Happy hump day, humans! How have you been?
When this post goes live, I will be on the way to my old college town to attend a College Recruiting Event for my company. I’m already looking forward to being back at the old stomping grounds, hitting up one of my favorite restaurants, and reminiscing over the glory days.
Anywho, onto something even more exciting – a day of food!
This is actually a photo from Sunday, but today was decently similar. I woke up after a restful weekend and made a smoothie with kale, frozen spinach, frozen cherries/blueberries, chocolate Vega One protein & greens, a tsp of chia seeds, a tsp of maca powder, a tbsp of cashew butter, and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I topped it with Purely Elizabeth cereal and called it a morning.
After noshing my smoothie, publishing a blog post, and finishing up my coffee, I headed off to the office for a productive Monday.
The morning went by pretty quickly as I read through some emails and caught up on my to-do list. When 10:00am hit, my stomach started growling like a beast. I started my snacking off with two brown rice cake thins, carrots, and thai coconut curry Roots hummus.
I was still hungry after this, and started to get headachy. In order to tame my impending hanger, I added a part 2 to this snack.
Enter, a ginnybakes bar from my desk stash.
Does anyone else feel like they get crazy hungry on mornings when they make smoothies? I was talking to my friend Clara about it, and we think it has something to do with the fruit being easier to digest than other carbs. I made the conscious decision to eat oatmeal the next day and my hunger was definitely less intense mid-morning.
Gotta love those complex carbs. 😉
At lunch time, I swung home to my parents’ house to pick up a few stamps and eat lunch. I made Cookie and Kate’s lentil soup recipe, and added cayenne pepper and turmeric. This recipe is delicious and pretty filling for a soup! I highly recommend it.
I rounded out the meal with the freshest minneola orange. I can’t get enough of these guys lately.
About an hour after lunch I was hungry again, so I’m not sure if I should call this a snack or lunch part 2. I enjoyed a black bean brownie (made with half the maple syrup, plus chocolate stevia drops, and pecans instead of chocolate chips) and a tbsp of drippy almond butter.
Around 3:45 pm I was ready for another snack to get me through the rest of the work day and my evening workout. I whipped out a trusty pumpkin spice RXBAR, which hit the spot.
After work, I quickly headed home and changed into workout clothes to complete the BBG Week 1 Legs & Cardio workout. This was my first week of the official BBG program, and it’s killer! I’m loving the efficiency of these workouts and how quickly they spike my heart rate.
Plus a mini mug of puffed kamut, granola, almond butter, and blueberries to get me through the Bachelor. 🙂
What about you – do you get hungrier on days when you eat different breakfasts?
XO – Bailee