Happy Thursday friends!
Even though this has been a super busy…no…CRAZY busy week, and I’m typing this at 11:30pm, for some reason I’m feeling super energized. Maybe it’s because I taught Zumba tonight? Maybe it’s because I feel that change is in the air and that many good things are to follow? I don’t know, but I’ll take it!
Guess what I tried out today? I’ll tell you in a minute.
Look what hubby dug out of the mug collection. This is my Universal Studios mug that I got when I used to live in Orlando back in the day. Many of you may remember I consider myself a “theme park baby.” I grew up for most of my childhood in Orlando and spent many-a-trip to the local theme parks. It’s like I grew up visiting them.
From spending school field trips at Sea World to having dinner at Epcot (yes, my family once in awhile drove to Epcot…just for dinner. We were season pass holders.), I spent a lot of QT and many fond memories of theme parks.
Hubby whipped up a fried cage-free egg and one of those delish rye bagels for breakfast.
And did you figure out what was in that first photo?
It’s a matcha green tea latte! I’ve been cooking with my matcha so much, I almost forgot that I was really supposed to DRINK it!
I whipped this up (literally) using hot water and some of the matcha powder. I added a wee bit of agave for sweetness and some milk for creaminess. It was dee-lish!!
Our squirrel neighbors have been out and about. I think they sense spring is right around the corner.
Lunch was quick and easy – a turkey melt over Great Harvest honey whole wheat with Basil turkey from Earthfare and spicy Monterey Jack cheese. I also had some kale chips using fresh kale from my garden (I think that makes it organic since I didn’t use pesticides) and an organic gala apple. Yummers!
Post work, I taught an amazing Zumba class. There was so much energy in the air and I’m starting to see some people who used to be new becoming regulars. LOVE!
My favorite songs tonight were:
- Chillin (part of my pre-emptive strike on bikini season)
- Give It to You
- Maria (my first time leading this one…woohoo!)
Things stayed busy after class. I hit up the mall with my friend Sarah to get some makeup from Sephora for the weekend. My Friday is already completely booked, as is my Saturday morning. Tonight was my last chance! We hit up a Mexican restaurant for dinner and then practiced some songs outside. A hip hop instructor was passing us dancing and offered to teach us some lessons. So random, but I love how dance unites people. It’s such a universal language.
Anywho, I finally got home around 11pm tonight, but yes…I’m still feeling fabulous and energized. And I’m already looking forward to the weekend. It’s going to be a good one!
Time to spend 5 minutes of “Me Time” maybe reading or something. Tea sipping is definitely up next…right before bed.
What are you up to this weekend?
10 thoughts on “A Latte Matcha”
Mmm that green tea looks delicious! If I can get a hold of some matcha, I’m going to try that soon.
I have been wanting to try matcha forever! Your tea latte looks so yummy 🙂
HI! Have you ever had the Green Tea Frapp at Starbucks? I tried it once, but a grande with whipped cream has almost 500 calories. Now that you are so into matcha, you should try to make one! Hungry Girl has a recipe that you could probably switch up a little to make it with more natural ingredients: http://www.hungry-girl.com/newsletters/raw/1030 Just a thought 🙂
I think ME time is important and sometimes it doesn’t include blogging 😉 also, I LOVE this post I need to try some matcha recipes
Those bagels look dee-lish! I wish I could go to your Zumba class, I’m not a fan of the one at my gym…
this weekend i’m running 18 miles as part of marathon training! but i’m starting from my house and looping around town to end at a local restuarant, where my husband will meet me for breakfast… so i’ll have something to look forward to all run long.
I just found out I have a big weekend NEXT weekened with lots of Mardi Gras visitors, so now I have a 19 mile run this weekend! And babysitting!
I’ve tried Zumba a few times and, while I’m liking it more than I used to, I just don’t feel like it’s MY workout, ya know? I sometimes wish I could be as into it as everyone else seems to be lately, though, hehe.
This weekend = cancelled plans (I even turned down a ticket to Elton John!!! ::gasp::) so that I can catch up on life and reconnect with myself. I think that might look like a long walk and some cooking =).
I am so in love with the fabulous green color of that matcha!
I agree–love the color but am not sure I could stomach it!