I know I could go back on the 5:2 Diet and that would be good for my long term health, but I want to start the year with a boost.
At the moment I feel so tired. I have no energy whatsoever.
I was looking forward to having this festive time off work, I had so much planned. I kept going until Christmas was over then I just felt deflated and I've achieved very little.
I'm going to plan and prepare this weekend and on Monday I'm starting Jumpstart 2015. I'll be using my Optimum 9400 power blender for my smoothies.
- A freshly made smoothie or juice for breakfast and lunch
- Drink more water
- No alcohol (this is optional, but I know most of my extra calories come from wine, so I’m adding this into my personal plan)
- Eat more soups
- Normal meal in the evening
- If I want chocolate, I’ll have a square of dark chocolate
I expect to lose weight, have more energy and look better. Let’s face it most of us aren’t looking at our best in the winter and I'm really not!
So smoothies are the key point of this plan. But not just any smoothies. The key to healthy and lower calorie, higher energy smoothies is to include vegetables, the more the better.
Tip: A little banana is a great sweetener for a vegetable heavy smoothie.
I'm not alone in this. A few of my blogger friends are starting this plan next weekend too. Bookmark their blogs (bloglovin' is good for following them all in one place) and visit regularly in January to see how they are getting on with #Jumpstart15, their progress, tips and recipes.
Bloggers doing Jumpstart 2015:
- Tinned Tomatoes
- Fuss Free Flavours
- Ren Behan
- Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
- Smarter Fitter
- Utterly Scrummy Food for Families
- Veggie Desserts
- Franglais Kitchen
- London Unattached (focusing on soups)
- Maison Cupcake
- Food to Glow
Here are a few healthy smoothie & soup recipes to get you started:
|Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato * Leek & Potato * Easy Winter * Kale, Leek & Parsnip|
|Carrot, Leek & Mustard Seed * Butternut & Tomato * Cumin, Fennel & Beetroot * 5 Min Green|
So who is joining me?