I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was pretty good, no complaints here. Well, except that like all weekend's, it was too short for my taste. I woke up this morning feeling pretty miserable after a weird night of sleep, but I'm feeling much better now after a good workout. I'm wondering if it is really going to reach 78 degrees today.
Over the weekend, I made two very tasty post-workout breakfasts, perfect for warmer weather. I have a feeling that this will be the Spring/Summer of Smoothies for me. I do love smoothies, especially after a hard workout on a warm day, but I haven't made many of them. Woody even commented as I was starting to enjoy my concoction Saturday morning "It takes you a long time to make a smoothie" to which I replied, "that's cause I'm still learning!"
Saturday's smoothie was an all-in; frozen fruit - banana, blueberries, strawberries, mango - ground flax seeds, chia seeds, sliced almonds, cinnamon, unsweetened almond milk and non-fat greek yogurt. Can't get much more loaded that that, right? It was a bit on the thick side, which I think is a result of my ratio of greek yogurt to almond milk being a bit off. Try and learn, right? So what if I had to "drink" it with a spoon, what matters most is that it was healthy and delicious! Along with the smoothie (because mine are kind of small-ish), I had a piece of Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted bread with Mighty Maple peanut butter!
|Need to practice my pouring skills so I|
keep the sides of the glass clean!
Sunday I went to the gym at City Hall with Woody but made a trip to the Whole Foods in Tribeca before heading home. On the walk home I decided I was in the mood for fresh granola. I haven't made granola in months but it was already going to be 11:30am by the time I got home, so why not wait a little longer for breakfast and make granola? Then I decided to take it a step farther and make it a parfait! Even though I realized just as I was about to enjoy it that I had forgotten to include cinnamon, it was delicious and I didn't even miss the cinnamon!
In the granola mix: whole rolled oats, sliced almonds, roasted peanuts (unsalted, no oil), raw sunflower seeds, chia seeds, ground flax seeds, dried cherries, and honey. In the parfait: Greek yogurt, strawberries, banana, granola and a drizzle of honey. Dangerously delicious!
I think Woody was a little jealous of my parfait, but he had already had a smoothie by the time I got home. (I grocery shopped Sunday morning and he was on bathroom/kitchen cleaning duty. He's so good at it!) At least there was granola left for this morning!
On the workout tip, I had two good ones over the weekend. I didn't run but I did spend some quality time with the elliptical both days; 75 minutes on Saturday and 60 on Sunday. I also did some strength training and stretching. Overall I felt pretty good. I'm just taking it a day at a time and even though I had to miss the Scotland Run 10K in Central Park yesterday that I had been looking forward too, I'm not counting myself out of the Broad Street Run.
- What's your favorite warm-weather breakfast?
- Did you watch The Masters over the weekend? (Woody was glued to the TV all weekend and got me hooked Sunday evening. It was actually kind of exciting!)
Saturday's workout -
3x10 versa-loop (apparently that's the real name!) side squats
3x10 leg press
2x10 versa-loop front, side & back kicks
3x10 upright row
3x10 cable push-downs
Sunday's workout -
60 minute elliptical
3x10 versa-loop side squats
2x10 versa-loop front, side, and back kicks
3x10 lat pull-down
3x10 hammer curls
Today's workout -
40 min elliptical
4x10 side squats
2x10 front, side, back versa-loop kicks
3x10 lateral arm raise
3x10 overhead tricep extension