Friday, January 16, 2009

Busy Bumble... and a product review

We stayed up very late watching All About Eve last night... what a great movie. Ari was quite taken with young Miss Norma Jean! I got a boxed set of Bette Davis movies for Christmas, and we're working our way through them.

I was feeling pretty snacky by the time I got home last night. I really wanted an orange, but we didn't have any, so I settled for the next best thing... an Orange Cranberry Gnu bar.

This morning (er, 12:30 PM) I had a big bowl of oats.

3/4 cup oats (made with skim milk)
1 tsp peanut butter
1 banana
1 tsp maple syrup
sprinkle of pecans
sprinkle of chocolate chips

I went to the gym and had a decent workout:

20:00 minutes stairmaster
16:00 minutes bike

ab series

total: 50:34 minutes
maximum heart rate: 174
average heart rate: 143
calories burned: 4- -?

I try to avoid eating a nutrition bar right after exercising, but since I slept so late and I'm eating dinner our at 7:30, I settled.

Product Review: Amazing Grass Organic GreenSuperFood

Ingredients: Organic dates, organic agave nectar , Amazing Grass Green Superfood (organic wheatgrass, organic barley grass, organic alfalfa, organic spirulina, organic spinach, organic chlorella, organic broccoli, organic açai, organic maca, organic carrots, organic beet, raspberry, organic rosehips, pineapple, green tea, organic flax lignans, L. acidophilus, alpha and beta amylase, protease, lipase, lactase, cellulase, organic peppermint), organic cashews, organic almond butter, organic rice crisps, organic almonds, organic sunflower seeds, organic dried cranberries, organic pumpkin seeds, organic dried coconut, organic vanilla extract

Nutrition Facts:
230 calories
8g fat, 1.5 g saturated
36 grams carbohydrates
5 grams protein

I liked this bar. Although the color was slightly off-putting (dark brown/greenish), I've definitely eaten more questionable things before. It had the texture of a Larabar, and tasted both earthy and sweet. The calories and fat are a little high considering the only moderate level of protein, but I would probably buy it again.

I came home and had a Sunkist navel orange:

And made the recipe I've gotten the most mileage out of: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Squares (and cleaned the bowl, thank you!).

I'll have a treat for you later tonight... stay posted!


VeggieGirl said...

Fabulous movie, oats, bar, and treat!! :-)

Anonymous said...

MMmm...I don't know what looked better, the oats or the pumpkin bar mix (sorry Incredible Hulk bar)!

I'm excited for your treat! And I must try that pumpkin bar recipe!

Have a good night!

just me said...

omg those oats! i could eat them off the screen!

K said...

"I've definitely eaten more questionable things before" haha I love your honesty, girl!

That batter looks delish - I'm glad you licked the bowl!

ConsiderEatz! said...

Ohh.. treats :( Good thing we had some stand ins! So fun tonight, my dear!
Have you tried the Greens+ bars? There so strangely delicious! They have chocolate covered as well, ridic!

bigsprout said...

I guarded those pumpkin bars with my life. Or at least I tried. Somehow one popped into my mouth and that was all she wrote. Now I know what all the fuss is about. Delish.

HangryPants said...

Bring on the strangely colored bars! They are always so tasty, aren't they?