Did you catch the latest and GREATEST food holiday?
Well, besides Sunday being National Nutella Day…which I would have luvvvvved to celebrate, but being as the fact that I’m a recovered Nutella junkie, I’m pretty sure my sponsor would not have approved of me falling off the wagon so soon…
This past Monday was National FROZEN-YOGURT Day!
But before I even knew about what grand holiday celebrations awaited my taste buds (Thanks to my girl LaRae and Instagram), I had to peel myself out of bed at 5am…ok, more like
5:15am…hit snooze again,
5:30am…hit snooze AGAIN,
WAIT!! Get up you moron! You have to leave the house in like 30 minutes!!
Pause to give thanks to our hostess with the mostest…Jenn of Peas & Crayons!
Of course, I definitely “Loved my veggies” before ending the night in great celebration…but that’s nothing new! 😉
Obviously, breakfast was quick and on the go:
And also liquid…but I can think of 3 other beverages I’d rather start my day out with!
Well, besides maybe one of these…but hey, it’s a workday! 😉
Chocolate Banana Peanut Flour Protein Smoothie
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1 cup water
- 1 scoop chocolate flavored protein powder
- 1/8 cup peanut flour
- 1 small-medium banana
- 5-6 ice cubes
- 1/8 teaspoon guar gum
- 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
- dash of cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a blender OR food processor and blend, blend, blend!
Since breakfast came so early, I had some much needed fuel mid-way through the morning:
One of my top favorite Chobani flavors…is it just me and my jacked-up sweet tooth (or lack thereof) or are some of the flavors almost too sweet? I’m actually thinking about mixing half a container with some plain yogurt in the future.
Since I had about 5.0009 minutes to throw a decent lunch together, I dug this little almost-forgotten-about gem out of the pantry:
No salt added…100% sustainable…AND 24 grams of protein? Sign me up!
It went perfectly atop my spinach salad with whatever random veggies I grabbed from the fridge + salsa and some nutritional yeast (because everything’s better with nooch!) 😉
On my way to the gym after work, I munched on a red pear:
My favorite…always full of flavor.
No guessing like Bartlett’s and Green Anjous
When I got home, I walked into the kitchen to a nice surprise:
Ok, so I knew BB was going to be making dinner, but what I didn’t know was how fantastic the house would be smelling!
This is his I’m-so-excited-to-be-chopping-onions face.
He cracks me up!
Click the links above for the recipes he used.
My only contributions were cooking up the quinoa and suggesting we add avocado to the salsa since we didn’t have all the ingredients needed, plus, it’s always better when there’s more
As promised in a text earlier in that day…
After a little time to rest and digest, BB and I made a special trip all the way across town to the only fro-yo place that carries my favorite flavor:
I was totally going to go the fruit topping route, but as is the case on most occasions, I was tempted by the more indulgent confections: yogurt covered pretzel balls, white chocolate chips, almonds, and graham crackers!
I would have totally added one of my favorite cereals, but sadly, some little leprechauns had already raided the bin:
Did you celebrate National Frozen Yogurt Day?
What is your favorite flavor/topping combination?