1. I am consulting. I like it. Keeps the brain moving. I go to meetings, tell people what to do, then leave. Glory!
2. We are moving. This weekend! Across the river. Skeery.
3. I am officially wedding planning. And enjoying it. Who would have thought it?
4. I am renting my condo. Also known as the most stressful thing ever invented.
5. Lots of other stuff. Believe me.
Anywho. Today, I'd like to discuss with you...coconuts. Specifically, two products thereof. As you people (person?) know, I am not one to tout processed foods. I shun them, in fact. However, this past Sunday I had a jonesing for something sweet (ice cream ice cream ice cream ice cream) and simply could not stop thinking about fulfilling said jonesing. When I get this sort of feeling, I go to Max's Best ice cream (quite literally, the best), get some form of cinnamon ice cream, and deal with the repercussions post hoc. Unfortunately for me, this past Sunday, they were already closed. DISASTER. Brian, luckily, is a solutions-man, and we headed to the Whole Foods freezer section instead. While he opted for some sort of pistachio thing (protein?), I went for this:
1. Purely Decadent Coconut Milk Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert (quite a mouthful!)
It tasted delicious. I will say, I won't partake in this again most likely, as it did do it's job to destroy my stomach. Most likely the soy ingredients. But I signed up for it. Here are the ingredients:
|Servings Size 1/2 Cup (85g)|
Servings Per Container 4
|Amount Per Servings|
|Calories 210 Calories from Fat 120|
|INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC COCONUT MILK, ORGANIC AGAVE SYRUP, PEANUT BUTTER (ROASTED PEANUTS, SOYBEAN OIL, SUGAR, SALT), CHOCOLATE FLAKE (BEET SUGAR, COCONUT OIL, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, CHOCOLATE LIQUOR, SOYA LECITHIN, VANILLA), CHICORY ROOT EXTRACT, COCOA (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), CAROB BEAN GUM, GUAR GUM, NATURAL FLAVOR..|
The second coconut product I'd like to discuss is Vita-Coco. I am obsessed with it.
I imagine it's a bit of an acquired taste, and I like to mix mine with 1/2 water to tone it down a bit. But absolutely loving it in my water bottles on longer rides. Loads of electrolytes (naturally) and a high mineral content. For folks who sweat a lot (and lose lots of salt), might not be the best fit - it's primarily potassium, not sodium:
Time to pack.