Before we dig in to the deliciousness that is “Almond Butter Banana Crunch Parfait” (wowza, what a title!), I would like to take a minute to let you all know why I have been so MIA for the past few days. I had LASIK surgery! Yippee! I can see clearly the rain is gone Shalala…
That means my long battle with contacts and glasses has finally ended and my eyeballs have won. Let me tell you, it is such a relief to be able to work out, dance, and be active without the hassle of glasses/contacts. Can I get a hallelujah?
So I have been taking the last few days to rest. My activities were seriously limited after my surgery due to being in recovery. I am making this way more dramatic then need be, but welcome to my life. I also may have been a little over cautious during my recovery phase. I do not believe I removed the safety sun glasses the doctor gave me to wear for the ride home for the rest of the day…and night. And I may or may not still wear them to bed, just in case I turn into a rabid beast in my sleep and decide to bonk my face; those glasses are my only protection! Just so you guys know, I do not sleep like a rabid beast; I sleep like a mummy (seriously, arms crossed and everything). So that is why my computer and I have been so incognito, staring at a computer screen for too long strains your eyes, hence not so good for my precious pupils.
Surgery went great, although my left eye looks a wee bit disheveled, I am so looking forward to the rest of my life without the burden of contacts and glasses! Today was my first day back into the gym too! Oh it felt oh so good to be home. I decided on taking a ZUMBA class, only the greatest class of all fitness classes! It was a ton of fun, except from the fact that I had to be cautious of sweat trickling into my eyes. I ended up running to the ladies room every 15 minutes to rinse my face, which in itself is a workout let me tell yuh! Ok now I am sure that I have leaded you all to envision me as a sweaty beast, crazily gyrating along in ZUMBA, this is false. I am not as spastic as I sound. All right I won’t make you wait any longer.
May I introduce the creamy, crunchy, and sweet deliciousness that is, “Almond Butter Banana Crunch Parfait”? Seriously, the name is ridiculous; try saying it five times fast…and GO!
|Layers of banana yumness|
|Homemade AB came to enjoy the party|
|It was scrumptious|
I ate this as my mid-morning pre-workout snack. It consists of ½ cup plain non-fat greek yogurt mixed with truvia layered with ½ banana, 2 T vanilla almond crunch granola, 1T raisins, a few slivers of almonds, and topped with my homemade almond butter. I also loving mixing plain yogurt with honey to sweeten it but I sadly didn’t have any on hand.
This parfait was so filling due to the greek yogurt being so high in protein, and totally hit my sweet tooth with the natural sweetness from the banana and raisins. It definitely powered me through my awesome work out.
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