I woke up this morning wanting chocolate. No, needing chocolate. So I whipped up a chocolate banana smoothie. At the last second, I tossed some peanut butter in the mix. It was delish! I could actually taste it! Which was wonderful, because I’ve been sick the past week and haven’t been able to taste much of anything.
Chocolate PB Banana Smoothie
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Breeze, almond milk
- half of a frozen nanner
- scoop chocolate protein powder
- one packet diet hot cocoa
- 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 Tbsp chocolate PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
- handful of ice
However, that was the end of my smelling/tasting for the day. I am now completely congested and have had a major headache all day. Yuck.
I was supposed to do some cardio today after work. I had planned on doing a HIIT workout since I haven’t kicked my butt with a good workout in a week due to the whole being sick business. But, since I’ve been dragging all day, I decided to take it easy again today and skip the sweat session.
I love salads. I crave salads. I can’t go more than 2 days without having a salad. So I usually have one for dinner. Sometimes it’s my entree. Sometimes I just have a side salad. Tonight I made a Southwest chicken salad. A little romaine and spinach, broccoli slaw, salsa, grilled chicken all topped off with a greek yogurt ranch dip.
I put about 1/4 cup of salsa to serve as my salad dressing. I’m a bit of a weenie when it comes to spicy food. I thought maybe this would help open up my sinuses. I was wrong. My tongue was on fire, but I still couldn’t breathe.
Rizzo always waits patiently for a bite. He like romaine. I gave him a few bites BEFORE I made my salad. I’m going to go take some cold medicine and go to bed. Hopefully tomorrow I can breathe.