Friday Favorites 07/19

by Khushboo on July 19, 2013

Top of the morning guys..or PM depending on your current time zone :)!  Here are some of my faves from the week:

  • I’ve eaten the same lunch 3 times this week because it’s that good: a piece of wheat, rye & sunflower bloomer toast topped with cream cheese, basil, tomato and chicken breast and a spinach salad with, cucumber, carrots, grilled zucchini & blueberries…all topped with balsamic vinegar & hummus.  Each bite is like summer in my mouth.

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  • Even though I wasn’t a sporty kid in the slightest, tennis was an exception….probably because it feels more like fun than exercise ;).  I started taking lessons when I was about 8 and even played for my high school’s Varsity team.  Although I hadn’t lifted a racquet since junior year, watching the Wimbledon final this year spurred an itch to get back on the courts.  I’ve played a couple of times in the past week and am definitely going to look into classes when I’m back in Mumbai.

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  • Even though I never got cravings for diet soft drinks after giving them completely last year, I’ve recently been occasionally craving sweet drinks.  As luck would have it, sweet drinks are either loaded with empty calories or aspartame.  Fruit juice spritzers (fruit juice mixed with sparkling water) tend to do the trick as do SoBe V Water.  It’s free from artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors and supercharged with vitamins.  Instead of sugar or aspartame, SoBe V Water is sweetened with Steviol and comes in a variety of refreshing flavors like:
    • Forti-Fight Goji Berry & Blackcurrant
    • Kick Ginger & Mango
    • Glow Pomegranate & Blueberry

They are a bit on the sweet side but perfect after diluting it with some extra water. (Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this description, nor am I given any freebies…I just really like the product :))

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  • Between Wedding Crashers and The Internship, Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson might be my favorite on-screen duo.  I saw the latter last night and loved it.  Along with being hilarious & inspiring, it also left me with a hint of jealousy towards Google’s employees- free food (Starbucks included), a slide to get you down to the lobby, AND sleep pods? Sign me up 🙂

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  • And speaking of inspiration, I couldn’t not share this image:

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What’s your favorite summertime drink?

What’s the last movie you saw?

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Nikhita July 19, 2013 at 3:17 pm

That lunch looks divine..!! I love having smoked salmon and spinach salad topped with hummus, but that chicken looks great! Never tried blueberries in my salad but I do a ton of oranges, peaches and grapefruit in mine 🙂
Also love your successful people bit – it’s so true! Attitude makes a huge difference.
Last movie I saw was Despicable Me 2 and at home Ides of March – Ryan Gosling is to die for! And favorite summertime drink is always an iced latte – caffeine, indulgent and so refreshing!

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Khushboo July 19, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Love the sound of your lunch too..need to buy smoked salmon!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig July 19, 2013 at 5:44 pm

So glad you enjoyed the movie! One of my friends works at Google and it sounds super cool – he has a mini golf course in his office!

That water sounds right up my alley! I gave up Diet Coke last year but I just replaced one addiction with another, and now drink waaay too much coconut water. It hurts my wallet!

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Khushboo July 19, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Haha now’s the perfect time to try out this water – they’re up for offer at 2 500-ml bottles for £1.50 at Tescos 😉

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Parita July 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I still need to watch The Internship. I love the Owen and Vince duo as well. Wedding Crashers is one of my favorite movies!!

Have an awesome weekend, K!

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Khushboo July 19, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I think you will love the film- very light-hearted humor! 🙂

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm

So your lunch looks delicious! I’d be eating that a few days a week too 😉 And do you have Zevia over there? I find that they’re a good choice when I want something sweet and fizzy but don’t want diet Coke (which I’m trying to keep at one every week or two). Not sure how you feel about stevia, but I always thought that it was at least a step up from aspartame.

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Khushboo July 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Ah I haven’t seen Zevia around but I’m going to look into it- sounds ideal 🙂

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Alex@Veggin' Out July 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm

That lunch sounds incredible! Especially that toast. I’m going to have to give it a try minus the chicken 🙂 Maybe I could use tempeh bacon instead!
I love SoBe life waters, but haven’t come across the V version. The flavors sound amazing though! I’ll be on the lookout!

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Khushboo July 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Tempeh bacon in place of chicken would work fabulously 🙂

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P July 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I think coconut water is a refreshing summer drink, but I haven’t had sodas for literally years! I’m not a fan of Gatorade or sugar free drinks either.

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Khushboo July 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Love Coconut water too – I miss the fresh kind from India 🙂

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Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com July 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Your lunch DOES look and sound great!
My fav summer drink is almond milk and Trader Joe’s chocolate moo syrup mixed together – ooh so good!

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Khushboo July 19, 2013 at 8:37 pm

This chocolate milk sounds divine- yum!

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dixya| food, pleasure, and health July 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm

currently I m drinking a lot of lemonade. chicken and spinach salad with strawberries is one of my fav combo.

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Khushboo July 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Lemonade is the ultimate summer drink 🙂

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Lisa July 19, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Funny you mention eating the same Lunch three days in a row because I’ve been eating the same Lunch this whole week too! I can’t get enough. I tend to get in little obsessions like that.
Oh now I want to see that movie! It looks good, I can’t even remember the last movie I’ve been too. It’s been far too long.

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Khushboo July 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Ooh I’m curious about the lunch you’ve been repeating this week 🙂

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl July 19, 2013 at 9:07 pm

I played tennis in high school but really have not played much since then. I imagine that I would be a bit rusty if I hit up the tennis court again…especially my backhand!! 😉

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Khushboo July 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

My backhand definitely needs some work too!

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Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness July 19, 2013 at 9:58 pm

I love this post! that lunch looks delicious and the chart on the bottom of successful vs unsuccessful people is soo true! and im going to have to try that sobe water. i gave up diet soda last year and i was doing great until it got really hot this summer, and i started drinking diet coke again. so i’m trying to switch to flavored seltzer water, which is ok but not quite cutting it. this may be the answer! have a great weekend!

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Khushboo July 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Hope you’re able to get your hands on SoBe water- it’s definitely a nice alternative to Diet Coke 🙂

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Katy July 20, 2013 at 4:08 am

Love that infographic about successful and unsuccessful people. It is SO true.

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Khushboo July 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Sure is!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld July 20, 2013 at 6:08 am

Great job kicking the diet soft drink habit! I find that to be one of my vices, especially when I’m out and want something fizzy, although once I have one, its as if the cravings start!

Its been ages since I’ve seen a movie in the cinema (no thanks to the price increases- $17.50 for a movie ticket NOT on a friday night/saturday night) but I’m keen on seeing the Internship- I agree the two of them together are a humorously lethal combination! Hope your enjoying the weekend!

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Khushboo July 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm

The prices of movie tickets have gone crazy- definitely makes you think twice about visiting the cinema!

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Jess July 20, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Oh I like that inspiration picture, it makes me think of two very distinct friends. And I am so bad at tennis! It was the only sport I hated! 🙂

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Khushboo July 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I can guess which friend is closer to you 😉

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Brittany July 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I’m a boring water girl year round hahaha. Although I have been drinking a lot of unsweetened iced teas since working at Starbucks!! Hey, it’s free!!

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Khushboo July 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm

I’ve been meaning to try them at Starbucks but am slightly weary about how they live up- will definitely give them a shot now!

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Lucie@FitSwissChick July 21, 2013 at 12:00 am

Your lunch sounds soooo good!! I am totally craving hummus now.
I drink water with fresh lemon juice all day right now. So refreshing, I love it. To make it sweeter or tastier, I add cucumber or strawberries to it.

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Khushboo July 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Yum! Adding mint leaves is another way to add zing to lemon water 🙂

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Meghan@Clean Eat Fast Feets July 21, 2013 at 7:16 am

Great graphic; I really enjoyed it. My summer drink of choice is water flavored with citrus (lemons, limes), herbs (mint), or cucumbers. Refreshing.

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Khushboo July 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Yum- I love making naturally flavored waters when I have guests coming over…especially for those who don’t drink alcohol 🙂

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