Something old, new, borrowed and blue…

by Holly on June 2, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,lunch

…and I’m not talking about a wedding! :)

Today was full of random eats, but the good news is I am slowly but surely eating up all the food I have in the house.  To start off the morning, it was something new

GREEN BERRY MONSTER!!!

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1 cup Oat Dream oat milk
1 banana
1 cup frozen fruit (raspberries, cherries, boysenberries & mango)
2 cups spinach
3 tbsp. berry acai hemp protein powder

Honestly, the addition of the hemp protein made it a little too gritty for my taste.  I loved the mixture of the berries and bananas, but the protein powder muddled that too much.  Next time, no hemp protein.  I’m going to go out and have to splurge on some yummy vanilla brown rice protein powder!  Along with a nice Caribou coffee with 2% milk

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Mid-morning, I had a good ol’ banana (one of the only fruits left in the house!).

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Lunch took care of my something borrowed… I borrowed some honey whole wheat bread to have a delicious AB+J along with a side salad of spinach, cuc, onion, sunflower seeds, green pepper and Organicville Sesame Goddess Dressing.  I had avocado in the mix, but I took it out because it just did NOT taste right :(.

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The afternoon flew by, thanks to the fact that (a) I got to leave work at 4:15pm, (b) I left early to go pick up my hemmed bridesmaid dress for this weekend!  I am soooo excited for the wedding – there are going to be tons of fabulous pictures, and my college bestie Jess is going to make the most gorgeous bride!

Before I left work, I had a yogurt parfait I got from Caribou Coffee (from the early morning coffee run) – lowfat yogurt, granola, blueberries & strawberries.  It was yum-o!

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After I got home (at 5:15pm – woowoo!  That hasn’t happened in forever!), I went for a quick handful of plain popcorn to munch on while dinner was reheating in the microwave freshly cooking :).

Then I devoured something old by immediately heating up the remainder of my Oaty Cakes (recipe courtesy of Ms. Polly) from Sunday morning.  Smeared with about 1 tbsp. almond butter, a drizzle of maple syrup and a hefty handful of blueberries (my something blue!), I totally devoured this delicious stack.

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After dinner, I enjoyed almond butter (about 1/2 tbsp.) with half a naner before heading out the door for a nice 6 mile walk…

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The long walk was much needed today – my monkey mind was in full force, swinging from limb to limb, thought to thought (props to one of my favorite ladies, Elizabeth Gilbert, for coining the monkey mind phrase in possibly the best book ever, “Eat, Pray, Love”).  I may not have solved world peace or anything, but I came back from the gorgeous walk a whole lot saner.

When I got back, I just had to have the other half

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Now, I am pretty pooped, not going to lie.  I’m going to finish up stretching, take a quick shower, get in my comfy jammies and head to bed early.  This girl has 5:30am Vinyasa Flow with Deb to attend to tomorrow morning!

Anybody else getting up early for a workout? If so, just think, you are not the only one! :P

{ 14 comments }

April (Foods of April) June 2, 2009 at 8:45 pm

I’m going to a Bikram yoga class at 9:00 tomorrow morning but have to wake up at 7 to be able to leave at 8 because its way across town! But I paid for ten sessions so I’m trying to get my money’s worth lol. Thanks so much for adding me to your blogroll- your on mine now too! :D

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) June 2, 2009 at 8:59 pm

*drool*…those pancakes look absolutely scrumptious, especially with all those blueberries. Mmm…

Gotta love those early morning workouts! Just remember how awesome you’ll feel afterwards! :D

tiponz June 2, 2009 at 9:15 pm

have fun tomorrow at yoga! as for me, ill be waking up early but definitely not as early as you! waking up at around 6:50 for Bikram. And the lara bars came out AMAZINGGGGGGGGG— we made the cherry pie flavor and honestly they taste better than the real thing if that is possible…. my sister (who also has a blog) posted exactly how we made them on her blog http://mponz.wordpress.com/ check it out!

Jenny June 2, 2009 at 10:13 pm

those oaty cakes look straight out of a magazine girl, gorgeous!

nomeatathlete June 3, 2009 at 5:52 am

Your smoothie looks just like mine does. Nice to see one that’s not green; I was beginning to think I was weird because mine AREN’T green!

You have got to stop showing me Caribou cups. Funny how just seeing the logo can make me start craving :) 3 more weeks!

Traci June 3, 2009 at 8:07 am

Still no waking up early for me yet! Had a great run last night until about mile 5 when I took a tumble! Popped right back up and finished the run. Luckily just a couple of bruised knees (and bruised ego as many people saw me go down!).
If you like dried fruit check out Sensible Foods crunch dried snacks (http://sensiblefoods.com/index.htm) Love them and great to munch on. Each 0.75oz pack= 1 serving fruit/veg. and they are yummy. Have a great day!

Holly June 3, 2009 at 8:16 am

I can’t wait to try Bikram! Have fun at class, and let me know how it goes!

Holly June 3, 2009 at 8:17 am

I love that you and your sister both have blogs – I totally MUST make those cherry pie Larabars. They look ah-MAY-zing!

Holly June 3, 2009 at 8:18 am

Haha…sorry about the constant reminders :) I did downsize my cup though – I’m working on slowly decreasing the amount!

Holly June 3, 2009 at 8:19 am

Yeah for the good run (glad your worst injury was only a bruised ego:))…I went to yoga this morning. I was sooo close to not going, but I was reminded of our pact and got my buns out of bed!

Ooohhh those dried snacks look delish – I might have to go hunt them down at Whole Foods!

Have a good day Traci!

brandi June 3, 2009 at 9:19 am

okay ,I need to make Polly’s oaty cakes soon! They look delicious :)

EarlyRunner June 3, 2009 at 11:37 am

I’ll be up early running. I run through the campus at UW, and I’m out the door by 6 otherwise I can’t finish before traffic gets too bad.

Jackie @ PhamFatale.com June 3, 2009 at 4:44 pm

I haven’t stepped foot in a yoga class in ages. it might be time for me after almost 5 years of marriage and a few pounds here and there. Oh btw I’d love to try your oaty cakes! yum!

Holly June 4, 2009 at 9:22 am

You go girl with yoga! We’ll make it a team effort! Definitely try the oaty cakes – they are one of my faves!

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