So, I’m kind of running out of themes. I gave blood last week, and as that’s a bit special, I chose that to be my ‘What I ate’ day. Want a sneak peak? Well here you go…
I started the day with big smoothie made with banana, squash (I think it was kabocha), a protein shake and a big dollop of yogurt. And off to work I went.
It was mid morning by the time my appointment came around. They give you a pint of water to drink, and check that you’ve eaten enough. My breakfast was quite a long time ago by then. I was surprised that this time around they asked me if I had done any exercise in the last 24 hours – ummm, yes! Because it is all part of my normal routine, that was ok.
The best part about giving blood (how shallow am I) Is that you get a chocolate club and a cup of tea afterwards (actually, I think the best part is just sitting there without having to think for 15 minutes while my blood slowly trickles into the bag – I have small veins!). It’s the only time of the year when I will let myself eat a whole choccy biscuit 🙂 (and indeed, the only time I really fancy one).
I’d made myself a nice sustaining lunch. It was a leftover jacket sweet potato from the night before, with a massive portion of golden beetroot hummus (homemade, of course) and on the side (or poured over by the time I served it) was some grilled mushrooms in a homemade cashew yogurt.
On the way home I had a spirulina and ginseng bounceball. Yum, I do like these occasionally.
I went home for dinner
Do you give blood? What is the best part about it for you?
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