There are lots of things I like about being an everythingtarian, but I have to admit: I have a favorite.
Yes, parents aren’t supposed to pick favorite kids, teachers aren’t supposed to pick favorite students, and Heidi Montag isn’t supposed to pick her favorite inflated body part – but hey, it happens anyways. And so I am selfishly and proudly picking MY favorite thing about my eating style.
What is it, you ask?
I can eat whatever the hell I want.
If I so choose, I can down a monster burger + beers on Friday, bag of popcorn + Push-Up Pop for dinner on Saturday and then change it up on Sunday by eating 24 hours of straight-up, delicious vegan eats. It’s my party blog, and I’ll cry if eat what I want to.
Upon waking at 8am this morning, I wasn’t super hungry so I munched on some Total Cinnamon Crunch mixed with Vanilla Almond Galaxy Granola.
Along with a large cuppa joe, I cleaned my apartment until my tummy was ready to eat. Then, I brought out the big guns…
I totally blew my grocery budget this week and bought this large container of Nutribiotic Vanilla Brown Rice Protein Powder. The $20 I paid for this definitely stung. However, when the weather gets nice, I crave smoothies. And without protein powder, they last me about an hour before I need about five more of them to fill me up.
1 cup almond milk
3/4 cup frozen cherries
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
2 tbsp. vanilla brown rice protein powder
splash of vanilla
Oh how wrong I was…it was fantastic! I used slightly less cocoa powder than the original recipe called for, and perfection ensued. I probably drank about 1/4 of it straight out of the blender before realizing I needed take a picture quick or it would be all gone.
Almost 30 grams of vegan protein goodness right up in herre.
After spending all morning cleaning, I was ready for some sustenance. It’s a good thing lunch was a satisfying spread of eats…
carrots + Spicy Black Bean Hummus
1/2 sliced banana + drizzle of sunflower seed butter
vegan peanut butter blondie + smidge of Nuttzo
After letting the digestive system do its thang, I went out for a 4-mile run/walk. I walked the first two miles, then hoofed it the last two miles at about a 9:30/mile pace back home.
My “Workout Jams” playlist (and yes, that IS what it’s called on my IPod):
- Bad Romance Lady Gaga
- Quicksand La Roux (thanks Heather!)
- Ojos Así Shakira
- Horchata Vampire Weekend
- Paris, Tokyo Lupe Fiasco
- The New Workout Plan Kanye West
- Friday I’m In Love The Cure
- The Preacher Brother Ali
That’s about 1/3 of my current playlist for ya. Let me know if you want the rest.
Guzzled water, stretched, showered and ate cheetahs + BBQ sauce…
Then, I crawled in bed to work on some travel stories + articles before realizing I forgot Greek yogurt at the grocery store. Travesty, I know. So I hightailed it back to the co-op, where I also happened to purchase this juice beauty…
The Apple Jack: apple, beet, lime + ginger.
It’s a good thing I don’t own a juicer, otherwise my produce bills would be OUT OF CONTROL due to the fact I would have to drink this concoction everyday. Seriously.
And finally for dinner…
That would be 1 cup cinnamon-infused brown rice, tempeh (sauteed in coconut oil + sprinkled with coconut) and 1/4 cup red wine blackberry sauce.
Okay, okay…so the sauce isn’t exactly vegan (butter? what?), but I am ruling this one close enough to call it a day of vegan eats. Because it’s my body blog, and I’ll inflate the truth if I want to.
And the winner of the Rachael Ray grill pan? That would be comment #10 from KathyR, who said,
Random! I did not have a single green thing to wear today for St. Patrick’s Day!”
She also said she would grill chicken sausages + peppers if she won :).
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