June 30, 2010

Green Smoothie LOVE

Rest days are great 'cause my day feels so long and wonderous and care free! Not that I dread glorious workout days, I just like knowing my body goes into full recovery mode on the rest days. Feels good, man. 'Specially when the end of the day includes an incredible green monster smoothie in a flower-covered cup. :)



This organic apple had a soft spot. Grossed me out to high extremes biting into a brown mush!

Art Class @ Daycare:

Bottom right: a finger, and a ring. Strange?

Apparently mainly kids think making volcanoes is top-notch awesome. I made an eye, and my favorite clay-creation was a 9 year old's piece of art: a face. So clever!


Almond butter sammie with cinnamon, raisins, on Mack's Flax bread, and a gross cucumber that died in the tupperware overnight, with a big ol' orange + carrots + grapes.


One raw, no-bake granola bar, please! Thanks Averie for the recipe!


Leftover awesome brown rice + chicken soup with lightly steamed broccoli

Beautiful in my tummy!

Dessert #1:


Mack's Flax bread (last... slice....) with almond butter + cinnamon

Dessert #2:

  • 2 handfuls organic SPIINAAACHH
  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • handful frozen blueberries
  • vanilla

oh. my. gosh.

raw oats + kashi's 7 Whole Grain Nuggets
That's crazy.
That was fantastic.
I am so happily full right now.
Make me more?
Sell them on the streets?


The most beautiful:

As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Isaiah 55:10-11

Just became one of my favorite verses ever.
God's Word is Amazing!

June 29, 2010

Chicken + Rice Soup = Friendly

I had a crazy good day in the food and exercise world. Work was nice, as was second work and hanging out with the love of my liiifeee Edu! 5 stars for this fine Tuesday!

Breakfast Oats:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup rice milk
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • cocoa powder
  • chia seeds
  • almonds
  • raisins
  • [all soaked overnight]
  • topped with muesli + frozen blueberries + banana

oh, hi apple :)


  • Handful of baby spinach
  • 1 Spinach pancake
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Cucumbers
  • Baby carrots
  • grapes
  • Gigantic orange = love.
  • Mack's Flax bread.

Happy mini Lara in my tummy.

Workout: 5 miles - 48:16 elliptical had to be speedy in order to run home, shower, eat, and run back to the apartment's office to my second job. T'was a good day in the gym.

Bananas are for elliptical-ers!

Chicken + Rice Soup

all of these... in a pot with chicken

and brown rice.

Look what it turns into:

Oh, yeah, heaven.


  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • handful frozen blueberries
  • almonds
  • cinnamon
  • muesli
  • kashi's 7 Whole Grain Nuggets
  • rainbows?
I need to stop making so many bullet lists.
But they're so fun!

Goodnight family (ie: only people who read this)
10 points to mami, papa, uncle + aunt (hola!)


June 28, 2010

10K in 70 Degrees

Today was fantastic.
Today I ran on the track
for the first time in weeks.
Today I ran 10k (6.2miles)
Today I felt fabulous.
God is amazing.


Overnight oats: oats, rice milk, h20, chia chia chia seeds, vanilla, raisins, cinnamon + almonds

topped with 1 banana, frozen blueberries + Kashi's 7 Whole Grain Nuggets


thas how we do, all organic + such.


almond butter, cinnamon, raisin sammich on Mack's Flax bread with fruits + veggies galore.

Workout: 10K - 58:58 high school track + abs/arms
  • 90 seconds plank
  • 12 push ups
  • 20 reps of 4 different ab crunches
  • 2 sets 10 (20 total each side) raised side plank, hand turning inwards
  • 12 "concluding" push ups
felt fantastic! Even with the heat!
I'm back to running!!


runners get to eat homemade granola bars :)
*recipe here*


Salmon baked in oven at 400* wrapped in foil with 1 tomato on top, and muchos herbs. Side of broccoli and quinoa were the salmon's buddies.

This was crazy satisfying and I loved all the colors + how it was so stinkin' balanced. I felt grand inside.


Overnight oats in a mug :)
'cause I love 'em like crazy.

Off to dream about the soup I made earlier...
tomorrow's going to be fancy good!

June 27, 2010

Yogurt OD

I'm going to give a shout out to Danica @ Danicasdaily.com
and make this a "Photo Sunday" type of post!

chia seeds!

PS: those granola bars made my tummy hurt. Processed sugar is lame. Eat the pure stuff! & I did overdose a bit on the yogurt + had more than usual, and my insides are mad at me. I hope I can get a good nights sleep. Happy weekend! :)