I started this day with a classic Green Monster for breakfast, except I have got to say that this was one of my least favourites. It consisted of 1 banana, 2 cups of spinach, 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1 scoop of hemp protein powder, and 1 cup of 1% milk. I think it needed a sweeter fruit addition because it was kind of bitter. Boo! And here I was on such a Green Monster roll.
Life is so much easier with frozen blueberries at one's disposal.
For a snack, I had some cottage cheese. I know that it's high in sodium but you can't beat that protein! And I really love cottage cheese, especially mixed with pineapple or strawberries. I should try some jam on it next time... I also had a second snack of Mary's Organic Crackers because, as I soon learned, a Green Monster does not a breakfast make!
The daily snack line-up, minus the apple:
For lunch, I had a classic salad. The usual combo of vegetables and avocado with some blackberries and raw trail mix thrown on for flare. In the staff room kitchen, I got two compliments on the look of my salad. If people only knew how easy it is to make these, they'd never buy overpriced, pre-made salads again!
Of course I had a Tall Bold coffee from Starbs after lunch (my first in almost a week; it was a sweet, sweet day). We had a birthday party at work, so I didn't have my apple for a snack. Instead, I had a couple of strawberries, some grapes, and some baby carrots and hummus (luckily, there were healthy options! Otherwise, it would have been chips and stale brownies). I did not take a picture of this snack because I am just not quite at the point where I want to explain to my coworkers that I keep a blog of my food intake. It's kind of hard to explain this concept, y'know?
For dinner, I arrived home to tacos in the making! I usually have two but decided to have one with MORE cottage cheese (addicted!). This taco is made with a tomato basil tortilla, veggie ground round mixed with black beans and taco seasoning, tomatoes, spinach, salsa, sour cream, fried mushrooms, onions and pepper, and grated cheddar.
For a snack, I will probably have some tea and a scone. Maybe I will watch some Are You Being Served? rerun and pretend I am British. Maybe not.