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This salad is not for the faint of heart!!!!

 

After seeing the lovely Leah dress one of her fabulous salads in salsa, I knew I had to try it out!

The object of today’s lunch was all about post-workout fuel.

The delicious PC organic salsa in mild:

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1 week and still going strong!

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Ok, are you ready for this?

  • almost 2 full hearts of PC organic romaine
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1 cup organic wheat berries
  • 1/2 tomato
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup organic PC salsa in mild
  • Kraft Light Balsamic
  • 2 T sunflower seeds

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With some homemade tortilla chips (using a 12-grain country harvest tortilla sprinkled with paprika) and an orange:

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I ate almost all the salad (see below), the whole orange, and only a few tortilla chips. My tummy was pretty darn full and happy after this lunch!! :)

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Yogi Tea Quote of the day:

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Amen! :)

Breakfast was a green monster of course:

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  • 3 large purple organic kale leaves
  • 5 sprigs organic dandelion
  • 1 scoop Hemp protein powder
  • 1 1/4 cup Almond breeze
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1 T almond butter (sooo amazing!)

Soooooo good!! :)

fitness thumb21   Caution Today I convinced Eric to go on another Bike-Run-athon! :) I love doing these. It is so nice to have a partner when I am out on my run!

He gets the easy part- cruising along beside me while I run! lol.

I wanted to mention a couple things today:

1. KNEE SLEEVES rock my world!

I haven’t said much about the knee sleeves since I got them, but they have cured my knee pain. I have no knee pain whatsoever when I wear them. It is a dream come true!!! I highly recommend them. Also, mine were too tight when I got them, but they have since stretched out a bit are fit me like a glove now. :)

2. LACE LOCKING TECHNIQUE rocks my world!!!

I am so happy I switched to the lace locking method! My shoes fit like a glove now and I am able to lace them very tight. Tight shoe = no slippage = no blisters! :)

3. ELECTRICAL TAPE rocks my world!

No, I don’t have home renos on the brain. I have been using electrical tape (the black smooth stuff) to cover my moleskin and it works like a charm. The tape is soft enough that it doesn’t ‘cut into’ my skin and not too sticky so it removes easy. I put the moleskin over the blister prone area (with a circle cut out for the blister) and then I put some electrical tape across it to hold it in. Since I have been doing this, I have had no pain or new blisters. The only problem is Eric keeps asking where his tape is…..lol!

The workout:

  • Outdoor run
  • Duration: 49:30mins
  • Distance: 5 miles
  • max heart rate: 166 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 147 bpm
  • Pace: 9:57 min/mile

Then I came in and did circuit 1 from Level 3 of the Shred!

  • Duration: 8 mins
  • Max heart rate: 140 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 116 bpm

Eric said yesterday that he notices that my body has toned up since I have been doing strength training on a regular basis- sweet! It makes me want to stick with it. It just goes to show that even just 5 minutes a day makes huge changes.

I feel so happy after this workout! The endorphins are cranking through my system. I feel a lot better today. I had some of my new liquid garlic (I actually doubled my dose yesterday) and it all but took my cold symptoms away! Truly amazing stuff! I slept straight through the night last night and just feel like myself again.

Off to bake + clean + laundry!

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Moran (The Running Addict) May 23, 2009

WOW that salad looks SO good!

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Help Meghan Run May 23, 2009

That is a *monster* salad! :) Looks great, though, perfect post-workout fuel. Good luck with the baking today…can’t wait to see what you come up with!

www. HelpMeghanRun .com

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Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 23, 2009

amazing salad!!!! love it!!

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Heather May 23, 2009

Awesome salad Angela! Definitely a HOT one!

And that green monster looks lovely as always! I am in LOVE with adding almond butter to my smoothies. Probably one of my favorite ingredients. Quick question… I seem to get soar throats after drinking my green smoothies, regardless of the ingredients. Do you have any idea why that would be?

Sore throats?? That one stumped me!! Umm…my only guess is that you might be allergic to something in the GM? OR…maybe the ground flax is scratching your throat? ~A

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Ellen @ Peace in Motion May 23, 2009

That is a salad for champions! looks delicious. Yogi tea quotes are so wonderful. They never cease to make me think positively :)

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TorontoGirloutWest May 23, 2009

Congrats on the wonderful run today! And the salad looks DELISH!!!!!!!!

I’m thinking today will be a huge salad day for me too! :)

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julie May 23, 2009

i love love loveeeeeee putting salsa on my salad :) ESPECIALLY Santa Barbara’s Mango Salsa! SO good!

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Christina May 23, 2009

wow, one word for that salad… amazing!

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Anou May 23, 2009

I need to try these green monsters but I dont have a blender :(. You just made me think of something by mentioning the knee pain you used to have. As a personal trainer I just want to stress the importance of having some recovery workouts incorporated in your routine. Use the foam roller!! Alot of people complain of knee pain when its often caused by tension in the quadriceps. Stretching alone wont help release these “knots”, but the foam roller does wonders for that. Thats why I balance intense workouts with recovery days of light cardio, core work, and some foam roller quality time hehe. A tennis ball also works for tensions in the hamstrings which are harder to get to with the roller. Just thought I would share. Have a great weekend !

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Bec May 23, 2009

now thats a salad!

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e May 23, 2009

ange~ what brand of liquid garlic are you using? How much are you taking now that you ‘doubled it’? How are you taking it ~ straight of the spoon? blended in your monster? Mixed w/something?

Anou ~ how exactly are you using the tennis balls?

Donuts look awesome. Hope you eventually ship to the US

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Eri May 23, 2009

i have a question about green monsters.
I have been wanting to try one.

I have baby spinach and banana. but I couldnt find almond breeze at the store. so do you think any of th following would work:
vanilla yogurt
more ice
pom juice
orange juice
regular milk??

lol thats the only things i think i have liquidly-wise.

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Leah @ Simply fabulous now May 24, 2009

haha glad I could be of some inspiration! I love coming up with different combos of salads. I’ll be using chickpeas today I think, or sometime this week!

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hmc May 25, 2009

I JUST MADE THIS SALAD AND IT IS THE MOST DELICIOUS THING EVER!!! You have to try it! So good, so healthy!

http://www.canadianliving.com/food/quick_and_easy/black_bean_avocado_salad.php

By the way, I have never tried a Canadian Living recipe that hasn’t been great. Great magazine.

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