Time for another weekly addition of What I Ate Wednesday! I love reading everyones WIAW posts, there are so many great ideas and recipes! It’s super interesting seeing how everyone eats on a typical day. Head on over to Peas and Crayons to find over 200 ladies linking up with their WIAW posts! Talk about inspiration!
Upon Waking: Glass of water with North Coast Naturals Ultimate Daily Greens
This greens product is the only one I’ve ever been able to drink just with water. I’ve tried others and they were always a struggle to get down. If I’m having a smoothie for breakfast, I always add this in but since I’ve been on an oat kick lately I’ve just been drinking it first thing with water. I actually look forward to drinking it every morning and it’s got a bunch of spirulina in it so I’m a happy girl.
Breakfast: Mango and Banana Overnight Oats: Mango and Banana Puree, Oats, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Almond Milk, Chia Seeds, Ground Flax, Walnut, Almond, Peanut Butter, Medjool Date….aka seriously delicious!
- Blend a banana with a bit of mango, fresh or frozen works, I used frozen. Meanwhile mix some rolled oats with 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp ground flax and about 1/2 cup of almond milk.
- Layer the banana and mango puree in the bottom of a container.
- Layer some of the oat mixture on top of that, then top with more puree and another layer of the oat mixture.
- Pop in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning add 1 chopped medjool date, a few almonds, a few walnuts and 1 tbsp of natural peanut butter.
Morning Snack: 2 Hemp Protein Energy Bites + 1 Apple
I made these Hemp Protein Energy Bites last night, they take about 10 minutes to make and are an excellent, healthy snack to keep on hand! They’re packed with protein and healthy fats making them perfect anytime of day, but particularly before or after a workout! I will be posting the recipe soon on the blog.
Lunch: Leftover Healthy Veggie Burrito from last night
Afternoon Snack #1: Mushrooms and Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip
I made this Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip a few days ago and it’s super yummy! And who new but roasted red peppers are really easy to make, I don’t know why I haven’t tried before. They only take about 20 minutes to make and they add awesome flavour to all sorts of dishes. I’ll post the dip recipe and a how-to for the roasted red peppers soon!
Afternoon Snack #2: Almonds
I was getting really hungry by 4pm and I knew we wouldn’t be eating until after 6pm so I had a handful of almonds. I always keep a container of almonds at work for these very situations! I’d recommend stocking up your workplace with some healthy snacks to prevent making less than healthy choices.
Dinner: Veggie Stirfry with Basmati Rice and Quinoa and Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
I’m so excited because my darling husband went and bought me a humungous, awesome new wok tonight! (Yes these kind of things excited me, you should have seen me when I got a new mandolin..) So of course, it was a giant veggie stirfry for dinner. It had bok choy, celery, brocoli, carrots, zucchini, green pepper, red onion and garlic. I like my veggies just barely cooked so this doesn’t take long to make. We ate the veggies over a basmati rice and quinoa combo.
Easy Teriyaki Sauce (Original recipe from Your Vegan Mom)
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
Bring the first five ingredients to a simmer in a small saucepan. Meanwhile mix the cornstarch with the extra water in a small bowl. Once the sauce is simmering, add the cornstarch mix, continue to stir and bring back to a light simmer. Once it thickens up it’s done!
Dessert: 1 Energy Bite
Alright, today was a rest day and it felt great. I ran an easy 2 miles and man it feels so good to run easy with no agenda! After my quick run I did 3 supersets of max band-assisted pull-ups and 10 x TRX Bodyweight Row. Working on my pull-ups! I should probably say my max band-assisted pull-up is only 2, haha! I have some work to do I think! Actually it’s my grip and forearms that feel it first, I know the little muscles will catch up quickly and hopefully the big ones won’t be too far behind. While the hubs went to buy my new wok I did a 20 minute flow vinyasa class on My Yoga Online. I love My Yoga Online, it’s so convenient and there are so many awesome classes, plus it’s only 10 bucks a month!! I’d highly recommend it.
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Yesterdays run was tough, but I was looking back over my training over the last few months and I’m definitely getting faster. Slowly, but surely. Did I mention I’m excited to race on Sunday! This was my last hard run until the race, so it’s just smooth sailin’ into a hopefully super, speedy 8k Sunday morning
Yesterdays Mile Repeats:
- 0.25 mile warm-up
- 1 mile at 6:59
- 0.25 mile jog
- 1 mile at 6:54
- 0.25 mile jog
- 1 mile at 6:49
- 0.25 mile jog
Total: 4 miles
Here are days 19, 20 and 21 of the #madaboutyoga Instagram challenge. Day 19 was Bridge Pose, Day 20 was Seated Forward Fold and Day 21 was Tripod Headstand. These are actually 3 of my favourite poses and the benefits of each are numerous. Try them after a long day to unwind and stretch out a tired body. I think they’ll be continuing this challenge on through April so that’s a whole another month of poses to follow along with! Join in on the fun on Instagram with @masumi_g, @gymsetgoddess and @laurasykora.
And one more Tripod Variation with an extra puppy, just for fun.
That’s all I have for you today. I’m still working on those promised posts, please be patient with me, ya know life and a full-time job and such 🙂 I’ll get there!