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
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:
DICED SUMMER SQUASH
QUARTERED SWEET JERSEY GRAPE TOMATOES
THREE EARS OF SWEET CORN
How pretty are all those colors???
Along with all the veggies, I tossed in the leftover pulled Coffee & Garlic pork (about 1 pound)
...as 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!