with some apple. I still wanted more cheese so at about 5 pm I cooked up the leftover rice and veggies for an early tea.
All week my little cherub has been working very hard as a member of Battle Youth Choir. He has been practising until 6pm every day for a concert which was being performed in the Novice’s Common Room at Battle Abbey. This is a stunning room, built in the 14th century for the novice monks to use. It is set amongst the ruins of Battle Abbey which makes it a very special place to arrive at and then be entertained in. I am always in awe that such magnificent buildings could be created so many hundreds of years ago. The concert was superb and I loved every single second of it and was almost certainly the proudest Mama on the planet, during the performance, all evening and I still am. To see my young man performing with so much focus and talent was a very special thing to have been part of. We then had a BBQ in the grounds of the Abbey which I had not realised we were having. I did indulge I am afraid but fairly sensibly. I had half a burger but with the bun and all the trimmings and a sausage with a very good Feta and olive salad with a glass of red wine. I did manage to resist dessert but when I got home and was unpacking Harvey’s bags, I did eat the left over brazil nuts covered in dark chocolate!
By my recent standards, not a disaster at all but by diet and health standards, what I ate this evening let me down. It was a marvellous evening though! Well done to the Little Fella and everyone involved with the Youth Choir, especially the teachers who did an incredible job.