I have been BodyRocking lately, but I always come back to yoga. This morning I did the 45 minute Yoga For Weight Loss #2 routine. YogaDownload kindly gave me a month-long trial membership and I have been making great use of it. The poses in this routine were perfect for my sore hamstrings.
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You know, I really enjoy my manly breakfasts, but sometimes all a girl wants is some sweet cherries, creamy yogurt, and peanut butter. Loooots of peanut butter.
In this case, loooots of PB2. Yep, I still order PB2 – I try not to use it too often as it’s expensive, but I pull it out at least a few times a week. I’m still plugging away at the shipment I got over a year ago (16 jars, I think).
This breakfast bowl consists of:
Fage 2% Greek yogurt (almost a cup?)
~1/2 cup of chopped cherries (I keep typing “cheeries“)
2 tablespoons of PB2, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
a few drops of vanilla stevia
I’ve had it every morning this week for breakfast! I wonder when I will get tired of it.
In other news, I have slooooowly been going back through my old posts and editing them. I have found some great old recipes if you want to check them out! It’s really interesting to me to see how my taste has evolved (but in some cases not evolved at all) over the years.
These were all baked in a very old, decrepit kitchen in Collegetown in Ithaca, NY. They were tried by roommates and friends. I think I remember the oatmeal bread being a favorite – I’m pretty sure I made it several times.
What is your favorite thing to make for people? What is your favorite breakfast? Do you like fruit and yogurt as much as I do?
Last week I picked up these beautiful local strawberries from Whole Foods in Columbus Circle. They were perfectly ripe. They were small and sweet and I think if they had been left out another day they would have gone bad – which means that they were at their absolute peak.
I can’t have fresh, local strawberries without whipped cream and this time was no exception. A while back I gave up processed food and that includes whipped cream from a spray can. So I got heavy whipping cream instead, and made it in my food processor.
Strawberries & Cream
Heavy whipping cream
A few teaspoons of sugar or the equivalent of stevia (stevia is optimal – I try not to eat much sugar at all; note if you use liquid stevia it is probably best to add it at the end or else it will interfere with the cream’s ability to whip up right)
Whip the cream and add some sugar (or stevia), to taste.
Slice the strawberries.
This is a sweet treat that I learned from my mom. It’s perfect for breakfast or dessert. Or a snack. Or for dinner.
Happy Fourth! Enjoy this Red and White treat with something BLUE. Like BLUEberries or BLUEs music.
Mark’s Grok Walk Workout looks awesome. Definitely fits into my current exercise routine.
Week 5 of Biz’s 101 Days of Summer Challenge is over. Check out the comments on her post to see how we all did.
Salad Girl Updates
Today… I rewrote this post on Reducing Sugar. It was originally just “10 healthy tips” for cooking and baking, but upon reading it I discovered that I used to demonize butter and fats and think that we should all be eating carby, fat-free diets. So I rewrote it. Do check it out if you get a chance.