So my a.m workout didn’t exactly happen. The alarm was set for 6:45 but when I checked the clock at 6 after a restless night of (no) sleep I reset it for 7:35. Sometimes sleep is more important than exercise. C’est la vie.
The theme of the day seemed to be HUNGER. My delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs with spinach and salsa in a spouted wheat tortilla held me until exactly 10:20, at which point I instantly became ravenous! Maybe it was all of the work jacks ;). I did 5 minutes of jumping jacks broken into sets of 35.
Whatever the cause of my insatiability, I was so ready for lunch when the noon hour finally rolled around.
Last nights leftover pumpkin soup with mung beans and yogurt. The mung beans added a really nice texture.
To make this soup I seeded and sliced up a pie pumpkin, 3 stalks of celery, and 3 carrots, then put it all into a big stockpot with 2 T coconut butter and 2 cups of water. The veg boiled away until it was nice and mushy then into the food processor it all went. I had to process in two batches because this makes a lot of soup.
Into the food processor I added
- 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- curry powder
- cayenne powder
- ginger powder
- mineral salt
- fresh ground nutmeg
All seasonings were added to taste (I do a lot of “tasting” as I cook :)). Friday night we served the soup drizzled with maple syrup and plain yogurt and topped with pumpkin seeds. I didn’t miss the maple syrup or the seeds today but it is definitely better with some sort of garnish that adds texture (like mung beans, they were so good). Sunflower seeds would be delicious. Or toasted walnuts. Or croutons. Or black beans. Or corn. Hmmm, I think I need to make this soup again!
My wonderful husband said the magic words when I walked in the door this evening from work, tired, dirty, and yes, HUNGRY! “Why don’t you go do yoga while I make dinner.” Ahhh, like a love poem.
Just as I was finishing up 30 minutes of power vinyasa the house started to smell ridiculously good. Dinner was perfect, steamed broccoli, baked butternut squash, roasted potatoes, and baked tofu. Happy and finally not hungry I was ready for bed (remember, I barely slept last night) but Tate convinced me to go for a walk.
He may or may not have mildly bribed me.
Oh yes. Chocolate, mango, and tart frozen yogurt. The tart was awesome, tasted like frozen plain yogurt. I do wish they had smaller cups though, Tate remarked “it’s easy to get more than you want” and he’s right, it adds up fast. I somehow managed to finish it all.
Now I am ready to call it a night. I am trying to ignore the fact that it’s Saturday night because it makes me feel a little lame. There are probably cool things happening all over town. Oh well. G’night!