Feeling Peachey

I have had so many peaches today !!!!!

I started the day with a large smoothie made with peaches, nectarines and frozen banana. The fruit was all very ripe which really improves the flavour and this was delicious.   I played tennis this morning and Christine got me running around a lot to help with the fitness and weight loss which was good.  Unfortunately I popped to the shops and was hungry and ate a pecan slice which was very yummy but not what I should be eating at all 😰

I did eat a huge and plant based meal mid afternoon which was very tasty.  I used lettuce, spinach and radishes from the garden and Adrian, my fab gardener, brought me one of his cucumbers.

used the leaves as a base and added tomatoes, roasted onions, carrots, peppers and new potatoes.  No dressing needed, just a little s&p.  We both had the same meal for breakfast and lunch; Harvey is doing really well with eating a lot of plants.   

  Harvey was at a rehearsal in the evening so I made him a packed supper of a roll with hummus and roasted veggies plus fruit, water and 2 items of his choosing which were a bag of crisps and a bag of maltesers.  We compromise.
   I munched on an apple in the afternoon and drank plenty of water. 

  Do you fancy a quick tour of the veggie patch? 

The greenhouse is always kept neat and tidy and I love it. I have 3 types of tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines.  There are also some cauliflowers waiting for a space in the raised beds.


The first tomato is ripe πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ…   Courgettes.
Raspberries and blueberries.   Rocket, mizuna, celery and a winter squash. 
The celery looks ready to eat now.The bean bed is a bit chaotic – mange tout, broad, green and purple beans and spinach.  
Sweet corn, a trying to flower and seed Swiss chard and more tomatoes.  The same bed from a different angle.  
  Oregano, thyme, radishes, garlic and spring onions.  Lettuces.
  I have little gems and crinkly ones.  The butterheads are my favourite.
  Last but not least the brassica bed: rutabaga, cavolo Nero, purple sprouting broccoli and 2 types of kale.  Hopefully a vegetable garden for all seasons.
  After my huge mid afternoon feast I was not hungry enough for supper so I picked some of the largest lettuce leaves and some spinach and made them in to a long smoothie with 4 peaches and about 400ml of coconut water. Not bad! 
  Have a great weekend.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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2 Responses to Feeling Peachey

  1. Bridgette's Digits πŸ”› An Epic Weight Loss Journey says:

    The photos of your garden are beautiful. Everything looks so healthy & bright. The peaches, nectarines and frozen banana smoothie is a must try 4 me. brΓ―dgΓͺttΓ©

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