I am hoping my water logging comes in handy today. I am trying to prepare for tonight’s long spin class in hopes that flooding my system with water all day will ensure that I don’t stop sweating part way into class. I have had water, tea, and grapefruit so far. I have about 4.75 hours until class starts and I plan on guzzling a lot more liquid up until then and during class of course.
I made a tea concoction today. I got the recipe from this month’s issue of Women’s Running magazine. I have a sort of fitness magazine addiction. They basically tell you the same information, but it’s an addiction, so I need to read it over and over again.
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 peppermint tea bag
1 tbs. unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Liquid stevia or other low- cal sweetener.
Pour almond milk in a mug and microwave for 1 minute. Drop in tea bag and allow to steep for 2 minutes. Remove bag. Stir in cocoa and vanilla. Add a few drops of liquid stevia or other sweetener to taste.
OK. So I mostly followed the instructions. I only had original flavored almond milk not unsweetened. I also had Truvia not liquid stevia.
It turned out OK . I wanted it to be better. The one thing that I have found that never works ( for me) is putting cocoa in liquid and expecting it to dissolve thoroughly.. never happens. I was left with chunks and balls of cocoa. This would not be a problem if this was the sweetened kind of cocoa. It was not. I did not take a picture because I drank it and used my finger to get the rest of the cocoa out of the mug. I did it in record speed. I don’t like to waste. I might try this again but make sure the cocoa is stirred well and uniform first. I could taste the mint tea and that was good. I will share with Amara next time too ( maybe). She was cleaning her room when all this fun was happening. I call her Gramdma becuase at 6 years old she requests tea with her snack ( of crumpets) at least twice a week. 🙂 I drink tea all the time ( so does her Grandma), and I find it extremely cute that she enjoys it as much as we do.
Miles is finally napping. He does not nap well when Amara has half days. I had to regulate once with him today when he was up and out of his bed. He is so tired. He is sleeping now. Earlier, he and I had a pillow fight. He did not know what he got himself into. I won. He laughs too much. He will learn soon enough that when you have too much fun during a pillow fight; you lose! 😉 He is funny.
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On tap for later: 90 minute spin! no run today. I chose to stay in my PJ’s and dominate a 3 year old during a pillow fight!