Tuesday, July 29, 2008


The lady who was supposed to let me view the apartment cancelled on me and there wasn't enough time for me to switch gears and walk to the bus station, so I have a bit of time before work and just decided to post lunch and dinner now. On my walk yesterday I passed one of my favourite health food stores and decided to pick up something new. I was intrigued by the single serving packets of Nutiva Hempshake so I picked up the chocolate flavour. One packet is 30g and contains 7g of protein, 7g of sugar, 12g of fibre, 2g of fat and 80 calories. I mixed my packet with 1/2 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup water, a very ripe banana, and 5-6 large ice cubes. I let it go in the blender for quite a while to make sure everything was combined. The verdict? Pretty good! It had a little bit of that chalky protein taste but I'm weird and kind of enjoy the taste of protein powders. I'm considering buying a large container of protein powder so it was really nice to be able to buy a small packet first before committing to anything larger. It sounds like I'm talking about a relationship here, with my commitment issues to protein powder... haha. Anyone have a protein powder they recommend? I know Jenna likes this whey protein powder but I haven't found that kind anywhere yet.

The plastic smoothie cup I got my Liquid Nutrition smoothie in was quite thick so I decided to wash it and reuse it. I'll only use it a few more times because I don't know how good it is to reuse plastics, but I like the cup and my Hempshake smoothie looks pretty in it :)

I also had a Clif Kid z-bar in chocolate chip.

Packed for dinner is an almond butter and blueberry jam sandwich on two slices of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread, along with some baggies of veggies- yellow cherry tomatoes, carrots, and celery.

See you all tomorrow!


VeggieGirl said...

My favorite hemp protein powder (and the ONLY protein powder I'll use/I recommend):


Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's definitely always a hit or miss thing with protein powders. Jenna from Eat Live Run seems to have found one she likes though.

Almond butter and blueberry jam, huh? What a spiffed up sandwich from the childhood skippy or JIF PB and grape jelly! ha!

Have an awesome Tuesday Linds!

Anonymous said...

I read a lot of blogs where anonymous posters are really rude and accusatory and I really really don't intend for this to be one of those posts...

Just from a rough estimate it seems you are very low on your calorie count? Do you have additional snacks? Do you count calories or keep a rough estimate running through your mind?

Again, I don't mean to be rude I'm just curious! I'm not there with you so I may be adding up smaller portions that you are actually having. Thanks :)

lizzy said...

i love zbars! they r the perfect size. have u tried the peanut butter or brownie ones? i just found your blog and must comment that coffee and chocolate are my two favorite things too..and i can't wait to see pictures of your new puppy!!

linds said...

Thanks for phrasing your question so politely, I really appreciate it. Now that I look at it I guess I was a little low for this day- I don't really count, sometimes I keep a rough estimate and sometimes I don't. However, on Sunday I had 4 meals (thanks insomnia) and a fairly rich dinner Monday night so I honestly wasn't as hungry as usual for this day. I really try to listen to my body and eat when I'm hungry and not eat when I'm not. When I do try to keep a rough estimate of my daily calories I aim for between 1200-1400 (I'm a small person to begin with at 5'1" and I am looking to lose just a few pounds). Hope this helps!