Day two should have been a fairly exciting day I would have thought, new recipes, new ingredients, me in the kitchen making coconut butter in order to create even more yummy stuff. It was the opposite though.
There was the sherbet turned down at school, not really being able to eat anything when he was hanging-out with his friends at the fish’n’chip shop but the worst thing? The realisation that film club were having a shared lunch on Friday. Kids should be able to be kids, I feel a little bad Jacob is restricted but then we just need to remind ourselves that it’s all for a good cause. This full-on stage is only meant to be two weeks to clean the system and load up the vitamins & minerals. He complains but he’s a good kid and he is taking this like any other challenge. Full on.
It wasn’t all bad though, he did find his new favourite breakfast.
The point was to take out as many refined sugars as we could from his breakfast. So this is what he had.
Super yummy almond porridge with berries.
* 1/3 cup oats
* 1/3 cup water
* 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
* a pinch of salt (because my Mum’s Scottish and that is the way we were bought up).
Cooked in the microwave.
Then some frozen berries, thawed & warmed.
Serve the porridge with the berries & unsweetened yoghurt. There is also the slightest drizzle of runny honey and a tiny bit more nutty almond milk on top.
Now the trick is in the milk, I believe. The almond milk makes it nutty, less need for sweetness and if the tastebuds were complaining of a lack of taste then there is always the berries & unsweetened yoghurt to wake them up.
Yes, technically there are sugars. But it’s cut back from the weetbix & sugar mix he used to eat, at least the limited amounts here are nutritious.
So there we have it. Day 2.
Good times:"”I think I feel like I have more energy”
Bad times *imagine Homer Simpson drooling here* “Shared lunch…….”
Poor kid. Laters.