I went for the green smoothie again except I was ok with using fruit with a slightly higher glycemic index. Ever since I saw the recipe for the Cherry Vanilla Smoothie by Gena of Choosing Raw I knew I had to try it! You'll notice mine looked sludgy while hers is a gorgeous purple color, but I added a ton of fresh spinach to mine to up the green factor. I also used a scant cup of frozen cherries. I also decided to make it a cherry chocolate smoothie by using Chocolate Vega Protein Powder and for the record, it is the BEST vegan protein powder I've ever tried....and I've tried a lot! I'll definitely make this again! I also feel great now, I have a lot of energy and I love the green power from the spinach and those cherries add an antioxidant punch!
I wasn't super hungry by late morning but I could tell by the Lose It! app that I needed more calories for the day so I toasted up a slice of GF Millet toast and added some almond butter and cinnamon to it. So delicious.
Not the prettiest picture but lunch was some brown rice pasta with lots of lightly steamed zucchini and broccoli. I topped it with a little sauce and some nooch. Very delicious!
For an afternoon snack I decided to go for an orange to keep the vitamin C flowing. Ideally this would have been my morning snack and the toast would be my afternoon snack but I'm eating this one at work so the toast wouldn't be doable then. Small concession but I think the vitamin C kick will help me get some energy to keep me going til dinner.
For dinner I made this gorgeous chopped salad. Half spring mix and half spinach, mung bean sprouts, cucumber, carrot, and sun dried tomato. I added my chopper to the pic because there has been some curiosity about what I use to chop my salads (that's for you Ingrid!). Very simple but it gets the job done! I'm also going to bring some Mary's Gone Crackers GF crackers to eat on the side. Another Lose It! inspired addition :) I'm hoping if I can make sure I stop coming in under calories that my energy will come back quicker too.
Hope you all have a great day! I'll be home after 9 tonight. Working until 9 a few days a week bums me out but I guess you have to do what you have to do.