Happy Friday of the long weekend!!! Wow, this week FLEW by didn’t it???
As promised here is what I ate on Thursday…
What I ate: Day 3
The mornings have been so cold here lately and I have had such a chill until about 2pm. I wanted something very hot to warm me up and this seemed like it would fit the bill. :)
Don’t Get [A] Cold Green Monster
- 3 organic kale leaves, microwaved 120 secs. in water
- 1.5 cups water
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 T lemon juice
- 3 small organic carrots
- 1/2 organic tomato
- Squirt Kyolic Garlic extract
- Pinch ground ginger (wished I had fresh)
- Scoop Manitoba Harvest Protein Powder
- 1 T chia seeds
- Black pepper
Directions: Blend all ingredients together. Microwave for about 90 seconds on high. Stir to distribute heat evenly and carefully test the temperature. Enjoy with a spoon!
I came fairly close to replicating what Fresh makes although this is a GM and not a juice.
My advice is to not look down if you make one of these because it ain’t pretty (especially first thing in the morning). I am definitely going to experiment with lots of hot green monsters this winter! They are so much fun.
Mid-morning Snack: 10:30am
I had some tea (fennel + green tea) and a small cup of Flax Plus cereal with hemp milk for my snack.
You may have noticed that I have been using tea bags again. Well, that is because my beloved loose leaf Japanese Sencha tea cannot be found anywhere near where I live. I have checked 4 grocery stores or more! I bought my loose leaf in the Asian section at Loblaws when I lived in Toronto, but the Loblaws around here don’t have the same Asian sections. :( I hope I find some asap. It is my fav! Tea bags just aren’t the same in terms of strength. I love my sencha very, very strong!
Lunch was very late again yesterday because I got caught up in paper work and receipt tracking…
I also spent a good portion of the day speaking with the tax agency, co-op vendor, and also baking an order of Endure Glo Bars (my favourite flavour!) + shipping.
The day flew by!
I mixed up some of the same Sweet and Sour Brown Rice and Chickpea Faux Casserole from the other night and threw it into a pita with soy yogurt.
It was delicious, but unfortunately lasted about 1 minute. ;)
I was going to eat this apple, but then I thought to myself. That is a bit boring to write about.
So Mr. Green Apple went from this…
into something fabulous…
Power Me Up Apple Crisp
- 1 granny smith, diced
- 1/2-1 t cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Glug or two of Almond milk
- 1/2 cup Glo-nola
Directions: Mix first 4 ingredients together and microwave for 60-90 seconds. Stir. Add Glo-nola, stir, and serve.
This apple crisp took literally 3 minutes to make and it was sooo gooey and delicious! Normally, I would add sugar to my apple crisps but this didn’t need it at all. The almond milk was key- it really made a gooey sauce that tasted much more decadent than it really was.
This lunch held me over a good 4.5 hours!
Late afternoon Snack: 6:30pm
Delicious Mary’s Crackers
I dug deep into my cupboards and discovered that I had this:
Can you believe I have never made Tabouli before? I’m sure the pre-packaged stuff doesn’t come close to homemade, but I figured I would give it a shot. I made mine healthier by using just 1 T of Olive Oil instead of the suggested 1/3 cup.
I have seen the lettuce wraps all over the blogs lately and I have been meaning to make one for a while.
The Tabouli was a bit plain and dull tasting on its’ own, so I spiced up the wraps with some minced garlic, lemon juice, balsamic vinaigrette, salsa, and soy yogurt. Much better!
These wraps gave me a Mexican Fiesta in my mouth! Super fun!!!
I also broke out the Christmas Mug for the first time in a while:
Christmas is right around the corner…hahaha!
I had a Fennel tea. I love this tea now.
I also had 8 Dar-Vida crackers for my grains (gotta have the grains!)
Dessert was a Spirit Glo Bar right out of the freezer. This was the first time I have had a frozen Glo Bar and I LOVED it.
It was really chewy and took a long time to eat. Yum!
Around 11:30pm Eric and I were starving. I had my go-to emergency snack:
Late night snack:
1 English cuke + Balsamic dressing
I always say this snack is like eating crunchy water. Very light and refreshing.
This afternoon, I will be telling you all about a fun chia seed giveaway, my next waffle experiment, and show you how I am saving 2 hours a week with a new gadget I am in love with.
Enjoy your Friday!
I’m off to enter in receipts for most of the morning and then squeeze in a run over my lunch break.
Love. To. Run.
“My decision to run my first marathon was very deliberate. After I made the commitment, I discovered I was being guided by an inside force that I never knew existed. When things got tough, I tapped into this force. I know now that I’ll get through whatever life puts in my path.” ~Cindy Pepler, Seattle (from Marathon book)