Okay so was anyone else confused about the clocks moving ahead this morning?
I woke up this morning totally bamboozled and had no clue what was going on. I swear each one of our clocks had a different time on them, that’s not ideal when you have to be at work in the morning! I wasn’t late though so it’s all okay. I felt sort of silly though once I got it all figured out. 🙂 The unseasonably warm weather we have been having here in Ohio has now ended and we are stuck with icky grey skies and lots of rain. However the rain is much better than snow so I will take what I can get and not complain!
Today after getting home from the gym I noshed on one of my favorite flavors of Heart Thrives – Raisin Spice. Yum! I reviewed this flavor here.
I also went out for lunch with one of my best friends today – and guess where we went? Chipotle, my favorite mexican place.
My usual vegetarian salad with fajita vegetables, black beans and a scoop of guacamole. It was a fiesta in my mouth. 🙂 What is your favorite thing to get at Chipotle?
Now as promised I wanted to share my latest use of my new obsession – xanthan gum! I am proud to present to you green pudding!
Green Pudding aka: Luck in a Bowl
1/2 cup cold water, soy, or nut milk of your choice
1 frozen banana, chopped
2 cups greens (Whatever floats your boat!*)
1 tbsp xanthan gum
1 packet stevia, or 1 tbsp agave or other favorite sweetener to taste
In a blender put your banana and 1/2 cup of liquid and blend until smooth. Add your greens (in batches if needed) and blend until a smooth liquid. Add your sweetener and blend again. Now add your tablespoon of xanthan gum and let blend for a full 20-25 seconds until it gets really fluffy and pudding-ey.
Pour into a bowl and serve.
Makes 1 serving.
*My smoothies and puddings are usually a combo of celery, spinach, romaine, cucumber and broccoli. But it varies season to season and what is looking good in the store!
The best part about green puddings is that you can seriously put anything on top – GO CRAZY! Add fresh fruit or dried fruits, nuts, seeds, granola or other cereal. Or you can add peanut putter. 😉 Dee-lish! It has to be one of the healthiest puddings out there that you can eat, its good for you and you feel good about eating it and there is nothing wrong with that!
Plus its just in time for saint patricks day (as if you needed another reason to celebrate!)
Doesnt it look great? Thanks for trying out my recipe Katie!
So lately I have been thinking about getting a new iPod. I actually have a little green shuffle right now which I use at the gym, but I really want to get a bigger one so I can use my shuffle just for the gym and then the other for all of my tunes. Nothing funks up my groove more than having a super slow song come on when I’m in the middle of running! The only thing I can’t decide on is which iPod to get. There is the nano (which I would totally get in kelly green!), the classic, and then the touch. I’m open to suggestions and your thoughts on the three of these. I’m totally not sure which one to get, they all look neat!
Question of the day – Do you have an iPod? If so what version/model do you have?