Two New DrinksPosted: January 29, 2013
Want to see what could easily become a new obsession of mine if I let it?
Holy cow, that stuff is good.
I picked it up at the grocery store on a whim on Sunday after seeing it all over Janae’s blog for the past couple of weeks, and I wasn’t disappointed. They have so many different flavors, but I picked this berry one and it was absolutely delicious. I woke up in the middle of the night on Sunday hungry and chugged half of it and then couldn’t wait to finish the rest of it first thing Monday morning when I woke up.
The ingredients are pretty simple:
So now of course I’m considering buying a juicer to make my own instead of buying them pre-made all the time. I saw a juicer at GNC around Christmas time, and now I’m thinking that it might be a worthwhile investment for me. Yum!
Yesterday, I headed to the gym first thing and started with a 10 minute warm-up walk/jog, then completed this shoulder + triceps workout, cranked out 30 minutes on the treadmill, alternating every five minutes between walking and running, and ended with some hanging knee lifts and oblique and lower back work on the back extension machine.
I was feeling a little extra tired in the leg region from my hike on Sunday, but overall I felt pretty good for a Monday morning. Shoulder day is by far my favorite of the week!
Once I got to work, I pulled out my breakfast, which was more of the usual: a two-egg scramble with spinach and green peppers and some pomegranate arils. No matter how many times I eat pomegranate, I always underestimate it. Those little seeds don’t look like much, but they pack such a tasty punch!
For lunch yesterday, my bosses took our department out for a special noontime Mexican fiesta to welcome two new people to our group. Fancy lunches always throw me off in the way of eating, but I tried to contain myself and not eat the entire basket of chips on my own. It was a struggle though, let me tell you!
I had only been to this particular Mexican restaurant twice, but I had never gotten either of the two meals I considered yesterday. I was going back and forth between the grilled chicken salad and the chicken fajitas, but I ultimately decided on the fajitas. I passed on the tortillas, rice, and beans, so my meal pretty much consisted of chicken, peppers, onions, and tomatoes… but I loved every second of it. It was pretty much exactly like something I’d bring for lunch on my own – only served in a hot skillet!
My afternoon snack was of course pretty typical: a Fuji apple with crunchy almond butter. I used up the last of the AB though, so it looks like I might have to make a trip to Trader Joe’s this weekend!
When I got home from work, I had to do some studying and I really wasn’t all that hungry, so I kept dinner simple. I cooked up a couple strips of chicken in a pan with olive oil and chopped up some lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, and green peppers for a salad. I drizzled a little of my homemade lemon juice-olive oil-red wine vinegar-Italian seasonings dressing on top and threw on the chicken once it was cooked, and it ended up being a great meal. And the bonus? It took all of five minutes to prepare. Score!
(It may not look like there’s much going on in that big old mixing bowl there, but I assure you, it all sunk to the bottom, per usual.)
For dessert, I had the last of the batch of honey almond chocolate chip cookies I made over the weekend with a little unsweetened vanilla almond milk. (Yes, they’re already all gone – but I promise I shared at least one or two.) I’d never had almond milk before I picked up a container on Friday, but I actually really like it. It will never replace my undying love for regular old cow’s milk, but it’s a pretty tasty alternative.
Have you tried the Naked juices? Which is your favorite flavor?
Do you drink almond milk? Do you like it better than regular milk?