Heya loves :)!
How's your week going?
I'm thankful for almost 12 hours of sleep I got each night this past weekend. There's nothing like a little sleep to get you going! How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
After Sunday night's shorter sleep sesh in comparison (only about 7.5 hours boo), I made myself a cozy breakfast and prepared for the week. Is anyone else still feeling the oats even though the weather's warming up? I think I will need new breakfast ideas soon since my lunch & dinner cravings are definitely showing the change.
What are your favorite hot-weather breakfasts (or any meal for that matter)?
Even though this post is about BICs (Banana Identity Crises), I apparently had a bit of a Breakfast Identity Crisis as well. Have you ever had that feeling where you just can't decide what you want? Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day so usually I have a plan. Yesterday, I did not.
Without a ripe piece of fruit I could quickly chop up before my early start (come on, organic pears, ripen!), I decided it was time for a mish-mash. I always see Gina rocking the cherries so I picked some frozen ones up last week on an impulse. I also had some lovely strawberries that I decided would go nicely.
The cherry-strawberry oats were good, but nothing to write home about. Oh well. It would have been nice if I could take a better picture, though.
Apparently my BIC continued to turn into a LIC (l for lunch, of course). My lunch was good, but again, something seemed off. I made black eyed pea croquettes served wrapped up in cabbage with carrots. At least carrots never fail me.
Served like so [notice me trying to rescue my meal with dijon. Fail.]:
Da da da da! (That's my lame attempt at theme music by the way. Work with me on this one.) Almond butter to the rescue!
Who knew that all it took to solve my identity crises was a little almond butter, carrots, and ezekiel? Oh, and an apple, of course, but that's just assumed. Apparently almond butter has super powers. Well, maybe not, but it is super tasty.
After all of my foodie fails in the morning, I decided I needed a little stability in my relationship eats. Thank you, Hugh Jass, for being there for me. I can always count on you to be delicious and satisfy my tummy.
Oh, and Tempeh can stay, too, on the conditions of noochification. I think I see the beginnings of a new friendship.
Finally, the BIC you've all been waiting for (or not, but hey, it's the title so I'd like to pretend it's exciting.)
First, let's review. This is a banana, right? [source]
Right. Now how about soft serve? [source]
Good. And last, but not least, these are marshmallows? [source]
Perfect. But now that we've established all of that, what could this possibly be?!
Three words. Banana. Soft. Serve.
Yes, my friends, that is indeed Gena's famous Banana Soft Serve. I don't know how Gina managed to create such a revolutionary dessert, but she did. It tasted exactly like marshmallows to me. Apparently after all that blending, my bananas forgot who they were. How this is possible, I don't know.
Soft-serve is honestly the only thing I sometimes miss being vegan. Fortunately, I love this recipe since it is both raw and vegan, with no added sugar! Score! Dare I say, it was too sweet for me?
Unfortunately, my tummy was not a fan. Bananas and I just don't get along. For some reason, I always get stomach pains or feel sick when I eat them. Sure, you could call me crazy for trying this anyway, but I could say the same if you didn't try this. Seriously. Make. This. Now.
I won't be making this often, but if I need a fix, a little can't hurt. Lucky for me, my tummy wasn't too unhappy last night [not to mention I enjoyed the berries and cocoa powder very much! yum!]. I just need to remember not to challenge my tum; that's where I usually go wrong.
Have you ever had a day of eats that just seemed a little off? I'm thankful for my favorites for fixing this, but it's still not very fun. What's your standby when you don't know what to have?
Have a lovely [hump]day!