Pep In My Step
I don’t even think the words “Happy Friday” are good enough to describe how much I actually want to celebrate that today is Friday! But, Happy Friday anyways friends I hope you all had a delightful day and are looking forward to the weekend! I definitely am.
I am also looking forward to a good sleep tonight My body isn’t used to being out so late!
When I got home from school today all I wanted to do was change into my pyjamas, put warm socks on, and maybe procrastinate studying for a little while The weather was unbelievably winter-like today that I seriously thought it was going to snow, so I definitely wasn’t planning on leaving my cozy home once I got home from class
However, this all changed when I received some very exciting news
The little blinker on my answering machine was flashing away, so I checked my messages and found out that my order for About Time protein powder had come in already! This totally changed my mellow mood into one full of excitement The surprising news definitely put a “pep in my step!”
Within minutes I was off to the market!
Walking from where I parked my car to the market I began laughing to myself when I realized I was walking around with a ridiculously huge smile on my face haha. My excitement was out for the world to see. Not only was I extremely happy about the arrival of my order, but any trip downtown makes this girl a happy one Especially if it’s a trip to the market!
When I got to the store, I could barely speak. You might think I am exaggerating, but when I asked the owner for my parcel I had to reword my sentence three times before it actually made any sense haha
“A parcel away for me”
“She called and said my package came”
“Protein powder, it came”
The poor man trying to interpret my confusing phrases.
He walked me over to the protein powders and there it was my cinnamon swirl flavoured protein powder. But then I saw something else that caught my eye…
CARAMEL LATTE ABOUT TIME PROTEIN POWDER!
I am a sucker for anything coffee related, so I went with the caramel latte flavour over cinnamon swirl.
So welcome the newest addition to my little About Time protein fam jam I think she fits in quite well
(you know what this means… new protein powder review!)
The rest of my night continued with exciting events
My Dad purchases tickets to come visit me in November after my midterms are done I am so excited. I have a memo pad started in my phone titled “Things to do with Dad” already It’s getting pretty lengthy too… I hope he knows there’s not going to be anytime for monkey business We have stuff to do Fun, fun, fun! (Take this as a warning Daddy!)
My parents also purchased plane tickets for myself to come home for Christmas holidays! The university released our final exam schedule, so I found out that I am done exams December 19th and will be home sweet home by December 20th Definitely something to look forward to and the way life goes, it will be here before I know it!
The rest of the excitement that occurred tonight took place in the kitchen I was cooking up a storm (instead of studying, oops) and created some pretty fabulous dishes You guys are going to get so spoiled these next few days! The recipes are going to come at you so fast you won’t know what to do with them all
As for now, I have two recipes for you which involve one of my favourite foods in the world
Avocados are a wonderful fruit packed with heart healthy fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), vitamin E, folate, fibre, and pantothenic acid. Avocados also contain small amounts of iron and zinc.
Personally, I wouldn’t be upset if I had to eat avocados every day I love the creamy buttery texture of them so much I could squeal!
Another thing that draws me to this amazing fruit is their versatility! I enjoy avocados plain, mashed on toast, in salads, in replace of salad dressings, mixed in cottage cheese, inside sushi rolls, and the list goes on and on One of the craziest, but most tasty combo’s I have came up with so far using avocados is my avocado and mango topped english muffin (My mouth is watering just thinking about this combo!)
But, I bet you want these recipes already!? Alright. Recipe number one…
A Creamy Avocado and Parsley Sauce
2 oz. (4 Tbsp) avocado
1 tsp olive oil
7 – 10 leaves parsley
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 garlic clove
sea salt (just a sprinkle!)
Blend ingredients and enjoy! I topped my asparagus with this sauce, but I will definitely be using it as a pasta sauce in the near future
Savoury Kale Eggrito
1 whole grain tortilla (I use Food for Life brand)
3 – 4 egg whites
1 Tbsp avocado
1 Tbsp hummus
Sauté vegetables in frying pan. Add eggs and scramble when vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, spread tortilla with hummus. Once eggs are cooked, stuff tortilla with egg and vegetable mixture and avocado. Wrap it up and enjoy as a healthy meal at anytime! I had this for breakfast earlier this week and bragged to all of my friends about how good my breakfast was.
Did anyone care?
I’m not sure, but I was sure excited
Two pumpkin recipes comin’ at you guys tomorrow! Yes. Pumpkin. I hope you aren’t sick of pumpkin yet because I just opened up a huge can and am going to get creative
See you with the recipes tomorrow! Bring your smiles!
Favourite recipe using avocado?
Favourite recipe using pumpkin?
Would have you gone with the caramel latter flavoured protein powder or the cinnamon swirl?
What I Learnt Today:
To help keep your mushrooms last up to an entire week longer, place in large plastic resealable bag lined with paper towel. Monitor the paper towel throughout the week; when damp – replace with dry paper towel!