Technically I should have used today to get contact people, send emails, and draft articles.  Instead, I napped.

I’m not very good at doing nothing, but when the urge strikes, it strikes hard and I just couldn’t do anything today.  Well, I did write a couple of things, but by my general standards, today was completely lazy.  After my blackout earlier this week, I’ve decided to listen to my body a bit more when it says to slow down.  If I have to wake up a little earlier tomorrow to get stuff done, so be it, at least I had one full day of complete and utter uselessness.

I ended the day with a spin class and strength training–like I said, I’m not very good at doing nothing, but that’s not work, that’s a stress reliever.

Besides my craving to contemplate my navel, I also succumbed to another craving.  A craving for chocolate.  I’m not really a chocolate eater, but every once and a while I get a hankering, and this one would not quit.  Instead of hitting up Godiva, I tried to put a healthy spin on it, by making my most favorite of smoothies for dinner: frozen banana, peanut butter, almond milk, and chocolate protein powder.  I swear it tastes like a chocolate-peanut butter milkshake. It’s not exactly low in calories, fat, or sugar (which is why I eat it as a meal and not a snack)–but at least it’s got more protein than a milkshake.  Here’s the nutritional info, in case you’re curious:

Like I said, more of a meal than a snack–but oh so good.

Here’s the rest of the food:


Scrambled egg whites, whole grain toast, 1/2 an avocado, tomato


Baked chicken breast, hummus, cucumber, carrots, celery, tomato


1 cup almond milk, 1 frozen banana (also a good dessert on its own), 2 scoops Maranatha peanut butter (the creamiest organic peanut butter I’ve ever had), 1 scoop Designer Whey Chocolate Protein Powder.  AMAZING.

What are your favorite smoothies?