This morning at 5:30 AM I made the barely conscious decision that an extra twenty minutes of sleep was worth not being able to shave my legs or make banana oats. I whipped up a pretty easy treat instead.
That is a cheddar and apple quesadilla and it was very tasty! This recipe was stolen from Ellie Krieger. Take one fourth of a Granny Smith apple and slice it thinly. Lay your slices out on the bottom half of a whole wheat tortilla. On top of the apple slices lay out 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Fold your tortilla and half and place in a skillet heated over medium- high heat. Place a heavy skillet on top of your quesadilla. Turn over after a minute and a half and cook the other side. This took me less than ten minutes and was a good start to the day!
For my morning snack I had the other half of last night’s Asian pear and one ounce of almonds.
I met with my trainer over my lunch break. My shins and knees are a bit achy from yesterday’s run, so I told him I wanted to focus on upper body today. We did about ten minutes of core work on the stability ball, and then we boxed! I’m not a particularly good boxer. It’s one of my trainer’s specialties, though, and it still works me like hell. It can be a pretty good stress reliever, though! We ended the workout with 25 push-ups (pretty hard after punching something for the past 15 minutes), one minute of tricep dips, and then balancing on one leg with holding a lateral raise with five pound weights for 30 seconds per leg. Tough. When I got back to the office I dove into this baby.
This baby contained what we didn’t eat of last night’s salad (mixed greens, onion, carrots, mushrooms), plus some extra greens, .5 oz parmesan cheese, 2 tbsp slivered almonds, 1/2 cup black beans, and some basil vinaigrette.
A few hours later I ate half a red bell pepper with some spinach and artichoke hummus, which I unfortunately forgot to take a picture of (bad blogger…). It definitely didn’t fill me up enough, though, because I was starving when I got home. I definitely hadn’t eaten enough calories during the day and I was feeling light-headed. I really wanted a Girl Scout cookie, but I refrained. Instead I made this green baby!
This green monster smoothie contained:
- 1 cup 1% milk
- 2 cups kale
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
- a few ice cubes
Delicious. I wish my blender didn’t suck, though. This one was a little chunky.
Ok, back to my girl Paula Deen. See you all for dinner!