Dessert for Breakfast

Can you believe it’s already Friday?  I am trippin’ out – I have no idea where this week went and there are just a few days left until we leave for our whirlwind trip across the U.S.!  I don’t have the words to tell you just how excited I am to be adventuring and seeing so many loved ones!   I’m working hard on staying present and enjoying every single second up until the trip though, because I know it’ll all be over before I know it! 

I’ve got a few things on the agenda for today, including cooking up some yummy treats for tomorrow’s trunk show and continuing to make earrings, but I did finally put together that tutorial on how to wire-wrap a simple drop earring [it’ll be posted in a few hours!]. 

To fuel my day, I started with a bowl of my Almond Joy Oats.


In the mix:

  • oat bran with chia [I followed my steel cut oats with chia recipe, but just ground up the oats before cooking]
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp coconut flakes
  • handful of chopped almonds

Since today is my rest day, I opted for coconut flakes rather than coconut butter to save me quite a few calories [35 versus 100 calories], but this bowl is absolutely delicious with the coconut butter subbed in.  I love the crunch of almonds in my oats, but ultimately I chose the nuts over the almond butter for the same reason—it saved me an extra 50 calories or so.  I’m not sure I’ve explained it on here before, but I fuel myself with more calories on the days that I’m active and less calories on the days where I’m less active, so that I’m creating a similar calorie deficit [cals out minus cals in] just about every day. 

Breakfast was DELICIOUS—my protein powder doesn’t have much sugar at all, so it doesn’t seem dessert-like at all, eve if it’s named after a candy bar.  And now I’ve got to get back to work! 

But before I go, I have a blog-related question for you all: I’ll be off-island for about three weeks starting next Tuesday and I’m not sure what to do about my posts.  On one hand, I can’t imagine leaving you all without posts for three whole weeks, and I’d love to share some of my experiences with you while travelling.  On the other hand, though, I want to be able to be 100% present while on vacation [I owe it to myself + those I’ll be with] and not get frustrated with having to post [I never want to become stressed out by blogging].  Maybe I could post every few days, when I have the time and resources? 

What do you think?  If you’re a blogger, what have you done while on vacation?  

Aloha Pumehana. Whether you’re here to find balance, wholesome recipes or inspiration, I hope you enjoy the posts.  Please subscribe to Green Plate Dinners to receive automatic updates and be the first to read new posts for free!


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