Haha! Just sitting here relaxing and scoping out the blogs, and realized I said I would talk about food again today.
Today was my ‘sabbath rest’ day. I am really enjoying the routine of this day every week. I really like routine, and it isn’t always available on a nurse’s schedule (working different days every week.) I made an unofficial rule that I can’t cook on my rest day. So I had made a double batch of green smoothie and a double batch of steel cut oatmeal yesterday, and those were all ready for this morning. Yumm. I actually tried making some strong coffee and mixing it half and half with some almond milk. But no go. Threw it out and had a cup of that herbal tea. I think I will hit ‘the ‘Bucks’ tomorrow after my workout, though!
I broke the no cooking rule, because I had decided that when the cleanse was over I wanted to try Lori’s recipe for bean brownies (thanks to Pubsgal’s recommendation.) This recipe really is full of healthy stuff. Well, I took a tiny taste when they came out of the oven, and thought, ‘oh no. Too beany for me.’ But when they cooled, I took another bite, and I thought, ‘well, they are actually probably better tasting than those stupid protein bars that you buy once in a while because the wrapper makes them look like a candy bar, and their ingredients are MUCH better.’ So I ate it. No, not the whole pan, silly. I ate one brownie, and put the rest in the freezer. Check out Lori’s recipe. I did use black beans, because that is what I had, and I also added 2 Tbsps cocoa powder because I thought it was strange that they were called brownies and they had no chocolate in the batter. BTW, you all know that cocoa powder is a really good deal, right? Only 15 calories per Tbsp!
Since I ate that brownie at 11am, I wasn’t hungry for lunch until 1:30, when I had a fabulous salad. I love making salad when I give myself permission to put a few goodies in, like pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, raisins, and avocado. That lasted me until about 4, when I had a great bowl of honeydew melon and fresh pineapple. I topped it with a Kozyshack sugarfree tapioca–I guess you can see I strayed a bit from the cleanse diet today…
So here’s the interesting thing. I think it is partly because I am eating high fiber, but mostly I think it is because I eat fairly heavy in the morning–I am not that hungry at dinner time. I held off and didn’t eat until 7:30, and I had a really really wonderful tomato that my neighbor had given me, with the classic topping of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, and a bit of fresh mozarella. That’s it! Well, except for ‘dessert,’ which was a great peach topped with some homemade yogurt. And last snack of the night was a couple of my beloved lo-bars.
I can see that this entry would be greatly enhanced by some good food photos. Sorry bout that. Some of my food today was really pretty, too.
I did more reading than usual today (not just blog reading!,) and finished another quilt top! If I ever get myself organized and start listing my quilts for sale on Etsy, you guys will be the first to know.
Have a great day. I am looking forward to my weigh in and my workout with Vicky tomorrow. Oh yeah–I get my new glasses tomorrow! I’ll try to remember to post a picture for you.
P.S. Juice! Talk about spacing problems–what’s up with that? I am too tired to try and solve the problem tonight.