Morning, everyone! So if yesterday's recap was the 'devil' on my shoulder, today's post is definitely the angel. And before I go any further, I have to give all the credit in the world for the Edofood pics to my friend & fellow yogi classmate, Chris! I was wayyyy to hungry/exhausted and/or both at any given meal time to grab my camera, so I repeatedly told her I was stealing all of her picturesJ Thankfully, she's a doll & sent them all to me yesterday to share with you guys. Thanks a zillion CHRIS!!!!!!!
And of course, all of the credit for the goodies goes to Ricky & Jen from EdoFoods for keeping us SO WELL FED this entire weekend. Starting with the green juice snack on Saturday morning...
I have been wanting to try green juice for ages (but how bout the prices on those things, huh??) and I'll admit, I was a bit timid seeing the ingredients list:
But oh man...with a nod to Cinco de Mayo, Ricky & Jen made an entire weekend menu of fiesta eats, kicking off with this Mojito version of green juice. Sweet, tangy and just oh-so-refreshing, all the green veggies are masked by the sweet, mint, lemon & lime flavor. A refreshing way to kick off the day...or to end it with donuts.
Next up for lunch was a salad with black beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, chayote in a creamy vegan chipotle dressing...
And THE cutest & most unexpected side: Mexican street corn complete with vegan cheese, lime & cayenne...YUM!
And, OK, this was SUPPOSED to be our afternoon snack....but I have to admit I had this devoured to mere crumbs by 10am. Jen whipped us up a "Horchita," a muffin combo of Horchata flavors with CHIA = Horchita. How cute & clever is she??
This dense, sweet, coconut-y muffin was SOGOOD, I went back and had another on Sunday cause I couldn't stop thinking about how perfect these little nuggets were. ALL THE YUM. (ps-still owe you guys $2 for the extra muffinJ)
And Sunday was another display of fresh & delicious, with a mango snack dusted with lime & chipotle...
And a FILLING and delicious 'burrito bowl' for lunch on Sunday with black beans, brown rice, peppers & onions, spinach, pico de gallo, vegan sour cream and chicken (for us meat-eaters) or plantains (for the veggie headsJ) I had the chicken but I heard the plantains were crazy good. Either way, so delicious and fresh all around.
And, hahahahahaha, I guess we were ALL too beat to take a picture of our final treat on Sunday afternoon: AVOCADO FUDGE. A picture wouldn't have done it's rich & decadent self justice anyway. It was just the perfect little bite to wrap up a VERYYYYYY long & exhausting, but wonderful weekend. This one just also happened to involve our 'practice teach' on Saturday and after climbing into bed on Saturday night did I realize we all had taken 4-5 HOURS worth of yoga classes in one day. PHEW! Let's just say the avocado fudge was very welcome after ALLTHEYOGA. THANKS AGAIN TO EDOFOODS for a spectacular spread for our exhausted soulsJ
And that brings us to Monday and back to the Bikini Series. I obviously didn't have too much time to food prep over the weekend, but thankfully we had enough 'good stuff' hangin around to keep it together for a 'Tone it up approved day'...
Breakfast: Pina Colada Smoothie
EXACTLY what I was wishing for on the HOT morning that was yesterday (Hey Spring, where'd ya go???)
Snack: 1/2 whole wheat pita with hummus & spinach
Lunch: Coconut Almond milk yogurt + 1 diced peach + 2 tablespoons toasted walnuts + cinnamon & unsweetened coconut
Snack: 2 carrot cake protein bites
Dinner: Santorini Salad
Kristin's recipe for this shrimp, crispy chickpea, feta salad coated with a cucumber/basil/Greek yogurt dressing looked soooo cool & refreshing, I actually COULD. NOT. WAIT to have this salad for dinner. My only problem?? I halved the recipe for all the ingredients...except the garlic in the dressing. And as much as I love garlic, a FULL CLOVE of RAW in salad dressing may have been a bit ambitious and it kinda muted all the rest of the flavors since it was SOOOOOOOO POTENT. Oh well, the salad was so yummy & cool, I'll definitely be making it again: Proper garlic amounts on order!J
And, yep, I actually GOT DRESSED to go to the gym...got to the car and realized it was slightly painful even to GET IN THE CAR (ummm...did I mention 5+ hours of yoga over the weekend??), that I turned right around and headed back in the house. And even when I went to get up & get in my quick arms & squats workout, I just felt TOOOOOO WORN OUT to get to it. No regrets! The ole' bod needed rest yesterday and that's just what it gotJ
But I can already vouch I was back at it this morning and ready to start another healthy day. Hope you enjoyed the healthier recap & have a great Tuesday, everyone!J