WIAW: Smoothies & Snacks

February 3, 2016

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!

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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.

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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.

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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. 😉

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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.

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I rounded out the meal with the freshest minneola orange. I can’t get enough of these guys lately.

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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.

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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.

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After my workout, a shower, and some blog reading, I heated up a bowl of thai quinoa “fried rice” via Hummusapein. I topped it with a dippy egg for extra protein and Fix siracha sauce for extra kick.

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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

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply mapillepich February 3, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Yes! I totally feel you, smoothies do not keep me full (even with protein!) they’re just a snack for me-oatmeal is the old standby

    • Reply Beets Me February 4, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      same! i always add protein and yet still they go right through me! I’m going to start doing them as an afternoon snack on days when I’m home – thanks for the idea 🙂

  • Reply mapillepich February 3, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Yes! I totally feel you, smoothies do not keep me full (even with protein!) they’re just a snack for me-oatmeal is the old standby

    • Reply Beets Me February 4, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      same! i always add protein and yet still they go right through me! I’m going to start doing them as an afternoon snack on days when I’m home – thanks for the idea 🙂

  • Reply Simply, Summer February 3, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I run into the same predicament on the mornings I drink smoothies! Oatmeal or chia puddling with Purely Elizabeth are my go-to when I need something more substantial!

    • Reply Beets Me February 4, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      yessss it is such a struggle! I think i’m going to start saving them for weekends when breakfast is closer to lunch time than during the work week cuz i can’t live without em! Oats will never fail 🙂

  • Reply Simply, Summer February 3, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I run into the same predicament on the mornings I drink smoothies! Oatmeal or chia puddling with Purely Elizabeth are my go-to when I need something more substantial!

    • Reply Beets Me February 4, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      yessss it is such a struggle! I think i’m going to start saving them for weekends when breakfast is closer to lunch time than during the work week cuz i can’t live without em! Oats will never fail 🙂

  • Reply pilatespearlsandpeanutbutter February 3, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Rx Bars have been my go to lately👌🏼. Literally had one every day for the past week #noshame. I even got my family hooked too, so we defiantly need to order more! I’ve tried/have the PB and chocolate ones, but are there any other flavors you recommend? The mint chocolate sounds good, have you had it?

    • Reply Beets Me February 4, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      RXBARS are so good!!! I love both of those flavors and the blueberry and coconut ones! Mint sounds to dieeee for. Can’t wait to get my hands on some!

  • Reply pilatespearlsandpeanutbutter February 3, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Rx Bars have been my go to lately👌🏼. Literally had one every day for the past week #noshame. I even got my family hooked too, so we defiantly need to order more! I’ve tried/have the PB and chocolate ones, but are there any other flavors you recommend? The mint chocolate sounds good, have you had it?

    • Reply Beets Me February 4, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      RXBARS are so good!!! I love both of those flavors and the blueberry and coconut ones! Mint sounds to dieeee for. Can’t wait to get my hands on some!

  • Reply claranorfleet February 3, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Yay!!! Glad to hear the oatmeal held you over longer 🙂 and even more glad we figured it out for you!

    • Reply Beets Me February 4, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      you’re the best my future RD friend 🙂 so glad I have you in my life to help understand my snack emergencies!

  • Reply claranorfleet February 3, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Yay!!! Glad to hear the oatmeal held you over longer 🙂 and even more glad we figured it out for you!

    • Reply Beets Me February 4, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      you’re the best my future RD friend 🙂 so glad I have you in my life to help understand my snack emergencies!

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