Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer spin...

Wednesday Recap:

9:30am:  Breakfast- Smoothie Bowl
In the mix:
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 5 strawberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Topped with Coconut Butter & granola
Thus, bringing an end to my jar of ridiculously expensive coconut butter.  Me thinks a LASER FOCUSED trip to Whole Foods for a jar (and a purchase of NOTHING ELSE!) is in orderJ  If you haven't tried coconut butter in a smoothie, you MUST!  The crumbly butter hits the cold smoothie and makes for some  creamy/crunchy bits throughout.  You know me & texture, so this is a GREAT additionJ  (not to mention the fat from the butter helps your body absorb the vitamins & minerals from the fruit even better.  A WIN all the way aroundJ)

Morning Workout:  Power Yoga
A sweaty one...but one that went by WAY too quick!  I wanted this class to go on for at least another 2 hoursJ  Just too much funJ

1:00pm:  Lunch- Flax pancake with peanut butter & maple
I know...a little backwards, but nothing sounded like a better lunchJ

5:00pm:  Dinner- Summer Chili
Sure, we ate this firmly planted in front of the air conditioned, but I thought I gave this chili enough of a 'summer boast' to make it early August appropriateJ

Along with some sauteed diced red onion & garlic went:  



How pretty are all those colors???

Along with all the veggies, I tossed in the leftover pulled Coffee & Garlic pork (about 1 pound) well as a can of crushed tomatoes (+ 1/2 can of water), 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce (used my homemade coffee/garlic one) and a tablespoon each of Coffee/Garlic spice & chili powder.

Bring it all to a boil before letting it simmer for an hour or so.  Top with a little shredded cheese and some roasted garlic sour cream!  Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Super tasty AND super healthy from the lean protein & all those beautiful veggies of the summer, this will be great to make as all these veggies remain in abundance till mid-September...and hopefully, by then, air conditioning will NOT be a required stapleJ hahahahahah

Evening Workout:  Body Jam
New release for me, so I spent most of the class trying to pick up all the choreo & combinations of this intricate one, which I LOVEEEEDDDDDD!!!  Not to mention, even doing this workout in 'half-speed,' left me completely EXHAUSTED.  Already can't wait till next week when I'll know the steps better and will REALLY be able to dance it out.  

8:00pm:  Dessert- 1/2 cup chocolate milk
Chocolate milk is supposed to be one of THE best foods to have 'post workout,' because it helps with muscle recovery & regained energy.   Oh yeah...and I just happened to reallyreallyreallyreally love chocolate milk and never mind an excuse to have it in MODERATE portions (keep an eye on serving size & nutrition labels though!  Even reduced fat is high in calories.  1 cup of this brand is 170 calories & 24 grams of sugar)  Proceed with caution, BUT at least you get some 'body benefits' in this splurgeJ

OK...well, I must get back to attending to my Katie, who got a cold out of absolutly NO WHERE yesterday...and then proceeded to hand a little of it over to Scott, tooJ  At least she held out for his birthday...thanks, KatieJ

Have a good Thursday, all!

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