I must admit that yesterday I didn’t feel so great. I didn’t get around to working out, but I was tired for much of the day that I don’t think I would have made it through a workout anyway. Luckily today I’m feeling much better. I even breezed through an intense power yoga class this morning, no problems.
For breakfast I had my prescribed breakfast smoothie with banana, beet greens, and grapes. I’ll be making variations of this for breakfast the next three weeks of my cleansing diet. I just know I’m going to be missing my usual oatmeal and eggs.
3 c. beet greens
1/2 c. walnut halves
1/4 c. raisins
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
Verdict: Besides looking like ditch water this smoothie actually tasted really good! At first taste I wasn’t impressed, but I ended up chugging it pretty fast because it was so tasty. I got the ginger/nutmeg idea from Laura.
Today Matt and I hosted a party to watch the Gold Medal hockey game. It was a potluck so everyone had to bring a dish themed around a country competing in the Olympic games.
Since I love bread, the Olympics are Greek, and the whole day was a celebration, my dish was “Greek Celebration Bread“. It was a hit! I got the recipe out of the Bread Baker’s Apprentice book that I’ve been baking through for the BBA Challenge. The bread is an enriched bread with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice along with cranberries, raisins, and walnuts. (Hence, the raisins, nutmeg, and walnuts in my lunch smoothie).
We had quite the spread at our little shindig. Among other things we had Belgian waffles, Italian salami and cheese, French Onion soup, Chinese spring rolls, and Tim Horton’s doughnuts and Timbits. Of course, because of Lent, I wasn’t able to eat anything : ( This is by far the hardest Lenten fast I’ve ever done.
In all the business, I never ended up getting around to making my dinner smoothie. Ah well, to late now.
What an fantastic hockey game, eh?!
One thing left to say before bed: GO CANADA!!!