My Breakfast

A really healthy and energising way to start your day.   Get off the junk food cereals and animal nasties.   Do your health some good and feed up a happy, healthy microbiome instead.

It’s way better than coffee.

Into a blender:

15g dried fig
15g currants
dried fruit
14g blueberriesfrozen blueberries are really cheap
28g summer fruit mixraspberries, blackberries, black currants & red currants
1 apple
50g orange
peel an orange and keep remainder in container in fridge
50g raw broccolichop up a whole head of broccoli and freeze it
100g celery
7g
fresh ginger
50g Beetrootchop up fresh beetroot and freeze, leaves and stems included if they’re healthy
30g white mushroomsimportant for b vitamins
50g carrots
70g red cabbage
peel off outer leaves and keep in bag in chill drawer
20g fresh or 2g dried nettle
20g fresh or 2g dried dandelion
1/8 tsp ground ginger
ground ginger has different healthy nutrients to fresh ginger so we always use both
1/8 tsp ground turmeric
1/8 tsp ground amla
amla is Indian gooseberry
.4g dried chiliwhole dried chili is better than pre-ground
0.15g dried kelpfor iodine, absolutely “do not” consume more kelp than 0.15g in a day
.25ml Viridian Liquid D = 1000iu. — add the same to your evening meal to allow better absorption of your 2000iu a day
2.1g flax seeds
2.1g chia seeds
270g boiling water

6g green teaoptional caffeine hit instead of that morning coffee

Blend to smooth and pour into a bowl, then stir in:

27g cooked soya beans
27g cooked chickpeas
27g cooked adzuki beans

…or 80g of any mixed beans cooked in water without salt

Cronometer json file for use in Cronometer.   Click on the three dots to the right of New Recipe title.

492 calories with great levels of nutrition and some delightful caffeine and theophylline to get you going in the mornings.

If you want more calories then add 50g rye flakes or oat flakes soaked in 200g boiling water and a banana or two.

#smoothie #wfpb #vegan #health #food #recipes #breakfastrecipes #microbiome

Zwift — Level 50

I finally reached Level 50 on Zwift and got a nice colourful shirt for all my troubles, and as a treat i bought myself a brand new Tarmac SL7 from the Drop Shop:

I do think that Zwift could have made a bit more effort on ones Level 50 bonus than just awarding me that shirt: it’s quite disappointing.

The other thing that’s disappointing is that at the moment Zwift only goes up to Level 50, so once again i’m maxed out, just like it used to be when i reached Level 25.   It took Zwift a very long time to finally cave into customer demand and give us more levels from 26 to 50, but now what?   Do we have to wait for another 3 years for Zwift to get their shit together on this?   In the meanwhile i have all the route badges to collect, which is fairly new-ish thing Zwift introduced a while ago: so that’ll keep me busy for a couple of months.

#bicycles #bikes #cycling #fitness #gettingfitter #gozwift #growingyoung #health #lovezwift #trophies #vegan #wfpb

Tomato Ketchup Recipe

My most favourite accompaniment to air fried chips made with chunky cut Maris Piper potatoes sprayed with a very light coating of cold pressed rape seed oil.   Yes, you can have healthy chips, only use cold pressed rape and don’t go overboard with it, you only need a very light sprayed coating if you use an air fryer.

A super delicious, super healthy, tomato ketchup.

Into a 900ml blender cup place:

80g     Filtered or Bottled Spring Water
250g     Tomatoes (replace 150g with tinned toms for a more tommy taste)
10g     Apple Cider Vinegar
30g     Currants
50g     Celery
20g     Onion
10g     Fresh Ginger
10g     Garlic
50g     Orange
0.7g     Black Peppercorns
0.7g     Whole Dried Chilli
2g     Coriander Seeds
1g     Cumin Seeds
2g     Dried Sage
0.5g     Dried Thyme
1.2g     Star Anise
1.2g     Fennel Seeds
3g     Smoked Paprika
1.5g     Paprika
2.5g     Whole Flax Seeds
2.5g     Whole Chia Seeds

Wherever possible always use whole spices as they’re living seeds and super healthy, the blender will take care of them.   For making good home mixed herb and spice recipes you’ll need something to weigh 0.1g increments.

If you use standard mains water it’s not gonna taste as good.   Seriously people, stop drinking mains water and using it in cooking, it isn’t healthy and tastes shite.

Give it all a good whizz around.

Sooooo much nicer tasting and infinitely more healthy than bottled junk-food ketchup.

Cronometer json file for use in Cronometer.   Click on the three dots to the right of “New Recipe” title to upload.

268 calories with great levels of nutrition:

#ketchup #tomatoketchup #wfpb #vegan #health #food #recipes #microbiome #growingyoung

Zwift — Level 49

I reached Level 49 on Zwift and got a Giro helmet for all my troubles:

So one more level to go until level 50 and that will be it until Zwift decide to add some more levels.

#bicycles #bikes #cycling #fitness #gettingfitter #gozwift #growingyoung #health #lovezwift #trophies #vegan #wfpb

Zwift — Level 45: Addendum

So straight back onto Zwift today to get the extra ‘Drops’ to buy the 858/Super9 wheelset that i unlocked at level 45:

Best looking bike on Zwift IMHO.

Just have to see how much faster i go now, not that i care about speed when i look so damn cool.

#bicycles #bikes #cycling #fitness #gettingfitter #gozwift #growingyoung #health #lovezwift #trophies #vegan #wfpb

Zwift — Level 45

I reached Level 45 on Zwift and was finally allowed to buy the P5X:

Not sure how much faster i’ll go on it, but it looks cool and looks are always more important than speed.

And i also unlocked the Zipp 858/9 wheels, but sadly i’m a little short on the drops to buy them at the moment.   So a little more peddling to do before i have the P5X looking proper cool.

#bicycles #bikes #cycling #fitness #gettingfitter #gozwift #growingyoung #health #lovezwift #trophies #vegan #wfpb

Zwift — Level 44

I reached Level 44 on Zwift and received a nice new suit to wear while i ride around.   There’s three different colours, but i like this one:

And i also unlocked the Safety Bike but some utter dick at Zwift thinks i should pay 3,550,000 drops for it:

I was looking forward to riding around on that, but i ain’t paying that much.   Ridiculous!!!   Utterly fucking ridiculous!!!

#bicycles #bikes #cycling #fitness #gettingfitter #gozwift #growingyoung #health #lovezwift #trophies #vegan #wfpb

Zwift — Level 43

I reached Level 43 on Zwift a little while ago and received a silly hat to wear while i ride around.   So i thought what better an occasion to dig out the Buffalo bike and wheels and look totally silly:

I have no idea what is going through the mind of the idiot at Zwift who thinks that people who have worked their butts off to get to level 43 would want a silly hat as a reward for all their efforts.

#bicycles #bikes #cycling #fitness #gettingfitter #gozwift #growingyoung #health #lovezwift #trophies #vegan #wfpb

Plant-Strong Podcast

Rip Esselstyn has finally taken the plunge and began his very own podcast. Yes folks, the Plant-Strong Podcast is finally here.   Me is thinking that this just may turn out to be the very best vegan podcast ever and i’m very much looking forward to lots of future episodes.

As well as the links on the website you can also get this on Podbean.   Podbean’s my absolute most favourite podcast hosting site forever, because, in truth, it’s the only one i’ve ever used.

#podcast #wfpb #vegan #health #gettingfitter #food #fitness #bigpharma #bigfood #ripesselstyn

Garmin 40km Record

Not my actual fastest ever 40km.

For some reason Garmin doesn’t always record my fastest times as records. Maybe because Garmin takes the time from the very start of the ride and not clipped out of the middle of it like Strava does.

But whatever, i improved my Garmin 40km by a fair bit, so i’m well happy with that.

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #lovezwift #gozwift #bicyles #cycling #bikes #fitness #health #vegan #wfpb #40kmtt