Good morning everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic day celebrated with lots of loved ones!
I know I sure did.
It’s time for another addition of what I ate Wednesday. Christmas style.
This will probably be short and sweet, since I have festivities to return to!
This morning, my Sister woke me up around 5:30 to open stockings. Oh vey, you would think as we got older we could sleep in just a little;) Maybe next year?
We took our leisurely time getting ready, and I had some breakfast.
Oh man, SO good!
I’m sorry for the truly horrid photo. Winter sucks for lighting! I need to improve this problem…where do you take pictures during the Winter?
P.S. Why have I not tried this bake sooner?!
I made a few adaptations; using a chia egg, omitting the flax egg/egg, the added buckwheat groat, chopped almonds so instead I added 1 tablespoon hemp protein powder. I later topped it with peanut flour frosting. Awesome.
After some coffee we headed straight for the presents. Let’s say I was pretty darn spoiled this year.
Afterward, I was just exhausted. 4 hours sleep on Saturday, 2 hours sleep Sunday, plus 4 hours Monday night = a very tired person. I was going to say a tired Lisa, but I hate third person talk. Anyways, I was feeling good until yesterday when I overcame the over tired feelings and felt downright exhausted.
After opening gifts, we prepared for Lunch. Or, I did at least. My family still hadn’t had breakfast.
I made my favorite roasted kabocha with a shot glass filled with coconut butter! An old favorite.
Back to the sleeplessness, I figure since the holidays are only once per year! I can survive another week of pure crazy.
I almost feel lack of “sleep drunk”? Does anyone else get that? Ha.
With that all being said, since my body is clearly in a state of “stress”, I will be taking the next week off of exercise.
I know it will do my body good to take a simple week of resting. Easier said than done, but I think I deserve a little break.
Enter in more yoga, walking, stretching and pilates.
We figured Dinner would be a little late this evening, so I broke into a quick snack to eat before the main event.
I made my delicious (deconstructed) pumpkin fudge recipe, but used almond butter and omitted the protein powder, since I can add raw cacoa back into my diet! Yay!
After, we mingled with family and friends for a while before the final feast arrived before us.
I didn’t take any photos, but I just had some turkey, brussels sprouts and my Mom made some delicious parsnip, turnip and carrot fries made with coconut oil.
It was a delicious meal.
Now, I’m sipping on some tea before I break into another snack and get myself bed at a decent hour!
There’s no denying that this Christmas was simply awesome! I love my family so much.
I’ll be back tomorrow with an update on that news I was talking about on Monday! Maybe a vlog? Or I can do a written and vlog, since I have a lot to say.
What’s your favorite holiday meal?
What do you do when you can’t sleep?
Any of my Canadian friends going Boxing Day shopping?