Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Smoothie Overload

Last night I came home, once again, to a lovely meal created by the hubs. It was a simple & comforting type of meal - spaghetti and meatballs. The meatballs were a mix of ground beef, ground lamb and something else....I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess ground turkey. ground veal & ground pork. 

They were delicious! The meatballs & sauce were fragrant & flavorful. I don't really mind Pete's use of different meats, although he usually uses ground turkey, but I am trying to get him to switch to whole wheat pasta. It's better for you and more filling! C'mon guys! Comment and tell him you agree! ;)

This morning I was up early again to walk this little guy.

I don't know what I'll blog about once the dog leaves next Monday!  I sorta hate the fact that he is crated all day when I'm at work but I shouldn't break the habits of his owners. Plus his only long days in the crate are today and tomorrow. Every other day me or Pete are home, or our work hours only overlap a few hours. It's really just my issue... I can't stand the whimpering and whining! I constantly feel bad for animals. If it were up to me we'd have 15 cats and 3 dogs. I always tell Pete I'm one trauma away from becoming a hoarder cat lady.

Nom nom nom

For breakfast I had another smoothie! I love making smoothies but hate washing the blender. I keep shredding my sponges. (Extra fiber?)

Doesn't it look like dessert?

I've been itchin' to switch up my smoothie contents. This morning I was craving something chocolatey which is actually very unlike me (I much prefer salty snacks.)
In the blender:
  • 1 frozen 'naner
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries (they were buy 1 get 1 at the store this week! Score!)
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Chobani plain Greek yogurt (loving this option)
  • 3/4 cup of chocolate almond milk (ZOMG)
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • extra large handful of spinach
I took my first sip of chocolate almond milk and let me tell you - this is not like the unsweetened vanilla variety, oh no! I quickly wondered to myself how bad I would feel if I drank the entire carton. IT'S SO TASTY!

I love moments of temporary insanity before 8am.

IIIII didn't do it! I only had the 3/4 of a cup and I was proud of me since that is one step of 9,000 that I need to take to meet my goals.

This smoothie was filling, chocolatey and thick.

It was a great start for the day! I also did Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Level 2 again, and walked the pup for about 20 minutes. Oh, and lost .8lb! LOL slow and steady right? Down 9 - only 20 more for the 29 x 29!


  1. First off! Pete's meatballs look delicious!..TWSS, I know, haha! But seriously, we should swap recipes. Second, OMG am I your first comment? yay!

    I feel the same way about my blender too Laura. I use it every day when I get back from the gym for my protein shake. And every day I look at it for a bout ten minutes and finally just do it. What is it about our blenders? lol

    I miss having a doggy so much! I used to love it. But alas, they are so much work when you don't have a backyard for them to play in.

    Anyway, love what you are doing with this blog! Keep it up. I'm so glad I get the privilege of experiencing you in person. ;)

  2. @Patrick

    Shhh don't tell anyone- but mine is still sitting & soaking in my sink since yesterday! But I blame Pete b/c he filled the sink with dishes from a corn/blueberry muffin mix LOL Thanks for the compliment!