Today was a good day. I exercised, not as much as I wanted at first, but it’s better something than nothing. Right?
Mmm.. bananas. Greatest food ever. Keeps me satisfied trough the whole day.
And breakfast. My favorite meal time of the day. I eat these great low fat whole grain cereals with black chocolate, so I don’t crave for the sweets at night ‘cause than I’m rewarded with this amazing breakfast.
I ate a little bit too much of chestnuts. But, I kinda don’t feel that guilty as if I would be if I ate the same amount of sweets/bread, cause, first - chestnuts are part of the good food, and we’ve got them only in fall/winter, and that was, probably, my first and the last time eating them this year. My nails hurt from roasting them (I am serious).
Calories counting in a banana
The calories in a banana varies with the banana size. Most of the calories in a banana come from carbohydrates, both naturally forming simple sugars and starch forms its carbohydrate content. The calories in a raw banana according to the banana’s size are roughly as follows:
- About 72 calories in an extra small size banana (<= 80g). It contains ~0.27g fat, ~18.5g carbohydrate.
- About 90 calories in a small size banana (<= 100g). It contains ~0.33g fat, ~23.1g carbohydrate.
- About 100 calories in a medium size banana (<= 115g). It contains ~0.39g fat, ~27g carbohydrate.
- About 120 calories in a large size banana (<= 136g). It contains ~0.45g fat, ~31.1g carbohydrate.
- About 135 calories in a extra large size banana (<= 150g). It contains ~0.5g fat, ~34.7g carbohydrate.
source: healthcare online
Raw Zucchini Sushi Rolls
From For the Love of Food
1/2 cup cashews, soaked overnight
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
3 - 4 zucchini (each yields 6 - 8 slices)
2 carrots, sliced into matchsticks
1 cucumber, seeds removed and sliced into matchsticks
4 medium radishes, sliced
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
1 small bunch cilantro
Drain cashews and put into food processor with rice vinegar. (Depending on how long cashews were soaked you might need to add a tablespoon of water to get the right consistency.) Process, scraping sides with spatula if necessary, until cashews are a soft paste but still have some texture.
Chop the ends off of your zucchini and use a vegetable peeler to peel your zucchini into long thin strips. Lay zucchini strip flat and add a small spoonful of cashew mixture onto one of the ends of zucchini. Add a few matchsticks of veggies, avocado, and a couple of pieces of cilantro. Roll up and enjoy!