Good morning :)
Hopefully you can see this post!!!!
Last night, Eric and I were up until 1am working on the blog transfer. He finally fixed the error message we were getting on the home page, so hopefully everything is good to go now! The website seems to load a lot faster now, what about you guys?
I don’t know why, but I have been having the worst sleeps lately. I can’t fall asleep for hours and then I am up numerous times throughout the night. Very strange.
Maybe it is because I was excited about this…
I decided to make the Banana Soft Serve Vegan Overnight Oats again after loving it so much this weekend.
Banana Soft Serve Vegan Overnight Oats
- 1/3 cup regular oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 scoop (2 tbsp) Amazing Grass Amazing Meal Chocolate Powder
Directions: In a small bowl, mix together above ingredients with a whisk and throw in fridge overnight.
In the morning, make the Banana Soft Serve:
Give your VOO a quick stir:
And start layering!
Look at these awesome nutritional stats!
14 grams protein
11 grams fibre
11 grams healthy fats
Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 3047mg
Total Omega-6 fatty acids: 1011mg
22% of daily iron intake
15% Vitamin C
10% of daily calcium intake
Gosh, I am in love with this. It is like a delicious ice cream parfait for breakfast (only super healthy!)
A Monday Sundae might become a regular thing around this place!
Are You An Athlete?
Yesterday, I was writing a Foodthinkers juice article and I was doing some research on athletes and sodium intake.
As I was writing, I got thinking, do I consider myself an athlete?
I was going to call myself an athlete in the article and then I felt like a fraud!
Why did I feel this way?
Was I really an athlete?
What would ‘real’ athletes think if they read that I called myself an athlete?
I looked up the definition of an athlete:
a person trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina, or strength; a participant in a sport, exercise, or game requiring physical skill.
I determined that, yes, I am an athlete!
Obviously there are all kinds of athletes in this world and just because I am not a pro athlete doesn’t mean that I can’t consider myself an athlete. I train hard and compete, is that not enough to call oneself an athlete?
I think it is.
I posed the question on Twitter yesterday:
Here are some of the responses that I received:
@veganbooty: I totally think of myself as athlete! I don’t know exactly what an athlete is, but I still think I’m one. :-)
@lianewil: I actually don’t think of myself as an athlete, even if I have a steady stream of physical activity
@superrsana: I was a tennis player for 15 years so kinda?
@runningbuddy: I have decided that I am an athlete! I bet others would think otherwise but I believe I am, therefore, I am!
@caitlinHTP: I am most definitely an athlete, regardless of whether or not my husband laughs at me when I describe myself that way!
@bonniegartley: I consider myself a runner. Don’t know if that makes me an athlete
@sarahwalnuts: I consider myself an athlete because my sports I participate in take up more than 75% of my spare time
@imahappycat: No. B/c I don’t have a sport I do/like. I make myself not be a couch potato. :)
What about you- Do you consider yourself an athlete? Why or why not? Do you have to compete in an ‘event’ to be considered an athlete or can you simply compete against yourself?