Not a "Diet" and Too Many Brownies!

Friday, May 24, 2013

I have wonderful friends. True friends. People who have my back and understand my choices because they've listened to me. It was incredible to hear a friend tell me about how she set the record straight to someone about my diet and lifestyle. She knows the deal because we've talked about it over the months. She's thinking about juicing and incorporating more fruit and veg in her diet. And now she's able to help others discover it because she sees the hardship restrictive diets cause. I love seeing this progress in people, even if they aren't trying the diet themselves. This isn't a diet as we know the word diet. This is a lifestyle change, and it should be taken seriously. I love having people in my life who understand that. Big thanks to you guys. <3

Eating broccoli and editing tonight.

  • Smoothie (6 small bananas, 1/2 C coconut water, 1 tpsb chia seeds, ice) = 650 calories
  • 2 1/2 C sweet cherries = 225 calories
  • 1 raw brownie = 75 calories
  • Salad (2-3C Earthbound Farm Organic Half and Half with 1 carrot, 1 cucumber, 1/2 head of broccoli, and avocado) = 280 calories
  • Dressing (2 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar and 1 tsp EVOO) = 35 calories
  • 3 raw brownies = 225 calories
  • 4 raw brownies (OMG I KNOW) = 300 calories
  • 1 head of broccoli with red wine vinegar and grapeseed oil = 120 calories
Calories: 1900
Colors: Yellow, red, green, orange, purple
Water: 175 oz
Exercise: None as of yet. Too much editing to get done. Nap was taken though!
Sunshine: 15 minutes, 50 minutes in the car

I ate too many brownies. OMG. They probably aren't 75 calories each, so I bet I ate more like 1800 calories today, but they were delicious. They're full of dates, walnuts, cacao, honey, and coconut oil, so they're pretty calorie-dense. Definitely more of a raw treat, but they were staring me in the face! I'm going to watch my fat intake over the next week. I overdid it this week, so I might juice this weekend and really focus on fruit and veggies more than nuts. I can feel the sluggishness from eating all the fat today. Blah.

I know I said to not be afraid of it earlier this week, but damn. Don't eat THAT much each day. LOL I'll find a good balance. And so will you! But if you want to make the brownies, I'll provide the recipe after my husband figures out a good ratio of all the ingredients. I would actually completely leave out the coconut oil next time. Honey and dates are enough to get everything to stick. Let me know if you try them!

I have a lot of editing to do, so dinner was something quick. I look forward to drinking juice this weekend as we have oranges and pineapples as well as greens. I'll probably pick some more stuff up from Sprouts and MOM this weekend. If you're in the Phoenix area, definitely check out MOM. $10 for 60 pounds of produce. Heck yes.

Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.


Angeline Kace said...

Whoa!!!! SIXTY pounds for TEN bucks!? We need something like that here!! I just ordered a juicer, so now I need to find a place to get good produce cheap.

Are the brownies easy to make? I'd love to still be able to have goodies that are good for me and not processed, so this would be ideal. :) Happy to hear you have those around you who support you.

Michelle Kampmeier said...

YES! It's called Market on the Move here in Phoenix. Google for some farmers markets or produce co-ops in your area. I bet you'll find something. Yay for a juicer!!!

They are fairly easy to make, I'd say. This is how my husband says he did it:
In the food processor:
- A few big handfuls of walnuts (maybe 1C - 1.5C or so)
- Whole package of dates, pitted (they're about .7-.75lb)
- A couple heaping spoonfuls of cacao powder
- Let it run for a minute or so to fully chop the stuff together
- Squeeze in a couple tablespoons of honey
- Let it continue to run and it will turn into a big fudgey ball of brownie paste...Pull it out and do whatever you want with them. Roll them into balls or spread it into a pan... roll in hemp seeds or crushed walnut... or whatever you want.

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