Heehee! Now that annoying song stuck will be stuck in your head for the rest of the night! Can you believe it came on my Pandora station in the middle of a workout the other day? I have the station set to Dynamite by Taio Cruz! Weird, right? I had to change it, but not before the super catchy lyrics engraved themselves into the inside of my head!
Last night I was a little blue. Remember when I said I was on call at the hospital until 7am Monday morning? Welllllllllllllllll, the night shift tech found out she had pink eye so I was called in to work an overnight shift at 8:00pm…with no forewarning…and no nap! I was really surprised that I was able to make it through the shift without collapsing on the floor but fornutately(?) it stayed busy enough that I didn’t really have time to think about my lack of sleep. Haha, take that old pessimistic attitude! Another bright side…time and a half! Chaaaaaaa-ching!
Elise would agree with me 100%, working a night shift does weird things to your body. During a shift, I can go from fine to starving in like 20 minutes! Luckily I was able to grab a few snacks for the night before running out the door: banana, apple, sample pack of Barney butter, a big baggie of puffed wheat, and a butt load of herbal tea! By the end of the shift I had eaten all my snacks and drank about 283 cups of tea. As soon as I got home, I was hungry again!
Enter my go-to “I am brain-dead from being awake for 24 hours” meal:
Then it was off to bed! I slept from 7:45am-11:15 and not surprisingly woke up with a huge appetite (told ya, weird!).
Obviously my pre-bed breakfast didn’t satisfy my craving, because the first thing on my mind when I woke up was blueberries, but instead of just popping them in my mouth straight out of the package, I whipped up a little something for Pancake Sunday!
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tablespoons almond flour (or finely ground almonds)
- 3 tablespoons flax meal
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 8-10 drops Stevia (I used the vanilla cream drops)
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1. Combine dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, stir together the wet ingredients.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until moistened.
4. Allow batter to rest for about 5 minutes.
5. Pour batter into greased skillet over medium heat (makes 3 medium pancakes).
6. Top batter with blueberries and allow to cook until batter starts to bubble on top.
7. Flip pancakes and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes until done.
I’ve been wanting to try Sarena’s coconut cream for a while now. I finally got my hands on some coconut flour last week and knew that would be the first thing I had to make with it! The second thing? Elise’s Vegan Cheesecake!
I spent most of the day lounging on the couch in my pj’s and doing some blog reading. Before finally peeling myself from the cushions and getting in a much needed workout (nothing like a good sweat sesh to make you feel alive again), I made myself a little snack.
I don’t know why, but I’ve never thought to top an English muffin with cottage cheese and honey before seeing it on Lauren’s blog. I also threw on a few raisins and after taking a quick pic, I added a sprinkle of cinnamon for good measure. Mmm-azing!
After working out and shower time, I made myself a little something quick and easy for dinner and then I realized that my go-to comfort food must be breakfast foods because that is all I’ve wanted today!
Egg white omelet stuffed with spinach, Daiya cheddar, homemade pizza sauce, and Christin’s dill pickle dip, topped with more sauce and cheese, and a whole wheat bagel thin with whipped butter and cinnamon/stevia combo.
You were right Christin, the addition of the dip in the omelet was perrrrrrrrrrrfect!
And then, an encore by the bloobs:
Hmm, maybe the title of this post should’ve been “I’m Bloob Da Ba Dee Da Ba Die!!” Lol
Well, I’m off to bed…3 1/2 hours of sleep only lasts so long!
Have you ever HAD to stay up for 24 hours or more? How did you fare?