Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Paddy's Day: Day 23!

Day 23! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!  It’s a Sparkalicious Day, my friends!  Its not only St. Paddy’s Day, but its Sunday…and that means its new recipe day!  Yea!!  Sunday mornings are slow…get up…lounge a bit, hang with el kiddo.

Today I decided to combine two of my morning favorites, my spark and my meal replacement shake.  Yes yes, typically on the weekends I get all creative in the kitchen but today is cold and rainy and well, everyone deserves a lazy Sunday morning here and there.  I combined Strawberry Mango Spark and VanillaMeal Replacement…adding extra water (about 12 oz or so) and OMG…aMAHzing!  What a great taste that had…also gave me an idea for some spark balls…recipe coming real soon! 

Usually on the weekends, M will do a video with me, but she has been battling asthma flare up all week, so she has been taking it easy this weekend. She played on her tablet while I rocked out to Melt 2…I hung with the JohnnyLo the advanced workout guy for most of the exercises…with the exception of you guessed it…push ups.  Ugh.  I WILL get there one day.  Man, I was breathing hard but if felt good, I followed it by a bit of yoga which was so relaxing.  Threw together the weekly soup and off the the movies we went. 

Oz the Great and Powerful.   If you haven’t seen it, check it out, it was great.  Well except for the crying baby and birthday party of 15 chattery kids and 1 adult in the back of theatre….really.  Why bring a baby to a movie??  If you know me, you know my kryptonite is movie theatre popcorn.  I love it, with a passion, I will eat a whole big bag all by myself if given the chance…and if they offer refills I will eat some more!  Its like they put crack in it…how is it so good?!?  Must be all the artificial flavors and colors, eh?  It was Me vs. The Popcorn.

Popcorn: 0 Me: 1  BAM.  I did come armed with a snack of protein balls if I felt the urge to snack, sshh don’t tell!

It was a great weekend.  Tomorrow is Day 24, holy cats it has flown by.  I leave you with a yummy evening snack.  Banana with almond butter and raisins.
  • 1 banana                                                        
  • 1.5 Tbsp Almond butter
  • 1oz raisins
  • Sprinkle of Vietnamese Cinnamon 
  1. Slice bananas in half then length wise again
  2. Spread almond butter evenly among slices
  3. Top with raisins
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon 
I popped mine in the freezer for about 15 minutes while I unloaded the dishwasher and packed M’s lunch for tomorrow, the would be great fully frozen or just room temperature too.  Yummy little snack.

Nutrition:  Calories: 340  Carb: 55g Fiber: 6g Fat: 14g Protein: 6g

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