Sunday, June 28, 2015

21 Day Fix - Day 13

Our second Saturday on the 21 Day Fix Challenge, and as happened last weekend, it was a little more difficult to eat on a proper schedule.  Breakfast was later, which meant morning Shakeology was later, and so on.

I also went in grazing mode a little bit in the afternoon when we were being productive around the house and ended up eating too much fruit because we have all this delicious watermelon and pineapple.  Worse things to eat too much of I know, but I felt bad about it.  And my fructose malabsorption issues flared up last night, reminding me of my mistakes, so I got a double whammy.  But I have kept it in check today at least.

I also did not take photos.  Every time we made a meal I was really hungry by the time we were done, so I dug in without thinking about it.  I did manage to take a Shakeology picture though!

Breakfast yesterday was poached eggs on avocado toast.  Delicious, filling, fairly simple - we are still figuring out the whole perfect poach thing.  We bought these little silicone cups that help a lot, but the water temp part is still tricky.  I tend to undercook, Hubs tends to overcook.  Hopefully we will meet in the middle someday and get it right, because when we come close it's easily my favorite way to enjoy an egg, so velvety smooth..

Snack was Shakeology.  Our bag of vanilla arrived the day before, and I was eager to give it a shot.  I was cautiously optimistic - I had loved the chocolate, but you never know if the vanilla is that super fake ice cream smelling nastiness that I have experienced with vanilla protein powders in the past.

Fortunately, it wasn't.  Nice normal vanilla flavor and smelled like the real deal.  I did mine up like an Orange Julius and it was delicious!

Orange Julius Shakeology

  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • 1/2 cup orange juice 
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1/4 tsp orange extract
  • Ice and Water

Combine first four ingredients, then add ice and water to fill the blender cup (I use my Nutri Ninja personal blender, medium size cup).  Blend well.

Lunch was a treat, we grilled up flank steak and I ate mine with some sliced cucumbers and balsamic vinaigrette.  It's odd how two weeks ago I would have sworn a meal is not satisfying without a starch, but I've actually been enjoying my meat and veggie meals a lot.

Dinner was pan-seared mutton snapper that we'd caught on a recent fishing trip (my first!) and frozen afterwards because we managed to catch so many :)  We were both really happy with how it turned out.  I used our stovetop griddle, rubbed the fish with olive oil and seasoning and pan seared it for a couple minutes on each side.

I also took some green beans that I steamed for a few minutes in the microwave and on a whim tossed them on the hot griddle with a little olive oil to char them up - absolutely delicious method I will be repeating again.  Then we served up the fish and green beans with some roasted butternut squash for more green.  I had an extra glass of wine on Friday night (whoops) so I skipped one of my carbs yesterday.

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