Last week my mom, my aunt and I flew out to LA to visit my cousin for her 30th birthday. We had a BLAST! But lots and lots and lots of wine, and lots and lots and lots of bad food. Friday we ventured to a horse ranch in Santa Barbara, but the rainy weather put an end to that adventure much earlier than we had hoped, so we went wine tasting in Malibu instead. That was AWESOME! And I can honestly say that California wine is wayyy better than the 10$ box wine that I usually stock up on in my fridge :].We also had a chance to visit Hollywood, which was very...........different. People dressing up as characters from movies and charge money to take picutres with them, hustlers on the street trying to sell cd's, the sidewalk was so dirty and packed full of people that you couldn't even see the celebrity's names on the stars. But on the bright side I dont think I have ever people-watched so much in my entire life. That's one of my favorite things to do. It makes me realize how many different kinds of people there are in the world and everyone is out to find their own happiness. I feel that Living in a world with such diversity, being close-minded is only going make yourself miserable at the end of the day.
Here are some pics from the trip:
My cousin Wendy and I on her birthday, she makes 30 look GOOOOD! :]
My beautiful mom and I at Malibu Winery
Wendy, myself, my mom and my aunt at SIP Winery
Mom and I at Kodak Theater in Hollywood
Now don't get me wrong, I had SO MUCH FUN, but after I got home, I was miserable! I was bloated, fatigued, swollen, grouchy, and all around feeling crappy. I had stuffed myself with so much wine, pizza, more wine, more pizza, and lots more wine. I couldn't wait to get back on my normal diet and eating/workout schedule.
I had heard great things about this recipe so I decided to see for myself. I originally found it on http://www.thefoodieandthefamily.com/2012/01/22/banana-cado-chocolate-pudding/ , but instead of making 12 servings, I switched it up a little to make just 1-2 and it was delicious! I HIGHLY recommend that you try this one, I even let co-workers who tend to poke fun of my healthy eating habits try it and they even agreed that it was delicious and couldn't believe it was made from avocados.
- 1 avocado
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 TBS cocoa powder
- 1 TBS honey or maple syrup
- dash vanilla
- dash cinnamon
Put all of the above in a blender and blend until smooth! Then chill in the refrigerator for atleast 30 minutes. this stuff is THE BOMB DIGGITY!