November 30, 2011 by Katie
Good Morning!!! Today’s What I Ate Wednesday includes all my food from Monday! If you haven’t heard of WIAW, be sure to check it out on Peas and Crayons. I love it because it gives me great new ideas, and I find new blogs to follow! Not that I don’t already follow enough… Haha.
My Monday morning started out with a 7 mile run, and then a frantic scramble to finish up some reading that I didn’t realize I had! Oops. The reading needed some coffee with almond milk. I have a feeling you all will be seeing a lot of coffee on this blog for the next three weeks…
For breakfast, I was craving some greens. I hadn’t eaten any vegetables yesterday and just desperately wanted some veggies! I decided to make my first smoothie in a long time and experimented with tons of greens.
In the mix: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 packet truvia, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 cup spinach, 2 cups kale, 1/4 tsp vanilla and 1/4 tsp xantham gum. I realized mid-smoothie making that I didn’t have anything to top it with, so I microwaved 1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup almond milk and a bit of water. I added cinnamon, and ta da!
It was pretty chilly Monday and I needed something to warm me up, so I got of the bus a couple blocks early and hit up the Argo Tea inside Willis Tower. I got a Masala Chai with an almond milk topper (um, didn’t know that was an option!?!?). They had gotten all set up for the holidays and the decorations put me in a good mood!
For lunch I had the cabbage and lentil soup that I made on Sunday and packed up for the week. I got the recipe from Chelsey on Clean Eating Chelsey. On the side, I had a slice of Udi’s bread. I really like their bread! It almost tasted like it had butter on it! No idea how… but I liked it.
The soup was so good, I couldn’t wait to eat it and actually burnt my tongue pretty badly! It sill hurts, even now! I should learn my lesson…
For an afternoon snack, I had an apple sliced up, and a Pure bar.
Lucky, lucky me, my last class was cancelled! Normally I have to pack lunch AND dinner on Mondays, but my teacher who teaches my late class cancelled for both Monday and Wednesday this week, so I got to go home early!
For dinner I had more of the soup (too good…). I realize this makes for a boring WIAW, but make this soup, and then try and tell me that I’m crazy.
And then for dessert, I made a sampler! Haha, I know, I’m a little crazy. I made a Cinnamon Protein Cupcake, then I had about 1/3 cup greek yogurt with PB flour and truvia mixed in, and finally about 1/2 cup canned pumpkin with almond milk, truvia, cinnamon and nutmeg mixed in. Aaaaand some chocolate chips, of course.
Totally my style of dessert! I can never make up my mind on just one thing!
Do you ever put together “sampler” platters because you just want everything??
How do you feel about “green” smoothies? Yay or nay?