Wednesday - December 10, 2008
Rough day mentally. I had a lot of negative-talk going on between my ears.
Still, I managed to get things done - menu-wise and otherwise. It just goes to show you ... you can feel like carbage and still plow forward.
+ one cup of "choco-coffee" - (two tablespoons of pure cocoa powder, one teaspoon of instant coffee, one packet of stevia + FOS and one packet of Also Salt)
+ one tablespoon of coconut oil (by the spoon!)
+ walking (with my lovely wife) on the treadmill - 10 minute warm-up, 30 minute high-intensity treadmill time and a 10 minute cool-down
+ a vanilla whey protein shake - (two scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 4 oz of half and half, one packet of stevia + FOS and one packet of Also Salt)
+ two large mugs of homemade vegetable soup - (lots of fatty broth from the short rib dinner, frozen asparagus spears and some Also Salt)
note: This is one of the side-benefits of making meals with a "slow-cooker". The broth that's left behind makes a lovely base for any vegetable soup.
I like to heat up the ultra-fatty broth with frozen veggies. When everything gets nice and warm, I blend the mixture into a smooth soup by way of my handy-dandy immersion blender. *
This tastes really yummy to me. It's rich, full-bodied and it allows me to easily consume a large quantity of healthy veggies. Meat broths are also very good for you.
* Immersion blenders (sometimes known as "stick blenders") are one of my favorite inventions of all time. I highly recommend investing in one, if you like to cook.
+ a vanilla whey protein shake - (two scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 2 oz of half and half, 2 oz of cream, one packet of stevia + FOS and one packet of Also Salt)
+ leftover short rib
+ 1/4 mashed cauliflower
+ one avocado wrapped in slices of prosciutto
+ a glass of red wine
More to come ... I hope!
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