Good morning! 🙂
How is your day going?
My day started off with this. (A video a friend sent me of a guy nursing a baby hummingbird back to health. I laughed so hard at the part with the camera panning by all the still shots of the bird). 😀
And some of these…
I played around with the truffle recipe last night (aka, ate lots of almond butter and cocoa). It’s getting closer but not quite there yet!
I also made myself a refreshing pineapple smoothie (1 c frozen pineapple, 1 c coconut milk, 1 scoop protein powder, 1/2 tbsp flax), some morrocan mint tea with a spash of lima citron coconut water (yum!) and of course my daily Skinnygirl green lemonade.
I’m off work today and I think I’m going to do a little more packing but mostly just take it easy. I know the next week is going to be hectic (between work, moving and my brother coming into town) so I think I’ll grab a chance to relax while I can. 😉
Lately the breakfast cookie has become one of my favorite post-workout snacks. I actually think about it while I’m on the treadmill and I get so excited making it in anticipation for the next day. Last night I mixed up all the ingredients for the ‘classic’ version:
-1/3 c oats – I used Arrowhead Mills, gluten free but I’m not sure about the texture so when this box runs out I’ll be switching it up.
-1/2 scoop protein powder (Nutribiotic – almost gone!)
-1 Tbsp (+ a little extra) almond butter (I use Trader Joe’s raw crunchy unsalted)
– Almond milk (the recipe calls for 1/8 c but I was trying to do it from memory and I accidentally used 1/4 cc – oops! seems to have turned out okay anyway)
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/2 packet Stevia
– About 1/4 tsp cinnamon ( I don’t really measure this, I just add a few sprinkles until it looks good to me)
– vegan dark chocolate chips 🙂
And here is the finished product:
It needs to sit in the fridge over night (so the oats can soften) so I grabbed some foil and carefully tucked it in…
And that will be awaiting me later this morning. I like to heat it up in the microwave for about 30 seconds and sprinkle a little agave on top. I can hardly wait to eat! 🙂
And on that note, I’m off to the gym…
See you all later!