I really look forward to Wednesdays… being a part of WIAW saves me from thinking too much about what to post!
With my coffee in the morning I enjoyed more of my favorite bread (walnut raisin) and new favorite peanut butter. It’s very calorie dense (as are all nut butters), but I find myself satisfied with just a teaspoon or so.
The return of carrot cake oats. So. Darn. Good. I had made them before in the form of the carrot cake breakfast cookie, but the overnight version is equally amazing.
In the bowl: 1/3 cup oats (90% cooked with 1 cup water), 1/2 scoop protein powder, .5 Tbsp almond butter, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1/4 cup shredded carrot, 2 Tbsp raisins, 1 Tbsp dried coconut, 1/2 tsp allspice, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 packet Splenda, 1/4 tsp vanilla – refrigerated overnight. I added a few tablespoons of vanilla soymilk to thin them out in the morning. So delicious!
Approximate nutrition: 260 calories, 9g fat, 29g carbs, 16 protein
Lunch was kind of boring but satisfying: tuna salad with Laughing Cow swiss, light miracle whip, and a tiny bit of relish on lite wheat bread. I wish I had a red pepper on the side but that’s recycled from another post; I had an apple with almond butter instead.
Mid afternoon snack: cookie dough protein ball (a combo of Gina and Averie’s recipes) and a Venti Iced Passion Tea.
Not pictured: greek yogurt with strawberries
It’s been incredibly hot and humid here in Pittsburgh. I debated going to hot yoga after work but decided against it. When I got home, my bedroom (which has skylights and no airconditioning) was about 100 degrees. I rolled out my yoga mat, downloaded an hour long class on iTunes, and did some hot yoga on my own!
My late dinner was a plate of leftovers – my vegetarian enchiladas and a piece of a sweet corn cake. Mexican is always satisfying!
For dessert, I whipped up some strawberry banana soft serve in my magic bullet.
Incredibly simple: 1/2 frozen banana, 5 large strawberries, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein, dash of vanilla, and a tiny bit of the liquid from my Fage container to get it all blended. The cup full of fruit shrunk down to about 1/4 cup when blended, so I added some ice cubes and a pinch of xanthan gum to make it more voluminous.
A perfect light and cool treat for a hot night.
Do you live without airconditioning? Usually it doesn’t bother me, but a few 90+ degree days in a row and I’m pretty miserable!