Girlfriends = Therapy

by jenna on January 24, 2010

Mornin’!

Hope everyone is doing well :) Here’s a little recap of the past 24 hours!

Yesterday afternoon I was seriously craving a smoothie even though the temperature had dropped and it was freeeeezing outside! So, I combined 1/2 scoop Jay Robb, 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 banana, ice, 1/2 tsp xanthan gum, pinch of salt, small handful dark chocolate chips, 1 tsp coconut butter and a squirt of agave in the Vita Mix and made a masterpiece!

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Gosh, it was so good. I think it was the chocolate chips and banana that really put this over the edge. Mmm
And then last night I got to hang out with this girl, eat sushi and have lots of girltalk!

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Miso soup:

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And a “tuna tuna roll” (made with two types of tuna…duh)

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I inhaled it in like five minutes, naturally. I seriously miss me some sushi living over here. Tampa had the best!
Our gabfest was going strong so we took it from sushi bar to starbucks where we closed the place down. ;) I had a tall nonfat hot chocolate:

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I swear, hanging out with a good girlfriend is totally like therapy! Kelly never fails to tell it like it is and I love her for it :)
And then this morning I made millet french toast!

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Mmmmmmmmmmm sooooooo gooooood!!!!! Basically, I just combined 1/4 cup egg whites with a splash of almond milk and cinnamon and then soaked the millet bread in that before cooking in the cast iron till golden. Then, I topped each slice with a smear of barney butter, a scoop of greek yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup!
I’m off to respond to some emails before church. Have a great Sunday!

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The Paris Food Blague January 24, 2010 at 7:42 am

great post again! i am craving french toast now!

bon weekend!

-The Paris Food Blague

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Paige@ RunningAroundNormal January 24, 2010 at 7:43 am

I totally agree…a good gab fest with a good girlfriend = good for the soul.
That french toast looks beyond amazing!

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Mary (Food Fit & Fun) January 24, 2010 at 7:45 am

It looks like you had a great night! I have been in the mood for sushi lately…I need to go out for some soon. That hot chocolate also looks so good. Have fun at Church.

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Jil January 24, 2010 at 7:50 am

Agreed – girl time is indispensable!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 24, 2010 at 7:54 am

That french toast looks amazing!!!!!

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Janna (Just Flourishing) January 24, 2010 at 7:58 am

Your smoothie and sushi both look delish!

I’ve been seeing French Toast floating around the blogworld lately… and I need to make me some of that!!!

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mackattack January 24, 2010 at 8:02 am

Oh that smoothie looked so good! I’m with you that girl time is so important. It can really recharge your batteries!

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christie, honoring health January 24, 2010 at 8:04 am

doesn’t get much better than girlfriends and sushi!

Happy sunday!

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 24, 2010 at 8:04 am

Girl time is the best therapy ever. Friends are the best :)

As usual, the food looks amazing. Especially the hot chocolate!!!

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Deva (Voracious Vorilee) January 24, 2010 at 8:04 am

Girl talk time is the best time. It’s great to have friends you can hang out with and just gab about everything and anything without realizing how much time has passed.

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Estela @ Weekly Bite January 24, 2010 at 8:07 am

I crave smoothies on cold days too! Some days you just need something refreshing :)

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Madeline @ Greens and Jeans January 24, 2010 at 8:08 am

The one crummy thing about living in the desert is NO good sushi!

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simpledaisy January 24, 2010 at 8:10 am

I love time with girlfriends!! It’s the best:)

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Kristen @ Change of Pace January 24, 2010 at 8:10 am

Will definitely have to try that smoothie! Wish I liked sushi… It’s so pretty!

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Mara @ What's For Dinner? January 24, 2010 at 8:10 am

Totally agree! A good girlfriend night is better than therapy!

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MMiller January 24, 2010 at 8:11 am

Looking for millet bread…I’ll try Whole Foods this week! When you come home to Florida, you should try to come down to Fort Myers! We have a place called Blue Sushi that has an all-you-can-eat sushi every day from 11:30 until 2:00! We go at least once a month! The best one is at Gulf Coast Town Center near Florida Gulf Coast University!

Glad you had some girlfriend time the past few days!

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Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place January 24, 2010 at 8:18 am

Girlfriend time and starbucks cures all!!
Most of my girlfriends live out east (I’m in the midwest) so I’m super jealous of your get together. The sushi looks amazing, too!

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Ameena January 24, 2010 at 8:19 am

What a great breakfast! So glad you had a good time with your friend. Friend time is the best!

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Karla January 24, 2010 at 8:28 am

Yum! Sushi!! It’s been soo long!

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Julia January 24, 2010 at 8:42 am

Just wanted to let you know I always love your positive energy in this blog!
Have a great sunday:) Strange, mine is almost over already!

xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

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candice January 24, 2010 at 8:44 am

Ooh, that millet bread french toast looks so fluffy and yummy. Glad you got in some quality girlfriend time ;)

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Gabriela January 24, 2010 at 8:49 am

Oh my goodness that french toast looks delicious! Glad you had fun last night!

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adrienmelaine January 24, 2010 at 8:51 am

I love girlfriends and a power walk, something about fresh air and some endorphins make all the worlds troubles far away– that or we spend the entire time talking about them they have nothing left to bother us with!

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Jenna January 24, 2010 at 8:57 am

Glad you had a great night with kell!
Millet French toast looks delish!

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Andee (LAEasyMeals) January 24, 2010 at 9:00 am

It’s been a while since I’ve made french toast, thanks for the Sunday breakfast idea!

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Lauren @ Eater not a runner January 24, 2010 at 9:01 am

sushi and chatting makes everything better!

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Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run January 24, 2010 at 9:03 am

Nice pictures yesterday. I heart Sushi. What do ya mean…Cali isn’t up to par with Florida? ; )

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Jasmine @ Eat Move Write January 24, 2010 at 9:18 am

Your hot chocolate looks so good. I’ve never ordered one from Starbucks. Glad you had some girl time. It’s always necessary.

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Jenna January 24, 2010 at 9:19 am

Nothing wrong with a smoothy when it is freezing outside. I just had a smoothy this morning and it is about 30 degrees outside. :)

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Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl January 24, 2010 at 9:51 am

Yum! That shake sounds delish!

And there’s nothing like a fantabulous friend who tells it like it is! :-D

Glad you had a great time, Jenna!

Hugs,
Michele

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Marissa January 24, 2010 at 9:53 am

I need to try millet bread!!

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Alyson January 24, 2010 at 10:22 am

When I saw the title of this post my first thought was ‘ain’t that the truth!’. I lived in the Bay Area for 4 years and there are some killer sushi spots. There’s a place in Berkeley called Joshu-ya’s .. amazing! You definitely should swing by next time you’re in the area :)

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Deanna January 24, 2010 at 10:41 am

You just influenced me to make French toast of my own! But I substituted oatmeal bread and plain soy milk. Thanks for the idea :)

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Ashley January 24, 2010 at 10:50 am

It looks like you’ve had a great weekend thus far! That sushi looks amazing!

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 24, 2010 at 11:05 am

I totally agree– even now that I’m married, there’s just something about talking to a girlfriend that can be SO therepeutic.

Have a great Sunday, Jenna!

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Kelly B. January 24, 2010 at 11:07 am

I love sushi! But my husband hates sushi dinner dates because he says it takes so much to fill him up and then he is hungry again in a hour! haha!

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kristina January 24, 2010 at 11:18 am

hey jenna!
i’m not sure how good the sushi is up by where you are in the sonoma area, but the sushi is the absolute best in berkeley and san francisco. my favorite place to go is on solano ave., in albany, which is the town next to berkeley, it’s called Miyuki. Go there!!!

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Katherine January 24, 2010 at 11:32 am

Mmmmm millet french toast?? I bet it’s even better than if it was made with Ezekiel bread.

Sounds like a fun night with a great friend. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. January 24, 2010 at 11:52 am

Oh I had a girl night yesterday too! We also had sushi. I got a sweet potato roll that was amazing. They must have fried the sweet potato because it was warm and slightly crunchy. I’ll have to make sure I order that again.

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Emily Eats and Exercises January 24, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Sushi and hot chocolate – two of my favorites. Plus good company of course is the most important.

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Gracie @ Girl Meets Health January 24, 2010 at 12:38 pm

yes, girlfriends = therapy. But clearly you’ve caught on that girlfriends + SUSHI = even better therapy :)

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 24, 2010 at 12:50 pm

ooooh all those eats look so good. Love the sushi :)

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 24, 2010 at 12:56 pm

That French toast is really making me miss yogurt! Looks so good!

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Cynthia (It All Changes) January 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Girlfriends are great therapy. I love hanging out with mine that will tell me like it is and have known me for years.

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agata January 24, 2010 at 1:27 pm

i have a random question.. do you (or anybody who comments on this blog) have any favorite yoga DVDS that you could recommend? I know about the online download ones, but I was looking to purchase actual DVDS. Thanks!

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Jenny January 24, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Girltalk is the best! Sometimes, it is just the cure to everything :)

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Courtney January 24, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Sometimes a girlfriend telling it like it is makes it all ok! And that hot chocolate probably could help too!! YUM!
Courtney
adventures in tri-ing

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Sophie @ yumventures January 24, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I find it so interesting that you use xantham gum in your smoothie! I eat gluten free, so I need to use that whenever I am baking to put the stickiness back in dough! What made you think of using it? What difference do you find it makes?

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Michelle January 24, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Hope church was good, it is such an amazing thing to have each week for me.

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Tiffany @ A Dantat's Life January 24, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Mmmmm… sushi!! And I so agree with the wonderous effects of girlfriend time. Sometimes you just need to talk things out with another woman. So great!

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Angela @ A healthy fit January 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Girlfriends, sushi and starbucks! A winning combo every time. I miss having my great girlfriends nearby. We are so far away from eachother!

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ari January 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm

what brand of millet bread do you use?

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ari January 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm

what brand of millet bread do you use?

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Nicole January 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm

OOHhh.. The smoothie looks tasty. Isn’t it funny when you don’t realize how many things you are blending until you go and write about it???? IT’s insane the amount of ingredients I put in food sometime. AND half the time it isn’t necessary… but sometimes it makes it.

AND yes.. Girl TIME is definitely needed from time to time!

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diana(mymarble rye) January 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

the definition of a good friendship is the ability to talk to the same person for HOURS and then being able to do it again the next day! I love my best friend and I’m glad you got to have a fabulous girls only time!

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Tara January 24, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I completely agree. No matter what kind of day you are having it is always better when talking to a girlfriend, or better yet, girlfriends!

Love the blog!

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Swimsutra January 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Yum, that hot chocolate looks so delicious. Also, very much agreed on the girlfriend-time therapy front.

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Lauren @ louisianagrown January 24, 2010 at 5:24 pm

So happy to see you running again! I’m doing at least three or four races this spring, and I could use some motivation!

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Jess. January 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm

i agree. Couldn’t imagine life without my girlfriends!

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Pam (@ TotalHealthCounseling) January 24, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I concur, girl talk is always great therapy and free :)
The millet french toast looks so good! I will have to try it sometimes.

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Jessie @ thehappinessinhealth January 24, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Mmm, sushi makes a wonderful light meal. Perfect paired with girl talk! :)

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eatmovelove January 24, 2010 at 6:33 pm

I love that you go to church….I am not religious – and I don’t care who is or how spiritual you are…but I think it is important to have faith and connection with something “higher” in the universe…it reminds us that we are only but a small piece of the puzzle.
And, YES, it is ALL about girlfriends in life… although I sure could go for a BOYfriend right about now…:(

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jenna January 25, 2010 at 7:31 am

i hope your monday goes better for you! :) sbux hot choc is sooo good!! mmmm….

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