While browsing Pinterest yesterday I came across this Carrot Dreamsicle Smoothie recipe and knew I had to make it for breakfast today. I juiced my own carrots in my Breville Juice Fountain. I also didn’t have hemp seeds so I used chia seeds instead. Worked out just fine. It was tasty, but didn’t really remind me a creamsicle which I was hoping for. Oh well…still good. I paired the smoothie with one of Anne’s Pumpkin Muffins from My Beef With Meat by Rip Esselstyn.
Per usual, I had leftovers for lunch. Portabella Mushroom Fajitas.
This meal got mixed reviews from the crew. I LOVED it. The little girls LOVED it. M liked it but picked around the butternut squash. The hubby didn’t really care for it. He didn’t like the butternut squash either. Hubs did say, however, that he liked the beans which is something of a miracle because he doesn’t really care for beans either. That doesn’t ever stop me from making them though cause I love ’em and they are good for you. I had two helpings and we were left with NO leftovers, which makes me sad because you know how much I like leftovers! So double it up if you have more than 2 adults, 3 kids in your family or if you simply want to enjoy it for a few days. And if you don’t like butternut squash like the boys in my family, I would suggest cutting up a few large carrots and using those instead. I really liked the sweetness in this dish, but carrots would likely do the same thing. A few notes: The recipe on this link has flaxmeal added…this is not in the original cookbook recipe so I did not add that. I did, however, use brown basmati rice instead of white, so needed an additional 20 minutes of cooktime to soften the rice. I added the butternut squash after the first 20 minutes.
For dessert, we enjoyed some fresh from the garden sweet cherry tomatoes. I FINALLY spied some red ones out there today and M was excited to get out to pick them. They didn’t disappoint.
Day 5 of the 7 Day Pushup Challenge is in the books. 100 pushups. This challenge is turning out to be easier than I expected. I need to kick it up a notch! I need to start thinking about my next challenge. I think it’s going to be the 30 Day Squat Challenge, which should be more of a challenge since I’m also running a few times a week.
2.61 miles on the treadmill.
Hump day, done!