Morning everyone! Sadly, the weekend is over.
But, a new week has arrived, which means a fresh start! How was your weekend? Great, I hope.
*overnight oat bran with added hemp seeds, banana, and peanut flour paste on top*
Funny enough, as a child I hated oatmeal, or any sort of healthy item. My parents could not get me to eat anything whole wheat for the life of them, and I hated every vegetable out there, except for frozen peas. Yep, the only veggie I ever ate were frozen peas.
Now, I eat oats or oat bran in some form every single day, I guess its just sort of a habit now. Its just a food I reach to and know it will keep me filled up and thriving for the rest of the day.
My meal was accompanied by coffee. I don’t know what I’d do without my gold card. This is what mornings are made of over here.
Goldmembaaa (does this remind anyone of Austin Power’s as well? No? Awkward…)
I’m getting off to an extremely productive day so far, I’ve already crossed a majority of things off my checklist, which makes me excited that I have the rest of the beautiful afternoon to enjoy the day.
I’ve been working on being able to hold plank for 5 minutes. Thanks to Lori and Michelle for setting up this challenge. I thought it would be good to have a fitness goal, even if it’s small, just to have something to work towards. I finally got to that 5 minute mark and am now going to try and extend it further!
I’m also hoping to order an equalizer soon, so I can work on pull-ups. I can’t do nearly enough right now.
And we have a tremendous forecast this week! Yay for summer! You probably really don’t care about the weather where I live for the week, so I’ll stop talking about it.
I came up with a new favourite topping for yogurt, oatmeal, dipping veggies/fruits, or using it to top my protein muffins.
Protein Coconut Cream.
I just mixed 1.5 tablespoons each of coconut flour and protein powder, added a teaspoon of coconut oil (you can omit if you’d like), a few drops of liquid stevia, and then mix in about 3-4 tablespoons almond milk until well combined.
I refrigerated it for a few hours after and the coconut oil had given it a nice texture once chilled. It’s splendid tasting.
I also tried making it into bar form, but added in a tablespoon of peanut butter to make it firmer. I forgot to picture is, but this was pretty dang awesome. And makes it a more suitable snack.
In the afternoon, I went outside to relax and paint my nails a lovely coral colour. OPI, baby.
It always feels good to get outside for a little bit, soak up some vitamin D, and this way I don’t get that nasty nail polish smell permeating through my place the rest of the day.
Marvelous Sunday Dinner…
*roasted broccoli slaw with a dressing made with mashed avocado, nutritional yeast, and hummus, had with an un-pictured homemade goat cheese stuffed turkey burger*
Dinner while basking in the sun, okay that’s a lie. I actually really dislike eating outside because of the bugs that like my food.
Hello bugs, this is my dinner not yours. I don’t want you up in my grill while I’m enjoying my meal. So I sat inside with the screen door closed, this way I could still get a view of the gorgeous outdoors.
Off to grab a snack and catch up on Pretty Little Liars. I’m so grown up.;) Make sure you check out the beautiful Katie’s page for more Marvelous in my Monday posts.
Have a great day!!
Is there a food that you eat every single day, simply because its become a habit?
How is your day marvelous today?