Friday, April 24, 2009

Return of the pumpkin!

To my bowl of oats that is. I went grocery shopping AGAIN yesterday. I do this way too often. But I needed a few things, which turned into $40. (*Insert smirk here*) But one of the things I got was canned pumpkin which I am so excited to have for my breakfasts. It bulks up oatmeal and adds a serving of veggies to breakfast! :)

1/2 C oats
1/3 cup pumpkin
2 tsp flax
2 tsp noni juice
1 chopped fig (the white-ish kind from WF; I like these way better than the dark figs)
2 chopped strawberries
sprinkling of carob chips


I topped it with my usual 1/2 cottage cheese and a small spoon of PB.


I had a fantastic day yesterday! It started with a great workout. I did 44 minutes of running and walking on the treadmill. It was probably about 25 minutes of actual running and the rest walking. It said I burned 415 calories, and I usually enter a weight about 10 pounds less to offset the inaccurately high numbers it gives. Whatever; it felt good. Then I returned home to find the Mix My Granola that I won from Jenna's giveaway.


Of course I had to try some right away! It's seriously delicious!!!

I thought this piece of dried strawberry was particularly cute! :)

For the fastest lunch ever (I seriously had about 8 minutes to prepare, heat and eat this!) I made this Indian entree with one whole zucchini chopped into it:

It said there are two servings in it, but they would have been tiny servings, so really there was only one, 200 calorie, serving! :)


Then I taught two violin lessons and I did the grocery shopping I mentioned. I stopped at WF and got a bunch of good stuff. Here's the produce:


  • red chard
  • one onion
  • 3 organic gala apples
  • green beans on sale ($1/lb!)
  • strawberries
I also bought (but could takes pictures of):

-Cheddar Nut Thins
-Cottage cheese
-Can of pumpkin
-2 Odwalla bars ($1 each, to be chopped up on oatmeal!)
-5 figs (also to be oatmeal toppings)
-skim Kefir (I like it and I had a coupon!)
-1 ThinkBeautiful bar (aka, ThinkThin--but that's a terrible name!)
-1 Balance bar (I had coupons for all the bars, making them around $1 each)
-this Green Kombucha as a special treat! I LOVE them, but they're over $3 each which is obscenely expensive! Even on sale it was $3 even, but I just really wanted it. Ugh, Please bring the price down, oh highly esteemed Kombucha-making company!

I also ate an apple in my car on the way home.


Then I went to adult gymnastics!! So exciting! I got my aerial cartwheel back! And I connected roundoff back tuck on trampoline, back layouts on tramp, and was feeling good with my front handsprings on floor. I also found out that I can do this one really cool "breakdancing" pose where I'm on my hands and both knees are resting on my right elbow, feet off the ground. I had an awesome time! That was about 1 hour and 10 minutes, and it was another good workout!

I came home and was pretty hungry so I made this shake:

I'm not going to lie. I really didn't like this AT ALL. It's pretty gross, actually! Sorry BioChem people. I WANTED to like it! I REALLY TRULY did. And I still drank it all because of the amazing nutritional information. But it honestly tasted HORRIBLE. I'm sorry, but I just cant recommend it. But I did get a crap ton of amazing nutrients! :)

I had some Cheddar Nut Thins with it to help offset the shake's taste.


I was still hungry so I made a delicious bowl of Kefir and MixMyGranola! Yummm! I threw some puffed Kamut in to give it more volume.


I went out to a bar VERY close to my house with my friend--yes, him--and we talked for another 2 hours. During which time I sipped two large vodka and cranberries. I wonder if I'd lose weight if I stopped drinking? But really now, what fun would that be? Besides, cranberry juice has lots of vitamin C and vodka is VEGAN!! Hahaha!

P.S. Peanut Butter and Jenny is giving away some amazing snacks!

Happy Friday everyone!!!

6 comments:

  1. Mhmm. I luff your oatmeal combos/toppings!
    Pumpkin = <3

    And that granola mix looks divine! I've actually never had a dried strawberry...
    Need ta hunt me down summa those. =]

    Anyhow. I hope you have a lovely weekend - take care! <3

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  2. sounds like you had a great day!

    I love mix my granola, but it's just way to expensive to buy on a normal basis.

    I've never had a Kombucha, but they are all over the blogworld, which makes me want to try one!

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  3. I don't like it when health foods are rather expensive :'( Especially the bars, because I waste my pay check on those. But lucky for you! You found Odwalla bars for $!?! They don't sell those here in Canada, aww pooie!

    Anywho, yummy-lookin' breakfast bowl you've got there. Congrats on winning le granola! I hardly ever buy produce myself, because I'm far too stupid to know what is fresh and what is bad. Plus, I would probably get zuchinnis instead of cucumbers. :P (they look similar!)

    Yummy snacks (in reference to your bowl of Kefir). The puffed kamuts are so cute!

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  4. wow...all these marvelous prodcut reviews are making me drool like crzy!!
    pumpking oats are my fav, too!

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  5. I am so scared of the pumpkin in my oats. But I think I'm gonna try them bc yours look so good! Haha, lovely buys :D That granola looks super yummy!
    <3 jess :)
    xxx

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  6. ohhh i cant do the pumpkin in the oats.. too much for me!

    congrats on getting the gymnastics groove back- it must have been so much fun!

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