What a wonderful day yesterday was – I had the day off in observance of Yom Kippur. Even though I’m not Jewish, the organization that I work for is and I’m fortunate enough to get a few extra days off this fall. It was so nice to have a slower day to catch up on errands, take a mid-morning yoga class and get a mani/pedi ($28!).

Breakfast: Ok, this is CRAZY but I had seen it a few times online and was so intrigued, I needed to try it. “Bulletproof Coffee” is a blended mix of coffee, butter (grass-fed) and coconut oil. You are supposed to use “mold -free” coffee beans, but I used my regular, old coffee beans from Trader Joe’s. Blended together, it creates a frothy latte-like drink. It was wonderful and I want to drink it every day. :) Obviously it is mainly fat, which my body does very well on but I’m not sure if it would be enough substance for normal days. On the weekends when I tend to eat more of a “brunch” meal than breakfast it just might work…


Workout: 75 minute yoga class. I initially wasn’t a huge fan of the yoga classes offered at the spinning/yoga studio that I belong to, but I think it might have been because they push me in ways that I’m not used to. I grew accustomed to the classes I used to take and now I’m forced into practicing headstands/handstands (which I don’t love), but know I should be doing. :) That was a really long way to say, I really enjoyed the class and I’ll be making more of an effort to get there on a regular basis.

Lunch: greens + olive oil + smoked trout salad (3 oz smoked trout + mayo + raw sauerkraut) + carrots. I’ve had two cans of smoked trout in the cupboard for months and finally decided to try it out. I’ve always been a little nervous for some reason, but it was a great change from tuna and I’m sure I’ll use that next can soon!

Evening Snack: olives + salami + raw gouda + red wine with a side of computer work and The Real Housewives (favorite guilty pleasure).


Dinner: chicken breast + spaghetti squash + green beans. Earlier today I saw a tweet from my local Whole Foods that they were having a 1-day sale on whole chickens for $.99/pound. Since  I’ve been obsessed with cooking whole chickens lately, I stocked up and bought one to freeze and had the butchers cut up the other one for meals for the next few days. I ate about 2/3 of the chicken breast and saved the rest for lunch.

I finished off the evening with 3 dark chocolate peanut butter cups. I. am. addicted.

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

14 Comments (Reply )

  1. Faith @ The Cheap Girl's Guide to Chic
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    That coffee creation sounds pretty interesting. I’m not sure how I feel about butter in coffee, but it might be worth a try.

    I feel ya on the yoga studio thing too. I usually decide halfway through a class whether or not I’ll like it, based on how similar it is to my regular type of practice. I’m trying to remember, though, that there’s not just one right way to practice yoga, and that it’s a good thing to see it through each teacher’s perspective rather than get stuck in on style rut!


    • Emily
      Sep 27, 2012 @ 9:08 am

      Think about the butter as cream…
      Exactly, I was in a rut (that I loved) but it is good for me to get out!


  2. Chelsea @ahintofhealthy
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    I’ve never had dark chocolate peanut butter cups–I will need to try those sometime! Also, I was the same with Yoga. I wasn’t a fan at first, and I think that was because it was so different than the exercise and classes that I loved. But now I am totally addicted!


    • Emily
      Sep 27, 2012 @ 9:08 am

      I get them from Trader Joe’s!


  3. Mellissa
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    I have to push myself to step outside of my yoga comfort zone. I love sculpt and hot yoga but don’t love the vinyasa style classes. They are hard! But I have gone at least once a week and have really improved.


  4. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    That coffee sounds so yummy! I have never heard of anything like that!


  5. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    that coffee sounds so interesting! my husband would totally be freaked out by it though. :)


  6. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    Your evening snack looks delish. I love making antipasto plates.


  7. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    I’m sorry- BULLETPROOF COFFEE? I am more than intrigued…Googling now.

    Your evening snack looks a little like what mine have looked like, lately. The higher fat content with the cheese and such is so much more satiating than, say, pretzels. And more delicious.


  8. erin
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

    Bulletproof coffee?! I’m intrigued and will definitely try! Wonder if it would work with espresso (we don’t have a coffeemaker)…

    Yay for more yoga! I feel the same way about headstands / inversions. I know I should at least try forearm headstand every single class, but dang, it’s hard, and child’s pose always feels exactly where I should be :)


    • emily (a nutritionist eats)
      Sep 29, 2012 @ 11:07 am

      You make a good point about being right where you need to be, something to remember for sure!
      You could definitely make the coffee with espresso – I would just add some hot water to the espresso, then blend. Let me know if you try it!


  9. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    I’m glad you’ve been having fun at yoga! I always love how flexible I feel after I do yoga — it’s the best way to stretch! :) And I am so with you on dark chocolate peanut butter cups — they are the BEST! :D


  10. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 1:18 am

    mmmm trout + kraut sounds delicious!


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