It’s been an EARLY morning for me.
I only got 4 hours of sleep last night. (my own fault–> we saw Crazy Stupid Love last night, and it kept me from working like I should have been. The movie kinda reminded me of Love Actually, in the best way… not in a knock-off sort of way, like Valentine’s Day. ) Definitely worth the lack of sleep, since I’ll be away from Austin for the next 8 days!
To top it all off, Austin’s car wouldn’t start this morning. Uggggg…
(it’s working now, thank God.)
Have I mentioned that I’m back on the coffee wagon? Um, yeah. Big time. I’ve been drinking coffee daily for the past couple weeks, and it doesn’t seem to be hindering my yeast-fighting regimen one bit. Yeast is still leaving my body, thanks to the Candi-Gone supplements! (for those of you who asked, the Candi-Gone seems to be very effective! I actually stopped taking the Fungal Defense with it, because it just wasn’t necessary anymore.)
I’m also very happily back on the almond butter wagon, if you haven’t noticed.
(I tried making my own almond butter in my Omega juicer last week– it’s SO easy to do! But, since I didn’t add any oil, mine was drier than the store-bought kind… I don’t know how Artisana does it! Theirs is so much creamier, and tastes much more “raw” to me than the Trader Joe’s brand.)
Regardless of which kind of almond butter you use, this little concoction is worth making:
Almond Butter Fudge Pudding
2 Tablespoons raw almond butter
2 Tablespoons almond milk
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
liquid stevia, to taste (I used about 5 drops)
1 teaspoon coconut oil (optional, but it helps it thicken up!)
Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl, and stir by hand until smooth and creamy. Adjust the liquid stevia, to taste, then place the bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes to set. It will thicken up when cold!
I like to whip this up BEFORE eating my lunch salad.
Yesterday’s salad was a pile of fresh spinach and shredded carrots, topped with liquid crack.
By the time I had devoured my leafy greens, my dessert was ready! There’s nothing better than having dessert (a nutrient-dense one, at that!) after lunch AND dinner.
Hope you try it!
I’ve got a LONG day ahead of me, so I better get crackin’! I leave for my best friend’s wedding this weekend (yay!), so I’ve got a lot of packing to do and last-minute errands to run this afternoon! And thank you all so much for you congrats to Teija–> isn’t she amazing?