April 21, 2011
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Yesterday wasn’t my best day. I finally understand the quote about working out because you can. Two weeks ago I was struggling to get up the motivation to get the gym (even though I always enjoyed it once I got there), and now I feel like I’m becoming depressed from the absence of good cardio.
My day improved dramatically when I saw a box marked “Love Street Living Foods” waiting for me when I got home from work. I ordered it less than a week ago! The box had about 4 layers of tape on it and big warning labels reading, “DO NOT IRRADIATE – ORGANIC FOOD”. I felt like I was getting some top secret package – but instead it contained samples of various Artisana nut butters and coconut oils that I had requested from Love Street Living (similar to the ones Clare got). I felt bad only paying for shipping for these yummy samples, so I also purchased a bag of organic coconut flakes (since I have a hard time finding any that are unsweetened in my lame local grocery store). The small jars are only about 2 inches tall – so cute! I will review them as I sample them.
Since stayed up late (read: fell asleep on the couch) watching the Penguins in double overtime last night, I didn’t make overnight oats or a breakfast cookie for this morning. I gave myself some extra time and whipped up a new oat recipe – I’ll call it Cocoa-coconut Whipped Banana Oats. There were so many ingredients involved: oats, Designer Whey protein powder, a banana, chocolate Green Superfood, coconut milk, organic coconut flakes, vanilla extract, and macadamia nut butter (and extra coconut on top). Such a delicious combination!
Backtracking… I had nothing in the house to make for dinner and really didn’t feel like going grocery shopping when my ankle was so sore. Luckily I had some fresh herbs, crushed tomatoes, goat cheese, and half a jar of artichoke hearts. Socca pizza to the rescue!
Socca pizza is definitely one of my go-to dinners these days. It only took about 15 minutes to make, has a decent nutrient profile thanks to the garbanzo bean flour, and there are so many topping options!
I’m really excited to attend a “Water for Elephants” movie premiere tonight with my mom. We got tickets for a pre-movie cocktail reception then we get to attend the screening. The book was such a great read and the previews look really promising. Happy Thursday!