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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

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Egg, Bacon, Cheddar makeover

23 Jun

6/22-6/23

Don’t you feel like you¬†start off every week¬†like an¬†Energizer¬†bunny, then once Wednesday arrives your energy just keeps dropping? Well that is how¬†I feel… then I get lazier, I do not really fix myself up in the morning… lol you get the point!¬†I was¬†too tired to post last¬†night, so here is a recap of the last two days!¬†

 

 

 

 

Well guys, even with NO energy we managed to wake up at 4:30 in the morning yesterday to complete Turbo Fire’s 15 min HITT class and the 10 min Stretch¬†class. Oh man was this workout fun! This whole program was our older sister Ashley’s idea, and we have been doing the classes(they¬†are dvd’s, but they are called “classes” because¬†each video¬†was filmed¬†in a class setting)¬†together. HITT¬†stands for High Intensity Interval Training.¬†Chalene¬†says in the DVD that just¬†four minutes¬†of HITT,¬†is more effective that 45 min. at the gym on the elliptical or treadmill.¬†That is crazy huh!¬†If you want shorter workouts, then you have to be willing to push yourself¬† as hard as you have¬†ever pushed in just that short amount of time. I want you all to find some kind of HITT¬†workout and try it this week.¬†I loved this video. As soon as the buzzer goes off then¬†Chalene takes you through 1 min. of INTENSE cardio¬†moves… then there is a 30 sec. break and you¬†start right back up again. These kind¬†of workouts will definitely improve your stamina. ¬†

 

 

Here is the infomercial!

 

 

 

Yesterday morning after our awesome sweat sesh we cooled of with some breakfast. We had a Chocolate Banana Smoothies with dry cereal. 

We added a handful of coca puffs to our cheerios.

 

Lunch was a mixed greens, a protein bar, and fruit.

The salad consisted of zucchini, pickles, edamane, and carrots.
Look at all those GREENS :p

Whit, Ash, and I had made a fruit salad for our dads dinner so there was plenty left over.

 

 **VERDICT: This bar was so good! You cannot even tell it is a protein bar. I got my Chocolite fix for the day and still got in 10 g fiber 9 g of protein!

 

Last night Whit and I ate a cheddar Bratwurst real fast for dinner when we got home, then we went to Pinkberry for some frozen yogurt for dessert!
This was a picture when we were driving by looking for a parking spot. By the time we actually found a spot, then there was a line all the way out the door. There are only 2 Pinkberry’s in all of Colorado and they just opened last month! I am so psyched. I would always see this place on “The Hills”, and was dying to try it.

When we walked in we were greeted with this little message. And let me tell ya’ after my experience, it is 100% TRUE!

Whit and I both kept it simple and ordered the Original flavor with 3 toppings. The original flavor had a honey tart flavor to it. They also had other flavors to choose from such as chocolate, pomegranate, and mango. 

 

This was Whits cup. Her toppings consisted of fruity pebbles, cheesecake bites, and silvered almonds.

 

My cup consisted of fresh raspberries, coconut, and carob chips.
These were both a ulitmate¬†success. It was just as I had hoped for ūüôā Pinkberry is a bit pricey, but totally worth the splurge sometime. Plus, we have both been working 40 hour weeks so we deserved it!

 

 

It was not blistering hot when we woke up this morning, it was just kinda mild. So with that said we had a big ol’ bowl of PB & J oats.

 

With Whit and I being Hungry Girlfans, we took Kelsey’s advice and doubled the amount of liquids in our oats to keep us satisfied for longer.¬†So instead of adding¬†1 cup of liquid to¬†our half cup, we added 2 cups. It totally worked, thanks girly! ūüôā¬†

 

 

Lunch today was rather disgusting. Whit and I got all excited when we saw that Lean Cuisine came out with all of these new Spa inspired meals, so we bought this one to try first. The only thing I like in this was the Chicken. The rest of it was drenched in this thick nasty sauce that I cannot even explain. I do not recommend buying this flavor.

 

 

 

 

Dinner was inspired by something that I have been eying for weeks at our work…. the Egg Bacon Cheddar. This is one of are most popular items on the menu. It smells and looks so heavenly, but is secretly loaded with calories. It contains 610 calories! So being my creative self, I thought up a genius way to recreate this sandwich at home for less than half the calories

 

 Whit and I have been obsessed with egg sandwiches lately, so we had one for dinner.

 We used an Alternative Italian Herb Bagel, with an egg white that consisted of:

  • ¬†laughing cow¬†garlic and¬†herb¬†
  • onions
  • garlic
  • spike

¬†We topped it off with¬†some cheddar and turkey bacon. This¬†sandwich definitely hit the spot. I love how turkey bacon has a smokey flavor and it is much healthier for you ūüėČ

 

**Verdict: You cannot go wrong with these bagels. They are 100 calories of goodness. The Itailian herb flavor really meshed well with this egg sandwich. I am really starting to love savory bagels.  

 Ok well it is almost time for me to hit the hay! Whit and I are planning to wake up early and hit the gym before work tomorrow, but first let me leave ya with this message:

haha!

TOODLES