I had the hardest time staying awake today! Maybe it was due to the fact that we went to bed at 1:15am and got up at 5:30 to go snowboarding?? I don’t know what is with our late bedtimes but we are both night owls. The drive to the mountains is about 1.5hrs and I was doing the “fall asleep head bob” move like it was my job. I could not wake up! I was completely sloppy on the mountain today, falling a lot and still tired from boarding in the powder on Monday. Okay, so I actually fell asleep on the lift! Then did the head-bob the whole drive home.
WAit a second…let’s rewind!
I enjoy getting our food ready when we head to the mountains or on any road trip. Crazy? Well, I know we’re eating healthy and saving money…win, win!
What I packed:
overnightmorning soaked muesli
- pb+j for the mountain
- oikos chocolate small yogurt
- Amazing Grass GreenSuperFood bar [chocolate]
- The fruit+nut balls were Chris’s breakfast
I have gotten some awesome packages in the mail this week! First, Stonyfield sent me a bunch of coupons for Oikos. Holy excited! I love the thickness + creaminess of Oikos. Even though I looove Wallaby Yogurt, it’s hard for me to eat it because Oikos has double the protein and less sugar. Did you know you can get coupons on their website? Recently, I talked about Oikos Caramel, that comes in the smaller 4 pack case. Well, it is like dessert! They have another new flavor that I had to try as well…Chocolate! I had it on the way home from boarding and it was fabulous. It had a deep cocoa flavor and was not too sweet. However, between the two, caramel won my heart. For everyday eating I really enjoy the plain with my own mix-ins. Welllll the strawberry is magnificent too! The reason I am drawn to the plain is because it has more protein, less calories, and less sugar than any of the flavors.
I got another exciting package in the mail as well. This one was from Amazing Grass!!! I need more green monsters in my life so now I am stocked for a few weeks! I have also been wanting to try their GreenSuperFood bars for some time now. I’ll highlight all of the products as I try them out. Stay tuned for that! You can expect to see something green in my breakfast tomorrow…can’t wait! :)
I used Bob’s Red Mill Muesli for my “overnight” oats, but I didn’t really let them soak overnight. Right on the bag it says you can let them sit for 5-10min or overnight. Sweet! I much prefer the muesli cold than hot because it contains raisins and I don’t really like hot dried fruit. Okay, so here is what I added in the mix:
Sweet Potater Morning Muesli
- 1/2c muesli
- 1/2c vanilla almond milk
- 1/4c SF Oikos Plain
- 1/4c canned organic sweet potater
- almond butter glob
I also made a little container of mix-ins for eating in the car. I made this “to go” because I did not need to be eating breakfast at 6am even though my stomach was saying “feeeed meeee.” I chugged some h2o and ate one of the fruit+nut doughballs to hold me over. At 7:30am I scarfed down my oats :)
I forgot my
camera memory card, so I don’t have any “consumption” photos. Oooops!
LOVED the combo with the sweet potato. It was just a tad runny, so next time only 1/4c almond milk. If it sat overnight, I’m sure it would have absorbed more. Oh well, I didn’t mind my muesli soup!
I never got around to eating the Amazing Grass bar…until I got home. I wanted to go for a walk at Wash Park but was starving. Instead of the chocolate I wanted to give the “original” a try. I ate half to hold me over during the walk.
If you are new to AG products and wheatgrass in general, I would probably start with one of the flavored versions. I really enjoyed it but have had a lot of wheatgrass drinks before, so I am used to the earthy flavor. Love my GREEN! mmmmm
So I walked a brisk 3 miles. It was quite chilly and totally drab outside. It was a gorgeous day at the mountain but pretty “blah” in Denver. Oh well, just fun being outside!
Dakottttttta…Love her face!
A few drab photos on the walk…where I was attacked by geese and dodging goose poop with every step!
This will be so much prettier in a few months!
After I got back I did Whittle My Middle II. I love ab workouts but this one is killer!
- Front Plank – 70sec
- Side Plank – 45sec – each side
- Torso Twist – 2 sets of 20 reps
- Plank Ups [SO hard] – 15 reps
- Boat Pose – 2 sets of ~20 reps
- Bicycle – 65 reps
- Side Plank Twists – 10 each side
Dinner needed to be quick + cheap. It ended up SO good and 100% husband approved :) It couldn’t have been easier!
Cook brown rice –> Top with Kidney Beans + Salsa + Cheese Sprinkles
Salad –> Top with carrots + Stale baguette croutons ;) + Local Goat Cheese + Easy homemade balsamic
nom nom nom
Balsamic –> Equal parts Olive Oil + Balsamic + few splashes of Apple Cider Vin + s/p + garlic powder –> vigorously whisk or use hand/immersion blender [my new fav. kitchen appliance!]
Dinner was pretty light, so I was already thinking about snack time during din :) How old am I?
First time trying this and it’s oh.so.good.
If you like a super crunchy, not-sweet cereal, packed with fiber + protein and not too high in calories, then this is for YOU!
I give the ingredient list TWO thumbs UP! [Kamut, wheat flour, wheat bran, evap. can juice, whole oat flour, spelt flour, barley flour, millet, quinoa, sea salt, honey] YUM
I sprinkled a few dried cranberries and unsweetened dried coconut. LOVE the crunch!!!!
With vanilla almond milk. Get in ma’ bellllly!!!
3/4c serving = 120cal, 1g fat, 5g fiber, 4g sugar, 4g protein – I think that’s pretty impressive considering it’s not one of the 200+ calorie cereals/granolas loaded with sugar
I’m meeting Laura at RUSH Bowls tomorrow, in Boulder, for a delicious lunch smoothie bowl. I cannot freaking wait!! I haven’t been back there since my lucky day where I was invited in to try out as many of their bowls as I wanted….[drool]
It’s 11:15…I’m thinking of going up to bed at midnight. We’ll see if I actually do!
Happy Friday people!! Anyone have good weekend plans?? I know we’ll be up in the mountains one of the days but other than that, I’m not sure of anything we have going on.
p.s. CO Blogger meet-up UPdate! If you missed my post on holding a CO blogger meet up and you are interested check it out here! If you are interested in coming please leave me a comment. I had a question for everyone. I just realized I planned in on Sat. Feb 13th. This is the day before Valentine’s Day, which just occurred to me. I was thinking a lot of people might be trying to go out to dinner with their significant other on the 13th rather than on Sunday? If so, I was thinking we could do an early afternoon pot-luck brunch + mimosas [or something like that]. I want to try and keep it the same date since so many of you were available. Let me know what you think!