I have lots to share with you all today! I thought it was going to be pretty blaaah day with the rain and all, but it turned out to be pretty eventful!
Speaking of that rain…..this is what our basement looked like after an hour of complete down pouring.
This isn’t my basement (I forgot to snap a picture), but mine actually was a little more full of water! So we spent the morning pumping water out…..not the most fun but it had to get done.
The sewer system in my neighborhood is SO bad so whenever it rains, or basement and ALL the basements on our street flood with water. Its AWFUL! But we call the city every time and let them know. Hopefully something gets done soon (we’re expecting more heavy rain later this week ).
After spending the morning in the lake , I decided to make a green monster…..pretty typical right? Well it turned out that I discovered the best green monster I HAVE EVER MADE! And to think it all happened because my blender broke……yeaaah.
I know, right!!! First my bike is stolen, and now my trusty blender breaks? And when I say it broke….it more like exploded! There was smoke and flying plastic…..I narrowly came out alive.
But back to my green monster discovery! So, the blender broke in the middle of blending my smoothie and after cleaning up that mess I decided to finish it up in my food processor. Here’s what was in the mix:
-amazing grass chocolate
-guar gum (THIS IS WHAT DID IT!)
Now I have been putting guar gum in my smoothies for about 6 months now but I never thought it was doing much for them. Its suppose to thicken and make them more voluminous…but I never really saw much of difference. Until today!!! I plopped my mix into the food processor and let it go for a few minutes on high……no lie, my smoothie QUADRUPLED IN SIZE, GOT AMAZINGLY THICK AND CREAMY, AND WAS PRETTY MUCH THE CONSISTENCY OF FRESH WHIPPED CREAM! I know…..I KNOW!
It was incredible!
If you have a food processor, go get some guar gum and make a smoothie in it!!! You will be amazed!
I’m a little excited if ya couldn’t tell.
And if that didn’t get all of you excited……then maybe this will!
Time to announce the winner of my Rudi’s Bread giveaway!
Thanks to everyone who entered and for all your feedback on the gym vs. Insanity debate! The majority of you went with gym membership because of more variety, versatility, and more bang for your buck…..and ya know what, I’d have to agree. Tomorrow I am going down to my local gym to sign up for a year membership. They have a deal going on right now and it’s the perfect amount of time to sign up for because next year this time I’ll be leaving for college!
Okay, back to the winner!
Ellen, email me your address and I will get your coupons out to ya asap!
To round out the post how about some food pics? Don’t mind if do.
[tuna, feta, apple, beet salad]
[pesto tomato toast with apple]
[Lentil salad with nooch and…..KABOCHA!!! I found it at this little no-name store near my house! Bought 2!!! So excited to have it back in my life!]
I am relaxing for the rest of the night with my fave magazine and my new fave show, Curiosity!
How did you spend your Sunday!?
What fall food are you most excited for?