WEEKEND RECAP: Liquid Diet + A New Favorite In The House

The first half of Saturday was spent on the liquid diet…

Post-workout shake that I made with 3/4 cup frozen berries, 8oz of almond milk, 1 small banana, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of flax meal, handful of ice cubes, and a tiny drizzle of maple syrup.

Berry banana flax shake

Time for a smoothie

Berry banana flax shake

Berry banana flax shake

Yes, I recycled my Jamba Juice up from the night before. I was craving a smoothie and ordered the Protein Berry Workout shake at Jamba Juice…disgusting. Someone put way too much whey in there and it ended up chalky with a bitter aftertaste. Yuck! So I threw it out and saved the cup. Ha!

Part 2 of the Saturday liquid diet included my monster margaritas 🙂 I fill up a glass with ice cubes, pour in tequila so that it’s about 2/3 of the glass (yeah, I’m dangerous like that), squeeze in three halves of lime, and drizzle in a little bit of agave syrup. Stir, sip (or chug), and get the party started.

Margarita time!

Check out the crazy tequila Chris' neighbor gave him

Saturday evening was spent on a brand new recipe, which is now the house favorite. I posted a video on Claire Robinson from Food Network’s 5 Ingredient Fix (my new favorite cooking show because she makes cooking so easy and her on-screen personality is likable) and her Grilled Shrimp with Caper Tzatziki dish. We decided to make it and it was SOOOO FREAKIN GOOD. No joke. I could eat that dish all day everyday. We bought a pound of fresh wild caught jumbo shrimp from Bristol Farms and grilled it for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. To accompany the shrimp and tzatziki, I made a three-bean salad with northern white beans, black beans, garbanzo beans, artichoke hearts, avocado, and greek salad dressing. Chris made rice for his dish, and I had mine without. Below is the recipe for the tzatziki:

1/4 cup of capers, chopped up

1/2 cup of plain non-fat Greek yogurt (FAGE brand is the best)

1 small shallot clove, minced

*Mix it all together and season with salt and pepper to your liking. Dip the shrimp in it and enjoy!

Wild caught jumbo fresh shrimp

Wild caught jumbo fresh shrimp chillin' on the grill

The three bean salad

The three bean salad

Caper tzatziki

The super easy and super tasty caper tzatziki

Grilled shrimp with caper tzatziki and three bean salad

Grilled shrimp with caper tzatziki and three bean salad

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