I just have to say that you really don’t realize how truly wonderful the taste of food is until you can only taste it with one side of your mouth! I went to the dentist this morning for a filling. Yes, technically I had a cavity (gasp!), but the dentist assured me that it did NOT have anything to do with my hygiene (which is absolutely stellar, in case you were wondering) – it’s just a matter of uncontrollable factors that he tried to explain but I didn’t really understand because apparently dentists speak an entirely different language. Something about how the sealants that were put on to protect my teeth when I was little were starting to wear away and inviting all sorts of foodie goodies in – ugh!
So right now half of my mouth is numb. It’s a lovely feeling, not being able to feel half of my face 😉 But eventually the numbness will go away and give way to pain, so I’m going to stick with the numbness for right now.
On my way home from the dentist, I stopped at Whole Foods because frankly, I deserved it after that!
I picked up a new flavor of Bear Naked granola after hearing about it over at The Broccoli Hut. I also got some whipped cottage cheese, carrots (to try with PB a la Miss Gliding Calm), green and purple grapes, cubed tofu, three new flavors of LARABAR, Silk soy creamer, and soy pudding (for some baking I will be doing this weekend!)
When I came home, I knew I needed to make something creamy for breakfast in order to avoid biting my tongue or chewing the wrong way. So I made something I haven’t featured on the blog for WAY too long: stove-top oatmeal!!
Wow. I have really missed my oatmeal! I forgot how creamy and voluminous stove-top oats are – I need to start making them more often again! Today’s combination:
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 sliced banana
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 1 tbsp. ground flax
- 1 tbsp. Maranatha creamy PB to my spoon
It was my first time adding whey protein powder to my oatmeal. Unfortunately, eating with only half of my mouth made it so I couldn’t really taste it and tell you what it was like But from what I COULD taste, it seemed pretty good! I really like how it’s an easy way to get in extra protein and create a more balanced meal, since oatmeal tends to be very carb-heavy. I expect this oatmeal to keep me fueled through my workout this afternoon!
Side note: It was absolutely HILARIOUS eating this oatmeal! I felt my chin after about three bites and there was oatmeal dribbling down everywhere! I felt like I was feeding a baby! Eventually, I got up and looked in the mirror while I was eating because it was too much of a mess
After finishing the oatmeal – which took an extra long time because of my inability to eat without spilling – I tried another challenge: drinking Coffee Cocoa!
I actually was able to drink it without spilling! Aren’t you proud? 😉 And of course I had to feature my lovely Caribou Coffee mug because of it features my favorite slogan!
Now I’m watching some women’s volleyball. I love watching these ladies because not only are they AMAZING athletes…they are also RIPPED! They are giving me the motivation I need for a hard workout!
It’s the weekend! I’m loving it! Time is such a beautiful thing