I have to say it: today was perfect. 6am wake up to go to the gym with hubby (before he had to get ready for work) + we got our sweat on. Workout: 5 mi - 45:48 elliptical + 15 mins abs/weights while hubby ran 8.5 miles on Mr.Treadmill at record speeds, like always.
We split a banana at 6:15am
Blueberry pancake fail:
"hey maybe I should use just one egg instead of 1 + 2 egg whites, and I can use flaxseed meal instead!" fail. fail. fail.
Didn't I learn, a short while ago, that flaxseed meal is not a good egg substitute for bfast?
*link to real recipe that looks fabulous + wonderful*
I topped this bad boy bowl with low-fat plain yogurt, cinnamon, raisins, almonds + 1/2 a banana.
it was actually pretty good and left cool colors on my bowl. but it wasn't pancakes :(
After cooking + reading for 10 hours... I ate lunch:
steamed brocc, 1 peach (nectarine?) 1 kiwi, sammich (open for viewers pleasure) half avocado, mustard, spinach, celery, bell pepper, half tomato, half slice turkey (animal killer?!) on 2 slices whole wheat bread it was fantastically magical in my mouth.
Homemade granola from Averie's blog! *link!
before baking and...
Look! it actually turned into granola "bark" aww so sweet.
Stove top oats for the week:
rice milk, mmmmm....!
spinach salad with red wine vinegar, olive oil, dash o' parm, chopped up almonds, raisins, celery + side of homecooked pintos + 1/2 sweet potato [baked to utter joyous flavors]
love them dates!
mini versions, 'cause it was killing me to grind up so many raw almonds (expensive, here in Costco land) + our small batch of dates was getting smaller..
Here's the recipe's link I used happily: laralaralara
Pretty much 25 almonds, 3 dates + dashes of other ingredients per every 2 mini-mini-larabars. Her recipe was 1/4 cup chopped dates, 1/4 cup dry fruit, 1/3 cup almonds/nuts then adding other ingredients from there. I used my food processor (crazy fun!) and the bars nut/date consistency was spot on :)
I printed out all the Larabar flavors and their ingredients, and tweaked with a couple. 2 ginger cookie bars + 4 chocolate cinnamon bars :)
yogurt + frozen strawberries + agave + raw oats + raisins = goodnight.
Oh happy weekend, why you got to end like this? Last a month next time, would ya?