Marvelous, Marvelous, Marvelous…
I was out the door early Saturday morning for my run, but with every step my head was pounding, so I decided to walk my miles, it was so nice out, the early morning is my favorite time of the day for running or in this case walking, and I didn’t want to trun back. I focused on engaging my core, turned out to be a pretty good workout. I was glad I didn’t give up on my workout. When I returned home I did some yoga before having a protein smoothie.
Marvelous was I didn’t let a little headache get in the way of my workout.
I tried a new fruit this weekend, Lychees, I have heard of the fruit, but I’d never tried it. I found some at Trader Joe’s, so I got some to give a try. After googling, I learned that you peel the outer red skin and eat the white flesh, discarding the seed in its center. I am not sure what I expected, but it wasn’t what I thought it would be, it was juicy and sweet and reminded me of a grape.
Lychee fruit has about 66 calories per 100 g., has no saturated fats or cholesterol, has a good amount of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Lychees are high in oligonol, which is thought to have anti-oxidant and anti-fluenza virus actions. It also helps improve blood flow, reduce weight, is an excellent source of vitamin C, B-complex vitamins and minerals.
Marvelous was me trying a new food and liking it.
Marvelous is my trying a new recipe I found on Pinterest for flat bread and it’s a Winner. You can find the recipe HERE. Great site for foodies.
My daughter made a tasty pizza.
I did some recipe testing this weekend using Xylitol as a sugar replacement in these brownie cup cakes, and I found out that my digestive system can not handle Xylitol. It gave me a major upset stomach. It’s said to be a natural sweetener, but I think I’ll stick to using brown sugar, coconut sugar, agave or maple syrup as a white sugar replacement.
Marvelous that I discovered this on a weekend and not a work day.
The brownies look and taste great, I just can’t eat them. I’ll be testing again using a sweetener that I know I can handle.
What is Xylitol?
It’s a naturally occurring sugar alcohol derived from corn that doesn’t promote tooth decay. It’s a low glycemic impact carbohydrate that is slow to be absorbed in the digestive tract, making its calorie impact 1/3 lower than other carbohydrates.
Have you ever used Xylitol? If so, do you like it?
How was your weekend? Marvelous I hope!