For some reason this post didn’t go through this morning…
Good morning, everyone! Ready for Tuesday? I pressed snooze one too many times this morning, so I’m a little less prepared than I would have liked, but you can’t win ’em all.
Yesterday, first thing in the morning, I popped a square of Amadei’s 70% Toscano Black chocolate.
This is apparently the way chocolate “should” be eaten, and I agree… having chocolate in the morning made me feel like a queen!
In terms of real “breakfast” food, I decided to break into my new stash of Amazing Grass. From the reviews I’ve read by other bloggers, the Grass can be a bit… strong, on its own, upon first taste. I decided to play it safe and blended the Berry Green Superfood flavor with water and a banana.
Upon first taste, it was a little thin, so I added a scoop of chunky peanut butter.
It was perfect! I took my green smoothie outside, to enjoy it in its natural habitat 🙂
After breakfast, I hit the books for a few hours before work. In the middle of my reading, I shared an apple with my interim boyfriend, Monster.
When I work, I try to keep myself on track and away from distractions the same way I do when I run. “In fifty pages I can have a snack…. When I get to the next chapter I can check my email….” (“In two minutes I can walk for thirty seconds…”) When I could stand my hunger no longer, I broke for lunch.
I’ve had this package of Fantastic World Foods Spicy Thai Vegetarian Soup for-EVAH. I bought it when I was still in school and have seriously carted it all over the place, thinking it would make a good, quick meal. I even brought it with me to the Summit! (Sounds like a security blanket, hmm?)
I’m not a huge fan of packaged noodle soups, but these noodles are baked, not deep-fried, unlike conventional ramen soups. The nutritional profile is pretty good, too, and the ingredient list is short and comprehensive.
I bulked up the meal, making it LVP-friendly.
I took advantage of my leftover steamed kale and GC-tofu and stirred them into the soup.
Not bad! It did need a little more flavor, however, so I added some miso paste, Bragg’s, and Sriracha. Noodle-slurping good 🙂
Dessert was something really special. I’ve been meaning to make Gena’s Lemon Chiffon pudding for a week, and I thought I deserved to have it on a Monday. It was so, so good. Who would have thought avocado would make a good dessert? The lady’s a genius.
During work, I had an Amazing Grass Organic Green SuperFood Whole Food Energy Bar.
I reviewed this bar way back when, and still enjoyed it. I liked it more with every bite! I was paranoid that it was getting stuck in my teeth, though, so it took me over an hour to eat so I wouldn’t humiliate myself in front of the customers!
Ramón was in a ridiculously good mood yesterday, and said we could have whatever we wanted to eat! I went with the special salad (mixed greens, a sliver of avocado, apple, tomato, walnuts, and goat cheese), topped with…
GRILLED SHRIMP! I was a happy girl.
I stopped at a new frozen yogurt place, Yogurt Station (one of FOUR fro-yo places on St. Mark’s) and got a huge cup of nonfat peanut butter, chocolate, cake batter, and green tea. I went a little crazy with the toppings and added mango, mochi, Heath bar, and a chocolate-covered pretzel.
All that for $3.73! A gal’s gotta treat herself sometimes.
Have a great day!