I hope you all had a great weekend! Ours was busy but fun, as usual. 🙂 On Friday night, Matt and I went out to dinner with some friends, followed by a lazy Saturday morning of sleeping in and waffles. I somehow slept until 9:30?! I must have needed it — I haven’t slept that late in ages!
I randomly bought a package of these Nature’s Path frozen waffles at the store earlier this week and they’ve been a fun treat for breakfast lately. I topped mine with some Greek yogurt, syrup, and fruit!
After our late breakfast, we ran a couple errands and hit up the local Saturday morning farmer’s market. I <3 farmer’s markets.
We bought a bunch of veggies — tomato, cucumber, zucchini, squash, rainbow chard, etc. Plus a HUGE thing of basil, which we made into pesto!
Any ideas what to do with pesto? We made it to go with some ravioli on Saturday night but have a ton left over. 🙂
Anyway — following a lunch at a sandwich shop nearby, our Saturday afternoon was filled with a bike ride!
We hit up the Capital Crescent Trail and took it all the way up to Bethesda, Maryland.
Once in Bethesda, we stopped for shaved iced from this adorable cart.
Root beer flavor = the best. Proven fact. (By me.)
And then back we went!
We ended up covering nearly 19 miles and at a pretty good clip, too! We were up to 20 mph for some stretches — it was an awesome trail to bike on because it wasn’t too crowded, was mostly flat, and was pretty and wooded/shady, too. It was fun to challenge ourselves with speed a bit. 🙂
Awesome way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
Saturday also involved sampling some fun new product I received over the weekend from my beloved Sweetgreen!
Sweetgreen recently launched a new line of organic cold pressed juice called Sweetpress, which is currently available at their Logan Circle Sweetgreen location (with plans to roll the juice out to the other locations soon).
My friend Gena actually helped to develop the juice recipes for Sweetpress; she wrote a great blog post about the months of thought and testing that went into creating this new line — check it out!
The juices are all cold pressed (a process that preserves more vitamins, minerals, and enzymes than other methods) and the fruits/veggies are organic, too. Each 12oz juice is $6, but given how much nutrition you are getting from them, I think it’s worth it for an on the go healthy snack. I would definitely buy these in the future — I’m hoping they carry them in the stores closer to me soon!
Given that this juice was the brain child of my favorite healthy salad and frozen yogurt spot in the city AND one of my good blogger buddies, I was pumped to try it. Here are the flavors available:
Purify: Apple, kale, spinach, cucumber, lemon, ginger
Satisfy: Carrot, beet, apple, cucumber, lemon, parsley
Detox: Pineapple, apple, ginger, mint
Energize: Carrot, orange, grapefruit, ginger, cayenne
Hydrate: Cucumber, pineapple, coconut water, pear, lime
Seasonal: Watermelon, coconut water, lime, mint
Matt and I immediately busted into the “purify” when the package arrived. The verdict? Delicious! Salad in a bottle, as Gena called it.
We’ve been enjoying the other flavors throughout the weekend and they are all delicious as well. I loved the “satisfy” purely due to my obsession with beets (and while parsley and the other ingredients might sound weird, it really does taste great together).
On Sunday morning, following a 4 mile run, I hit up the “seasonal” flavor — LOVED this combination. Very refreshing, especially with the touch of mint! Perfect for summer. Matt was a big fan of this one, too.
Thank you to Sweetgreen for sending me the samples — we loved them all!
Time to get this Monday started — last week I finished up my 2 week rotation in the ICU at my hospital dietetic internship, and this week begins my 2 week rotation with nutrition support/TPN, aka calculating all the complicated IV feeding formulas for patients that are so sick they can’t eat themselves or receive tube feeding. I am armed with a large calculator. Wish me luck!