What’s up, buttercups?! How’s your hump day been? Mine was fantastico…until I calorie counted.
Beginning with breakfast:
A Bowl of Goodness
- 3/4 cup Nature’s Path Organic Pumpkin Seed Raisin Cereal
- 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
- peanut flour banana sauce
- cacao nibs
- sliced strawberries
- goji berries
- 1/2 cup almond milk
Mix all together and enjoy!
I went to do RPM and BodyFlow at the gym then off to Starbucks to study with a Lemon Pie Larabar that paired lovely with some Earl Grey tea. I’m trying different teas to see what I like, and this one was good.
After studying for a few hours, I met my friend Melissa for a late lunch at Cafe Carolina. I got the Cafe Carolina Signature salad: “a unique blend of flavors available exclusively at Cafe Carolina! mixed greens with mandarin oranges, strawberries, dried cranberries, raisins, pineapple, pecans and gorgonzola cheese tossed with our poppy seed dressing and croutons.” YUMMY! They only use a little dressing, and it’s served with a sweet potato biscuit 😉 I didn’t eat the croutons. I just pulled up the nutrition info on this beast and WHOA…almost a 1300 calorie lunch for the salad, dressing, and biscuit. OUCH!
I’ve been in a tea mood all day as it’s been so chilly and rainy outside, so I had some chamomile tea on the side.
After teaching an amazingly fun group of women at Zumba tonight, I was ready for some dinner. Tonight that meant about 1/3 of Amy’s Roasted Vegetable Pizza with no cheese, a salad beast (herb greens, sliced cucs, 4 grape tomatoes, tabouli, hummus, a few carrots), a smoothie, and some mint water.
Smoothie for Today (inspired by my friend Mira’s)
- 1 cup coconut water
- a few sliced strawberries
- a few slices of kiwi
- Twisted Power Powder from Whole Foods
- 1/2 sliced nanner
- goji berries
Here’s Mira’s just to inspire y’all: Banana, blueberries, mango, hemp seeds, maca, vitamineral earth powder, cinnamon, gojis, almond mylk and loooove. She’s the best!
And dessert: organic fuji apple with a little greek yogurt and apple pie spice heated, a 100% unsweetened chocolate square, and an energy ball.
It was just OK. I’m feeling like I ate a lot of calories today..hmmmmm. How do y’all handle calorie counting?
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Off to watch Off the Map with my Mom and then off to bed as I teach 6 a.m. BodyPump tomorrow. Sweet dreams, y’all!