After I work out, no matter if I am running, biking, lifting, or yoga-ing, I have a combination of carbs and protein. Since I was so cold today I wanted something besides my normal orange juice and protein powder. So I brewed up some chai tea, melted a banana, and blended that with my protein powder. It was especially delicious with some soy whip and cinnamon on top.
Post Workout Chai
The nutrition information for this depends largely on the type of protein powder you use. Mine is a half rice-half gemma (pea) protein custom mix from True Protein, sweetened with stevia.
With that, the nutrition information was:
Nutrition Information: 214.6 Calories; 1.5g Total Fat; 0.4g Saturated Fat; 0.0mg Cholesterol; 4.9g Sodium; 27.4g Carbohydrates; 3.8g Fiber; 24.6g Protein
For what I guess was lunch, I had some rice noodles with a really simple peanut sauce. It was about 1 tbsp Peanut Butter, about 1/4 cup hot water, a few splashes of lemon juice, Bragg's, and rice wine vinegar, and some crushed red pepper flakes. Nothing special, although it was good.
Nutrition Information: 366.4 Calories; 9.1g Total Fat; 1.8g Saturated Fat; 0.0mg Cholesterol; 331.5mg Sodium; 62.8g Carbohydrates; 9.5g Fiber; 13.5g Protein
Like I said, today was annoying. I missed my husband's phone call for the second day in a row, I haven't talked to him in awhile, and my family was just all getting on each others' nerves. So, I had to get out of the house. I really wanted to make cookies...specifically Dreena's Chocolate Mint Melties, so I went to the grocery store. They didn't have spelt flour. In efforts to keep things gluten free, I did get some brown rice flour and buckwheat flour. While they tasted delicious, I think I should have added some Xantham Gum or something, because they were sort of an ooey gooey mess. Okay, I shouldn't say mess, they were just so soft that it was difficult to get them from the baking sheet to the cooling rack. Once they cooled they did stay together though. They are nice and chewy, very minty, and I used pretty coarse sea salt, so I thought that gave them a nice saltiness here and there.
I found the recipe online too, if you're interested: Chocolate Mint Melties
Dreena's recipe says it makes 11-14 large cookies. I feel like you could make them regular cookie size though, just watch the baking time. They do look pretty though. For fun, I'll give you the comparison of making 11 vs 14.
Nutrition Information: 162.8 Calories; 8.2g Total Fat; 2.9g Saturated Fat; 0.0mg Cholesterol; 124.8mg Sodium; 20.8g Carbohydrates; 2.4g Fiber; 2.3g Protein
Nutrition Information: 207.2 Calories; 10.4g Total Fat; 3.7g Saturated Fat; 0.0mg Cholesterol; 158.9g Sodium; 26.5g Carbphydrates; 3.1g Fiber; 2.9g Protein
Honestly, I'm just glad today is over at this point. I hate days like that, but its true. I have so so so much to do this week, a take home essay final due Tuesday, a huge project due on Thursday that I have yet to start, and I feel like Christmas has completely snuck up on me this year.
Bah. Maybe I am in such a bad mood because I don't have any cooking song today. Music usually makes me feel better.