Bring on the week! I’ve had such a fantastic weekend that I just feel so energised and ready to jump into the working week.
No I’m not crazy. I’m just hopped up on that Body Step love. Ahh… what am I going on about?
Let’s recap from the weekend shall we. I did something
slightly totally awesome on Saturday and shared the whole experience with you guys in two posts, check it out below:
I also had a very tasty and new-to-me healthy risotto dinner last night, that you’ll be remaking in no time.
This morning was spent putting to work all that I learnt and gained on Saturday in two sweaty, inspiring and totally fun Body Step classes. I felt like both classes I gave it absolutely everything, and loved hearing and seeing peoples’ reactions during and after. I also had to make many mental notes to correct technique, but since I have no mirror in front of me I’m unsure to whether or not that was effective. Then again, that’s why mirror practices are crucial.
I’ve also been busy cleaning and cooking up some banana heaven in my kitchen, thanks to Woolworths having bananas in the discount produce bucket! I got at least 10 for $3.
I only had one serving left of my Vanilla Protein Slice, so I decided I’d put my ripe bananas to work. I reinvented the wheel slightly with a few tweaks here and there.
You’ll find my original Vanilla Protein Slice recipe here. All I did this time round was use 2 whole eggs, omit the blueberries for chunks of banana (I only used one but you can never have enough banana chunks) and swapped trim milk for Blue Diamond’s Unsweetened Almond Milk.
Yup, I jumped on that bandwagon when I won the Blue Diamond swagbag recently. (That super cute usb had recipes on it too I realised!)
Being completely honest, I’m not a huge fan of the sweetened version and left this for my bf. I found it wayyyy to sweet for my liking. However, the unsweetened version was much more tolerable and less sickly. It’s not my fave on its own but I’ve added it to a creation here and there, and decided to use it in my protein slice this morning. Which suits my taste buds just fine.
The combination of the cooked banana and natural sweetness from the almond milk complemented each other perfectly. The end result was delicious.
For anyone interested here is the entire revised recipe for my Banana & Almond Milk Protein Slice
- 2 cups of wholegrain oats
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 30g scoop of vanilla protein powder (I used Aussie Bodies Perfect Protein Vanilla)
- 1 large banana, mashed
- 1/2 cup of Blue Diamond Unsweetened Almond Breeze (can use regular)
- 2 eggs
- 1 banana, cut into chunks
- Line a square pan with baking paper. Preheat a fanforced oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- Mix oats, baking powder and protein powder in a large bowl.
- Add mashed banana, eggs, milk and banana. Stir carefully (not to mush the banana chunks) till all combined.
- Pour into lined pan and place into oven.
- Bake for 20 minutes or so. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan.
- Once cooled slice into pieces. I ended up slicing it into 10 pieces.
Beating ED Habits
Why the ‘supposed’? Well in true form, I’m over thinking everything.
Here’s (the short version of) what my eats and day has looked like so far:
- 5:15am- Wake up.
- 5:45am- Body Step Class
- 7-8:15am- Home. Reading in bed. Practising new BS tracks.
- 8:30am- Egg scramble. [Like that pic- bar the side of toast, turkey + egg, but plus another egg in the scramble.]
- 9:20am- Body Step Class.
- 10:45- 12am- Home. Clean, shower.
- 12am- I was hungry so had watermelon and an end of my banana protein slice seen above. Didn’t want toast yet.
- 1am- Usual toast with pb + ab and banana slices.
That’s my day so far.
So is that still falling into my usual ‘clock following’ habit or did I listen to my body? Is it a bad thing to want to eat my toast later, or is it okay because I still ate something (just a different something) when I was hungry earlier?
Ahhhhh, so confused. Not to mention I’ve got a tension headache for some reason. I think it’s from my sore shoulders and back… where’s my boyfriend when you need him anyways?
- What milk is your favourite?
- Have you got any fabulous almond milk recipes/concoctions for me?