Last night I wanted something sweet, and I had an idea: pancakes a la mode. Except healthy.
I promise - actually healthy. I heated up a leftover pancake from my brunch, topped it with banana "ice cream" (only 1 ingredient - a banana!), and heated up some natural peanut butter to pour on top. I could have used some chocolate syrup, but the peanut butter still tasted good. Definitely looking forward to the end of Lent.
This was basically the same thing I had for brunch, except I topped the pancake with a frozen banana rather than a sliced, fresh banana. But it tasted decadent and was a truly satisfying dessert. I have 3 more leftover pancakes in the fridge, and I see some repeats of this dessert in my near future.
I also made a batch of seed and raisin balls to have on hand for snacks throughout the week.
Very easy to make, and super tasty - they're pretty much as good as candy, in my opinion!
And I enjoyed a nice sunset after a mostly cloudy day, which was a treat.
Sorry if you're getting tired of the sunset pictures. After living in 2 different basement apartments in DC for about a year and a half, I'm still relishing living above ground and being able to see the sun!
Btw, I'm loving the rowing machine. I really can't believe it took me SO long to try it out. This morning I followed my elliptical workout with 15 minutes on the rowing machine - 5 more minutes than I did last time! I highly recommend trying it out if you haven't before. I also watched some videos online about proper form and technique to make sure I knew how to use it correctly, which I would recommend doing for any new-to-you gym equipment (or ask a trainer if that's an option).
Hope everyone is having a good Monday. A.k.a my favorite TV night - can't wait for 2 Broke Girls! Still 2 more weeks until Hart of Dixie is new again :(
Reader question: Do you ever eat breakfast for dessert? Or for dinner? Sometimes my mom used to make breakfast for dinner when I was growing up (usually waffles), and it was always a fun treat!
Song of the day:
"High Times" by Landon Pigg and the Turbo Fruits. This is from the soundtrack for Whip It - another great movie which you should see ASAP if you haven't already. Or just watch it again if you've already seen it :) Landon acted in the movie and provided music for it. Favorite lyric from this song: "I think it's high time for me to give you kiss, if someone would cover for me we'll make it happen before the end of this riff." Swoon. I also love fan videos like this - hilarious yet helpful!