Could it be nicer outside? It is currently a sunny 74 degrees and I am on top of the world! I was able to go for my favorite river-side run (~4 miles) a few hours after my pancake digested (so filling but delicious!). I went a bit slower today just so I could soak up all of the beauty that surrounded me. After my run I happily skipped to our campus Starbucks and picked up a post run recovery drink: Odwalla Superfood blended with protein. This was a monster drink in a Venti sized cup that took me a while to finish. It was delicious, cool and refreshing; exactly what I needed after my run. I’m really sad that my blender exploded, because this weather has me craving smoothies galore :(.
The nice weather also has me craving fresh produce for lunch so off to the dining hall I went for a big ‘ole salad and an apple. This was fresh and delicious, but I thought I needed some form of carbohydrates and peanut butter so I ran to the campus store to purchase a Nature Valley Peanut Butter Granola Bar.I haven’t had one of the these in a while, and usually prefer other types of fruit/nut bars for snacks, but the crunch and flavor really hit the spot.
I have a bunch of school work to do this afternoon but hopefully the nice weather will be motivation to complete it so I can get outside! Tonight my room mate and I are going to a Japanese Kimono exhibit at a local museum and sushi for dinner. I can not wait, I love when culture meets food!
What are your favorite “nice weather” meals? Do you change your dining to outside venues and enjoy grilling when the weather calls for it?