Today’s eats have been mostly of the liquid variety. And I’m not talking alcohol, although that would have made for an interesting (albeit regrettable) Wednesday, I guess.
I started my morning off with a cup of coffee. I didn’t even really drink coffee until last year. We used to have Starbucks runs at work which got me started and then when I gave up Diet Coke (confession – I’ve had one here and there since then), I needed an alternate source of caffeine.
I used to drink my coffee with my breakfast, but since I’m between jobs and have no place to be, I’ve been making the whole thing a more leisurely affair. Yes, I just said leisurely affair which sounds ridiculous, but I can’t think of another word that goes with leisurely that conveys the same point. Anyway, so I’ve been drinking my coffee and chilling for a while before even thinking about breakfast.
I normally have eggs or sometimes yogurt, but today I decided to put the Vitamix to the test and make a smoothie.
We’ll pretend it’s that color because it’s chocolate. I’m normally not a big smoothie person, primarily because my old blender sucked and I would find large pieces of ice in my drink. But also because they are never very filling to me. The Vitamix solved the ice chunk problem, but I was hungry an hour later. I should have put some protein powder in there at least. Coconut milk, mixed fruit, banana and a little bit of spinach does not equal a filling meal.
Lunch today was the third drinkable thing that I had. It’s been pretty cold here in Atlanta and one of my favorite things to eat in the cold weather is soup. Soup is one of my favorite things to eat in any sort of weather to be honest, but it’s especially nice in the cold. For some reason, Jason prefers canned soups (what?), so I like to make homemade soups on days when I’m fending for myself. I was smart this time and scaled down the Pickle Soup recipe to two servings.
Yes, that soup had pickles in it and yes, it was awesome. It tasted like a lentil soup with just a hint of pickley goodness.
Maybe I should have a cup of hot chocolate for dessert, you know to continue the drinkable theme. Dinner, by the way, was not drinkable, hence the reason it’s not mentioned.