I swear, I could eat the whole batch of superfood cookies that I made yesterday, they are so chewy and delicious! Ahem…anyway. I hope everyone is doing well on this Tuesday evening.
Last night after participating in a tweet up for foodbuzz, I was motivated to make a breakfast cookie to have for breakfast this morning. I also wanted to try my new protein powder. Here’s the cookie!
I threw in…
- 3/4 cup of oats
- 1/2 mashed banana
- 2 tbsp of unsweetened almond breeze
- 1 tbsp of almond butter
- 1 tsp of chocolate rice protein powder
- 1 sprinkle of dark chocolate chips
It was bit too wet, probably because I usually use 1/2 cup of oats instead of 3/4 cup.
Along with my cookie, I had a chocolate protein smoothie!
It looks a bit like mud, huh? I put about a cup of almond milk into the blender, along with a handful of frozen mangoes and pineapples, 1/2 tsp of maca powder and 1 scoop of the protein powder. Apparently, 1 scoop is WAY too much, because it tasted SO gritty! I couldn’t even taste the fruit!!! It didn’t taste horrible, but I guess I just have to get used to the texture. I’m going to experiment with this powder to get it to taste just right. At least it was FILLING!
My morning snack today wasn’t too interesting…some strawberry Chobani with some chia seeds sprinkled on top. They had no flavor, but tasted like I put some poppy seeds into my yogurt.
Before I actually ate lunch I went for an easy four mile run on my lunch break. I did four miles in about 38 minutes. It was hot and I was pretty tired by the end.
- Total distance: 4.0
- Total time: 38:03
- Mile 1: 9:53
- Mile 2: 9:08
- Mile 3: 9:18
- Mile 4: 9:42
- Average Pace: 9:35/mi
- Calories Burned: 482
After my run I came back to a HUGE salad with lots of veggies!! It was quite refreshing.
I also had two of my superfood cookies!
These are not going to last very long…
So after work my friend Lyndsay and I headed to the Honest Weight Food Co-Op for some shopping!
I picked up a couple of random things…
- Coconut water
- Fage 2% Greek Yogurt with Cherry
- Amy’s organic tomato bisque
- Honest Tea “Just Green Tea”
- So Delicious Chocolate Non Dairy Ice Cream
- Boca Vegan Burgers
- Organic Frozen Sweet Cherries
I got the avocado because I had tons of left over cilantro and wanted to make some more guiltless guac..however..I didn’t have the white beans, so I substituted red beans and it came out looking like a mixture of green and red guacamole. Ha!
I also made a quick refried bean, mushroom and cheese quesadilla for dinner. Along with the mutlicolored guac and some peach mango salsa!
It tastes so unhealthy, but it really isn’t! The tortilla is high in fiber and low in calories (only 80 in that huge thing), the refried beans are a great source of fiber and are fat free, the cheese I used is made with 2% milk. It was a very satisfying and healthy dinner. For dessert I had some more cookies, and limited myself to only two.
I was also in the mood for more exercise tonight, so I popped in Jillian’s Yoga Meltdown, but this time I did Level 2. It was WAY much harder than Level 1! I hope I can walk tomorrow! It incorporated much more ab work! AND the dreaded CRANE POSE!!! I tried this pose last night doing some Namaste Yoga, and let me tell you…it was impossible!! I could NOT hold myself up. I think I have zero upper body strength. It looks like I have a new summer goal: complete the killer crane pose and be able to hold it for five seconds. Think I can do it?