Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I love Almond Butter

Hello again! It’s been a busy day for me today but it’s been a good food day. ;)

The blender worked out a little better for me this morning. I guess it just needed a little using before I got used to it. I started today with an Energy Smoothie. It was really good. It was my first time trying the spice Cardamom.
Energy Smoothie
½ C Almond Butter
1 Teaspoon Ground Cardamom
1 ½ C water
1 C Frozen Peaches
1 to 2 Teaspoons of Agave
½ C Ice

I cut this recipe in half. The Cardamom was pretty noticeable. It’s hard to describe but it was a little like cinnamon. I loved the Almond butter. I tried a new brand this time. It was very creaming right out of the refrigerator.

I drank most of the smoothie on my way to work. I was pretty hungry when I woke up this morning.
 Lacey enjoyed the Mango Smoothe today. Isn't she cute!

I had a cup of hot green tea about 8:30. It hit the spot!

The smoothie held me over till about 11.

When lunch time came around I was hungry. I had to take a quick lunch because we’ve been so busy at work. But it was yummy! I was ready for some solid food.
Lunch consisted of left overs from yesterday. A big ole salad
Black eyed peas
Shredded chicken
With balsamic vinaigrette dressing

I got hungry about 3 and had a really good orange. I don't know if it's just been a long time that I've had a good orange. But it was really really good!
Went to the gym tonight and starting thinking about what I wanted to fix for my dinner smoothie. I decided to keep with the Almond butter theme.

It was a banana/almond butter smoothie
1 Frozen Banana
1/4 C Almond Butter
1/2 C Almond Milk
1 Teaspoon of Agave

It was soo good! It make me think of a rootbeer float so I put it in my A&W frozen mug. Oh how I wish it was a real rootbeer float.

I've still had a slight headache today ;( I guess I didn't realize just how much caffeine I had on a daily basis. When I got to thinking about it I have about a 1/2 cup in the morning before work, a cup on the way to work (or I go through Starbucks drive thru), a cup of caffeinated tea at work then I have a glass or two of ice tea with dinner. Yea, I think I need to cut back on my caffeine.
I'm roasting some almonds for something I'm making for lunch tomorrow. It's going to be good! It smells so good in here. Check back tomorrow to see what it is!