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Memorial Day Weekend Wrap Up!

31 May

 This weekend consisted of long hours of work, last-minute HW assignments, BBQ, Hot-tub, Buffalo Bill’s grave, and just simply relaxation. What a 5 day break it has been. And now we are ready to finish the last week strong.  Week 9 we have arrived! Some random eats of the weekend (mostly breakfast pictured) include: 

 

Saturday Breakfast: Pumpkin protein pancakes and some Milk

Saturday night we had our Big BBQ with everyone, and Court and I made Goat Cheese Turkey burgers, Alexia fries, and some Almond cookies out of Eat Drink Be Vegan for Dessert. The turkey burgers were amazing, and a total hit. And the cookies turned out like little round balls, so everyone kept joking calling them a hairball. LOL

Sunday Breakfast: Goji Carob Chip breakfast cookie

Sunday Dinner: Egg white omelet and Apple cinnamon toast(mmm… wow this one was good, and the idea came from the fitnessista)

We finally mastered the flip of the omelet. Anybody else have troubles?

Sunday Dessert: Goodtimes Strawberry Cheesecake Spoonbender (Totally worth the indulge)

This morning Breakfast: protein Maple Pancakes and a homemade Bolthouse frapp

 

C+W’s Homemade Bolthouse Mocha Frappaccinio

Ingredients

  • Bolthouse Mocha cappuccino Juice
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Fill your glass of choice 3/4 the way full of ice
  2. Pour in bolthouse juice till it barely covers the top of all of the ice
  3. Add about two spoonfuls of greek yogurt
  4. Blend on the FRAPP button for about 20-30 sec
  5. Enjoy! Tip- If you need extra flavor add in a teaspoon of cocoa powder

 Today everyone was off work with Court and I, so all of us sisters decided to go to St. Mary’s Glacier. This was the longest trip up the mountain, and when we were half-way up, we realized that we were about to run out of GAS!!! And, none of us were wearing warm enough clothes, so we just saw the glacier from the car and had to turn around. On the way down we saw a rock painted like a pig, so we got out and took a pic. (lol the highlight of the day). After we got some gas, we still wanted to do something since we were in the mountains. So we went to Buffalo Bills Grave on top of Lookout Mtn. Verdict-Not so great. But all in all we had a good scenery drive in the mountains today.

Now, we finish up our last week being Juniors, go to work this weekend, and then next monday we head to Yellowstone for some White water rafting. YAY! We are so physced. 

 

P.S. Don’t forget to enter Katie’s giveaway in honor of hug a fat month:

Happy Easter!!!!…=)

5 Apr

SUNDAY 4/4-

Whit and I decided to take easter off from work. It felt glorious to finally have a Sunday to sleep in and go to church. The last time we did that was over x-mas break. We slept in until about 9 am, then we came down stairs to hurry up and make breakfast because we had to be out of the house by 10:30. The house was unusually quiet because our mom was at work, our dad was asleep because he just barely had lasik on Friday, and our two older sisters were still asleep. It was weird it did not even feel like a holiday.   

 For breakfast Whit and I whipped up some Monkey Brains Blueberry Oats.

 We topped our oats with Brazil Nuts, blueberries, banana, and pb. It is weird, but anytime I have a bowl of blueberry oats mixed with brazil nuts it tastes like coconut to me. This flavor was something our of the ordinary, but I still think the strawberry one is my fave!

 MMMmmm warm blueberries are the best!

 At church Whit and I got a grande non fat toffee nut latte, and were still pretty stuffed from breakfast by the time lunch rolled around so we kept it simple and light.  

 This was our first time trying the peanut butter & jelly flavor of the lara bars and it is a new fave 😛 We could eat one of these babies everyday lol.

Since Our dad just got lasic surgery on his eyes Friday and he has been sleeping non-stop this whole weekend! He cannot do anything real physical for a week, SO he decided to make this next week his “recovery week” from P90X. He is not a guy to just sit around all weekend, therefore he had the brilliant idea for an afternoon walk. And it was gorgeous outside, but a bit breezy. Could have probably used a light jacket.

 Pictured: Dad, mom, Whit, Ash

 Me and Whit BFFL=)

 Easter dinner was probably as easy as it can get, Rolls and ham with potato salad. Also not pictured were some Deviled Eggs. Dessert was probably the best part Homemade Carrot Cake using a new product Xagave. Using the cookbook and Agave nectar the company sent us, we made a whole wheat carrot pineapple cake.

 The changes made to the recipe:

-For Cake-

  • Substitute Egg whites for eggs
  • Apple sauce for oil

-For Icing-

  • Use greek yogurt, reduced fat cream cheese instead of butter, and full fat cream cheese

 

 

 Verdict: I love agave in my cake! This carrot cake was so yummy, and no one could even tell the icing was mostly greek yogurt. lol It is great to make your family healthy secretly. Our dad was licking the oThe cookbook is great, and we look forward to trying more delicious Xgave recipes.

**To purchase your own, or to find some recipes visit http://www.xagave.com/ **

After dinner all of us kids watched Did you hear about the Morgans? It was a funny good movie to end the night with. Well breakfast and lunch are packed for tomorrow, and now it is time for these young ladies to get some beauty sleep. lol Hope you had a great Easter=)

XOXO Court and Whit♥