Happy hump day!!! And WIAW.
Excuse my scatterbrain today. I’ve got two exams to conquer today but I’m already dreaming of sleeping in this weekend. My brain doesn’t understand that it should prioritize school over basic bodily functions, like sleep. Which explains perfectly why despite my busy day of studying, I ate pretty darn good on Monday.
You know what’s hard?
When a particular medicine wants you to wait thirty minutes to eat after you take it.
Does this face look like it has the energy/desire to wait thirty minutes?
^true life me at 6 am
This was also my second day of trying an ACV cocktail. I’ve heard it helps with digestion, and heck, I’m up for anything right about now.
1 tbsp ACV + 1 tbsp orange juice + 6 oz ice cold water
Eating baked oatmeal helps, because then I at least know it’s cooking while I’m waiting.
Banana cocoa baked oatmeal with sunbutter. There was probably close to 1/3 cup egg white added to the original recipe, because I mistakenly thought the carton was almost empty and went a’ pouring. + lots of coffee
Make shift cheese stick for a snack in the AM.
This picture looks like I’m dealing cheese, but sorry, it’s all for me.
Lunch was leftover chicken,cabbage, and noodle soup. It was particularly chunky because I added to much pepper and the broth was a little too spicy (even for me, who loves spicy!). Plus some applesauce topped with almonds <- try it.
Did you know that egg yolk noodles have a good bit of protein? 8 gram per serving! And they are the perfect noodle for chicken noodle soup.
For a snack I had a smoothie post-recovery. It was good enough to share the recipe. I had to make one up after scouring the interwebs for a smoothie using applesauce and not apples. I like applesauce because it’s cheap and easy to digest. Also, when I open a big jar up, I try to avoid seeing it go moldy.
This smoothie is really delightful and fresh. It’s not very heavy, so it’s great if you are going to be eating shortly after, but want the protein for muscle recovery.
Applesauce Protein Shake
1/2 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup protein powder (I used unflavored soy)
Dash of cinnamon
1-2 tsp chia seeds (optional)
Sweetener to taste- honey, maple syrup, stevia, cane sugar (I used 1 tbsp granulated stevia)
1.5 cups ice
Directions: Throw everything in the blender and blend away!
Later that afternoon, Terry made some coffee, so I drank a cup of the black gold.
Dinner was banging. It reminded me a lot of my favorite meal at a Mexican restaurant, huevos rancheros.
In went the most delicious Mexican rice (recipe coming soon), a few stray black beans, peas, salsa, two over-medium eggs, and a dollop of sour cream.
FYI if you invite my husband to your house for Mexican, there better be sour cream. He claims it’s the only way to truly enjoy it.
I ate this why I took part in my online-based seminar class.
Confession: we were discussing non-nutritive sweeteners and I was simultaneously drinking a diet pepsi. Once I get soda water on tap in my house, I swear I’ll get rid of my diet soda habits.
After a little more studying and such, I settled down to watch The Office with Terry and eat a snack of a little bowl of dark chocolate fudge dip (the picture minus the apples) eaten with a spoon and cup of almond milk.
Once I got in bed I was really wish I didn’t have that 4:00 pm coffee. Lesson (likely not) learned. 😉
So you tell me…
What’s your go to order at a Mexican restaurant?
Have you tried drink ACV in the morning? Results?
PS I‘m aware of how poorly my i-phone takes pictures D: I think it’s on the decline