Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter booty for my vegan booty!

I hope everyone had an awesome Easter (if that's your gig)! The darlin' and I went about 30 minutes south of the city to visit my parents and brothers. It was nice!

Despite the fact that my brothers and I are all in our mid-twenties or older, my mom still insists on getting us Easter baskets every year with goodies. Up until a couple years ago, she still hid plastic eggs around the house for us to find! She really likes traditions.

This is my Easter booty this year:

My mom researches vegan candy every year when Easter's coming up, and my brothers and I all get vegan candy in our baskets! This year, we got Swedish Fish, Mike and Ike, Skittles, Mentos, and Spree jelly beans! I'm not much of a candy eater, but I love that my mom goes to so much effort to make sure I'm included!

I also got an insulated lunch bag (LOVE!), a new loofa, another LIVESTRONG bracelet, dental floss, 2-lb weights, and a $20 bill! Woohoo!

Today, I stuck to my promise to myself and went swimming in the morning! It was awesome! I started out with green tea with agave again. I'm starting to like this caffeine-in-the-morning thing!

I had to refuel quickly after swimming because I was scheduled to run later in the day, so even though my swim was pretty relaxed (3/4-mile swim, 25 minutes), I still followed my beloved post-exercise nutrient calculus. It's really important after strenuous exercise, but it's also important if you're going to exercise again within a few hours.

Today, I had a cup of soymilk, 1/2 a cup of vanilla granola, and 1/4 cup of raisins.

You're looking at about 72g of carbs and 17g of protein. Yum yum yum. I also pounded a Vita Coco Coconut Water with Peach & Mango about 30 minutes before I hit the treadmill for my afternoon run. LOVE this stuff!

It's sooooo hydrating! It has five essential electrolytes--potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, and phosphorous. I feel much more comfortable drinking coconut water for an extra-hydration punch than I do drinking a sports drink. The fake colors and flavors in sports drinks give me the chills a bit! I was able to pick up these tetra paks at my local natural foods store; hopefully you can find some near you! (Check out Vita Coco's website for more information.)


  1. I just sent you a comment - sorry if this is a double!

    I love Mentos and Swedish Fish!! Your mom is the greatest! :) Soo glad your blog is up and running! <3

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