That Shit Is Bananas

B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Does anyone remember that Gwen Stefani song? Anywho, my day started off very banana-y. First, I found this amazing sounding coffee yesterday: Bananas Foster. As a dessert, I’m not a fan because I despise the taste of rum (bad memories from when I was 18, just like that Gwen Stefani song…), but I am obsessed with bananas and banana flavored things so I had to try this.

Delicious cup of coffee I awoke to, for sure. It served as fuel for my 3.5 mile run + the crazy strength circuit I made up. My abs hurt for the first time in a long time and I love being sore!

After the gym, I stopped at Starbucks for another cup of coffee obviously and had enough time to eat my breakfast there. It was an awesome treat to not eat at my desk, and I am so glad I soaked my oats overnight so I didn’t need a microwave! I am liking my simpler version of oats these days, with just 4 ingredients instead of 897. I now am just using 1/2 cup multi-grain oats from Trader Joe’s, 1/2 scoop banana protein powder (told you I was obsessed), chia seeds and tons of cinnamon. It soaked overnight in unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and this morning I topped it with the usuals; sliced bananas and creamy peanut butter. Yums!

I bring a snack for the afternoons because I always get hungry on my way home from work or sometimes before, but I can usually last until lunch without a snack. I guess my metabolism is revving again from working out because I was really hungry 4 hours after I ate breakfast, so I broke into my emergency stash of cocoa roasted almonds. It’s why I always keep something healthy to snack on in my purse!

Lunch was another salad mess with randoms from my fridge: lettuce, edamame, feta cheese, beets, chicken burger, guacamole, balsamic and mustard. It worked!

Afternoon snackage was what I was excited for all day. I blended together:

  • 1/2 packet Vega vanilla chai powder
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 packet Splenda

So good. A tub of the Vega powder is too expensive, but the packets are around $3 so I will just continue to buy 1 when I am in the mood for it. Maybe this summer when I want smoothies more I’ll invest in the tub because it’s so healthy and delicious!

I kept it lean and green for dinner last night. I defrosted an ahi tuna fillet and cooked it up with broccoli and green beans. I spread a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese on the tuna and topped the greens with organic ketchup & parm cheese. So so so good. After dinner I had my new favorite mix: plain greek yogurt + tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder + honey + banana or strawberries = best healthy treat ever. Try it!

I’ve always loved Law & Order: SVU but now I’m just straight up addicted. John and I do nothing at night now but eat dinner fast then watch a marathon of SVU on Netflix. It’s the only show that I don’t fall asleep during. Oh, and Workaholics! That show is hilarious!

And now I’m off for a 3 miler in my neighborhood since I overslept this morning. Central Park, I’ll see you Friday 🙂

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