I’m currently writing this post in my PJ’s as I munch on some chocolate protein pudding with cashew butter (easiest, healthiest delicious breakfast ever), and as soon as I hit publish, will be off to the student health centre to get an X-ray of my knee! I’ll be seeing the ortho tomorrow, and will most likely be getting and MRI done, but before any of that, they need to make sure that none of my bones are broken! (Which they shouldn’t be, because I think I would feel that!)
AM Yoga: Yesterday morning both the mens and women’s team yet again had our early morning vinyasa yoga session. It started off a little slower than normal, which I really appreciated as it helped my body to ease into the poses.
PM Practice: Let me tell you a little bit about what was going through my head at 4:15 pm yesterday as I left my last class of the day: To practice, or to nap? That is the question! Since official NCAA practices start today, yesterday’s practice was optional, and I seriously considered plodding back to my room to curl up in my bed for about an hour. After some deliberation, I decided against it, and hit with a teammate, Kira for about an hour.
What I Ate Wednesday : Pumpkin and Coconut Edition
Thanks to Trader Joe’s, the following munchies have found their way into my life. Question: does eating pumpkin butter count as eating a serving of vegetables? I’d say that’s up to personal interpretation 😀
- Pumpkin Pie Parfait
I made myself a little pumpkin parfait the other day, with plain Greek yogurt, canned pumpkin, and pumpkin butter, with some cashew butter drizzled on top.
- Coconut Chocolate Covered Almonds
Be proud! I’ve had these nuggets for almost 4 days now, and I still have basically the whole container left! These almonds are sweet and perfectly crunchy, and a great way to satisfy a little sweet craving after a meal (or before a workout…?).
- Pumpkin Butter
I’ve been enjoying my pumpkin butter a couple of ways, with cottage cheese (don’t hate!), and topped on crackers with some cashew butter. These combos may or may not have turned into breakfasts over the past couple of days. Yumz!
Ps. The crackers I’ve been using are the multigrain crackers from Trader Joe’s. They’re pretty inexpensive (about $2.50 a box?) and they’re great with both sweet and savoury toppings.
- Coconut Cashews
Just then you thought I couldn’t make any more combinations- stop that thought right there! I will always make more combinations- especially when they involve nuts. Or coconut :).
The best thing about these nuts besides the fact that they taste amazing, is that they don’t have any other ingredients, other than cashews and coconut! No sugar added = big ups from me!
- Coconut Chips
Probably my favourite purchase over the past couple of weeks. I just love how these chips aren’t really chips, but are rather just toasted coconut pieces! They’re crunchy, sweet and salty, and kind of creamy at the same time! Wins across the board!
And one last thing, although it involves neither pumpkin nor coconut… my dinner from last night (recipe to come!!!)
- Sweet Potato Chick Pea Quinoa burgers with Lemon Tahini sauce
Blogging time’s up, and I am feelin’ a Wawa pumpkin spice coffee before my X-ray. Toodles!