One of my favourite activities is food shopping. Not regular Safeway outings, but rather “specialty shopping” at my local health food store. It brings me the same joy and excitement as buying new clothes – I love coming home with new goodies to eat!
“Speciality food” purchases can add up quick ($3 for ONE Larabar? Yikes…) I typically set a budget for myself ($30-$40), and go once in a while. I don’t like dipping into my vacation funds! If I get the urge to spend too much money, I ask myself, ‘Hawaii or quinoa cereal?’ as a reminder.
Before heading out the door to donate blood this morning, I fixed a plate of red velvet pancakes and coconut whipped cream…
|doesn’t the whipped cream look like heaven?|
Following my blood donation, I stopped by the health food store to pick up some treats! I’ve been searching for smoothie ‘additives’ lately, and came across Vegn instant smoothies. Since a regular sized container is $25, I decided to try a couple sample packs to see if I actually like them.
I don’t usually put any pre-formulated protein powders into my food, as they’re usually packed full of suspicious ingredients. These intrigued me, and the ingredient list passed my inspection.
The instructions say to add the package to a cup of water, shake and go. I figured these could be a good snack option when I’m at work and craving something sweet.
Apparently I was subconsciously craving chocolate this afternoon – I didn’t realize until I was home that most of my purchases were chocolate. Aside from the Vegn instant smoothies I bought:
|chocolate chia cereal? yes, please!
I was sold by the promise of raw cocoa nibs inside
|salty seaweed to balance the sweet|
For lunch I had a few slices of thin crust veggie pizza and greens, then snuggled into bed for a couple hours to read and nap.
I’m feeling so refreshed after my nap that I’m tempted to hit up the gym tonight. Nothing like a little cardio to blast away the crappy weather blues I’ve been having.