I love the beginning of the week and the month for many reasons, but yesterday was exceptional! I wish I’d posted about it last night but I ended up falling asleep on the couch before 9:00 🙂
I started the day off with a delicious green smoothie. This combo contained: 1 cup plain soymilk, 3 cups of spinach, 1 frozen banana, and a generous tablespoon of peanut butter.
A few weeks ago, Heather shared with me that she has made smoothies in her food processor before and had them turn out okay.
My blender is giving me trouble, so I gave the food processor a shot today.
It took a little bit longer for all the spinach to blend, but it didn’t get stuck and I didn’t have to add water to get it to start blending again. Success!
Mid-morning, I had some black coffee and nuts. Then I went to my Pound for Pound weigh in and got some measurements done too!
Lunch was leftover baked tofu that I made on Sunday night (just sprinkled on garlic powder, curry powder and sesame seeds) with some cauliflower that I roasted in the oven (sprayed with cooking spray, salt and pepper).
Oh yeah and a slice of whole wheat toast 🙂 I think this was even better leftover than it was the night before!
Later in the day, I started to get a sore throat (pretty sure it’s the constantly changing weather), and you know how it is when water just doesn’t feel good? I got the only other option I had (I was too warm to drink tea!).
I’m still doing good only having these once a week. Any more and I just feel “weird” and if I ever drink more than one in a day, my stomach hurts. I really need to just give them up already.
I snacked on some yogurt before my awesome 6-mile run after work!
Then I re-hyrated with some Powerade Zero.
This is definitely not my first choice, since it contains sucralose (aka Splenda), but I suppose it’s better than real Powerade with contains HFCS.
I’m just trying a few different things out to see how they work with my body. I’m definitely going to try coconut water next, per your all’s recommendations!
For dinner, I made Barilla whole grain spaghetti with a garden combination sauce. I added in my own red onion, green & red peppers, plus a Boca vegan burger for some protein.
After my dinner settled, I was doing some house work when the hunger monster struck, also known as my 6 mile run catching up with me! So I ate some of my favorite stuff in the world 😉
One slice of whole wheat toast with PB & chocolate chips.
Then 1/4 cup oatmeal with more PB & chocolate chips. This did the trick. I swear nothing fills my stomach or “sticks to my ribs” quite like oatmeal!
And yes, I stopped eating by 9:00. It helps that I got full and comfortable, then fell asleep on the couch!
How was your Monday? Any goals for the month of March?