Please tell me I’m not the only one singing Foster the People now!
So this is how my morning went:
Alarm goes off at 4:45
Alarm goes off at 4:50
Alarm goes off at 4:55
Alarm goes of at 5:00
I think to myself:
“GET UP! You WANTED to go to Bodypump at 5:30…REMEMBER?!”
I then peeeeeeeeeeeeled myself out of bed, threw on my workout clothes, swiped on some deodorant, and threw my hair up into some halfway presentable
bun ponytail thing.
Then I sat on the side of the bed to put my shoes on…
reset the alarm and went BACK TO SLEEP!
Luckily, when I finally DID get up, breakfast was far from failure.
Pumped Up Pumpkin Oats: (serves 1)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract*
- 1/2 medium banana (sliced thin)
- 2 egg whites (I used the stuff in the carton)
- 1/2-1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips
- sweetener if desired
3. Add pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice to the oats and mix well.
Mmm! I think chocolate and pumpkin is entirely UNDERrated as a winning combo!
And it went perfectly with a glass of cool, refreshing…
Homemade almond milk!
That’s right, the weekend experiment was indeed a success!
I only made a small batch this time because I was scared I wouldn’t like it, but WOW, it tastes so good! It’s no Almond Breeze and it doesn’t hold a candle to the thick consistency of Silk, but the almond flavor is so natural, just like the smell of almond shortbread cookies baking in the oven…mmm, now THAT’S something I should make!
One thing I did learn is that I can NOT use my food processor for this. Yeah, so you know the place on a food processor where the bowl sits on the stand…yeah, the one with a HOLE in it? Well, when you put water and almonds in there and hit “on,” you get a nice little waterfall off the side of the kitchen counter onto your toes!
It’s really quite refreshing!
But you may want to just trust me on that one! 😉
And of course I see entire process as a bold statement that I do indeed deserve a Vitamix!
How many days until Christmas again? 😉
Are you a “snoozer” when it comes to waking up in the morning?
Anybody know where I can get a REALLY good deal on a Vitamix??
Like seriously, those things don’t come cheap!