Happy 3 Day Weekend!!! Hope everyone is enjoying their time on this great day. I’m stopping by home for one last quick visit before I start my internship next week and settle back into my apartment for a while. We are kickin’ back and relaxing for the most part, no big plans here! I’m liking it that way though; no schedule to attend to. After being on such a structured 24/7 schedule this past semester (and entire school year really), it feels like a treat to do whatever the heck I want, when I want it!
Last night we grilled out and had some tasty chicken.
along with with roasted broccoli slaw pasta with a white cheddar cheese wedge, Garlic Gold nuggets, mustard, coconut oil roasted sweet potato fries, and a roasted lemon for squeezing on top. Mmmmm!
After dinner I pulled out a new toy:
It’s a mini single serve ice cream maker! I’m kind of obsessed with it. All you do is put the freezer bowl in the freezer the night before you want to use it so it’s ready to go the next day. Then dump in your ice cream mixture, plug it in, and press the ON switch. It’s usually takes about 10 minutes to churn, then you let it set for about 10 minutes to thicken further. Super easy!
Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
- 1 scoop chocolate peanut butter casein protein powder
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- dash of stevia
- scoop of peanut butter to top with
Mix together ingredients and stick in freezer for about 20 minutes prior, if you have the time. Then pour into ice cream maker and let it do the rest of the work for you! Let set for at least 10 more minutes to finish thickening. Get out mix-ins of choice and dig in!
I’m pretty excited to experiment more with this little guy, especially with the weather getting hotter. It will be the perfect way to cool down. 😀
This morning I headed off to my favorite Body Pump class.
and after being away from the higher rep style of weight lifting for a while, I’m pretty sure I looked like this:
But I got my burn on and it felt darn good! Oh oh! I almost forgot. Yesterday was a rest day because I had very special plans…AT THE SPA. Oh yes. My best friend, Mr. Groupon, hooked me up with the deal of the century on a spa package…like ridiculously affordable, even for me. There was no way I could turn it down. A good deal? Don’t count on me looking the other way. So I went and got a massage, facial, and solar energy bed treatment and it was the best time of my life. The way I look at it, I NEEDED it. It was a rejuvenation for my body and my mind, both of which have been working very hard lately. The only problem now: I feel the need to go to said spa at least once a week from now on…I will probably be bankrupt by the end of the month.
Anywho, moving on. After Pump I came home to a special treat to refuel with.
A Cookies and Cream Breakfast Cookie!
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 smashed banana
- t tbsp peanut butter
- 2-3 tbsp almond milk
- sweetener, if desired
Mash everything together and set in fridge over night. In the morning top with frosting:
- 1/2 serving of NitroPro Cookies and Cream whey isolate
- 1/2 serving vanilla casein protein
- almond milk
Mix together, adding milk until desired frosting thickness is reached. Spread onto cookie, top with a cherry if you’re feeling extra special, and dig in. Adding the casein protein to the whey protein makes for a much thicker, buttercream frosting-like texture. It was uhhh-mazing.
I think my sister and I are off to the movies this afternoon. We have been wanting to see The Lucky One, but now it isn’t playing in our theatre anymore. Boo! Looks like we may be going to Men in Black III now, ha ha. Not exactly our usual sisterly chick flick pick, but I think it looks good so we shall see!
Everyone enjoy the long weekend and have fun!!!
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