My recent injury left me feeling even worse on Friday morning so instead of hobbling to and from the bus, I nursed my pain from the comfort of my own home. It was nice to wake up and work on some emails and make myself I nice warm bowl of pumpkin butter oats.
Cook up 1/4 cup of oats with 1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk. Right before the oats are done cooking add 1 large scoop of canned pumpkin, a splash of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and sliced banana. Mix all of the ingredients together and serve with a spoonful of peanut butter.
It was difficult to do work from home sitting still in my discomfort so I ventured to the gym to see if I could find some relief on the stationary bike. Lo and behold I was pain free while biking in place
It was great to sit and read for a while and when I walked out the gym doors it felt like the pain had dulled somewhat. After this physical exertion it was time for lunch:
A nice big salad full of wheat berries, sesame seeds, dried cranberries, brussel sprouts, avocado and some asian dressing.
More work was completed later that afternoon and another half hour was spent back on the bike to ease the remaining pain as much as possible.
Dinner was an experiment – I made “cheese” sauce!
Boil chopped up butternut squash in 1 cup of almond milk and 1 cup of water. Once the squash is nice and soft transfer it to a bowl and keep the liquid separate. Add 3 heaping tablespoons of nutritional yeast, garlic powder and black pepper. Add 1/2 a cup of the liquid to this mixture and blend (either in a blender or with a hand mixer). Add more liquid until you reach your desired consistency. I poured my sauce over some steamed cauliflower and saved the rest of the large batch for future meals. I am pleasantly surprised with how well this turned out – let me know if you try it and how it goes for you.