I’m generally not one to wish away the week, but boy am I happy that it’s Friday.
Today’s my rest day from the gym so I treated myself to a 30 minute sleep in. It doesn’t sound like much, but when you wake up at 3:30am every minute counts.
I have leftover homemade pad thai packed in my lunch, along with some cinnamon raisin flatbread.
And I get to meet with a new athletic therapist during my lunch hour about my knee issues (more on this once I figure out what’s happening).
It’s bound to be a great day.
Wanna know something else that’s great?
Coming home to a chilled glass of hydrating chocolate milk after a long run.
The coconut water replenishes your electrolytes and the chocolate relaxes your tense muscles.
Nothing beats it, nothing.
Well, except coming home to a big square of chia fudge, but that’s for another day.
Hydrating Vegan Chocolate Milk
Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free
Reaching for a sweet treat in the evening or after a run is one of my favorite things. Instead of that sugary treat, why not whip up some tasty chocolate milk? It’s hydrating and has just the right amount of sweetness.
Yield: 1.75 cups
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tbsp palm sugar, brown sugar or 1/2 tbsp unpasteurized honey
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- Pinch agar agar, soy lecithin granules or gelatin
- Place all ingredients in the blender and process until smooth.
- Enjoy immediately, or chill in the fridge overnight.
note: to keep vegan, do not use honey or gelatin in the recipe.
note2: if you don’t have coconut milk, you can use another non-dairy milk, like almond milk.
note3: the agar agar, soy lecithin, or gelatin is to just thicken up the milk and make it a bit creamy as if you’re having a full fat milk. It’s not absolutely necessary, but is nice!
calories: 128 | fat: 2.5g | saturated fat: 2.5g | carbohydrate: 23g | fiber: 8g | sugars: 18g | protein: 1g
Since we’re on the topic of chocolate, check out what I received in the mail last night!
Chocolate chip cherry torte LARABARs.
Perfect timing, right? I swear, I didn’t plan this.
I had a little nibble of one last night before bed and packed the remainder in my awesome lunch kit.
They’re sweeter than most LARABARs, definitely not as tart as their cherry pie bars, and there are chocolate chips a plenty.
That is until they come up with an orange creamsicle flavor. << game changer
But if you like chocolate, cherries, and you’re a fan of sweeter snack bars, you’ll probably dig this.
What’s your favorite thing to drink/eat after working out?