Virtual Breakfast Date

Rise and shine, it’s Friday!

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…I would tell you to save your peach skins if you ever make peach cobbler. You can chop them up and add them to smoothies, oatmeal or yogurt. They still have all the flavor of the fruit, so don’t waste ’em!

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…I would tell you that I’m actually eating overnight oats right now with some of the peach skins in it. Do it.

…I would tell you that the weather was utterly gorgeous yesterday. Not too hot, not too cold, not a cloud in the sky. I spent lots of time outdoors, including a walk with this chick.

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…I would tell you that THIS is me. #WaitWhereIsNorth

…I would tell you that I’m bitterly missing Boston, my mom, and bro Ben. But I’m loving the quality time I’ve had with Pop this summer.

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…I would tell you that The Zone Blog (by MyProtein) published an article that I wrote on the importance of working out smaller, stabilizing muscles. Hooray for physical therapy-related writing! ➔ Click here if you want to check it out!

…I would tell you that goat cheese has been featured in my lunch sandwiches recently, and I am diggin’ it.

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avocado, Moroccan chicken, goat cheese

…I would tell you that this summer has given me the opportunity and time to reflect on how my actions affect others, improve my relationship with God, and grow as a person.

…I would tell you that I am very thankful for each and every one of you. Your support means the world to me, and you’re always in my prayers.

…I would tell you that I’m kinda sick of social media, but somehow I am drawn into it anyway. I can stop anytime I want, it’s fine.

…I would wish you a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead!

…I would ask you:

What are you eating for breakfast this morning?

Are you directionally challenged like I am?

Do you like goat cheese?

Who or what is making you particularly happy currently?

What are you doing this weekend?

(Answer any or all or none of the above 🙂 )

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Strawberries and Cream for Wimbledon

Jury duty day #2 is ahead of me today!

I added the exclamation point for motivation and positive vibes, because I’m so not looking forward to it. It’s a blessing and a curse to be young and open minded. Mostly a blessing though.

I wish I could tell you guys about the case, but alas, I would be tracked down and killed if I shared anything. (Joking about getting killed, but seriously, I cannot share!)

In other news, Wimbledon (one of the grand slam tennis tournaments) is happening. I haven’t been watching, but I plan on catching as many matches as possible from here on out. I love watching tennis. I’ve never even played, but it’s one of the only sports I actually enjoy watching (others include gymnastics, figure skating, hockey [in person at Boston University only], and soccer [World Cup only…I’m a fake fan]).

I’ve been to the US Open for tennis before, but I think it would be amazing to attend Wimbledon for two reasons:

1) It’s in England.

2) Strawberries and cream is the signature food to eat at the event.

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According to this website, the recipe for Wimbledon strawberries and cream is super simple: strawberries with sweet, soft-peaked whipped cream. Classic England being classy.

Today I have a more substantial version of strawberries and cream for you in the form of a smooooothie.

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A company called MyProtein kindly sent me a bag of their strawberries and cream protein powder to try, along with a mega jar (40 oz/2.5 lb!) of peanut butter (the way to my heart).

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Funny enough, MyProtein is the biggest sports nutrition brand in the UK and Europe. It’s slowly growing in the United States though! In addition to protein powders and nut butters, they sell protein cookies, bars, oats, and supplements.

Now, I am definitely not one to use amino acid supplements or anything like that at all right now (they kinda scare me, tbh). I mostly just use protein powder to make foods like Arman’s cake batter oatmeal, Gina’s cookie dough cereal, energy balls, or substantial smoothies— like this one! Protein powder helps to add calories and satiety to my smoothies.

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The strawberries and cream protein powder is sweet, but not sickeningly sweet. However, it does have quite an artificial flavor. Think Nesquick strawberry milk or Starbucks’ strawberry cream frappuccino. Luckily, I love that flavor, so this was good stuff. Also, the addition of real strawberries to the smoothie helps to liven up the strawberry flavor a bit.

Strawberries and Cream Protein Smoothie

  • 1/2 c. milk (the fattier the better!)
  • 4-5 fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop strawberries and cream protein powder*
  • 3-5 ice cubes

Blend, baby, blend.

*Can sub vanilla protein powder, just add a couple more strawberries.

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Of course, if you’re not into protein powder, you could always just do strawberries with vanilla ice cream too, which is what I ate last night 🙂

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Along with a whole lot of drippings from the newly opened and stirred MyProtein peanut butter:

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The verdict? DELICIOUS. It is 100% peanuts, just how I like it (although I’m wondering if it’s lightly salted, because it tastes just as good as salted peanut butter!). All the stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth goodness.

I would compare the taste of this peanut butter to Trader Joe’s natural pb, Teddie’s, or Costco natural pb. Maybe a combination of all three.

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waterfall of pb fell off the side of the jar as this photo was taken

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PSA/BREAKING NEWS: If you mix vanilla ice cream with some cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg (key!), it tastes like EGGNOG. Oh my goodness.

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I’m so excited about this. Eggnog in summer form.

So tell me:

What is your favorite sport to watch? Do you like watching tennis?

Have you ever eaten strawberries and cream (in any form)?

Will you try this eggnog ice cream life hack!?

Disclaimer: MyProtein sent me the protein powder and peanut butter for a review in return. All opinions and content are my own.