Tuesday, March 16, 2010

So, as much as the time change can be a pain in the arse in the mornings, I'm kind of making peace with it. If I bring workout clothes with me to work, I can change after my students leave, high-tail it to the lake, and do a easy-paced 5k before it gets dark. My shins were kuh-illing me today, so I ran about half the way on the grass next to the path, but made it and had some phenomenal endorphins for the rest of the evening!

I stopped in Walmart the other day to grab a thing or two and I stumbled across this shtuff:

My mum used to buy this all the time when I was little and make banana-peanut butter-Ovaltine shakes for me for breakfast. I went all Memory Lane and bought a jar, and whipped one up (I subbed in Almond Milk for regular) after my run. I gotta hand that one to her, it was delish :) Refreshing, creamy but not thick...true happiness!

Added bonus, it is vitamin fortified, so the mix alone packs a good deal of Vitamin A and C, B2, Niacin, and B6 (45% of the daily requirement for each), some Calcium and Phosphorus (8%) and Iron (15%), half of the daily requirement for Vitamin D, and 60% of the DV of B1. Good deal if you ask me! It seems to be a nice alternative to protein powders in my calorie budget (a 2 tablespoon serving of Ovaltine is only 50 calories, opposed to 150+ for various shake mixes), although it's not much by means of protein. It just depends what tradeoff you're going for.

Ugh, the beast of a 500 page novel that was due this morning whenever my Senioritis-ized self gets to it is calling me, so I'm off to round up some decaf chai, a Sex and the City dvd for background noise (is it just me or can anyone else not study in the dead quiet?) and my warmest blanket and curl up for the night...ignoring the fact that it's only 9:30! Oh the glamorous life I lead ;)


  1. Oh Yum! I love Ovaltine...I grew up with the Indian version, called Bournvita (I think it's made by Cadburry!). So good.

    And yes, that is a peanut and toffee Clif bar! I've never had that one before but I looove toffee so I wanted to try it. Thanks for checking out my blog :)

    I love Sex and the City! I bought it the day it came out and I think I've watched it about 50 times haha.

  2. I love toffee too! Health bars = bigtime addiction ;) For some reason my Publix doesn't carry that one though, I'll have to look at my local health food stores.