Miko does not miss an opportunity for a warm and soft bed. I pulled all our clean bedding out of the dryer and threw on the floor for a few seconds and found a little chihuahua nose sticking out of the pile when I went to pick them up.
I can’t blame him, I’ve been wanting to crawl back in bed most of this week!
I think my current pair of Brooks Glycerin 13s are nearing end of life which is a bummer since they only have about 200 miles on them! I’ve been noticing more knee and foot pain the last few weeks and I suspect my shoes after putting a lot of trail miles on them, three half marathons and many long training runs, and soaking them a few times in the rain for tougher miles.
I’m bummed since I got 300 miles out of my last pair, but searching for a new pair to try now.
I’ve also been trying new protein powders this week. I go through about two containers of protein powder a month making smoothies for hubby and I and usually order those through Amazon Subscribe & Save service. For awhile I’ve been using plain Nutiva Hemp Protein and plain Garden of Life Raw Protein which were fine … but got a little too plain after a while and I decided to mix things up this month. First is Garden of Life’s Vanilla Raw Protein & Greens, which is a blend of plant based proteins and fine veggie powder with kale, broccoli, spinach, etc.
I like that it has more veggies and an blend of plant based proteins such as pea, rice, and chia. It has a nice vanilla flavor that isn’t too sweet, but a slight bitterness from the added greens which I didn’t find to be a problem when blended with frozen bananas and other fruits. Overall, thumbs up so far and I will keep it in the protein powder rotation.
Next is Vega Chocolate Protein & Greens – I like this new trend of adding powdered greens to protein. It also has a blend of plant based protein powders and fine veggie powder from kale, spinach, broccoli, etc.
While it has a nice chocolate flavor, it’s not too sweet and I didn’t notice any bitterness in this powder compared to Garden of Life. It blended nicely into a thick smoothie with frozen banana, frozen cherries, kale, carrots, broccoli, and chia seeds.
Hubby and I have been getting more creative with Follow Your Heart’s VeganEgg this week, which you can now buy in a huge jug from Amazon! He made a delicious breakfast scramble for dinner with potatoes and vegan sausage.
I made a huge turmeric veggie scramble topped with hemp seed “parm”.
And mixed it with a brown rice veggie dish for dinner one night that made great leftovers for the week.
I could see myself buying a jug of it for our pantry, it’s so easy to mix in a bowl and add to a skillet or into an oil free stir fry for simple meals.