Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summmmmmmery


V


ery hot days call for very summery foods.

Like banana soft serve, chocolate vegan overnight oats.





Boom!

Banana Soft Serve, Chocolate Vegan Overnight Oats

Mix together the night before:

- Just under 1/2 cup oats (quick oats)
- 1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond breeze
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 scoop chia seeds

In the morning make banana soft serve:

- 1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
- About 1/4 cup almond breeze (a little at a time as needed)
- Mix in food processor for a couple minutes until smooth and soft serve like, or do in the vita-mix or other blender until smooth.
- Layer with the oats

This tastes far too good. It is hard to believe that it is extremely healthy. It was cold, delicious and filling.

Lunch was a giant spinach salad, with mixed beans, and tomato. The dressing was a raspberry walnut vinaigrette.



Dinner was a BBQ'd burger with some tater tots dipped in hot sauce.



My body was HURTING bad today from Jillian's 30 Day Shred. I am still so sore! I am literally walking funny. Until my body gets used to Jillian's beating, I will do the workout 3 times a week, taking a day off in between. On the days off I will swim or bike.

Have you ever shredded?
What kind of workout do you do when your muscles are super sore?


18 comments:

One Healthy Apple said...

Your overnight oats looks amazingly good. Kinda looks like a milkshake!

I have only done shred a couple of times and liked it, but preferred the gym more.
When your muscles are sore, the best thing for me is to keep moving- light walking, elliptical, etc. so that you don't get too stiff sitting. Also stretch a little and see if that helps :)

melonshots said...

YUM that breakfast parfait looks insane <3

Simply Life said...

oh your meals look delicious!

mymarblerye said...

When I popped in 30ds I wouldn't do it daily. I did it like 3 times a week or so and the other days I jogged or ellipticalled my life away!

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said...

So I just got back from vacation (and back to the gym) My legs are KILLING from my intense wieghtlifting routine on Monday -- squats, good mornings, hack squats, leg extensions, lunges, ham curls -- and ytesterday I decided to do spinning, followed by and hour of walking and then an hour of power yoga.

Yeah. I'm torn to shreds.

Anne Marie said...

I did the 30 day shred and really liked it, even though it made me super sore! I love banana soft serve-it's amazing!

Morgan said...

that banana soft serve bfast looks incredible!!! almost like dessert

I did jillians shred today, too. She kills me, but it gets easier over time. the pain is a good pain, right?

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said...

Holy cow on that breakfast. Wow. I have never done Jillian's Shred series. The day after a super hard weight workout, I try to do a lower-intensity cardio just to get my body moving. Of course, if you're just really DONE, then soak in Epsom salt, massage the muscles, and take a rest day.

Kacy said...

I shredded this morning as a matter of fact!

Kacy said...

As a matter of fact I shredded this morning!

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

I love the 30 Day Shred DVD! I never followed the official 30 day plan or anything, but I love to do one of the workouts when I'm short on time or just want to mix it up!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

That breakfast is gorgeous! I'd love to start my day with something to pretty and healthy! I've done the shred several times. It's a good workout.

Anna D. said...

Everything looks so delicious!

When I'm sore, I'll usually just hop on the elliptical!

biz319 said...

You'll get used to Shred after a while. Last April I did it 30 days in a row!

If I am really sore I find that an icebath does the trick - its hard at first but it helps and you sleep like a baby afterwards!

sophia said...

I've never shredded, and don't even really know what it is. But boy oh boy does your breakfast look SO good! Banana soft-serve! That just sounds super right now in this awful weather!

challenges2010 said...

I haven't done the 30DS yet though I do have the dvd now. Listening to her old radio podcast she says you're not suppose to do it 30 days straight. If I remember right it's like 10 days at each level with a day off between like you are doing.

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

I could never do Jilian everyday, she's hard on my kness but 3 days is good!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

omg that smoothie/softserve looks amazing!!! I could slurp it all up!

shredded? never done it but i love to be sore and in a twisted way, I love to push myself when im sore..means i am getting stronger :)