What a chilly day yesterday was! There are days that have snow, there are days that have sub-zero temperatures…and then there are days with a mix of both and include wind. That was yesterday. Days like that are what treadmills are made for, that’s all I have to say about that.
Side note: my badass coach ran outside. Just saying, I recruited the best. Not sure if I can live up to her standards (tehehe)
Now that I have officially made you three degrees colder, let’s get to the meat (or macaroni) of this post. What I Ate Wednesday is the most delicious day of the blog-work-week. Thanks to Jenn for the link-up.
I am back on the banana mush train for now. It might have to do with the abundance of bananas I was gifted last week, but I never complain about brown bananas. After my rather sweaty run, I mashed two bananas, added a scoop of vanilla protein powder, a tablespoon of coconut flour and a spoonful of chia seeds to a bowl. Gave it the good old mix and then topped with a gloop of PB. Stay classy everyone.
Everytime I think it’s a good time to eat at the running store, a customer comes in and I sell a pair of shoes. Therefore, I think that I should attempt to eat lunch multiple times a shift and see if we sell more shoes. I think it would be a delicious experiment. Today I had something from CTB called “Mad About Macaroni” and I love that title. It’s extra cheesy and made with spiral noodles. We all know spiral noodles are the best cheese noodles because they hold onto more cheese. I added some roasted broccoli and garlic in there because that is just tasty. On the side I had the last of my sweet pickles. I need to get more of those ASAP!
I haven’t had Kombucha in a loooooooooooooooooooooong time. These drinks with chia seeds were expired at work…but we all know letting a fermented drink sit longer (not too long of course) makes it better. This hit the spot and I sipped it for the rest of my shift
More bananas are necessary for this babe. I made a PB&J&Banana wrap. I also tossed in some granola that I am addicted to from CTB. It’s honey roasted and has almonds, dried cherries and tons of sweetness. It tastes delicious on top of PB&J. I also enjoyed a bowl of my favorite greens (peas and broccoli)
I usually only have yogurt when I get it free. I got about 10 cups of free vanilla and blueberry chobani from work, so I’ve been making small desserts with them when I don’t have my chickpea blondies to eat. This bowl was yogurt, protein powder and white chocolate M&Ms (the leftovers from my brownies).
I am pretty satisfied with my day of eats. It was tasty, fueled me and I didn’t overthink anything. Sometimes I get in my head and try to get more nutrients out of the food I eat. After all, I am running consistently and want to maximize the training I do. The only way to get the most out of training is to recovery appropriately by eating and resting. Some days I get anxious to be perfect with nutrition. This is not realistic. I do what I can and enjoy what I eat. That is the way to be the best runner I can.
Do you have a favorite Mac&Cheese recipe?
If you had an abundance of bananas, what would you make?