Tuesday, January 7, 2014

From cookies to kale...and back to cookies;)

Monday Recap:

8:00am:  Coffee with creamer

9:30am:  Breakfast- Kale Smoothie
So this was a first attempt at a kale smoothie in my new blender (I once tried to blend kale in my old 'lower speed' blender and oh God...it was horrible.  CHUNKS of kale...I'll leave it at that).  For this one, I whipped up:
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3-4 chunks of frozen pineapple
  • 5 green grapes
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 cup non fat yogurt
  • KALE
My Ninja still didn't make this as smoooooooooth as I had hoped (ONE DAY I'll get one of those REAL bad ass blendersJ), but it tasted fine enough, especially with all the sweetness from the fruit & honey.  If you want to try kale in your smoothie, this would be a good recipe to start.  Just like spinach, I SWEAR you CAN NOT taste it.  Pinky swear.

12:00pm:  Lunch- Olive hummus with 4 mini pitas

2:30pm:  Snack #1- Chai tea with honey & spiced latte creamer
Felt just a litttttllleee lousy yesterday afternoon (thanks to Katie's mini-ninja germs!), so hot tea hit the spot...especially with a little of that spiced creamerJ

3:30pm:  Snack #2- Wheat toast with butter & flax

5:30pm:  Dinner- Steak salad 
The only problem with this salad??  When I went to pull the new pack of arugula out of the fridge, we noticed nearly the entire thing was wilted & gross from too much moisture (BOO!).  So this salad is about 1 handful arugula topped with lots of:
  • Shredded red cabbage
  • Shredded carrots
  • Green onions
  • Leftover shredded steak (from the NYE sliders)
  • Feta
  • Slivered almonds
  • Craisins
You CAN still have salad even with hardly any lettuce!J  Just use what you haveJ

6:30-9:00pm:  Beginners Power & Gentle yoga
You coulda knocked off the word "beginners" in that first class...phew!  It was TOUGH last night!  I think we did at least 87 'chair poses.'  Anyone who decided to try out yoga for the first time last night just MAY have gotten frightened away if that was their first classJ  Thankfully gentle was muchhhhh more paced after all of that!

9:30pm:  Dessert
Yes, SUPER late but I was just DYING for something sweet in the form of.... 
I found these under my tree on Christmas morning, thanks to Santa & his traditional gift of a "Trader Joe's box" of goodiesJ  And after sampling them for the first time over the holidays, I promptly told Scott to HIDE THE BOX.  

But I dug em out of hiding last night to once again sample these crispy, delicate and sweet cookies.  2 = 180 calories.  I can handle that. 

Well, as I'm SURE you heard = It's COLD OUT around here.  Deep freeze cold, at that.  Might just have to turn the oven on to make a treat warm up the houseJ

Stay warm & have a good Tuesday!

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