I was up at 4.30 this morning. By 6 I had cleaned my flat and done the washing. I wash by hand as I don’t have or need a washing machine. Then I was out running. I LOVE running early in the morning. The world is so beautiful and peaceful and so am I. No matter how busy the city, this early in the morning there’s a magic in the air.
Finally, this is the rhythm I want. After weeks of insomnia and topsy turvy sleeping patterns-waking up late afternoon because I can’t sleep all night or in the morning finally dosing off towards midday. Awful. I didn’t sleep more than my usual 4-5 hours last night. But sleeping at night makes a big difference.
I did my 5k this morning which is my norm. Still not very fast but that doesn’t matter. There is a steady improvement! I don’t have a pedometer at the moment so I can’t say exactly how far I ran. But my norm is 5k in 20-25 min. And I ran longer than 25 minutes.
After I came home I made myself this delicious salad!
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Sweet Thai Basil Mango & Tomato Salad
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2 ripe plum tomatoes diced
1 ripe mango diced
1 cup soya bean sprouts
1 sprig of fresh coriander chopped
1 large sprig of sweet Thai basil leaves plucked and lovingly shredded with the hands
12 raw cashew nuts chopped into large pieces (4 per cashew)
2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
juice from ½ lime freshly squeezed
juice from ½ orange freshly sqeezed
freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon palm sugar
1. Dice the mango and tomatoes and mix together in a bowl.
2. Chop the coriander and the cashew nuts (leave 2 whole for the garnish) and add to the bowl.
3. Shred the sweet Thai basil by hand and add to the bowl.
4. Add the bean sprouts
5. To make the dressing add all the ingredients together and stir well.
6. Taste and add more salt/lime /sugar to get the perfect sweet-sour-salty taste you like!!
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Note: I got the idea for this recipe from:
Thank you very, very much!
I’ve changed it to what I felt like this morning which was a fresh fruity salad that was a delicious start to my day!