We’re having a wonderful day!!
The Bears got an Easter card from their grandmother Buzz –
Including some $$ for their allowance!
I cleaned the house – top to bottom.
And then at noon Matt and I set out on one of our biking adventures!!
I was getting a little hungry as lunchtime neared, so I had the last of my breakfast Alliebar from yesterday as a snack.
We took the long way to Great Harvest to pick up something Matt left on Saturday AM, which meant lots of fun greenway riding. We have to take sidewalks of roads to get there, but once we’re there, it’s all smooth ridin’
The Camelbak is proving to be my new best friend. SO MUCH EASIER than drinking from a waterbottle!!
An hour and a half ride later…..we were back home and cooled off with a refreshing brew
Ashley calls her purpley smoothies "purple slurples"!!! This guys was totally slurped and one of the best smoothies I’ve made in ages! I forget that the world doesn’t revolve around green smoothies sometimes! I also love the addition of the orange juice!
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup Simply Orange Mango
- 1/2 packet Vega Berry Whole Food Health Optimizer
I love the Vega and Amazing Grass smoothie powders not because I think they have any magical powers. And not because I feel the need to get tons of extra protein, but because I love what they do for a smoothie’s taste and texture. The Chocolate Amazing Meal and this Berry blend are both delicious and I really do love the slightly gritty/chalky characteristic they add to smoothies. I also think they make them thicker. I like mine to be very thick like a milk shake!
On the side I made a beautiful arugula salad. I LOOOOVE arugula!! When we first joined our CSA two springs ago, we got a huge bag of it and didn’t care too much for it. I had to dilute it with spinach. Now I can just eat the stuff up!
Topped with chopped carrot, bell pepper, and celery (part of Matt’s lunch choppings) and the last of my NYC cheese. Plus a drizzle of lemon olive oil and some of our new sea salt, which I loved for its thick coarse size.
I started to get out some bread to make toast to go with lunch for some whole grains, but I decided to follow intuitive eating and see if I really needed a third component. Turns out I didn’t, as this was perfectly satisfying.
Had to showcase Matt’s lunch too – HERRING – our newest fatty fish find in both salad and sandwich form!
He gave me a taste. If sardines are like clams, herring is like shrimp!
We went ahead and chopped up a huge tupperware of veggies for easy salads for the week. Will make packing my lunch salads SO much easier!
Next stop was making some bean dip for our Easter party tonight!
I decided since the Vita-mix was out for smoothie making to make the bean dip in it (after a good rinse) instead of the food processor.
I would never attempt to make a thick dip in my old blender – that would be a disaster in the making! But I trust the HUGE Vita-mix cookbook that it comes with.
I added cilantro and pistachios to make it spring green!
Off to shower and then head to Emily + Casey’s for a fun Easter dinner party.