My very own day spa right here in my home. The menu only serves fresh, nutritious food and the pampering never ends!!
This afternoon the menu featured an organic apple and some Beemster lite cheese that was sent to the spa for sampling
Such a delicious snack!! (I shared the apple with Matt) Loved the stinky soft cheese!
There was an activity period late in the afternoon where spa guests were encouraged to frolic in the spa’s indoor playground, a.k.a. the fitness center.
I joined the guests for 30 minutes on the Stairmaster with a good ole Real Simple followed by 10 on the ET. I opted out of weight lifting because I hear there is a fantastic HOT YOGA class scheduled for the sunrise!!
Once I returned from the gym, I straightened up my room for a bit and then joined guest Matt for meal preparations.
The kitchen featured three superfoods this evening: kale, sweet potatoes and beans.
The sweet potatoes were roasted with some leftover mushrooms at 400* for about 30 minutes. They were AWESOME!! I did not prepare them, but I imagine they were doused in a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper.
The kale and 2/3 of a can of drained garbanzo beans were steamed and sprinkled with the following ingredients: maple syrup, seasoning from hell [cayenne], garlic powder, crushed red pepper, cinnamon and Krazy Salt.
LOVE my greens!! Kale is by far the best green vegetable there is.
And sweet potato is king of orange
We determined that the kale + beans needed a bit more sauce so I added a little raspberry-jalapeno BBQ sauce [from EarthFare] on the side. Perfect addition!
After dinner we participated in the group evening entertainment: watching Monday’s Conan. I CANNOT BELIEVE the show is leaving. Matt is one of his biggest fans!! He watches the show everyday after work. Poor Conan!
I wound down the evening with a divine bubble bath complete with EO Products Rose Bubble Bath and a podcast on my phone. Podcasts are the new thing in 2010! Any chore of activity you have to do hands-free is now 1,000 more fun. They come in every topic imaginable. Just search on your phone [or iTunes] for a topic and you’ll find plenty. I like the Dishing up Nutrition series (although they have their quirks that drive me nuts!) and I’m listening to a few of Dr. Weil’s and found a Budgeting Diva. [There’s also a whole line of “brewcasts” if you’re interested in homebrewing that Matt is obsessed with.] Please share your favorites!!
I’m off to pamper some more and rest for my early yoga class and tomorrow’s afternoon massage!