Greetings from my couch, where I am comfortably sitting, watching a Thursday Night Football game and avoiding all my responsibilities (not really… okay, kinda really… okay, yes). Let’s get on with the eats!
I was in a huge dilemma this morning. With winter coming up, I knew I was going to be eating a lot of oatmeal, so I wanted to change it up a few more times before I get stuck in a rut. HOOWWWEVER… I had no frozen bananas, so I thought smoothie bowl was out of the picture. Boy was I wrong! I found some dates, so I made a smoothie bowl with 1/2 a frozen avocado, two dates, frozen cauliflower, frozen kale, frrozen berries, almond milk, Ka’Chava vanilla protein powder, and ice. I later topped it with fresh berries and banana, Barney Butter almond butter, One Degree Organics granola, and hemp hearts. One word: food porn. Wait that’s two words. #whatever
That bowl kept me full all through the morning, which NEVER happens. Like… never. Recently, metabolism has speed up, so I’ve been getting hungry two-three hours later, but not today. Lunch was an avocado, hummus, sauerkraut, cheese, and tempeh sandwich on Ezekiel bread with carrots and hummus on the side.
Afternoon snacking part one (I say part one because I snack when I get home… DUH) was a KIND Granola Square and some salted almonds. I’ve been HOOKED on salted almonds, and I don’t think I’ll be stopping. These got me through an anatomy quiz and a long drive home (maybe it wasn’t that long, but I missed every single light, and that bugs me like no other).
Like I said, I would be doing some snacking as soon as I got home and started doing homework. I had two of these double chocolate chip cookies (recipe coming soon- THEY’RE ADDICTIVE!) and worked on AP Psych, anatomy, a math project, and college apps. Yay senior year! Yay productivity! Yay tons of flashcards! Yay tons of trees killed to help me do well in school!!!!!
Thankfully, I got my work done by 5:30, and was able to make a nice dinner and relax for the rest of the night. I made my current buddha bowl obsession, which is a base of kale massaged in tahini, dijon mustard, and lemon juice. The toppings: chickpeas, roasted tempeh, roasted carrots, roasted butternut squash, 1/2 an avocado, roasted cauliflower, and sauerkraut. Mouth full. Stomach very happy. Food baby much content.
Post photo, I ALWAYS add more food into a giant salad bowl. I’d be lying if I said this isn’t the meal I look forward to every day.
Spent the night relaxing and getting ready for school the next day, but not without another snack. I had some peanut butter cups and a Siggi’s yogurt, cause I was craving it like no other.
See y’all soon!
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