Hello All, Today is a truly amazing day for Houston weather. It is dry out in the 70s-80s and a light breeze. So nice! It’s my day off, so I’m taking full advantage of not working. I woke up at 7 AM and had to get ready for yoga pretty quickly. I decided to make a smaller (than usual) breakfast of pumpkin-spiced quinoa, courtesy of the Heatlhy Tipping Point blog. It was like making cute little granola! Here are the quinoa clusters cooking; it only took 10 minutes to cook the maple-flax-quinoa-cinnamon mix:
Then I added some plain greek yogurt, pumpkin, walnuts, and pumpkin pie spice. It probably wouldn’t hurt to add a squirt of agave. This gave me a really good protein-filled breakfast, which I needed before the Shake Your Asana yoga at Jennyoga.
I enjoyed the yoga but couldn’t do the inversions. Next was off to Whole Foods (to basically spend too much money), and home. I needed a snack before lunch and decided to try the infamous Green Monster smoothie that is all over the blog world. It’s made of a handful of frozen strawberries, half a frozen banana in chunks, 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 c. almond milk (I used vanilla unsweetened), and a packet of Amazing Grass. I’ve been feeling kind of like I’m getting sick, so this can’t hurt for immunity.
A before shot:
And an after. Bottoms up!
Soooo delicious! I’m in love. I can’t wait to make another. I topped it with leftover spiced quinoa for a little crunch too:
That’s all for now. I’m cleaning and getting things ready for David to come home to me!