I’ve been up to a little experimenting in the kitchen…don’t be scared.
Yesterday, after a Power Lunch yoga class, I arrived home craving something green and filling, but I also wanted to try my new Brazil nut protein powder. How about green chia protein oat bran with Brazil Nut Sauce topping? Perfect. I was hoping once I put the nut powder in my food processor, it would turn into nut butter. Yeah, that didn’t work out quite as planned, and so I added a little unsweetened vanilla almond milk and French vanilla stevia drops and ended up with chunky BNU (Get it? Like ABU, but with Brazil nuts). I scooped enough out of the food processor to fill a tiny jar, and then a thought occurred to me…
I think you know what’s coming…
Embarrassing? Perhaps. Delicious? Most definitely! The BNU is a bit funky – really nutty and not very sweet. I like it!
Then came a new recipe for dinner:
Inspired by The Fitnessista’s Chia Chili Cheese Sauce, I blended the following for my zucchini pasta topping:
- 2 TBSP chia seeds soaked in 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 2 TBSP nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 dried chipotle chili
- 1 clove garlic
- Dash of onion powder
- Celtic sea salt (lots) and pepper to taste
Also on my plate was some leftover raw pesto pasta. A very colorful and filling meal – love that.
For breakfast, I had a little something I like to call Souroat Bread with BNU and a banana:
This was a new oatgurt experiment, and I must say that I’m quite pleased with the results. It’s completely raw, filled with healthy good bacteria, and no dehydrator required. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the recipe.
Since I got such a great response for my Q&A post, I think I’ll pick a few random questions to answer everyday. Sound good?
Q: VeggieGirl asks: What’s the one hobby/activity you’d like to give a try, one that you haven’t done so yet?
A: Mountain Trekking. Ever since reading Into Thin Air, I’ve wanted to go trekking in Nepal. I have no desire to climb Mt. Everest or anything, but I’d love to do the 3-week trek to Base Camp.
Q: Alison asks: There’s not a really good cost effective yoga place near me. What are good ways to teach yourself yoga (DVD’s, podcasts, etc.)?
- Polly has some great videos on her blog – they are free, short, and she does the poses along with you.
- Here is a link to Sadie Nardini’s 4 part 30 minute power yoga series that Maggie posted. Love that one!
- I’ve heard good things about Yoga Today, but I’ve never tried the site myself. They post new classes everyday, and I hear they are usually a more slow and gentle form of yoga.
- I’m a big fan of Yoga Download, and they have a large selection of free 20 minute classes, or you can pay to download the longer classes. They are podcasts, but the site is slowly adding slide-show visuals to all of their classes which will help if you need to see the poses.
- I know some other bloggers really like the Sara Ivahoe DVD’s. Never tried them myself.
If you’ve emailed me, and I haven’t responded, I promise to do so soon. July = Tour De France watching for me every night and much less time on the computer. What do y’all think? Is it going to be 8 wins for Mr. Armstrong? I think so.