Back up Plan

 In Food

I had a plan to tell you about the beautiful tasty falafel I made. It all started at CDP a couple of weeks ago when Kenny brought in mediterranean food. I’d been eating humus ever since and truly enjoying it. It inspired me to make some falafel.  Last Friday Jonesy and I decided to cook.  I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out something new.

I had looked at a few different recipes and got the appropriate WLC compliant ingredients.  Chickpeas, onions, garlic, herbs, seasoning and some coconut flour to help bind. I did what I usually do, used the recipe for inspiration, but went by taste mostly. Well, Jonesy got the hot oil ready, popped the falafel in and he said “hey, they are disappearing”. I was like what? It’s true, the beautiful little babies were disintegrating into the hot oil. So, dinner that night turned out to be falafel crumble on salad along with some homemade humus and cucumber tomato salad. It tasted good but the texture was not quite right. After that I planed to remake them on Saturday night the “right way” .  I did some online research and  found that the disintegrating is a very common thing. I felt a bit of relief as I realized it wasn’t just me.  Then came Saturday, I didn’t feel much like cooking that evening as I had a little tickle in my throat.

Today I share with you my get better smoothie, inspired by Pooja. We had a little conversation about food and what she eats.  She said she usually has a smoothie for breakfast, so today I made one with what I had in my house. It had two purposes; 1. It was liquid and smooth on my sore throat. 2. It was full of good vitamins.  I’ve been drinking tea and water and eating soup like it my job, but no salads lately as they just don’t appeal to me. so today I share a little inspiration into an easy WLC compliant smoothie. I would love to hear what some of your favorites are.

Get Well smoothie (WLC compliant)

What you’ll need:
1 Banana
Frozen mixed berries- appx 1/2 cup
Full fat coconut milk canned, 1/4 can
Power greens – I used 1/3 of a bag, spinach, kale, chard
Tumeric- a good sprinkling
water to get a little liquid in there

What to do:
Blend it up. Taste and adjust as needed. More berries, maybe some almond butter, chia seeds or your favorite fruit.

This made two servings

Sending healthy healing thoughts to all of you.

Today’s Workout

21 Overhead squats (115/83)
21 Box jumps (24/20)
15 Power snatches
15 Box jumps
9 Squat snatches
9 Box jumps
–Courtesy of CF St. Paul

And Coming Friday

     2k Row @ ≤ 26s/min
    –2min Rest between rounds–

B) Handstand walk hoedown

2 Rounds
      8 Deadlifts (55%)
      16 Lunges
800m Run
      2 Rounds
      8 Deadlifts
      16 Lunges




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