Friday, June 14, 2013

Go Orange - the final wrap-up

I completed my Go Orange ten day challenge yesterday and I have to say: this was one of the easier challenges I've ever participated in. Compared to, say.... my 1,000 squat challenge, eating an orange a day for ten days was a breeze.

Enjoying a sweet, tangy, delicious fruit every day wasn't really a challenge for me at all. I always eat between one and three pieces of fruit daily anyway; all I had to do was remember to grab an orange from the crate before heading out the door each morning.

I did manage to create a few new snacks and meals using oranges, which was fun - and I still have more up my sleeve; time constraints are the only thing hampering me from getting onto those. Patience...I'll get onto some kitchen experiments over the weekend.

Do I feel healthier or more energised after my daily dose of orangey goodness? Mmm, not especially. But then, given that I get through a small orchard's worth of fruit and an entire market garden of veggies every week, I'm generally topped-up on vitamins, mineral and antioxidants anyway.

I definitely did enjoy the change from my usual fruit choices though, and will be sure to include more oranges in my trolley at the greengrocer.

This morning, I snuck in one extra orange for a total of eleven days in a row (is there an over-achiever's prize?) and came up with this for breakfast:

Yum! Orange & raspberry layered parfait.

I'll get the recipe written up later on and will share it. Right  now, I have to make an emergency dash to the hairdresser to take care of a potentially terminal case of grey roots. I hope I don't run into anyone I know on the way... 

P.S. Hop over to Aussie Oranges facebook page for some more great recipe ideas from other bloggers.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I received free product for the purposes of taking part in and promoting this challenge, but no payment was provided. Opinions expressed here are my own.


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