Things I’m Lovin’ Thursday

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
-Robert Brault

How true is that quote? I mean seriously, if we don’t appreciate each day’s little things, then what exactly are we getting up for each morning?

Here are a few of the things that have been making my days lately…

The fact that so many of you guys are interested in trying Spinachy Oat Bran!

Yesterday wasn’t the first time it’s made an appearance on the blog, but each time I make it, like here and here, it’s a little different!

Basically, just use your favorite cooking method for your oat bran, throw it in a blender or food processor with a big handful of spinach and a little S&P and press the button labeled

“Make me a delicious bowl of green oats!”

Also known as: “blend”

Seattle’s Best Cinnamon Coffee

And truth in advertising…
Not that I can remember MY grandmother ever baking cinnamon rolls! 😉

Finding gems at (of all places) Wal-Mart 

I checked out this protein powder when I found a coupon in the paper and after a look at the nutritionals, I figured what the hey…THEN I tasted it!

Ahhhhmazing!

And over one POUND of rich and creamy PB for UNDER 3 bucks?!

Don’t mind if I do!

Incorporating two of my loves in ONE breakfast
WHILE sneaking in more veggies!

Spinach isn’t the only thing I’ve been trying to eat through lately…

Zucchini Bread Protein Oats: (serves 1)

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 medium-sized banana (thawed from frozen, or sliced very thin)
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini

1. Combine all ingredients, stir well, and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until oats reach         desired thickness/consistency.

2. Top with shredded coconut, raisins, granola, and a big ol’ spoonful of peanut butter!

Delicious and nutritious!

As I mentioned in yesterday’s WIAW post, I’ve been having lemon water every morning before breakfast and I’ve been lovin’ my Pampered Chef lemon juicer…

It definitely beats having to squeeze the hell out of them by hand!

The fact that rice really DOES help if you…I don’t know…happen to let your iPhone take a dip with you in the bathtub!

12 hours in some arborio rice (knew I bought that stuff for something ;)) and she was as good as new!

New running gear!

And the fact that a year ago, if you told me to run 5 miles, I would’ve laughed in your face…

Now I own a pair of barefoot running shoes, a sports watch, and I’m working on a bit of a running skirt collection! 😉

What are some of the little things that you’ve been lovin lately?

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