Happy Tuesday friends!
My Bachelor Pad “party” got cut short last night since I had to make it into bed by my new curfew (midnight). Why the heck do they make it 3 hours long?
Hello Cheesy Wild Bread STUFT Style (on Trader Joe’s wheat pizza crust).
Oh, and hello Chris Harrison. Long time, no see.
Wait, what? Really?
I still have the second half to watch so don’t tell me what happens. Hopefully I’ll have some time tonight.
Oh, and look, I have my phone in the same place as usual. That’s nice. I bet that’s not one of the 7 Tips for the Best Sleep Ever. Ha!
This morning I was up bright and early to “clean” the office. Looks good doesn’t it?
Don’t be fooled. It’s all in that box on the right. I’m NOT looking forward to opening that.
Then to Strollerwise class at the park. Look at all these awesome mamas. The are fabulous (and so are their kids). That’s Ari from the Diva Dish in there too. It’s fun to “blog talk” while we work out!
After class I couldn’t put if off anymore. We NEEDED dog food (I gave Turk crumbs this morning), so we made the trek to Costco. It’s really only 10 minutes away, but feel FAR. I take forever in there. In my head it’s always a quick trip in and out, but that never happens. I guess it doesn’t help that everyone wants to stop and talk about twins, but really, I need to work on speeding things up. The boys were awesome (thanks to snacks on the road and some Bagel Bites Pizza samples).
Or maybe it was just because they were rocking their shades.
a rotisserie chicken for $4.99,
almond butter, a new multigrain pancake mix to try,
marinara (best price although I think I like Trader Joe’s organic marinara better)
and a bottle of the new Skinnygirl White Sangria (have to support my idol Bethenny). I got a lot of other stuff ($400 to be exact), but was too tired to take pictures.
and unloading the car are NOT my favorite things. If I’m lucky the boys entertain themselves.
Today happened to be my lucky day.
So to return the favor, I made them some of these amazing smoothies.
Cherry Cheesecake Smoothies
handful fresh spinach
3/4 cup frozen cherries
3/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
1 tablespoon agave
1- 1 1/4 cup vanilla soymilk
Put all ingredients in blender and blend. (I could probably skip writing this.)
ate sipped them right up.
Disclaimer- these following pictures are not from today. Same smoothies, different day. (The last thing I wanted to do after unloading the car was take more pictures. Sorry.)
I’ve made them without the spinach before and yesterday I subbed in some kale instead. Feel free to experiment. They really do taste like cherry cheesecake.
And then, if you’re like me, you might need one of these.
Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
handful fresh spinach
1/2-3/4 cup frozen cherries
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (I used my favorite cocoa powder- Hershey’s dark cocoa)
1 tablespoon instant espresso (optional)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Designer Whey Vanilla Almond)
1 cup nondairy milk alternative (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
additional sweetener if needed (I added one pack on Splenda)
Mmm………… that’s what every Costco trip should end with.
Have a great day! Do you have a love/hate relationship with Costco too or is it just me?