08:00 Woke up feeling like one of those annoying girls off a Boots ad for de-congestion tablets as I walked to the bathroom like a sniffling zombie. I had a phlegmy throat and snotty nose – gross! “I’m like soooo detoxing right now…”. My skin looked a bit better though, still spotty but the puffiness had gone down:
09:15 Meditated. I love meditating when there is drilling going on right outside your window. This silence business is over rated… It’s all about the “THUDTHUDTHUDTHUDTHUD” for me.
10:00 Oh…my…god. I had my first experience of Everfresh’s Sprouted Rye Bread. I don’t get how I’ve not taste this before!!!
It actually had a similar effect on me as when I bit into the cannoli… I’m not joking. (Ok, not that similar, but close). It’s just so moist and squidgy and mmmmm! I had it with some sliced avocado and it was like eating some kind of salty savoury fudge (does that even sound nice?). I tell you what it’s similar to – Soreen, but lighter, more squidgy and made with 100% sprouted rye. I mean, can you Adam and Eve it?! Honestly, if you are wanting to give up wheat – get your lips round this and it’ll be the easiest thing you’ve ever done. It’s not raw (shock horror!) but I personally can’t see how this is bad for you, other than the fact that it is very moorish. If after having a couple of slices you think “Hmmm, I could probably fit another one in” DON’T. It’ll tip you over the edge, you’ll feel stuffed and regret it. Ahem.
I was shown a nifty little way to slice avocado the other day, and wanted to show you too!
1. Get a sharp knife and whack it into the stone. Turn the knife away from you (anti-clockwise if you’re right handed) and pull the stone out.
2. Now for the nifty part! Take your sharp knife again and carefully slice the avocado whilst it’s still in the shell. As you’ve got more control, you can make the slices nice and thin.
3. Next, get a spoon and gently scoop out the avocado flesh like you normally would, making sure you get as close to the avocado skin with the back of your spoon as possible.
11.30 There was a situation with a sick friend, a yoga mat, and tube journey. I won’t go into details but I found myself getting annoyed rather than understanding. It was that bubbly hot annoyance that makes you go a bit quiet as you pretend your ok with everything. “I’m like sooo emotionally detoxing right now….“.
15:30 MAJOR SUGAR CRAVINGS. I tried to ignore it but couldn’t so went on a run. The first song on my ipod as I set off was this Candy – Official video. Excellent. Whilst running along the beach I was having one of those “What the hell am I doing with my life???” moments, which quickly passed when I bumped into my good friend Emma Henderson! Emma was on the Raw Chef Apprenticeship course with my out in Bali (her sea spaghetti with marinara sauce is amazing). It was so good to see her and put me in a lovely mood. Thanks Emma!
16.45 Back from run. Starving! Did some deep stretching then scoffed the chia i’d pre-soaked in a matter of seconds. It would have tasted a lot better if I’d had cinnamon, but I had to sprinkle it with nutmeg instead. It was still nice and refreshing though and helped with the sugar cravings. Sort of.
19:00 Green smoothie time! Little Raw on a Budget tip here: If you’ve got a 1/3 of a bag of spinach, an apple, half a lemon and some water – you’ve got a green smoothie. Cheap as chips!
20:00 Had a big plate of steamed vegetables with extra-virgin olive oil, mixed herbs, nutritional yeast and a bit of salt. Really, really tasty… I’m enjoying this very much at the moment.
20:30 Desperately wanted something sweet after my dinner. Went hunting in the cupboards and all I came out with was a packed of Sprouted Rye Bread. Go figure! (Is that the right way to use that saying?…) So I had a verrryyy thin slice, and then another verrryy thin slice. Then was forced to use the ‘brush your teeth’ technique. Which seems to be working, for now…