daily eats 1.18.12

Hey Friends!

My last daily eats post was from the Rose Bowl game – thankfully this post has more vegetables, less cheese and no wine! My body thanks me. :)

Morning Liquids: Coffee and coconut creamer + water

Breakfast: I wasn’t very hungry because of a large dinner the night before so I kept it light with a smoothie. In the processor: spinach + frozen pineapple and strawberries + almond milk + greek yogurt. This is my favorite combination as of late!

Clearly we need a blender – any recommendations that aren’t the Vita Mix?

Workout: I got to Lunch Crunch class a little early, so I ran around the block (1 mile). In class we did all sorts of squats, lunges, jumps, dips, etc. and finished with sprints. (I’m horribly slow and finished last on the sprints).

Snack: Eaten while running errands. (think Thin Dark Chocolate bar)

Lunch: Was kind of random – I started with some carrots and celery + hummus while I put everything else together.

Big salad + sweet potato + sprouted tortilla + 1 avocado mashed with fresh basil.

Snack: Apple + raw almond butter while I worked the afternoon away.

Dinner: I snacked on some tortilla chips + salsa while finishing up dinner, which was delicious. Salmon cakes and lemon garlic aoili + steamed broccoli and cauliflower. (Plus another salmon cake).

I finished up the evening with some dried mango + small bowl of cereal.

I need some new evening snacks – what are you currently loving? 

Have a wonderful Thursday and weekend! 


    • Emily says

      Yes – mayo, lemon juice, garlic, salt & pepper. Aioli just sounds much better so anytime I mix mayo with anything I call it an aioli! :)

  1. says

    popcorn…… nothing new but it’s what we do! a new blender – maybe for your birthday list?! we have a kitchen aid blender (i think) – we love it. also, day #2 of making your recommended smoothies above. i just add a little oj too. very tasty! have a great weekend!

    • Emily says

      I might add oj this morning now that we have some! And the kitchen aid is strong enough to blend the greens with no chunks?

  2. says

    Scott has the Ninja blender from Target, it seems to work pretty well. I have a Kitchen Aide on that’s about 5 years old and it still works just fine.

  3. says

    I second the vote for the ninja. I absolutely love my ninja.

    I actually just use a magic bullet to make smoothies though. If you add enough liquid and let it struggle long enough it gets the job done eventually. Haha.

    I have been digging popcorn too lately. And small versions of bagels with some light cream cheese. Also frozen oranges blended with milk, vanilla and sweetener.

  4. says

    I love seeing your daily eats – so inspiring!

    I just got a KitchenAid and really like it – it blends up chunks very nicely.

    I swear I saw your doppelganger at CorePower Uptown last night. She did an awesome headstand too :)

  5. erin says

    Everything looks delish! Must try your morning smoothie recipe… :)

    Also, prior to my Vitamix, I had three KitchenAid blenders… none of them blended ice. Ever.

  6. says

    You know, I find that if I have a big dinner I’m actually hungrier in the morning. Is it just me? I feel like it makes my stomach expand! I’ve been snacking on really awesome dark chocolate truffles at night- I’m going to be sad when they’re gone!

  7. mary beth says

    pretzels and cookie butter (from trader joes) was the evening snack last night! we’re also in the market for a new blender. let me know what you find!!

  8. says

    I highly highly HIGHLY recommend an immersion blender! You can get a good one for $25 (Cuisinart!) and it blends everything up perfectly. I abuse mine all summer long, but it blends everything, including frozen fruit! Plus storage is a snap since it’s so small!

  9. says

    We have a Vitamix, but I’ve heard good things about the Ninja. My coworker says theirs does a good job blending. Your food looks great! How’s coconut creamer? Are there unsweetened versions?

    • Emily says

      Hi Angie, I would LOVE the Vitamix, but might have to settle for something less expensive!
      I use the So Delicious Coconut Creamer – Original (it is not sweetened/flavored) – and really like it!

  10. Beth B says

    I enjoy a snack of fruit in the afternoon, pistachios (in the shell, roasted and salted) before dinner and a small square of World Market’s Salted Dark Chocolate Bar for dessert. After that, nothing else. Before lunch, I can’t seem to stay away from the Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter on mini-pretzels. Pretty amazing.

    • Emily says

      I did make the salmon cakes! I’ll work on getting the recipe up soon, I didn’t take measurements yesterday, but in the next few weeks I definitely will! :)

  11. Dani says

    I loved my Waring Pro blender! It took on frozen fruit/ice with no problems! I miss it…LOL

    Will definitely be trying that smoothie – it looks great!

  12. says

    I use that So Delicious creamer too. I only wish there wasn’t titanium dioxide in it. I get that it’s there for whiteness, but, honestly, I’d be fine with less white creamer. :) Still, I keep buying it….

    I’ve started a Ezekial 4:9 cereal + coconut milk habit at night this week, out of nowhere. I can’t get enough.

  13. jana says

    evening snack: yogurt + jam + nut butter + granola..with a side of 1 ounce of 70% dark chocolate (Lindt). Yes, I eat a lot at night. Yes, I know I go way overboard (trust me: the portions of yogurt, nut butter, and granola are big). I tell myself not to…but I’m like a robot and do it anyway.

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