I started off my Marathon Monday by enjoying a bowl of goop! Last night I mixed a few random ingredients to create this mornings breakfast of protein yogurt. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen a few variations of such a breakfast wonder a while back before my blogging days, but I kept it simple with
- 1/2 c Yogurt
- 1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
- Frozen Strawberries
One positive to an otherwise boring breakfast? It looked like melted ice cream!
When I got back from work I partook in a snack or what I referred to as Breakfast #2. A serving of Annie’s Cocoa & Vanilla Bunnies with some milk.
I don’t always mention the kind of milk I use and drink but you can generally assume it is soy. We used to solely drink soy milk out of habit more than anything when I was a vegetarian (and when Matt ate less meat). When I became a meat eater again we switched to organic cow’s milk partially because I felt comfortable drinking it as long as I knew it was from a reputable company and partially due to me wanting to cut out some soy products from our life. We had lived on faux meat products and soy milk for so many years when I was a vegetarian and I was really ready for more whole foods. But overall the cost of organic cow’s milk far exceeds organic soy milk, so we switched back to save money.
What kind of milk do you drink?
Yesterdays sandwich complete with Mango Melon cheese, red peppers, and mixed greens on homemade bread was so amazing that I had a repeat for lunch today. I added some crunch and Oasis hummus to round out the plate.
Can you guess what I made for dinner?
- 2 Ripe Avocadoes
- 1 c Plain Yogurt of Choice [Regular or Greek would work here]
- 3 c Broth of Choice [I used 1 tbsp of Chicken Base & added water]
- How to: Remove avocadoes from their skin and add to a blender with yogurt. Pulse the avocado and yogurt until smooth. Add mixture to pot and combine with broth. Heat until you wish to serve it and top with toppings of your choosing! I topped mine with some blue corn chips and a hefty serving of Newman’s Own Pineapple Salsa.
I loved this soup! I’ve stayed away from using avocados in other recipes that call for blending because I was nervous about it – but it was so easy. As soon as I realized the consistency I had once I pulsed the avocado I got excited to try something that involved chocolate + avocados!
This yogurt also really added something to the soup. When I first opened the yogurt I thought it had gone bad because it had a thick layer of cream on top! After reading the container I realized that that was Cultural Revolution’s unique trademark! Anyways, I was pumped that the yogurt was so awesome because its literally made 15 miles from where I live.
After dinner/work I headed to yoga and got in a super sweat session. We spent a ton of time flowing through vinyasas and my muscles were loving it!
I was hungry for a snack when I got home so I nuked an apple and topped it with some cinnamon. I also had an unpictured mini Reese’s cup at work – yum!
Love Your Body
Write down a goal that has to do with your body – it could be anything from eating the recommended amount of daily fruits and veggies to going for a 30 minute walk every day. Put the goal on a post-it as a reminder and make a commitment to accomplish it this week.
The two goals I want to focus on this week are:
- Drinking more water
- Fitting in an hour of movement a day
Anyone have any mini goals they want to share? Or tips on how to follow through with goals of any size?