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Smoothie, Omelet and That’s a Wrap!


I’ve always been a breakfast eater.  My single, working mother made my brother and I breakfast every morning.  It really is the most important meal of the day.  Most mornings, I either want a protein shake or eggs.  This morning, I wanted both.

Breakfast #1:

Chocolate Berry Smoothie

Chocolate Berry Smoothie:

  • 50 grams frozen blueberries
  • 50 grams frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Breeze
  • one diet hot coco packet
  • handful ice + a little water

Toss it all in my Vitamix and voila!  I got a new smoothie cup yesterday.  I already own 2 Tervis/Fiesta cups.  They make so many designs.  I would like one of each, please. 😉

Breakfast #2:

(about 2 1/2 hours later)

Ham & Cheese Omelet

I used 1 egg + 1/3 cup egg substitute, 1 oz nitrate free ham, and 1/2 oz of Colby Jack cheese.  I made the omelet at home and then just reheated it at work.

Lunch consisted of a turkey wrap with spinach, tomato, and a Laughing Cow garlic cheese wedge.  Yum!

Turkey Wrap --Unwrapped

I resisted the goodies at work today.   I work at a cardiology center which means lots of drug reps come to visit.  They are supposed to bring heart healthy food for our group.  That rarely happens.  This morning was pastries and bagels.  This afternoon was ice cream.  But I resisted temptation all day!  (Including the peanut M&Ms one of my coworkers brought.)  Woohoo!


Just Another Monday


I woke up this morning wanting chocolate.  No, needing chocolate.  So I whipped up a chocolate banana smoothie.  At the last second, I tossed some peanut butter in the mix.  It was delish!  I could actually taste it!  Which was wonderful, because I’ve been sick the past week and haven’t been able to taste much of anything.

Chocolate PB Banana Smoothie

Chocolate PB Banana Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Breeze, almond milk
  • half of a frozen nanner
  • scoop chocolate protein powder
  • one packet diet hot cocoa
  • 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp chocolate PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • handful of ice

However, that was the end of my smelling/tasting for the day.  I am now completely congested and have had a major headache all day.  Yuck.

I was supposed to do some cardio today after work.  I had planned on doing a HIIT workout since I haven’t kicked my butt with a good workout in a week due to the whole being sick business.  But, since I’ve been dragging all day, I decided to take it easy again today and skip the sweat session.

I love salads.  I crave salads.  I can’t go more than 2 days without having a salad.  So I usually have one for dinner.  Sometimes it’s my entree.  Sometimes I just have a side salad.  Tonight I made a Southwest chicken salad.  A little romaine and spinach, broccoli slaw, salsa, grilled chicken all topped off with a greek yogurt ranch dip.

I put about 1/4 cup of salsa to serve as my salad dressing.  I’m a bit of a weenie when it comes to spicy food.  I thought maybe this would help open up my sinuses.  I was wrong.  My tongue was on fire, but I still couldn’t breathe.

Please drop something!

Please drop something!

Rizzo always waits patiently for a bite.  He like romaine.  I gave him a few bites BEFORE I made my salad.  I’m going to go take some cold medicine and go to bed.  Hopefully tomorrow I can breathe.