Thursday, 30 January 2014

Green Smoothie Challenge

I have set myself a challenge.  To drink a green smoothie for 30 days.   More information about the green smoothie challenge is on  Also if you go on youtube, there is a lot of information about green smoothies.   I made my first one today.

I handful of spinach
1 banana
1 apple
1 carrot
1/2 grapefruit squeezed
1/2 lemon squeezed
Leaves of mint
Ginger finely chopped

It had a fresh taste, nothing too unpleasant, it had lots of bits, because at the moment,  I don't have a high powered blender.   I also realised that I should have added a cup of water first, before adding the vegetables, whereas I added the vegetables and the fruit, then the water.    I also learned that when adding lemons, limes and grapefruit, I should cut out the rind and leave some of the outer white skin as it as a lot of nutrients.  I think it will be very good for me health-wise, as I will be getting more greens, vegetables and more fruit.

I also plan to add Romaine lettuce, chad, cucumber, beetroot, coriander (known as cilantro) in the US, and other greens.

Another reason, why I am doing this. because I had a very bad cold and cough, which lasted me 2 months. something I had never experienced before.  The coughing was just awful.   I need to take care of myself.   Ideally I would prefer more organic fruit and vegetables, however if it is too expensive, I will buy the conventional or regular fruit and vegetables, but make sure I wash them properly.

Since the beginning of January, I have been drinking a cup of hot water and lemon.  I squeezed half a lemon and added hot water. That has greatly helped with my chest infection, that I may have had.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

New Year New Hair

 I am very pleased with my hair cut. It was cut just a few days before the new year on Saturday 28th December 2013. Last year February, I had my hair texturised and although I did not regret it. It is something which is not suitable for me. I like how my natural hair feels in my fingers, after transitioning for 10 months, I decided to cut it. I cut between 5 and 6 inches of the texturised ends. I was going to wait until this year February, but I decided why wait.  It is a length, I can easily cope with, not too short. I know that I will be adding colour at some point, but at the moment. I am enjoying my new hair.