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juice & smoothies

It was really tough to get up this morning, but I made it to the gym for spinning class.  The spin instructor on Thursday mornings is awesome!  She really kicks everyone’s butt.  My legs are still shaking.  I made a big juice this morning to hold me over after the gym while I got ready for my day!

I added a whole lemon to the mix, so it basically tasted like fruit juice lemonade!

I also had some fruit to use up that was going bad, so I added the following:

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 huge carrot
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pair
  • 2 kiwis

It was good, but not the best – too much lemon!

After my juice settled, I dug into some oatmeal with Chia Seeds that I got from the local health food store yesterday.  Chia seeds are all the rage in the raw food world and on food blogs recently, so I had to try them out.

Chia seeds are are extremely high in Omega 3’s and are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  They can hold up to 10 times their weight in water, which makes them great for athletes to keep hydrated.

I added one tablespoon to my oats this morning.  It kind of ‘bulked up’ my oats.  The seeds didn’t really taste like anything to me, but i did notice that I was full faster than normal with my oats.  I also added 1/2 banana and a scoop of Nuttzo to my oats.  Nuttzo is delicious!

It is a nut butter that is loaded with organic peanuts, organic ground and whole flaxseeds, organic hazelnuts, organic cashews, organic almonds, organic brazil nuts and organic cashews.  All of my favorites ground into one nut butter!

I took some photos of my trip to the health food store yesterday.  It is such a fun store.  They have a whole aisle of bulk items, which are so much cheaper than normal!

They have nuts, seeds, beans, grains, etc.  It’s great!  I don’t go there for all of my groceries, just some specialty items.

  • Chia Seeds
  • Tahini
  • Raw Macademia Nuts
  • 2 Chocolate Bars

  • Ume Plum Vinegar
  • Dried Bananas, unsweetened
  • Dried Cranberries, unsweetened
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Date Sugar

  • Raw Revolution Bars

Lunch was a Mediterranean Veggie sandwich at Panera Bread sans onions and feta.  I have been starving today!  The Mediterranean Veggie is loaded with Zesty Peppadew™ piquant peppers, feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cilantro hummus on our Tomato Basil bread.

A few hours after lunch, I really wanted another snack, so I made a shake/smoothie.

Tropical Smoothie

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • scoop of coconut milk ice cream – this stuff is good!

And, stuffed peppers for dinner – cooked food!  Yay!



6 Responses

  1. lol… I love that the “tropical smoothie” is oozing over the side of the glass!

  2. I agree with Vic…hehe 🙂 That glass is cute!

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