pumpkin pie, coconut water & stuffed peppers!

Coconut Water

I was up super early for a run this morning before work – 10 mile tempo run.  It is one of the few longer runs I have left for this training and I am psyched!  I am definitely going to miss being on a strict schedule (because I like to be on a schedule!), but it will be nice to take a few mornings off when I feel like it :-).

I am usually famished after these 10 mile runs, but before snacking I love to sip on my coconut water while I get ready for work.  I only recently discovered coconut water after I was trying to find a replacement to Gatorade.  I would rather drink something more natural, and I do not love the taste of Gatorade, but I know that I need the salt and electrolytes to replenish after the run!  I have heard such mixed reviews about the water, but personally I love it, especially when it is cold.  It doesn’t have much of a coconutty flavor, but you can taste a hint of it.  I have tried a few brands, but my absolute favorite is ONE!

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Yummy Coconut Water!

I had some extra time today, so I searched for articles about coconut water and found this great one that highlights all of it’s great benefits!  Check it out here.  And, some benefits from the article listed below:

  1. Keep the body cool and at the proper temperature.
  2. Orally re-hydrate your body, it is an all natural isotonic beverage.
  3. Carry nutrients and oxygen to cells.
  4. Naturally replenish your body’s fluids after exercising.
  5. Raise your metabolism.
  6. Promote weight loss.
  7. Boost your immune system.
  8. Detoxify and fight viruses.
  9. Cleanse your digestive tract.
  10. Control diabetes.
  11. Aid your body in fighting viruses that cause the flu, herpes, and AIDS.
  12. Balance your PH and reduce risk of cancer.
  13. Treat kidney and urethral stones.
  14. Boost poor circulation.

I didn’t even know it had all of these benefits when I started drinking it, but it looks like it’s worth it for me :-)!

 

Pumpkin Pie

I guess my post for the day is a little random, but I was very excited to try out this new Seasonal Flavor yogurt from Stonyfield today!  I love the fall, and it is just not complete without some pumpkin pie!!  I decided that it would be my dessert after lunch, so I scarfed down my lunch in order to try it.

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Stonyfield Pumpkin Pie

Well, I was very disapointed :-(.  I thought that it tasted a little artifical and more spicey than pumpkiny and I was bummed…and felt a little silly for going balistic when I saw it at whole foods last weekend.  Oh well, live and learn.  🙂  Normally, I love Stonyfield Yogurt, so don’t get me wrong.  Their summer yogurt was strawberry lemonade and was delicious…and their Banilla (banana + vanilla) is to die for, especially in smoothies!

 

Stuffed Peppers

Dinner tonight was stuffed peppers from Everyday Food Magazine.  It was a new recipe for us, and I was so excited!!  They came out absolutely delicious and had so much flavor.  In fact, they were so good that we ate too fast before I could snap a picture!  We substituted cheddar for the provolone since that is what we had in the house.  A definite must try!

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Stuffed Pepper Recipe

Goodnight!

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  1. […] of water, but also try to drink some kind of sports drink as well.  My sports drink of choice?  Coconut water!  As you know from reading my blog, I am not in to the artificial sports drinks out there.  […]

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