Doesn’t my ice cream look creamier than normal? I tried a new little trick that just might have made it that much better.
I wanted to get to bed at a decent hour, so while the actual day might have been a success, I’m not making any promises with blog post. Ha.
I tried my hardest yesterday though to do exactly what I said I would. Thank goodness I had STUFT Daddy’s help. He is the best husband in the world. The best. I’m a lucky gal.
So let’s see. Yesterday morning I had to take advantage of the fact that my favorite GNC egg protein powder is back in the house. It had been way too long. I have just a little to use over the next month or so.
Seriously, I’m giddy about this egg protein goodness.
It was awesome. Better than awesome. I forgot how much I love this stuff. I only had to use one tablespoon of cocoa powder because the protein powder already had chocolate. Oh it was the perfect start to my day. (So was my SunButter sandwich that accompanied it. Yes, we all got SunButter sandwiches on my favorite bread for our morning out and about.)
I plan on this smoothie making an appearance sometime today as well.
After teaching a spin class and sweating for 6 miles on the treadmill, the boys and I had a playground date.
We got side tracked and took a little detour on the way back to the car. It wasn’t my idea.
It was, however, a pretty tight squeeze with the BOB.
It was also well worth it.
My Starbuck’s drink of choice for the day.
My Mizuno running shoes choice for the day (Inspires).
Too bad this happened in the making.
Bye bye walnut butter.
hello amazing sample delivery of Artisana fabulousness.
Yep. I got these the other week, but have been keeping them safe and sound in the box until I was ready to open them. I can only have so many open jars of nut butter around without wanting to finish them all off at the same time. Especially Artisana Foods products.
Hmmm…… the ones I can not wait to get into are these.
Cacao Bliss (I already have an open jar that consume on a daily basis, sometimes on my sweet potato snack)
macadamia butter (I’ve never had it before)
and the cashew butter.
I love Artisana butters for so many reasons. They’re organic, raw, and a good source of healthy fats and protein.
The only bad thing about all their butters is that I want to eat them all at once. I must pace myself. I must pace myself.
I’ve also been trying to incorporate more coconut oil into my diet lately like drizzling it on my salad or adding in my café Americano. I also use it in my original Oh Fudge recipe. Artisana has this good little description of the difference between coconut butter and coconut oil I thought was pretty nifty.
I found a couple of articles on the benefits of coconut oil and some different ways to use it and since I’m too lazy to write them all out for you I just thought I’d share the links.
There’s some interesting information there. Rather than just eating it for benefits, I’m going to try coconut oil as a conditioner and for a scalp massage.
The boys got a little package of their own yesterday too from our friends over a Chobani Champions.
What? You don’t hang out at home without your pants on?
Or out in the front yard where your neighbors can see (and hear) how excited you are about special packages left at the door?
I thought everyone did that.
You just might, actually, if you got cool little packs like these from the nice people over at Chobani.
That should be a fun little activity for the day. Let’s hope it lasts longer than 5 minutes and that those markers are used only to color the lunch totes.
Okay, well, that’s not that exciting, but hey, I’m still giving myself a do over okay? This is it for now.
One more day to enter the Find Your Mezamashii giveaway. There will be 10 winners announced Friday morning! Woo hoo! Exciting stuff!
Do you do the coconut oil thing?
Favorite nut butter of all time. Go.