My new Brooks Adrenaline’s definitely added some spring to me’ step during my ~7 miler yesterday morning.
So nice and white – the bridle path will soon fix that…
I really pushed the pace during the second half of the run, and played my new favorite game of picking people running ahead of me and speeding up until I pass them.
For those that don’t really enjoy speedwork so much (ok really, who actually enjoys it?), this makes it a bit more bearable. Especially when passing someone of the opposite sex who gets offended that a girl passed him, tries to pass said girl and fails (yes, I’m competitive and slightly smug when this happens).
This morning was a slower 7.5 miler, and it too felt great. 🙂
In other news, on one of my multiple weekly trips to the brand-spanking new Chelsea TJ’s , I spent some extra time in the bread section. ‘Cause you know, I’m weird cool like that.
The sprouted multi-grain bread really intrigued me – I had never tried sprouted bread before, but it looked good and the price was right.
Nutrition is similar to that of a slice of whole wheat bread:
- Calories – 90
- Fat – 0.5 g
- Sat fat – 0 g
- Sodium – 170 mg
- Cholesterol – 0 mg
- Carbohydrates – 15 g ( 2g sugar, 2g fiber)
- Protein – 5 g
After doing some basic research, I learned that grains and seeds in sprouted grain bread are sprouted before baking (duh!). This produces a more nutrient-rich bread that is even a bit easier to digest because of the enzymatic activity that goes on during the sprouting process.
But how does it taste?
Delicious! Light, grainy, a bit nutty and still filling. It’s really good, actually! Especially with some natural peanut butter (crunchy).
Another random grocery find that excites me (and maybe only me?) is that Whole Foods just came out with their own 365 Brand Organic Almond Milk.
Rejoice! Not only is this stuff about 40 cents cheaper than Almond Breeze, but it’s organic. This means little to no pesticide use and even more importantly, no genetically modified (GMO) almonds are used.
I could do a whole series of posts on GMO foods (another time, fo sho), but my overall opinion on them is that the naturally grown/produced stuff is way better for you. According to the Almond Breeze website, the company doesn’t use GMO almonds. But you can never be too sure…
I like my almond milk with cereal in the a.m. – Kashi Go Lean, TJ’s Twigs, Flakes and Clusters and organic raspberries.
I will never tire of this combo.
But enough from me – Happy Hump Day!
Question: Have you tried sprouted grain bread? Thoughts?