This is my life…on chocolate.

by Holly on July 26, 2010

in breakfast,rambling,reviews,snacks,Spanish

I should probably stop trying to meditate while laying in bed at 9:30pm with the lights off.

But if I do choose to engage in said meditating at said time with said mood lighting, I should at least brush my teeth, wash my face and put on pajamas knowing I will nod off despite my good intentions.

That way, when I wake up at 1:34am, I can turn off all the lights in my apartment before falling right back asleep on my drool-stained pillow. Instead, I am forced to change out of my daily street clothes, wash my greasy skin and brush my grimy toofers, which inevitably perks me up and causes me to catch a tremendous case of “monkey mind” where I am not able to fall asleep again for another hour or so.

This is my life.

Bienvenidos.

It involves spontaneous bouts of speaking in Spanish, narcolepsy and the food group known as chocolate.

Stonyfield Farms sent me some coupons to try out their new dessert-like Greek yogurt cups. I completely j’adored the caramel…but how did I feel about the chocolate?

Not to switch countries and languages then back again but…le amo.

I love it.

Not as much as the caramel, but this is my life, and I can cry if I want to. Or eat Oikos Chocolate Greek yogurt with Kashi Toasted Berry Crumble…

Because who would rather shed tears than eat that decadent concoction?

Not I.

Not me.

Not yours truly.

Grammarazzi…a little help with this one please?

I like smoothies.

1 Oikos Chocolate Greek yog cup
1/4 cup organic skim milk
1 diced frozen banana
1/2 T peanut butter

A lot.

I also like coffee a lot.

And chocolate.

When you mix coffee AND chocolate, I really get happy.

After a delicious Lemon Coconut flavor and gross Cinnamon flavor, how did this Cocoa Coffee stand up?

It may have taken over the #1 spot. It was perfectly chocolatey with a generous hint of rich coffee flavor, and I wouldn’t lie about that.

I wouldn’t lie about statistics either.

For 140 calories, 16 grams of protein and 7 good-for-you ingredients, I don’t know how they do it.

Good on ya Simply Bar, good on ya.

Just saying that makes me miss Australia and saying good on ya, bush pig and right-O before being inappropriately felt up by Australian men on the dance floor of grungy beach bars.

I digress.

At least I still have PB+B toast.

It never lets me down.

It hits the spot every.single.time. In winter, in summer; for breakfast, for dinner; for mealtime, for snacking; in sickness, in health; for long as we both shall live, I take thee PB+B toast as my lawfully wedded husband.

Yes, husband.

The male persuasion isn’t exactly lining up outside my door at the moment, if ya know what I mean.

Life is not perfect.

It never will be.

But with the help of a pint of Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Coconut Bliss

The bad days don’t seem so bad.

Like today.

Today wasn’t a very good day.

But it’s okay.

Because this is my life, and I am going to meditate sitting up, eat chocolate instead of crying, look forward to drinking coffee + eating PB+B toast in the morning, plan another travel venture (where I will perhaps meet someone of the male persuasion…) and remember that tomorrow is a brand new day.

{ 37 comments }

Evan Thomas July 26, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Not every day is a good day. Chocolate fixes that. I just had a piece, too. There’s something so satisfying about eating a chunk of bakers chocolate and not a square from a chocolate bar, knowing it costs about half as much, too. Oh, and I don’t buy bloggers who take a picture of 2 squares of chocolate as if that was all they ate. Please, those 4oz bars of chocolate are 1-2 servings tops. No one eats 2 freaking squares of chocolate.

glidingcalm July 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm

i havent had greek yog in soo long. Kinda dying

Jenna July 26, 2010 at 8:41 pm

This post is hitting at just the right time. Ahhh, dessert. TIme for CHOCOLATE! :) I hope tomorrow is a better day for you. You are right, it is a new day!

Matt July 26, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Mmm chocolate… I have actually been craving the stuff lately which is weird since I am not a huge sweets person!

Rachael July 26, 2010 at 8:52 pm

There is a degree of random delightfulness to this post that has put a smile on my face. Thanks.
Late night sessions of why-can’t-I-meditate-on-demand are a frequent guest in my house. As is manic, it’s-always-a-full-moon monkey mind.
Keep on keeping on, for lack of a more original bit o’ advice to throw your way.

Jess July 26, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I’m sorry that you didn’t have a great day!! :( But chocolate makes everything better :)

<3 jess
xoxo

Kristin (Salty Tooth) July 26, 2010 at 9:06 pm

I’m not a huge chocolate fan (don’t hate me!), but that yogurt looks great. I will definitely need to give it a try.

Angharad July 26, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Tomorrow is a brand new day. I had an average day that I made amazing by ending it with pizza, wine and ice cream….never fails friend, never fails.

Here’s to a better day tomorrow. xx

courtney July 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm

chocolate hazelnut fudge coconut bliss is the best!!!!!! yummy! glad u like it too. They had coupons for coconut bliss at my local co-op yesterday! yippee skips.

amanda July 26, 2010 at 11:18 pm

i’m more of a vanilla gal, but i do love a good chocolate post! and um, i definitely enjoy the spontaneous bouts of spanish talk.

Run Sarah July 26, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Every morning, despite how bad of a day I’ve had the night before, I look forward to coffee & oatmeal. The Cocoa coffee simply bar is one of my top granola bars, ever. If only they weren’t so expensive!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans July 26, 2010 at 11:44 pm

My bad day was fixed by mango ice cream and the fact that I have an INTERVIEW tomorrow! Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me s’il vous plait!

Little Bookworm July 27, 2010 at 3:10 am

That yoghurt looks amazing – yum! I tried to make my own chocolate yoghurt a while ago, not sure if it worked. Hope you have a great day!

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is July 27, 2010 at 5:32 am

I hope tomorrow is a better day! Or… today at this point. :)

Erica July 27, 2010 at 5:41 am

Oh yes- the chocolate and caramel oikos- amazing. Alone or with add ins (huge fan of both). Still need to try the coconut bliss. But it looks like a happy ending to a toughie of a day ;)

Maya July 27, 2010 at 5:47 am

I totally agree on the PB+B front. I especially like it folded over with squishy bread. And a tall glass of almond milk.

I kind of want to say good on ya all the time now. I love regional slang!

Lauren July 27, 2010 at 6:01 am

I’ve got the MAD chocolate cravings too right now and your post is not helping the problem, LOL. My store was all out of chocolate okios so I subbed for some chocolate soy ice cream instead. Not as good but it does the trick.
You know what would have also been good. Crumble that Simply Chocolate Coffee bar into the yogurt. Just sayin! ;)

Heather (Perspective Is Everything) July 27, 2010 at 6:42 am

two things :)
1-have you ever had the coffee chocolate Larabar? um…….YUMMMMMM!!
2-coffee and chocolate is the best combo ever. this weekend i made coconut milk based ice cream with coffee and homemade chocolate covered coffee beans. yes. it was that good. ;)

Katie July 27, 2010 at 7:05 am

Amen to chocolate !

Love the Coconut Bliss you have there, the flavor sounds delish!!!! Yum!

I also am glad to hear the chocolate oikos is good, never tried it, only the caramel one which I love and love more when I dip apple slices in it!

Hope today is a better day! xoxo

tanyasDailyProductReviews July 27, 2010 at 8:43 am

I want to try that bar……looks so good

The Rabbit Runner July 27, 2010 at 8:48 am

mmm that chocolate yogurt sounds SO GOOD!! I still can’t find it though :\
I couldn’t agree more with your love of pb & B sammies. I think i’ve consumed like 3 in the past two days. Just so simple & satisfying!

Sami July 27, 2010 at 8:56 am

i have yet to try the chocolate and caramel! i know…unbelievable. possibly this weekend will be the revelation? :)

Maren July 27, 2010 at 9:01 am

WOW that chocolate-tini looks amazing! :) I definitely need to try that smoothie! Sorry about your bad day. Hey at least the Twins won NINETEEN to one!!! I’m not sure how much of a Twins fan you actually are, but I’m a huge one and they needed that win! Hope you have a better day today!

brandi July 27, 2010 at 9:17 am

I “meditated” on the couch last night and did the same thing :) Fell asleep (in my pjs) with unbrushed teeth, unwashed face, and woke up at midnight, stumbling to the bathroom to get into bed.

that smoothie sounds awesome!

Garet July 27, 2010 at 9:30 am

ohmygod. oh. my. god. that smoothie is a great idea.

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) July 27, 2010 at 9:33 am

haha, i often fall asleep on my sofa, but unfortunately i rarely brush my teeth or change into pj’s. usually i wake up the next morning still in work clothes (or worse…dirty running clothes).

love all the chocolate in this post! it’s definitely it’s own food group :)

hope your day is a good one today Ms. Holly!! <3

Haleigh July 27, 2010 at 10:21 am

Chocolate definitely has it’s own food group in my opinion ;) I have been looking for the chocolate oikos but I can’t find it anywhere. I hope you have a good day! xoxo

Kailey (SnackFace) July 27, 2010 at 11:10 am

“Because who would rather shed tears than eat that decadent concoction?

Not I.” That’s the correct answer, my friend. Because say it like this: I would not rather shed tears than eat that decadent concoction.

ANYWAY, I miss you. That’s all I can really say.

Also, I need the email address for this Simply Bar contact. I need those bars.

I also need more chocolate in my life. I ALSO need more HOLLY IN MA LIFE!!!

LOVE YOU!!! xoxoxoxo

lo July 27, 2010 at 11:46 am

bad days need to be kicked to the curb. i am sorry about your day, but remember you have ME and CHOCOLATE!!!! today is a new day, so make sure this one treats you right :) love you holly bear

lolo

Katie July 27, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Aw, sorry about your bad day, love. You have an ability to still write beautifully and make me feel uplifted, even when you aren’t feeling it. Spontaneous Spanish speaking always helps me feel like I’m living in a party (or on a beach in Mexico). Hope your day is happier today! xo

samantha July 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm

i made out with a bar of dark chocolate toblerone last night, just because i wanted to. woke up with a stomachache, but it was worth it.

chin up, m’dear! everything will fall into place, it always does.

Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) July 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm

At least we’ve got chocolate :) Hope you have a better day girl! (Or at least one filled with chocolate!)

Laura July 27, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Hope you’re having a better day today! Chocolate makes everything okay!xx

Kristie July 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Smile darlin. I hope the rest of your week gets mucho better. Chocolate is a fab way to make that happen. Might I also suggest solo dance parties and How I Met Your Mother on repeat? These things have been making me pretty happy lately. Almost as happy as I would be if I stumbled across freaking CHOCOLATE greek yogurt, I can hardly find plain around here let alone dessert greeks. I have faith in Canada getting with the greek yog program someday… I’ve seen vanilla ONCE… it’s a start at least.

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Hang in there, girly! We all have those kinds of days, you know. But tomorrow is a brand spankin’ new day, and that’s something to be excited about. (not to mention it’s hump day) :D

Kristen July 27, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Well…just let me agree with this post in it’s entirety. Chocolate makes everything better – especially that Coconut Bliss… and you too can plan a trip and fall in love. =) Gracias por la leccion de espanol. I will need it in 1 week!

Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) July 28, 2010 at 12:04 am

I don’t know what I love more about this post: the mad props to chocolate, that brilliant PB chocolate smoothie, or the passion we share for PB&J+B.

The only thing I didn’t like about this post was reading you didn’t have a good day. Still, I commend you for ending on a positive, motivated note. You’re the best!

PS: Don’t feel bad about the boys not lining up at your apartment door, you’re not alone. Pull some “Eat, Pray, Love” antics and I have no doubt you will find romance while embarking on new travels.

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