Breakfast: Oats with berries, Lemon water
Mid-day snack: Hummus and sweet peppers
Lunch: Sandwich wrap & Five bean salad
Whole grain wrap with spinach, hummus, sweet pepper, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, sprouts, pickled garlic with a drizzle of lemon vinegar
Early Dinner: Restaurant – All India Authentic Cuisine – Chana Masala, Aloo Gobi, and Vegetable Jalfrezi over jasmine rice
*NOTE – It turns out that starting this challenge on a whim on the weekend was way harder than I was prepared for. There are more opportunities than usual to eat out. And tonight when my hubby requested that the baby and I join him for take-out while he had a break at work, I couldn’t resist. Still, I didn’t chalk the whole night up as a loss. I just did the best I could with the decisions I made.
Evening Snack: Green Peanut Butter Milkshake
I know this sounds bizarre, but it’s a scrumptious concoction that I created to satisfy the sweet tooth and get some extra greens in on those days when I might not have done as much as I would have liked!
In a high speed blender:
generous handful of spinach
1 cup soy milk (any plant milk will do)
2 Tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp cinnamon
flax seed, hemp seed, chia seed will pack a superfood punch
Optional – 2 Tbsp hemp protein powder
Blend everything to a smooth liquid, then add 1 1/2 – 2 cups ice and blend again. Add more ice to make it thicker like soft-serve, less to make it like a milkshake. If you go too far one way or the other, just add more ice or milk to adjust.