What is it about summer that makes us forget which day is which?
We here at Muscles, Madness, & Martinis not only work hard but PLAY HARD, too.
And since it's summer, we're all playing twice as hard (and thus blowing off our blog posts). Stef is biking around and being a sexy new wife. Melissa is soaking up rays and rocking her hot CrossFit bod at the river. Kat, the beautiful seductress, is escaping the heat by beating her best run times in the morning and cooking delish new recipes. Andrea is coolly enjoying the temps by mermaiding it like a stunning little water nymph in her pool, but still maintaining her regular fitness routine.
If I'm not tearing at the man-candy's clothes (brings new meaning to playing hard, wink wink), I'm outdoors working in new veggies into our new backyard garden and now, the latest enterprise, re-doing our entire deck. It's a 600+ square foot deck in an L-shaped formation on the second story of our house. The wood (after several years of inadequate sealing & snow-shoveling & dogs scratching & thumping along the wall) so we're replacing it almost board-for-board.
What does this have to do with a "Bitchin' Fresh Perfect-for-Summer-Salad Too Delish to Provide a Photo"?
Well, a long day in the sun means I am NOT cooking. Oven/stove will NOT go on. Besides, my body craves water-dense foods. Thus, I present:
The Bitchin' Fresh Perfect-for-Summer-Salad Too Delish to Provide a Photo
1/2 Big Ass Bowl of Cut Romaine Lettuce
1/2 Big Ass Bowl of Baby Spinach
Handful of Blueberries
1/2 Apple, diced
Small Handful of Walnuts, chopped or halved
1/5 Avocado (depending on the amount of walnuts; healthy fats in moderation!)
2 Smatterings (teaspoon or tablespoon depending on the size of your big ass bowl) of Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Smatterings (teaspoon or tablespoon depending on the size of your big ass bowl) of Olive Oil
You can top with cold slices of leftover steak or chunks of chicken--any leftover, really. There is something about the creaminess of avocado with the walnuts and blueberries that sends my tastebuds over the edge.
Note: I ate this too quickly to take a photo (the title of this blog makes sense now, eh?), plus I didn't want to be accused of being a hipster since I Instagrammed my lunch yesterday.
So, this is what my summer tastes like--what about yours?