Happy Wednesday! I got a whole 15 extra minutes of sleep this morning because I had to meet a coworker at 9:30 for a site visit close-ish to my apartment before we went up to the office together. Fifteen minutes made a big difference — so much more sunlight! Gym was arms and steps — stats: 1 hour and 9 minutes, 424 calories, 128 average heart rate, 175 max.
Breakfast was the flavor of the week: pumpkin gingerbread crockpot oats:
With the usual extras of 1/2 cup yogurt, 2 crumbled graham sticks, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, coconut, ginger:
And soymilky black tea hot chocolate on the side:
I decided last minute that I wanted hot chocolate instead of tea, so I dumped my soymilky black tea into a saucepan and whisked in 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tsp sugar in the raw, 1 tsp chunky peanut butter, cinnamon, and cayenne to make my favorite spicy cinnamon pb hot chocolate:
I also put a squirt of light whipped cream on top, but it melted too fast for me to get a picture! The best part about making cocoa with this way is the treat at the end — a long trail of peanutty chocolate goop at the bottom of the mug:
Which bite do you prefer most — the first or the last?
ALERT: Lindsay has an exciting giveaway featuring oats — how relevant, right? — on her blog Love of Oats right now! Hurry to enter before 5pm!