I can’t believe it’s another Monday! Ready for a new week? This is my last *free* week before the first round of tests so I’m taking advantage of extra relaxation time and plan on going to the mall, watching some
trash TV and hopefully whipping out some new recipes.
Weekend confession: I’m starting to like country music thanks to Ziegfest 2011. Even a month ago, I never imagined those words coming out of my mouth. Apparently there is hope in the world.
Let’s start this week off on the right foot shall we? With a cookie dough smoothie? This filling breakfast has been rocking my mornings and I may or may not break 54 traffic laws on my way home from the gym just to dig into it. While I don’t advise breaking any laws, please indulge yourself.
Cookie Dough Smoothie
(based off of Kath’s Dough Boy Smoothie)
- 1/3 cup oats (quick & rolled both work)
- 1/2 tsp chia seeds
- lots of cinnamon
- Optional: add a scoop of protein powder – I’ve used whey and rice and both make it taste like ice cream. If you do add extra dry ingredients, make sure to bump up the amount of liquid you use.
- Cut up a banana and freeze overnight.
When you wake up fungry, blend up the overnight oats with a frozen banana and a spoonful of nut butter. [Add a tad of liquid to get things moving if needed; the less liquid you use, the more doughey it will be.]
Mondays are my busiest day, which means my love for Monday has decreased significantly. I guess I should practice what I preach and make the most of it. Smile, encourage others, and call someone just to tell them you loveee them!
Best part of your weekend? Spending all day Sunday watching romcoms [hello Princess Diaries x2 and 27 Dresses] & Ziegfest.
If you had to choose, cookie dough or cookies? Cookie dough baby.