Wednesday, April 8, 2015

VV Reset: Day 1

Today was all about leftovers!  I spent a good amount of time batch cooking this past weekend, and we ate out a few meals.  So, between leftovers and cooked food, my kitchen was stocked.  It made throwing together delicious meals really easy.

For breakfast, I blended up my typical morning smoothie:

  • 1 scoop protein powder (I'm using Vega One, not a promotion, just like it)
  • 1 tbs cacao powder
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 cup almond milk

Super excited blueberry smoothie face!!

Saturday, I cooked a sweet potato and a bunch of mustard greens.  I couldn't eat the whole thing, so I put it away for another day.  That day was today.  I had the chopped greens and sweet potato (plus a little tahini) topped with a little hot sauce, raw pumpkin seeds, and avocado.  Talk about an incredibly satisfying lunch.  I'm still trying to get in my mega protein smoothies, so I had this alongside this mega drink.

Lean Green

  • 1 scoop vegan protein powder
  • 2 cups raw spinach
  • 1 tbs maca powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 carrot
  • ice and water to blend

This had me feeling full and energized, and I spent several hours walking around a large job site.  We have a really cool auditorium in construction, and I like to go wander through the bones of a building.

Cool stuff, huh?  I like my job.  When I got back, I was pretty hungry, so I scarfed this 1/4 cup of almonds.

When I got home, I cleaned the house instead of working out.  I got a lot done this weekend, but cleaning was not one of them, and after being out of town for 2 weeks, the house was getting out of control.  

After that, I warmed up some dinner.  Josh and I had a lovely lunch at Three Fold Noodle Co on Saturday, and I have more to share with you on that later, but I came home with a bunch of leftovers.  Instead of letting them go to waste or shoving them in my mouth before the reset started, I saved them and had them with a delicious side of crispy brussels sprouts.

I steamed the sprouts in a pan with some tamari, and I had the pan a liiiiiiittle too hot, so I ended up with some very browned brussels.  They were still good, though.  I also had a couple veggie dumplings and some killer noodles.  The meal was significantly heavier than the light stuff I was eating all day, but it was yummy.

After that, I settled into an epsom salt bath and hit the sack.  Great first day start to the reset!


  1. Yay for day one! I love that you're balancing the super-healthy stuff with some fun comfort food. I'm really hoping I can get to Three Fold when I'm in town in a couple weeks for Sher & Drew's housewarming!!

    1. They're open until about 8 on Saturday, and I HIGHLY recommend hitting it up. So tasty! I'm really really hoping we are in town that weekend for the housewarming as well.

      I think a good balance of healthy and comfort is always a good thing. :)

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