So I’ve decided to go on a fast.
Well, a smoothie fast.
Everyone has been giving shit up for lent, and even though I am Most Emphatically NOT a christian of any description, I thought I’d see what the fuss was all about. It’s the days of the googles, people.
People shove veg and fruit in a blender and don’t eat solid food. Usually for a week or two, but this one guy apparently lives like this. He cray-cray.
I had to go for blood tests on Monday and had to fast the night before, so I thought ‘why not carry on?’ I figure my insides could do with a clean out. So that’s it. No solid food.
And no more coffee. =(
I was advised, however, to ease myself into it, lest my tummy has a fit and packs in. So I’m starting with just having a smoothie for breakfast and eating solids at lunch and dinner, doing this for 3 days (today is day 2) and then for 4 days go for breakfast and lunch smoothies with a solid meal for tea. And I’m easing myself off the coffee. One a day.
So. I thought I’d document it. Here. For you. Whoever you may be. Even if it’s just me.
Sunday night, the night before I started, I lay in bed fantasising about fresh-baked buns and victoria sponge. This isn’t going to end well.
On the plus side, smoothie this morning was delicious.
- 2 bananas, sliced
- umm about 6-8 strawberries, scalped and sliced
- a gloop of fat-free vanilla yogurt (I fuckin LOVE yogurt)
- a large dash of apple juice
- a sachet of Oatso-simple golden syrup flavoured porridge
- a handful of dried raisins
whack it all in a blender and blitz the shit out of it! tasty.
Also, twat that I am, fell off the cross-trainer at the gym last night and sprained my ankle. Serves my right for chatting when I should have been watching where was putting my stupid fat feet.