I had a busy afternoon today! I met with my trainer at 2 and had an hour long, hard workout. Let's just say he likes to see me work. Since the weather has been crappy, I decided to run indoors on the treadmill afterwards. The first ten minutes were painful but then my legs loosened up. I didn't want to overdo it so I only ran 3.5 miles. In between strength training and running, I had half of the JOCOLAT bar. Yum! I think I may like this bar more than the Clif nectar cacao one. I didn't even think to take a picture, because I ate it so quickly! After my run I had the other half.
I was pretty hungry when I got home so I needed something quick. I tried the lentil rice biryani from Trader Joe's. You just heat it up in the pouch for 90 seconds and let it sit for another 60.
A serving is half of the pouch. The biryani is a mixture of rice, lentils, chickpeas, potatoes, and spices. It was actually kind of spicy. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this again, but it wasn't bad. It actually fits into my cleanse so I was happy about that. I obviously want to eat a fresh as possible, but I need to be realistic and have back-ups.
My mom and I spent over an hour at the grocery store. We were that low in food at my house. We bought a ton of produce and other items, but these are the specific foods I bought for my cleanse. Unsweetened vanilla almond milk, buckwheat waffles, and soy yogurt. I know the yogurt has added sugar, but I cannot find plain soy yogurt at my local grocery stores. It is nearly impossible to find products without any added sugar. Like I said above, I need to be realistic and have "go-to" items. As long as I limit my overall intake of added sugar, I'm not going to worry about a little bit of added sugar. I figure I'm already doing my body favor by avoiding gluten, dairy, animal products, alcohol, and caffeine.
I've been craving sweet potatoes and black beans lately, so for dinner tonight I had sweet potato and black bean tostadas. For the sweet potato/black bean mixture, I used the same recipe as before. The only difference is that I added a little cumin to the mix this time. Instead of tacos, I had tostadas because the corn tortillas got too crispy to fold. I prefer the tacos, but this was still a delicious meal. I spread the tortillas with a layer of chipotle salsa. My mouth was on fire, but in a good way! My side salad was very colorful: green (romaine & spinach), red (tomatoes), purple (cabbage), orange (carrots).
I'm happy to report that day one was a success :)