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One hot mess! YIKES

13 Jul

Tuesday July 13th!

Hey lovelies ūüôā

Lately it has been hotter than blazes in our house so last night Whit and I needed something cold to cool us off. We thought to create a frozen treat with nothing other than Shakeology. This stuff rocks! If you skimped on veggies or greens during the day, then ya better drink up!
We call this Shakeology creation…
 Chocolate Mint Protein Ice Cream!

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 scoop choc. Shakeology
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 tbs. carob chips
  • 3 drops mint extract
  • sprinkle guar and xanthum gum
  • ice

Freeze for an hour and ENJOY!

 

This morning Whit and I were craving PANCAKES, protein pancakes that is! They are so yummy, satisfying and they kind of have a french toast texture. They never fail to impress me ūüôā Today we decided on raspberry, carob chip, coconut ones. The inspiration for these came from the ammazzing Pinkberry¬†I had last month.

1. Start by pouring 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats into a bowl.

 

2. Then add 3/4 cup of egg whites.

 

3. Next add 1 sweetener packet of your choice.

 

4. Then add 2/3 cup of raspberries!

 

5. 1/2 TBS. carob chips

 

6. 1 TBS unsweetened coconut

 

7. A little under 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce

 

8. Stir all of the ingredients together.

Then measure our 1/4 cup and pour into a skillet. When the edges start to bubble then flip the pancake ūüėõ

This recipe should make 5-6 pancakes. ENJOY!

Paired with some iced Lipton Caramel Tea and this is a meal fit for a queen! lol.

We topped ours with some yogurt and a little brown rice syrup.

 

Well guys today it hit 100 degrees! So our mom FINALLY let us turn on the air conditioning in the house for the first time this Summer. Hallelujah! I swear I looked like a hot sweaty mess today. 

Our afternoon consisted of some 15 HITT action with the sistas, this odd lunch pair that I have been craving, and oh yeah some retail therapy!  

I swear Lean Pockets keep coming out with better and better flavors!

 Who says you cannot have a sweet potato with a Lean Pocket? In my world lunches like this always exist! lol.

 

I fueled myself with this cinna-puffin¬†yogurt mess before leaving to SHOP! Let me tell ya’ on a hot day like today nothing feels better than shopping in a nice air-conditioned store. And plus you can get in some good cardio too! ūüėČ

 

I was cravin’ something spicy for dinner tonight so I used some jalapeno hummus and made a grilled turkey wrap.

 Look at those awesome grill marks. This girl knows her stuff, huh!

Tomorrow is back to boring work. YUCK! But at least we do not have to close ūüôā All of your questions for our next vlog have gotten the creative juices flowing, so keep the questions coming!

-COURT

$2 Tuesday and the Voskos Winner

15 Jun

Tuesday 6/15/10- aka tie dye/ pig tail¬†Tuesday¬†at work ūüėȬ†

Hello Loves!

I am exhausted having worked the past three days from 8-4:30. I was so tired when I got home and my feet and back were killing me. Whit and I skipped our workout yesterday because we had too many things on the to-do list and once again were unbearably tired. We thought about skipping it again, but you cannot skip your workout every single time you are tired. So we popped in 30 day shred and did a quickie 25 min. workout. I was glad I at least did something in the end. Some movement is better than none! How do you deal with exhaustion and working out?

Right now I am watching the Princess Diaries on Disney channel. Man I love the Disney Channel! I am practically a senior and nothing stops me from watching it haha ūüôā

 

 

Well breakfast was as promised: Protein Pancakes
Carob Chip Goji Pancakes!

Our breakfast cookie was so good that we had to give pancakes a try with carob chips and goji berries.

 

Serves 1:

  • 3/4 cup Egg whites
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned/rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp sugar substitute or 1 pkt¬†(we used 1 pkt¬†of nunaturals stevia)
  • Lots of Cinnamon
  • 1 tbs. goji berries
  • 1 tbs. carob chips
  • Cooking oil spray

Toppings:

-pb+plain greek yogurt
-coconut kefir icing

 

 This mornings words of wisdom from my cup of vanilla hazelnut yogi tea.

 

Todays lunch packed was a mixed greens salad, served alongside a Bora Bora bar, and some strawberries & cherries. 

 

Bora Bora sent us a variety of bars to sample, some coupons, tattoos, and some chapstick(which is some of the softest I have tried in a long time).

This company makes three kind of bars:

  • ENERGY
  • SUPERFOOD
  • ANTIOXIDANT

Whit and I each grabbed a bar out of the stash and split them at lunch. We picked these two…

 

 

**VERDICT: This one was my least favorite out of the two. It did not taste anything like coconut. It just tasted like hard rice krispies. The ingredient list however is very impressive!

 

 

**VERDICT: This bar actually did¬†have lots of flavor and it was¬†very soft. Now this is the kind of bar¬†you want to¬†eat. It had the perfect¬†hint flavor of honey and was packed with plenty of nuts and seeds ūüôā

For more info. visit: http://www.boraborafoods.com/homepage.aspx

 

Today was just madness!¬†It was $2¬†Tuesday at Einstein’s. Everybody and their mom came in. Whit and I¬†were both Barista’s today.¬†I was running around like a mad women. And the¬†worst thing was¬†I left on the lid when I was brewing some coffee and it spilled out everywhere right during¬†the rush!¬†

 

When we came home we both whipped up our own yogurt messes. This was mine.

 

 

After we finally got our work out over with then we had a sweet barley salad and a sweet potato.

 

The salad had barely, mixed greens, apples, cherries, raisins, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and raspberry vinaigrette.

And the best part of the whole meal was this big guy. We  baked up a giant sweet potato and split it. We topped it with plain greek yogurt, pb, sugar-free syrup and cinnamon. 

 

 

And finally the one thing you all have been waiting for….

 

The winner of the Voskos Greek Yogurt giveaway is… Natalie

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edit this on June 11, 2010 at 1:36 PM | Reply Natalie

I definitely am going to try your pumpkin bread recipe when I get my hands on more pumpkin. I remember people all over the blog community were raving about how good it was!

Congrats! Thank you to all who entered. Natalie be sure to email us your address at eatngroove@hotmail.com

xoxo Court