I went to kickboxing last night for the first time in months. Knuckle Up is a great local boxing gym that offers intense, sweat-inducing 50 minute kickboxing classes.
It felt good to be back and the instructor even complemented my form! Very exciting.
(I’m thinking about trying a boxing class… more on that if/when I get the kahunas to actually do it.)
My need to to hit something is dedicated to Excel. Which I spent the entire day yesterday in. And then stayed up until 3am working on the same document. Needless to say, I am falling asleep sitting up this morning! But it is done and I’m pretty happy about that. 🙂
Day 11 of the SP Cleanse (tomorrow) means we get to add chicken. Strangely enough I haven’t craved meat. I’m still really excited to get protein from something other than smoothies.
Speaking of smoothies… have you ever tried squash in a smoothie?
This butternut-cherry-chocolate combo sounds strange, but it was almost cake-like. And filling!
Butternut Squash-Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie
- 1/4 C Butternut Squash
- 1/2 Banana (frozen)
- 1/4 C Black cherries (frozen)
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder (I used Juice Plus)
- Pumpkin Spice
- Fresh grated nutmeg
Throw it all in a blender, add ice, water (or milk – no dairy allowed on the cleanse), and spices to taste, and slurp away!
Makes 1 huge or 2 medium smoothies.
I know it sounds weird, but give it a try. It was sweet, thick (even using the water), and a great way to use some leftover squash. YUM.
Would you ever tried a non-conventional smoothie item?