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Lent: Day 7

Lent: Day 7
Continuing the adventurous tasting and finding another success . .  . quinoa!
Continuing the adventurous tasting and finding another success . . . quinoa!

Just a quick note on today’s recipes.

Switching things up a bit to test out the "Body Builder Smoothie."  It gave me a chance to use up some of the leftover spirulina powder from the GOOP cleanse too.
Switching things up a bit to test out the “Body Builder Smoothie.” It gave me a chance to use up some of the leftover spirulina powder from the GOOP cleanse too.
Continuing the green smoothie theme, I finally created a "green" smoothie for my daughter by using pineapple instead of strawberries.  However, sadly, she didn't like the taste and refused to drink it!
Continuing the green smoothie theme, I finally created a “green” smoothie for my daughter by using pineapple instead of strawberries. However, sadly, she didn’t like the taste and refused to drink it!
I reblended the kids green smoothie with the strawberries they liked the other day and it turned brown again.  Everyone took a taste and said it was pretty good but no one was enthusiastic about it and it was kind of wasted.  I suppose this is a good lesson with kids . . . once you have a recipe that works stick with it for a while.  If you tinker with it, you risk them not liking a variation and abandoning the  concept altogether.
I reblended the kids green smoothie with the strawberries they liked the other day and it turned brown again. Everyone took a taste and said it was pretty good but no one was enthusiastic about it and it was kind of wasted. I suppose this is a good lesson with kids . . . once you have a recipe that works stick with it for a while. If you tinker with it, you risk them not liking a variation and abandoning the concept altogether.
Leftover sweet potato chili for lunch.
Leftover sweet potato chili for lunch.
Mashed sweet potato with Chinese five spice powder.
Mashed sweet potato with Chinese five spice powder.
Eating the meals out of order again.  Having the breakfast "sweet quinoa" with dates and bananas.
Eating the meals out of order again. Having the breakfast “sweet quinoa” with dates and bananas.
Couldn't quite rustle up the energy to make a new dinner dish so I had two breakfasts today . . . repeating the omelet.
Couldn’t quite rustle up the energy to make a new dinner dish so I had two breakfasts today . . . repeating the omelet.

After taking a break for 2 days from exercise due to general lack of energy, I got back on track today for my Tracy Anderson workout. Learning to exercise with fewer carbs in the body adds another layer of challenge to the process!

Also, an interesting video I found about the role of sugar and insulin on weight gain. If you found my post on this subject tough reading, this might be easier to understand. Please ignore the part about the weight loss products advertised in it. The first parts about how sugar and insulin work and the 5 suggestions for weight loss are the parts I find interesting.

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