Just a quickie post today! Today was a bit of a crazy day – I had planned on visiting my school where I worked for my practicum in the afternoon for a special event, which got cancelled. I decided to just go in for the morning instead and was planning on staying until lunch to visit and volunteer in my class. However, when I got there it was a bit of crazy situation as there was a track meet, and 4 teachers and the principal was away, then a teacher had to leave for an emergency. So, I ended up staying the entire day in a completely different class to help out and became an impromptu TOC for the day (teacher on call i.e. substitute.) It’s funny how much I miss being in the class, and how quickly I entered ‘teacher’ mode again. It was fun though, especially being in an older class for even just a day. Unfortunately I hadn’t planned on staying all day, so I didn’t bring a lunch. I ended up taking a couple granola bars from the staff room – emergency stash for kids who forgot their lunch/snacks.
This weekend is going to be a busy one – and thankfully it is sunny again. Going out tonight with some friends to try a new sushi place close to our house, and then homework and errands tomorrow during the day, and a beach (hopefully!) party at night for a friends birthday/moving/graduating celebration. And finally a baseball practice on Sunday.
Hope you all have a great weekend! and REMEMBER! Keep an eye out for a special birthday giveaway next Wednesday!
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a big ‘breakfast’ person in this post – however, when I saw these protein waffles online I knew I had to try them. There’s a ton of versions out there, and I based mine off of the TIU protein waffles. I added some almond butter and almond meal. They are AMAZING. They cook like ‘real’ waffles, and are made from just 6 ingredients!! They keep you full, and happy without any flour OR sugar!! Perfect for a weekend breakfast, especially after a workout.
You can top with any type of fruit – no syrup needed! I just microwave some frozen blueberries and they turn into a delicious berry syrup. Or top with a smear of nut butter!
Makes 4 (double for 5/6 waffles)
- 1 banana
- 2 Tbs almond milk (or milk alternative)
- 2 – 3 eggs
- 1 Tbs almond meal
- 1 big Tbs almond butter
- dash of cinnamon
- 1/2 scoop – 1 scoop of protein powder of choice
In a medium mixing bowl using a blender add the banana and egg. Blend completely until banana is mashed and there are no large clumps. Add in the almond meal, almond butter, cinnamon and protein. Blend again until bubbles appear.
Using waffle iron on medium heat (mine is about 3 on the scale) pour into well greased waffle maker and allow to cook 4-5 minutes.
Top with berries! banana, blueberries, strawberry, side of cantaloupe! Anything goes.