I’m pretty sure I don’t even need an introduction to Wednesday posts anymore. We all know what’s going to happen.
And of course, St. Patty’s Day means it’s going to be a green month! Oddly enough, the only green meal I really got in yesterday was breakfast. But I’ll take it. On with it, shall we?
Apple Cider Vinegar, lemon juice, water, stevia. The usual right when I wake up.
I wanted to play around with my xanthan gum a little more, so I put together a green smoothie for breakfast.
1 frozen banana, a scoop of protein powder, a handful of spinach, about a teaspoon of cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum and enough almond milk to get it all going. It ended up really thick, which I loved, but it had a weird gummy-like taste to it. Maybe I added a little too much xanthan gum? A few drops of stevia seemed to mask it though.
Topped with blueberries and Love Crunch Dark Chocolate and Red Berries granola. Except minus the dark chocolate because of course, that aspect of the mix is long gone
Mid-morning I was off to the gym for leg day – favourite workout of the week, easily.
1 scoop pre-workout, 1 scoop post-workout (which I drank while foam-rolling! Yay goals)!
Followed by lunchtime.
I had made Chelsea’s Adzuki Bean and Butternut Squash Saute the night before over brown rice (which was absolutely delicious, FYI!), except I used black beans. Leftovers were promptly heated up for lunch and devoured.
I had a quick meeting in lieu of my usual Tuesday class, so I was able to eat a snack at home. I heated up an Apple Pie Questbar (look for the review this weekend!) in the microwave briefly and smothered it with some PB.
Looooved this flavour!
After my meeting (which was fantastic – slowly but surely, my thesis proposal is coming together) I spent some time on the couch getting some work done and munching on a few handfuls of unpictured carrot sticks.
Scrambled eggs, bacon, and a piece of buttered toast. So satisfying!
I’ve never particularly enjoyed cooking bacon before – messy, greasy and I would usually get splashed with hot oil. But the last couple of times I’ve cooked it, I’ve baked it in the oven. It’s so much easier!
I line a cookie sheet with tinfoil, add the bacon, and then put it in a cold oven. I set it to 375 degrees, set the timer for 14 minutes, and walk away. It cooks up perfectly, and to clean up, all I have to do is throw the tinfoil in the trash.
So…with this knowledge, I will definitely be eating bacon more often.
Dark chocolate truffle for dessert:
Confession: this is leftover from Christmas. What can I say – my stash was massive going into the holiday season, and then between Christmas and Valentine’s it got even bigger. Don’t worry – I’m slowly making my way through it
So…I’m pretty proud of myself for my snack last night.
In the morning, I opened one of the coconut Oikos, stirred some almonds and chocolate chips in there, and popped it in the freezer. I took it out about 45 minutes before I wanted to eat it last night, and topped it with a bit of a chocolate casein-almond milk mix, shredded coconut, and sprinkles.
That will definitely become a common snack around here. I loved it! Next time I’ll be sure to put plastic wrap or something over the top when I put it in the freezer though – it had a little bit of iciness to it.
Ended the day on a good note, that’s for sure.
Have a good Wednesday!
<— Best thing to have for brinner? I also wouldn’t say no to a pancake or french toast dinner, either.
<— Do you have a favourite ‘Simpsons’ moment? This one was also acceptable, considering the context of the post :-p
<— Bacon: bake it or fry it? I’m never going back to frying, if I can avoid it.