Sunday, February 15, 2009

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My Sunday Lunch

I got a late start to the day. This gave me an opportunity to make my new Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake. I think I'll need to tinker with the quantities of the ingredients somewhat. For instance, I found that the shake was too think this morning. So I tried upping the water content by a few ounces.

Tomorrow I may add more cream and less water to the mix. If that works (consistency-wise) it would be great because it'll further up the caloric content. I feel like any good meal replacement shake needs to be substantial enough to approximate the number of calories we'd normally get in a meal.

In a few days, I'll probably have all the kinks worked out. The good news is that the taste will only get better (and it's already really good) if I end up adding more cream. :-)

Update: Hearing a new song by one of your favorite bands is always a mood-booster. Here's a new track from U2's upcoming album: No Line on the Horizon

11:00 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 2 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 2 tbs of organic flax meal, 1 teaspoon of organic instant coffee, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

2:30 pm (pictured above)

+ 2 small organic Roma tomatoes, sliced and topped with organic sour cream and raw sheep's milk cheese (Idiazabal)

+ 2 andouille chicken sausages, sliced

4:15 pm

+ a shot of instant coffee, with a splash of organic reduced fat milk and a pinch of pure stevia

7:15 pm

+ a poached salmon fillet (store bought)

+ 1/2 cup of creamed spinach

More to come ... I hope!


Oct said...

Thanks so much for posting that song link ... VERY GOOD new U2 song in my opinion. Actually gave me chills (of enjoyment).

Harry said...

I like it too. :) It's got a youthful energy to it.

BTW, in case you didn't know ... U2 will be performing every night, for an entire week, on the David Letterman Show - starting on March 2nd. I can't wait!

NewVision said...

Great menus!
Those shakes do sound good. I've never been a meal replacement kind of girl. I like to eat too much..LOL

Have a great night.

Harry said...

I hear you, Jo. :)

It just seems to make life a little easier for me. I find it's a good back up option for a sometimes hectic life.

Hope your night is excellent as well.

sybil said...

Hey Harry!

I've been doing the shake for brekkie for the last couple weeks and really find it is satisfying. It helps me keep my calories down a bit more also, which is an experiment I'm doing this month.

You are a strong man....switching out tablets for red wine! Do you think once you get to your maintenance weight you'll go back to drinking wine? The benefits are good - but it's the social aspect and taste that I would miss if I ever gave it up 100%.

Glad your mouth is on the mend.


Harry said...

Howdy, Sybil.

I'm happy to hear that the whole shake deal is working out for you. I like the shakes because it allows me to have a quick and healthy meal that doesn't require much thought or effort (or clean up).

I'll experiment with bringing back the red wine, after I reach my goal weight.

If I do okay with it then, I'll keep on drinking it. I really do believe that red wine (especially the organic and biodynamic varieties) can be a healthy part of a diet. I agree with you about the social aspect as well.

I look forward to the day when I can try it out again.

Thanks for visiting. Nice to hear from you. :)

pooti said...

Looks great! Love the raw sheeps milk!

I heart U2 as well and really enjoyed the new song!!!

Menu looks spectacular! Hey just a heads up. If you have thyroid problems at all you might want to watch the flax meal. It's goitrogenic and usually works to slow metabolism up a bit. Just a headsup but you know best!!

Harry said...

Thanks for the warning, Pooti. :)

I'm thinking of adding a kelp supplement to my program - just to be on the safe side.

It's my understanding that the effect of goitrogenic foods can be offset by moderating your intake of them and ensuring adequate levels of iodine.

I'll keep an eye out for symptoms of impaired thyroid function and a slowed metabolism. Better safe than sorry!