I had a great post planned today. It was going to be light and funny and witty, all of the things that I know y’all want to read and hopefully have come to expect from me. But, like it sometimes does, life came in and knocked the light and funny and witty right out of me. And what is left is what you’re getting today. A kind of burnt, spent shell of someone who is unable to be anything but completely raw and honest, and the result of that is probably not going to be light or funny or witty at all.
Life is hard, friends. Parenting, it’s a bugger. And this morning, well, I failed hard at it.
1 banana, cut into pieces and frozen
2/3 cup almond milk (I use unsweetened almond, but any kind will do)
1/2 cup cold coffee (keep a jar in your fridge and fill it with your leftover each day so you always have some on hand)
1/4 cup rolled oats, uncooked
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon maple syrup (more or less to taste)
STEP 1 Place all ingredients in high powered blender and blend until desired consistency.
STEP 2 Because of the oats, it may have to go a bit longer than you would normally expect. I blend for about 2 minutes.
STEP 3 Top with homemade whipped cream (totally optional but absolutely worth it)