I love all of the responses and ideas in my last post! I’ll have a lower body post up soon, including some ideas that I got from fellow bloggers as well. It’s a little ironic that I haven’t been to the gym since I last posted – which isn’t unusual for me – but I do like to get in some kind of strength training at least every other day. When friends call, though, plans change 😉
I was lucky enough to meet the beautiful Maya from The Collegiate Gourmande on Tuesday! Christine, another one of my gorgeous ladies joined us as well. It was fantastic! We met up at Great Sage, a vegan restaurant; it was absolutely divine. I think Christine and I argued with the menu for at least fifteen minutes before deciding. Maya, however, knew her favorite – the vegan rueben! It look delicious.
Christine ordered the Thai “Chicken” Salad!
I finally decided on the Green Chili Enchiladas – it was a damn good choice, too.
We were all impressed with our choices and plan on going back soon – wanna join us?
Afterwards we walked nextdoor to Roots Market and played around a bit, drooled over the chocolate and just chatted. Christine and I also explored the all-natural pet food store as well and I bought some treats for Cara – but unfortunately her digestive system doesn’t quite like them…if you catch my drift. I can’t wait to see both of these girls again – Christine and I have plans this weekend, actually. Maya and I are going to hit up the mall next week hopefully. I’m so blessed to be able to connect and meet with such awesome people. Maya is as amazing as she seems on her blog and Christine is one of the sweetest friends ever.
Later that night, despite the weather, I really wanted some kind of cold, creamy treat. So I pulled out my blender and went to work. I made myself what I call the “Girl Scout Cookie Wannabe” protein ice cream. I went with the Thin Mint theme. Into the blender went:
1 cup vanilla soymilk
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
TONS of ice
xanthan gum (about a 1/2 tsp)
It was like a slurpable, scoopable Thin Mint. I wanted to crumble some kind of Oreo-esque cookie into it, but I’m currently out of stock, dangit. Note to self: grab gluten-free cookies at Whole Foods ASAP. Note to you: if you make this, please do yourself a favor and sprinkle in some cookies. Mouthgasm.
Yesterday I also had another outing with some of my best friends from high school. I love how no matter the distance of our colleges, we always manage to stay in touch and extremely close. I love these girls more than I could ever express.
I’ve been spending so much time out of the house, I’m actually enjoying just chillin’ out tonight on the couch with my pup and my Dad. Did I mention how good it is to be home? I have a feeling America’s Funniest Home Videos is on the agenda tonight…I think half the reason it’s so damn funny is being able to watch my Dad laugh as well. Watching him play Angry Birds is also extremely entertaining…but we won’t go there right now.
What would you have ordered at Great Sage? (I need ideas for next time!)
What’s your favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavor?
Peace and love!