Sometimes you wake up and consider devouring your kitchen. This was not good, since I was ready to do 35 minutes on the elliptical, and I couldn’t have a banana because of its binding agents! But I ended up powering through.
My stomach is still uncooperative, but I knew I had to eat something. I’ve been craving a smoothie because of the hot weather we’ve had, so I threw into the blender:
1 c Dole frozen cherries
1 handful baby spinach
2.5 tbsp Jarrow Brown Rice Chocolate Protein Powder
1 tbsp Whole Foods Medium Flaked Coconut
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 c Silk Almond Milk
This is the first time I’ve had the Silk brand almond milk. It’s the same nutritionals as the Original Almond Milk, so I figured I’d give it a shot. It is amazing! Creamy and sweet. I’ll definitely be buying this again. This smoothie was one of my best. The addition of the cocoa powder gave it a richness that my other smoothies sometimes lack. If you haven’t tried adding spinach to a smoothie, do it! It’s definitely not as bad as you think. You can’t even taste it. If you could, there’s no way I’d consistently throw a handful in there.
I paired my Brown Cherry Monster with a Thomas English Muffin with a smear of Smart Balance Light and Stonewall Farms Caramel Apple Butter. They just put these in stock at my grocery store and I had to snap it up! I love apple butter so, so much, and the caramel added a luxurious touch. It took all of my willpower to put the jar back in the fridge and not just scarf the entire thing.
Perfect recovery breakfast. I just hope it’ll hold me over until lunchtime…my gut doesn’t want any more food for a while! 🙂
Off to work, where I’ll order food from the restaurant menu. I’ll probably post tonight about how to stay healthy when you work in a place that serves deep-fried clams and cheesesteaks!