What I Ate Wednesday

Check out my guest post over at Moves ‘N Munchies all about Green Monsters!

Welcome back for another What I {…} Wednesday!

Strawberry Green Monster; banana, spinach, strawberries, and sunflower seed milk; topped with puffs, flaxseed, chia, raisins, and buckwheat.

With me, you know that any day, regardless of if it is WIAW or not, will feature a Green Monster of some type. I sometimes wish that I didn’t love them so much, but I do! And they’re just so incredibly versatile that I never get bored with them. Too many possible extract, fruit, and topping combinations to ever worry about tiring of these Green Goddesses.

Today was my final fitness test for my KIN class. 12-minute run, 1 minute push-ups, 1 minute crunches, 3 minutes running 30-yds back and forth, 1 minute burpees. Not only is it a great indicator of current fitness levels and tracking your progress, but it’s a fantastic workout! I’m pretty sure that I improved on or at least maintained my numbers from when we did the fit test last (3 weeks ago?). Now I just have to take the written portion of the final tomorrow and then I’m done. Woot! Already sold my textbook back. I’m ready to move on to my next round of classes (Psychology and Management Skills).

Strawberry-Peach Green Monsters; banana, spinach, strawbs, peach slices, sunflower seed/almond milk mix; topped with flax, chia, raisins, buckwheat, and a few strawberry-banana puffs.

Final review day in Spanish today which didn’t take up hardly any time since there’s really only so much you can review before you repeat yourself ad nauseum. I get to take that final tomorrow as well right after my KIN one. One of the disadvantages of summer courses is that the finals are all on the same day if, like me, your class meets every day of the week. Oh well. 1 more day and then it doesn’t matter any more.

After class, I had my usual Wednesday get-together for lunch with my dad. My dad selected a (new to us) Indian food restaurant near campus, Mumbai. What a coincidence! It’s Indian Food Wednesday! I dished up some DAL TADKA (didn’t like) and some dish that had onions, peppers, and mushrooms in it (LOVED!) from the buffet with Basmati rice and naan (durh). Yum! I really don’t eat Indian cuisine enough. I always forget how much I love all of those spices (note: spiced, not spicy). Side note: It wasn’t until after we were almost done eating that the staff came up and said that we had to pay in cash because their credit card swiper wasn’t working. Neither my father nor I carry cash. Super. Luckily, they allowed us to leave and find an ATM so that we could pay. But seriously, bad for business.

From my Berry Detox Yogi teabag that I sipped on while studying.

Done for the day, I went back home to start studying for my exams. Or at least attempting to. I swear, I’m so easily distracted sometimes. I was so happy when my mom came home because it meant that it was time for ZUMBA class! I’m really loving the music in this class. I’m still struggling hardcore with the salsa segment, but you can’t be good at everything now can you? Last week I even saw one of my Spanish teachers from high school! I only had her for one semester, but she remembered me and I her. And, because The Fitnessista’s latest post got me curious, I decided to wear the heart monitor that came with my Garmin for the first time. It wasn’t too uncomfortable, but I definitely knew that I was wearing it. I really learned a lot by doing this. I won’t share the numbers, but this is definitely not a workout for me. Nowhere close.

Once I got home, and after running a quick errand to the store to stock up on things that I’ll need for when I go away this weekend (medications, mostly), I had no idea what to make for dinner. I had savory oats last night, but honestly my savory senses just haven’t been activated very much this summer. Spring and summer is for sweet; fall and winter is for savory.

UN-Overnight Oats In A Jar; oats, almond milk, cocoa powder, cocoa bean extract, and chia; topped with 1/2 banana, raisins, and flakes in a crunchy almond butter jar.

Thankfully, I had an almost-empty almond buttah jar on hand to make overnight oats with! Although, these are more same-day oats since I put it together at lunch so that it would be ready by dinnertime. Cheating or brilliant!? So chocolatey; so good. Satisfied my sweet tooth for the night with this one.

Now I’m off to finish studying for my finals tomorrow. 8am for the first and 10:20am for the second! Although studying will probably end up in me continuing to read The Hunger Games. If you haven’t read this, you should. It’s a great, easy read. Highly addictive. I can’t wait until I have my credit card paid off so that I can get the others in the series!

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Do you agree with the seasonal sweet/savory feeling?

Do you like Indian food? – I love the colors, the smell, and of course, the taste! It’s all just so wonderful.

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7 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday

  1. I get seasonal cravings, too! For instance, during the winter I crave comforting, warm foods. Mmmmmm!!

    LOVE your green monsters! Your guest post was fantastic by the way!!

  2. I love your love for green monsters hah. They are delish!

    Indian food is amazing. I really need to start cooking it more. .

    Yogi tea messages never fail to make me smile, that’s a really good one 🙂

  3. I think I go for sweet things more often in the summer too! Probably because of all the fresh summer fruit available! I haven’t had indian food in FOREVER! But I really like it! I have got to get some sometime soon!

  4. oh wow – that’s crazy that their machine broke… at least they allowed you to leave and grab money and didn’t give you attitude or tell you to wash dishes? haha – i dont carry cash ever either! I am always scared it will leave me stranded!

    p and i actually had that happen at a pizza place and luckily they have their own atm machine… cause that would have been odd being in a state we’ve never been in and not able to pay for pizza! lol

    ok i’m rambling! happy WIAW love!!!

  5. I like Indian food a lot. I often try to make my own, but it is never as good as the one I get in the restaurant.

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