Truth…I just had to Google “restocked” to see if it was a word. It looks weird to me. It is a word, so we can move on. It is ridiculously gorgeous here in VA today. I have my office window open, the Drake Pandora station providing my tunes, and I made a lunch break visit to my favorite health food store. Life is good. 🙂
We were running low on chia seeds, so I figured I would restock since I will soon be working in DC and don’t know what kind of stores are in the area. That is one thing that I will miss about where I work – all of the stores and restaurants. It’s easy to run errands during lunch and be back in before my break is up. Hopefully there is the same variety within walking distance at my new job (since I won’t have my truck at work.)
My store was out of the bulk chias, so I had to buy these kind.
Fancy packaging = more money. But it’s worth it to me. Marcus and I go through some chia seeds. I mix 1/2 a teaspoon into his omelet and about a teaspoon into my protein smoothie every morning.
Speaking of protein, I have been making protein smoothies for breakfast every morning for the past couple of months. A typical smoothie consists of – one banana, another form of frozen fruit (mango, blueberries, strawberries), 1 scoop of protein powder, a teaspoon of chia seeds, and unsweetened almond milk.
I find that a smoothie keeps me fuller longer than a carb-based, bready breakfast. Plus it’s super easy to make and portable if I run in the mornings. I keep buying single serving protein powders because I am on a mission to find a powder that provides all of the protein and vitamins I need, but also taste good, and isn’t high in calories.
Unfortunately, the best tasting one I found is also full of lots of funky ingredients. So I am trying to find a tasty powder that’s made of real food. I got this sample today.
It’s made of fig, pumpkin, beans, rice, millet, and other kinds of raw foods. It’s 110 calories per serving and has 20 grams of protein. Protein powder is expensive, so I want to make sure I like it before I buy a huge jug of it. Hopefully, this one passes the taste test!
And because I love kombucha, I had to grab this guy.
I am not the biggest fan of ginger, but it’s surprisingly delicious. Kombucha never lets me down.
I have the two weeks notice syndrome. I know the end is near, so it’s making me antsy, especially on a day like today. I just want to go play outside! Of course by the time the weekend comes, it will be back to the 50’s – kind of cold, kind of not.
Natalie Dee knows what I’m talking about. Have a fab one! 🙂