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This morning’s FREE yoga podcast – Salt Pond Yoga with Philip Urso. I did the “rockin vinyasa at salt pond yoga (date – 3/11/07)” class, which was 90 minutes and a killer workout. This was truly a vinyasa class, and there was no rest until we finally went into pidgeon at the end. This class is not for beginners, but mainly because it would be hard to follow if you don’t know the poses well. If you’re looking for a good sweaty vinyasa class, this is it. This was the hardest class I’ve done in a while, and made me remember how much I love vinyasa. Go flow.
For breakfast I made a heart-healthy portion of double chocolate oatmeal. To be honest I couldn’t really taste the extra chocolate so next time I’ll add more, or just skip this idea. People seem to like my wooden spoon – I got it at Crate and Barrel with the sushi stuff. I love it too.
- 3/4 cup dry oats, 1.5 cups water
- dash of salt, cinnamon, stevia
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- big splash of chocolate almond milk
- big spoon of almond butter, which I couldn’t finish
Yesterday I made a bunch of things for fun. There was a nice snack spread of hummus, vegetable crackers, and celery:
I also made homemade pizza dough (recipe coming soon), and Gliding Calm’s Crazy Cake! I changed the recipe a bit – I halved it and made several substitutions. Then I baked it in two small dishes so that I would have mini-cakes. My version called for:
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- dash of salt
- <1/4 cup stevia (maybe 2 heaping tablespoons?)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- splash of vanilla
- big splash of apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 small very ripe banana, mashed
- 1/2 cup water
Bake @ 350F in 2 small dishes for 20 minutes, or until a fork comes out clean. I got these cute boat-like dishes at Crate and Barrel, on sale.
Because this entire recipe comes in at under 400 calories (!!!) I ate most of it last night, though Bobby did manage to snag a few bites and thought it was delicious. I just bought powdered stevia at Trader Joe’s a few days ago and I’m very excited to start baking with it. I had the Crazy Cake with some apple-cinnamon yogurt and it was delicious.
I think I might try to make some bread today. The pizza dough came out really well last night and I think it would also be a great base for making flatbread, which I normally buy at Trader Joe’s for $2.99. Making it at home will be much cheaper! Also on my list for today is grocery shopping and cleaning the house. Happy Monday!