Is it really August 1st already?? I honestly cannot believe this is the last official month of Summer. When I told people in the beginning of my pregnancy my due date, a common response was something along these lines: “OOOoOO August 25th? It’s going to be a long hot summer!” In actuality, I think the pregnancy made it go by so much faster. And while yes, it has been unseasonably warm for the Midwest, I’ve somehow managed to survive the heat…you know with most buildings having A/C and all these days :-)
Another thing that has made this unbearable heat somewhat tolerable? Frozen treats! Throughout my whole pregnancy, ice cream and frozen custard have given me zero problems. It was pure bliss to be able to indulge in these treats without a stomachache to follow…until the third trimester. My stomach finally figured itself out again and I am now back to being as dairy-free as possible. Fortunately for me, there are a few fro-yo places popping up all over Milwaukee and I couldn’t be any happier about this. On Sunday, LC and I ventured down to Brady St. and stumbled upon Berry Me. It is a self serve yogurt place that offers non-fat and dairy free yogurt as some of its selections. I chowed down on a dairy-free pink lemonade mixed in with a non-fat vanilla mix. It definitely hit the spot. The fact that this place offers a dairy-free option will keep me going back. And from their Facebook page: “Many lactose intolerant individuals can enjoy our frozen yogurt because it is truly cultured and fermented. Our products are certified Kosher.”
Another summer staple this week (and every week) is FRUIT! Watermelon has been my fruit of choice this summer. I think LC and I have consumed 5 whole watermelons this summer. Or should I just say I? Given the choice between a big bowl of ice cream vs. a big bowl of watermelon and this prego chooses watermelon hands down. Lucky for me, it also offer lots of benefits to the pregnant woman :-) Along side a buffalo bleu chicken burger and corn on the cob, watermelon (and pineapple) was the perfect addition to Tuesday night’s summer meal.
Another regular thing in the summer time are smoothies and cold cereal for breakfast. Oatmeal, unless put into the smoothie, usually gets retired until it starts to get cold outside again. Today, I tried something a little outside of my comfort zone of fruits & greens: an avocado smoothie.
I blended 1/2 ripe avocado (I would’ve used a whole one but I only had a 1/2 that was ripened), 1 cup almond milk, a scoop of protein powder, 1 TBSP chia seeds, 1 tsp agave nectar, and 5 oz of vanilla greek yogurt. I thought it turned out pretty good, but could’ve used more avocado.
I’m off to bed to do some reading & catch up on sleep! Don’t forget to enter my Bar Method DVD giveaway! You have until tomorrow, August 2nd at 11:59 CST to enter!