My bags are packed!
Don’t let Sadie fool you. She was much more of a hindrance to my packing than a help. She can always seem to tell when I’m packing up to leave because she gets extra needy, and that’s saying a lot for the world’s neediest dog.
Even with her constant wiggling under my arms, I managed to pack up my suitcase without much trouble.
Carry on bag, baby. No bag check fees for this girl!
Once I was all packed up, I wanted to get on the road. I had a two-hour drive ahead of me because my flight leaves out of Tampa and didn’t want to take any chances with traffic or potential accidents along the way.
I made myself lunch on the go in the form of a smoothie.
Since I’m sure my eating will be all over the place this weekend, I wanted to sneak in some extra nutrition in the form of spinach into my smoothie. Unfortunately I was out of fresh spinach, but I had a pack of frozen spinach on hand and figured I would give it a try.
I wasn’t sure how the frozen spinach would do in the smoothie, but I got some reassurance via Twitter about using frozen spinach in smoothies earlier in the week, so I figured it was worth a go.
I used half the pack of frozen spinach and couldn’t taste it one bit. Success!
Into the blender went:
- 1 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 pack frozen spinach
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
I slurped it down in the car.
After a two-hour drive, I arrived at my parents’ house in St. Pete. (My car will be staying with them this weekend to save on airport parking fees.)
Naturally I dug into their food within minutes.
A few spoonfuls of almond butter….
And some trail mix. I usually pick around the raisins and just eat the nuts, but today I was an equal opportunity eater. Raisins are making a comeback for me!
Time to make myself a sandwich and grab some snacks for an airport dinner.
See ya from New York City!