I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thursday. My Thursday started out fabulous with a delicious breakfast I will tell you about later on. However, the day quickly went downhill as I attempted to study for the MCAT. I was super productive for about an hour, but then, I could NOT focus.
I tried all my tricks for focusing. I took a break. I had some caffeine. I went for a walk. I sat back down to study, and my mind was just screaming “NO!” So, today was a light day on the studying front, and I’m not planning to do anymore studying the rest of the evening. I’ve been hard-core studying for the past three days. Today, my mind finally needed a rest.
Today my body also needs a rest. I haven’t talked too much on the blog about my exercise habits. In the past, I’d force myself to run miles and spend grueling hours sweating it out at the gym. I no longer force myself to workout. I DO exercise though. I move when my body feels like moving. As I just mentioned, one of my favorite tricks for getting focused on a task is to go on a walk. It gets the restlessness out of me and allows me to sit and focus. My boyfriend and I also love going on walks together.
Recently though, I’ve been feeling sort of weak, and I wanted to find a light strength training activity. Lucky for me I found something I love! I rented a DVD from my library called Iron Yoga.
Iron yoga combines weights with power yoga poses for strength training. I’m actually really surprised at how much I love Iron Yoga. I don’t really like yoga, and I don’t really like lifting weights, but the combination of the two is great! It’s an amazing workout. I did half of the DVD Tuesday and the other half Wednesday. Today I am sore! I want to do yoga today because I have some much fun doing it, and I feel so great afterwards. I know I need a rest day though.
Now, onto my delicious breakfast. I kind of love peanut butter. It goes great with just about everything. My favorite way to eat peanut butter is dipping apple slices in it. However, I find that I can easily eat about half a cup of peanut butter doing this. One problem is that peanut butter is super thick, so instead of thinly coating my apple slice, I end up with a huge glob on PB right on the end. I’m getting really technical on this peanut butter rant. I’ll just skip to the good part.
To the left is creamy dreamy PB sauce, and to the right is my breakfast. It consisted of wheat puffs layered with yogurt and my creamy dreamy PB sauce. It was amazing. I haven’t even had dinner yet tonight, and I’m already looking forward to this breakfast tomorrow!
Creamy Dreamy PB Sauce
adapted from Oh She Glows
Yield: Approx. 28 tablespoons or 1 and 3/4 cup
- 3/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, or to taste
Directions: Blend everything in blender until smooth!
This Creamy Dreamy PB sauce was great on my breakfast parfait. It’s creamier than peanut butter alone, so it is perfect for dipping. It would also be good on oatmeal, toast, fruit…basically anything. Also, you can customize it with your own add-ins. Omit the cinnamon and add chocolate chips or cocoa powder. Dream up your own favorite combination.