Breakfast: Bikini Series Avocado Mango Smoothie
This week's series smoothie du jour included mango, coconut water, lime, mint, protein powder and A WHOLE AVOCADO. I checked the recipe about 45 times to make sure it REALLY was for ONE serving. It was creamy, distinctively flavored like avocado (even though I thought it was going to be masked by the mango & protein powder) and HUGE! I thought I was going to be full for hours & hours with this but...
Snack: Apple & coconut bar
...snack time STILL came a-callin' about an hour & a half (and a trip to Trader Joe's) laterJ Homemade fruit crisps were on the menu this week....which sounded fun & yummy, EXCEPT that it involved the crisps cooking in a 250 degree oven for 2-3 hours. Maybe I'll give this a whirl in September/October, but in May??? I'd rather opt for one of these JUST FRUIT bars from Trader Joe's.
Lunch: Cheesecake Factory "Skinnylicious" Turkey, Bacon & Avocado sandwich with side salad
My Mom & I had taken Katie to run around the mall for a bit of the morning and when she suggested lunch, I AGAIN thought I was still too full from the smoothie (and now snack) that I didn't think I was really hungry. ...and then I ate that ENTIRE PLATEJ Good thing it was the Skinnylicious menu and we skipped all other variations of bread & dessertsJ Not to mention this sandwich and even the side salad are just SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD. Just a good idea if you want to switch it up from salad and keep your calories in-check.
Snack: MY FAVORITE THING AT THE MOMENT
Both were as SWEET AS CANDY! Be still my heart<3 p="">
Dinner: Lemon & garlic chicken & kale salad
Yesterday began hot & HUMID and as soon as I heard that forecast, my body just began craving SALAD left & right. Ironically enough, once my house was all stocked in arugula & kale, we left the mall and found the temperature had dropped nearly 20 degrees! Fun for Katie in a sleeveless short set & flip flops and me in a tank topJ Anywho...that was a long way of telling you how this dinner came on tap and even though it was quite chilly by dinner, it was still A-OK in our book, especially for its 20 minute cooking time. Lemon & garlic powder seared chicken over lemon/olive oil & Parmesan cheese massaged kale, this just felt CLEAN and right in order after an indulgent weekend.
Workout: Hatha Vinyasa Yoga
Made it out last night and am still hangin in my tougher classes. I woke up feeling AWESOME this morning and I'm not sure whether to credit the yoga OR the warm bath I took when I got homeJ Whatever it was...my muscles are hap, hap, happy todayJ
Well, as I sit here I can feel my hair promptly starting to frizz. It's overcast and chilly, but with that notable damp/humid air...ICK! At least after today, it's a forecast of mid-70s for the rest of the week. Phew....MUCH easier to breath in mid-70s at this momentJ heheheheh
Have a great Tuesday! (I just typed "Have a great weekend!" and then nearly cried from having to delete itJ Tells you where my mind is alreadyJ)3>