Yogurt and yoga

I love yogurt. Especially Chobani. The cups just aren’t big enough! I used to go through phases with yogurt.. I’d be in the mood, buy a bunch, and then they would go bad in the fridge. I especially never liked chunky yogurt. Ever.

But then something happened when I moved into my own house. I started shopping totally for myself and decided one day that I was in one of those rare yogurty moods. I grabbed a Chobani Flip and couldn’t stop obsessing.

Now every time I go to the grocery store I buy handfuls of Chobani. Handful was an understatement.. I can’t usually carry the amount that I buy. Breakfast, snack, dessert… I really cant stop.

My go-to is coconut (I buy those in 4-packs), the flips are usually eaten before bed (I especially like the chocolate, almond, coconut one) and the banana, dark chocolate Indulgent, yeah those are gone in seconds.

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I even cook with it! The other day I made kale and artichoke dip with Chobani’s plain greek yogurt. Oh so good.

Today I had one of the Limited Batch Apple Cinnamon. So yummy and festive. Pumpkin is delicious too. I hope that they come out with another Limited Batch for Christmas. Maybe something else to do with cinnamon.. or cranberry?

For the record this wasn’t a sponsored ad. I just love the stuff.

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I also just realized that my yoga book made a cameo in that photo. Didn’t notice it at first. Ive been trying to slowly work myself into yoga. I love the idea of it and envy yogis for their strength and grace. I’ve never taken an actual class and Im wondering if thats why I don’t really feel like I can say, “I do yoga”.

But I have a pretty mat!

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It fascinates me though. I follow yoga instructors on Instagram and my cousin is also an instructor and sent me the book in the photo a while back when I first told her I was interested. Too bad she lives in Wisconsin or I would have my own personal instructor.

There wasn’t much point to this post.. other than expressing my love for two somewhat random things. I think Im going to go do some sun salutations now… At least Im motivated today!

 

Sunday ramblings…three.

IMG_2511So it seems lately I’ve only had the time (or energy) to write on Sundays…but I’m thinking I will be back much more often now that Easter is here and gone.

This week was a hard one for me, it’s always really hard to get back into the swing of working 7 days a week, but once you do you kinda forget about it. This week though, was painful. Long days, cranky customers, and constant running around and counting. At least it was sunny for the last few days!

I wanted to tell you guys about my first encounter with wheatgrass today. Im fortunate enough to sell organic wheatgrass around Easter-time at our store. We sell it mainly for decorative purposes, or to fill Easter baskets with…but its perfect for juicing (or blending) because its grown on an organic farm. Very cool. So suddenly yesterday while I was selling Easter lilies, I had a brain storm and thought “man I really want to start using wheatgrass in my green monsters.” Weird thought… since I kind of jumped off of the Green Monster band wagon a few months ago.

As always I made it up as I went:

First I sliced up a banana and threw it into the freezer. They freeze up quickly, and I dont like to add ice to my smoothies. (Just a personal preference.. I hate drinking cold water too).

After the banana, I started slicing up a mango. Speaking of, does anyone know the right way to slice a mango? I can’t stand it and always make a HUGE mess.

I sliced up four giant strawberries too, just because I had them.

I put them all in the blender and added only a little less than a cup of almond milk… just because I finished off the bottle and didnt have any more.

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Then I topped it with my fresh cut wheatgrass!

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The smoothie came out really good. It would have been super sweet if it was just fruit, but the wheatgrass gave it a very earthy flavor.

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It was a good healthy boost after a day of heavy food, and too much chocolate. But now Im dreaming about lamb again.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter, and I promise I will be back sooner than later.

Does your family eat ham or lamb on Easter?