Eat For Your Brain

Posted on December 21, 2009. Filed under: Daily Update, Product Review | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If anyone ever said brainfood couldn’t be yummy, they clearly didn’t know what they were talking about. Some of the best foods are also the best foods for you.

Chocolate Pudding With Dark Chocolate Peppermint Newman Cup

Ok, I’m not actually sure if peppermint is brain food, but it definitely doesn’t hurt? And this blogger eats a lot and seems pretty darn smart to me so it must do something. But mostly I was just eating this to get probiotic #2 of the day… tasty, delicious probiotic number 2. But was the center of the Newman cup supposed to be like a powder? It might have been a bit old.

Advent Chocolate And Omega Xocai Square

Then there was brain food via chocolate. Of course, my 20th piece of advent calender(I’ll be so sad when this goes away :-() and a new product: Xocai’s Omega Square. Each piece of chocolate has 70mg of DHA Omega-3’s(the kind we need) and is well balanced for the 2:1 Omega-6:Omega-3 ratio we as Americans should be getting. I definitely enjoyed the chocolate. If you’ve taken supplements before that have been fishy, this was nothing like those; the only “funny” tastes in it were orange peel and flaxseeds, which weren’t so much “funny” as just unexpected.

Banana Oatmeal With Maple Cashew Butter, Raw Walnuts, And Maple Syrup

I’ll admit I was upset when Russell lost on Survivor; I spent all season hating him but he played so well he deserved to win. Anyway, after getting over that, I made more brain food. I topped banana oats with Tierra Farm‘s raw organic walnuts and maple cashew butter. I thought I’d give the cashew butter another chance; it still wasn’t very mapley, though continues to impress me as a nice cashew butter. I’ve never been a fan of raw walnuts, but I gave Tierra Farm’s a try anyway; they were just as dry as I expected, but at the very least I got good brain food, right?

This morning I fully intended to try another workout but when I got up I was so sore. Yesterday’s really pushed my limit and left my legs shot. After trying something out, I decided better to push it off to the afternoon or never than overwork anything. Instead I mulled about and dreamed up a brain food breakfast.

Pumpkin Oatmeal With Maple Almond Butter

Pumpkin Oikos With Me & Goji Granola

Goji berries I think are a brainfood? They have plenty of antioxidants, at least. And myย [me] & goji granola is packed with them(and dried blueberries and raspberries–yum!). Today felt like an almond butter morning so I had some of justin’s nut butter. While eating I pondered everything I have to do today and it turned out to be a lot! Whoever said vacation was for resting did not know me. I’ve made a schedule to keep myself on top of my game.

9-12: Internet work
12-1: Shower and make lunch
1-2: Eat, watch Days, and more internet work
2-3:30: Bake for Christmas Eve and figure out mom birthday plans
3:30-5: Workout?
5-5:50: Internet work
5:50: Start dinner

For Christmas Eve I’m baking an intermediate(aka, this could get messy) cookie recipe. I’m hoping it goes well, though honestly a bit intimidated. Care to know more as it happens? Follow me on Twitter. Also(and this is my favorite thing about blogworld), I need some advice from you: Got any good workouts to do at home you suggest or can point me towards? Bring them on. Also, for dinner I have sirloin roast, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, broccoli, and sweet potatoes to work with. Suggestions? Edit: And whole wheat mac and cheese(from a box). And no, I don’t intend to make ALL of these, just 2 or 3.

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You know I’m going to choose the mac n cheese. ๐Ÿ™‚ One of my fave foods! And I have tons of at home workouts on my blog!

Do you have free weights? Lifting is always a great home workout. You could also check out a local gym and see if they have a special for students on winter break. Most do and that way you could still run ๐Ÿ™‚

That overflowing pumpkin Oikos looks awesome.

Can’t wait to see your Christmas baking creation!

Thanks for the pepperminty shout out! And I was lucky enough to sample some Xocai and featured a shoutout to a Phoenix friend who hand dropped off some samples to me before I left. I only had one piece of it, but it was tasty! Hope you enjoy your stash!

And I love the schedule and “internet work” from 9-noon. C’mon that should just be Food Blog Surfing time! haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

hahah to your schedule. i totally need to do that other wise i just sit on the couch with my laptop in my lap and the tv on doing essentially NOTHING. goood call ๐Ÿ™‚

That mac and cheese pairs up wonderful with broccoli! And sweet taters are amazing with salsa and cottage cheese although you dont seem to be a fan of cottage cheese which is surprising because you love oats and yogurt. You may want to give it a try. Also, i had a trail mix with dried blueberries and raspberries the other day and it was unbelievable!
You can do great body weight exercises at home like pushups and pull ups (just find any good place to hang). And if you want to break up a sweat just do them until failure and do core workouts in between sets without rest. A stability ball is great for the core so i would invest in one if you can because they are only about 20 dollars and are well worth it!

yay brain food

Yumm pumpkin yogurt+pumpkin oatmeal sounds too good to be true!

workouts.. hm, hm, hm.. has some AWESOME (and free, gotta love that) workout videos.

i have some AWESOME at home workouts! I just posted one a few pdays ago

there ya go!!

I’ve never seen an episode of Survivor, but you’ve hyped it up so maybe next season I’ll have to watch! That overflowin Oikos looks mighty good!

Peppermint is brain food! They’ve proven that the taste of peppermint helps jog memory. My weird algebra 2 teacher would always give us mints for tests.

Ooohhh! I could use a little TLC right about now! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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