I got a surprise last night when I checked the mailbox and found a sample of Kaizen whey protein powder I forgot I ordered a while ago.
I decided to test it our in my oats this morning. I mixed 1/3 the packet of chocolate powder with a bit of water, then added that to my steel cut oats and topped the bowl with a Banana Bread Elevate Me! bar. I was going for protein this morning, can you tell? I tried the protein/water mixture before adding it the the oats, and it tasted really good, like hot chocolate (it’s sweetened with stevia), but unfortunately I couldn’t taste any chocolate at all in the oatmeal. But I guess adding no flavour is better than adding a bad flavour. I’ll probably mix the rest of the powder up in some sort of beverage. I don’t have enough experience with protein powders to make a very good comparison of this powder to others.
For lunch I happily dug into another huge salad. This one included romaine, cucumber, yellow and orange pepper, a carrot, and another turkey sausage. For dressing I brought along some yogurt and Big Bull steak sauce (I think I might be a little obsessed).
Later in the afternoon I enjoyed a not-so-blood orange. Seriously, where did all the colour go? I also had a whole wheat english muffin spread with peanut butter, pumpkin pie spice, and dried cherries. Dried fruit in PB sandwiches tastes so much better than jam, strong flavour without being too sweet.
Tonight I tried out some Health Valley Spelt Flakes with Cranberries while waiting for the rest of my dinner to roast in the oven. I just ate it dry, but it was really good, nice and crunchy.
Then I enjoyed a big plate full of roasted cauliflower with Indian Malasa spice, and butternut squash fries with ketchup for dipping.
And dessert was a scoop of Haagen Dasz Half Fat Vanilla Ice cream. Yum.