The Tipping Scale

The bad news after my surprise long weekend (work was closed secondary to power outages), is that there was a lot to do at work this week.  Since I had tipped the work/life balance scale towards life last week by getting in some intense workouts, house cleaning, hot yoga, and baking, it was only natural that the scale would tip towards work this week.  I have put in some long days, including two aquatic sessions and leading a coworker lifting session.  I was happy to be able to maintain my workout schedule this week.  In the past, exercise has been the first thing that gets neglected during a busy and stressful week.  This morning, I was all set for a ~7 mile run.  The perfect remedy for this kind of week!

So last night I prepared breakfast.  Doesn’t that sound crazy?!  I had some left over sweet potatoes and wanted to try a Sweet Potato Dough Boy Smoothie.  Sweet potatoes are great in everything else, why not breakfast????

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I began by piling the usual ingredients into the blender…1 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup oats, 2 Tbsp chia seeds, and vanilla.

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Then I sliced up the sweet potato and because I was worried about texture, I added 1/2 of a banana.

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I placed the blender in the fridge overnight.  This morning, I woke up, ran my 7 miles and came home ready for breakfast! 

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My smoothie was nice and thick and you could really taste the sweet potato (and not the banana which was great).  It was orange and black…the colors reminded me of Halloween!  Now, how can I incorporate the other sweet potato slice into tomorrow’s breakfast?  Yummy!!!

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