Coffee! After my run! Wheeeee!
Thanks to a little big cup of coffee I was able to hold out for some granola to bake and add to my breakfast.
Sprinkling granola on top of overnight oats is the stuff dreams are made of.
Yes, there really are overnight oats buried under Mt. Banana, Almond Butter River and Granola Land Mine.
I have to say, I’m really enjoying doing the fruit/green juice for breakfast and then later on the morning having oats for brunch. Who doesn’t want to spread breakfast across the whole morning and you get to have BOTH of your favorite things for breakfast? And it pushes lunch back well into the afternoon and basically eliminating an afternoon snack. I’m enjoying the change. Am I a food nerd or what?
A couple hours later it was time for some green fruit and blue fruit.
According to the Raw Food Detox Diet, when you eat fresh fruit on an empty stomach (or about 3 hours from your last meal) it moves from the stomach in about a half hour. This is ideal and definitely seems to be the case for me. Eating fruit throughout the day also seems to help curb my sweet tooth and I don’t feel like a Cookie Monster so much anymore. With the exception of oatmeal (because I just love bananas on oats!) I try to follow the “eat fruit alone or leave it alone” rule.
Once I felt hungry again, it was time to reheat some pizza in a pan – take a peek.
Leftover pizza with the salad I shunned last night.
Zak and Ava were off on their own little adventure today while Maxine and I stayed home inside the air conditioned house. The day was much less whiny and cranky for all of us.
So what did Maxine and I do with ourselves today? Why we visited the Land of Candy!
Place your bets. My money’s on yellow. Always bet on yellow.
Max was not at all interested in a lecture on proper Candy Land form and decorum, so I just took pictures of the scenery –
– and let her do her thing.
Maybe we’ll try again in a month+, hmmm?
After making my way through Lollypop Woods and scaling Gumdrop Mountain I felt like it was time let my golden hair hang down from Green Tower.
My appetite squashed by the green tower (crazy stuff man, I swear!) I enjoyed a little comfort food in the form of sesame Ezekiel toast, garlic hummus and salsa with Zakman and Avagirl while they ate their dinners.
And now, it’s time for sweet dreams.