The word of the day today: unkempt.
oh hi… given the bags under my eyes I really cannot believe I’m posting this picture on the internet…
Let’s just say I have a million and one parts of the brain to memorize by Monday… And ironically, my brain doesn’t seem to want to function. I’m peeking out from behind my neuropsych textbook to show you the anatomy of a successful (well, kind of) study session.
Ordinarily, my dear friend coffee would make a prominent appearance. But I have given him up for a little while… We needed some space. Instead, I’m stayin’ hydrated!
With plain old water and also Hansen’s Fruit Drink Stix. I know it’s not the best thing in the world, but it’s better than diet soda, sweetened with stevia, and it makes my Mickey cup look even cooler.
I got this for free when I pre-ordered Tangled… You’re jealous, don’t lie.
Of course I’m also eating a ridiculous amount of carrots, because that’s what I do when I’m stressed.
Here’s the overall spread…
However, as much as I love carrots, they don’t tend to satisfy me for the long term. So I broke out my oatmeal bowl for something comforting that would keep me full for more than five minutes. I also decided to take this opportunity to try out something new: CHIA SEEDS! I realize these are usually used in overnight oats, but I wanted oats now. I’m a little instant gratification. I’m sorry.
I made this bowl of goodness with left-over chai tea instead of water, to make chai-chia oats (say that five times fast…)
1/3 cup oats
dash of salt
dash of cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
~3/4 cup pre-brewed chai tea
1 packet stevia
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Combine all ingredients except protein powder and microwave for about 1:45. Stir and let sit for a few minutes, preferably covered. Add more water to thin as necessary. Microwave for about another minute, then stir in protein powder. Add peanut butter on top if you desire (I used my new bff, Peanut Butter & Co’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. Holy yum.) Voila! Delicious, spicy, healthy oats.
I liked the little bits of crunch the chia seeds provided as well as the added thickness… Definitely need to get on that overnight oats bandwagon in the near future.
Now that my belly is full I have no excuse… back to the books for me! (brainstem, brainstem!)
What are your favorite study snacks?