Give Ash a “Welcome Aboard!”

29 Jul

Flax Oil… You may have heard of it, but do you use it?

After seeing a few bloggers use Flax oil, it really got Court and I thinking. What are the benefits? How do you use it…in shakes,oats,straight up? Well with little research here is what we have found out about the benefits portion:

  • Lower cholesterol, protect against heart disease and control high blood pressure
  • Control constipation, haemorrhoids, diverticular disorders and gallstones
  • Treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn and rosacea
  • Promote healthy hair and nails
  • Minimize nerve damage that causes numbness and tingling as well as other disorders
  • Reduce cancer risk and guard against the effects of ageing:
  • Treat menopausal symptoms, menstrual cramps, female infertility and endometriosis

That is just some basic stuff, but if you do use Flax-Oil, please fill us in on the benefits you have achieved, and your favorite way to use it.

Today we had a 5 AM workout Wake-up call with Ashley in the basement completing HIIT 15, and Tone 3o. We’ve done the HIIT 15 many times now, and it still is way harder than the longer videos. We were all so sweaty, flushed, and breathing heavy. That class consists of 3 circuits which you repeat for 3 times each, and there is about a 30 second rest between each round. Today we all had work at 8, and we ended up finishing our workout at promptly 5:55 AM. With heavy feeling weak legs after that intense workout, we all slowly made our way upstairs to the kitchen for some Breakfast. Lets just call this mornings oat Combo Amazing Chocolate Strawberry oats!

In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tsp flaxseed
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Amazing meal
  • 1/2 EAS Light Vanilla protein shake
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup strawberries
  • 2 tbs egg whites
  • Top with: Justin’s Honey Peanut  Butter

 MMM, totally lovin’ this Justin’s PB.

Court and I really liked that Egg Salad wrap that we ate during Inferno week, so we recreated it for lunch today. We used Flat-out wraps, and paired some juicy grapes with it 🙂

 You know you want to make this, lol so here ya go. Thank you Courtney and Whitney… Right? lol

 Here’s what the results will look like

 After a long 8 hour shift, we are finally home sitting down, and enjoying some leftover pizza from last night. The weather is real nice out, so lately most our meals have been eaten out on the deck under the cazibo. (Fyi, i do not know how to spell that. lol)

 Check out the perfectly toasted Garlic bread on Sara Lee Whole-wheat

 And a blueberry fruit salad for perfection!


**Attention Attention! Our older sister Ashley has finally decided to join the blogger community. This is very exciting news, and we would love it if you guys would check out her blog. Click here at


8 Responses to “Give Ash a “Welcome Aboard!””

  1. Meg July 29, 2010 at 8:41 PM #

    Thanks for that recipe girls 🙂 That sounds and look delicious – I LOVE egg salad! Healthified = even better. Oh and gazebo…is how you spell it 😉 haha! So close 😀 SO excited that your sis got a blog, gonna go check that out RIGHT now !!

  2. Courtney July 29, 2010 at 9:39 PM #

    Ooo glad you like the Justin’s 🙂 have you ever tried their maple almond butter? If you can’t find it, I shall send you some cuz it is INCREDIBLE. The trick is to drain off the oil, then the butter literally has the consistency of cookie dough and the flavor of warm maple syrup! Soooo. Good. and I will most def check out ashley’s blog! 🙂 have a great night ladies!

  3. Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 29, 2010 at 11:24 PM #

    That pizza + salad looks like a perfect meal. SUPER YUM!

    Good luck to your sister with her new blog!! 😀 I’ll stop by and say hello.


  4. Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews July 30, 2010 at 8:07 AM #

    That’s so cool that your sister is going to be blogging too! Will have to check out her blog!

  5. Freckled Foodie July 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM #

    good lookin’ egg salad, ladies!

    exciting news that your sis will be bloggin’ it up too! 🙂

  6. Laura July 30, 2010 at 1:28 PM #

    Oooh excited for your sisters bloggie:) xx

  7. sportyhealthnut August 2, 2010 at 6:25 PM #

    ooh,i would love to try the waffle and pancake mix. I can never make perfect pancakes from scratch, so I’d love to see how Namaste’s turn out:)


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