I have finally shrugged on my ‘orrible cold, hurrah!
Finally telling the lurgy to jog on required perseverance, good grub and tissue. Lots of it. Snot cool at all.
I can hear poor ole Londoners sniffling, spluttering and sneezing around me (mostly on the tube in rush hour) so I’m trying to keep up the high vitamin C intake and good, hearty nutritious food. This weeks Daily Eats isn’t just a commentary of what I ate in one day, but a little round up of my favourite gobbles from the past week that I wanted to share with ya!
I’ve been hearing the word ‘matcha’ bouncing around the bloggosphere for a little while now, this mysterious green powder that supposedly turns you into superwoman.
At the Ideal Homeshow I had a chat with the TeaPigs lady who explained what it’s aaall about. It is pretty pricey (£25 eessh) but it is absolutely chocca with antioxidants, gives your metabolism and mahoosive kick up the backside – it is effectively super concentrated green tea. All you need is 1/2 a teaspoon mixed into some juice, a smoothie, hot water with lemon or even stir into your porridge (not too convinced about the last one).
As well as having my matcha in the mornin’ I’ve been making sure I gobble a satsuma, have a cuppa T and my most recent obsession peanut butter with raspberries and blueberries on toast. You gotta try it. I’ve also been trying to read a chapter of my book (Starter for Ten – David Nicholls) each morning before I set off to work. Do you have any book recommendations?
Getting into the groove of working full time, I realised it wasn’t the best idea to buy lunch everyday, I will end up spending all my money on sushi! Gal has to get organised and make grub in advance. This week I made a huge batch of roasted veggies with spinach, mixed beans and brown rice. If you have any ideas for working lunches, I would love to know! I need a little more inspiration.
When you have a sore throat, there is nothing more soothing than ice cream. As I didn’t have Ben & Jerry’s to hand, I made some banana, raspberry and coconut ice cream. It tastes dreamy and is kind to your body – just freeze a few bananas then chuck them into a blender with frozen raspberries and a little coconut milk and voila!
As well as trying to feed myself nice n healthy grub, I also think the 80/20 rule is damn important. You gotta have a little of what you fancy, and I would never say no to a cookie like that. Plus it was gluten free, it would be rude not to.
To give my immune system and extra kick I nipped smoothie shop and asked what would sort me out – they returned with a detox cactus smoothie with an extra shot of echinacea. An hour later I felt like a new woman! So, if you have a cold right now – grab satsumas, water, echinacea, matcha (if you really wanna get rid of it for good) and lots and lots of sleep.
Ok, so I’m not entirely sure about this one. I got the idea from Pinterest and thought it looked pretty cool so I thought I’d give it a whirl. It tasted good, but a bit odd! I reckon I would have preferred em’ separately.
What have you been gobbling this week?