Today’s work out was my favorite ride-the-bike-to-the-gym, 10 minutes on the elliptical, 10 minutes on the stair climber, 10 minutes on the indoor track doing speed work, ride the long way home and wonder how on earth a 45 minute work out went by so quickly.
In honor of Z-Man turning the big 3-2 today, I whipped us up a big glass of birthday beet juice. You know you want beet juice for your birthday breakfast – don’t try to deny it!
I don’t have any romaine and given I want to save my red leaf lettuce for something like oh… say… salad, I rocked out with these beautiful beet greens instead.
Green and Red (Beet greens) + Green (Cucumber) + Red (Apples) + Yellow (Lemons) + Brown-ish Yellow-ish (Ginger) = Interesting.
Do you take cream in your juice or do you take it BLACK?
OK it wasn’t exactly black, it very dark purple – but still. I can’t say I was more than a little concerned when I filled our glasses. The beet greens gave it a totally different taste, but still enjoyable – and I didn’t even have to add cream or sugar.
Continuing with my liquid meal theme for the morning, Breakfast Part II a couple hours later was a pumpkin smoothie.
A big shout to Tay for this idea!
My pumpkin smoothie concoction contained:
1 banana, partially frozen
1/2 c pumpkin puree
1 c soy milk
1/2 c ground flax
cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
Doesn’t that just scream “Suck on This”? Well it must have because I did.
I could not get the cat to sign the damn release waiver to appear in the blog this morning. I’m just hoping he won’t see it because I really wanted a black cat in picture with my pumpkin smoothie for a nice Halloween feel.
Black juice, orange smoothie. Seriously folks, if you’re not color coordinating your breakfast with the holidays – I can’t help you.