Hope you all are enjoying your Sunday and spending some good quality time with your mommas! 😀
Today has been a much needed, nice relaxing day. I started off with a wonderful bowl of oats, of course.
Wait, that isn’t a bowl of oats…that’s my new CHI!!!
Look at the diamond-y-ness of the letters:
Isn’t she pretty? I was very excited when I found this in the mail yesterday. I had been without one for over a week and my hair was needing some good attention from it.
Now, here is this morning’s actual bowl of oats:
- 1/2 cup oatbran
- 1/2 cup almond breeze
- 1/2 cup water
- frozen blueberries
- fresh blackberries
- a scoop of homemade raw almond butter!
There’s my almond butter, sitting in a Magic Bullet cup. The process of making this was quite difficult…and I’m thinking that its because I tried doing it with the Magic Bullet instead of a food processor? The Magic Bullet did a great job of turning the almonds into almond flour, but after that, it just would NOT blend. I added a teaspoon or two of olive oil to get it going. It helped for about 3 seconds. Sigh. I added a splash of water. That helped and got it more blended and I decided that this was as good as it was going to get. I added in some sea salt and called it good. It tastes yummy…but its definitely not very creamy. Now I really want to invest in a food processor so I can try this again! Anybody have one that they want to recommend???
After breakfast digested, I decided to hit the treadmill for a little run fest. I ran my heart out for a quickie 2 miles and then walked for a while and jammed to my music.
Then it was lunch time…first, I made a plate full of broccoli and Sabra’s roasted garlic hummus:
(they are best friends)
Then I decided to attempt my first try at savory oats…I guess I didn’t get enough oat lovin’ in during breakfast.
I made my oatbran the same as always, with 1/2 cup almond milk and 1/2 cup milk. Then I added a Babybel cheese, a Morningstar sausage patty, and a dash of garlic salt.
I was kind of wary about trying this because I love my oats sweet and with fruit. But this was a nice change. It was so cheesey and creamy!
This afternoon, I settled into a big comfy chair and decided to catch up with Edward Cullen.
But eventually I got hungry and headed to the kitchen to try a new product:
Jay Robb vanilla protein! I added this whole packet, 1 cup vanilla almond milk, a few frozen mango chunks, and a couple ice cubes.
I liked this! I am definitely a fan of this protein powder. I love that they use Stevia as the sweetener, as I try to keep my sugar intake down. This filled me up pretty well, but not too much later, the boredom munchies kicked in…
…and I had quite a few of these little fellas:
Another one bites the dust:
Now I’m just hanging out with the family and trying to decide what we want to do for a Mother’s Day dinner.
What did you do with your mom today?