Day 6 Smoothie
- 3 handfuls spinach
- 2 bananas
- 500ml water
- 450g frozen Tropical smoothie mix (Waitrose – mango, pineapple, kiwi)
- 2Tb ground flaxseeds
- 1 scoop SunWarrior plant-based protein powder
- 1Tb chlorella powder
Lis to Jill
Wake up feeling: Good.
Weigh in: I have lost 1.6kg. I think this is good! Nix almost seems disappointed (hoped I had stayed the same or gained so that I would go off it early!)
I make up the day’s smoothie and I really like it! It is very smooth and I think the pineapple gives it a nice lift. I have also added in a tablespoon of spirulina to ensure it is rich green not brown.
12pm. Very hungry but forgot that I had my smoothie early (7am) so I really should have had some more of it by now. I have to go off in search of a boiled egg at lunchtime as I forgot to bring one from home! This was easier than I expected, I was anticipating weird looks but a sliced boiled egg was handed over, unseasoned, no questions asked (a buck and a half).
3:45. I am a bit tired but otherwise feel fine. Have had quite a few cherry toms today but have had to stop myself going back to my stash of seeds. I had a lovely ginger tea at lunchtime, now I can see the obsession you once had with mocktails – there are some nice things out then when you look! I am a bit surprised I don’t feel AMAZING but perhaps that’s not surprising when you have zero carbs fuelling you throughout the day.
6pm. I decide to go for a walk. This is a bit unprecedented as I never do this but it’s a warm day, I feel good so off I go. So maybe I am feeling amazing and I just don’t realise it. It’s been too long haha.
10:30. Day is done, can’t believe tomorrow is day 7. It’s too to say ‘nearly there’ but at least it’s more than halfway over!
Jill to Lis
Wake up feeling: Alert. I get up, do half an hour of blue light therapy, shower, get ready for work, make smoothie, decant into 2 thermoses for transport and leave for work. I arrive at work at 7.45. This level of pre-breakfast activity and enthusiasm is unprecedented, especially considering that I’ve picked up Bernd’s cold and have a sore throat and a cough.
Weigh in: I’ve lost 2.5kg. This is an awful lot but I think my initial weigh in was inflated by the gnocchi feast the night before. Real loss is probably more like yours. I hope I can manage to keep some of it off after this ends.
8am. Smoothie at my desk. Nobody notices that my mug contains a thick green liquid instead of tea. Today’s smoothie is good – the 2 bananas! That’s what it is. I added a spoon of chlorella powder today, to get the greenness.
12pm. I go for a 40 minute walk, over the Millennium Bridge to Tate Modern and back to work. I do this sometimes, but not nearly often enough. The colon lady said I need to increase my vitamin D intake and it was somewhat sunny, so thought I’d make the most of it. Eating lunch at my desk is no good for me but I do it far too often.
Return to work and drink my smoothie and a herbal tea. They ripped you off with that egg, but it’s good that one was available!
3pm. Drink more water – trying to keep my intake up. I wouldn’t say I feel ‘amazing’ either. Things are a bit odd downstairs but I guess that’s to be expected, given yesterday’s activity. I do feel a bit more active and awake than usual which shouldn’t be sneezed at.
4pm. I order the supplements the colon lady recommended:
They promise a super healthy bowel, luminous skin, strong nails and lustrous hair. I think my luminous days are over but any improvement would be welcome.
7pm. Take delivery of some clothes I ordered during the long headache, to cheer myself up. I’m suitably cheered. Drink remainder of smoothie, eat boiled egg, raw veg, nuts & seeds. I haven’t had a problem with the smoothie in the evening, each day I’ve polished it right off. Rooibos tea and a spoonful of peanut butter – decadent.
4 days to go, it seems like a long time.