Happy hump day!
Who else can’t believe that its march already? It seems like just yesterday it was new years and I was setting my new years goals. Three months later I am still making progress. I am continuing to read literature.
The past – Skinny Bitch, the book that started it all.
The present – I am currently just finishing up Vegan Freak for the second time.
The future – Becoming Vegan, looks like a promising read!
This week is just flying by so fast, I don’t know where its going. Between crazy amounts of school work and working at the cube I’m even having trouble fitting my workouts in. However I was able to make it to my zumba class tonight and do some ab work and I feel just glorious. 🙂 Hopefully things will die down again soon, my google reader is backing up and im feeling all out of the loop I miss you guys!
I’m glad you all enjoyed my review on Stonyfield’s O’Soy yogurts – who knew there was such controversy! Many are arguing that the yogurt is not vegan because the cultures are milk based. This is going to have to be a decision that you are going to have to make on your own if your vegan. If you are vegan do you feel comfortable consuming it? Why or why not?
One thing that does bug me sometimes is how animal products seem to find their way into everything. The other day I was going to buy some meatless crumbles and bingo – egg and casein. Why? Why even bother making veggie crumbles in the first place if you aren’t going to go all the way and make them vegan for everyone to enjoy. Okay rant over, moving on!
I made my second recipe (the first being peanut butter cups!) from Alicia Silverstones book The Kind Diet today for breakfast – Crocodile Crunch! It was delicious! I followed the recipe almost exactly, except I substituted agave for maple syrup, omitted the orange juice and replaced with soymilk, and used creamy almond butter. Topped with a little of my favorite granola and I was good to go! This was also my first time working with spirulina.
What is spirulina you ask?
Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green algae that contains high amounts of protein, and all nine of the essential amino acids. It also is high in vitamins and minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc, copper and also high in beta carotene.
- It’s proven to strengthen the immune system
- Promotes healthy digestion
- Studies suggest it may reduce cancer risks.
It comes in tablets, gel and even a powder which is what Alicia’s recipe called for. Wow with all of those health benefits its no wonder spirulina is considered to be a super food. For further reading and information on spirulina go here.
Guess who made muffins? Me! 🙂 They don’t call me Earth Muffin for nothing after all (but if you have ever wondered why I call myself Earth Muffin click here!) These muffins are Apricot Walnut Ginger. YUM!
I have got a hot double date tonight with Mr.Spanish and a Mr.ScholarshipEssay. Unfortunately. Why couldnt my boyfriend come see me again?!
Question of the day – What have you been reading lately?
Gabriela is having a strawberry giveaway!
ZestyCook is having a generous giveaway.
Did someone say a cookie giveaway?!