What an awesome few days! The sun has been blazing all weekend. I went for a walk on Saturday through the fields on a bit of an expo to the Devil’s Pulpit. I had to negotiate with some sheep on the way. How cute are lambs? Answer: cutest ever. I keep saying cute today for some reason. Anyway. Here are lambs.
Finally made it through a big forest to the devil’s pulpit. It’s a massive grand canyon type place but with a billion trees and at least ten times higher 🙂 I’m pretty scared of heights so not sure why I thought it was a good idea. I managed to walk round it trying to find the way down but after almost dying trying to jump across a stream thought that was enough excitement for one morning and headed home over the moors. Amazing!
Got home and sat out in the sun pretty much all afternoon reading Conversations with God – amazing book – then watched a crap film (The Fourth Kind – pile of mince).
When the weather’s like this I love keeping it extra simple with plenty of fruit. I sat and ate mangoes in the sun and some banana and date smoothies. Bananas and medjool date was one of the first staple smoothies I learned when I went raw and I still love it. It’s sooooo super sweet and delicious and really good for energy. 3 bananas, 2 dates, some water. done!
Sunday I decided I was going back to the bloody Devil’s pulpit to find out how to get down to the bottom. I took a walk through a forest and ducked under some fencing to get to the completely wrong end of it. I crossed the river in my trainers, not done that for a few years. I felt like a wee explorer. I remember when I was wee I used to pretend I lived in the river. Ok that sounds a bit insane. I guess it was a childlike connection with nature. Anyway I managed to climb up the right side this time and it’s the first time I’ve ever felt sick from the sheer drop. I eventually found the winding stairs that take you down to the bottom but got to about the 7th stair down before I crapped it and came back up. Definitely not somewhere to go exploring by yourself but still captivatingly beautiful.
Came home and had a wild green smoothie. The dandelion leaves are starting to spring out now so I had pineapple, kiwi, dandelion leaves, ground elder and some cucumber. YUM!
I decided I wanted to do a spot of sunbathing in the nude. Rod was understandably ok with this even though I needed to be really careful as we live in a house owned (and shared) by an elderly couple. Might’ve given the old man a heart attack 🙂 Rod made up a code word and I got away with an hour or so before the lady wandered round to hang up her washing. It feels so amazing (and liberating) to have the sun on your entire body not to mention the fact it enhances your vitamin d intake! I think in future I’ll find a quiet spot on the moor. Maybe I’m destined to become a naturist?
Sat and ate oranges in the sun then made a nice salsa dish before heading to my mum’s for tea. Sexy salsa: 4 cherry tomatoes, halved, 2 spring onion, chopped, 1/2 avo chopped, 2 limes juiced, 1/4 red chilli, chopped, 1 tbsp olive oil. mixametemorphose
I made my thai sweet potato soup to take to my mum’s then enjoyed a fennel, cucumber and blood orange salad with some hummus (cooked) while everyone dug in to barbequed trout. It was really lovely. We drank champagne in the sun and talked about Judge John Deed before I made everyone watch Taggart. 🙂 I love Taggart.
We stayed over at my mum’s then drove back this morning via Tesco. I was planning a juice feast/smoothie feast this week so ended up buying truck loads of fruit. It feels such a waste to me to juice it and I’m not sure I think cutting all the fibre from the fruit is a good thing particularly if you’re sensitve to the sugar. So I decided to just smoothify and mono meal as much as possible and cut down on the raw fats.
My mum lent me her bike so after a whole melon smoothified Rod and I decided to go on a short bike ride which actually turned in to a bloody massive bike ride. I think we did about 10 miles in all. Not bad considering I haven’t been on a bike for twenty years. It was really lovely. The scenery around here is breathtaking. This is taken up the hill from where we live. You can see Loch Lomond
I had a really sore backside when I got home. I made an orgasmic pudding which I’m calling mangoji. It was sooo delicious as it was made with honey mangoes which are quite prolific in all the fruit shops in Glasgow just now. 2 honey mangoes, 2 bananas, 2 dates – blend with a tiny bit of water then top with a handful of gojis. The gojis absorb the mango juices and are just bloody marvellous! Gojis are so good for you they should be made to wear a badge.
Spent the rest of the day in the West End with my lovely friend Gail talking lots of nonsense in Botanic Gardens. I really love this warm weather!
Had another few smoothies today and some other stuff. I lose track. Will try to remember… Er. Oh yes. Pineapple, banana, date and coconut milk smoothie. Two more banana and date smoothies. 3 pears, a blood orange and a delicious choc pudding which was 2 bananas, 1/2 avo, 2 dates, juice of one orange and 2 teaspoons choc powder. orgasmatron.
No rebounding today because of my amazing bike ride and sore arse. Here is my rebounding song from the other day. I like it cos I totally fancy Nelly in a really childish, ridiculous, can’t-believe-I’m-saying-this, teeny-bopper type way. It is actually a really good song to rebound to. Plus it’s very apt cos it’s hot. And cos I took my clothes off 😉
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/