My Monday has started cold and dreary with an almost accident this morning.
I have not been driving long distances in the snow, since Ryan does most of our driving when we are going out of town, but boy was this morning a mess!
I woke up at 5:30am to go to my workout and it was a chilly 7degrees!! It felt like it was below negative something, but I was nice and bundled up and went for my workout.
No, it was not then when I almost slid. It was when I came back and then took Ryan to school. I was happily driving down our street and as I came to the stop sign, I started slowing down, but the car started skidding and sliding forward. If the car did not stop I would hit the car coming perpendicular to me. I kept pressing the pedal down and harder. Ryan held my arm and told me to stop.
Yikes folks. It was scary! It finally stopped and I suppose I was going too fast for the fresh snow that was coming down and slicking up the streets. Stress number 1 of the day!
What relieved my stress though? My new yummy smoothie.
I left out the Green Monster and went with a cereal in smoothie form. I made Ryan his favorite oatmeal and I decided to drink mine.
It was creamy with protein and fiber and fruits! I normally like fresh blueberries on my oatmeal so I added some to the smoothie. It was a thick and creamy smoothie that was perfect for my post-workout snack!
I hope you try it out!
Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
1/2 cup gluten-free oats
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk, or non-dairy milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 scoop protein powder (optional)
1 Tablespoon flax seed oil
Blend all ingredients in a blender or high-powered blender until smooth and enjoy!
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