My weekend started with my second group cycle RPM class. Much better this time, my legs didn’t feel like jelly afterwards and I fueled properly this time. However, there were times during the class when all I could think, was when was it going to be over.
After my RPM cycle class I stopped by Whole Foods to pick-up some fresh fruits and veggies. Some of my friends think I’m crazy because I love shopping for fruits and veggies.
Later Saturday afternoon I used my juicer, something I don’t do as often as I used to, I generally do smoothies. Lets face it, it’s easier to clean a blender than it is to clean a juicer. I juiced carrots, apples, celery, cucumbers, kale and lemon to make this wonderful energizing drink.
Carrot juice is a good source of vitamin A, beta-carotene and various minerals due to the fact the carrots have been growing deep in the soil absorbing an array of minerals. A good reason to buy organic. I know there are some that strain their juice to get rid of the froth, but I love drinking all of the juice froth and all.
I saw this recipe for Vegan Pumpkin Spice Pancakes on one of my favorite food blogs, Minimalist Baker, and had to give them a try. What a great breakfast for Sunday morning, trust me, they were so good!
My daughter ask for homemade pasta, and it really is easy to make, so I made egg-less pasta for dinner Sunday.
1 1/2 cup semolina flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
a dash of sea salt
1 cup warm water
Mix all ingredients when it comes together, transfer to floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Cover dough wit plastic wrap and allow to rest for about 10 minutes. Roll dough until very thin, use pizza cutter to cut into tiny strips. Bring Water to a boil, drop pasta in, stir. When pasta comes to top of boiling water it’s ready to be removed using a strainer or colander, tossed with desired sauce and served.
I used prepared Alfredo sauce, pesto sauce and chopped tomatoes.
This is a variation of Mario Batali’s recipe found HERE.
So delicious, my daughter and I were fighting over who would get the last of it, I gave in and allowed her to have it.
How was your weekend? Great I hope and I wish everyone a Marvelous Monday and Fantastic week.
Be Marvelous and check out Katie at Healthy Diva Eats and the rest of MIMM’s.