Hey guys! I have another amazing guest post for you today, this time from Sarah who blogs the yummiest looking vegetarian food at Making Thyme for Health! She also just had the most amazing looking wedding in all of the land and went above and beyond to share all of her gorgeous pictures with her readers. In addition to ooing and ahhing over the pictures of her big day, I’ve also been eyeing her Eggplant Rollatini’s, Summer Veggie Lasagna, and Silk Chocolate Pie in particular. This girl definitely knows how to make healthy look indulgent! Before we get to the recipe she’s sharing with us, let’s take a look at your daily installment of “Where are Marc and Taylor Today?”
We are on Day 4 of our John Muir Trail adventure and according to itinerary, we’re not quite sure where we’ll end up. Maybe 10 miles? Maybe 16? After a 15.8 mile day yesterday, we’ll see how today goes. We’ll be starting at Lyell Forks where we ended yesterday with a pleasant (i.e. FLAT) hike and will start a pretty good climb quickly as we hike our way out of Lyell Canyon and into Donahue Pass. This pass marks the boundary between Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Wilderness. We will also be getting a geology lesson as we notice the color of the granite getting darker, due to the boundary between granite and metamorphosed volcanic rocks. Neat, eh? It is at this point we will either call it at a day at Garnet Lake junction or power on and hike another 5 miles to Rosalie Lake. Only time (and the number of blisters on our feet) will tell!
Howdy Greens n’ Chocolate readers! I’m Sarah from Making Thyme for Health and I’m honored to be taking over for Taylor today while she’s out hiking John Muir trail. I have to admit I may be just a tad jealous, but I’m also excited to read about her adventures when she returns.
So, if it’s one thing I know about Taylor, other than the fact that she cooks up some crazy good food around here, it’s that she’s an accomplished marathon runner(!). The thought of running one marathon scares the crap out of me so I find it highly impressive that she has had multiple successful races.
My longest distance to date is a 10k and that was a pretty big challenge for me. You see, I tend to have a love/hate relationship with running; the first 2-3 miles are pure bliss and then after that, the hate kicks in.
But I usually manage to push through by doing what any normal foodie would do: envision the post-run smoothie…
I like to dream of different flavors on my run and that’s when this childhood classic came to mind. The combination of frozen berries and banana with almond milk and a heaping scoop of peanut butter transports you right back to the days of Jiffy and Wonderbread.
To keep those muscles happy, I also added a dose of protein-packed hemp seeds. Have you ever tried them? If not, you should because hemp is totally the new chia. Remember that you heard that from me, k?
Hopefully you get a chance to try this delicious creamy smoothie! It will make all those extra miles worth it, I promise.