rain rain, go away

It was an awful day outside today!  The rain and the time change really screwed me up this morning.  I had so much trouble getting out of bed.

When, I finally did – I made a glorious smoothie, which was so much tastier than my last mix.

Chocolate Strawberry-Banana Super Smoothie

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 scoops chocolate Amazing Grass (for some greens!)
  • 2 tbsp hemp protein powder
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (they make the smoothie so thick!)
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp maca (see below)

It was awesome.

I decided to purchase some Maca Powder over the weekend because I have heard such great things about it.  I make smoothies all the time, so it is perfect to add to them.

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Maca is a plant with a radish-like route that is ground up into a powder.  It helps rebuild a weak immune system and remineralize poorly nourished bodies.  Maca is also known to increase one’s energy levels and endurance, as well as combat fatigue.  It is a great powder to throw into a smoothie, mix into oatmeal or sprinkle on toast before an endurance event (like a half marathon!).  It has a nutty, slightly earthy taste, but added to my smoothie I could not taste anything.  For more information, check out this website.

I woke up this morning exhausted from our weekend, but after adding some Maca to my morning smoothie, I actually felt re-energized!  Plus, I need to make sure that I do not get sick this week, so Maca will help to keep my immune system in check.

A few hours later, I felt like some toast.  So, I had a slice of my Cherry, Peach Hog Heaven bread with Raspberry Crofter’s Jam.

I love all of the chunks of nuts and dried fruits in this bread.  It is so good!

Definitely check out When Pig’s Fly!

Lunch was on the weak side today, since we had no time for grocery shopping yesterday.

Siggis Pomegranate & Passion Fruit yogurt with ground flax and homemade granola.

Along with some plantain chips and dried (unsweetened) pears.

We went to a fun potluck dinner tonight at a friend’s house.  They made the main dish, we brought the salad and other friends brought dessert.

The main course was a white fish with tomatoes and feta.  It was delicious!  Thanks John. 🙂  Along with the fish, we had couscous, salad and Flax Oat Bran Bread from Great Harvest.

For dessert we had strawberries and blueberries marinated in Grand Marnier – so good (but, no photo).

Delicious meal with friends.  Time for bed!

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