What I Ate Wednesday

In Canada, Victoria Day long weekend marks the unofficial start of summer – bathing suit season is upon us! Here’s a look at a sample feel good Wednesday:

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I love when you nail a smoothie. I’ll be the first to admit that not all of them turn out the way you intend them too, but this one was a winner! The original green monster recipe came from the Oh She Glows food blog Classic Green Monster

Green Monster Smoothie - PB2 version
 
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Cuisine: Breakfast
Serves: 2 servings (1.25 L)
Ingredients
  • 2 scoops vega protein and greens, french vanilla
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2-3 cups baby spinach
  • ¼ cup PB2, powdered peanut butter
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend until the desired consistency.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2.5 cups Calories: 285 Fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 43 g Sugar: 22 g Sodium: 318 mg Fiber: 7 g Protein: 27 g

Lunch was a bit of this and a bit of that. I tried the Nutrition Stripped recipe for “Cheezy Broccoli Quinoa Pilaf” This recipe was absolutely delicious! I added some green garbanzo beans and roasted butternut squash for extra colour. To boost the protein and veggies, I cooked up some extra lean ground turkey with salsa and added a little extra spinach and bell peppers.

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Anybody that knows me is well aware of my mini-obsession with Costco! Last time I was there I came across this beauty in the frozen section. Butternut squash can be a bit of a pain to chop, wash and bake. This frozen, ready-to-use squash made roasting as easy as ever.

 

 

Snack Time! I’m always a bit torn when I have bananas that are going brown. Yes, just like Angela Liddon from Oh She Glows, I fully admit to hoarding black bananas. What to make or bake? Banana bread? Muffins? Smoothies? Ice Cream? The options are truly endless. Here’s what I decided to try: The Ambitious Kitchen version of “Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Banana Bread” (paleo, gluten free).

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 Bubble Water or Chia Fresca

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Initial inspiration is again from Nutrition Stripped Bubble Water

The rest of the evening….TBC :)

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