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The Grass is Greener…Um, I Mean Amazing-er.

Posted Jun 08 2009 10:46pm

Good eveeeening! And happy birthday, Sarah!

I am currently catching up on my DVR shows before I have to get rid of Comcast. I missed a lot of season finales, so this has been a cliffhanger kind of night. Today I started packing my things, which feels very odd! It’s also a bit overwhelming – you never realize how much stuff you accumulate until you have to box it up! It’s time to figure out what the most important things are :)

Today was a pretty great day in terms of eats – something “blogworthy” for once! I woke up this morning craving a smoothie, so I decided to make use of my Amazing Grass samples that I received recently.

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This was the berry flavor of the “Green SuperFood,” and you can read about all the benefits here. I decided to make my own version of a green smoothie.

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen sweet cherries
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax
  • 1 packet Berry Green SuperFood

It wasn’t really green, per se, but a nice brown color …ha.

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It was excellent! It really gave me a boost of energy, and I didn’t even notice the powder in there at all. I felt so light and summery while drinking it :) I’m looking forward to trying some of the other samples. Big thanks to Teri Jo from Amazing Grass for the samples! And Caroline for hooking me up, too!

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • 285 calories
  • 5g fat
  • 66g carbohydrates
  • 18g fiber
  • 9g protein

The only downfall to drinking a smoothie is that it makes me cold! A little while later, I made myself a mug of Coffee Cocoa to warm back up.

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I spent the rest of the morning putting the finishing touches on my photojournalism project. I can’t wait until class is over tomorrow and I can finally scream, “I’M DONE WITH COLLEGE!!” :) I’ve been waiting for that moment for a few weeks now. I also had a great interview with a dietician for the blog – more on that in an upcoming post!

Then I started the daunting task of packing. Oh boy. I snacked on an apple while I got to work.

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But it didn’t take too long before I wanted lunch.

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I didn’t realize unti later today that my lunch was very… beany. Ya.

I found a can of green beans that needed to be used up, so I heated them on the stove and added some sliced almonds and a sprinkle of Goya. They were great!

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I also had a Morningstar Black Bean Burger on an Arnold Sandwich Thin. I missed these!

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It was a very filling and beany sort of lunch. Good for the digestion ;)

After lunch, I yelled at myself – VeggieGirl can attest – to get a move on (literally!) with the packing. I actually filled about 4 boxes and made a pile of donations, so I’m going to call today a success. I took a break for another snack of fresh fruit: blueberries, blackberries and dark cherries. I am so happy that cherries are back!! Last summer, I bought a bag of Rainier cherries almost every week.

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Packing took up most of my afternoon. Then I decided to hit up the gym for some more intense cardio. I did 30 minutes on the Stairmaster and then came home and did some ab exercises. By the time I got cleaned up, I was hungry for dinner.

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I’ve been using up all of the stuff we have left in the fridge/freezer lately, and tonight, that meant tilapia. I coated the tilapia with mesquite seasoning and cooked it in strips on the stove until it was nice and crispy. They were so good!

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On the side, I had a whole wheat tortilla filled with almond butter and raspberry jam.

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After dinner, I went on a walk around campus with two of my best friends. We’ve been doing this a few times when the weather is nice, and it’s so much fun! I just wish we would have thought to start it sooner. It gives us a chance to take a break from it all and catch up.

I can’t believe another day is over already! Last day of class tomorrow – I better get some sleep ;)

Have a tubular Tuesday,

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