Hey guys! Hope you’re having a happy weekend and that it’s been as relaxing and unproductive as mine has been
This morning, I woke up to some eggplant bacon rounds waiting for me in the dehydrator:
Here is the before pic:
SO incredible! You can find the recipe in this book that I adore
I realllllllly wanted my daily juice, but produce was low in this casa since it’s the end of the week, so I went to The Main Squeeze for a green juice:
I have no idea what exactly was in it, but I asked for a green juice and the owner (Spence the “juice guy”) whipped up something ahhhhmazin’. Methinks it had spinach, parsley, apple and ginger. Even though I was in scrub clothes to the max (and the rest of V-town was in their Sunday church best) I stopped at Atlanta Bread and picked up a bagel sandwich for the pilot.
I wasn’t sure what to eat for the remainder of my bfast, but knew it should have some raw goat cheddar, so I made some caprese:
Tomato with salt and pepper, raw goat cheddar and basil. Kind of an odd choice for a morning meal, but it was so fresh, so good.
THE COCONUT WATER FAIRY PAID ME A VISIT YESTERDAY!
As you guys know, I love me some coconut water and drink it every night after teaching aerobics. It’s nature’s sports drink and is full of electrolytes and potassium. You can read all about the benefits of coconut water here.
I was soooo excited when the lovely people at One Natural Experience offered to send me some coconut water:
Here’s a little bit of info:
O.N.E.™ Coconut Water is the water from inside the young green coconut. The water is extracted from the coconut at approximately seven months, before the meat grows. While the meat of the coconut (from which coconut milk and oils are extracted) is rich in fat and protein; O.N.E.™ Coconut Water has no fat. Our Coconut Water is naturally filtered through the dense fibers of the coconut creating a nutritious, pure, and refreshing isotonic beverage.
O.N.E.™ Coconut Water is 100% natural, and has five essential electrolytes (calcium, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and sodium), more potassium than a banana (15 times the amount of potassium as most sports drinks, without the artificial chemicals found in sports drinks.), no added sugars, no fat, no cholesterol, and no preservatives. Additionally, O.N.E.™ Coconut Water is a naturally sweet, low calorie, hydrating beverage. Due to proprietary manufacturing processes, O.N.E.™ Coconut Water never comes into contact with light or oxygen, maintaining its fresh taste and nutrient content.
So healthy and perfect for electrolyte replenishment after a tough workout. I’m not speaking from experience of course, but I’ve *heard* coconut water also helps with hangovers
Thank you so much, O.N.E!!!!
I finally tried the Survival Bar that I picked up last week:
And it rocked my face off.
I LOVED the texture, flavor and nutritional info of this bar. It had the texture of a Pure bar, the substance of a Larabar, and better nutritional stats than both. I’m sold. Now, where can I find these for less than 2.99 apiece? I’m off to search….
Here’s the nutritional info:
Ingredients: Organic Almond Butter, Organic Date Paste, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic Raisins, Organic Flax Sprout Powder, Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder, Organic Sesame Seeds, BarleyMax® (80% dehydrated organic barley grass juice, 20% dehydrated organic alfalfa grass juice), Carrot Juice Max™ (93% dehydrated organic carrot juice, 7% dehydrated organic brown rice), BeetMax™ (93% dehydrated organic beet juice, 7% dehydrated organic brown rice). Certified by Indiana Certified Organic (ICO)
According to the laboratory supported labeling a Living Food Survival Bar has the following minimum of natural nutritional elements:
Dietary Fiber 6g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 30 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 2%
No added sugars. Contains only naturally occurring sugars
Not too shabby, ehh??? Now I just have to stock up!!!
This afternoon, I hit up the gym for an easy 45 minutes on the elliptical and had a beautifully ripe mango when I got home:
Read in the sun (with SPF of course!) and floated on my gator raft:
And snacked on the wanna-be Quackers I made yesterday:
The texture was dead-on, but the flavor was missing something…
Here’s what I put in there:
-2 parts ground raw almonds (not into a fine flour, just finely chopped in the food processor)
-1 part freshly ground flax seeds (I grind them in the coffee grinder)
-Nutritional yeast, sea salt, chili powder, tumeric
-Filtered water to moisten the mixture
-Spread onto a Teflexx sheet and dehydrated at 115* for 24 hours
They were delicious, but I need to figure out what they’re missing!
I’m off to get ready for a hot date with the pilot, then off for a few errands and dinner at one of our favorites.
Have a great night!
Workout jam of the day: “Take Me on the Floor” by The Veronicas