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Cherry Cashew Cheese + Refueling

Posted Jan 21 2010 12:00am
by Danielle

Today was the second day of school (woot) and on Mondays/Wednesdays I don’t have class until 1:25. That means, I get to go for a run in the morning :)

I was feeling today. I didn’t think taking 3 days off from exercise would matter, but I’m sure feeling it now. I see some yoga in my future…

I’ve missed my bowls of oatmeal but I never feel like making it in the morning. But yesterday, a bright idea struck:

Why don’t you just make it the night before and then reheat it the next day?

Duh.

So that’s what I did

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Last night, I made a batch of oats with the following:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 scoop Jay Robb Vanilla Brown Rice Protein
  • 2 Heaping spoonfuls shredded coconut
  • 1 Heaping spoonful ground flax

In the morning, all I did was add another splash of almond milk and topped it with goldenberries

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Those little berries have a tang to them!

Then, I had to go to Parking Services & get a permit for the semester. I got away with parking illegally all of yesterday which is surprising because VT’s parking police are .

After digesting a bit, it was time to run! The song of the day was:

Lady Gaga & Beyonce – Telephone

…the lyrics are pretty stupid, but it has a great beat :cool:

I mentioned yesterday that running really suppresses my appetite, but for some reason I came home famished. This is why I love the freezer/refrigerator. Just heat + eat

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First was a Chickpea Sensation patty covered in Dijon mustard

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And a side of roasted brussels (eaten cold)

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The brussels were dipped in the most  dollop of deliciousness

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That would be Gena’s Cashew Cheese with Lemon and Dried Cherries.

O.m.g was this good. I wouldn’t exactly title this a “cheese” because I didn’t really taste any cheese-like flavors. It was more like a thick, sweet, creamy dip. I loved the hint of lemon + the chunks of dried cherries.

Lunch part 2 included yogurt topped with kiwi slices and wheat germ

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A little random, but oh so good ;)

Then it was off to my 3 classes of the day: Communicating with Food, Ecology, and Public Speaking <—I’m getting nervous just thinking about it :?

Classes went well but I had to do a lot of power- walking. I have 15 minutes to get from one place to the next so I’m across campus. Sorry if anyone waved to me or said “Hi” and went unnoticed…I was on a mission.

Dinner incorporated almost every veggie that was stocked in my fridge- assembled in a lovely hot salad fashion

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In the bowl:

  • Steamed spinach
  • Grilled peppers, yellow squash, mushrooms, onions, & brussels
  • White Beans
  • Tempeh White Bean Sausage Patty
  • Mary’s Crackers

I devoured it.

Dessert could have been a number of different things but all I wanted was…

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Protein ice cream. Topped with crunchy sun-nut butter and sprinkled with dark chocolate covered cocoa nibs. Perfection

*I also just wanted to clarify something that I’ve stated before. I picture everything I eat! I realize that I’m getting a few more readers (hey!) and I don’t want anyone to compare their food intake to mine. If you want me to be perfectly honest, I’ll list what isn’t pictured:

  • A Cherry Cashew Pure Bar
  • 2 homemade protein bars
  • A large bowl of cinnamon puffins with almond milk
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Another heaping scoop of cherry cashew cheese

If I eat a lot of veggies (as pictured above), then I have to eat a little more to sustain my energy. I think it’s so important to re-fuel after exercise!

Well, I should probably get cracking on my homework. But before I go…

Happy Birthday Dad :)

My dad is the one who inspired me to start running & he’s running the marathon with me in June! How many people’s dad’s can do that?!?

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