Archive | October, 2011

Pumpkin Love

13 Oct

Below is an email that I sent to my Tri-training partner and as you will read(yes I left it in) I realized it would make an excellent post. And seeing that i haven’t posted since, ok we don’t need to know how long, I thought it would be great to share. I have one HORRENDOUS picture of my oats today from my phone but I’ll spare you and continue to promise GREAT and WONDEROUS pictures of fantastically weird food I’ve been eating and making that are currently on my real camera. I promise( and I don’t make promises, so this is huge) to get some real pictures up here ASAP. Ok, read on dear friends.

Ok, so rather than try to type this on my phone, I’m emailing it to you for your reading pleasure.

BREAKFAST: has always been a bit of a mystery to me, most important meal of the day. That is a HUGE thing to live up to and COMPLETE breakfast, crap, what’s that. Definitely not poptarts and some toast(do they know that that’s a very carb heavy breakfast when they make commercials for easily influenced young minds? I mean really) Not only is it a heavy title to carry but I’ve always had trouble figuring out what will and won’t hold me from breakfast to lunch, morning snacks seem to always ruin my lunch. Steal cut oats leave me famished after an hour, a smoothie leaves me famished after two, possibly three if I put a date in the mix. SO after re-ready a blog I am a bit obsessed with I came to the conclusion that my breakfast must have two parts: smoothie and oats. Smoothie to start, I can’t do solids anytime north of 8:30am or else I’ll vom. ANOTHER dilhemma: one portion of oats is more than enough for me and a huge smoothie leaves my stomach feeling floatie. SO the best of both worlds, small-ish smoothie and half of a regular serving of oats. I haven’t done the calorie count or nutrition count but this is what my breakfast for the past two days has looked like.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
1 scoop pumpkin spice protein mix- 104 calories I believe
1/4-1/2 cup of pumpkin mixed with pumpkin spices
1/2 banana
BIG handful of spinach
1/2-1 cup of almond milk
Xanthum and Guar Gum to make it nice and delish(PS, LOVE THESE)

Pumpkin Pie Oats- I won’t even ask to pardon my pumpkin breath, you’re just going to have to deal with it
1/4 cup or less of pumpkin(when I made the batch I just scooped some into the pot)
1/2 chopped banana
1/6 cup coach oats
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup water
drizzle of maple syrup for a touch more sweetness than the banana can give
pumpkin spices

SO what are your thoughts. The smoothie is consumed post work out around 7ish and the oats are consumed at work somewhere between 9-10a which yesterday held me to a late 1:30p lunch AND led me to be less snacky during the afternoon and when I got home.

I just realized that this would be a FANTASTIC post for my new website, so that’s where its going after I send it to you. Ok, rambling done. Have a fantastic FALL day. I was running this morning and my stride kicked in when I realized that 10 years ago around this time I fell in LOVE with running. Its the longest relationship, besides with the Lord, that I’ve been in. Good Times.