More freckles and Vitamin D

There won’t be many pictures in this post because I was in the sun ALL. DAY. LONG.  I can’t get over it.  I took 4,601,546 pictures of cherry blossoms and dogwoods today.  Literally.  My computer nearly exploded with all the megabytes I tried to upload from my camera.  Did I just use a techie term?  Why yes I did.  There’s hope yet. 


Anyways, here’s how I started the day – whole wheat sando thin with Justin’s maple almond butter and banana slices (along with unpictured javahhhh).

I had a bushel of apples while taking the city by storm on foot.  I came back in the late afternoon for a cool refreshment.


Berry delicious. 

  • 1/4 block silken tofu
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • frozen 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ice ice ice baby

It’s pretty much the only way I will drink water, so nowadays I have been trying to make my green monsters and smoothies with all water and ice (in case you cared).

After this, I was back outside.  I multi-tasked and made some phone calls while covering the UWS from park to park (Riverside to Central).  I really meant to go on a run later, but instead, I laced up and did more speed walking in the Park’s unchartered territory (well, unchartered for me…I certainly wasn’t off-roading it).  And by speed walking, I mean dancing/skipping to The Shins.  If you saw me, I’m sorry. 

I got home after 6 pm and it was STILL light outside – love it! 


I had no desire to cook so I heated Amy’s Tom Kha Phar Thai Coconut soup.  Since I knew there was no way it would fill me up, I fiber-ed it up.  How you ask?  I steamed kale, broccoli, and peas to pour the soup over.


Ok kids, this is what you MUST do to your next soup.  The kale and extra veggies with the coconut milk took the (already amazing) soup over the edge.  Period.  End of discush.


Another random thing I’ve been meaning to point out (that the kale and sweet potatoes in the soup reminded me of) is how green and orange pretty much always go together.  Is there an exception?  Hmmm…none I can think of.


I had six (!!) huge mugs of non-milk milky tea after dinner.  Dehydrated?  Not any more.


And to close the night out, I had a dessert bowl with almonds, carob chips, raisins, and (way under there) spelt pretzels

Full day ahead of me tomorrow.  Ciao!

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Comments (31)

  1. Adam

    You must have been runnin’ around all day! Whenever i crave fluids i know my day was a crazy, active one! I am thinking you are on to something with the green and orange thing. I cannot think of anything that doesn’t go well together in those colors… Carrots and broc. Check. Sweet Taters and Kale. Check. Bell Peps and Spinach. Check. Oh! I thought of one! Miami Dolphins. They are horrible… But food-wise, your 100% right 😉 What kind of milk do you put in your tea? I am intrigued. You’ll hop back on the running train soon enough, don’t worry about it at all! I have had days and even weeks where i just found other ways to stay active and i was enjoying them until me and running could get along again. I have a feeling you are just going to go on an 8 miler in CA or something and completely kill it and then fall back in 🙂 Until then, enjoy yourself! Moving across the country is one of the biggest workouts you can get, both mentally and physically! Remember that!

  2. Crystal

    How do you make your milky tea? Is it just regular tea with more milk (or milk alternative)?

  3. Diana

    Hmmm that berry smoothie looks so delicious and refreshing! 🙂

  4. Serena

    I love this gorgeous weather. 🙂 Savoring each moment of it.

  5. Courtney

    Yay sun!

    Do you really not drink water?! How is that possible?! I must drink 6-7 sigg bottle fulls a day, lol, in addition to all the hot tea I drink at work to stay warm (damn cold blowing air year-round in my office)! I swear it is like water is going out of style…


  6. The Foodie Diaries

    haha i have ZERO pics from this weekend because i was outside ALL DAY ERRRRDAY. and it was kind of nice photographing peeps and the good ole outdoors instead of oatmeal for once.

  7. Lauren @ Eater not a runner

    I drink SO much tea to hydrate too! Never thought of putting water in my GM though…..

  8. Ftiness4Looks

    That berry smoothie looks delicious!

  9. Angharad

    Something about your eats today is just making me salivate hardcore! I think it’s down to that jacked up soup. Delicious looking!

    Hell yeahs to bopping round nyc to the shins. Good choice!

  10. samantha

    i love tea/water and drink a lot of it, but i hate it because then i have to get up and down to go to the bathroom ALL DAY LONG. and people look at me weird.

    that soup looks amaze.

  11. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA

    Fantastic idea of steaming veggies plus the coconut soup!!! I <3 Amy and will def be trying this soon! Thanks 🙂

    Have a great day!

  12. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine

    Glad you’re enjoying the gorgeous weather!! I wish this week wasn’t so hectic so I could spend more time outdoors 🙂 I’ve had that soup before and didn’t love it, but I bet it would taste way better with added veg!! Hope you’re having a great day!!

  13. julie

    gaaah i’m heading into the city sooooon and i can’t wait to romp in the gorgeousness of the weather right now! i’m seriously super happy for you that your last days in the ::cough best city on the face of the earth cough:: hahaha are gorgeous. but for real enjoy it girl!

    p.s. i hope you can squeeeeze me in on thurs!

  14. janetha

    bulking up canned soups is one of my fave past times. ok, not really, but i like to do it! i wish it was sunny here. snow snow snow. i also wish we could see gorgeous photos of blossoms!

  15. Jenny

    tea is the best for un-dehydrating yourself!

  16. Gabriela (froyolover)

    Holy YUM – everything looks so good!
    I wish I had the talent to make a smoothie… I never tried a real one!
    Have a wonderful week, girl!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  17. Katie

    I don’t know why I NEVER think to bulk up soup with my own veggies. I never really consider it a food option because it does so little for my raging appetite, but I think the addition of some green fiber might do the trick. Thanks for the idea. 🙂

  18. feetinmotion

    mmmmm that smoothie looks amazing!

  19. Michal

    Yum! I just picked up a can of that soup but I havent tried it yet, i love how you added your veggies to it. 🙂 I suppose ill be doing that to now!

  20. ethel

    First off, how awesome is it that you are THAT much closer to my shade of brownness….haha!

    Second, great minds do think alike because I sooo added extra orange goodness in my un-vegan vegan TJ’s split pea soup. Green and orange food color combo? Yes please! I’ll post tonight…hehe

  21. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    Girl I am so glad you have lots of megabytes going on 🙂

    So glad you were out in the sun and getting your D on. Love the sun. Hello, Cali girl at heart here 🙂 preeching to the choir, I know. Soooo stoked for you guys!!!!! We are still in a holding pattern…

    Thanks for your support re the fitness comps and stuff.. you rock and thx for the vote of confi!!!!


  22. BroccoliHut

    I do the same thing with prepared soups–I even devoted an entire post to it! The one time I had that soup though, I added more TOFU:)

  23. Maggie

    I think kabocha is the perfect example of green + orange 🙂

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  25. elise

    yeah, agreed, the dolphins suck, good thing they arent edible bc it would totally ruin my theory.
    i am all about the coconut creamer lately (so delicious brand). and btw, i got new shoes today. score!

  26. elise

    sometimes i use soy milk, sometimes rice milk, and occasionally lactose free skim plus (its not vegan, but its antibiotic/hormones free, and im only vegan due to lactose intolerance so i occasionally do lactose free cows milk).

    right now, though, im obsessed with so delicious’ coconut creamers (they have plain, hazelnut, and vanilla). i use plain in tea, and vanilla in coffee. so good!!

  27. elise

    dont hate. im just sharing. i wish i had the desire. i am more than aware of how good it is for you – my sister reminds me every day. kyle drinks water like a friggin fish. i just dont like it 🙁

  28. elise

    yeah i was definitely up all night long taking trips to the bano

  29. elise

    i think thurs will work 🙂

  30. Courtney

    How could I hate you, lol!? You know we are long-lost food twins…with the exception of your tolerance for nuts and my drinking water I guess, haha. I am sure you know all the “tricks” too…like adding fresh lemon/orange/lime slices to jazz it up etc.

    What about sparkling water? I *LOVE* that and actually thought it was “soda” when I was little, lol. Our mom called it “water soda” and we actually thought that was what soda was til we got to school/went to friends houses and discovered our mom was totally lying to us for years! Oh, to be raised by a hippie/eco-conscious/healthy mom… 🙂

    But seriously, though, I still love sparkling water, and they have “flavors”–my fav is either the lemon or the lime–yummmmm. MUCH cheaper than kombucha 😉


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