Ahh, weekends are so nice. I did my share of relaxing/laying around today, and have managed to pepper in some wonderful food. Upon waking, I laid in bed for 45 minutes and read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I’m only about 70 pages in, but I’m already intrigued. When I crawled out of bed, I was craving something creamy.
I whipped up a version of Katie’s raw cheesecake and poured it over some Greek yogurt. It didn’t feel complete without a few chocolate chips, so those were added, too. To make my version of the raw cheesecake:
- ¼ cup almonds
- ½ frozen banana (about 50g)
- 1 tbs. water
- 5 vanilla drops
Pinch of salt
- Put the almonds and water in the food processor and blend until smooth
- Add the rest of the ingredients
It’s that easy. It tasted like heaven draped over the creamy yogurt. I let Punky lick the food processor clean and she loved it, too. After breakfast, I just laid around. I was feeling a little under the weather, so I opted to talk on the phone to my best friend and watch TV rather than go for my typical Saturday morning run. Lunchtime was here before I knew it, and I wanted something savory. Seeing as my savory-loving-taste-buds rarely make themselves known, I fully embraced the craving.
Delicious: spinach, roasted potatoes, egg, salsa, and some buried hummus
Meeker got home from work and started in on some laborious yard work – which made me feel lazy, so I went for a walk/run. In total, I probably moved about 6 miles, and I felt so much better afterwards. I came home and fixed my hard-working scuzzband some steak/potatoes/eggs. He was a happy boy.
For dinner, I was still on that savory kick, so I started with a pizza.
flatout wrap with tomato paste and cheese, popped under the broiler for about 4 minutes.
Then, a big huge salad.
Lettuce, carrots, edamame, a few potato chunks (leftover), celery and ranch dressing.
I like salad. I also like chocolate, but we didn’t have anything but cocoa powder in the house, so I created an insanely quick and delicious raw dessert to end the meal.
Into the food processor (don’t worry, I cleaned after Punky’s taste-testing earlier) went:
- ½ frozen banana
- 3 medjool dates
- 1 handful of almonds
- 1 tbs. cocoa powder
It was so creamy and delicious! It made about ½ cup of mush, but it was so rich that I only ate a few bites before storing the rest in the refrigerator. I know it will be a perfect addition to my breakfast in the morning.
I hope you are all having beautiful Saturdays!