It seems that every Wednesday I always say "well I've had a lot of exciting things this week" .. but it's always true! (to me at least ...)
How is it exciting? Well for starters, this girl can rock a salad and so every single salad I have is just the best.salad.ever. Also, I've made some cool little treats that are drool worthy no matter who you are. And lastly, I've been on a green juice kick lately and I think it's because I've found the perfect ratio for my taste buds and energy levels. And when that happens .. it's magical.
Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies. The recipe is here and is one of the neatest things I've made. It's a totally different flavor than what I usually play with and because they are so cute and easy to pop in your mouth they are unusually addicting.
Blueberry Kale Smoothie. I love blueberries and whenever I see them on sale or in an abnormally large container I make sure to get some. Then, as usual, I have a hard time keeping up with them so they inevitably end up in a massive smoothie. This one had a pint of blueberries, lots of kale, frozen bananas and nut mylk. I topped with some bee pollen for an extra boost. It was good.
Fruit. I wish you could really taste these nectarines. They were perfectly ripe and juicy and made the green juice shine. I had a monomeal of nectarines this week with a massive greenie and it was probably my favorite meal of the week.
Greens. As always, I have a massive salad every single day and sometimes twice a day. I crave them. If a day goes by where there are not an inordinate amount of greens involved I get a little sad and panicky.
Green Juice. Lots of it. The boo and I just watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead for the first time (I know, I know, I can't believe it took me that long to get to it, either) and I just felt so inspired to make my green juice consumption a lot more dedicated. What was even more inspiring was that my SO said the same, that he'd like to drink green juice daily, as well. And you know? So far both of us are very loyal greenies! (my fave combo, by the way, is 1 large cucumber, 2 gala apples, 1" ginger, 1 lemon, 1 lime, and 3-4 large leaves of kale blended with about a cup of water and strained through a mesh bag)
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Sometimes I love to add cooked quinoa to my salads. It adds an extra little something and is packed with benefits that raw fruits and veggies don't have. Sometimes I'll make a big pot of it at the beginning of the week and then scoop some out for lunch everyday, as needed. I mainly do this for the hubby since he "hates chewing grass" for lunch ... it breaks up the salad and makes it a bit heartier.
I feel I'm finally finding a nutritional rhythm that works for my body. One that keeps me fed, keeps a bit of meat on my bones, but also makes me feel really good. And that's what matters the most!