Another “interesting” work week, which translates to a couple of missed spin classes and not meeting my cardio targets yet again. It’s been a battle lately to find time to focus on personal goals.
What kept me sane & motivated over the week?
Possessing a large batch of Chocolate Pudding – my recent obsession!! (Thanks Meredith for sharing the recipe with me!) It calls for:
- 2 avocados
- 1/4 C cocoa powder
- 1/2 C honey (A couple drizzle is enough for me – I like my cocoa DARK!)
I used to follow that portion size. But it’s too unbelievably awesome! It only makes sense to increase that size ….
When it’s freshly made, it reminds me of chocolate frosting on a cupcake. But WAIT! Resist the urge to eat it yet! The true magic happens after refrigerating it overnight. It firms up a bit and becomes fudge-like with an ice cream consistency. Does that even make sense? It’s indescribable except mind-blowing good!! I normally just grab a spoon (no patience for a bowl) & dig in. Sometimes I use it as a fruit dip. My favourite is with strawberries – a classic! I even spread it on top of my Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie (mix 4 Tbsp oats + 1 egg in a bowl; microwave 1min) with peanut butter. A breakfast that tastes like Reese’s PB cups!! Now you see why I make such a large batch? The rich, dark chocolate flavour is truly a chocoholic’s dream!!
And I cannot leave out my Home-made Hot Chocolate that I make on most nights. I don’t use store-bought hot chocolate powder mix. They are overly sweet without enough chocolate flavour. I’m a die-hard dark chocolate fan, preferably over 85% cocoa. Besides, making my own requires the same effort as boiling water for store-bought mixes! Don’t be shocked by my ingredient measurements – I use a huge mug :D:
- 1/2 C milk (any type)
- 1+1/4 C water
- 2Tbsp cocoa powder
- A few drizzle of honey (depends on your sweet tooth)
I purchased Coconut Milk for the 1st time this week. I admit I’m not a fan of it on its own. But when I use it in my coffee & hot chocolate (to replace dairy milk), it really kicks them up a notch & adds a heavenly smell!
I never blogged much about food until a few weeks ago. This explains one reason – it forces me to expose my Chocoholism!! 😳 There you have it …. What helps me de-stress & move forward? Chocolate & planning tours & races!!
How do YOU manage your time each day in a busy world?