You guys remember yesterday’s lunch?
Oh gosh, that was amazing. Well, unfortunately, it wreaked havoc on my stomach until the time I went to bed last night. Seriously, what is my DEAL?
My guess is that it had to be too much dairy (cheese x2?), because I’ve had that amount of fruit before with no problems.
Either way, not cool.
So today, I decided to go another route…
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 scoop chocolate Whey protein powder
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 container prunes baby food (<—totally random, right? Well I had it here and figured it’d be a good way to squeeze in some extra nutrients)
- 5 ice cubes
- 1 pinch xanthan gum (for thickening)
You know you’ve got a good, thick smoothie on your hands when your straw can stick straight up in it.
This smoothie totally tasted like I chocolate peanut butter cup, only in liquid form. Yes, like candy in a cup. No joke. And I loved the fact that I couldn’t taste the prunes at all…they’re so sneaky.
On the side, I also snacked on half of a tortilla filled with some Low Fat PB spread.
Some of you have asked how the spread holds up, and I will say that it’s done quite well. I keep it at room temp in a plastic storage container with a locking, sealable lid, and it’s been great.
I’m actually planning on eating some smaller meals/snacks throughout the afternoon because Jay and I won’t be eating dinner until closer to 8:00pm tonight. Our friends, Joe & Kate, are coming over for a double dinner date, and I’ve got one of my favorite recipes EVER ready to go in the crockpot!
I can’t wait until I get to dig in.
For Your Viewing Pleasure!
Please pay no attention to my terrible video taking skills, but this morning I ended up taking a quick video of me and the Codester playing fetch.
He begged me to put it up…he says it will make you guys love him even more.
Question for the Afternoon:
What time do you typically eat dinner on a weeknight?
Jay and I usually like to eat anywhere between 6-7pm, but if we have a good enough excuse (i.e., friends coming to visit) then we’ll make it earlier or later.