Friday night was a late night of dancing. And Saturday morning was an early morning for work. I managed to do it though without even going for the coffee! At least not until after lunch when I hit a definite midday slump. Plus I was really cold, so I figured a big cup of coffee would kill two birds with one stone – give me an energy boost AND warm me up. It did both. Thanks coffee.
But this would make more sense if I started at the beginning of the day so…
I had the first bowl of oats I’ve had I think all summer! Or at least in a month or two. It was actually oat bran. But regardless. I actually found myself craving a hot bowl for breakfast again, as I haven’t felt for anything like that at all this summer. It was pretty great. I just finished up whatever oat bran was in the bag I had, probably 1/4 cup. I cooked it stove top style with pumpkin, cinnamon and banana, then topped it with a mixture of pumpkin seed butter, vanilla yogurt and SF maple syrup. It was awesome. Now I need some more oat bran.
Later on in the day I began to feel a bit hungry so I had half of a Chocolate Chip Cliff Bar to tide me over. This was my first time trying this flavour and I enjoyed it, but I have to admit I’m not sure I’m quite feeling the enthusiasm that seems to surround this flavour. I wasn’t overly thrilled with it. It was just good to me, but not great I guess.
Dinner was great. I made a grilled sandwich in which I put chicken, a FF cheese slice, tomato, spinach, buffalo sauce and dijon mustard. Mmm. I also had a nice pile of greatly overcooked broccoli, sprayed with balsamic vinaigrette.
Then I went out dancing. Yes, again. Two nights in a row. Tonight will be the third ;) While getting ready I had an iced coffee. It was greatly needed considering the lack of sleep from the night before plus the late night that was in store ahead of me.
Last night I slept over at my friend’s place, but woke up fairly early anyway condsidering I only got to bed around 4:30… yikes. But once the sun is up and shining in my face, I have a damn hard time falling back to sleep. So I woke up and headed home.
I wanted to do a workout as soon as possible, so I had a protein powder smoothie and then did an hour Tae Bo workout. Thanks for the muscle work Billy Blanks. ;)
I failed once again to make my smoothie as good as the first one I had a few days ago. It was good, but just didn’t have that perfect consistency that I got from the first round… oh well I guess. This one just had chocolate protein powder, frozen banana, cherry yogurt, unsweetened almond milk and some crushed ice.
My stomach was satisfied after this but I wanted something to bite into, so I had 1/4 of a Pria Bar.
After a workout, shower, etc etc I decided that I really wanted to make some homemade HUMMUS. I have never done this before, but been meaning to forever. I had my mind set on it. I picked out a good looking recipe and headed to the kitchen for ingredients, only to discover I had no chickpeas. BUMMER. BUT. The recipe I picked was actually for Black Bean Hummus and I was just going to sub chickpeas. Well, I had TWO cans of black beans, so I figured I might as well go along with the original recipe and do that instead. I used this recipe. I turned out wonderfully. I think I might end up consuming the entire thing within the next couple days.
I licked the processor in which it was made clean. And by licked I mean used a piece of rye bread to soak up all the hummusy goodness.
Then I made myself lunch. A big salad plus some chicken on the side with salsa and HUMMUS to dip it in. Yum.
Then dinner. Half a sweet potato topped with…. what else. Black bean hummus. And salsa and FF sour cream. Along with a few noodles and a teeny piece of chicken from my family’s chicken cacciatore dinner. Oh and half of a small piece of garlic bread that I forgot to take a picture of.
After dinner I had a small piece of banana with a hunk of pumpkin seed butter. Soon I will be having an iced coffee. Then I will be heading out for some Phil’s Retro Night. And work at 8 tomorrow morning. Oh boy.