I’m relieved this week is more than halfway over because I’m exhausted with stress. I actually overslept my alarm this morning, I remember setting it before bed, but woke up 20 minutes past it to find it was off. Somehow I turned it off and don’t remember. Scary! Note to self: get to bed earlier tonight! Since I am under a lot of stress and really starting to feel it this week, I’m focusing on eating high raw cramming in lots of fruits and veggies. And I remembered to get pictures of most of my eats for WIAW.
Breakfast: Green monster smoothie that disappeared on the drive into work. Hemp protein powder, Vitamineral Green, kale, carrots, sprouted lentils, ginger, frozen banana chunks, and a little stevia.
It wasn’t my best smoothie, I didn’t add enough fruit and sweetener to counter the veggies thanks to my half-awake assembly.
Lunch: Huge salad dressed with a balsamic dressing and topped with nutritional yeast and hemp seeds.
Followed by a bowl of popcorn seasoned with garlic olive oil and a little sea salt. A salty comfort snack for me.
Snack: Huge Asian pear that I was again too busy at work to snap a picture of.
Dinner: I had a jar of soaking chickpeas to use up in the fridge and decided to try a new hummus recipe. It’s not too different from a traditional recipe, but keeps my theme of cramming in more veggies this week.
Green Garlic Hummus
- 1 cup dried garbanzo beans, soaked over night and simmered for 20 minutes or until soft. (Or a can of garbanzo beans)
- 1 cup of packed fresh spinach
- 1 cup of chopped zucchini
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 cloves of garlic
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 tbsp. of olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. of salt
Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse into a smooth texture. Makes 4 servings.
It kind of looks like something Shrek might produce, but it tastes much better!
Then I decided to get artsy with a cucumber and a peeler making ribbons. Call it stress-related insanity if you will.
I lined up a bunch of the ribbons and layered the hummus, chopped tomato, and sprouted lentils for little wraps.
Cucumber ribbons actually make strong wrappers that hold together nicely, much better than I thought they would have.
The wraps weren’t as messy to eat as they look because the hummus has a thick, paste-like texture that does not run. And they look much fancier and difficult to assemble than they were, a plus with me.