Good morning, friends! How are you this fine Thursday morning? I’m not going to lie… I’m a little sleepy and would love to go back to bed! However, I think it’ll be better for my body and soul if I get my tuchus into the city for yoga. I haven’t been to a class in so long!
Speaking of body and soul, yesterday I made an awesome breakfast that was inspired by Body + Soul magazine. I was craving an interesting eggy breakfast, so I steamed up some kale. Then I poached a whole egg in the same water I cooked the cake in, to lock in some nutrients.
On an Ezekiel English muffin, I layered cottage cheese, the kale, egg, and tomatoes, and sprinkled it with a generous helping of chili flakes.
I also had an apple.
Delicious breakfast! Egg whites are good too, but it’s nice to have some yolk every once in a while.
After digesting a little, I went on a quick run, showered, and went to Brooklyn to meet my dad for lunch. He took me straight to Perelandra, a health food store by his office.
We both got carrot/apple/beet/ginger juices. Like father, like daughter!
My dad just got back from an intense bike trip in the Alpes that basically mimics the Tour de France, going over 100 km/ day. Is he a rockstar or what?!
At Perelandra, there was a sample station set up for Counter Culture Coffee.
I had a shot glass-size serving of their Finca Nueva Armenia, a Guatemalan direct trade variety with chocolate notes. Mmm! Might have to get off the Folgers.
After leaving Perelandra, my dad and I went to Iron Chef House, a restaurant with one of the best sushi deals I have ever seen. It’s also mighty good! My entrée came with miso soup (ate all) and salad (ate half)…
I ordered the sashimi plate. It has been so long since I’ve had sushi, and this really hit the spot! My dad and I exchanged pieces… I kept the white tuna for myself, though 😀
After lunch, my dad had to get back to work, so I went to the bookstore to lust kill some time before work.
On the way to the restaurant, I got my hands all sticky by eating this juicy black plum that my dad wanted me to try. It was worth it!
At work, I snacked on a pack of cashews from Oh Nuts and Amazing Grass blended with 1/2 banana and a little coffee. These were the best snacks! The Oh Nuts guys put these cashews in a perfectly portioned bag, and the Amazing Grass really kept me going through work.
For dinner, I had a mixed green salad with walnuts, beets, tomatoes, and oranges. Mario, who makes the pizza, also saved me some Bufala mozzarella (my favorite!!!) so I plopped it on top. Mmm!
I went out for drinks after work, and to be honest, my head has felt better! Hopefully yoga will do the trick. I really have to hustle, though… my goal was to already be out the door by now, and I’m not even dressed! Have a great day.