What I Ate, Wednesday [Post]

13 Wed, 2011 § 4 Comments

Technically, this is “What I Ate” Tuesday.

My blogging preference is specific highlighted meals, recipes, thoughts & foods…rather than a run-down of a daily menu; a friend coaxed me into sharing a day’s worth of my eats though, so here you have it!

After an early morning HIIT workout, Dave treated me to another one of his amazing recovery drinks.

Hemp & Pumpkin Spiced Latte Smoothie

Interested in my short, intense workout?

It was a good one.

Each exercise or set equals 4 minutes before moving on to the next.

  • Scorpion Flips – 50 seconds max effort; 10 seconds rest (4 rounds)

Alternate between the following two exercises for 4 minutes with no rests, (6 rounds total):

  • Chatarunga plus alternate lifting each leg [20 seconds]
  • (Without using arms, roll onto back)
  • Alternating One-Leg Toe Touches [20 seconds]
  • Skater Lunges – 50 seconds max effort; 10 seconds rest (2 rounds each side, 4 rounds total)
  • One-Arm Side-Lying Tricep Press Ups [alternate doing 20 seconds each arm, no rests, 6 rounds — meaning each arm gets worked 6 times]

A couple hours later,

Kamut Berry Salad with flax seed oil, sea salt & a splash of champagne vinegar

curbed morning hunger.

I packed lime-squeezed jicama slices along with a little leftover sauteed escarole with caramelized shallots, chickpeas & currants, piled over mixed greens for a mid-day snack.

This was pretty light, so it was shortly followed by

two pieces of toasted  millet bread alongside roasted red beets from our CSA drizzled in balsamic & just a touch of honey.

I keep a water bottle with me at all times — except when I lose one, which I am infamous for doing — & try to stay hydrated; most days, all I drink is water, maybe tea.  Yesterday I only did so-so & should have refilled this guy a couple more times.  Good thing Natalie posted some tips!

To refuel after my jog to the climbing gym after work,

I enjoyed a local orange while I waited outside on the bench for Dave.

The cool, fresh air felt nice,

as did bouldering.

Post-climbing, I snacked on a lemon zest Luna bar, with chalky hands & all.

Luna bars were on a great sale & are like a treat for me sometimes, but most flavors are too sweet.  They are a better option than many bars, but I don’t like that they are processed & use evaporated cane juice.  I would like to find or make a better, whole-food alternative.  Any suggestions?  (other than Lara bars)

For dinner, we made Serrano Pepper & Shallot Fajitas on Ezekiel tortillas.

Portobellos & cashew cheese for me; steak cooked in red wine with fresh mozzarella for Dave.

Oh ~ & a small piece of homemade “raw” chocolate before bed…because I can. 😉

I told you, I like to eat often; I feel best when I eat a lot of small “meals” throughout the day.

Though my favorite blogs aren’t the “here is what I ate”-variety, sometimes it is fun to see what other active, health-minded people eat throughout the day & snag an idea or two — so let me know if you share your own “What I Ate” Wednesday  post!

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§ 4 Responses to What I Ate, Wednesday [Post]

  • Natalie says:

    Thanks for sharing this!!! Your eats are so beautiful…and I got some good ideas 😀 I forgot how much I love jicama with lime juice and chili powder. Will you share the shake recipe?? YUM!

    I would have gladly traded you eats today 😉

    • Allie says:

      I’ll get the recipe from Dave. 😉 He’s my smoothie chef.

    • Allie says:

      Hemp & Pumpkin Spiced Latte Recovery Smoothie:
      coconut water, 2 T pumpkin puree, generous amount of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp maca, 2 scoops hemp protein, 1/2 banana, 1 tsp vanilla soy protein (for vanilla flavor; I would rather it was just vanilla extract), 1/4 C hemp milk.
      It was delicious — I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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