Another beautiful, sunny day! I knew immediately after waking up that I just had to go for at least a short morning run. Mom had asked me to go grocery shopping with her, and despite having already gone yesterday, I decided I would tag along. I just never turn down shopping, whether its for groceries or for clothes. Plus it makes for nice chatting time with mom, too…
Anyways, the plan was to leave at 10 to go shopping, so I decided I’d make time to get up, make a nice hearty breakfast, head out for a 2-mile run, shower, and be ready to go by 10. I also knew I’d need about an hour between breakfast and running to avoid any stomach cramps.
**Can you guys exercise right after eating, or do you require a little time in between too??
Breakfast was a spin-off from yesterday’s. I wanted to finish off the sweet potatoes, so it just seemd like the right thing to do.
Berry Sweet Potato Oat Cakes
This was the same as yesterday only I added in some nutmeg and about a cup’s worth of blueberries. I loved, loved, loved the addition of fruit, but a cup was a bit excessive. It added more moisture to the mix and made the final product much more doughy then yesterday’s. I kind of liked it that way. But if you want more of a pancake type of consistency, cut back on the milk or the blueberries, or add in a bit more flour.
And instead of walnuts, I subbed in a scoopful of pb.
I savored this home brewed iced coffee to-go. I felt very economical, making it myself. haha…We’re all out of soy, so I instead used 1/2 c. of regular low-fat milk with a tsp. of sugar for a bit of sweetness.
Breakfast held me over surprisingly well. I didn’t get the slightest hunger pang until well past noon. And even then I wasn’t overly hungry. I mostly wanted to eat lunch with the family before everyone had to leave for work, or appointments, etc.
So I made us all salads.
My mix consisted of:
- mesclun greens + a little spinach + a little green leef lettuce
- carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers
- red onions
- 3 green olives
- my regular dressing (1 tsp each of EVOO, balsamic vinegar, orange juice, and a little bit of garlic powder and mustard powder)
- 2 natures promise chicken slices
- 1/2 c. black beans
- a bit of fresh mozzarella
- a small handful of raisins
- and fresh blueberries!
…+ kashis too of course!
The star of the meal was the blueberries. So good!
Dessert…I do realize that I’m extremely repetitive in my dessert choices. I can’t help myself. This pair wins every time.
Check out this humungous head of kale that I bought at whole foods the other day!! It was only $1.99 so I of course had to pick up two! I figured for that price, may as well try it in place of spinach for my green monsters.
Ta-Daaa!! I think I may need a larger cup though?
This mix was made up of:
- 4 c. kale
- 1/2 c. soymilk
- 1/2 c. water
- 1 mango
- lots of ice cubes
I really enjoyed the mix. But Jenna on Eat, Live, Run was totally right when she said it was more green tasting. I could smell it before even taking a sip and knew it was going to be leaning towards tasting more like vegetables. Spinach doesn’t let you know it exists in the drink other then for its bold color…kale just wants to stand out and get some attention! My dad tried it and said it wasn’t as good as the others I had made with spinach…I liked it because I felt so healthy after drinking it and I loved the sweetness from the mango and soymilk.
Supper was wonderful.
This is the herbed carrot soup from moosewood cookbook and is an absolute must-try! It’s so herby and fresh, and the added lemon juice gives it the most subtle little tang. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe!!
The rosemary foccaccia scones are equally delicious and also from moosewood cookbook (can you tell I’m a huge fan? ) I modified it a little, and once I figure out if it’s okay to post a modified recipe, I will. Does anyone know what rules there are to copyrighting and all that other fun stuff?
My night snack was a bowl of honey nut cheerios with soy. Sweet ‘n’ crunchy.
I think my summer class is going to be a little time consuming, but I hope it will be informational and fun as well. I need to find a hospital or other food service area to volunteer some time in as part of the ‘lab compartment’ of the class. My goal is to find one by the middle of next week. I’ll be gone all weekend, so all of the calling and searching will have to wait until Monday, after my volunteer orientation at the local hospital. Phew…I think I’m going to be a busy girl this summer!
I’m a day early, but…HAPPY FRIDAY! Hope everyone has some fun plans (even if it’s just some good ol’ relaxation!) for this weekend!
Exercise: My morning 2-mile run felt wonderful, and I could have gone much further if not for the fact I needed to rush back home to get ready for grocery shopping. Just another reminder that getting up a lil’ earlier in the morning might be a good idea. I’m keeping tomorrow morning free for a longer run if the mood strikes.
Mom and I also went for a 4-mile walk after lunch today. And then later tonight I went for a 2-mile walk after dinner. Both walks were slow and enjoyable.
Oh…and can’t forget my stretching routine too. I find that a good 10 minutes of stretching after exercising keeps me feeling nice and loose. I always feel great afterwards.