Last night I did a little food/bev prep. I had a bag ‘o pots’ (sweet pots, to boot) to prep and some iced tea to make. Thanks, Mikey for the green tea+agave idea!
Washed, chopped, and baked, the pots went into the oven (~40min@400-degrees). Simultaneously, I boiled about a quart of water and plopped in 5 TJs green tea bags ….steeped for a couple minutes and poured into a jug over ice. Perfect little something to sip any time of day. That was my evening activity …holler.
Come morning, it was time for my OSAL.
[insert 30min slippery, sloppy drive to the office]
Breakfast was another batch of fantastic oats.
- 1/4c my oat mix (steel-cut+old-fashioned)
- 1/2c hot water
- 1/2tbsp cinnamon
- [microwaved ~1minute]
- 1/4c fat-free ricotta cheese+Libby’s pumpkin
- Splash of soymilk
- Sliced naner
- 1/2tbsp chia seeds
Sounds like a lot, cause it was! Filled me up for 4+ hours. Oh, and I sipped on that Acai antioxidant superfood drink by Sambazon that I picked up yesterday at the store. Highly recommend. I can’t remember verbatim but I think the bottle claimed some 100+ acai berries per bottle. Met my quota for the month. The bottle was between $3 and $4, so it won’t be a regular buy, but a good find. Between that and a Kombucha, I’m not sure what I’d opt for …probably loyal to Kom.
So, fast forward to lunchie time …I experimented a little bit, much thanks to Good Earth. If you’ve never been there, go! You won’t regret it. So, those sweet pots that I roasted last night …I used about 3/4c of those (skin and all) and added some shaved ginger+cinnamon and heated them for ~1minute in the microwave. I ‘mashed’ them with a fork and called it a side ‘o veggies. The headliner of my lunch was a lil berry+bean salad.
- 1c Organic Girl spinach (fab stuff out of CA)
- 1/2 frozen mixed berries (blackberry, raspberry, blueberry)
- 1/3c butter beans
- TJs sparkling blueberry juice+apple cider vinegar
The salad was enough. Considering I wasn’t too hungry after such a fab breakfast, I was ok with it. I snacked on a couple Wheat Things later in the afternoon cause they’re so damn good ….follow by an upset tummy remedied by some peppermint tea.
All in all, a good night, day, and night again.
Question Master: Anyone have a good chili recipe? It’s sounding good, and I need some ideas.