Fro-yo love… and green juice too

When the whole fro-yo craze came about, I was not here and only now is the rest of the world catching up. Sure, you have Golden Spoon, which is perfectly good, but I’m talking about fantastic and unique fro-yo flavors starting with plain tart. It’s an agreeable flavor, but my favorites are from Yogurtland: pistachio and toasted coconut. So after cardio sculpt fusion (TurboKick and weights) and lunch… and a nap, I convinced my cousin to go with me for coffee from Milk + Honey. I got their yerba mate latte and had half. My cousin got a delicious peach iced tea with mango jelly.

Lunch: salmon, shirataki noodles, veggies

Then yogurt. Mmm. I need to cut myself off though. This is the THIRD day in a row I’ve eaten yogurt. Today I got my favorites with toppings. If I were healthy, I would get fruit, but I love me some cheesecake, cookie dough, and mochi bites. Eek. :/

Okay, time to get my green juice on. I stopped by Trader Joe’s after my first workout of the day and bought cucumbers, celery, and bananas. My green juice was inspired by M.C. Barao‘s mean green juice:

  • 1 c. spinach (she used kale)
  • 1/2 cuke
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3/4 cup applesauce (I have a lot left so had to use it!)
  • water

It wasn’t huge because I didn’t want to be completely full. I had a good time listening to Jillian Michaels’ podcast on protein while on the stair climber for 20 minutes, but I about died in BodyPump. Everything just seemed harder to handle today – my face looked a little purplish red. 😦 I got a good workout though.

I’m writing this with “MasterChef” on the telly. I’m super nervous. I consoled myself with a Nuttzo butter and Crofter’s SuperFruit jam on a tortilla. For dessert, 1/2 cup Dannon Oikos plain with a dab of mango butter (consumed it all) and my nightly bourbon vanilla protein powder, which by the way is still amazing delicious.

My weekend in one post

Its been a few days. Thanks to my roommate, I get to blog!

Okay, so let me catch you all up. I’ve been cooking, juicing, and baking just once.

On Saturday, I went to the tailgates before weightlifting and yoga/Pilates and a bit of cardio. I bought honey and walnut goat cheese from Three Graces Dairy, a gluten-free cowboy cookie from Night & Day Bakery, and almond-walnut butter from Jack’s Nut Butters.

I finally bought goat cheese. It was delicious, but I love goat cheese. It may be my favorite with its sourish taste. My roommate isn’t a fan. The cookie wasn’t too bad, but I definitely love Night & Day Bakery’s pistachio olive oil cake and the cookies haven’t proved to be as good. Finally, the nut butter was good, but it has a strong coconut oil taste to it.

After the North Asheville Tailgate, I headed to the City Market for a parsley plant, a strawberry-chocolate pie turnover from Pies in Disguise, and a mushroom pate turnover. Everything was just okay and oh, now that I mentioned it, I need to water my parsley plant.

Parsley plant

My roommate and I went downtown for a walk on the sunny day and then to the All Go West Fest where we listened to a few sets of some unknown band. We’re not much into music is so we couldn’t get very excited.

I went for a Easter Hike & Flow with Asheville Community Yoga. It was a nice 2.5 mile hike up, yoga, and then we came back down. Because it was Easter and most people spend that day with their families, the people who went were new to the area. Some were older and had amazing experiences like cross-country road tripping and farming.

Hike & Flow

Today is my day off working out cause step made my knee hurt a little, but I can tell and I need to be concerned cause once knee pain comes, it never goes away. Right?

Anyways, I’ll just start sharing pictures.

Creamy green smoothie

Kris’ go-to smoothie

Carrot cake smoothie

Easy cashew cream: equal parts water and cashews with a bit of vanilla

Carrot cake cinnamon rolls

It has been so long that I don’t even remember how to use a PC. I can’t get all the pictures up, but I made a creamy green smoothie, Kris’ go-to smoothie and a carrot cake smoothie. The green juices and smoothies have given me more energy and working out in the morning is giving me back my body confidence.

Do what you want: this is a good day.

Yay, it’s Friday and it was a half day. I didn’t even work the full 4.5 hours. I went to work at 9:30 and left at 12:15. Screw work.

I got up early and decided that since I get off early, I should relax. Last night, I fell asleep with just 15 more minutes left of “Crazy Sexy Cancer” so I finished it off this morning while hula hooping. I did the 25 minute yoga practice in the special features. It was exactly what I needed to start my morning. That, and green juice. I ran out of cucumbers and pears so I bought some later.

For lunch, I had some steamed asparagus and finally ate at Gypsy Queen Cuisine. It’s a food truck providing us with Lebanese/Middle Eastern food. I got a chicken shawarma and ate all the chicken with tomatoes and parsley. It was really filling. The pita was thinner than your typical pita. Since I’m off wheat for digestive purposes, I threw that out.

I came home with macadamia nuts and made a little macadamia nut butter with vegan white chocolate chips I procured at Amazing Savings. I also made another batch of sesame tahini laced with white chocolate (the best thing to make it edible). The macadamia nut butter wasn’t as successful though. Too grainy. Maybe I overdosed on chocolate chips.

Afterwards, I took a nap. Funny how I’m tired at work but wasn’t as tired when I came home. I forced an hour of nap time and it felt restorative.

I hit up the gym for 20 minutes on the elliptical, Turbo Kick, yoga, and Hip Hop Hustle.

Now I’m home, showered, and even dry brushed myself. I’m ready for a movie (“The Girl Who Played with Fire”) and reading (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest). I just made myself my Shakeology with strawberries and some chai tea with honey and almond milk. Fancy.

In other important news, my power adapter is frayed so it works not very often. But I’m planning to go camping tomorrow. I’ll miss a few other going-ons, but camping is on my to-do list (at 23)!

All in all, a good day!