Today's Eats + "milkshake" smoothie recipe
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
I'll throw out the recipe up front: 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup milk or milk-like drink of your choice, and ice (the ice is key!). It's not original, but it's worth remembering! Had this for dessert/recovery last night and it was divine.
I haven't posted a meal plan in a while...though not much has changed in what I'm eating :) Here's what I've got for today, which is a pretty typical day's worth of food. I'm lucky in that I don't have food cravings or temptations (thanks, in part, to my gluten allergy that really likes me to stick to food I've prepared myself or restaurants I already know to be "safe" which, typically, tend to be on the healthier end of the spectrum), so I really do eat like this every single day and it feels great!
7:15 - smoothie with banana, kale, and whey protein (for TRX recovery - not something I have every morning)
8:30 - oatmeal with chopped apple...with a bonus tall soy latte today because I'm scared I'm going to crash from my early-morning TRX workout (I don't love the latte because it still has about 2 teaspoons of added sugar, but...that won't kill me ;) )
10 - greek yogurt with 1/2 serving whey protein and blueberries
12 - sweet potato with spinach and hard boiled egg (and hot sauce!)
2 - grapefruit and green tea
4 - small apple with 1 T almond butter
just-in-case snacks for the day - 14 almonds + 6 dried apricots; 1/2 piece of this awesome apple gingerbread loaf I baked this weekend
dinner - either tempeh and butternut squash enchiladas with roasted poblano soup or egg whites and red pepper on a baked tostada with avocado, depending on whether I get to see my friend after he finally gets home from Colombia or not...I even made the tortillas by hand :)
If I eat both emergency snacks, I'll come in right around 1750-1800 calories for the day...without them I'll be around 1550-1600 unless I find myself hungry at dinnertime. Either way, I'll also be just about spot on with 50% carbs, 30% fat, and 20% protein (maybe a bit on the high side for protein today). Normally I'd eat at least one of the extra snacks before my evening workout or on the way home from the studio, but with today's new schedule I'm playing it all by ear.