I finally took the plunge! After weeks of reading about the Choco Cherry Love Bombs I finally remembered to pick up some frozen cherries at the grocery store this week. And once I had all of the ingredients there was no holding me back!
- 20 Frozen Cherries
- 1/4 c Stonyfield French Vanilla Yogurt
- 1/2 c Soy Milk
- 1 scoop TJ’s Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
- 1 tsp TJ’s Cocoa Powder
- 2 Ice Cubes
I’m not an expert by any means when it comes to smoothies – actually I am pretty terrible so I was pleasantly surprised when I varied from the suggested formula and still had something edible! Lately bananas of any kind have been rubbing me the wrong way so I decided to nix that part all together. I didn’t miss it! Besides as long as there is chocolate there is no problem! Chocolate + anything = a success. Don’t you agree?
Have you tried Kristen’s Chocolate Cherry Bomb? What’s your secret formula for the best smoothie – whether it involves chocolate & cherries or otherwise?
After I came home from class I was greeted with a box that had my name on it. Usually all of the packages that arrive at our household are for Matt. He usually gets at least one a day (he gets a lot of packages for his business) so I did a little happy dance to celebrate it being for me!
It was my box of Nature’s Path Granola Bars that I won over at Hangry Pants a couple of weeks ago! Hey hey! Being the lovely girlfriend that I am I let Matt have the first one out of the box since I felt bad the package wasn’t for him!
His thoughts: Very good! A lot like Quaker Granola Bars but with a little more chew.
Instead of ruining my growing appetite on a granola bar I decided to make lunch! I have been on a huge sandwich kick lately. The weird thing is when I was a vegetarian I tended to stray from sandwiches because it felt weird to have a meatless sandwich – but the majority of my sandwiches are sans meat anyways! I was missing out!
A toasted English Muffin with 2 eggs whites & some Trader Joe’s Strawberry Preserves with half of the largest Cara Cara orange I have ever seen.
I also finished off the last serving from this bag:
After lunch I lounged around, blogged, read blogs, and caught up on some Biggest Loser episodes – I am so behind! A few hours later I broke for a snack – A few crackers from Whole Foods, some Salmon spread, and a couple of prune-like black grapes.
After having a few passes at Thai food last week I decided that I wanted to make some Thai-inspired for dinner this week. After perusing the aisles of the grocery store and running through the things I already had at home I knew I would easily be able to pull something off.
Coconut Chicken Curry
- 1 tsp Red Curry Paste
- 1 tsp Light Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp Ginger
- 1 tsp Base (I used Chicken)
- 1 can Light Coconut Milk
- 1/4 Red Onion
- 1 Red Pepper
- 1 Large Chicken Breast
- How to: Add diced onion to pan and allow to soften. Add first 6 ingredients to the same pan and bring to a boil. As mixture is being brought to a boil dice pepper and chicken breast into desired size. Add chicken and peppers to the mixture and allow to simmer until ready to serve. Serve over brown rice.
- Note: It looks like a lot of ingredients but I had everything on hand besides the Red Curry Paste. Feel free to bulk it up with more veggies or play with the protein – shrimp and tofu would both be great alternatives.
I headed to work and then came home to enjoy some ice cream and a catch-up chat with the best friend. I had a little bit more than 1/2 a cup of this gem:
Ben & Jerry’s is so good and so bad all at the same time! What is your favorite flavor? Cherry Garcia? Half Baked? I know you healthy living bloggers still love the occasional cone – spill it!