Day 5 – My Sugar Free 2 Weeks!

Day 5

What I ate and drank today

  • Small bowl of porridge made with unsweetened soy, apples, cinnamon, fresh ginger and cacao nibs
  • Another small bowl of porridge (it was freezing outside!), made with added chia and the same as the above
  • 2 slices of sprouted rye bread
  • 1 small avocado
  • Steamed celeriac, carrots, leeks and garlic (again!)
  • Green tea
  • 1 litre water

10:30 Had a lie in as it’s Sunday. It’s chucking it down outside and I mean chucking it down… After getting up I go hunting for food, and all I managed to unearth is a small, lonely avocado, two shrivelled kumquats and some porridge oats. I have a battle with my raw conscience as to what I should eat, and consider salvaging the kumquats to make some sort of green kumquat mousse, then realise I would rather eat my own vomit and opt for the porridge oats instead.  

10:45 After a trip over the road to the co-op, I come back armed with granny smiths and a carton of unsweetened soy milk. I don’t normally have soy, but I want something comforting as the weather is so miserable outside, so I use it to make my porridge with. I add some chopped apple, grated ginger, cinnamon, cacao nibs and a pinch of salt. (I probably shouldn’t be pushing a cooked dish, but have you ever tried putting salt on your porridge before? Do it. You won’t regret it.)

15:30 Another bowl of porridge. I’ve thrown the kumquats away so there’s no chance of creating any culinary masterpiece with them now. I make the porridge over a very low heat, but this time with added chia! If you are unsure about this strange thing called chia (maybe due to rumors of it’s frog-like consistency) I highly recommend trying it this way first! It’s definitely a good initiation to one of the most nutrient dense seeds around. It best to eat it raw, but this is second best I reckon. If you decide to add some chia to your normal porridge, make sure you add more water or soy as the chia will soak it all up like nobodies business, the thirsty little beggars…

Porridge Oats with Chia, Apple, Ginger, Cacao Nibs and Cinnamon.









17:30 Go for a run, and pick up some Sprouted Rye Bread en route. Run happily back home along Brighton beach with my bread in my hand, feeling like the boy off the Hovis ad.

18:45 Post workout snack , yup – Avocado on Sprouted Rye Bread, with cumin, olive oil and salt. MMMMMM.








20:30 Steamed celeriac –AGAIN. No photo needed. (Was good though…)

10:30 Cup of Clippers ‘Sleep Easy’ and a few pages of ‘A Thousand Days in Tuscany’…..zzzz

Join me tomorrow for Day 6 of My Sugar Free 2 Weeks! 


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