It's a sunshine day!

Wow, is it gorgeous out! Do you guys remember that “It’s a sunshine day” song from The Brady Bunch? I used to watch that show alllll the time.

I hope that you all had a good day. Mine was not too bad at all! Started it out with a very filling smoothie complete with Nasoya Chocolate Silken Creations, chocolate soy milk, spinach, Chocolate SuperFood, and a half cup of pumpkin. It was rich, smooth, and delicious, but I could only finish 3/4. I plan on freezing the rest and eating it like ice cream a bit later tonight. Yum!

My run home was a-mazing! I stretched after about a mile and it made all the difference in the way my knees and ankles felt. There are times when I feel like I am in great shape cardiovascularly but my legs just ache. I loved how warm and sunny it was out. It feels good to sweat!

Supah fast

Supah fast

On the way home, I stopped at the Newmarket Produce stand near my house and went a little crazy:

Summer bounty

Summer bounty

I was craving cherries the entire run, so I bought some more. I crave the strangest things when running, today it was fruit, but sometimes its skim milk. Weird, huh? Do you guys crave anything while running? The funny thing is when I actually finish, I usually can’t eat anything.

I am off to do some strength training, then to make some Dr. Praeger’s veggie burgers and salad topped with a little bit of this:

Homemade hummus

Homemade hummus

 

I LOVE making my own hummus and white bean dips. Eaten hot or cold, they are delicious with veggies, bread, and even alone! My recipe:

2 cups of dried chickpeas, soaked overnight and simmered on low for about 30 minutes in a pot with the soaking water + 3-4 cloves of garlic, fresh ground black pepper, and crushed red pepper

3 cloves of raw garlic

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1/3 cup water

I cook some of the garlic to take some of the bite out of it, but also include a few cloves of raw because I love a garlicky kick! I just blend this all together until super smooth in my Cuisinart. If I have it on hand, I throw in a few drops of sesame oil as well.

Ok, that is enough for now. I hope you all have a good evening. With The Bachelorette and Weeds, it is a super fun tv night for me! :)

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Tags: amazing grass, hummus, running, Vegetarian

  1. Kailey’s avatar

    i have never made my own hummus but heard it taste the best when its homemade :D

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  2. burpexcuzme’s avatar

    oh, no tahini needed? Yay! That hummus sounds like something I could make with the ingredients I already have! thank you >.<

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  3. healthy ashley’s avatar

    I do remember that song!!! Thanks for bringing me back :)

    Love the fresh produce and homemade hummus!

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  4. Lynn (The Actors Diet)’s avatar

    Everybody’s smilin! Sunshine Daaaaay!!!

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  5. Kasondra’s avatar

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  6. MarathonVal’s avatar

    That’s funny as I have been craving hummus all day, and just planning the next homemade hummus recipe I plan to make! I make mine similar to yours but love to throw in some lemon juice, I think it gives it an awesome fresh flavor!

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  7. Ruby’s avatar

    Oh yeah, making your own hummus is just soooo much better than store bought! It’s so personal if you like a little more garlic or a little more lemon or orange juice, some herbs & spices or none at all, etc. And so much cheaper! I don’t really crave anything on my runs, unless I start to actually get hungry (which happened the other day) and then all I can think about is asking a random stranger if they have any food, ANY food at all. Haha. Although I do sometimes get a craving for chocolate soy milk.

    As for the sore legs – does that always happen? It might be worth looking at some different running shoes – you can tell a specialist shop your specific problem areas and they can check out your gait etc.

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  8. Madison’s avatar

    I really need to try these silken creations. I am seeing them on lots of blogs! I feel like people are putting them in everything. haha. I am going to the store later today to pick some up–I am planning on baking some blondies. YUM

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  9. leslie’s avatar

    that hummus – omg, i need a spoon! it looks so delicious.

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  10. Maria’s avatar

    Haha, I used to watch the show all the time too, but I sadly do not remember that song! Mmmm love homemade hummus! Yours looks extra creamy and good :D

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  11. traveleatlove’s avatar

    The BEST hummus I have ever had was made by my friend’s Lebanese grandmother. Mine never comes close, but tastes a lot more natural to me than store bought!

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  12. traveleatlove’s avatar

    I am sure tahini would make it better, but I never remember to buy it, and it is pretty pricey! So, olive oil and lots of garlic, some water, and maybe lemon juice help to make it super smooth!

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  13. traveleatlove’s avatar

    Thanks for stopping by! Your blog is beautiful. I look forward to reading more :)

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