Hi, my name is Jenna and I am a chunky almond butter ADDICT.
Seriously, this stuff is like crack to me! I just bought this jar on Saturday and already it is half gone. To give myself a little credit though, I did use 6 tbsp of it in the super charge me cookies…but still! I can’t get enough. Heather and Polly were talking about how many servings are really in that golden jar and I’m going to have to agree with them about five. Maybe 7 if you stretch it.
On another note: I am so tired. So, so, so, SO tired. Last night was one of my “bad” sleeping nights…….I went to bed at 7 and didn’t fall asleep until probably 12:30….clocking in at about 2 hours of sleep. I was doing so well last week and really thought I conquered my sometimes insomnia problem so last night was really discouraging! I was just about asleep and then I heard my mom come home and the dog barking, and I woke up and just couldn’t get myself back into sleep-mode. It would be different if I lived alone and could totally live in a cave at night, but the fact of the matter is that I share a wall with an 18 year old boy (think xbox sounds all night long) and a house with 3 other people that are on an opposite sleeping schedule. I’m sure it won’t be this tough forever, but GEEZ!
So, this morning in my zombie-like state, I managed to prepare a banana with pb before work:
And then I was actually quite excited about my breakfast…for good reason! It was awesome!
Last night I combined 1/2 cup muesli with 1 Voskos yogurt in my tupperware and then this morning at work, I added a spoonful of almond butter, some blueberries and a drizzle of preserves. Fantastic! I got this idea from a reader actually who said that she likes to soak her muesli overnight in yogurt. The muesli becomes softer and the yogurt soaked it all up….very good and VERY filling! I will definitely be re-creating this breakfast bowl in the very soon future. After this meal, I was definitely set for the next 5 hours til’ lunch.
Speaking of lunch, the almond butter came out again!!! I couldn’t help myself….I am a magnet to it.
One toasted Kashi Go Lean waffle with another big scoop of almond butter and preserves. With strawberries on the side. Love that melty almond goodness!
I was supposed to go to the Y this afternoon with Sarah but was waaay too tired. Instead, I took a walk with my mom and Mikan for 1 hr and 10 minutes! We didn’t mean to walk that far but the weather was gorgeous and the fresh air felt great to my exhausted body. When we got back, I ate a very early light dinner. I haven’t felt very well all day and soup sounded amazing. Chicken noodle to be exact. I usually don’t really like chicken noodle, but tonight it was awesome!
And my mom made a homemade caesar with sourdough croutons (from sourdough I baked at work today). Major garlic yum!
And I saved the best for last——-
LOOK at these beauties! Vegan chocolate cupcakes with vegan fluffy buttercream. The recipe can be found either here or in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World. These were spectacular today. Everyone at work LOVED them! And when I say loved them, I mean my boss took a sample over to our store manager AND events planner and they both loved them so much that they are going to be a staple in our bakery now! The store manager wants us to use the recipe to make large cakes as well….layer cakes, birthday cakes…maybe even wedding cakes! They are much cheaper to make than regular cake because they don’t contain eggs or dairy and I whipped up a batch in about 15 minutes. I am making a much larger batch tomorrow and possibly experimenting with flavors….we think they will be a big hit! And, of course, I HAD to buy TWO! =)
So, for dessert, I had half of one. Half because one of these cupcakes is about twice the size of a normal cupcake. They are MASSIVE!
Total bliss. I moaned in pleasure as I ate and cried out to my mom that that moment was, hands down, the best part of my day.
They’re vegan….so they’re healthy…….right??!!! 😉
And, yes, I ate dinner at 4 pm eastern time and, yes, I hope to be asleep by 6:30. I’m very ready for humpday and praying for a better night’s rest tonight!!