I've been wanting to try Sprouted Mung Beans because they're supposed to be easy to digest and nutrient-rich. I picked up Wild Rice and Forbidden Rice to add a little grain variety to my pantry. I'm totally quinoa girl, and eat it every day. I'll probably make soup with the Lite Coconut Milk.
Yes, I want to add variety, but I have to have my Quinoa. We've turned into big tea drinkers lately. I drink fancy tea when I start roaming around the kitchen because I'm bored, tired, or don't want to study anymore. I used to go for potato chips, now I have nice tea. The Mate Chai was picked out by Tim, and I picked out the Sencha Green Tea Powder with Acai and the Nighty Ginger Tea with peppermint and camomile. We found the tea at our favorite Asian grocery store. And we have a few more staples: tahini, raw cashews, and flax meal. I had to bring home my favorite cold drink, Kevita, coconut flavor.
Here's the tea aisle that I spend about 20 minutes hanging out in. It's a lot longer than the photo shows. An entire grocery store aisle of tea!
My fruit basket is super full of bananas (some will be frozen for soft serve), little gala apples, sweet potatoes, minneolas, grapefruit, and lemons. I forgot to take pictures of the stuff that was already in my freezer and refrigerator: an assortment of frozen berries, spinach, kale, herb salad mix, eggplant, broccoli, broccolini, green onion, crimini mushrooms, white mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, and almond milk. The guy at the grocery store was impressed with all of my mushrooms. I do use them a lot, especially now that I know about their immune boosting benefits.
As soon as I got home I had to try the Sencha Green Tea Powder with Acai. It's simple to make, just stir 1/2 teaspoon into hot water.
I added a little soy creamer, but thought it was great on it's own. I was going for the green tea latte experience. Sort of.
The flavor was really smooth and slightly sweet from the acai. And the caffeine gave me a little afternoon buzz. I had some homework to do, so I didn't mind. There you go, a fairly typical weekly grocery haul. Mostly fruit, veg, grains, and beans with a few treats. I love seeing what other people are buying, and try to sneak a peak into the other shoppers' grocery baskets. Foodie voyeurism.
My work week starts today, so I'll be in surgery-land for the next few days. Then it's back to student-land at the end of the week. Hope your week is off to a good start. See you Wednesday.