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April 15, 2011

The Best and The Worst

Hooray Friday 🙂 I love everything about Fridays… I think it’s the anticipation of a fun-filled weekend that excites me the most! My girlfriends and I are headed out of town for a couple of days to celebrate a last fling before the ring. We have a lot of activities planned and I think this day will be moving verrrryyyy slowlllly.

I was doubly excited this morning when I knew that I had plans for a delicious breakfast!

Chocolate & PB Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop of Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup of Almond Milk – Unsweetened
  • Handfuls of Spinach (you can’t taste 🙂 )
Directions
  • Place Spinach in blender first and add all remaining ingredients. 
  • Blend well
Choc + PB = Love
Speaking of breakfast – I’m glad you all liked my post about balance! It seems like a lot of you have the same trigger foods – Including CEREAL! What is it about cereal that just makes people want more? I found a list on Women’s Health of the 24 Best and Worst Cereals so I thought I would share them with you.

The average American consumes more than 160 bowls of cereal a year, so picking the right box could mean knocking 15 pounds off your waistline yearly and infusing your diet with massive doses of vital nutrients. Use our bowl-by-bowl breakdown to find the perfect cereal for you. Our criteria: the highest ratio of fiber to sugar, along with a respectable calorie count. Sidle up and grab a spoon!

Best: Fiber One Original

Great: Kix, Cheerios, Grape-Nuts, Kashi GoLean, Shredded Wheat Original, Organic Smart Bran

Good: Life Cereal Original, Corn Flakes, Kashi Go Lean Crunch!, Wheaties, Kashi Autumn Wheat

Fair: Quaker Natural Granola, Smart Start Strong Heart, Rice Krispies, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Raisin Bran

Bad: Honey Smacks; Lucky Charms; Froot Loops; Trix; Frosted Flakes with Fiber, Less Sugar; EnviroKidz Organic Koala Crisp

Worst: Golden Crisp

Unfortunately a lot of my favorite cereals as a child are on the bad list! Lucky Charms, Froot loops, Trix and Frosted Flakes to name a few 😉 But, fortunately my adult favorite made it in the Great category: Kashi Go Lean! I am a fan of Kix cereal so I’m happy to see it on the great list as well – I’ll have to buy it next time.
The weather has been beautiful here…I’m hoping it stays this way for the rest of Spring! Yesterday it was 70 degrees and straight sunny. The girls and I took it as an opportunity to spend the day outside around DC. I’m quite the tourist in DC these days 😉
We also went to Whole Foods and made edible birds nests – $5 for a craft, fruit, coloring books/crayons, smoothie from juice bar, pizza, cookies, cheese, clif bar and gelato.
Why did I ever want to grow up?
I’m off to work – Please day go by REALLY fast!! Have a good weekend everyone 🙂

QUESTIONS: Are one of your favorite cereals in an above category? Plans for the weekend?