It’s going to be a hot topic this week so get ready but I have to give a shout to all the 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge participants. We’re up to about 85 now! I am LOVING all of the recipe suggestions and have so many ideas for new combos to try this week.
I stepped out of my comfort zone a little today and used raw kale in place of spinach.
The verdict? Delicious! My favorite thing about today’s smoothie was that it was not overly sweet. Here’s what went in the blender…
5 kale leaves (stems removed)
6 ice cubes, crushed
1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
I also had toast with crunchy peanut butter and honey. It was a delicious and sustaining breakfast. I got my greens and peanut butter in. Can’t ask for more than that! 😉
I made a “real” lunch today. I don’t know why but when I cook something for lunch it always feels different than just making a sandwich or salad. I made a Greek couscous bowl.
1/2 cup whole wheat couscous
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup chickpeas
Chopped kalamata olives
Chopped artichoke hearts
Salt and pepper to taste
I put everything but the feta in the saucepan and brought the mixture to a boil. I reduced the heat to very low, covered it and let it cook for about 5 minutes. Once cooked I fluffed it and stirred in some crumbled feta. I served it in a bowl over spinach and topped it with hummus and greek yogurt. Multigrain pita chips on the side. This lunch seriously took me 10 minutes to prepare and it was delicious. It made enough for two servings so I have an easy leftover meal for later in the week. I had a handful of green grapes to finish my meal.
I have to rewind to last night’s dinner. It was kind of sad.
I made a salad with the leftover eggplant parmesan slices. It was a good salad but just left me kind of unsatisfied.
So this happened.
I drove to TCBY barefooted. I was sure that I had flip flops in my trunk. Well, I thought wrong so I took a moment to ponder going into TCBY with bare feet but decided that probably would be a little desperate. I drove back home and back to TCBY. When a girl needs her ice cream, she needs her ice cream.
Side note to proclaim my love for mochi (the marshmallow looking things) – cannot get enough. They have been a constant in every cup of froyo I’ve had for months.
Off to figure out tonight’s dinner. Here’s hoping it’s better than last night’s!