Oh my God you guys! The weather! We have the doors open, my pink pants are on and I no longer have to use hot hands in my running gloves. This seriously makes me so happy! This morning I woke up and felt like I was a butterfly emerging from a cocoon of blankets into the beautiful sun! Ithaca has been blessed this winter. We really have!
Today’s edition of WIAW, thanks Jenn for hosting, is making me so happy. There is really no reason other than food tastes better when I’m in a good mood. The weather gave me a good mood, so therefore everything I threw together tasted amazing. Let’s get on with the yummies!
Banana, chocolate oat cake, topped with peanut butter and an apple.
I will give the recipe at the end of this post, but it was really easy. Again, I’m probably not the first person to do this, but why not share my knowledge if it was delicious? I have been craving apples more often lately, especially the juicy ones! What’s your favorite apple? I like golden delicious, gala and Empire.
Black beans and tofu, mashed together and a tossed salad.
I was reminded why I don’t eat salad too often, at least salad with that much lettuce. I only like it if the leaves have an equal distribution of dressing. I don’t like either naked leaves or dressing saturated ones. I’m a salad snob.
My go-to classic: 3-nut butter (walnut, cashew and almond butter) and banana wrap with my homemade millet granola, bowl of greens and dip
Chocolate, peanut butter protein bowl. I essentially added some protein powder, this chocolate powdered peanut butter, pumpkin and almond milk together. It smelled delicious so I figured I couldn’t go wrong. My gym was GIVING AWAY packages of the powdered PB. Not like small packs, but the full thing! I love my gym! Anyway, weird combo but it was good. Recipe anyone?
Ok, now as promised, the microwave breakfast I created that someone else probably has a recipe for:
1 ripe banana
1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup water
1 T cocoa powder
In the microwave, place oats and water in a cereal bowl. Microwave for 1.5 minutes. Mash banana. When oats come out, stir in cocoa powder and mashed banana. Pour into smaller bowl (or keep it in the same bowl if you prefer) and microwave 1.5 more minutes. Top with PB.
Are you a salad snob?
Favorite spring food?