To be Vegan or not?

Hello everyone, I haven’t posted for a long time and I guess the reason is simply because I was trying to work out what I wanted, whether I wanted to continue labelling myself as Vegan or not. I later decided that labelling myself was not going to help at all, for my PCOS I am limited in a lot of things anyway so why should I further limit myself from having the occasional yoghurt, egg or piece of fish. 

I eat meat every other day but the hubby and I also have a meatless week once a month where we have pasta and cheeses etc! I just want to point out that I have not taken this decision lightly to eat without a label, I had started eating vegan for health and weight reasons in the first place, I do believe that in my later years I probably will become vegan when I can source all the right foods I need!

So a quick low down on my weight loss journey, I am very happy and the weight is slowly coming off, I did have a bit of a panic last night as I felt I have well and truly stopped losing weight but I’m fighting through it!

Hope you all have a wonderful day X 

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Green With Envy Smoothie.

Deliciously nutritious!
Deliciously nutritious!

This is my morning boost smoothie that promises to deliver energy and a wake up call to those taste buds, to really start the day with a pow! I love that it tasted delicately sweet with a hint of lime, which made for a lovely after taste which was like a tangy explosion! Very refreshing and the consistency would be likened to a juice, so a perfect companion during a workout or even to have alongside oats with breakfast!

Ingredients-

  • 1/2 Juice of a Lime- You could do more if you like!
  • Juice of 1 Large Orange.
  • 1 Banana- Peeled.
  • 4 Plums- Peeled and pitted.
  • 1/2 Cup tightly packed spinach.
  • 3 Medium sized Ice Cubes.

Green with envy smoothie

Preparation-

Do all the preparation of the fruit before you start and then add banana, plums, spinach and juices to the blender, I use a Nutri Bullet blender and blend until you cant see the spinach anymore!

Green with envy smoothie

Give it a try!x

Sunny Orange Smoothie 


This smoothie was gorgeous, if you want a thick smoothie then add a banana but today I wanted it to be a juice style to have alongside my workout!

Ingredients-

  • Juice of 2 large oranges.
  • 1 Apple, peeled and cored.
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds.
  • 1 Cup of Spinach
  • 5 Ice cubes (optional)

Prep-

Whizz up all ingredients in blender, make sure you whizz for longer than normal to break down the sunflower seeds!!


Voila!

Vegan High Carb Seeded wrap and Potato with Mint Peas.

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This was really delicious, I minted the peas by using mint sauce but next time I will be making them by using mint leaves or even dried mint herb! I used a mixture of sweet and white potato, it was super filling and I made way too much!

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I roasted the potato’s in lemon juice and straight into the oven for 35 mins on a medium through to high heat, for the peas I used frozen and blitzed them in the microwave then smothered them in a tablespoon of mint sauce. Mmm!

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Very yummy!