I scream for protein!
Get it? Protein Ice Cream!
Tuesday (a WHOLE week ago!) pre-holiday craziness at work, an afternoon snack/dessert from lunch:
PROTEIN ICE CREAM.
Best thing since protein pancakes??! I don’t know…. but pretty darn good. I basically eat drink this type of thing multiple times during the week (I’ve noticed this girl knows what I’m talking about!), but since the addition of xantham and guar gums, it has made a WORLD of difference. HEAB knows her stuff. Heather, you must make protein ice cream in your new magic bullet- it makes it so good!
Protein Ice Cream: (How I did it.)
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
- 1/4 t xantham gum, 1/8 t guar gum
- 4-8 oz unsweetened chocolate almond breeze
- 1 t+ extra dark cocoa powder
- Topped with a couple flavors Sunspire chips.
OMG! So good!
Wednesday lunch: Trout w/ green Tabasco, carrots w/ tahini, raw brocc salad.
Thursday snack: MORE PROTEIN ICE CREAM?!
This time topped with crumbled world peace cookie. Maya sent me a little package with homemade baked gooodss which I’ve been nibbling on for the past six days. Oh my gosh, making the foodie in me HAPPY! (Pepita brittle, homemade marshmallows, chocolate world peace cookies and jam thumbprints were included. They will definitely be popping in every now and then in my eats! Trying to savor them. ;) )
Thank you Mayaa. :)
Thursday breakfast: egg whites with green Tabasco, toast with PB+drizzle honey+banana
Christmas early lunch (post family hike!): massage kale salad, trout with more green Tabasco.
*FWI, most of my trout lunches with broccoli or kale are cold/chilled/room temperature dishes.
Wednesday breakfast: Greek yogurt, homemade granola, frozen blueberries, a piece of frozen banana, a couple raw almonds- then all mixed up.
Tuesday lunch: chicken w/ tahini, carrots+cucumber+salsa+massaged kale salad.
Tuesday (last week) breakfast: OATS at Starbucks! This was actually kind of good. A “perfect oatmeal” w/ half of banana, the dried cranberries out of the dried fruit packet, a splash of skim milk, lots of cinnamon, vanilla powder, and half a packet of Almond Butter.
Enjoyed in good company with girlfriends from high school. So fun.
Well this post is like a week’s worth of recap, not including Christmas Eve, Christmas dinner OR yesterday and today. BUT, its the first time in a while I feel ahead with the blogging game. I have multiple posts lined up for you, all of which I’m very excited about, my Google reader is back to zero (getting to commenting now), I’m finally putting together a page dedicated to my blogroll, and I’m finally feeling at peace with myself since I’ve returned home from Texas. The trick is being at peace even in the rough, tough, and dare I say fugly times, which I know will revisit time and time again throughout my life and each person’s life. Another New Years Intention? Sure.
Movies that have been watched:
“Up in the Air”- I think Madeline will agree with me- SUCH a good movie, and a lovely two hours of full on George. God, I don’t think that man will ever get ugly. Even when he is old. Heck, Clooney is ALREADY old. But he is damn sexy nonetheless.
A man after my own heart. Aviators and espresso. YUM.
(George, not the espresso.)
“500 Days of Summer”- I really enjoyed this. It’s a very nice, quirky story. I watched it Monday night and I’m still thinking about the entire thing. Deep thoughts too! Ughh, I’ll say it again- can I just be like 25 already?
Going to watch “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” tomorrow. Has anybody seen this? Thoughts?
New Years plans? Since I’m a youngin underage, relatively mature adult, I therefore cannot go anywhere where alcohol is served; unfortunately there is not much else to do in Tucson. On top of that: my friends and I are already pretty laid back. We go out to coffee for fun. Naturally, we have no plans. Really, the only reason I want to go out is to don a cute outfit and pair of heels! Oh well. On a different note- the countdown begins! 26 days till I leave for New York.
CCV’s Wild Bars Giveaway!
Monica’s Bar Giveaway!
Lil Veggie Patch Coconut Bliss giveaway!