Yesterday, me and the Vita-Mix had a little squabble:
My breakfast was to blame.
After my hour long talk with Dave, I decided try a new oat bran concoction. Deb, my shake muse, asked me if I had ever tried summer squash in my oats. Um no, but why not? So, I made my chia protein oats, and blended in 2 steamed yellow squash. I also added a little xanthan gum and guar gum (thanks for sending me this Deb!) to thicken up the mix. Long story short, I added too much water, and xanthan hum and guar gum should only be added to smoothies, not oat bran. The Vita-Mix blended everything up a little too well, and any sort of texture was completely lost. This tasted like a bowl of vanilla oatie glue. Blech! Definitely Heat the Salmon Butt worthy, and the only redeeming qualities were the ABU topping and the fact that I got to use my new bowl from Polly.
Still digusted by my breakfast, I wanted something simple and plain for lunch. So, I made chicken sandwiches, Polly style:
After grilling a chicken breast with fresh lime juice, I shredded it, making tiny sandwiches with baby spinach leaves and Artisana’s raw coconut butter (thanks Justine…I don’t want this jar to ever end!)
This morning’s breakfast definitely made up for yesterday’s disaster:
This tasted so good – exactly what I wanted. My bowl consisted of a big blob of raw oatgurt (1 cup+), 1/2 chopped frozen banana, and 1/2 chopped avocado. High in calories? Yes. High in fat? Yes. My belly is now happy…
But my heart is sad. What is your favorite Michael Jackson song? Mine are Man In the Mirror and We Are The World.