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Frozen Smoothie

Hello! Today has been a really good day, but far too fast if you ask me. I ended up wandering through the Farmer’s Market by my apartment after work, and before I even got to the market, I spotted this truck:

A frozen yogurt truck! I knew I needed a snack because my stomach was grumbling, so this was an exciting discovery. I just ended up getting plain tart fro yo, and I actually ordered it in a cone but they were out and gave it to me in a cup instead.

The cone (with no toppings) was $2, and the small (with 3 toppings) was $5, and I”m cheap. So, plain it was. “Twas delicious though, and perfect for the hot, hot weather today. I made my way through the farmer’s market and am noticing such a change now because great stuff is coming out of the farms! There’s tons of fruit, greens, squash, beets, etc., and way more than there has been earlier this season. I ended up just getting  a little bit because I have the farm share coming on Thursday, but I picked up a few things that I knew wouldn’t be in there.

2 pink lady apples, baby cucumbers, cherries, cilantro, and goat cheese. I got all this stuff $17, the biggest splurge being the goat cheese which was $7, but I sampled some and it is SO good.

After my farmer’s market adventure, I decided to go to Bikram! I already worked out this morning, but it was just a quick run, and I haven’t been to Bikram in over a week, so I decided to just do it. It felt awesome. I’ve said this before, but for some reason, when I take some time off from Bikram, my first class back is always the best. I really enjoyed it and got deep into a lot of the postures, and held a few of them the whole time for the first time, which was very exciting for me.

Before I went to Bikram, I made myself a smoothie with:

  • 1 cup light soy milk (1 pt)
  • 1 large frozen banana (2 pts)
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries (.5 pts)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (.5 pts)
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (1 pt)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (.5 pts)

I poured it into a bowl:

I actually threw it in the freezer for 2.5 hours while I went to Bikram. I’d seen frozen smoothies on a few other blogs and wanted to see what it was all about. Here it is out of the freezer.

I couldn’t resist poking my finger in it immediately when I pulled it out of the freezer… thus the indent in there. Freezing it was such a great idea!! It made it take a lot longer to eat, and it was more slushy like and almost like a bowl of ice cream. It was SO satisfying and the perfect treat for after Bikram.

I am off to catch up on Treme from Sunday night (the New Orleans show on HBO!) Does anyone watch it? Awesome show!

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7 Responses

  1. Girl! thanks for the comment about me + sadness because of no running, I think I might try a few new versions of cardio for the moment – it’ll be okay, I know it!

    & shoot, freezing smoothies in a bowl- I’ve done that before! Mainly without really wanting to, but it’s pretty awesome how much longer they last, ’cause they’re too cold to inhale. and eating it with a spoon brings in a huge ice cream affect, for sure 🙂

    Frozen Yogurt truck? You live in the best place ever!! I’d go crazy for one of those! Seattle is lame apparently. I need to talk to who is in charge around here…!

  2. We watch Treme, I was terribly upset that they already eliminated a wonderful character….vague to not give too much away.

  3. A frozen yogurt truck is quite possibly the best idea EVER. That truck should make its way to Arizona.

  4. Our farmer’s market has amazing goat cheese too! I can’t turn it down when I pass their booth. I wish we had fro-yo trucks here! How amazing!

  5. I always freeze my smoothies! It makes such a delicious difference

  6. that truck is pretty crazy huh!! hehe

    omg and i could totally have used a good smoothie like this one for my sore teeth/jaw yesterday. i made mine with banana and strawberries which was pretty good tho i guess.

    i didnt get laughing gas unfortunately.. but they gave me some valium and something else combo..and i did feel pretty happy tho 🙂 lol

    xoxo

  7. A frozen yogurt truck? That’s awesome. We have so many Mr. Softee trucks here but it’s ice cream. Great idea to freeze the smoothie.

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