I noticed an interesting thing when I was on my 2nd serving this morning of VPPP...I think that the agave did, in fact, mess with my glycemic index. My portions of agave are usually just enough to sweeten my coffee but today I used it like syrup on my pancakes...Since I am a sweet-aholic, you can infer than I would drench them. I didn't even put any in the batter with the anticipation of using it as a topping. I switched to agave when I wanted to lower my blood sugar levels and I think it has worked quite well, but today taught me that...well, too much of a good thing... I just noticed that my head felt all sugar buzzy and the base of my neck felt tense (very much like caffeine makes me feel, which is why I drink decaf). These are my personal signs that I have too much sugar in my system.
My refrigerator is pretty bare at the moment so I went ahead and had them for a late lunch too! This time I mixed some agave with Eden applesauce (no added sugar) http://www.edenfoods.com/articles/view.php?articles_id=46, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I think that helped. FYI, I had the applesauce in the fridge from the apple quinoa cereal I made recently http://www.yumuniverse.com/2010/01/30/apple-quinoa-cereal/. Totally delish!
You will notice that I didn't eat a great deal today overall, this wasn't intentional or for lack of options, I just was on the go and didn't have time to make much today other than the pancakes. I regret that I didn't get many veggies in, I try to do better than that! I did nibble on my sweet and salty kale chips that I made last night though.....Well, now look at that, I fit some green leafy veggies in today without even giving it a second thought!
Okay, here's the break down:
Vegan pumpkin protein pancakes http://www.yumuniverse.com/2010/02/06/vegan-pumpkin-protein-pancakes/
Sweet and salty Kale chips http://www.yumuniverse.com/2010/03/05/raw-salty-sweet-kale-chips/
(my chips aren't raw, baking them at 250 for 1 hr will do the trick)
Popped amaranth crunch http://www.yumuniverse.com/2010/09/28/popped-amaranth-crunch/
1.5 Nalgene of water
I really wanted to make yoga happen today but I just didn't make it...tomorrow is another day...
If you read my first blog for the YU+ME=Clean you saw that I set some goals for myself: