I thank Loves to Bike and Knit for the idea of posting bike stats to keep me motivated. One hour of biking equals about two hours of guilt-free knitting in my mind - not that I'm not going to knit more than that, just that I won't feel guilty for sitting on my butt so long. It's been ranging 100-102 degrees lately, but today it's forecasted to only 98. This means I set my alarm for 4:30 on a nonwork day so that I could be out by 5:30 on my bike to beat the heat. I could easily have talked myself out of riding today had I not posted a stats area. If you see it removed...
This was the best investment I ever made.
My favorite breakfast, especially in the summer, but I've been known to go on year-long binges of having this, is a berry smoothie. In the blender put about 3/4 cup or orange juice, 2 tablespoons of ground flax meal, 1 heaping scoop of protein powder, 1 small banana, and a bunch of mixed frozen berries.
The reason I love it so much is a, it's really cold; b, has fiber; c, is full of vitamins/antioxidants; d, is fast; and e, it tastes GREAT!