Happy St. Patty’s Day!!
I’m honestly not a huge St.Patty’s Day person just because I’ve never been a big partier. Like I said last night, the only time I went out on this holiday was when I was 18 and a freshman in college (obviously)! However, I did wear a green shirt today under my uniform and sported green mardi gras beads at work for a little festivity 🙂
This morning I started off with a Pure bar and 1/3 cup egg white fluffies
Man, do I EVER love these Pure bars. This chocolate chip one has little raw cacao nibs in it and they lend such a delicious crunch! I highly recommend buying some of these if you can find them…they seem to be a diamond in the rough! I need to somehow find the other flavors to test out!
Breakfast was overnight muesli (1/2 cup muesli with 8 oz Voskos yogurt) with a big scoop of almond butter and raspberry preserves
Such a yummy breakfast that is pretty to boot! It did a great job keeping me full, too, because I ended up working late and not getting home to eat lunch until about 1:15. For lunch I had another wrap….this time I made sure to keep it all to myself! 😉
(look! Its so green!)
This is just 3 slices tempeh fakin’ bacon with 1/4th of a HUGE avocado on a Rudi’s wrap with a drizzle of bbq sauce. Simple and sooo delish. I also had KALE CHIPS (my mommy made them!) and a big fuji apple.
Dried pineapple ring for dessert!
YOGA was the plan today and it felt wonderful!
I did a 60 minute advanced power flow and it felt delicious to stretch those hamstrings and calves. I swear, my legs have gotten a lot stronger since I have been running and biking so much lately. I’ve always sort of had “bird legs” (haha) and its sort of cool to feel myself getting stronger. Its so funny, in high school I wanted SO BADLY to have visible calf muscles! How random is that?! All the other girls on the dance team had these gorgeous calves and mine were non-existent no matter how many calve raises I did at the gym. However, I can totally feel my quads and calves really strengthening these days. I love it!
After yoga I started dinner…….and what a dinner it was!!!!
I used the recipe for “Raw Taco Nut Meat” in Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen to replicate the aaaamazing raw burrito I had last week at Grassroots with Courtney. Yep, that’s right, tonight I made my first ever totally RAW meal! And it completely 100% blew away my expectations. It rocked!!!!
So, last night, I soaked some almonds and walnuts in cold water. This morning before work (I know, I’m a maniac), I drained them and set them to dehydrate in my oven that I set at 350 then shut off to stay warm. When I got home from work, I pulsed them in the Vita Mix and mixed them with cumin, coriander, sea salt and olive oil. Voila! Even my mom really liked it…I think we were both totally shocked that it actually worked and tasted really good! I molded the little taco nut meat mixture into a log and set it in the fridge to have tonight. Meanwhile, I made some raw jicama and tomato salsa to go with my tacos—
(you peel this bad boy just like a potato. AMAZINGLY fresh and crisp…in my top 5 for fave veggies ever!)
This was my own little creation but it worked very nicely! To serve one: dice half a tomato, a half cup of jicama and 1/4th of a seeded jalapeno.
Squeeze half a lemon over and add a little bit of chili powder, cumin and sea salt. Mix to combine.
Optionally, you could also add 1/4-1/2 of a diced avocado. Mix and let sit in the fridge for one hour to let the flavors mingle. Yummy!
When I was ready for dinner tonight, I loaded two organic romaine leaves with some taco nut mixture, raw salsa and orange bell pepper. It ended up being a little more messy than anticipated!
Upon biting into this creation, my first thought was “wow, this is SO flavorful!!!” And flavorful it was. I especially loved the nut mixture and am glad I have three more servings left over in the fridge for the next few days! I was also surprised that this raw meal filled me up just right….I didn’t feel incredibly full, yet still felt satisfied. I actually felt so good I decided to pour myself a glass of organic red wine—
(hehe its almost Friday, right?!)
And had some of the good stuff (70% dark organic) for dessert—
Nothing a little red wine and dark chocolate can’t fix, right kiddies? And tomorrow is HUMPDAY so there’s another reason to smile. THE WEEK IS ALMOST OVER. FRIDAY IS ALMOST HERE. Well sort of. Things I’m looking forward to are: bible study with Sarah on Thursday, lunch at Grassroots (again!) with Courtney on Friday, creating my mushroom masterpiece on Friday night and then racing on Saturday morning and hanging out with the boy!
See ya tomorrow!
In the blogworld:
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