Sorry I decided not to do WIAW because my eats yesterday consisted of asian stir fry with tofu and fro yo…and i think a piece of toast thrown in there somewhere. That is all, it was quite boring.
So instead I’ve decided to do a What I Ate Thursday! Hope that’s okay with y’all ;).
I got up this morning at 8. Looked outside, it was raining. I like the rain, but not when you have to bike to class. BLEH.
I tried to persuade myself to ditch class and go back to sleep because I was soooo tired (I went to bed at 2 am, remind me to never do that again when I have early class) and sitting in class completely drenched sounded awful.
Then I thought about the samples of About Time protein powder that I received, and I jumped out of bed in excitement. Seriously, who gets excited over protein powder? That’s right, I do.
What to make? What to make?! I decided in a hurry (already missed the bus, soaking wet biking was my only other choice) on Cookie Dough in a Bowl!
You want the recipe? Okay fiiiiiine.
Cookie Dough in a Bowl
adapted from The Fitnessista
1/3 c oats
1/2 scoop protein powder (I used About Time Vanilla <– SO good!)
a few shakes of cinnamon
a splash of vanilla extract
half a smooshed banana (or sweetner like stevia, honey, agave)
1-2 tbsp nut butter of choice (I totally forgot this today! GRR)
milk (any kind will work, I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk) or you could use yogurt
toppings (the possibilities are endless: fresh fruit, more peanut butter, nuts, seeds, coconut, dried cranberries, chocolate chips…the more creative, the better!)
Mix first 5 ingredients in a bowl and then add milk until consistency resembles cookie dough. Add desired toppings!
Well, I made it to class. I lucked out, it was only sprinkling on my way to and from campus. Woot woot!
For a mid-morning snack I enjoyed this lil guy.
Then my momma came to visit and we went to Cafe Bernardo! Mmmm I will definitely be going back there. They have theeee best breakfast burrito but this was the first time I’ve been there for lunch!
Clockwise from the right: mixed greens, cucumber & cherry tomato salad, and thai chicken noodle salad. They were each so unique I really couldn’t tell you which was my favorite. But then again, I’ve never met a salad I didn’t like.
After some veggin out and getting homework done, I had a few pieces of my new fave, FROZEN MANGO.
I worked out (did a HIIT workout on the treadmill for 20 minutes, and a HIIT workout on the stationary bike for another 20 minutes). Laid down and cried, and then did a mini arms and abs set. Like really mini. It was 20 tricep dips, 20 pushups (non girly), and 2 one minute planks.
I sauteed some spinach and TJ’s Asian Stir Fry mix in some sesame oil and Bragg’s liquid aminos.
I had salmon marinating in TJ’s Island Soyaki sauce overnight so I popped that into the oven with some chopped up fresh ginger (chopped is a lie, they were more like big chunks…we don’t have a grater so I had to make do) at 350 for about 25 minutes.
Mmmm such a good day of eats! Now I’m off to relax some more and chat with the roomies.
Until next timeee! Hope you had a fantastical day 🙂