Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Herbs and Horchata

Good evening! I just wanted to do a quick post before I go on a little evening stroll. Last weekend I got a CRAZY craving for mojitos (which is strange because I rarely ever drink them.) I convinced my bf that it's way cheaper to plant your own herbs than to go out and buy them every time you need them. So we bought sweet basil and spearmint. I see lots of caprese salads, pesto and mojitos in my future :) This morning I read online that you can replant the roots of the green onion plants, and they will re-grow. I'll let you know how that works out!
 -update: Check out this blog post from Lauryn about the health benefits of fresh herbs. If you don't follow the Skinny Confidential, you're crazy. She's a fashionista, a healthy foodie, a creative bartender, and a workout guru.

Today's workout: I did legs:
I followed it with 10 minutes on the stairmaster at level 14, then 5 minutes at level 11 going down the stairs backwards. I have no idea if this is beneficial or not, but I saw someone doing it the other day and decided it was a good way to break up the monotony of going of the stairs nonstop. When I got home I made myself an horchata smoothie fluff. It didn't exactly taste as yummy as a real horchata (a mexican rice milk drink) but it was still delicious.

Horchata Protein Fluff:
1 scoop Isopure vanilla cream protein powder
splash of almond milk, splash of water, or splash of coconut milk
5 ice cubes
1-2 drops of vanilla
a TON of cinnamon
little sprinkle of truvia

Put all ingredients in a blender (I put it in my food processor because my blender was dirty) and BLEND. The longer you blend, the more fluffy and voluminous the protein fluff becomes. It was like eating horchata flavored whipped cream.

For dinner I made this AMAZING recipe: Jamaican Jerk Chicken and the Best Rice Ever. Of course I tweaked the recipe. I added 2 habanero peppers to the marinade and put all the ingredients for the marinade in the food processor. I reserved half a cup of the marinade to use as dipping sauce before I marinated the chicken. For the rice, I added one habanero pepper UNCUT. The tice is supposed to be slightly sweet, not spicy, so make sure you don't break open the pepper! My bf went crazy over the rice, and I LOVED the jerk chicken marinade. I ended up using it as a salad dressing because it was so good! We BBQ-ed the chicken and it came out fabulous.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you guys enjoyed the recipe! I am STILL dreaming about that rice!!