Hey guys! My posting has been a bit weird as of late because of the whole switching over to being self hosted thing. I’m trying to type some posts up to put up when it’s all over and done with so I don’t just have a massive post later on! Besides doing a lot of Crossfit while I’ve been home, I’ve also done quite a bit of hiking as of late. For some reason my friends seem to have caught the hiking bug, and I’m more than happy to go along with it! My friend and I were planning on doing a hike on Wednesday, but with a forecast for rain all day and all my waterproof clothing at school, that didn’t seem like the most pleasant thing in the world, so we pushed it back a day. It drizzled that morning, but by the time we arrived, it had stopped and we were just left with a fog.
I enjoyed the time spent with my friend, as well as the views.
The trail was completely downhill-and fairly steep!- on the way out, and a huge uphill on the way back. At least the weather finally cleared up and the sun came out!
I’m going to do a separate post of other things I’ve been eating in these last couple of days, but I wanted to show a few examples of variations on a theme in terms of breakfasts, and how easy it is to make something completely different with more or less the same ingredients.
Theme 1: Oatmeal with banana and egg whites.
Instant oatmeal with egg whites and banana cooked in, topped with cinnamon and raisins.
Instant oatmeal with egg whites and banana cooked in, topped with sunflower seed butter. And now for the more creative variation:
My fancy extracts finally came! I made non-instant extra thick rolled oats with banana cooked in, topped with raisins. I stirred in my red velvet extract as well as a bit of cocoa powder. I think it would have been better with even more cocoa powder! To be honest, I’ve never had a good feel for what red velvet tastes like, so I can’t really say whether or not this transformed my oats. It certainly wasn’t bad! On the side was liquid egg whites, topped with Hawaiian seasoning.
Theme 2: 2 ingredient banana pancakes+plain yogurt with berries.
2 ingredient banana pancakes, and plain Greek yogurt topped with blueberries that I reduced on the stove. This breakfast was surprisingly plain to me, so when on the next try, I really changed things up using basically the same ingredients!
A fried egg+ plain Greek yogurt blended with banana and cocoa powder, topped with the same blueberries. I actually liked variation 2 a lot better! The yogurt was SO much more interesting! I’m trying to get a lot of use out of my blender since I’m home too-yogurt and banana blended together are a lot better when you use a blender and not just a fork and get weird chunks… That’s all for now-I’ll be back with a post on hiking part 2, other meals, and other uses of the blender!
What are some of your variations on a theme?