I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post, even though it was slightly rant-y. I’ve been meaning to make my pledges public for quite some time and I felt like yesterday was the perfect opportunity. Thank you for sharing your pledges with me and I hope to hear many more!
Let me begin with a recap of yesterday’s food:
I woke up craving pancakes, so that’s what I made. I recently bought a new brand of protein powder called Nutribiotic (I got vanilla) and was anxious to see how it would work in pancakes with it being rice protein.
I quickly whipped up my batter which was 1 (30 gram) scoop Nutribiotic protein powder, 1/5 banana – mashed, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp sucanat and Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze till it was the right consistency. It did not hold together on the griddle at ALL, so I added a small handful of whole wheat pastry flour to see if it would help. It definitely worked better, but I still had a really hard time flipping the pancakes and getting them to stand up. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t use eggs or the flax/water combo.
After many failed attempts, I gave up on the idea of “pancakes” and decided to scramble the batter like eggs. I ate the scramble in a bowl with a yummy apple topping (recipe below) and some Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze. Yum!
Coconutty Apple Topping
(Makes 1 serving)
- 1/3 of an apple, chopped
- 1/4 – 1/2 tbsp coconut oil (depending on your allowance of fat)
- big shake of cinnamon
- big shake of apple/pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp coconut cream concentrate or coconut butter
Place the first four ingredients in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat. As the oil starts to cook away, slowly add the water, using more or less as needed. Let the apples cook for a few minutes until they’re soft, then remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and coconut cream/butter. Top over pancakes and enjoy!
My breakfast was very delicious, but it left me craving one thing for lunch: vegetables.
It was pretty simple. I sauteed broccoli, green peppers, tempeh and carrots in lemon juice with some spices, then tossed the hot veggies with raw cucumber and half a raw tomato. I dressed it all with a little more lemon juice, balsamic vinegar and a tiny smidge of POM Wonderful juice.
After lunch I wanted to use up the mango I had sitting in the fridge, so I made this.
- 1 mango, peeled and seeded
- 1 tbsp coconut cream/butter
- sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut
Combine first two ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend well until the mixture is thick and fluffy. Spoon into a bowl and top with the shredded coconut.
I think this may be my new favorite way to eat mango. It was like a bowl full of fluffy, decadent mango pudding heaven. Please try this soon and let me know what you think. 😀
Four hours later, after snacking on some broccoli and salsa, I made a bowl of cracked wheat for dinner. Typically my dinners are more veggie-based because starchy carbs aren’t the best thing to have at night: they leave you with a heavy feeling in your stomach and can make it hard to sleep; not to mention, carbs are converted into energy which your body doesn’t need before bed. However, I really wanted cracked wheat and it would be another five hours til I went to bed, so I had cracked wheat. I have to honor my pledge to listen to myself, right?
1/4 cup cracked wheat cooked in 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Breeze, 1.5 tsp sucanat, one small handful of raisins, 1/6 frozen banana – sliced and 1 TBSP peanut butter.
It was really carb-y, and it was really good.
Well, I guess that means I’m caught up now and I can tell you about my AMAZING breakfast this morning!
After my cracked wheat dinner last night, there was only about a tablespoon of peanut butter left in the jar. Of course, you all know what that means: OIAJ. This wasn’t just any OIAJ, though. It was possibly the most amazing OIAJ I’ve ever had. I call the combo Blondie Brownie Overnight Oats, and it can be made in a jar like mine or just a regular bowl. Last night I combined..
- 1 (3o gram) scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Nutribiotic)
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 frozen banana, smashed (I wasn’t planning on using it, but Nutribiotic doesn’t taste very good so the banana was really needed)
- 1.5 tsp sucanat
- 2/3 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
- Optional: 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Optional: small handful of dark chocolate chips (I didn’t use any, but you can if you want the full Blondie Brownie effect)
- Rest of the PB jar, which was about one tablespoon (If you’re making this in a normal bowl, just slowly stir in the peanut butter.)
Then in the morning top with..
- Small sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut
- Optional: chopped walnuts (I used 3 almonds since I didn’t have walnuts)
Enjoy!! Oh my word, this was soo good. It was thick and fudgy like a brownie, and I really, really liked it.
Well, that’s all for right now. I might be back later with a lunch/dinner post.. I guess we’ll just have to see. 🙂
Thanks for reading!
P.S. Don’t forget to think about and follow your pledges to yourself! Thanks to Heather for the idea in the first place. 🙂