What I Ate Wednesday: Astoria & New York

Happy WIAW! Here is the rundown on what I ate yesterday: In the morning I took flax-seed oil, fish oil and a probiotic vitamin with a glass of water and then hit the gym for forty minutes (later at work I ate my chocolate calcium chew).

For breakfast, I had yet another variation of my favorite breakfast, the smoothie. This smoothie turned out very tart because of the passion fruit and cranberry juice, which I found to be a nice surprise after the creamy chocolate smoothies I’ve been drinking lately. This time it included (for 2 servings):

  • 2 bananas
  • 16 oz cranberry juice
  • 3 small stalks celery, including the leaves
  • 2 scoops green superfood powder 
  • 2 tsp. Acai berry powder
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • half a package of frozen passion fruit pulp

I have meant to replace drinking coffee with drinking green tea with lemon (the combination is supposedly very good for you) and this week I’ve actually been able to resist coffee so far! I use Dr. Mercola’s Organic Royal Matcha Green Tea, which is a beautiful, vibrant color and tastes great. Later I hope to incorporate it into some recipes, like smoothies, cookies, etc. Any ideas?

At work, for lunch I melted an ounce of cheddar cheese (sprinkled with garlic powder) onto the last of the baguette I brought back Sunday from Di Bruno Bros in Philadelphia. There was some leftover food in our office kitchen, so for snacks I grabbed a mini carrot cake muffin and some fruit: grapes, strawberries, blackberries, pineapple and honeydew.

After work I dropped off some Biscaitie to Mikayla and then went shopping at Whole Foods. When I went in a had a short list, but of course I lost all control and left with a bulging bag full of [overpriced] goodies. It was a lot of money, but I’m so excited to eat all the delicious, healthy items I bought, such as Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter! When I got home with the goods, Kiyo had made chicken soup from scratch! He roasted a whole chicken this weekend and used it to make a flavorful broth. Then he added onions, celery, carrots, chicken and parsley. It was the perfect warm meal for the end of a rainy October day.

For dessert, I ate a package of heavenly (and relatively healthy!) organic dark chocolate peanut butter cups by Justin’s Nut Butter.

Total estimated calories: 1400

What did you eat today?

12 replies
  1. Shane Organ
    Shane Organ says:

    Nice post. I like your idea of listing what you ate for a specific day. I’ve often contemplated doing it on my blog. Has it worked out well for you?

    I don’t really use powders but I’m sure if you slid the Matcha into some baked goods it would be a great way to incorporate more green into your day. Can’t really go wrong with more green!

    The chicken soup looks delicious too. I love soup, especially this time of year. Nothing quite beats a hot bowl of soup on a cool fall day.

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    • eyechow
      eyechow says:

      It’s actually worked out great, it really helps me keep on track with staying healthy, when I know that other people will see what I’ve been eating! I will definitely try out some matcha baked goods, I found a cookie recipe that looks pretty good.

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      • Shane Organ
        Shane Organ says:

        Any motivation to help us stay on track is great. I look forward to reading more examples so that I can get some good ideas as well.

        Let me know how the matcha goes!

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  2. Theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine
    Theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine says:

    Matcha powder in cookies sounds so good! I have make muffins using it before, and if you don’t mind green baked goods, I think it is a great ingredient to add! I have seen Justin’s PB cups so many times, but have yet to buy them. I’m just curious, are they far superior to Reese’s PB cups?

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    • eyechow
      eyechow says:

      Good idea, muffins are always great to experiment with. It’s pretty hard to beat that yummy Reese’s filling, but I prefer dark chocolate over milk any day so for me, Justin’s win!

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    • eyechow
      eyechow says:

      Omg, that’s a great idea! Or the hazelnut filling… I’m eating my oatmeal right now with Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter and it’s amazing!

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