Although we all know smoothies are grand…
Especially when made with coffee, almond milk, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, sweetener, the gums and plenty of ICE.
Or when made with almond milk, vanilla protein powder and strawberries then topped with little chunks of “fudge”.
Yesterday I broke away slightly from the smoothie mold and finally got around to venturing into frosty territory with Janetha’s highly acclaimed faux protein frosty.
A hardcore Frosty fan way back in the day, I had high hopes for revitalizing my frosty love right in my own kitchen.
Who needs Wendys? Or Smoothies? Or ice cream?
This. is. bliss.
Is it shameful to admit that was probably one of the highlights of my weekend? A better-than-the-original frosty imposter?
Other highlights included a couple nights out dancing and a number of episodes of How I Met Your Mother. I really live it up in the summer… ehem.
Like when I roast buttercup squash in million degree temperatures and then eat it for every meal. Actually yesterday was slightly cooler so this wasn’t completely nuts.
Sometimes I do the more summery thing and eat colder veggies. As long as they’re laced with white beans and a ridiculous amount of feta cheese.
Other weekend food highlights (which probably beat out the non-food non-exciting other “highlights” of my weekend) include:
A throwback to an old favourite breakfast: Raisin Bran and puffed rice cereal with plain and vanilla yogurt, frozen banana chunks, cinnamon and almond milk.
I used to eat this alllllll the time a few years back. Suddenly Raisin Bran has reappeared in my cupboard and it’s making a comeback. I have to admit though, the box’s raisin count is decreasing much faster than the bran flake count.
With a side of some local eating reading. Have you read The 100-Mile Diet yet? I racked up about $3 worth of overdue library charges for this one but it was a pretty good read!
And this was a pretty good meal:
Kale Chips (baked at 400 for 10 minutes) with ketchup and an egg white puff on a sandwich thin with ketchup, Frank’s and guacamole underneath.
**Heads Up Canadians! These are the sandwich thins I was finally able to find (since we don’t get Arnold’s sandwich thins here, how rude).
More egg white/sandwich thin action, this time with guac on top and a creamy hot sauce underneath (a mixture of light mayo, fat free sour cream and sriracha – so good).
A slightly less good (but still good nonetheless) and much less aesthetically pleasing meal– my freezer dug many months old homemade lasagna discovery. I topped it with extra pasta sauce since it was pretty dried out from hanging out in the depths of the ice box for so long.
The one single meal that was not made and eaten from my fridge these past few days was my veggie wrap from William’s where I went with my dad for lunch one day.
This was tasty, most especially with whatever sundried tomato flavoured spread they had going on in there, but it did not hold my over. I need my protein!
This did a slightly better job at holding me over. A sad moment in time though, this was my very last Larabar in my Larabar stash. Oh the horrors! I have plenty of other bars, but the Larabars are cleaned straight out. I know, such a tragedy, because clearly going to the store and buying more is out of the question…? Ha I guess I need a restock trip. I’m really holding out for those new flavours though… when when when will they hit Canada?!
So now that that was about as scattered as can be (bear with me, my days are scattered in the summer and thus so am I), methinks I’m going to go try to find something productive to do. Like eat lunch.