1. Coconut Water has become a huge trend these days, especially with how hot it has been this summer, and how much attention proper hydration has received, for running, fitness and life in general. I think Tripp and I first tried the stuff at Whole Foods last spring or summer, and he fell in love...me? Not so much. I personally think the stuff tastes like something a little less than desirable. You must be thinking, how could she hate it, if she drank it just the other day?! Well I recently tried Vita Coco's Pomegranate Acai flavor, and realized there is a coconut water I can stomach, adn actually enjoy! The flavor isn't too sweet, but the nasty flavor of plain coco water was masked by the berry essence - I like :) A couple of weeks ago I saw a cool offer on Gilt City the other day, and bought Tripp a little treat...earlier this week we received this:
2. I had a conference yesterday and worked from home the rest of the day - which meant I could whip something up for lunch in my own kitchen! Well, not having any protein to top my salad, and finding less than a bfast serving size left in my yogurt stash, meant only one thing....yogurt dip/dressing!
Meet my Sundried Tomato Yogurt Dip:
Easy as 1, 2, 3...In a food processor (or blender), mix together a handful of sundried tomato pieces, about 6 oz. plain yogurt, a pinch of fresh basil, a pinch of salt and pepper (I also threw in some red pepper flakes for some bite), scrape into a bowl for dipping sugar snap peas or carrots or top your favorite salad with it, enjoy! This makes one serving of the dip so I would quadruple for a party sized dip
3. While reading about Michelle's 3 things for Thursday this morning, I noticed she is taking on a 30-day ab-work challenge. She will be doing some sort of core work daily from now until September 9th. I loved the idea so much, I have decided to join her in this challenge, and I too will be incorporating some sort of ab-work into my daily routine today through September 9th. I might even be borrowing from Bess Be Fit's ABS Challenge workouts to keep things interesting! Who wants to play along?!