This is Day 3 of my Whole Food Plant-Based, (WFPB) lifestyle.
Well, the diet industry appears to be predicated upon a “lose it and carry on as before” approach to what is becoming the world’s biggest (excuse the pun) threat to health…obesity and its ensuing problems.
I have completed a 100 Day Juice Fast as a way of restoring health and am now following this lifestyle… It is working very well so far, as I feel content and balanced with all the benefits I felt on the Juice Fast!
I’m wearing a Kath Kidston skirt over short leggings.
This is a comfortable way to wear shorter skirts.
This one has side pockets, so is very practical too.
The belt bag is detachable and made from recycled car tyre inner tubes! I have two recipes to share with you today, one is Hummus and the other is Banana Ice Cream. Both are fat, oil, sugar and salt free!
2 cloves garlic
1 (15-ounce) can of Chickpeas, drain but reserve the liquid to use in the Hummus.
1 tablespoon Tahini.
Juice of half a fresh lemon.
1 teaspoon ground cumin.
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander.
Process all together, adding about half the reserved liquid.
Ground black pepper to taste and fresh chopped coriander sprinkled on top.
I eat all this in one meal with 2 toasted wholemeal pitta breads with masses of salad including lettuce and chopped herbs.
I am also continuing to juice each day…usually in the morning. This much spinach to 3 green apples and half a lemon.
Watermelon is my preferred snack in this hot weather!
The Banana Ice Cream is simplicity itself and you can dress it up in whatever way suits your taste buds and health.
Take 2 bananas.
Chop into half inch pieces.
Put into a sealed container and freeze.
Once frozen, put the pieces into a food processor with 5 tblsps of plant milk…process for 10-20 seconds until smooth.
Serve immediately or rest in the freezer until ready to serve…no more than 15-20 mins. Yummy and heart healthy!
I have a further 18lbs to lose in order to reach the OUTER limits of the healthy BMI chart! The wonderful thing is…this does not feel like a diet and really is a lifestyle.
“A Cottage and Three Acres,” by Colette O’Neill
Please email Colette if you would like a particular inscription in your book. From a desolate cottage set in 3 acres of monoculture sadness, to a vibrant, thriving food forest of life…the journey back to Eden over 13 years… Bealtaine Books and Maps are printed in Ireland and posted from Ireland to support the people of Ireland.
In Search of the Goddess Rising and The Bealtaine Cottage Guide to the Deep Midwinter…both books normally cost €32.00 but can be purchased together for for €28.00 which includes P&P Worldwide. Bealtaine Books and Maps are printed in Ireland and posted from Ireland to support the people of Ireland.
Magical Mythical Map of Bealtaine Cottage and Gardens
Beautiful map created by the artist David Gascoigne, especially for Bealtaine Cottage. The picture shows one side of the map…it is printed on both sides, see the photos on this page. The price includes all Postage and Packing to wherever you live in the world! Bealtaine Books and Maps are printed in Ireland and posted from Ireland to support the people of Ireland.
In Search of The Goddess Rising
This is the second book in the Goddess Permaculture series from Colette O’Neill at Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland. In this book I explore the ancient landscape, mythology, literature and life around Bealtaine Cottage… in search of the Great Goddess. The price of the book includes all postage and packing to wherever you live in the world! Bealtaine Books and Maps are printed in Ireland and posted from Ireland to support the people of Ireland.
Bealtaine Cottage Guide to the Deep Midwinter
A little Yuletide book filled with colour photographs, recipes, reflections, lore, poetry and mirth to guide you through the wonderful days ahead. Fifty pages of sheer delight from Bealtaine Cottage to you. The book is fully bound and can be posted direct as a gift. Price includes P&P worldwide. Bealtaine Books and Maps are printed in Ireland and posted from Ireland to support the people of Ireland.