Day 82: A smoothie recipe and a trick with yoghurt

quoteI decided that today was the day that I needed to exercise some balance in my life. If I’m not careful, my keen-ness to get this business off the ground will mean that I actually work 24/7. Oh how easy that would be to do, being self employed. So I put a boundary in place today and went out to an area I haven’t been before, to do some orienteering: Ocean Beach, Bluff.


Breakfast: Blueberry orange blast smoothie
Lunch: Moroccan chicken sala
Dinner: Bacon and tomato pasta, Indian spiced yoghurt with fruit

Exercise: Orienteering 1 hour tramp over difficult terrain

Weight loss this week: None. Weight loss to date: 1 stone 3 lb (7.7kg)

After a relatively large loss last week (1.3kg) I can’t expect another this week. I also ate out on Friday which is probably also a contributor, I was on 1lb lost until then!

Here’s my smoothie recipe. A new one, tasty too, but you can rarely go wrong with fruit.

Blueberry orange blast 

  • 1/2 banana
  • 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds

Blend all in a smoothie blender, and hey presto!

Indian spiced yoghurt

I added the following sseasoning to my plain yoghurt.  

  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg

I was also meant to add saffron but I didn’t have any. Still, it tasted yum, and a nice wee variation to natural yoghurt, pinched from another recipe I spotted online.

Reader question

I was wondering to be honest, if you guys were getting bored of my daily nutrition updates, so was thinking of stopping them when I get to 100 days. What are your thoughts?

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