Stop the presses!!! I didn’t eat a banana oat cookie for breakfast today!!!
And I do admit I feel kind of weird about it.
I’m a creature of habit, and when I get a good thing going, I usually stick with it. Like my beloved green smoothie and banana oat cookies for breakfast. But I ate the last cookie without having time to make more! It happens. So this morning I had a new concoction of mine: the chocolate peanut butter almond meal muffin. It was in all fairness a good substitute! I made these with the leftover pulp from making the almond milk, along with cacao powder, peanut butter, oats, & maple syrup. Only 100 calories, but a whopping 4 grams of protein per muffin!
And of course I had my “new favourite” green smoothie, which is basically my old favourite, with a teaspoon of spirulina & a teaspoon of hemp seeds. These additions boost the nutritional content by leaps and bounds, and also make it this gorgeous bluish-green colour.
After the workout, I made a smoothie bowl (yes, without eating an espresso energy ball, I’m not sure how I managed that!) out of frozen papaya, carrot, silken tofu, vegan protein powder, & fresh coconut water. Even as I type this, I know it sounds bizarre, but the end result was great… sweet, creamy, even tropical. I topped it with a few pumpkin seeds, almond & coconut flakes for added crunch.
Lunch was a bunch of leftovers… I love that! I had a couple slices of chickpea omelette with spinach & red bell pepper, topped with hummus & cilantro chili cream. Alongside I had some slabs of zatar baked tofu topped with pickled red onions, and a lot of salad. After I took the pic, I sprinkled the whole things with balsamic glaze.
The afternoon got a bit crazy, what with shopping for Sara’s birthday party favours and still making it downtown to school for Tommy’s middle school band concert. I packed my dinner to go… the only sensible thing to do! I knew I’d be away from 3pm til 9 or later. I hate being hungry, but even more, I hate eating food with no real value, which is sometimes what you wind up eating when your choices are limited & you’re starving.
So I packed up another salad with the rest of the baked tofu, half a can of chickpeas, some hard boiled eggs, & the balsamic dressing. I also threw in a chunk of baguette to fill me up. This took me about 5 minutes to pack, and I was so happy I did!
Because I don’t feel quite right without eating something sweet after dinner (even if I eat it at 4:45 pm like I did yesterday!) I also brought along these goodies: another chocolate PB muffin (good for breakfast, good for dessert!), an espresso energy bite, and a square of 70% dark chocolate.
I could have eaten something else when we got home at 9:30pm… but I was more tired than anything. And I love waking up hungry… more banana oat cookies! If I remembered to make them…