green monster

I love this weather!  I would prefer a few degrees cooler, but I will take it.

I started yesterday with a Green Monster.  I have felt so dehydrated and tired the past few days, so I needed a pick me up.

Green Monster Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 frozen peach
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1.5 cups frozen spinach
  • 2 tbsp vanilla spice hemp protein powder
  • 1.5 cups water

Don’t you love the color?!

The fruit helps to mask the spinach taste.  I swear you can’t taste it!  But, the addition of spinach helps my body on so many levels.  I start my day off with some greens, and it helps my skin, hair, nails, etc become stronger and clearer.

For lunch, I had some more greens.

Whole wheat pita filled with kalamata hummus, tabouli, romaine, peppers, cucumers, tomatoes.

This was heard t o eat, but so good.  I prefer a light lunch on such a warm day.  Not everything fit into my pita, so I had the rest of the veggies on the side.

Yum!

I was snacky today, even though I didn’t feel hungry…lots of dried fruit later and I felt sick!

I tried to set out on a run after work, but it was just so hot that my body didn’t want to cooperate, so I went on a brisk 45 minute (3 mile) walk instead to get my legs moving.

We kept dinner simple by pulling out some frozen homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi.  It is days like today, when I am so happy I have something healthy and homemade to pull out of the freezer!

We cooked the gnocchi in boiling water for about 5 minutes, then sauteed it in a skillet with a little butter, maple syrup and dried thyme until a little brown.  Served over our farmer’s market Pea Shoots!

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Maple Butter sauce, Parmesan Cheese and Pea Shoots!

Mmmm…a delicious dinner!

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2 Responses

  1. Oh my goodness that dinner looks amazing and impressive!

  2. Glad you are having awesome weather! I know what you mean about keeping up…going away for a few days and my google reader is busting! 🙂

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