I’m loving the beautiful spring like weather outside. I just wish I could actually spend more time outside during the day instead of being cooped up at work. I suppose that’s what weekends are for….and summer hours, I did enjoy those Friday afternoons when I started my coop back in September.
Anyways this morning started out with a first for me. A delicious Fitnessista breakfast cookie! I used oats, Kaizen chocolate whey protein powder, almond butter, unsweetened vanilla almond breeze, and dried blueberries. The cookie was a little too wet when I took it out of the fridge this morning (note to self, reduce liquids next time) so I stuck it in the microwave for a few minutes, and when it came out, I could actually lift the cookie off the plate, and eat it like…a real cookie! It even had the same texture of an oatmeal cookie, I was quite pleased.
While I was enjoying my cookie I packed up some lunch to take to work. First there was a fruit side, honeydew melon, strawberries and the last of the mango.
Then there was a veggies and protein side, snow peas, cucumber, carrot, red pepper, and roasted pork tenderloin.
And finally there was a Cob’s bakery hot cross bun with Balderson Vinter’s cheddar. This is where I was spoiled by the roomie again, he’s been giving me so many treats lately. I was especially surprised by the fact that the bun contained choclate chips instead of raisins, obviously I didn’t look too closely at it before packing! I think the bag must have contained a mix because I looked at one of the other buns and it definitely contained the usual raisins.
When I got home I fixed up something I was planning to make yesterday before the surprise dinner. I had been thinking about this combination anyways, but when I saw it on Oh She Glows, I had to go for it. I fixed up a green monster with kale, Liberty Vanilla yogurt (I’ll save the cranberry granola for later), a big spoonful of orange juice concentrate, and water.
A sweet and creamy combination.
And for something solid I ate another hunk of pork, a dill pickle (yes, I might be slightly obessessed, the 2L jar in the fridge isn’t helping), and a spread of mustard on some Finncrisp Rye crackers. A lovely salty, savoury contrast to the sweet smoothie.