I finally mixed my own batch of the newly coveted PBU!
I’ve mixed nut butter and almond milk in the past on a small scale just as an oatmeal topping but never would have thought to make it on a larger scale. Pretty genius idea! I made a small container using peanut butter and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It was pretty liquidy at first but a couple hours sitting in the fridge thickened it right up. I can’t wait to experiment more with this! Different nut butters, different add-ins… it’s got quite the versatility. That Emily is wearing one very bright thinking cap.
My lake of peanut buttery bliss.
After some thickening, drizzled over some watermelon, pineapple and banana.
I also had some bliss for breakfast when I made this grand bowl of oatmeal.
Isn’t it inviting?
Rolled oats blended with super ripe banana, flax, agave, water and almond milk, then topped with wheat berries, raspberries and peabutter.
I got a super sweaty treadmill run in during the late morning. I mean sweaty. Like entire shirt soaked. It was pretty cool.
Then I ate a bowl of tempeh with a sprinkling of vegetables. SO much tempeh. I seriously can’t stop eating the stuff once I start. It’s almost as dangerous as squash. I also added some ricotta to the mix there for giggles.
The day was rainy and gloomy and perfect for chilling in and not doing much. I was pretty down with that. I went out for some retro night dancing Sunday night, danced up a storm to the Michael Jackson tribute that played nonstop MJ for the last portion of the night, didn’t get to bed until 4:30am and yet still managed to wake up at 8:30 this morning? Someone explain to me how that works? The relaxed rainy day matched well with my energy levels.
I eventually felt like venturing out though just to break up the monotony so my friend and I went out for some thai food.
I ordered this freaking huge plate of tofu and broccoli and ate the entire thing. I was HUNGRY. A few minutes after finishing this I was quite FULL.
That didn’t stop me from going back to my friend’s place after and helping her make homemade chocolates. Oh yes. Melt it down, set it in pretty molds, harden it up and savour the flavour.
I took a few special pieces home. I ate several bites of said pieces. I may have a smidgen of a stomach ache now. Totally worth it though… as I sit here in slight agony… ugh.
And a quick fly by of yesterday’s eats:
Swamp sludge aka savoury oats blended with spinach, oregano, garlic powder and chili powder, then put back into the pot with salsa and feta cheese stirred in and melted up. I never really do savoury oats as a breakfast meal but I woke up wanting it for some strange reason. And it was delicious.
Salad salad salad with my love tempeh tempeh temeh.
And some yogurt soup – plain yogurt, agave, flax, pecan pieces, dried cranberries.
The highlight of the day was definitely the dinner meal just because it was eaten on my super spiffy new leaf plate. It makes me happy, don’t you agree?
This was chicken cacciatore. I had a bit of pasta, a few small pieces of chicken and a whole lotta saucey goodness loaded up on wilted spinach leaves. I also had several small slices of bread for dunkering but they’re hidden.
We got new placemats too! I’m super excited because I hate the green plastic ones we use all the time. They’re hideous.
I also bought many new clothing items at the same time. Mainly shirts. Sunday was a shopping day. I haven’t done much shopping at all since summer started and I was suddenly craving. I love a good little shopping spree every once in a while. New clothing choices are such a treat!
And what is this scary-looking thing that I ate after my dinner?
A peabutter-topped dried apricot! Mmmm.
Now I’m thinking it’s about time for some sleep catch up. And stomach settling… ugh. Nighty night!