This morning, I flew down the stairs and into the kitchen with the biggest smile on my face. I whipped up my delicious crazy looking green smoothie. It's a little taste of heaven in a cup (romaine lettuce, spinach, apple, kale, banana, pear, lemon juice and a little water all blended together). The recipe comes from Kimberly Snyder and it is so good that I literally jump out of bed excited every morning to go make it and drink it! I'm absolutely hooked... sometimes I will even drink 3 of them in one day... they are seriously that good!
Speaking of delicious recipes.... my nutrition buddy Nicole recently discovered this amazing faux cookie dough recipe that I tried for the first time last night. I can't believe how delicious it is and how simple it is to make! You have to try it! I promise that you won't regret it! In a cup, you mix together 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp chocolate protein powder, 1-2 tbsp water and a bunch of dry oats. The mixture comes together and looks like a couple of bites of cookie dough. Umm hello, who ever thought eating healthy could be so fun and so delicious!!!! Talk about life being sweet!
Tigs has me cracking up lately! The other day he did an actual handstand while peeing. Hilarious. Tonight, he was playing with some of the other neighbourhood pups. He is so silly... He almost always either wanders away from the rest of the pack with his nose in the air like he's a snob or he just wont stop sniffing the other dogs while they try to play with him. He's learning though and tonight he tackled the biggest dog on our block! I'm so proud of my little guy!
Dinner, tonight, consists of sesame seeds on a variety of steamed veg. It sure doesn't sound like much but, man, can you say yum!
Anyway, I should probably go... Tigs needs a bath... badly. Another dog may have accidentally peed on his head tonight... Tigs has a problem with sniffing other dogs at exactly the wrong times in exactly the wrong parts... but I suppose that that is the life of a puppy trying to figure this world out!
Thank you to everyone for your messages of support via phone, email, facebook and on here! Knowing you are all reading this and that you are proud of me makes my new life change so much easier :)
Wishing you all the happiest and healthiest of evenings,
<3 Slothcat and Tigs
p.s. A couple of tips from my nutrition course for kicking sweet cravings are to always keep sugar-free gum handy... and if you aren't a gum girl or guy... get a bottle of chewable vitamin c tablets and munch away when you feel like you are about to break and get a chocolate bar... the orange flavour picks you up during the afternoon slump and is just sweet enough to satisfy your craving mmm... I keep both in my desk at work and so far they have really been helping me get through the afternoon!!