Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Raw Nut Butter And Lunch With My Favorite Girls

Hey guys. I am thrilled for the turn out of my giveaway. If you haven't already entered its OK because you have until Friday at midnight. Click here and scroll to the bottom for the rules. Some of you are commenting but not doing what the rules say. I am a by the rules chick so make sure you read it thoroughly :)

I am going to rewind to yesterday. I hit the gym for a great sweat sesh first thing in the morning. This was my breakfast and lunch...
Salad topped with leftover Black Bean Fajita Meatballs

Dinner wasn't very interesting so I will spare you. After dinner the little one insisted on going for a ride in daddy's "motor thing", aka his jeep. So we took it for a ride over to my parents house to bring in the mail and check on the cat (they are in Fl.). Here she is on the Renegade...
When I got home I decided to make some nut butter with some red skinned peanuts that had been chillin in my pantry. I used a recipe from a raw cookbook which called for
  • 2 cups favorite nuts
  • 1 cup coconut water, orange juice, or apple juice
*Grind nuts into a fine powder then add liquid and blend well.

I halved the recipe and used the red skinned nuts (deskined), cashews and fresh squeezed OJ. Here's the nuts before deskinning...
My final product...
Turned out pretty good. I love the texture!

I was so tired last night I hit the sack at about 9. Good thing because I got up at 4:40 am for my class at the YMCA. After getting home I had breakfast and hit the sack again for about an hour more rest. By then it was time to get ready for my lunch date with HEAB. I love her and was looking forward to our lunch because I have not seen her since before my trip to the Dominican.

Lunch was great as always and my bestie that I threw the baby shower for also meet us there. We opted not to add lettuce from the salad bar this time because I bought some spinach to use in there (didn't want to waste the extra weight). Well, I don't know if that was such a great idea.

Wanna see what an almost $20 salad looks like? HEABS girl you were hungry!!! teeeeeheee...
My salad...

Little ones lunch...
Your right she didn't brush her hair today.
Pregger girls salad...
Group pic minus the preggers friend. She wasn't feeling up to a pic and I totally understand!!...
Again don't forget about all the yummy things in my giveaway. I would hate for you to miss out.

CONFESSION OF THE DAY: This isn't really about me but I have to share it anyway. Last night I realized that my husband didn't know what a bikini was. BAAhahahaa!!!! He made a statement about a girl "in a one piece bikini". I had to explain. It was to funny!!!


  1. What a fun lunch date!! You three all look gorgeous (as usual) and I'm sure your preggers friend looked just as good :)

    Awwww poor hubs! Boys...they just don't get it sometimes ;)

  2. Lovely day Justine - my huge bowl is so embarrassing. Seriously, why do I love all the heavy veggies so much? :)

    Had so much fun hanging out with you, Little One, and the bestie, and I want to try your orange peanut cashew butter! Looks yummy.

    Thanks for the raw recipes - I want to try them both. Talk to you soon my friend.

  3. looks like a fun lunch :) your daughter is adorable!

    Laughing at today's confession- my ex bf said something along the same lines...MEN! :P

  4. Mmm ya'lls salads look delicious :) You are mighty disciplined to get up at 4:40 Justine, way to go!

  5. I've never made my own nut butter because I don't have a food processor...I wonder if I could us my Magic Bullet...?

  6. Haha...love the confession today. Sometimes men can be so endearing. Sometimes.


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