Hey guys! Hope your day went well! I’m happy to say the insanity is over and I got through the two aerobics classes and five training appointments. The next crazy day is Wednesday and the rest of the week should be smooth sailing (I hope!).
Congrats again to Lindsey on her cookbook victory and thank you so much to all of you for entering!!! I definitely recommend purchasing this cookbook if you want to dip your toe into the raw food world… I absolutely love it 😀
I started the day with my current fave green juice:
1 green apple, 1 pear, parsley, cucumber and lemon… so tart and delicious
I was really hankering for fruit this morning, so I whipped out this funny-looking Saturn peach that Jeni and I each got on Saturday because, well.. they were funny-looking
I chopped up said fruit and put him into a bowl with his rainier cherry and bananner buddies. I loved that funny little peach! Supa sweet
I taught a sweaty sauna spin class (AC still no workie) and then came home to put the pilot’s dinner in the slow cooker.
I snacked on a square of this extra dark chocolate while I cooked:
Slow cooker Chicken Chow Mein
-1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-2 cloves garlic
-1 medium onion, chopped
-2 stalks celery, chopped
-2 carrots, diagonally sliced
-1 small can water chestnuts, drained
-2 tbs hoisin sauce
-1 can chicken broth
-1 ts minced ginger
-EVOO, sea salt and pepper
1. Chop all of the veggies and put into the slow cooker (including water chestnuts)
2. Season the chicken with sea salt and pepper and brown for 3 minutes on each side for 3 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool slightly. Slice the chicken on a diagonal into large bite-sized pieces.
3. Add the hoisin sauce, ginger, seasonings and chicken broth, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
4. Serve with noodles 😀
After a few hours:
The pilot’s plate:
He was a huge fan and it was SO easy to put together.. and our house smells like an Asian bistro. That’s ok with me 😉
After I got his meal a-cookin’, I made the Suddenly St. Tropez salad I love:
(the pic I took was blurry, so I dipped into the archives)
It never gets old and the flavor combination is excellent. I promise to switch things up a little so you guys don’t get bored though 😉
I went to work to train and then came home for a beautiful 20 minute hip opening flow followed by cleaning out the almond butter jar.
I also had this new bar, which I ADORED:
From the website:
Serving Size : One bar (50g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fatty Acids 0g
Total Carbohydrate 27g
Dietary Fiber 5g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.
Certified Organic Ingredients: Organic Cashew Butter, Organic Dates, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic Dark Chocolate Chips – Non-Dairy (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Non-GMO Soya Lecithin), Organic Coconut, Organic Bio Sprouts™ – Quinoa, Organic Bio Sprouts™ – Flax
Caution: May contain pieces of date pits, stems, nut shells or seeds.
It was ahhhhhhmazing. Just like my favorite Survival bar, plus chocolate chips! I’m sold 😀
I also grabbed a date (the fruit kind, not the man kind)
And a few more cherries for the road:
I went to the base gym to teach Zumba and was doubting anyone would show up because of the AC situation. I munched this while I waited:
It was 2 minutes until class was supposed to start and 20 people came in. Awesome!! Class was great, even though it was much more challenging in the HEAT, but a blasty as usual 😀
After class, I munched this in the car on the way back to the other gym for my last two training appointments.
Small Ezek. tortilla with a Sunshine burger, no sugar added organic ketchup and mustard
And a coconut water, for electrolyte replacement:
My last two appointments were fun, even though I was dead tired. The good news: my funny quotes lady has already lost 2% body fat. I’m so proud of her 😀
When I got home, I was still munchy –I was a snack monkey today, but two aerobic classes with no AC will do that to ya- so I grabbed Ezekiel toast with a smear of AB and apricot preserves.
Much better 😀
Our guest hasn’t arrived –we’re thinking tomorrow will be the day- but to those of you who asked, no it’s not Little Friend. Little Friend was adopted last week by a family who lives out in the country with a lot of other animals.. I hope they take excellent care of her, as we weren’t able to keep her (despite the begging fest I gave the pilot).
Bella was bummed out because she wanted a new sister:
I’m finally chilling in my jammies and going to crash out early. I got a sub for spin tomorrow night because we have a wives meeting, so I’m going to check out the new kickbox cardio class at the gym, get a juice, come home and make white chocolate raspberry cheesecake to take to the wives’ coffee, and be blogging around lunchtime 😀
Have a wonderful night!