So for the past few days I’ve been shoving tons of fruits & vegetables in my face at every meal and know what? It feels great! I’m full and energized and don’t feel bloated. On Sunday I bought 2 huge containers of spinach, a head of kale, some avocados, an eggplant, some carrots, zucchini, peppers, asparagus, tomatoes romaine & beets. And know what? It’s two days later and we’ve almost gone through half of it. The amount of spinach we go through on an average week is enough to scare someone.
So we’ve been doing this thing at boot camp where we did timed workouts for the whole month of January and now we’re doing them over again trying to beat our times. Last time I did today’s workout in 21:56, this time I finished it in 17 minutes! wahoo! It whooped my ass but it felt good. I guess the morning green smoothie wasn’t enough to keep me full so I had a mid-morning snack (above). I took two dates and stuffed one with coconut cream (that yummy stuff at the top of coconut milk), and I stuffed the other one with almond butter. Yum! Especially the coconut one.
For lunch I had a huge spinach salad topped with tomatoes, beets, bbq shrimp, guacamole, hummus & some leftover squash salad. I’ll be sharing the squash salad recipe soon, it has a coconut cream sauce on it (heavenly).
For my afternoon snack I kept with the coconut cream theme and whipped it with some almond butter and then topped a banana with that and some shredded coconut.
I recently heard of Dandy Blend tea from Amanda @ Pickles & Honey. I stumbled upon some this weekend and decided to pick some up. So, what do I think? It’s pretty damn good! They say it tastes like coffee which I have to agree, but I like really strong coffee so to me it tastes like a crappy cup of coffee. SO, I prefer to think of it as tea. As tea, it’s pretty good. I mixed it with some pomegranate tea this afternoon and sweetened it using some date syrup. Yes, date syrup. I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet because I’m so excited to share this with you I don’t want to spoil it. So stay tuned, hopefully tomorrow I’ll have it up and you can find out what this is all about.
For dinner I made some sweet potato hash topped with roasted veggies, an egg & some nutritional yeast. Delicious! Overall, a great day of eats!
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WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
When dogs sit in cars like they’re driving.
I was about to pull out of my parking spot at Whole Foods this weekend when I happened to look next to me. These 3 dogs were waiting patiently in the car for their owner. There was the “mom” dog in the front seat driving and if you look closely you can see the two kids sitting quietly in the back seat. I loved that there was another passenger seat available but the two other dogs decided to stay in the back. HA, LOVE IT! So damn cute!