I started the day off on the right foot; I had dessert for breakfast.
Looks like a brownie sundae, right? Well, it’s probably the healthiest sundae I’ve ever eaten. For the “brownie” part, I made a chocolate protein muffin a la Smoothie Girl Eats Too. This recipe is seriously great. The “brownie” always comes out moist and chocolatey! The only change I made was to add a boatload of cinnamon. I love that stuff.
Now, the “ice cream” part was none other than greek yogurt ice cream. I mixed 3/4 cup of plain greek yogurt with about 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk and 10 drops of vanilla stevia. Then, I poured the whole mixture over my “brownie”, dressed it with some fresh organic blueberries, and dug in. This breakfast sure made for a sweet morning.
On the way into work, Alex and I passed a group of Jamba Juice employees passing out new samples of their natural energy drinks. I ended up with the Pomegranate Blueberry flavor. The nutrition facts aren’t too bad as the ingredients appear to be real food. What I don’t love about the stats is the high sugar content. Most fruit juices have a large amount of sugar. I usually don’t drink anything besides water, herbal teas, and the occasional glass of wine for that reason.
But, my curiosity got the best of me and I decided to try it. In truth, I didn’t really like it. The first sip wasn’t so bad but by the third or fourth sip all I could taste was the sugar. The drink had a very strong berry flavor and left a strange aftertaste. I highly doubt I’ll drink it again, even if it’s another free sample.
Moving right along to lunch. Today I ordered another salad!
Shocking, I know, but seriously salads are such a great way to eat lots of veggies. And since I’m going away for a few days, I’m not sure how many veggies I’ll be consuming in the near future. Today’s salad included:
- Green peas
- Red and green bell peppers
- Grilled chicken
- Egg whites
- Low fat tex mex ranch dressing
It was delicious and protein packed 🙂
When snack time rolled around, I had one thing on my mind. Another protein muffin.
Seriously. So good. Have I mentioned that?!
And I also had some fruit salad…
After work I headed to the gym for another Chisel class. Tonight’s class was taught by a great instructor. She’s only a sub so I’m never sure when I’ll get to see her but I’m glad I made her class tonight. She made us work!
For dinner, I knew I needed something protein packed to refuel and it also had to be quick. So I made pasta with meat sauce. It’s the easiest thing to make since PB&J.
First up, I chopped up half an onion and sautéed it over medium heat for about five minutes. Then I added 1lb organic grass-fed beef and cooked it until the beef browned. After draining the fat, I added about 1 to 2 cups of tomato sauce and cooked it on low until it was heated all the way through. Meanwhile I prepared some whole wheat pasta and steamed broccoli. It was ready in less than 20 minutes and it was darn tasty!
Now I’m snacking on a small bowl of Kashi GoLean, almond milk, and blueberries. I’m heading to bed very soon since we’ve got an extra early wake up call tomorrow! See you from North Carolina!
Have you ever had dessert for breakfast?