It didn't last long though. I woke up at 8am after about 5 hours of sleep. My body was totally shot, every inch of me hurt and I was exhausted. My brother wanted to take my mom to the Chocolate Trade Show in NYC because he thought she'd like it so we all decided to head in early and surprise her with tickets. It was cool, she was super surprised and had a great time. Go figure one of the first tables we saw was a company that boasts certified vegan, all natural treats. I struggled a little with whether or not I should taste anything because of my cleanse, but I decided that the amount I would be eating would not affect it and you don't get to sample these treats all that often so I indulged in a little chocolate. I had a sip of vegan chocolate mint hot chocolate with an almond milk base, a small sample shard (best way I can describe it) of AMAZING 82% dark chocolate, a small shard of 71% dark chocolate and a small shard of dark chocolate infused with chili. I've always wanted to try it and it was so good. The heat snuck up on you and it was awesome because I love spice.
I walked out of the show with these two bars to try after my cleanse. It is from the vegan booth and it is all organic, with all natural sweeteners like agave. They had the awesome mint hot chocolate I tried. They wholesale local to me actually and I can't wait to try! I got an almond bar and a crispy brown rice bar :)
I haven't had a lot of energy and I've been really sore since Saturday so I decided to have a hearty and energizing bowl of oats for breakfast. I added my grains back a day early but I felt it was necessary and I'm glad I did it.
Had some chopped salad for lunch after I got home from work.
I snacked on some frozen grapes before my workout. I'm totally obsessed with these. Check out the little frost crystals. :)
For dinner I had a random plate of veggies and hummus. Great as usual. I need to go get some stuffed grape leaves. Been craving them!
I've been looking for recommendations on things my omni friends want to see me try and veganize. Kind of like a little challenge for the winter when I have more time to get in the kitchen and do some serious cooking. So far my friend asked to see some real Greek style spinach pie (why yes, he IS greek, go figure ;]). Is there anything you guys want to see me make this winter? I'm making a little list so all suggestions are welcome!
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Looking forward to not rushing out of bed tomorrow. It is also my niece's first birthday tomorrow! She is such a cutie and she has such a funny personality, she is the best. I'm hoping to get out of work a little early to join in the festivities :)