Yet another healthy lunch. I'm definately going to keep making these smoothies, it's a brilliant way to get fresh fruit and veg down you. I think it's doing me good psychologically as well, knowing it's best for my body, and I can eat loads of it without feeling crap afterwards. You don't get the guilt like you do when you have scoffed a load of chocolate or cake.
I am in the early stages of experimentation, at the moment I use whatever I have in. They needn't cost the earth either. I am astounded by how much those small bottles of Innocents Smoothies are. Who in their right mind would pay that when ingredients can cost so little. As usual I make up my own recipes, most of them are mixed with water or a splash of fruit juice out of a cheap carton, just enough to start the mushing process so the blender is not struggling to break down the hard pieces.
Here I have a carrot out of a 2kg Value bag, an apple my neighbour gave me, she gave me loads. Reduced price spinach. Reduced price melon, and a few grapes, bought on special offer, I would never pay full price for them.
Delicious, all gone. Have I tempted anyone else to start blending and eating raw? It's a lot easier than cooking, ha ha.
I've been on the phone to the YHA this morning and booked myself in at Whitby Youth Hostel for a couple of nights next week. My bank balance has taken a bit of a battering in the last few weeks with bills for car insurance, road tax, MOT, income tax, and utilities, now it looks as if I can afford the £20 for a bed, and the petrol to get there. As usual I shall be taking my own food to keep costs down. It was a toss up between Crowden near Glossop, or Whitby. As it isn't that long since I was in Derbyshire I thought it would be a change to go to the seaside. Looking forward to it :o)
Right, who has been commenting and who has asked me questions.
Lee from Australia has been lurking, welcome Lee, I do a bit of lurking myself, ha ha. Yes, it's good that I have access to quite a few shops, there are a few more that I sometimes visit, only to buy things I need you understand, I didn't photograph them all.
Practical Parsimony asks about cat litter boxes. I have six boxes in my house. because elderly Lily gets a litle befuddled and needs one close at hand. I use clumping cat litter and scoop out the solids as soon as they have appeared and the widdle once a day, then top up. If you don't it soon gets smelly. Lily is a little bit erm loose, and it stinks. Even if he uses the box downstairs the smell soon drifts up to my nostrils and wakes me up. I have to remove it or I wouldn't be able to go back to sleep.
Several people have advised on the green tea topic. I don't like drinking plain water, I like a little flavour of something. Just a hint of fruit will do. I will try again and only leave the teabag in for 30 seconds as Eeek suggests. The reason I chose plain green tea is that it was the cheapest, and the packet has 60 tea bags in it for the same price as 40.
Sometimes it is the not so nice tasting foods and drinks that are the best for you. I do believe that giving yourself too many sweet quick fixes is not good for the long term. There is a balance to be struck, I can put up with the tea. I think I am doing quite well with it actually, being as I don't like normal tea. I have had fruit tea in the past and I like it, so I thought I would experiment with this green stuff, adding a bit of this and that, and see how I go on. It is an ongoing experiment, it won't kill me.
Wean of the Woods, I don't know what kombuch is, I will have to google that. Thank you for mentioning it.
gz thank you for the suggestion of Rooibosh, will look for it in the supermarket.
Right, I'm off out, got things to do. Have a nice drizzly day. Toodle pip.