Day 2

22 04 2010

Today was full of green! Which was great it made it feel more like spring.  I started off the day with a Green Monster (check out the recipe in my previous post) sooooo yummy!!!  That actually kept me filled up most of the day, I had an individual serving of low-fat cottage cheese as a snack, but after that I was good to go until dinner.

Dinner was spectacular.  Iowa Girl Eats inspired me to make some homemade guacamole, and since you can’t just eat guacamole (well you COULD but that wouldn’t be very nutritious now would it) I made grilled chicken and veggie quesadillas to go with it.

Sorry that the picture’s kind of blurry.  In the guac:

– 1 whole avocado
– 1 green onion
– a dash of Adobo seasoning (you can use salt if you want, I like Adobo for general use it has garlic and other seasonings in it, you don’t need very much)
– half a small tomato, diced
– a dash of black pepper to taste

For the quesadillas I used La Tortilla Factory tortillas (low carb, gluten-free), which I found out about from Hungry Girl, they seemed a little dry when I took them out of the package, but they ended up tasting great.  Even my boyfriend (whose arm I have to twist to eat healthy) loved them.

Inside the quesadillas:

– diced bell peppers
– diced tomatoes
– diced grilled chicken breast
– diced onion
– mushrooms
– low fat shredded mozzarella cheese

I sautéed the vegetables before hand.  Everything was soooo good!  I will definitely be  making this again.

As far as exercise goes, I kind of overdid it today.  I cleaned my apartment for about 4 hours straight, dancing as I went.  Not sure exactly how many calories I burned, but I’m sore now and however many I burned its more than if I had just laid around all day 🙂

All in all a great second day!

How was your day?

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Green Monster!

22 04 2010

I’ve been reading about the benefits of green smoothies for awhile, but I’ve always been too nervous to try one.  That was until I came across Iowa Girl Eats she raves about the Green Monster on her blog and drinks them all the time.  So I decided to be brave and try one today for breakfast, and I have to say, I’m impressed!  I tweaked her recipe just a bit, I added a spoonful of Chobani vanilla Greek yogurt to make it a little thicker (mine seemed a bit watery) and I haven’t received the Chia seeds I ordered yet so I couldn’t add those.

Here’s her recipe

1/2 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze (almond milk)
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 frozen banana (I cut it in half before I froze it to make it easier to blend)
enough spinach to fill the blender to the top

1 spoonful of vanilla Chobani greek yogurt (optional…this was my add in)

Put all the ingredients in the blender except the frozen banana and blend until smooth.  Then add the banana and again blend until smooth.

And enjoy 🙂

Here’s my Green Monster