Day 9 - Pink has never tasted so good !

Day 9 – whoop whoop !!!   Took the day off.. . and started it with a Beet, Banana and Coconut oil smoothie and a hike.  My man isn’t too crazy about the florescent pink shake with little black chai seeds.  I hope he finishes it !!! Anyway, the smoothie was jam packed with protein… Whey protein powder (15g), chai seeds (3g), flax meal (3g), Flax milk (6g)  and water as needed.

Its a beautiful day for a hike !!!  My friend is taking me for a hike almost in our backyard.  Cheeseboro is a great place for hikers, mountain bikers and horses.  I think we did a steady incline and maybe 4 miles.  I didn’t put that cool app on my phone yet that actually tracks your location as well as your speed.  Maybe that’s a blessing.

portobello sandwichFor a lunch a hard boiled egg, with veggies and garbanzo & black bean hummus. I’ve decided to add a little animal protein back in, especially on days I do more than just walk.   On Day 11, I can start adding meat back in.  Looking forward to that.

The hummus I made was another first time success!!   I used the 3 types of bean leftovers in the refrigerator from yesterdays veggie patties  … A little of this and a little of that..  (Recipe to follow).

For dinner, I’m looking forward to a portobella mushroom sandwich..   I made the bread last night, but it was too hot to eat, and by the time it cooled down, it was after my bed time.

**  So, yes, the sandwich was EXACTLY what I had been craving for the last week.  I’m not a big bread person, but tell me I cant have it, and i will want it.  Grilled portobella mushroom marinated in onion, garlic, balsamic and olive oil for 25 min, in-between home made quinoa bread with black bean hummus as condiment. It may look ugly.. But the best ( healthy) sandwich ever !! I have a happy belly to report.

Black Bean Hummus – all in a food processor

  • 1 can of garbanzo bean
  • 1/2 can of Cannellini beans
  • 1/2 black beans
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup of tahini
  • 1 good sized garlic clove (or 2 small)
  • 1 table spoon of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp of cayenne  pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper



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