Monday, February 15, 2010

Never cook alone

I'm a social person, so I don't do a whole lot alone. I don't drink alone, and I don't cook alone. Sometimes that means fixing a little pre-meal to eat while cooking so I don't get bored and give up.  Sometimes that means cooking with the one I love.  Last night I did both. 

The Pre-Meal:

Remember how I bought the hemp protein powder to try?


I reached a level of clarity and focus on what to throw together for the test.  Funny how all of a sudden you just know.  So here was my concoction:

Hemp protein powder shake

  • 1 pkg plain hemp protein powder
  • 8 oz almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 tsp flaxseeds
  • 1/2 a large avocado (probably equal to 1 small avocado)
  • 4 ice cubes

Toss it all in the blender and mix it up.

Hmm, this stuff looks pretty hippie...

That looks a little more promising...

Aaaand back to a little more intimidating.  But we all know the only way to check the results is to man up and taste it.  It turned out pretty tasty actually.  Irish thought it was good but asked me to please not let him know what was in it.  I'd take that as high praise.  As for me, I would have it again!

Meditation Mediation

After considering the post yesterday where I admitted that I tend to let stress get the best of me, I'm trying to add a few minutes of meditation to my day.  I am probably the world's worst meditator because my thoughts can derail me so quickly and I don't even realize it.  I think I live in my head quite a bit.  At any rate, I figure being the world's worst meditator and trying to do it is still much better than being the world's worst meditator who doesn't even try.

For now, though, the WWM is going to get ready for bed and spend a few minutes with without my thoughts.


Sunshine Mama said...

Loved your "that looks hippie" comment on the hemp protein mix. It made me laugh. Also enjoyed the shot of seeing it in the bag and the mixture before you mixed it up. Your husband should see that shot because it looks really good.

I have a plain protein drink once a day. Yours looks like so much more fun!

Trail (Oven Aversion) said...

Thanks so much sweetie! I've never tried protein drinks plain... I think I've feared that it would be too gritty.