FYI: It looks like pistachios are now being recalled. Will salmonella please stop attacking my favorite nuts?! (That’s what she said.)
I’m a little emotionally drained today 😐 I’ll stick to the food, capeesh?
I woke up early this morning and did 30 minutes on the elliptical at the gym, followed by a P90X Core Synergistics workout. Fabulous.
Breakfast was totally ‘fubulus thanks to Miss Erin. I had a tofu coupon this weekend and I used it to by extra firm and silken tofu. I used the silken in my oats this morning!
The only thing I would change about this bowl is that next time, I’m going to try the blended technique. I need me some creaminess instead of the little ‘fu pieces. Other than that, it tasted awesome. Here’s what went in:
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 sliced banana
- 1/5 package silken tofu (aka 1 serving)
- 1 tbsp. Barney Butter (from my contest winnings!)
I put the tofu in near the end of the cooking process. I wanted a hot bowl, so I figured I would let it cook a little, too. I wasn’t really sure what I was doing, but it turned out good and I will definitely blend it next time to make it even better. Thanks for the idea, sistah! I also had some Coffee Cocoa.
After breakfast, I took a nap (ha, waking up early made me sleepy!) for 30 minutes and then got prepared for my first class. I really like my accounting course. The teacher seems very cool – she spent years working for Quaker and at one point was pretty high up at GHIRARDELLI – and I think the information we learn will be very useful. Once class was over, I came back and was ready for lunch.
And had roughly 3 tbsp. cucumber dill hummus for the other veggies.
This left me so full! It’s amazing what water + fiber can do to the tum (in a good way). I wasn’t hungry for anything else, but I was pretty chilly and somewhat not in a good mood, so I made another mug of Coffee Cocoa to drown my sorrows feel better.
The rest of the afternoon is kind of a blur. I had every intention of being productive, but my mood just wasn’t going to let that happen. I ended up taking another nap for 45 minutes. It was just one of those days. The rain sure didn’t help.
My Tuesday afternoon and evening is full of classes, so I wanted to make sure I was fueled. Before I left, I made myself a protein shake using this packet from YouBar that I received a few months back:
I further customized the YouShake by adding 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk and 5 ice cubes. I blended it all up in the Vita-Mix and came out with this:
It was really tasty. Thanks, YouBar! I’m looking forward to the other mix I still have waiting for me.
To get me through the classes, I also packed a sandwich + string cheese.
I loved my marketing and my photojournalism classes! I am so pumped about this new fancy schmancy camera! First I have to learn how to work it 😉 But then I am going to experiment!
Ok, I gave in after class and had another one.
It was just one of those days…
Hoping for the best,