Yesterday, Ashley of healthy ashley straight up DARED me to try something revolutionary by my standards: blend my Coffee Cocoa. So I did Basically, I used my regular recipe, added 1/2 cup of unsweetened chocolate milk and 6 ice cubes in a blender, flipped the “on” switch and voila!
These pictures look so indulgent – and it tasted that way, too! Next time I would probably add a bit more cocoa or some other sweet ingredient (simply because of my extra large sweet tooth!), but other than that I was very happy with my new creation. Thanks for the challenge, Ashley
Along with the Blended Coffee Cocoa, I had a bowl of cold cereal – 1/4 cup TJ’s High Fiber O’s, 1 cup Nature’s Path Puffs and 1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk, as usual;)
I topped the cereal with a sliced banana and a handful of a new trail mix from Trader Joe’s.
This mix is called Anti-OXidant Nut & Berry. It has almonds and walnuts + dried blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and raisins.
Another winner from Trader Joe’s!
I decided to try to go 3 for 3 today by trying out the last flavor in the Clif Mini box: Crunchy Peanut Butter! I was feeling good about this one given my love for PB!
Turns out my instincts were right – another winner! I enjoyed every bite, and think this one might even be my favorite. I’m going to take this research and apply it to the big Clif bars now, using all of YOUR lovely suggestions of course:)
I especially like the way these bars stay so moist. Although I think Julz of SIMPLE and DIVINE would agree that leaving it out to harden a bit is really the best way to go about it!
The bar held me over a little longer than usual today. Finally around 1:00 pm, I was ready for my juicy peach!
Then I whipped out a new find from the grocery store last weekend.
I absolutely love tomato soup, and this seemed like a good way to enjoy it at work! There are two servings per container, but since it was lower in sodium than a lot of soups are (300mg per serving), I just ate both servings as my lunch! All you have to do it heat it in the microwave for roughly 2 minutes – easy peasy!
It tasted good, too. I wouldn’t have minded a slightly thicker consistency, though. Next time, I’ll bring things to add to it to make it a more well-rounded meal.
We chose to eat at a “new” restaurant that I’ve walked by many times before but have never actually eaten at called That Little Mexican Cafe. Yes, that’s actually its name;)
I was feeling a little adventurous, so I ordered a margarita with my mom.
We started out by ordering some guacamole. Little did we know that a woman would soon be coming over to our table with a cart full of ingredients to make the guacamole FRESH for us. Doesn’t get much better than that (right Liz?!):mrgreen:
Here’s my portion with some tortilla chips. The lime juice really made this guacamole the best I’ve ever had. Next time I buy it, I may add some extra lime juice – it gives it a good kick!
For dinner, I ordered the black bean soup. It came drizzled with some sour cream, which I thought looked pretty but tasted just alright (I’m not a big sour cream fan).
I also ordered the Mexican Fire salad, which basically meant mixed greens, carrots, and some spicy red, green and poblano peppers. It was tossed with a cilantro dressing and topped with a little bit of cheese.
It was by far the lightest entree I have EVER ordered at a Mexican restaurant, and I really felt much better afterward. I think all the cheese in some dishes really bothers my stomach, so I’m glad I went this route instead.
After dinner, I went to the gym and did 30 minutes on the Stairmaster + an arm machine workout. Now it’s about that time where I get into bed and fall fast asleep…ZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZz