I was still full from my delicious dinner last night so I wanted something light for breakfast. It was pretty mild out this morning so I had a smoothie. It was berry good! Sorry I couldn't resist ;0)
Berry Good Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 banana
- 3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 scoop Kashi GoLean! Vanilla protein powder
Although this breakfast was a lot less calories than normal, it did a good job of holding my hunger for about 4.5 hours. I got pretty hungry around 11, but I just had a big glass of ice cold water.
I didn't bring a lunch today because I had a few errands to run around Grand Ave. during lunch. Since I was in the neighborhood, I stopped at Whole Foods for a salad. Amazingly, I came out of WF with just the salad and a new item to try. I wanted to buy a lot more things, but I knew the groceries were going to be sitting in the warm car all afternoon so I refrained. I ate this salad in my car so I could take advantage of the great weather with the sunroof open and windows down.
- Lettuce Mix
- Shredded red & green cabbage
- Raw cauliflower
- Roasted artichokes
- Grilled portabella, corn, and spinach salad
- Marinated mushrooms
- Curry chicken and chickpea couscous
Close up of the plump marinated mushroom.
After my lovely lunch I went to UST to buy a graduation present for my former roomie. She's an accounting major so her degree took an extra year. I forgot just how much parking sucks. After looking for a good 10 minutes for a parking spot on the street I didn't find one so I took a risk and parked in the lot. If I remember correctly, you don't need a parking permit during finals week. I hadn't been on campus since last year at graduation. It felt so weird to be walking across the quad.
I browsed through the bookstore before buying an alumni sweatshirt for my friend and a cute baseball cap for myself. I wanted to buy a couple of t-shirts, but I'm trying to be more mindful of my spending.
Speaking of being mindful with money, I stopped at my favorite coffee shop and bought an iced coffee with a splash of soy and a bran muffin. I am so addicted to these. It's a good thing I don't live close by anymore.
These muffins are fat free and low calorie. But low cal is a subjective thing so I have no idea what to estimate. Two years ago when the coffee shop first opened, they were advertised as 150 calories. Well they have for sure grown in size. I asked the girl at the counter if she had nutrition information and all she had was the ingredients list. I should have asked to see it but I felt bad because she was alone and there were people in line behind me. I know they are freshly made there...but if they are fat free and low calorie, it makes me wonder what the heck are in these. They are so good, but maybe too good to be true?
This afternoon I felt like I was in college again- running around campus, grabbing a salad at Whole Foods, and picking up a coffee and muffin at Coffee Bene. It was a nice trip down memory lane. Sometimes I really miss the life of a college student, minus the stress.
It has taken me 2 hours to finish this post. Insane amount of phone calls are to blame!