Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone has an exciting weekend plan. Mine actually looks a little tame compare to my previous weekend outings, which I’m actually looking forward to. I might actually have time to rest this weekend and MAYBE even spend some time by the pool!
This morning I did a fairly short run, due to my desperate need to find a bathroom halfway through it. Nothing like hearing nature’s call make a good run come to a sudden end.
Duration: 3.52 miles
Time: 34 mins 20 secs
So basically I ran a 5k this morning. Not bad. Tomorrow I’m going to try some speed work and time how fast I can run a mile. I’m really interested to see how that goes. J
For breakfast I tried something that has been on my mind for a while. Mixing almond butter with my cereal! I have been thinking about for some time but when I saw Kath add it to her Cereal Surprise I knew the time had come for me to actually try it.
Since I don’t drink milk and am not the biggest fan of yogurt I had to think long and hard on how to make a tablespoon of almond butter evenly coat a bowl of cereal. Then, it hit me. Apple Sauce! I mean I usually use it in place of milk anyways, why not use it to blend with the almond butter? So I mixed in 1 tablespoon of almond butter with ½ cup of applesauce and microwaved for 30 secs to that the two would blend easily. I then added that to ½ cup of Kashi H2H and ½ cup of 365 Brand Peanut Butter Puffs. I sliced three strawberries and added that on top for a little color.
I have to tell you this was the perfect combination!
The almond butter mixed perfectly with the applesauce and just brought the whole cereal together. And I can definitely feel the difference on how much fuller I am with the addition of the protein from the almond butter. I don’t know why I waited so long to do this combination!
So just a few more hours until the weekend! I know I have really been downing going out to eat lately, but a friend of mine (who I haven’t seen since I moved down here) invited me to Chili’s and I feel too bad saying no. I know they have some healthy options on their menu, but I’m still feeling very blah about it. Anyone have any good suggestions on what I should get that won’t leave me feeling so icky afterwards?