Posted in Food

#Foodie Wednesday – Power Up Smoothie

Note: I may start posting more about food in the near future…

Trying to break an old habit

Breakfast, they say is one of the most important meals of the day. Won’t begin to argue with that as technically they (foodie scientists) are pretty much spot on. Now what a good breakfast consists of is dependent on who you talk to. Oatmeal based cereal, nuts, granola, vegetable; the list is endless. If you are like me, then there is nothing like a strong, gently brewed cup of tea and two helpings of a digestive biscuit.

I love tea (de-caf for me) so no shame in admitting that while I will squeeze in a cereal or toast, tea and biscuits is the starter for me. In reality for a lot of us, while we may manage to scramble out of bed early enough, we are always time poor on the first meal of the day. So recently I have turned to making smoothie’s as a helpful alternative. I have a book at home but also following @letsgoveg on #instagram. But this particular recipe comes from a tv programme I watched over the weekend.

I call it ‘green morning power up’

Green morning power up from my kitchen

There’s nothing complicated about the ingredients, but when mixed together give a pleasing taste. Here’s what’s involved to make two glasses:

  • Handful of baby spinach
  • 1 x avocado
  • 1 x sweet apple (but you can use a Royal Gala too)
  • 1 x banana
  • Handful of blueberries
  • Dash of water (so it’s not too lumpy)

Whiz all the contents together in a mixer and there you go. Kept me filled for most of the morning and I didn’t snack in between….but I did have another cup of tea. Enjoy.

Posted in Health

Crisps Rehab – Day 5

Don’t worry, you haven’t missed days 1 -4, I didn’t want to tempt fate by writing so early in case I turned back to the dark side.  Six days ago, after munching through a packet of hand cooked crisps, I looked down at my ever-expanding belly and thought, can I cut this snack out and start a road to recovery?  What is that road to recovery you ask?  To completely change my diet but eradicating snacks of all kind by the age of 40, I have five years left.  So my first victim, the crisp packet. Continue reading “Crisps Rehab – Day 5”