Happy Tone It Up Tuesday, my dears! Have you worked out today? I sure did. More on that in a minute! Let’s start with last night’s dinner.
Matty and I were supposed to go to dinner with our friends Kevin and Lauren last night but plans ended up falling through. Despite the setback, we decided to go to Rasoi. Such a good decision! We had a bit of a wait but didn’t really mind. It only made the pappadum that much sweeter.
For my main course, I chose the Vegetable Poriyal, a medley of roasted veggies in a coconut milk and ginger sauce, topped with mustard seeds. For my sides, I rolled with lentils and brown rice. I cleared my plate minus the rice, which I took home with me. Score for leftovers!
Matty opted for the Chicken Pepper Mushroom and requested lentils and fresh naan as his sides. We were the happiest of campers and, after chatting with the owner for a bit, left with satisfied bellies.
This morning, I woke up a little earlier than usual. I laid in bed for about 10 minutes before heading downstairs to complete my A.M. workout. I completed my 30-minute HIIT workout then, in honor of Tone it Up Tuesday, did three circuits of Tone Up Your Arms and three circuits of the Sandcastle Workout. At one point, my dad actually yelled down to me to ask if I was alive. I think he secretly knew I was feeling the burn.
When it came time for breakfast, I was indecisive. I had a Wildflour scone waiting to be eaten but I was also craving…banana bread oats. Yep. So random. To solve my problem, I took to Twitter and Facebook. Thanks to my loyal friends and readers (Hi, I love you!), the clear winner was oats.
There was just one slight problem: I had never made banana bread oats. Don’t worry, though. I quickly took care of that.
Banana Bread Oats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1:30 seconds
Keywords: breakfast vegan vegetarian soy-free low-sodium banana chia seeds raisins nutmeg
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1/2 cup whole oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 banana, mashed
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp. organic raisins
- 1 Tbsp. walnuts
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 drops raw, organic agave nectar
Combine oats and almond milk in a bowl.
On a plate, mash a banana with a fork and add it to the bowl of oatmeal, stirring well-blended.
Add chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and agave nectar.
Heat for 1 minute in the microwave.
Add raisins and walnuts and heat for another 30 seconds.
Stir everything up, eat, and moan!
I didn’t think it was possible to make a homemade oats recipe taste like banana bread. Apparently, it is. Do yourself a favor and make this bad Larry! It’s easy, delicious, and super filling!
After breakfast, I put the finishing touches on something I’ve been working on for two weeks: my very own recipage! For those of you that don’t know, Recipage is an incredible tool created by Emily and Casey. It’s sort of like an app for bloggers! It is a well-organized recipe page where visitors can search everything from keywords to dietary courses to specific ingredients. It’s awesome. Feel free to check it out!”
Once the recipage was complete, it was well past lunch time! Time flies when you’re on a mission. I actually didn’t even realize how hungry I was. As a result, I wanted something quick. I threw together a simple salad of kale, cherry tomatoes, julienned carrots, and avocado and topped the veggies off with nutrtional yeast and some horesradish mustard. I served the salad with falafel chickpea balls and a pool of organic ketchup for dippin’!
It kept me satisfied for awhile! I love when random meals do the trick.
After lunch, Matty came to pick me up and we ran an errand to Target. He was in need of Keurig cups and I was in need of back-to-school essentials. I got some cute new bowls that you’ll be seeing dormside in the future! We’re off to make a plan for dinner. Then, we have a date with the Biggest Loser. I’m on Dolvett’s team.;-)
Question of the Day: Do you watch the Biggest Loser? If so, are you a Bob fan or a Dolvett fan?
I love Bob (afterall, he is a veteran trainer!) but I’m more of a Dolvett fan. I love his methods of training; it’s the perfect balance of motivation and tough love.