Creaky bliss

OK, I might be slightly stiff and sore and creaky today, but I suppose that’s to be expected after running 13.1 miles yesterday 😀

Last night, I parked myself on the couch and didn’t move for the rest of the night except for food. It was glorious. Except that I got hungry again and again and again. Running 13.1 miles will do that to you, I suppose. (Yes, I actually am on a mission to mention how I ran 13.1 miles yesterday as many times as possible.)

Dinner started with three salsas:

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First was yogurt mixed with the last of my mango-peppadew salsa (once again, this salsa is delicious but reminded me more of cooked fruit than salsa — the first two ingredients are mango and apple! — so that’s how I used it) and topped with chopped strawberries and hulled hemp seeds.

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For the side, I whipped out the two TJ’s salsas that Elisabeth sent:

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The habanero lime salsa was soooooooooo spicy, but the peach salsa was mild and sweet. I mixed the two together for a perfect balance and used the blend for dipping the TJ’s rice and bean chips.

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These chips are slowly quickly becoming an addiction. I’ve only had them for a few days, but they’re almost gone! And the thought makes me all shaky (or maybe I’m shaky because I ran 13.1 miles yesterday, hehehehehe).

Soon, I was hungry again, so I heated the rest of mom’s Indian pudding (mom, is there another batch in your future? do you think this mails well???) and topped it with a big blob of real vanilla ice cream:

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And finally, I ended things with a slice of healthy cheesecake and some strawberries:

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To be honest, I actually expected to be more ravenous after running 13.1 miles, but every time the hunger hit, it was more of a little annoyance than an OMG I must eat everything in sight this instant kind of feeling.

I did, however, wake up at 6:00 this morning very ready to eat, so I put together an early morning cocktail (on my bedside table window):

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Inspired by Michelle‘s parfait yesterday, I needed one of my own! I made another batch of chia pudding last night, using plain yogurt in place of the water this time, and it was fully absorbed and ready to go today! For my parfait, I used 1/2 cup of the chia pudding, 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup mix of All-Bran Strawberry Medley (got this box for free with a coupon a while ago!) and Kashi GoLean Crunch, sprinkles of hemp seeds, 1/2 chopped apple, and 4 chopped strawberries.

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Layers:

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I couldn’t help throwing a spot of cacao bliss on top with cinnamon:

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Mmmmmmmmm, brilliantly blissful. I love breakfast. I should probably be eating this every morning. And at every meal. What makes you feel blissful in the morning?

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14 thoughts on “Creaky bliss

  1. Anna says:

    An amazing breakfast and an iced coffee. I have a pitcher of double brewed coffee in the fridge and then add truvia, ice, and vanilla almond milk in the morning. Slurped through a crazy straw, this drink is such a good way to start my day!

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  2. verbalriot says:

    Waking up to little kids yelling in the park across the street from my house 🙂

    Ah, Brooklyn.
    Congrats on 13 miles sister! I’m going to work on cranking out 4 for now…hahahh

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  3. Anne K. says:

    Haha, congrats again on the half! That parfait looks delicious, and I’m also loving that cheesecake!

    A nice bowl of oats makes me feel blissful in the morning. Oh, and lots of coffee. Gotta have the coffee! 😉

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  4. ellie says:

    I had to come out of lurking to say a huge congratulations!!!!!!

    Parfait looks amazing and I am dying to make some Indian pudding… 🙂

    Coffee and a good breakfast in peace and quiet first thing makes me feel great in the morning!

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  5. homegirlcaneat says:

    Hey Ms. 13.1 miles, I LOVE your tri-salsa dinner! Salsa is one of those amazing thangs in life that is just underestimated. I need to involve it more in my meals!

    AND I LoVe your breakfast! I used to be a loser and skip out on breakfast but nonono! It is KEY to a good day! One of bliss and happiness and PB puffin goodnesss!

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