E: Happy winter! It was 37 degrees overnight in Gilroy. That is one of the coldest nights of the year. If you are in the mood for something warm, this soup is ideal.
First I have to say I’m sorry for not having blogged in awhile. I’ve been cooking, I just haven’t had time to blog about it. I’m a bit behind. Last weekend I ran a half-marathon and I injured my knee. I’ve been home for three days. Today is Veteran’s Day, so I’m off. Happy Veteran’s Day by the way. The weekend before that my parents came over. They had not visited for over seven months. It was nice to have them here. The weekend before that we went to a wedding, and before that we went on vacation. Long story short, life happens.
Protein Shake with Almonds and Coconut Milk
E: This recipe was inspired by Gwyneth’s recipe “homemade almond milk.” This protein shake does in fact resemble horchata as Gwyneth’s recipe suggests. I mixed this with cinnamon, coconut milk and some agave to add some “horchata” taste. This is a protein blaster! Great for an energy booster.
Avocado on Toast with Chickpea-Tomato-Basil Salad
E: I went on a long walk yesterday morning. When I got back from my walk I was pretty tired and hungry. I didn’t feel like eating eggs. My immediate go to breakfast is a healthy slice of whole-grain bread with a thin layer of avocado sprinkled with maldon salt and red pepper flakes for some spice. I decided to top it with some leftover salad I had from Friday night. I ate it with some super sweet black-berries and a homemade vanilla chai latte. When I sat down to eat, Sam was still sleeping so I had a few minutes to myself for reflection. I hope you have a great meal too.
Clean Crepes with Fruit
serving size: 2 crepes
yields: 2 servings
calories per serving: 338
nutritional info: protein 13 grams; fat 10 grams; fiber 8 grams; carbs 51; sugar 9 grams
E: There is no way to fool my body when it comes to sugar and dairy consumption. Any type of food that is high on the glycemic index wreaks havoc on my skin. This means that I usually avoid dairy, sugar, and grains like white rice and white flour. This is why I substituted the sugar with maple, the white flour with wheat flour, and the cow’s milk with soy-free unsweetened almond-coconut milk. Top these with your favorite fruit. I highly suggest making these for your guests. Add some cinnamon sticks as decor for your presentation. As we say in spanish, “Buen provecho.”