Blend and enjoy!
I am a wee bit excited because I think I may have found a protein powder that I actually like. In my attempt to up my protein intake, I bought a sample packet of:
Now, I could not give up all my "carby" favorites and did allow myself to eat my favorite meal each day:
Almond Butter and Banana Raspberry Ezekiel English Muffin
1 Ezekiel English Muffin, Toasted1.5 tbsp almond butter1 banana, slicefresh raspberries
My afternoon snack:
Greek Yogurt + Pear + Raw Honey
3/4 cup Fage 2% Greek Yogurt1 pear, slicedDrizzle of Raw Honey
For dinner I have been having soup and salad. I love this combo as well and find it very satisfying.
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons herbes de Provence and 1 teaspoon salt. Add the eggplant, zucchini and bell pepper and cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and their juices, the broth and half of the basil. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer 20 minutes. Puree about half of the soup in a blender, then return to the pot. Add kale and cook a few more minutes until it has wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with the remaining basil.
This soup is simple and delicious. I added a bit of avocado to both my soup and salad because I was in the mood for avocado: )
I am not into deprivation so allowed myself to have a chunk of JEM Raw Chocolate Bar.
JEM Raw Chocolate is amazing. Truly it is ,and a little goes a long way. It is rich and complex and so good.
Jem 72% cacao bar is a dynamically proportioned formula that highlights the bold character and subtle notes of the bean utilized. Stone ground below 118 degrees, this bar embodies the perfect vehicle to deliver the macro micro and phyto nutrients that are present in the raw cacao composition.
I forgot to mention that I drank water, water, water and tea, tea, tea!
This was a day of good eats and I have a few more fun recipes to show you this week. So check back soon.