The husband didn’t feel like P90X today, so I decided to run instead. I managed 3.5 miles at a slow pace; not bad for post-alcohol. Post-run I made lunch:
Cereal (what else?) – 1 cup Kashi Go Lean, 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s O’s, 1 cup 1% kefir, and 1/2 oz almonds…
….and some fresh pineapple. I planned on this being my entire lunch, but I was still hungry 30 minutes later.
I decided a Banana Smoothie would hit the spot. It contained 1 scoop Unjury unflavored protein powder, 4 oz unsweetened Almond Breeze, frozen medium banana, and 1/2 packet of PureVia (leftover free samples). It tasted like ice cream with the added stevia! 🙂
Obviously (if you read my earlier post), my afternoon was spent baking zucchini bread/muffins. I had 1/2 of the following muffin and might have licked a spoonful of batter.
I also made some dark chocolate chip oatmeal cookies for Wednesday’s bible study group.
I let these cook for too long, so the bottoms burnt…boo. I couldn’t resist trying one, so I took this one with the ooey-gooey Ghirardelli:
Burnt bottoms aside, it was delish!
The cookies used the last of my oats, so I made a trip to Healthy Home Market for some bulk bin goodies – wheatberries, oat bran, rolled oats, and cashews. I wanted to try my hand at some homemade cashew butter:
6 oz cashew pieces into the mini food processor
5 minutes later
10 minutes later
I thought my poor processor was going to overheat, but it’s still alive. I sampled a Tbsp to make sure it was edible – and oooh buddy, it’s edible alright! Can’t wait to use this stuff over the next week! After all my “samplings” this afternoon, I decided my 30 minute run wasn’t going to cut it. I hopped on the elliptical for 45 minutes and then showered. By 7, I still wasn’t hungry but didn’t want delay dinner much longer. I settled on another banana smoothie (unpictured, since it’s the exact same as earlier) and a plate of leftover grilled tinfoil veggies with Parmesan cheese:
YUM YUM – the Parmesan makes this dish!
Now it’s time for some relaxing with the husband. Hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th weekend! 🙂