In an effort to change up my lunch routine, I tried out a new recipe today: smashed chickpea and avocado sandwich. It's simple but delicious.
The recipe calls for chickpeas, avocado, fresh cilantro (I subbed in basil), green onion, lime juice (I used 1 T bottled instead of fresh), salt and pepper.
|Woops, forgot the green onion in this picture.|
|I put plastic wrap right on top of the leftover mixture before I put the lid on the container and stored it in the fridge - this should somewhat help to prevent the avocado from oxidizing and turning brown.|
I spread some of the avocado-chickpea mixture on whole grain oat bread and added some lettuce for a delicious sandwich. Baby carrots and hummus on the side.
So remember when I started growing some herbs?
I planted basil, lavender, rosemary, strawberry, chives, and forget-me-nots.
Well, I used some of the basil that I grew in my chickpea and avocado spread!
You can probably tell there aren't quite as many pots in the "after" picture as the "before" pictures. My BFF said I have a dark green thumb - not quite black, but not green :) I have two pots of rosemary, two pots of basil, two pots of chives, and a pot of forget-me-nots growing. The lavender petered out, and the strawberries never grew. But that's okay! I especially hope that my rosemary keeps growing - between rosemary and basil, I'd pretty much be set.
This morning I took one of my recent favorite exercise classes with my mom - TurboKick!
It's basically kickboxing, as far as I can tell. I think it's a lot of fun, and very challenging - it's great cardio.
After the class, I tried out coconut water for the first time.
I picked it up the other day, but unfortunately I'm not a fan. I've read so many things about how hydrating coconut water is because of all of the natural electrolytes, but I don't like coconut... so I think that has something to do with it :)
In other news...
Yep, that happened. And it was glorious. Two dollar bills up.
I stopped at the grocery store before the movie to pick up movie snacks. I tried out this new drink:
It was pretty good, but I prefer Synergy kombucha. And I had some unpictured Reese's Pieces :)
Lastly, I had to share this audio clip (discovered via Mama Pea).
So hilarious and adorable.
And on that note, have a great night!
Song of the day:
"Even If It Breaks Your Heart" by Eli Young Band.