I think I’ve spent nearly four to five hours on my problem set for my Business & Government economics class. It’s all making sense now, but between my lackluster graph-drawing skills (seriously, you would laugh out loud) and my need to make sure I’m writing enough and proofreading everything – the time adds up! Plus, we have a midterm this Thursday, so I’m making double the effort to memorize the material.
I did make sure to have plenty of fuel while studying. Particularly in the form of Whole Foods sesame tofu. I can never get enough of this tofu – it’s perfect!
Bender’s Blenders: Mango Does the Tango
This smoothie was straight out of the tropics! I’ve never made a mango smoothie before and wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it didn’t disappoint. Combined with the vanilla protein powder – this brand has absolutely no chalky aftertaste! – it made for a thick and creamy evening treat.
Ingredients (serves 1):
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 packet (30g) Jay Robb vanilla whey protein powder
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 2 ice cubes
- Optional: shredded coconut topping
Combine the first four ingredients and blend until smooth. If desired, top with shredded coconut to give it an added taste of the tropics. This smoothie honestly tasted like a dessert – and it’s nutritional profile is outstanding!! I think I need to buy this protein powder in bulk because it’s the best I’ve ever tasted. It seems as though anyone who tries it loves it just as much as I do – am I right?
I loved the yellow color – it made a day of studying brighter 😉 Mm Mm Mm!
Nutrition Information (does not include coconut):
- 175 calories
- 2g fat
- 14g carbohydrates
- 2g fiber
- 26g protein
I’ve been lax about photographing interesting meals lately because honestly, other than the great restaurant meals I had with my family this past weekend, I haven’t sat down to a full “meal” in quite a few days! I’ve more or less been snacking on various foods when they’re available all day long because I’ve been so busy. But the problem is, I’m much more of a three-meals-a-day girl, so this latest trend hasn’t been working for me. As a result, I’m challenging myself to make more of an effort this week and create meals for your viewing and my tummy pleasure.
I do have midterms to think about, so I’m not exactly sure how this will all play out – but I’ll take it day by day and you will be the first to “see” how this challenge turns out! At the very least, I’ve got some fun breakfasts planned – because that’s my favorite meal of the day!
I’ll end this post with a question that I could use some advice on because, as my roommate put it today, “I put the pro in procrastination.” What do you do when you know you have to get something done but are tempted to put it off?
Have a Monday