I have to be up suuuuper early for a monthly meeting. It’s from 6-8am…eeeek! So let’s get this going..
While I would have loved to have the 2nd protein post done today, it’s not quite finished yet and with my early day tomorrow I can’t stay up late to finish. Hopefully I will get it done in the next few days.
I know I always say THIS is the best bowl of oats I’ve ever had. Each time I say it, it’s true! I just keep 1-upping the bowls and this is the newest BEST BOWL EVER.
Yes, I have decided, Bob’s Red Mill Scottish Oats, are the best oats I’ve ever tasted. They are a cross between Rolled Oats + Steel Cut Oats + Oat Bran = extremely creamy, with a nice thick texture, and the sliiightest crunch.
Perfected Scottish Oats
- 1/3c BRM Scottish Oats
- 1c water
- 1/3c almond milk
- 1/4c coconut kefir
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2t cinnamon
- topped with: coconut butter, maple cinn almond butter, whole foods - organic mixed berry jelly
- boil water
- whisk in oats and turn heat down to a simmer..stir a few times during cooking
- let cook ~3-5min until getting nice + thick, and add in the almond milk, coconut kefir [or just a little more milk], banana, + cinnamon
- stir a few more times, letting cook for another ~3min and then whisk in egg white during the last 2min of cooking
*I don’t cover the pot to cook, as the instructions say to.
Still obsessed with the maple cinn almond butter!!!! I didn’t miss my crunchy topping today…this was an insanely creamy bowl and I looooved it.
I met Laura for lunch + a chat session today. It was much needed and fabulous, as usual. We met at a really cute little restaurant/dessert bar. They had a great light lunch menu. We both got the soup + salad combo.
I got the Greek salad + a hardboiled egg.
Laura’s salad had candied walnuts that were FAbulous!!
We both got the tomato soup which also came with a delicious piece of fresh Italian bread.
We both cleaned our plates! I was famished from swimming earlier in the morning.
We saw that they had chocolate chip cookies in their dessert case. There was a sign saying they had 16 trials before perfecting the cookie. I HAD to try them. I haven’t had a real deal chocolate chip cookie in so long and this was SO worth it. This cookie was about 3/4” thick. It had the perfect slightly crispy browned exterior but completely soft and chewy center. I liked that the cookie wasn’t GIGantic. It was the perfect size. I know you might think you can never have too much chocolate, but they could have toned down the chips just a little. I would have liked a little more of the “cookie” part! However, I will be back for more ;)
I somehow contained myself and the 2nd cookie actually made it home for Chris.
I made a fun dinner tonight. I started with a recipe and made a few changes. I’ll post the recipe when it’s a little bit more perfected. It started with a nice light sauce that consisted of:
- lime juice
- lemon juice
- hemp oil
These limes were RIDiculous. I squeezed 1/2T out of 2 full limes!!! Has anyone ever had dry limes before? Crazy!
The sauce was tasty.
Ohhh tomatoes. I have been waiting for you to be in season for SO long. I probably have purchased 2 tomatoes in the past 6 months. Just picked up a few CO local maters the other day. I used to be a tomater hater!!
30sec Best Balsamic Eva’
- Appx. equal parts balsamic [4% acidity], olive oil, apple cider vinegar
- sometimes, garlic powder + oregano or other seasonings
Whisk or use a hand immersion blender to better combine.
If you’re using balsamic that is 6% acidity you might not need to add the apple cider vinegar.
Pita salad! Arugula + cuc’s + mater + 30sec balsamic + whole wheat pita – This was such a fun way to eat a dinner salad. It was packed with arugula. Yum!
Cold chickpea salad.
The broccoli was steamed for a few minutes, then rinsed with cold water + chilled. The only other part of the meal that was cooked were the chickpeas and pita. Nice balance of raw foods in this meal.
broccoli + chickpeas + peppers + shallot + sesame seeds
SO simple + fresh + tasty. Also, this was surprisingly filling!! It seemed so light when I was making it but if you eat enough chickpeas it’s pretty dense. The pita helped too! I’m definitely going to work on the sauce a little bit and will post when I get it juuust riiight.
Exercise today? I swam this morning but went to the Adult Open Swim instead of the Adult Open LAP Swim. Oooops!! Wow, is all I can say about what the locker is like for adult open swim. I’ll just say I was claustrophobic and I will never make that mistake again! The pool didn’t have lanes set up either, and I had to swim the width of the pool which is only 15m instead of 25m.
I still got a great workout in and didn’t really count anything but just swam for 40-45min.
- kickboard – legs only
- buoy – arms only
- tread water – 5min
- tread water – 2min
After dinner we headed to the rock gym and bouldered around for awhile.
I’m off to respond to comments + then off to bed. I’m all up to date on comments, so check them out if you asked a question or anything.