Hi ladies 😀 Well, another Wednesday is upon us, and I for one couldn’t be happier. First of all, it’s supposed to snow for the first time this season today! Okay, so that might not be so fun to walk to classes in, but I think snow is so pretty, and the first few snowfalls are the best. Come January and February, not so much 😦 But right now it’s great. It’s also another week closer to Thanksgiving break–aka 9 days of freedom from
this crap known as school. I have big plans for that week–well, not really, but I have a lot of cooking and baking plans, that’s for sure. And finally, it’s almost the weekend and I’m headed home again! So it should be a pretty busy but fun 2 days.
So I was really struggling coming up with some kind of theme for this week’s WIAW. I don’t know why, but I think it’s more fun with a theme or extra thing, like a survey. I kinda got burned out on surveys, so lately it’s been all about some theme like new purchases or recipes or what I did over the weekend. Since I haven’t had any of those this week, I couldn’t think of anything…until I looked through my pictures and realized that they were all of things I’ve had before, but in a new way. So that’s my WIAW theme this week!
So I haven’t had a ‘banana whip’ since sometime this summer but that’s only because I haven’t had almond milk around since then. Sad, right? I finally grabbed a carton of unsweetened vanilla AM two weekends ago and it’s definitely been put to good use in lattes and cereal. But then I remembered how much I loved this smoothie, and I made it for a snack, alongside half a chili powder-spiked sweet potato (eaten cold, BTW). Basically, you just take 3/4 cup almond milk, a packet of Truvia or stevia and a handful of frozen banana slices, and blend away. Once I invest in xantham gum, you best believe this will be even better and more milkshake like.
Vitatops aren’t quite the same when you can’t toast them (stupid dorm rules) but they still smell amazing in the microwave. I topped this one (pumpkin spice, of course) with some drippy, almost-at-the-bottom-of-the-jar APCB. So. Good. Period. Why did I never do this before? I honestly don’t know!
So I’ve had this soup before, and it’s really really good but for some reason, I’ve always eaten it out of the paper container it comes in. I decided to fancy it up a bit by pouring it in a bowl. Classy, no? And I also just realized, after almost 2 years of having my phone, that it can edit photos right on the phone itself. Since this picture was taken at night (and therefore was super yellow), I messed around with the coloring and also decided to make it look vintage-y. I got bored, okay?
Again, I’ve had frozen banana slices and this flavor of Greek yogurt before, but never together and never in a bowl. I mean, it comes in a container you can eat out of, so why use dishes, right? Turns out, it tastes much better in a real bowl, especially when mixed with frozen banana. It’s like dessert almost (I had this for lunch, though).
I’m a coffee girl at heart. Not so much for the caffeine, because it doesn’t do much for me (other than when I get anything larger than a tall at the ‘bucks–then I feel sick and have a humongo headcahe afterwards) but for the delicious taste. I’m not a hardcore black coffee person at all–I like some sweetness and flavor. Oh, and I also rarely have coffee at breakfast, usually opting for the afternoon (because caffeine does not keep me up at night–I could probably drink coffee at 10 pm and still sleep fine) but lately, I’ve been feeling a nice
cup thermos at breakfast time, especially since it’s getting pretty cold around here. Anyways, I make my coffee with half a packet of Starbucks VIA mocha instant coffee, a packet of Truvia, 1/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk steamed in the micro and a dash of cinnamon. Alongside that I had half of a hot sweet potato, some raisins and APCB. Oh, and my beloved sour gummy vitamins. I wish I could eat them more than just once a day, because I totally would, they’re so good 😛
I love Clif Z-bars–they’re perfectly snack sized and come in really good flavors. So far, I’ve tried the blueberry, chocolate brownie, apple cinnamon (which was discontinued) and s’mores and have liked them all. But the full moon brownie is by far my favorite! I love the soy white chocolate chunks and the richness of the bar itself. I wish it was a permanent flavor, though–guess I’ll just have to stock up before Halloween!
What “old favorite” have you eaten lately in a new way?
24 thoughts on “WIAW: Old Things, New Ways”
Happy WIAW sweetie :*
Ive never had sweet potato with chili, but it sounds tasty! And a nice change from cinnamon (which i love).
I havent had tortilla soup either, but I have been wanting to make it for a long time! I have to find a good recipe 🙂
I love sweet potatoes with cinnamon too! But spicy is also really good!
I wanna try that new Halloween clif bar too! It looks yummy 🙂 you sure have some marvelous eats, there’s so much variety, I love it! Hope you have an amazing day girl!!
It’s so good, my favorite flavor for sure! Happy WIAW 😀
I want these gummy vitamins,they sound so funny and yummy! 😛
Also,I have to admit I’ve never had sweet potato yet… It seems to be quite good,so mabe,I should give it a try?!
You must try sweet potatoes, they’re one of my favorite foods! If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love them 😀
I lovee gummy vitamins… I look forward to mine way too much for a normal person haha
Sweet potatoes are certainly among my top favorite foods! I am pretty sure I am going to turn orange soon…
Me toooooo about the vitamins–they’re like the reason I wake up! Kidding 😉
And sweet potatoes, I just can’t get enough of them. I think turning orange will be worth it though!
I love the creative them and the vintage photo looks awesome. I do stuff like that when I’m bored too haha. I realllly want to try a kids clif kids bar but I can’t find them anywhere! 😦
The kids Clif bars are really good, definitely better for snacks since they’re small, but I love every flavor I’ve ever tried. I wish you could find them 😦
I wasn’t a big fan of the new clif z bar!! I miss the apple cinnamon flavor, though I think chocolate chip is my favorite. Right now I’m eating uncooked ravioli. I know that sounds really weird, but it’s kind of good.
That actually does sound kinda good! Some uncooked things are actually really delicious, like raw veggies vs cooked ones.
I’m still loving my sweet potatoes, but now they’re microwaved instead of roasted! Not quite as good, but still hits the spot with greek yogurt or kefir and cinnamon 🙂
I’ve never had them with anything but cinnamon, but I’ll have to try the chili powder!
Yeah microwaving them isn’t quite the same but I can’t live without sweet potatoes! And I love them with Greek yogurt too!
pumpkin spice vita top?? YUM! your eats look delishhhh hope you have a good day!
Yeah they’re really good! Have a great day too 🙂
Oh, I’ve SO been meaning to try those Clif ZBars for Halloween! I should stock up before they the season ends. Which reminds me, the Clif bar seasonal bars should be out too!!
Oh gosh thanks for the reminder! I really want to try the peppermint stick and pumpkin flavors!
Oh I miss the days of dorm life. You had to be really creative with the microwave in those days lol!
Hahaha yes, it makes me really appreciate when I can use the stove or oven at home!
Toasting vitamuffin>microwaving vitamuffin. True story!
I used to eat sweet potatoes plain but then I started jazzing it up with almond butter and cottage cheese. OH I also used to eat just regular spinach but then I started steaming it and wowza. I’m loving it so much!
Toasting them is wayyyyy better I agree! And I used to just eat sweet potatoes plain but I also love them now too with almond butter!
Mmmm. Frozen banana slices with geek yogurt 😀 It’s so good!! I love frozen banana slices!
Same here! I don’t know what makes them so amazing but they’re just so good!
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