What you get is not always what you see. Or, as in the case of this blog, what you see is not always what you get. What do I mean by my Saturday morning cryptic words? Let me debunk this week of craziness by dispelling the lies and setting the truth straight…
LIE: I couldn’t taste the spinach in this smoothie in a bowl (a.k.a. SIAB) at all.
TRUTH: Let’s be real, I could definitely taste the spinach, but (a) I needed the veggies (after the previous night’s beer), and (b) the smoothie was still DEE-LISH-USS! By the way, I am totally hesitant of people who say you can’t taste the spinach at all. I believe that’s kind of a lie – I swear I can always taste it!
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tbsp. vanilla brown rice protein powder
as much spinach as I could fit in my mini-blender
1/4 cup Raspberry Galaxy Granola
LIE: I finished my to-do list last night.
TRUTH: How much more of a blatant lie do you want? Out of this list, I successfully completed three things: (1) picking up a baby book for a baby shower this weekend, (2) buy my friend Jamie her belated b-day present and (3) BOOK A FLIGHT TO BANFF! Yeah, that’s right.
Susan and I have been planning a week of hiking, biking and camping in Banff, British Columbia, Canada for a couple months now, and I finally booked my plane ticket! My bank account may hate me, but I love me. And, if you are still interested in coming along for what will be a foodie-filled adventure, e-mail me at email@example.com or Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I take that back, I finished four things on the list. I went on a killer 6.5 mile run last night – it wasn’t yoga, but my Saturday morning is now far more relaxing now that I got that out of the way.
LIE: I love juice.
TRUTH: Juice and I are in a love-hate relationship. Most of the time, I just want coffee or Diet Coke. True fact. However, every once in an everythingtarian while, juice is EXACTLY what I want.
LIE: Raw carrots make for an excellent lunch addition.
TRUTH: Sometimes raw carrots make me so incredibly nauseous, I feel like I want to hurl. Does anybody else have this problem? I Googled it (naturally), but all the Web sites told me its either in my head or just a weird thang my body does. By the way, this lunch also included a peanut butter blondie and leftover Bulgur, Spinach and Toasted Walnut Pancakes. Yummo.
LIE: I’ve been taking a lot of time this week to just relax and do the things I want to do.
TRUTH: Hola! Clearly, that was another blatant lie. The truth is this week has been insane. Between work (a sick co-worker and a co-worker going out of town next week = more chaos); attending an awesome lecture by Vandana Shiva, who advocates for non-GMO food and a return to “soil, not oil”; fitting in some workouts; attending to all the other little tasks (i.e. blogging, cooking, errands) and of course, salsa class, free time this week was non-existent.
LIE: I have no food left in my house.
TRUTH: Even when it may appear as though you have “no food in the house,” there is always a junk salad of love to be made out of random ingredients.
1 handful of spinach
1/2 sliced yellow pepper
1/2 cup sliced cucumber
1 crumbled bulgur pancake
handful of walnuts
generous sprinkle of nutritional yeast
balsamic + EVOO
LIE: After eating the lovely sunflower seed butter-topped peanut butter blondie, I set to work on finishing the rest of my to-do list last night.
TRUTH: I may or may not have checked off nada from the list and hung out with Mr. Lawyer instead :).
LIE: My appetite was raging when I woke up this morning.
TRUTH: After a week of inconsistent, odd eating patterns, I think my tumtum is a bit out of whack. Quite frankly, I wanted coffee more than I wanted food. Ummm…that ain’t right. So, I compromised. I devoured a two-egg puff (sprinkled with salt + nutritional yeast) and am going to devote myself to eating less sugar (and ahem, alcohol), more balanced meals and lots of fruits/veggies the next week.
LIE: I have the rest of the day to do whatever I please.
TRUTH: My college roomies are in town, I have a baby shower in about 1.5 hours and this weekend is probably going to involve more food + drinking. I won’t lie…the truth of it is: I think I’ve spoiled my upcoming week’s goal already.
Give me one lie + one truth of your own…