Hello everyone! It’s Monday again! Yay! I, for one, love Mondays! One of the reasons why is Katie’s marvelous in my mondays blog hop party 🙂 Make sure you guys check out other bloggers posts on how they make their Mondays marrrrvvvelous!
I want to start out by mentioning some things I have been really into lately:
Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder – Consider me obsessed. This cocoa powder is the best I have ever tried. I can’t get enough. It’s so deep and dark it’s marvelous how much flavor it provides in just one tablespoon. I simply adore it! I have been on a craze with using it in almost everything from protein shakes to yogurt to baked goods.
Coconut flour – I finally started using coconut flour that I purchased a few months ago and again, I freaking love it. Its flavor is marvelous and it really makes a simple food taste like a treat. Stay posted for more recipes using it. A recent recipe I made using coconut flour and Special Dark cocoa powder is the single serve coconut brownie recipe.
Arctic Zero ice cream – I love using the Arctic Zero ice cream with various toppings or topped on the brownie as shown above. It’s such a perfect dessert for a hot summer day, especially since I don’t have to feel guilty about eating it. By the way, my Arctic Zero giveaway is open until next week so keep the entries coming! I know you want to win that marvelous prize pack of 8 ice cream pints + 8 bars!
Fifty Shades of Grey – While I can tell the book is E.L.James’ debut, it is still very engaging. I actually finished the first book last week but I am anxiously awaiting my turn from the holds on the second book. Darn, library. They should have ordered even more copies! Reading is a marvelous way to pass the time while exercising the mind and your imagination. Especially when it’s a little guilty pleasure such as this one 😉
TV shows – I am totally into this season of True Blood and I want Eric in my pants. I also finished watching the season of Friends with Benefits on Netflix (some random show that I found on there, but it’s actually really funny) and I started watching How I Met Your Mother from the beginning (I love that show so much, too funny!) and I am in the middle of watching Girls on HBO GO. It sucks not having a TV. But then again it doesn’t. Meh 🙂
Lastly, I started doing the #plankaday challenge and I want to get up to 2 minutes by the end of the month. I have gotten up to one minute and 45 seconds so far. Woop! 🙂 Progressing is such a marvelous feeling. I measure my planks separately from my workouts cause I find I last longer this way.