It’s a smoothie! It’s a soup!
I took my Food Science flash cards out for a long walk today. An hour and 20 minutes, 4 miles. And it took me that long to just get through them once! It was a great walk though, and I was nice and pooped when I returned.
Here’s a tip for students: Write your notes as PowerPoint slides (esp. if you have a laptop and your prof sends out slides for students to print like 2 of mine do!) and then print the slides on handouts with 4 slides per page. Cut them into 4 pieces = Insta-flashcards! If you don’t have a laptop, you could still type up your notes into the slides when you get home (a great end-of-week review!).
When I got home around 2, I was really craving a smoothie. So I set out to create a meal in a glass with (almost) all the food groups:
Avocado (used about 1/4 of one) and Flax for healthy fats –
Dairy (protein too). Used about half a cup of each –
But I needed more liquid and more sweetness so I added half a cup of this:
Lastly: about 6 ice cubes.
I didn’t know if it would even fit in a glass, so I decided to eat it chilled-soup style.
The grains: Food Should Taste Good cinnamon corn chips.
Used for dipping!
I’d by lying to you if I said the kale was undetectable in this – it really was a chilled veggie soup/smoothie hybrid and wasn’t that sweet with a mild kale background taste. But it was souper delicious!!
I didn’t know which utensil to bring..
And I ended up using the straw!
This lunch was very filling and fun. Since it was alternative, I added up the calories in my head to see where it stood: probably about 550? Higher than it would seem, but it kept me satisfied until dinner, so nice job! And the bowl was HUGE! Maybe 2.5 – 3 cups?
I spent the afternoon in the hammock studying Biochem. Yes, I am studying – not sleeping!! Although it was tough to keep my eyes open at times 😉
Matt came home from brewing beer and I gave him a run-down (wait…what’s a run-down again Jim!?) of the ingredients in our fridge and pantry and told him to go invent a dinner.
Here’s what he came up with (after consulting with me on a few things 😉 )
This delicious whole grain pilaf – my favorite of the Near East mixes yet! (We only used half the spice packet again to lower the saltiness)
Plus leftover grilled chicken from Martha’s dinner last night, our farmer’s market asparagus (roasted at 400* for 10 minutes in olive oil and S+P), a huge lemon juice squeeze over it all, and daps of farmer’s market goat cheese + cilantro pesto.
It was awesome!
The Love Ducks joined us for dinner!!
And I had a few strawberries for dessert.
Tomorrow’s the last day of classes!!! Yipee!!