Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, stevia and some almond milk I heated then seeped in some vanilla black tea for a quick mock chai tea. It was really tasty.
Then no kidding, I passed out for like 14 hours. Who does that?! Me I guess. But only once in awhile, when my body is in fight mode. I let myself sleep in and went to work totally refreshed so it was worth it!
I was craving turnips and brussels sprouts. hahaha. Weird food craving!! But I indulged myself.
I also made up some quick oatmeal crackers. The thing I love about these is that there is no recipe. I just dump in some oatmeal, mealy bananers, and spice that up. Roll out and pop in the oven till crispy. So yummy. I like to cut it into strips, throw in the toaster and eat with almond butter.
For dinner I wasn't overly hungry and just made up a quick shrimp salad. I used some mustard, chipotles and thinned it with some water and apple cider for a dressing.
I did however receive an interesting email about a cookie dough hummus. Sounds delish, right?! So I gave it a whirl and adjusted it a bit. This is what I ended up with.
Cookie Dough Hummus
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 tsp. maple extract
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
- 1 tablespoon instant oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
- 2 packets Stevia in the Raw
- pinch of sea salt
I really liked this. I was skeptical at first but dipping into it the maple flavor was really nice against the chickpeas. Yum! It was something different and I think I'm going to be eating this a lot! I have it sitting in the fridge and I think it will be even better tomorrow once the flavors marry up a bit. Would be awesome with some dried fruits or dark chocolate chips pieces maybe.
I've been really loving Stevia in the Raw lately. I don't really use a lot of sugar or like my foods too sweet but once in awhile I really like adding this for a subtle flavor. Although right now I do have a bit of a sweet tooth and I found these chips that are amazing!
OMG! They taste like churros. So good. They are super crunchy, short ingredient list with all recognizable ingredients and only 110 calories for 27 chips. I used to be a huge calorie counter (Im trying to get away from it..) But it had some good stats I think. I already ate a bag this week. So good! It really curbs my crunchy sweet cravings big time.
I gotta say, I'm a bit glad for my rest days. I was charging ahead a bit too hard and when you bonk I think its just your body’s way of slowin down. But now I feel really rested and am ready to get back in action! Did you ever have days where you hit walls? I've been a bit MIA due to my in-laws in town (which was really fun) and my sleep-a-thon. So I was hoping everyone’s week has been going awesome!! Id love to hear about it! Any news? I'm off to Vegas this weekend which will be fun. Its been raining like crazy here, no kidding it even hailed here. I had no idea L.A even got hail! Crazy I tell ya, I hope it lets up soon…its a monsoon out there!!
I hope everyone is having one fantastic week so far!
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