I’m so glad you enjoyed the Dr. Kracker review and giveaway. The crackers are WONDERFUL and I can’t wait for you to try them. Also, I apologize for my attempted eloquence in that post. I read through it again and couldn’t stop laughing. It was late and I was tired–enough said. 😛
Moving on. I think I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I, myself, am not a creative person, but somehow in the morning my mind is filled with inspiration. Visions of sugar plums incredible breakfasts dance in my head and I am usually quite happy with the results.
Sometimes, however, my ideas don’t turn out as I intended. Take my breakfast yesterday, for instance. I’d seen April write about oatmeal protein shake parfaits, so I thought I would give it a shot.
I cooked up 1/3 cup oatmeal the 2x Oats way, then let it thicken up. While it was doing so, I blended one peach with a little bit of ice and almond milk, layered it all in a glass and topped it with a tablespoon of almond butter.
The result was something I was less than pleased with. It just didn’t do it for me and I’m not sure why. It was just a little odd. 😦
The peach “shake” was yummy, but it didn’t taste right with the squishy, cooked oats.
Like I said before, I have gotten lucky a few times. One of my most successful breakfasts was the result of needed protein. I blended the last two pieces of my cheesecake with some almond milk and a scoop of chocolate protein powder, then topped it with the best tablespoon of peanut butter EVER. (Okay, it was really no different than any other tablespoon, but it really made this breakfast amazing.)
Topped with a drizzle-y tablespoon of peanut butter and cacao nibs.
Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse?! Yes, please! So amazingly good. This was the best breakfast I’ve had in a long time. (read: Since the Overnight Galaxy Granola.) There was peanut butter in every bite. ❤
Yes, those are my plaid pajama pants in the background. Don’t judge.
My dinner that night was pretty good too. I had two pieces of toasted Ezekiel bread topped with spinach, homemade tomato sauce, black beans and nutritional yeast.
The homemade tomato sauce definitely was the hardest part of this meal. I only had canned tomatoes, so I had to use a fork to press the liquid out of all the tomatoes It was ridiculous and took forever! After the liquid was pressed out, I stirred in onion powder, italian seasoning and some sea salt. It was interesting and I probably wouldn’t do it again, haha.
Lunch on another day was a simple salad: romaine, tomato, cucumbers, chickpeas and nutritional yeast. I also had a juicy peach. 🙂
Dinner was huge but truly wonderful. I had steamed cauliflower and carrots, leftover sweet potato fries and a grilled veggie burger wrap. In the wrap was my leftover veggie burger, tomatoes, cucumbers and Gena’s Dilly Avocado Spread, which I believe I’ve linked enough. 😛
My late-night snack was a SIAB consisting of:
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder (we restocked, yes!)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- stevia (!)
- topped with cacao nibs and a peanut butter sauce
Yeahhh man. Oh, and in case you didn’t notice, the stevia is a new product! I received some to review yesterday and I will write about it in a little while. I can’t wait. 🙂
Question of the Day 1: Do you enjoy being creative with your breakfasts? Obviously I do. 🙂 What have been some or your best and worst experiments?
Question of the Day 2: Have you entered my Dr. Kracker giveaway yet? If not, you should!
Thanks for reading!