Wasn’t today lovely? We had sunshine and the brightest blue skies which was such a treat after all the grey we have had lately. There was a very heavy frost too which was very pretty first thing but later proved to be a significant annoyance.
I had a green smoothie for breakfast. This one was made from pineapple, avocado, coconut yogurt, sesame seeds and lots of super foods: kelp, spirulina, matcha, lucuma and mesquite, decorated with goji berries, coconut and cacao nibs. I do enjoy green smoothies; I find them easy to digest and they keep me going for ages.
I was excited today about playing tennis. Tennis is one of my favourite activities and I have hardly played this year so I was really looking forward to it. Today was the ‘Anniversary Cup’ and we celebrate the opening of our tennis club. Everyone brings along a plate of food and as it is December, wears a Christmas hat. Unfortunately frost stopped play. Despite the endeavours of many of the tennis player wannabes, the frost refused to shift so we couldn’t play as it was too slippery. So instead I enjoyed chatting to my tennis pals and stuffed my big fat face! Eventually the sunshine cleared away the frost but when play began I had to leave. Such a shame to have not played tennis but it was great to catch up with everyone. Thank you Suzanne for organising and thank you Mina for the amazing chicken satay. I couldn’t stay to play tennis because I had promised the Little Fella we would go to Saint Ronan’s Christmas Fair and he was looking forward to going. I bought some great gifts and we both enjoyed tea and cake in the school library.
They had reindeers!
After all that cake, sausages, sausage rolls and mince pies I decided to make a dinner full of vegetables. I marinated some chicken in oil with fresh minced garlic and ginger and cooked some brown basmati rice. I stir fried onion, carrot, yellow and green peppers, mushrooms, sugar snap peas, cavolo nero and bean spouts. Seasoned with soy sauce. Served with fresh coriander, basil and red chilli. Delicious.
So my tennis plans were foiled and I ate lots of the bad stuff but I did enjoy catching up with some of my local friends.
Hopefully, even though your plans were foiled and the eating wasn’t up to par, you are practicing massive portion control since you blogged this. When you can’t resist, don’t but get that water into you before eating and be very strict with yourself on proper portion control and you should at least balance out. I hope you are feeling better this week than last week.