Over the River and Through the Woods

November 9th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time

My hesitance to work out yesterday was my cue that it’s time for a rest day – so today’s the day. We’ve got another beautiful day in store for us and we’ll be outside and active for sure so it’s the perfect day to take a break.

Instead of getting my sneakers on, I turned the oven on.

Oven On

I. Must. Have. More. Squash. And. Apple. Curried. Soup.

Seriously. This is soup was so good – I had to make more. Today I used an acorn squash instead of a buttercup, and roasted a sweet potato again to go along with it. The girls and I are off to visit Great Granny today and I want to bring some of this soup to share for lunch.

What’s better than running 4 miles first thing in the morning? Making a big old mess in your kitchen.

Kitchen Mess

Whooo boy might as well get the blender out while I’m at it! Go big or go home when it comes to messes, that’s my motto. I got that one from the girls.

Zak’s mind reading Aunt Pat commented yesterday about making a coconut mango smoothie and little did she know that’s exactly what I had planned for this morning!

My young coconut meat (hubba hubba) from Saturday and the other half of my mango from yesterday. 2 Tbsp of ground flax seed and 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla hemp milk.

Let's Get Blender Dirty Too

355 calories for all this.

mango young coconut smoothie

Plus the un-pictured remainder that wouldn’t fit in the glass and I drank straight from the blender before taking the picture you see above. I’m so classy.

And now to grandmother’s house we go! (ACK I never hit publish this morning on this one!)

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10 Responses

  • Robin says:

    I was wondering what happened to you this morning. I am so used to my morning Allison post. That soup looks great.

  • Bernadette says:

    Me too… I was starting to get worried.

    Funny that you made another batch of your soup, that’s exactly what I did this weekend, I was having pumpkin soup on the brain…this time I made the whole recipe and froze some!

    I hope your having a wonderful play day!!


  • Erica says:

    Rest days feel so good sometimes :) Hope great granny enjoyed the soup! It seriously sounds so delicious. I’m actually making a big ole pot of soup as we speak! Vegan asparagus….I’m a little nervous about how its going to turn out.

    You should SO try pump. You can check out class locals here: http://www.lesmills.com/southeast/en/members/consumers/class-locator.aspx

  • Erica says:

    Although…as a runner- you’d LOVE Body attack too (sorry had to add that)

  • Mama Pea says:

    Where is your brain, woman? Forgetting to publish? My day has been in the toilet without my daily dose of Weeds.

  • Cindy says:

    and now I understand why Hemp milk …and dates with nut butters …and the ground flax seeds (I was using Flaxmeal) doi…
    and a bunch of other tricks up your sleeve!

    THRIVE is AMAZING! I have been Stealth-fully sifting thru it all day..AND hit Sprouts at lunch..

    Now I have hemp milk AND I had a Chocolate Almond Smoothie for breakfast and I am plotting and planning my next jog!


    you were so rigth…with the missing gaps! DOI
    careful! I am after your boyfriend.

    Can I play Brendan says now?

    I almost can’t wait to jog tonight to see how I did today!

    OH OH and NO COFFEE. I brougth it in case I had a migraine…you never know…but NOPE…not one drop!


  • Lizzy says:

    i love your motto on making a mess. if your gonna make one, you might as well just make it HUGE! hehe. i love gettin a little messy!

    Hope today at grannys house was fun and she enjoyed the soup! :) xoxox love!

  • coconut mango smoothie with the hemp milk…to die for! looks soo good!

    Glad you enjoyed your rest day, that’s awesome!

    Mess making motto, perfect. I say the same thing with diamonds :)

    THanks for the 411 on email today about the e-cook book free dealio, thank you!, and all your other pearls of wisdom. Sorry I have been so MIA. I actually had a job interview today! for yoga, am building my own professional site for that, trying to stay afloat with food bloggie, fielded a super rude hatemail comment today, 2 yr old meltdowns, ya know, an avg day round here :)

    Forgive the tardiness on my replies :)

  • Shari B. says:

    Don’t you just hate when that happens (with the publish button)? Or you could do what I do and accidentally hit the PUBLISH button when you really only wanted to hit the PREVIEW button!!

    Have a great day!