Howdy guys! Happy Humpday!
I wish I was more uplifting right now but the truth is, this week is just KILLING me! I didn’t fall asleep last night until at least 10:00 and that puts me in at only getting about five hours of sleep. Since I was exhausted yesterday (and the day before) as well, this is sort of putting me over and edge and I’m super afraid of getting sick because my resistance is way down. I don’t know what happened last night….well actually I do! I was pretty upset about something going on right now, and that coupled with KILLER allergies (anyone want to tell me exactly how to use the “netti pot”?!) and an extreme headache from not hydrating enough yesterday completely killed me. I finally decided a snack would help and so around 9:00 I got up and fixed a tiny bowl of 1 weetabix biscuit with hemp milk (sorry no picture!). I think that actually did help a little and I felt better after I ate.
Regardless, the alarm went off way too quickly and my eyes were sunken in and bright red all day. However, I did have another really good morning snack!
Oh my goodness, I am just obsessed with these microwaved egg whites!!!!!! No seriously, they are rocking my world and I can’t wait to try more variations. This morning I just did two again for one minute and they turned out SO fluffy!!! I used to think egg whites were rather boring but these are pure fluff. And I love how big they get! I also had half of a fruit & grain bagel with almond butter and half of a sliced banana. It kept me going strong all morning even though I broke down at 4:30 and bought a grape kombucha. I usually save them for Fridays but NEEDED one this morning!
I broke around 8:00 for breakfast and dug into a monster sized breakfast cookie (3/4 cup oats, other half of banana, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein, 1 tbsp almond butter and splash of hempmilk)…this time with chocolate chips! The chocolate chips were perfect in it and will be a regular addition from now on. It was like eating a big ol’ chocolate chip oatmeal cookie for breakfast and I LOVED it
I honestly don’t know how I made it the rest of the morning. I was so tired and my boss even looked at me and asked me if I was okay…and then he sent me home 30 minutes early telling me to get some sleep! Gah! The only thing I wanted for lunch was a smoothie and so smoothie it was! This creation was totally Heather inspired because I’ve been loving all her amazing uses for avocado lately on her blog. Here’s what went in the ol’ Vita Mix this morning—
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 banana
- 1 cup silk light vanilla
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- 1 scoop chocolate protein
- few big squirts agave
It.was.the.best.smoothie.EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! The surprise avocado ingredient made it SO unbelievably creamy (thanks, Heather!), it was out of control. This is definitely my favorite smoothie combination to date and was very very filling to boot!
I was originally planning on doing yoga today but I’m just so worn out I might take a complete rest day and do some simple stretches on my own. Is it Friday yet??!