TGIF! The end of this week couldn’t come faster! Especially after today! There was so much going on at work and I decided to cram in a Target run on my lunch break.When I came back to my car, I found a monster pickup truck parked in the spot next to me and my spot, he was way past the line and rear of the truck was actually blocking my little car. I had some very vial thoughts of retaliation from fantasizing about raking my keys down one side and up the other to seriously considering leaving a note. But I was running out of time and after a stressful back up job clearing the truck by a quarter of an inch, I was on my way back to work. What would you have done?
Anyway, I have to leave for work at 7 AM, which is brutally early to me and doesn’t leave much time for my stomach to wake up. I usually have a fast smoothie for breakfast packed with plant-based protein powder, greens, a carrot or two, and fruit. Lately that’s left me feeling a little bloated while running out the door, so I’ve been taking the smoothie with me to sip on the drive and while I go through emails trying to plan my day. And usually in a Klean Kanteen bottle. However, they can be hard to clean and drink from without getting a smoothie ‘stache – not good at work! So I ordered a Copco Sierrna 24-Ounce Tumbler to try with a straw and a size that works better in car cup holders.
Easy decision with the price tag under $6 and a capacity large enough to hold my monster smoothies, the 16-ounce cups just won’t cut it.
I loaded it this morning with a smoothie packing rice protein, frozen watermelon chunks, sprouted lentils, red cabbage and VitaMineral Green.
The lid screws on securely and the straw is big enough for thicker smoothies. I liked the rubberized grip making it a lot less cold to touch compared to a steel bottle. However being clear was a bit of an issue allowing my co-workers to see what I was drinking in this mornings meeting. I work in IT with a lot of fast food-loving guys in my department that are scared at just the thought of eating vegetables. They treated me to gagging sounds when I told them red cabbage was in my smoothie making it the purple-gray color. Pffft,
kids guys! Oh well, I’ll continue to be proud of my ability to drink and enjoy that many veggies at once. :-)
After such a hellish week, hubby and I stepped out for a nice dinner and it was nice not having to mess up the kitchen! We started the meal out with wine and a hummus flat bread appetizer. Sorry for the pics, my little point-and-shoot does not do well in mood lighting!
Tomatos, tabbouleh, and spicy hummus on flat bread – yum!
Then I ordered a veganized veggie pizza holding the cheese and am becoming a fan of ordering pizza this way because it’s still tasty with freshly seasoned sauces and roasted veggies, but not as heavy being sans cheese. This one had eggplant puree with artichoke hearts, green onions, tomatoes, olives, and mushrooms – excellent!
And it’s time to announce the winner from my tempeh giveaway! And the winner is ….
Congrats, hope you have a blast with the tempeh!