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13June 26, 2010Ice cream & Chocolate for breakfast? Why not!

Posted Jun 26 2010 12:00am

When I woke up this morning, I had a craving that I have every other morning…chocolate.

Usually I can get by that craving by making myself a giant bowl of oatmeal, a sweet smoothie, or simply some PB&J. I went for the oatmeal route today and made some chocolatey oats today that consisted of cocoa powder, chocolate whey protein powder, and a large scoop of ChocoDreams .

It tastes just like Nutella.

I contemplated on snapping a picture of my breakfast. On second thought, my breakfast looked kind of gross to put up here.

I inhaled my breakfast in no time. But guess what, that chocolate craving was still there.

My next resort?

When life needs chocolate, you give it chocolate. :-)

No, I haven’t finished this so delicious thing since then . Shame on me.

My tummy happily went dormant again after a few scoops of peanut butter chocolate goodness and a few more licks of ChocoDreams .

Speaking of chocolate, I need to share a couple of my new findings when I visited a local gluten-free shop last night:

Cutest packaging ever.

On the Almonds & Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate package:

Dark semisweet chocolate, whole dry roasted almonds and sea salt.

At first bite, crunchy almonds release their flavor in a swirl with chocolate. The sea salt crystals continually reset your sweet taste buds and make a tantalizing taste combination that keeps you wanting more.

No joke! I had a good three squares of it right after I bought it last night.

I haven’t tried the Ginger Crystallized in Dark Chocolate, but here’s what it says:

Crystallized Australian ginger in rich Belgian dark chocolate crafted from a blend of Caribbean and African cocoa beans.

Upon eating, tangy dark chocolate gives way to soft, moist, sugar-coated chunks of hot-spicy ginger. The sweet and spicy transitions are delightfully stimulating.

Sounds tantalizing and mouth-watering to me!

I have no intentions of going to the gym, or running outside, or doing yoga, or doing any exercise for that matter. My body is calling out for a rest day. I think it caved in yesterday because I pretty much exercised 3 times. Well, four if you count bustling around in the lab all day as exercise.

Morning 5.35 am: 2 hr Ashtanga yoga

Afternoon 4.00 pm: 50 min fast walk to and from Yogurtland ! (Lemon-Passion Fruit tart, Chocolate Coconut Truffle, and Mango)

Evening 6.15 pm: 1 hr and 10 min of sand volleyball

We could have gone on playing for up to two hours if it wasn’t for the dangerous sand volleyball court! Two people yesterday got injured at the same spot on the court. One got seriously scraped on the knee when he dove to get the ball. The other got jabbed deeply on her big toe. We tried digging around that area and couldn’t find anything. We proclaimed it the Demon’s point.

I’ve played on that sand court several times, but it’s never happened before! In consideration of everyone else’s safety, we decided to call it quits for the evening and would inform our school’s Facilities and Maintenance staff to check on that area (the court is on our campus).

Needless to say, I was starving by then too. Dmitri and I headed down to Pita Pit to use our buy one get one free coupon!

Hummus, grilled spinach/tomatoes/mushrooms, sprouts, pepperconis, cucumbers, olives, shredded lettuce, and Dijon mustard.

It’s like Subway, but wrapped in a pita! Also, they have much more vegetarian options (not just to boring Veggie Delite), including Babaganouj, Garden, Falafel, Feta, and Hummus, and more veggies to choose from! It definitely fills me up way better than Subway does!

I was totally pooped when we finally got home at around 9. Dmitri and I set up to watch a movie, but my eyes just felt soooo heavy. At 9:40, I asked Dmitri to tuck me in.

Yes I still need to be tucked in with a bedtime story :-D

‘Twas a glorious 8 hours of sleep!

~~~

Today

  • BBQ at a professor’s house! With 40+ other guests including profs and students
  • Read

  • Bake (?)

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!

+ What fun reads have you been doing lately?

+ Do you ever wake up craving chocolate? If so, how do you quell it?


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