It all started with a green smoothie…
You’d think I would get tired of this, but I don’t. I actually miss it when I don’t have it. To remind you what’s in it: a huge handful of fresh spinach leaves, 1 or 2 chunks of cucumber, 1/2 a fresh orange, 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup frozen pineapple, and a few sprigs of mint. This makes 2 big servings.
I also had a banana oat cookie smeared with a little almond butter, and some apple slices.
At bootcamp today we did the Ladder workout. In 45 minutes we did 75 pushups, 119 squats, 94 standing rows, & 75 burpees… it sounds kind of demoralising, but it’s not! I mean, we didn’t exactly know our totals before we started… but each set progressively has more reps, up to a maximum number, then you work your way back down to the beginning set which only has a few reps. It’s an effective way to build muscular endurance.
And it made me really hungry!! I reckoned that 10:30 might as well just be lunch, to “justify” how much I was gonna eat. As if I ever need to justify! Anyway, I made a chickpea pancake out of 1/4 cup chickpea flour, a dash of curry powder & 1/4 cup water. It cooks just like a pancake in a non-stick skillet. I topped it with an over-easy egg, some hummus, leftover salad, some almond flakes & pumpkin seeds, & a drizzle of pumpkin seed oil. You can’t tell everything that is in there, but once it was all munched up, it was fabulous!! I was a little sad when it was gone.
I needed to leave for school by noon, and would be gone until 8pm. Awkward timing for the rest of my meals, right?? I know! And I was still just a leeettlle bit hungry even after that huge pancake thing I ate at 10:30. So I made a take-away smoothie with a frozen banana, almond milk, a scoop of Vega Protein & Greens, a spoonful of Peanut Butter & Co chocolate peanut butter, & a splash of instant coffee mixed with water. Oh man! I wanted to die over this new flavour concoction. It was like a rich thick milkshake. I would have felt a bit guilty had I not known how healthy it was. I sucked it down on the way to school and it kept me full for the next. Eight. Hours. Amazing huh? I never go this long without eating! Except at night.
When we got home from the Middle School Choir concert, (in which I have to say Sara sang like an absolute angel!,) we were all hungry. We had Alexis’ Vegan Mushroom Tofu Chili and a slice of polenta, then went to bed with happy tummies and a song in our hearts.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!