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After-nap cravings are such a difficult time! I always get strong cravings for sweets and/or fats after I wake up from a nap. So I had the idea of eating a few dates to satisfy my sweet tooth. Innocent enough, right? I remembered Ian and Jenn’s pecan butter covered dates with a raspberry on top from the potluck. I thought I could substitute with some ingredients I have on hand: peanut butter (not raw, left over from before raw week) and coconut shreds. Should have known better than to trust myself opening the peanut butter jar during a craving. I ate right out of the jar. A lot. Now my stomach hurts. A lot. I can’t find the coconut shreds, and I don’t even want to eat my peanut butter covered dates any more. Note to self: GIVE AWAY PEANUT BUTTER! IT IS DANGEROUS!
Other than that mishap, it was a good day. A relaxing Veterans’, no school, no work day. I began the day with a spinach and banana green smoothie as I finished reading Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko. I have loved green smoothies since the first time I had one. I think I first read about them on the Internet. I’m going to make them more often now that I know how good they are for me. I always stick to the old spinach and banana recipe. It is so good though! I ask everyone to taste it. The book had some good smoothie recipes that I want to try. Hopefully they will measure up to spinach and banana. There was a section called “savory smoothies” which I am a bit leery of. They have things like avocado and tomatoes in them.
Then I made enough raw hummus to last me all week. I hadn’t ever made hummus from zucchini before, and I was pleasantly surprised. I dipped my veggies in it and had some cantaloupe with it for lunch. I think I am getting to the point where I don’t need a ton of food to last me throughout the day because I couldn’t even finish that small lunch. I think I’m going to go for a bike ride to try to lighten up my tummy. Bye!