Today I woke up and it was all sunshiny, so I finally got to get out and walk again. We have been pounded with rain all week. I'm talking non-stop, all day rain...in the desert. By midweek, we had as much rain in a few days as we had all last year! Of course, there is no drainage system here so streets were getting flooded and there were a lot of road closures. Anyway. So glad the sun has returned.
This week was pretty good as it applies to food and exercise. I managed to do more intense workouts since I couldn't get out and walk, and I incorporated more fresh food into my diet. I also discovered the joys of the coconut, cardamom, and dried cherry combo.
Irish breakfast tea w/ sugar and vanilla hazelnut rice milk
tofu omelet w/ meximeat, gluten free queso, avocado, and tomato
red beans and rice
red beans and rice w/ gluten free queso
rice cereal w/ coconut, cinnamon, dried cherries, and almond milk
yumberry & black currant herbal tea w/ cinnamon and almond milk
36 oz water
: 20 min walk, 30+ min cardio kickboxing, pilates, and yoga
red beans and rice w/ gluten free queso and romaine & orange salad w/ poppy seeds
rice cereal w/ dried cherries, cardamom, coconut and almond milk
cinnamon cardamom herbal tea
tofu omelet w/ meximeat and gluten free queso
Irish breakfast tea w/ sugar and almond milk
red beans and rice w/ gluten free queso and romaine salad w/ blood orange and poppy seed
baked sweet potato w/ chili and gluten free queso and romaine salad w/ catalina drizzle
EXERCISE: 30 min cardio kickboxing
Yesterday was my completion of the medical front office program so my class celebrated. I ate some coffeecake (Vegan Brunch). I also went to a buffet with the women of my internship. But it was a celebration! I did really well I think...considering.
rice cereal, coconut, dried cherries, cardamom, and almond milk
serving of chili limon potato chips, 2 jam swirl east coast coffeecake squares
casino buffet: salad (romaine, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, black olives and Italian dressing), fruit salad, 2 mini veg spring rolls w/ sweet chili sauce, fresh strawberries, spanish rice, slice of blueberry pie
chili w/ avocado
52 oz water
Now for that smoothie. Usually when I make green smoothies, I just throw stuff into the blender and hope for the best. Sometimes I end up with some truly foul tasting things. But this was AWESOME. Uh, measurements are guesstimates.
pear-parsley green smoothie
Pear-Parsley Green Smoothie
2 cups filtered water
1 very ripe anjou pear, cored and roughly chopped
2 tbsp raw walnuts
2 tbsp raw cashews
2-3 tbsp ground flax seed
giant handful of flat leaf parsley
Combine everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
*If it's not sweet enough for you, just add more dates.