Tuesday, 3 March 2009
ohohohohohohoohohoh I'M STILL ALIVE, heyyyyyyy
Well just call me Eddie Freakin' Vedder, ok?
So, yes.. yet another post about my weight and weight loss.
leave now if you're bored.
Here's the thing.
I've been bemoaning my 15kg of lard since Ex-Mousse, and while I have changed a few things in my diet and increased my exercise a little, I really haven't seen much change in my weight.
And it's a little disheartening.
So, I've been listening to on-line friends talking up the benefits of eating raw food.
Don't panic, I'm not about to get all vegan on you, and I am pretty clear that my predilections lie in the "dead things on plates, with sauce" department, but I am willing to give anything a red hot go at the moment.
So I thought I'd give the Big Green Smoothie Challenge a go.
What is this, I hear you ask, fascinatedly?
It's the idea that we don't get nearly enough of the nutrients in green cellulose plants, and by turning them into a smoothie, and adding fruit, we can become healthier.
My luscious friend Lucy over at Rawkin' ("Goodbye Beer, Hello Broccoli!") has an awesome video on her site that explains more.
So off I toddled to my local organic grocer, and bought a bit of pretty much whatever took my fancy.
Did a handful of spinach, a stick of rainbow chard, some apricots, some blackberries, a yellow peach, a banana and some mango.
Tasted pretty much like arse.
Added another banana.
Tasted like thickened banana flavoured arse.
Going to try it AGAIN tonight with cos/romaine.
Cos it looked like end-stage ENT cancer mucous and tasted pretty much like you'd imagine blended spinach and banana would taste.
with blackberry pits in it.
So, once again, call me Eddie Vedder. ok?
Furry's agreed to do it with me.
For a fortnight.
Yippee... A fortnight of arse flavoured infected sinus coloured smoothies.