It was such a great weekend! I got to spend time with some of my closest friends and get some retail therapy in the process!
I got my first ever yoga mat, a mini waffle maker, some workout pants, and of course a coffee mug! (For those of you who don’t know, I am obsessed with coffee mugs. I buy one almost every time I go out shopping)!
I also spent the day in the lab on Sunday and it was so exciting! I have so much to learn! Being in the lab is like a whole new environment that will definitely take some getting used to! We spent most of the morning prepping catheters, sterilizing the surgical tools, and preparing the nicotine. So that means the experimentation starts this week so I can’t wait for that! I spent this morning in the lab food training with the rats so we are one step closer!
This weekend was also so great because my first ever cook book came in! I am learning all types of new recipes and I absolutely love it! Last night I made the Tangy Lemon Chicken and it was delicious, I will definitely make it again. I got it out of Healthy Cookbook for Two! Click continue reading to see the full recipe!
Today was an eventful day as I am finally all set up to start my research in the College of Medicine, Neuroscience department! I am so excited to get started doing research on drug addiction. Although, I have never worked with rats before so I am a little nervous. But my excitement overpowers!
To get me through my busy days, I started making these awesome smoothies in the mornings! They keep me so energized throughout the day!
The recipe is so simple, here it is:
15 frozen strawberries
1/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of oats
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt (if desired)
1 scoop of protein powder (if desired)
I always choose to add the Greek yogurt because I usually would have a cup of yogurt for breakfast, but now I get the yogurt and the health benefits of the oats. Like fiber and antioxidants! You can also choose any type of frozen fruit you like such as bananas or mixed fruit. I’m adding bananas to my next one! Make it your own so you’ll enjoy it even more!
My smoothie definitely got me through my exam this morning!
Let me know any of your favorite smoothie recipes so I can try them out too!
Thanks for reading! Happy blending! 🙂