Morning friends!:) Happy weekend! (well at least it’s the start of mine…)
This morning I slept in (glorious), caught up on a little blog reading (added some new subscriptions to my google reader that I’m very excited about – nutritionella and eating bird food) and made this ‘PB&J’ smoothie.
I used 1 scoop protein powder, 1 1/4 c mixed frozen berries (mine had raspberries, blueberries and blackberries), 1 c almond milk (plus a little extra for desired consistency), 1/2 tsp cocoa powder (optional), a little cinnamon, stevia and way too much sunflower seed butter (I used two heaping spoonfuls)
It was wonderfully thick and rich and delicious. I justified the extra sunflower butter since I’ve got a weights workout on the schedule today (not quite sure how that correlates but in my mind it made sense ;)).
Last night the whole fam got together for dinner at Benihana (well minus my sisters anyway). My brother Dan had a friend in town from Miami and wanted everyone to go out. I love teppanyaki restaurants for the experience (food and entertainment all in one? I’ll take it!) but also for the fact that the food is generally pretty simple and fresh.
I ordered a white peach sangria.
And the hibachi shrimp (sans rice). Their fried rice is delicious and actually one of my favorites but it’s already an insane amount of food and I didn’t want to overdo it.
As usual, dinner was served with an onion soup (not pictured), and signature salad.
As usual, the place was hopping on a Saturday night and to apologize for the wait our server offered us some sushi on the house.
Don’t mind if I do 😉
Once the grill got fired up we were served a little shrimp ‘appetizer.’ I of course had already ordered the shrimp but I would never say no to extra. 🙂
I love this type of environment because everyone really loosens up and has a great time. I may or may not have even done a sake bomb.
Overall, a very good time.
Well I’m off for a hike and then who knows? Hope you’re all having a great holiday weekend! 🙂
Eddy Update: So far so good! Things are moving right along. 🙂 Keep the good thoughts coming!!
See you all later!