This morning I made hot oatmeal with the chocolate Vega powder. (I know it technically is not just a protein powder, but neither is my current Juice Plus.) It wasn’t my favorite.
In the oats:
90% of my breakfast decision was influenced by the fact that I still have these giant blueberries. I love blueberries in hot oatmeal because they get all melty and juicy from the oatmeal heat. YUM.
In addition to the berries, I used 1/2 the packet of Vega. Half a serving gave me 5.5g protein, 0g sugar, and 55 cals. I took a taste and promptly added a generous pile couple ‘o shakes of cinnamon.
I’ve made chocolate oats before… but these looked a bit… green.
Color, I can get over. But they also tasted a little off. You know when stuff tastes healthy? My oatmeal tasted too healthy. (Not that this prevented me from eating it.)
I’m still going to eat the other half, but this may be better in a fruit-filled smoothie.
New Challenge today – I started my first boot camp! It was definitely a challenge. We started with 5 mins of stairs. One guy puked. I did not. Lots of boot camp-ish stuff (marching bands, planks, push ups, dips, etc.). Then sprints. Lots and lots of sprints (maybe this will help my 5K time?!). The workout was rounded out with ab work. I’m already sore.
Two things I’m really proud of:
- I stayed up with the “in shape” guys the whole time
- I ran to the boot camp and home after.
After that craziness I was starving.
Thankfully, dinner was less… green… than lunch. I diced some extra-firm tofu and tossed it in an Asian-style marinade before boot camp.
When I got home, I put the mixture in a grill pan on medium heat.
Meanwhile, I sauteed some red onion and asparagus with a little olive oil and lemon juice.
Then I tossed all of that with arugula, carrots, celery, and cucumbers.
I couldn’t get this on the table fast enough!
- 2/5 block Extra-firm Tofu, cubed1T Toasted Sesame Oil
- 1T Soy Sauce
- 1/4 tsp Red Curry Paste
- 1/2 tsp Thai Chile Sauce
- 1/2 tsp Ginger
- 1/2 tsp Garlic, minced (about 1 small clove)
Whisk marinade in medium bowl and toss with tofu cubes. Marinate ~1 hour. Grill on stove top over medium heat until browned (about 4-5 mins on each side). Remove from heat and enjoy!
One more thing – I know I said I would do the Whittle My Middle challenge daily… but I kind of forgot about boot camp. We did a ton of ab work and planking tonight. My arms are still shaking. My body is tired… so I’m changing my mind! 🙂
I’m still doing it, just every other day now. I need a little recovery time.