Finally, after days of the harsh 5 AM alarm clock going off, it finally was silent this morning, Court and I embraced our sleep, and listened to our bodies today. And they were ready to wake up at about 8:45 AM. With just a little bit of pumpkin in the fridge left to use up, we decided Pumpkin Pancakes and they turned out FAB-U-LOUS!
Toppings consisted of:
Nuked Cinnamon Agave Pink Lady Apple
White Chocolate PB
Organic Brown Rice Syrup
While eating breakfast, we watched Good Morning America, and there was a segment with the author of Hungry Girl. She had some pretty good looking recipes.
Since today is all about listening to our bodies, we did not work out. And we both agreed that our bodies were completly fatigued, and that a rest day is just what they needed to recooperate. Our mom wanted us to do the Grocery shopping today, so after breakfast we got ready and headed out to King Soopers, Sprouts, and Wal-mart. We needed to just pick some stuff up for Easter, and in general just some Kitchen staples esp. bananas and pink lady apples. Our Mid-morning snack consisted of last nights dessert a 1,000,000 Peanut Butter Cookie. And to hydrate some OWater.
After shopping, we met up with our mom for lunch at Chick-fil-a where we all ordered Chargrilled Chicken Sandwiches, with yogurt parfaits instead of fries.
Then, later after some more shopping, we came home put everything away, and made a morning star grilled chicken sandwich in a pita with tomatoe, onions, and laughing cow cheese. And on the side was some more CheeCha Puffs. The Lime Flavor! These ones are the best flavor yet, and they remind me of the Lime chips at Chipotle, but a healthier version. They were the perfect pair for this meal.
Then, when 6 o’ Clock rolled around, we headed down the road to go see the 6:30 showing of THE LAST SONG. It was a great love story, and such a sad movie, seriously my eyes were watering, and you could hear sniffles all around. lol Court looked over at me, and I could not help but laugh. I just always try to contain myself from crying in movies. The movie was filmed in Tybee Island, Georgia, and let me tell you, a Beach has never looked so beautiful. I already told my mom I want to go there this summer, it is gorgeous!
When Court and I arrived home from the movies their was a half opened package waiting for us on the table. It was from Nicobella Chocolate. They were very generous and sent us an assortment of truffles to review. When we opened the box, one truffle was missing. Our mom fessed up and said she had eaten the chocolate. Keep in mind that our mom is the pickiest eater on this planet. We asked her how her truffle was and this was her response, “Well girls, after not eating one piece of chocolate for three months it tasted better than sex!” LOL Whit and I were laughing so hard that we pretty much fell over. Next it was our turn to taste the truffles….
This was my truffle. It is the pumpkin chai flavor. For it being vegan this chocolate never tasted so creamy!
*These little truffles are 100% vegan. The cream and sugar is replaced with all natural vegan ingredients.
Here is a description of all of the truffles we were sent from their website:
Walnut Flaxseed Crunch
Freshly ground walnuts and flaxseed, abundant sources of omega-3 fatty acids, are mixed with natural brown rice sweetener and dark chocolate making this rich truffle a perfect creation of nutty goodness.
Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, walnuts and flaxseeds help to maintain cell membrane integrity and keep the skin hydrated. Omega 3 fatty acids may also contribute to lowering the risk of heart disease by decreasing inflammation, triglycerides and blood pressure. They may also help with depression and anxiety.
Sunflower Banana Butter
Sunflower seed butter blended with banana creates a silky smooth truffle and adds unique flavor to this luscious ganache that is rich in Vitamin E.
Creamy sunflower seed butter is a great source of vitamin E which acts as a potent antioxidant and repairs skin, preventing damage from free radicals. It’s also a good source of B vitamins and Selenium, which may also promote good skin quality and elasticity.
Bananas are well known for their high potassium levels, but they are also a great source of prebiotics (non-digestible carbohydrates that promote healthy bacteria in the gut). Prebiotics enhance digestion and immune function, and promote healthy skin.
Organic pumpkin, a great source of beta carotene, is mixed with just the right amount of natural sweetener and spice for a delicious treat reminiscent of chocolate pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin is a fantastic source of carotenoids, which are antioxidants that help to maintain skin tissue and prevent wrinkling. Pumpkin seeds are also packed with nutrients such as potassium, zinc and essential fatty acids.
Naturally sweet, high antioxidant blueberries combined with dark chocolate create a silky ganache topped with toasted almond making a fruity truffle with a hint of sweet nut.
Blueberries are super high in antioxidants, including vitamin C, which helps the body produce collagen, a vital anti-aging protein. The antioxidants in blueberries also increase the skin’s cell renewal rate, normalize cell growth and stimulate blood flow-all fabulous for ageless skin!
Ginger Green Tea
Earthy and antioxidant-rich matcha green tea gets a lift from energizing ginger to awaken the senses while a dark chocolate coating satisfies your sweet tooth.
Is there anything green tea can’t do? It contains unique antioxidants such as polyphenols, catechins and EGCG, which have been shown to fight cancer, protect the heart, regulate blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, enhance the immune system, increase metabolism and prevent gum disease.
Ginger has been used for years to help with digestive issues and nausea. It is also used in many decongestants for its beneficial effects on colds.
Pure Cocoa Bliss
A signature truffle for the chocolate purist that provides a super charged antioxidant ganache with a hint of vanilla that is rich, decadent and melts in your mouth.
Flavonol-rich dark chocolate has been shown to reduce blood pressure and improve circulation, which may help to improve skin texture, thickness and hydration (have you seen the increase in chocolate facials lately?). Cocoa is one of the most concentrated sources of bioflavonoid antioxidants available in our diet.
For more information visit: http://www.nicobellaorganics.com
Well, it is bed time for now, but I really want to make tomorrow another stress free relaxing day, to prep for another 2 long days of work. Goodnight All!
XOXO Court & Whit♥