3 days in, and so far I’ve had no incognito missions to the sweet shop yet. I can notice a difference already. I’ve had no tiredness or sugar slumps in the afternoon. But I did find that when I trained yesterday evening, I didn’t have a lot of energy. So I need to add some extra calories, especially before the gym.
Most people are asking me what am I eating or for a sample menu. So here is what I had to eat today along with a recipe for what we ate for dinner. It even includes a bowl of ice cream for dessert. By the way, this dairy and sugar free option tastes a lot better than any sugar laden shop bought version.
07:30 3 egg omelette with ½ courgette (grated)
60g fresh blueberries
10:30 Handful of Almonds or Brazil Nuts
13:00 Homemade Carrot, Cumin & Coriander Soup and 1 chicken breast
16:00 1tbsp almond butter and 1 apple
18:45 Chargrilled Chicken with Guacamole and 2 minute Red Onion Pickle (recipe below)
Healthy Banana Ice Cream (recipe below)
Healthy Banana Ice Cream
Put 2 peeled ripe bananas in a freezer bag and place in the freezer for at least 3 hours (or overnight). Break them up and place them in a blender with approx. 125ml of coconut milk. Blitz until smooth, adding more coconut milk if required. You can flavour with ground cardamom, cinnamon or cacao powder.
Spicy Chargrilled Chicken with Guacamole and 2 minute Red Onion Pickle
2 large chicken breasts (cut in half lengthways and flattened) – marinated in juice of 1 lime, 2 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper for 20 mins.
2 ripe avocados
Zest and juice of 1 lime
½ tsp chilli flakes
½ clove garlic, grated
Handful coriander, finely chopped
½ red onion, finely sliced in rings
Juice of ¼ lemon
Pinch of sea salt
Lettuce leaves to serve
Heat a griddle pan to high heat and cook the chicken
Combine the avocados, lime zest, lime juice, chilli flakes, garlic and coriander and mash or blitz to create the guacamole.
Combine the onions, lemon juice and salt together about 2 minutes before serving.
To serve, place some salad leaves on a plate, top with guacamole, chicken and garnish with the onion pickle.