Other than that mishap, it was a good day. A relaxing Veterans-no school-no work day. I began the day with a spinach and banana green smoothie as I finished reading Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko. I loved green smoothies since the first time I had one. I think I first read about them on the internet. I’m going to make them more often now that I know how good they are for me. I always stuck to the old spinach and banana. It is so good though! I make everyone taste it. I got some good recipes from the book to try though. Hopefully they will measure up to spinach and banana. They had a section called “savory smoothies” which I am a bit leery of. They have things like avocado and tomatoes in them. Scary. Then I made enough raw hummus to last me all week. It was from Ian’s recipe in the V.E.G.A.N.S. cookbook. I hadn’t ever made hummus from zucchini before and I was pleasantly surprised. I dipped my veggies in it and had some cantaloupe with it for lunch. I think I am getting to the point where I don’t need a ton of food to last me throughout the day because I couldn’t even finish that small lunch. And, god those heavy spoonfuls of peanut butter really did me in. I think I’m going to go for a bike ride to try to lighten up my tummy. Bye!
Monday, November 12, 2007
Oofh. Man, I was so good all day until my after-nap cravings just a minute ago. I’m writing just to remind myself never to do this again. Background info: I always get huge cravings for sweets and/or fats after I wake up from a nap. So I had the idea of eating a few dates to satisfy my sweet tooth. Innocent enough, right. I remembered Ian and Jenn’s pecan butter covered dates with a raspberry on top from the potluck. I thought I could substitute with some ingredients I have on hand: peanut butter (not raw, left over from before raw week) and coconut shreds. Should have known better than to trust myself opening the peanut butter jar during a craving. I ate right out of the jar. A lot. Now my stomach hurts. A lot. I can’t find the coconut shreds and I don’t even want to eat my peanut butter covered dates any more. Blah. Note to self: GIVE AWAY PEANUT BUTTER! IT IS DANGEROUS!