Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
I love this pic, it was taken on the beach in Cape Town in January. Now I’m not really one for mushy stuff so i’ll keep this short. In a nutshell, my dad’s pretty great. He’s always been completely supportive (emotionally and financially!), no more so than when I started my healthy living quest. While my mum has turned her nose up at my new ways of eating, my dad has embraced the world of steamed veg, wholegrain bread and meat substitutes. He’s listened to me ramble on about running and he even dug out my old bike and pumped the tires up for me yesterday. I’ve yet to convert him to Green Monster smoothies, but I’m working on it!
I’m going out for dinner with my mum and dad tonight to celebrate. We’ve chosen a little pub/bistro place nearby called The Red Lion that we go to quite a lot. There’s always a nice atmosphere and the food is great. In fact, I’ve already looked at the menu online and chosen what I’m going to have. Do any of you do that or am I just strange?!
I think I’m going to go for: “Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash + Red Onion + Red Pepper + Watercress + Toasted Seeds + Pomegranate.” I’ll let know all know if it’s as nice as it sounds!
As for the rest of my day…this morning started with a Green Monster which included:
- A Banana
- Natural yoghurt
- Peanut Butter
This is the first time I’ve tried peanut butter in a smoothie and it was so good! You could definitely taste it, even though I only put about a teaspoon in. I’ll definitely be making it a regular addition.
Mid-morning I went for a run with my friend Emma. We only did about half an hour or so, but something is better than nothing right? I’m still concerned about pushing myself too much and aggrivating my knee again. At the moment it feels fine and I’d like to keep it that way – touch wood!
When I got back I was really hungry so I made myself a second breakfast of muesli and strawberries. Just so you all know, I’ve been tending not to post all of my meals/snacks unless they’re particularly interesting. I’m assuming you all won’t want to see pictures of apples and muesli all the time? (I eat these a lot!) I’m definitely a big snacker though, especially at work.
Lunch was a tofu sandwich with peach chutney and sprouts. Plus a lovely colourful salad of apple, spinach, yellow pepper, tomato and cucumber:
Right, I’m off out. I hope everyone’s having a lovely Father’s Day!
What’s the best thing about your Dad? I love the fact mine is so good at all the practical stuff like fixing cars and computers…whenever anything goes wrong I always go running to him for help!