Hey, there—Happy Hump Day! Did you watch the presidential debate last night?
During my run this morning, I spotted this advertisement. It’s relevant and share-worthy, but there will be no more talk about politics. Promise.
On a lighter note, I’ve officially sucked the funk out of my system, and I’m feeling like my normal self. My highjinx with Gabby and Connie definitely helped, and now that I’ve been living in New York City for two weeks, I’ve settled into a groove, which thankfully includes yoga; I had a great class with Hilaria at Yoga Vida yesterday afternoon.
Home is where the mat is.
After a restorative practice, I made blackened tofu and green beans.
Once the protein blocks were coated with extra-virgin olive oil, I rubbed on the spice mixture and cooked the strips on the stovetop.
Workout – Running
For a scenery change, I ran on the High Line this morning.
Built on an historic freight rail line that’s elevated above the city’s streets on the west side, this public park spans 1.45 miles. Another green space in Manhattan is never a bad thing. I ran the path twice, and my workout flew by! It was a perfect low-key run.
Note to self: Swing by for the food!
Why, hello, first batch of NYC “oatless” oatmeal.
It turned out really well; I mashed an entire banana and lined the bottom of the bowl with frozen blueberries. Yummy!
After breakfast, I headed to the Union Square Greenmarket to pick up some produce.
And I almost got these festive cookies–so cute!
Anyway, I’ve been trying to decide where to do the bulk of my grocery shopping, and the two players include Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. However, this market took me by surprise. Compared to the chains, its produce is fresher and cheaper, which isn’t surprising given the “food mile” concept. Plus, absolutely everything comes from local sources, which also makes it totally seasonal. Check out today’s haul.
One tomato, two zucchinis, two red peppers, and five apples for about $8—success! Until the market closes in November, I plan to get my fruits and veggies from there and use Trader Joe’s/Whole Foods to supplement my finds.
Shortly before 1 p.m., I whipped up a protein smoothie that included one frozen banana, frozen kale, frozen blueberries, almond milk, and one scoop of Jay Robb egg white protein powder.
I’m still a little hungry, though, so it’s back to the kitchen; Chobani and/or almonds sound pretty tasty.
Where do you go grocery shopping? Is there a farmers market near you?