Hey bloggies! Happy Wednesday! How’s your week going so far? I can’t believe it’s time for another What I Ate Wednesday, hosted by Peas and Crayons!
Thanks to putting in a new mattress over the weekend, my week is 1,000,000,000X better. It may not have bought me bonus minutes to sleep in, but it did make the little sleep I get more restful. Thank goodness!
My stepdad also put in a new light/overhead fan in my bedroom. His timing couldn’t have been more perfect because my house has been H-O-T the past few nights. Accordingly, my appetite has been a little out of wack. Hot cereal or anything hot for that matter hasn’t sounded all that good. I would probably eat smoothies, salads, and steamed veggies all day if I could. Since I can’t exactly take my Vita-Mix to work with me, I had to settle on a strawberry banana smoothie just for breakfast. Looks like murky swamp water, tastes amazing.
Strawberry Banana Swamp Monster Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 frozen banana (or 1 whole banana if you want it super creamy)
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2-3 cups spinach
- protein powder, nut butter, flax or chia seeds, etc. (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Blend, baby, blend!
*If you don’t have a Vita-Mix or other high-speed blender, blend first 3 ingredients first, starting on low speed. Add remaining ingredients, increase speed, and blend until creamy.
Things got super busy right around the usual time I eat lunch, so I ended up popping lemony roasted chickpeas in my mouth and slurping soup while furiously stuffing envelopes, answering the phones, and working on the computer. Ah, the life of an office intern!
I don’t usually like to eat in such a rushed fashion, but at least my lunch was delicious enough to make up for it. The star of the show was definitely the gazpacho my grandmother picked up for me from a local gourmet store. I never thought I’d like cold soup until I tried this market’s speciality last summer. I almost forgot how much I enjoyed it!
I also had steamed sugar snap peas, steamed yellow squash, and raw kale salad.
High protein chocolate pudding for dessert!
After a really high energy yoga practice, I came home to an awesome new-to-me dinner, polenta pizza!
Polenta is a great way to enjoy a gluten-free pizza with a twist. I topped my pizza with Trader Joe’s pasta sauce, yellow squash, red bell peppers, vegan cheese sauce, and a dash of Daiya vegan mozarella cheese (I call it a dash because it was smaller than a sprinkle haha). Holy yum!
Even though I just used a little Daiya, it really took my pizza to the next level. I don’t usually eat much processed food, but a little here and there is fine. When I saw Daiya on sale at Whole Foods a little while ago, I decided to take the plunge. Since I knew I wouldn’t use it all, I froze it in single servings. It’s the perfect way to enjoy just a little bit without any waste!
Naturally dessert included chocolate banana soft serve, creamy peanut flour sauce, and crumbled black bean brownies. I just can’t get enough!
Do any of your favorite foods taste leave something to be desired as far as looks go? Is there any food you don’t eat often that really adds that special touch?
Have a lovely day!