The rest of my Sunday just flew by. I opted to just sit in front of the TV and watch the second disk to the second season of Dexter for the afternoon. I never veg out in front of the TV, so It was nice and relaxing.
I had a craving for something sweet and refreshing around 3:00 so I opted for a short trip to Tropical Smoothie.
I ordered the Sunrise Sunset with no sugar and no splenda. It’s made up of mangos, strawberries, oranges and pineapples; basically all of my favorite fruits in a cup.
On the side I had a cup of Kashi Go Lean cereal just for a little crunch to enjoy with my smoothie.
A couple of weeks ago I saw Kath make a Smoky Black Bean soup. I had half opened cans of both black beans and refried beans, so I decided to give it a shot. I did make a couple of slight alterations to the recipe.
· I left out the green peppers (not a fan)
· Added a sweet potato (yum)
· Added some left over mushrooms I saw in the fridge and thought would make a good addition.
The end result was delicious.
I had a small amount of plain fat free yogurt left over from a smoothie I made last week so I decided to try it as a topping on the soup. I am not a fan of the taste of yogurt so I try to find ways to incorporate it into my meals to still get all the benefits from the yogurt. As a topping, the yogurt complimented the soup perfectly, almost like sour cream would have. I will definitely remember this for the future.
On the side I had my last piece of whole wheat oatmeal bread. Which is sad I’m really going to miss that bread. I also broke out the pomegranate sparkling water I got today at Fresh Market.
The pomegranate flavor was a little strong, but still very good. I would probably buy the flavor again.
For dessert I decided to try this 100 calorie Peanut Butter Brownie I got from Publix last week. It was nice a chewy like a brownie should be. I was sad to discover that the peanut butter flavor was not as strong as I was hoping. Oh well, it was still good for a so called ‘healthy’ brownie.
I will definitely be calling it an early night tonight to rest up for another exciting week ahead. J