Welcome to another WIAW post!
Thank you so much for all of your kind words and advice in yesterday’s post. It was really hard for me to write. I like to appear strong and held-together to the world, but I’m really still a pretty broken person, but I’m getting repaired little by little. It’s a renovation and, outside of extreme-makeover shows, that takes time to get right.
Okay, so this was actually Monday’s (Memorial Day’s) breakfast since I didn’t have class or work, but since I wrote about something much more important to me yesterday, it never got to be posted. But these pancakes are seriously too epic and fantastic for me to let fall to the way-side. (PLEASE pardon the fact that you can clearly see a cat hair front and center, I picked it off before I ate these but honestly it doesn’t even phase me anymore.)
Get this… these are gluten-free. I used brown rice flour and added in some xanthan gum and a flax egg. No special mix-ins other than that; these were just plain, cinnamon pancakes. And they were fanTAStic. With the Crofter’s Superfruit spread and a little maple syrup on top and I was in pancake heaven, especially given that I haven’t made any in about two or three weeks. Perfecto!
Okay, back to my actual eats for the day. After my Kinesiology class, which was spent under the unrelenting sun which has now turned my skin a shade or two darker, I ate a nectarine (plums are apparently out of season now, sad face) and some trail mix while in my Spanish class.
I did really well on my first exam! Later this week I have to give a presentation, and my speech skills are sub-par, so I guess yay for getting more public speaking experience?
Between class and work, I noshed on a banana and dipped some carrots in a red-pepper-hummus-and-salsa mixture. Then at work I had a cinnamon-raisin bagel thin with tofurkey, rice-milk cheese, and spinach.
After my workout (Jillian’s BFBM DVD, which I hadn’t done in a few weeks and only did because it was far too hot to run outside), I had a big protein smoothie.
Spirutein Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl protein powder, blended with soymilk and spinach and topped with sweet potato puffs, buckwheat groats, mini vegan chocolate chips, and a little granola.
I was not a fan of this flavor. Just sniffing the powder when I opened the packet I could tell that no flavor resembling either chocolate or peanut butter was going to be in this smoothie. But, I bought it, so I’m going to eat it, and indeed I did! But I will never be purchasing this particular flavor ever again.
Dessert was cinnamon-sugar almonds (from my blogger exchange) and a pink lady apple sprinkled with cinnamon. Oh, cinnamon, how I do adore thee, oh mightiest of spices.