Fall is in the Air

17 Aug

How was the weather in your neck of the woods today? Ours was crisp air, and a light breeze.

Today was day 1 of the of our 4 days off from work. We started it out with a 5:30 AM workout in the basement with Ash. I was so tired and wanted to just sleep in, but as soon as I felt how cold that basement was, I was instantly ready and motivated to get warm. We completed Fire 30 today. Afterwards, Court and I felt really energized, so we decided to take a nice morning walk around the neighborhood.

 We walked for about 45 min, and then came home craving something warm and yumm-ay. Today’s bowl of oats was a Warm stove top cooked bowl of Carrot Cake Oats!

 In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp flax seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 6 shredded carrots
  • 1/4 of a chopped mango
  • Pineapple tidbits
  • coconut
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • pinch brown sugar
  • drizzle of agave

Top w/

  • Yogurt cottage cheese Icing
  • Pecans

 Paired with some Vanilla Iced Coffee. We had a huge mess to clean up after this breakfast! lol. Dirty dishes were everywhere.

 After breakfast, we finished off our workouts for the day with Jillian Michael’s “No more Trouble Zones” lifting 5 lbs the whole time again. Whew! All those reps with heavier weights than usual really makes you sweat and feel the burn. lol.

On Weight training days, Court and I are both always Starvin’ Marvins. Anyone else? So by 11:30, we were all showered up, and heading to the kitchen once again to make up some lunch. Do you remember the Protein Pizza’s of Katie’s we have made before? Well, we made them again, but today they were more of Italian style.  

 Italian Style Protein Pizza

  • 3/4 cup eggwhites-Broil for 5-10 min

Then add:

  • 2 tbs Ragu Alfredo Sauce
  • Fresh basil
  • spinach
  • onions
  • garlic
  • tomatoes out of the garden
  • 1 Morning star sausage link
  • sprouts
  • veggies
  • Pepper
  • Organic Parsley Cheddar cheese

 We don’t have many groceries in the house, since we are going out of town to the mountains tomorrow, so Dinner was just a bunch of random leftover cereals that were nearly empty, with some Almond butter toast.

 Simple.

 This almond butter is “NEW” to us…

 Here are the stats. I am liking that ingredient list.

 Verdict? ~ So creamy and lush 🙂 A+

Using the zucchini Bread recipe from our Xagave cookbook, we received a while back, we made the a sweet healthy tasting version. This was a great makeover to the traditional recipe our mom usually makes. This one uses Xagave in place of sugar, and whole wheat pastry flour.

 Perfect for Dessert!

It is looking like a movie night with the sisters, so I’m off to go watch “The Killers.” I love Katherine Heigl!

XOXO-Whit

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20 Responses to “Fall is in the Air”

  1. lisaou11 August 17, 2010 at 9:06 PM #

    Fall?! where do you live? We got relief–with a 95 degree day! thats how hot its been—sucks.

    Love the protein pizza! I used to make that all the time for breakfast!

    • CourtandWhit August 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM #

      Colorado… and the weather is different every single day. One second it could be 100 degrees and sunny and the next second it could be a down pour with all of this cloud coverage. It is crazy!

  2. leianna August 17, 2010 at 9:24 PM #

    Blue Diamond almond butter is amazing!
    Have fun on your trip before school starts!

  3. pursuitofhealthfulness August 17, 2010 at 11:26 PM #

    Woah, you girls really loaded up that oatmeal! I bet it was delicious after the early morning workout. Your self-discipline is remarkable!

    • CourtandWhit August 19, 2010 at 3:23 PM #

      Yeah when you only put a tiny bit of something then you can load it up!

      -Court

  4. Wei-Wei August 18, 2010 at 2:58 AM #

    Mmm, carrot cake oatmeal sounds so delicious! You’re motivating me to go out for a run right about… NOW. Going! 😀

    • CourtandWhit August 19, 2010 at 3:22 PM #

      lol I am glad that we could motivate you! 🙂
      -Court

  5. Katie August 18, 2010 at 6:48 AM #

    It felt like Fall here too the past couple days, I am excited for fall! Pumpkins and Halloween!

    Loving the pizza you girls made, I need to try that!!!

    Oh and on weight training days, my appetite is on fire!!!! Im always hungrier on those days!

    Hope you girls have a beautiful day! xoxo

    • CourtandWhit August 19, 2010 at 3:22 PM #

      I know I cannot believe how fast Fall is coming! Pretty soon there is going to be Pumpkin everything 🙂 I am excited.
      -court

  6. betterwhenweretogether August 18, 2010 at 7:10 AM #

    Eats look amazing lately aren’t carrot cake oats amazing! There one of my favorites! Glad to see you girls are enjoying weight lifting! So good for you! Yum I love zucchini bread I made some a few days ago and it was amazing! I’m in love with blue diamond almond butter! It’s one of my favorites! Have a great day 🙂
    Ashley

    • CourtandWhit August 19, 2010 at 3:20 PM #

      Yes carrot cake oats are awesome! There are so many ways you can make them. I think next time I will try to make a baked carrot cake oats.

      -Court

  7. Elli @16 and Losing It August 18, 2010 at 9:25 AM #

    Wow I’m impressed that you guys get up so early to workout! I love the idea for that Protein Pizza! As soon as I get more stuff for pizza I am going to try it! Its been HOT here in NJ, in the 90s and humid. Although today it is a little cooler and really dreary and rainy.

    • CourtandWhit August 19, 2010 at 3:19 PM #

      Yeah, getting up early to exercise is a commitment we have made with Ashley so that we can all work out together. We have completely different schedules so sometimes we have to get up at the crack of dawn to get the job done. I used to hate waking up early to workout, but now I LOVE it!

      -court

  8. Freckled Foodie August 18, 2010 at 12:59 PM #

    MMmmm carrot cake oats! you girls can cook for me ANYTTTTTTIME 🙂 haha. I have yet to try the blue diamond ab!

    • CourtandWhit August 19, 2010 at 3:18 PM #

      Yeah! I wish that we could just throw a bloggie party and we all could make something that we have been dying to try off each others blogs 🙂

      -court

  9. Laura August 18, 2010 at 1:31 PM #

    That pizza sounds really quite nice! xx

  10. Sweet Cheeks August 18, 2010 at 7:31 PM #

    mmmm, I love that almond butter! I’ve got a jar in my cabinet just waiting to be opened, unfortunately my mom says I have wayyyy too many opened jars in the fridge at the moment, haha! Better get to work on those first!

    hope you girls have a great night!

    • CourtandWhit August 19, 2010 at 3:16 PM #

      Your mom sounds just like our mom! We cannot open 2 jars of something until the first jar is finished. She does not want to see it go to waste so she is hard core about that kind of stuff.

      -Court

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  12. Lauren @ WWoB August 24, 2010 at 5:03 PM #

    i want to make those carrot cake oats, the protein pizza andddd the bread! nice!

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